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6 hours 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

You've answered your own question, chap.

We're not a 'successful team' yet are we?

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2 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

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

Why hide who the minority is?

or are there too many friends in that section ?

Many Club supporters would be against fixturing any game interstate at the expense of this game which Gary Pert has managed to regain at the MCG (much to the shock of his detractors since Day 1.)

Ironically we should ask for  either Crows or Eagles who have been drawn vs us in Darwin and give us/ a chance of 40 000 if we are travelling well and can make a profit also.

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The only whining you’ll get from me is if we don’t get a fixture commensurate with a bottom six finish which is what we’re supposed to get having placed 17th in 2019.

I also would like to see Richmond as the premier getting the toughest draw in 2020 and not a soft one such as they got this year when they finished with a long run of games at the MCG and a seemingly easier fixture than the other sides that were in the top 6.

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Rd 1. Freo in Perth.

Rd 2. Melb vs Stkilda at marvel. ( our darwin game becomes a marvel home game)

Rd 3. Geelong at Geelong

Need I go on ?

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Likely get away game round 1. When you are 17th you deserve nothing. But here’s my 11 home game requests. 

Anzac Day eve game v Tigers (lock!)

Queens Birthday game v Pies (lock!)

of the 9 home games at the MCG, remaining 7 to be against 3 interstate teams (hopefully Crows, Lions and Eagles) and 4 vic based teams (Bombers, Blues, Cats, and either Bulldogs or Kangas). 

One at Marvel against interstate team (Suns) and One at Alice Springs (Giants). 

Unlikely to get a Friday night game unfortunately this year. 
 

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13 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

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

and where is “This Certain Area of The MCG”

If you are Referring to The MCC Reserve (Who pay $800 a year to be a Member) and always have a good turn out to home games, i would refrain from asking, to save  embarrassment to yourself any further by asking such a Foolish Question 

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8 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

and where is “This Certain Area of The MCG”

If you are Referring to The MCC Reserve (Who pay $800 a year to be a Member) and always have a good turn out to home games, i would refrain from asking, to save  embarrassment to yourself any further by asking such a Foolish Question 

No.. let him ask away.. great for theatre if you are there attending.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

No.. let him ask away.. great for theatre if you are there attending.

Good point. I am sure he is practicing his delivery in front of the mirror as we speak...

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:


Unlikely to get a Friday night game unfortunately this year. 
 

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Except for Anzac Eve, which happens to fall on a Friday night next year.

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ANZAC Eve happens to be a Friday so I expect that to be a home game and our only Friday night game for the year. 

I expect to see more Sunday games (we only had 5 in 2019, four of which were in a row. In 2018 we had 11 and most years before 2019 were closer to 11 than 5). We'll also see fewer FTA games.

I wouldn't mind seeing us get a home game at the G against West Coast (we haven't played them at the G since 2014). Assuming we go to Perth I wouldn't mind the game being against Fremantle rather than West Coast (we haven't played Fremantle in Perth since 2015).

I also expect to see 10 MCG home games, given that is what Pert said would be happening. 

Hawthorn wants bigger clubs in Tasmania. I wouldn't be surprised if we get sent down there.

15 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

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. 

Agree. I thought I read last year that the AFL/MFC acknowledged that we'd be away in both games in 2019 and from then on we'd alternate. Can't find that now though so I might be wrong.

I'd like to see us stay away on Queen's Birthday and get the ANZAC Eve home game.

15 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

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.

Agree with this too. We've had a charmed run but if I were any of the other Victorian clubs I'd be questioning why we continue to get to play in Melbourne in Round 1.

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13 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

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.

That's what I said. Imagine the irony if we were the away team for the darwin game. Pretty sure the AFL wouldn't do that. It will be probbaly be either perth team or adelaide teams. 

My fixture would want to see no geelong game down there, no r23 interstate game, play essenscum once and not a lot of interstate games. I'd be happy to play nth in tassie though if it's in autumn or spring. Then I'd go. 

 

 

 

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On 10/25/2019 at 5:43 PM, old dee said:

I actually like Sunday twilight games.

Strange?

Yep

The weekend can't be ruined until the last possible moment? 

And if we win then the working week starts off in the best possible way. 

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11 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Likely get away game round 1. When you are 17th you deserve nothing. But here’s my 11 home game requests. 

Anzac Day eve game v Tigers (lock!)

Queens Birthday game v Pies (lock!)

of the 9 home games at the MCG, remaining 7 to be against 3 interstate teams (hopefully Crows, Lions and Eagles) and 4 vic based teams (Bombers, Blues, Cats, and either Bulldogs or Kangas). 

One at Marvel against interstate team (Suns) and One at Alice Springs (Giants). 

Unlikely to get a Friday night game unfortunately this year. 
 

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We won't get home games against Essendon or Carlton because we are hosting Collingwood and Richmond

If we only host 3 interstate teams that means a minimum 5 interstate games next year. More likely we host 5 interstate sides (including one in Alice) and have a double up match against at least one of those, more likely two

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11 hours ago, dl4e said:

Rd 1. Freo in Perth.

Rd 2. Melb vs Stkilda at marvel. ( our darwin game becomes a marvel home game)

Rd 3. Geelong at Geelong

Need I go on ?

Wrong

Didn't read the article about the game replacing Darwin is a home game at the G.

Relisten to Gary Perts announcement last week on our website. 

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Dropping the Darwin game would be good.

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Closest to pin for our Round 1 match?

My guess is Dogs at Marvel Sunday 13:10 slot.

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On 10/25/2019 at 6:43 PM, old dee said:

I actually like Sunday twilight games.

Strange?

Yep

Yes, strange.

Also comes with a guarantee of posting a commercial loss.

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11 minutes ago, Roger Mellie said:

Yes, strange.

Also comes with a guarantee of posting a commercial loss.

If we continue the form of 2019 it won't matter where / when we play they will all be commercial losses. 

Seriously late Saturday / Sunday afternoon games suit me best. Just my preference as I don't go to night games or away games at the G  against the the big drawing teams like Tigers or Pies. Just too hard. I would rather watch on TV than the top deck of the stands at the G. Am I a fair weather attending supporter? Yep. My perfect time is Saturday afternoon against an interstate team. Plenty of room and I can arrive 15 mins before the game starts. What suits the club commercially is a different matter however based on this year's results don't expect much from the AFL.

Throughout the year I like to fit in a number of Casey games so my attendance at the G is probably 6-7 games, the rest are TV when we are on FTA. 

 

 

 

 

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