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In reply to Ox (" Can u imagine the build up with the bald one returning for his first game.  God help us.")

Down in Cat Town he may not be God -that was his dad - but he is the messiah

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Just toying around with the idea of a trip to Darwin and came upon this little gem about the 2017 match:

"Round 17 of the AFL Premiership Season sees the Melbourne Demons take on the Adelaide Crows at TIO Stadium in Darwin, and is brought to you by the Northern Territory Government.

Join host Tony Modra and 100 fellow Crows supporters, as you travel like royalty on a privately chartered jet to Darwin to cheer on the team to a win.

Enjoy return airfares interstate via private charter , return coach transfers from airport to the game. Premium reserved seating hosted by Adelaide Football Club legend Tony Modra, accommodation is also included."

http://www.aroundyou.com.au/whats-on/events/melbourne-demons-vs-adelaide-crows-at-tio-stadium

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47 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Just toying around with the idea of a trip to Darwin and came upon this little gem about the 2017 match:

"Round 17 of the AFL Premiership Season sees the Melbourne Demons take on the Adelaide Crows at TIO Stadium in Darwin, and is brought to you by the Northern Territory Government.

Join host Tony Modra and 100 fellow Crows supporters, as you travel like royalty on a privately chartered jet to Darwin to cheer on the team to a win.

Enjoy return airfares interstate via private charter , return coach transfers from airport to the game. Premium reserved seating hosted by Adelaide Football Club legend Tony Modra, accommodation is also included."

http://www.aroundyou.com.au/whats-on/events/melbourne-demons-vs-adelaide-crows-at-tio-stadium

Crows are winning according to that so no point showing up then?

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On 10/28/2017 at 8:06 PM, drdrake said:

There is a reason why we always play as the away side v Essendon and it all has to do with clash jumpers and the failure of the afl to make essendon have a real clash jumper 

This is absolutely ridiculous. We're the ones who are penalised, we're robbed of a home game against a rival in what could attract 60,000

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Cant believe we only get North once next year. I was hoping we would play them 23 times.

Bastards.

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so looking at the herald sun website I basically get out of the fixture is the scum shapes as a big winner and the pies get an easy draw that holds no excuses for bucks to miss the finals. 

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According to papers our double ups are Crows (one game in NT), Cats, Saints, Dogs and Suns. Not the worst, would've preferred one of Bombers or Blues instead of Dogs but otherwise can't complain. We'll be back to Hicksville again though, I wonder how much interstate games we'll have. We've generally been pretty looked after in this regard where our two NT games count towards 5/6 interstate games hopefully that stays the same.

Looking for some more primetime expose, less Sunday afternoon games and playing at least one of Bombers/Blues at home, though with our ANZAC eve and queens bday home games that's unlikely.

Currently we have locked in home games against

Crows, Cats, Saints, Dogs, Suns, Dockers, Pies & Tigers - leaves room for 3 more, I'm tipping Port, GWS and North.

 

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All I care about are 6 day breaks.  Don't care who we play or how many times.  But if we get 9 six day breaks again we are stuffed...  as would be any other team that gets that.

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On 29/10/2017 at 10:13 AM, Je Roos Salem said:

 

This is absolutely ridiculous. We're the ones who are penalised, we're robbed of a home game against a rival in what could attract 60,000

Obviously we should have run a covert drug trial so we could be rewarded for being so resilient with prime time games, easy draw, and not having to follow the AFL ruling re clash jumpers.  Typical weak act by Vlad and continued with Gil. 

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I'm usually not into conspiracy theories but it's hard not to think that the afl wants Collingwood and Essendon to make finals or keep their seasons alive for longer as it results in so much money. 

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I'm getting de ja Vue, Buckley has no excuses now?? What excuses has he had the last 3 years?

 

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On 28/10/2017 at 6:21 PM, thevil1 said:

We are top 4 bound in 2018, stop stressing fellas

So which teams are we going to finish above to make the Top 4?

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On 10/29/2017 at 5:13 PM, Diamond_Jim said:

Round 16
Melbourne v Fremantle
TIO Stadium, Darwin
Saturday, July 7 at 7.10pm ACST/7.40pm AEST

Virgin return flights ex Melbourne up Friday night and back Sunday are showing at around: $670

For less than that you can fly return to Phuket. Airlines rip us off in Aus.

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23 minutes ago, Big Carl said:

So which teams are we going to finish above to make the Top 4?

In rough order......

North, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Carlton, Freo, Collingwood, West Coast, Saints, Bulldogs, Hawks, Bombers, Geelong, Tigers, Port (such an easy draw, I don't rate them).

We'll be up there with Sydney, Adelaide & GWS imo.

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On 28/10/2017 at 8:06 PM, drdrake said:

There is a reason why we always play as the away side v Essendon and it all has to do with clash jumpers and the failure of the afl to make essendon have a real clash jumper 

We've had one home game against Essendon in 12 years. I don't think it's to do with clash jumpers.

I vaguely recall a poster mentioning something about a contract between Essendon and either AFL or us that gives them all the home games. I thought it was something to do with Ettihad. Can anyone elaborate? If so, when does this BS end?

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1 hour ago, Big Carl said:

So which teams are we going to finish above to make the Top 4?

All except 3 obviously, derrrr

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http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2017-10-31/melbournes-2018-fixture-announced

2018 Melbourne fixture
Round 1, Sunday, March 25, Geelong Cats, MCG, Home, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 2, Saturday, March 31, Brisbane Lions, The Gabba, Away, 6:25pm, Foxtel

Round 3, Saturday, April 7, North Melbourne, MCG, Home, 2:10pm, Foxtel

Round 4, Sunday, April 15, Hawthorn, MCG, Away, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 5, Tuesday, April 24, Richmond, MCG, Home, 7:25pm, Seven

Round 6, Sunday, April 29, Essendon, Etihad Stadium, Away, 1:10pm, Foxtel

Round 7, Sunday, May 6, St Kilda, Etihad Stadium, Away, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 8, Saturday, May 12, Gold Coast Suns, The Gabba, Away, 4:35pm, Foxtel

Round 9, Sunday, May 20, Carlton, MCG, Away, 1:10pm, Foxtel 

Round 10, Sunday, May 27, Adelaide Crows, TIO Traeger Park, Home, 2:50pm, Seven

Round 11, Saturday, June 2, Western Bulldogs, Etihad Stadium, Away, 1:45pm, Foxtel

Round 12, Monday, June 11, Collingwood, MCG, Home, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 13, Bye

Round 14, Friday, June 22, Port Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, Away, 7:20pm, Seven

Round 15, Sunday, July 1, St Kilda, MCG, Home, 1:10pm, Foxtel

Round 16, Saturday, July 7, Fremantle, TIO Stadium, Home, 7:10pm, Foxtel

Round 17, Saturday, July 14, Western Bulldogs, MCG, Home, 4:35pm, Foxtel

Round 18, Saturday, July 21, Geelong Cats, GMHBA Stadium, Away, 7:25pm, Seven

Round 19, Saturday, July 28, Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Oval, Away, 7:10pm, Seven

Round 20, Sunday, August 5, Gold Coast Suns, MCG, Home, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 21, Sunday, August 12, Sydney Swans, MCG, Home, 3:20pm, Seven

Round 22, Sunday, August 19, West Coast Eagles, Perth Stadium, Away, 1:20pm Seven

Round 23, TBC, GWS Giants, MCG, Home, TBC, TBC

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from a financial perspective it's a bit of a disaster tbh

only three 'marquee' games:

- round 1 v judas and his mob
- round 5 v tigers
- round 12 v pies

from a football perspective it's okay-ish

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Only 1 Friday night game (Away) - Carlton & Saints play 4
6 day break after one NT game
No Etihad Home games
7 Interstate Travel games and 1 trip to Geelong
Play twice - Adel, Geel, Port, Haw, Coll, Freo
Essendon Away again for the 8th time in a row
No Bye after either NT game
Only 4 Six Day breaks (and one 5 after ANZAC game)
11 games at the G

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Waiting for the cavalcade of comments about our bad draw lol

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