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Kardinia park, plenty of twilight games on Sundays, a 'blocbuster' vs an interstate team on Mothers Day and no Friday night fixtures.

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My expectations are that we will have a crap draw from a commercial point of view after stinking it up this year. 

Having finished 17th we should have an easier draw, but I assume we will still have crappy short breaks, trips to Cardinia Park, Tassie and whatever other random spots they feel like throwing us to. 
 

Pert did a great job for Collingwood on the draw. Let’s see if he’s pulled the same muscle for us. At least we have two big home games this year in Anzac eve and Queens Bday. 

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Of the bottom 6 we will get the hardest draw possible:  1 return game with a top 6 team, 2 return games with a mid 6 team and 2 return games with bottom 6 teams (probably Sydney and Freo).   Don't rely on the draw to get us back up the ladder ala Brisbane c 2019.

It won't be financially advantageous as we will be relegated to the Sunday afternoon games, few prime FTA spots and Home games will be against the low drawing clubs .  Thankfully it is our year for Home games on ANZAC Eve and QB which might boost the coffers a little.

The AFL will look favourably upon its darlings: Carlton and St Kilda and 'reward' their potential with more prime time FTA ala Ess c 2019 and Carlton c 2017.  Don't know what happened to the 'need to win games, to get FTA time slots vs big teams'.

All that MFCSS aside, I would like reasonable breaks after games to the WA or NT and to play them in the cool of night. 

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6 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

Kardinia park, plenty of twilight games on Sundays, a 'blocbuster' vs an interstate team on Mothers Day and no Friday night fixtures.

Gee your probably pretty close to pinning the tail on the Donkey Deeoldfart - but very glass half empty approach at this point :) 

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My expectation is that this will be an almighty whingefest,  despite the fact we have pretty much dug our own grave.

 

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4 minutes ago, demonstone said:

My expectation is that this will be an almighty whingefest,  despite the fact we have pretty much dug our own grave.

 

True. 
But also clubs like Carlton and Essendon, have dug their own grave in no less significant ways and still have never suffered poor draws like we have. 
Yes I know, big clubs and so on and so forth. Hard to become a big club with this level of inequality though. 

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Does it really matter as long as the whiners get the Darwin game back home, we have to play 11 games 'away', as per mantra, successful teams can win anywhere   or are the whiners hoping we lose so they can whine about the draw

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We deserve Trash after 2019

maybe Goodwin and Co will now understand how important Preseason really is

 

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Friday Night Melbourne vs Sydney will be postponed for a few years.

A spectacle so truly awful its rumoured to have prompted the AFL/7 to introduce flexible fixturing for 2020

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Every day will be Sunday...

Sigh.

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23 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

Does it really matter as long as the whiners get the Darwin game back home, we have to play 11 games 'away', as per mantra, successful teams can win anywhere   or are the whiners hoping we lose so they can whine about the draw

Sound like youre the only one whining buddy

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As long as we are not playing the Suns in Darwin as the away team! 

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Been a while since we played the Eagles at the G. May be time they come to us.

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Lets just get back to winning ways i say.

Must say though, what have Carltank and Essendrug done to deserve the preferential treatment from the AFL? honestly.

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2 hours ago, Deeoldfart said:

Kardinia park, plenty of twilight games on Sundays, a 'blocbuster' vs an interstate team on Mothers Day and no Friday night fixtures.

I actually like Sunday twilight games.

Strange?

Yep

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If self fulfilling prophecies are anything to go by it looks like we're a stick on for the regular 3.20pm Sunday slot. 

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2 hours ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Sound like youre the only one whining buddy

One of my questions for the 19th Nov, was the Darwin decision based on football, commercial reasons, or just to shut up a whining minority

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Plenty of Friday night games for us. Home games against 3 big Victorian clubs. No visit to hell on earth ( sorry Geelong ) 4 or 5 Saturday 2.10 pm games. Have I forgotten something ??   Oh yeah ....... no home games at Etihad.

Now pass me the prozac  !!!!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, Satyriconhome said:

One of my questions for the 19th Nov, was the Darwin decision based on football, commercial reasons, or just to shut up a whining minority

Well that was certainly a waste of a question.

And I think you will find the vast majority of Demon fans wanted the Darwin game scrapped.  

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We’re well overdue for a round 1 interstate game this year. We haven’t travelled in the season opener since 1998.

I’m tipping GC, WC or Port interstate round 1.

I will laugh and cry at the same time if we’re the away side in Darwin later in the year.

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If the club is smart they’ll give up the home fixture for either ANZAC Eve or QB for next season, which would mean that from 2021 onwards, we’ll host one of those blockbusters every year, rather than the feast / famine situation we have now. 

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No use worrying about the draw really. It is up to the club and more importantly the players to get on the front foot and deliver some exciting footy next season and for those Melbourne based so called supporters turn up and SUPPORT the team, even if a crap day and time. Only way to get back to some prime time games is to deliver on field and have the supporters at the game so 7 & Fox start to take notice. 

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51 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Well that was certainly a waste of a question.

And I think you will find the vast majority of Demon fans wanted the Darwin game scrapped.  

Wrong, perfectly valid question, always been my opinion that there has been a particularly noisy minority,  based in a certain area of the MCG, that has had far too much influence over decisions made over the last few years

And not a majority of fans, I went up there 3 times and there were a lit of travelling Melbourne supporters

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