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So we shouldn't have to play them twice due to ladder positions last year. How come we always play them over there ? It's like always having to playing at Geelong every year.

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Yep, time to shine lads! Get fit, prepare thoroughly and with purpose. Stay out of the media spotlight. Go over there, exorcise the demons of September 2018, but most importantly just get the 4 points! It is a marathon, not a sprint, but what a brilliant opportunity to make a statement! Go Dees!

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44 minutes ago, Demonland said:

West Coast in Perth Round 1

 

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Here I was thinking it’s been ages since we played the Eagles at the G.

I actually think if we win this and go on to have a good season, it’ll be like lifting the curse that was placed upon us at this venue during a Saturday afternoon in September 2018.

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3 minutes ago, loges said:

So we shouldn't have to play them twice due to ladder positions last year. How come we always play them over there ? It's like always having to playing at Geelong every year.

We start winning games regularly, then we dictate or fixture. 
Right now we take what we are given, 2019 was a shambles

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4 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

We start winning games regularly, then we dictate or fixture. 
Right now we take what we are given, 2019 was a shambles

Spot on SWYL, it is easy for the AFL to treat s poorly after the crap we dished up in 2019.

With no injuries / poor preseasons I believe we can beat the weagles, we did it in 2018 why not 2020?

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Epic lols. 
I can’t wait to see the rest of the draw. We are going to be screwed big time this season. 
 

Guess I’ll need to get Fox Footy again. 

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Probably cop a Thursday night against Geelong at the Cattery in round 2. 

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The only time I remember playing them there in round 1 we only kicked 3 goals and got trashed but the next week we won by over 100 points I think. Against fitzroy ??. Not looking forward to it.

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I actually don't mind playing west coast r1. It gets that trip out of the way and Id rather do it early on then towards the end of the year. We have been petty lucky to play r1 at home the past few years. 

I expect the boys to be pumped and ready r1. If they aren't there is a problem. 

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1 minute ago, dees189227 said:

I actually don't mind playing west coast r1. It gets that trip out of the way and Id rather do it early on then towards the end of the year. We have been petty lucky to play r1 at home the past few years. 

I expect the boys to be pumped and ready r1. If they aren't there is a problem. 

Then we are running tired for the rest of the season while everyone else is still fresh

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4 minutes ago, Mr Steve said:

Knowing this team we will win this and lose to Gold Coast at the G in week two.

Gold Coast are better to avoid early in the season, they are normally okay for the first part of the season.

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Lol. I thought [censored] teams get soft draws usually. Looks like the AFL want north to get pick1 next year. 

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Obviously not ideal, but there are a couple of things in our favour...

1. Better preparation time.  Top teams of 2018 all struggled in the opening couple of rounds this year against teams that had longer preseasons.

2. We actually have a decent record against WC over there compared to most:

2016: WCE by 6. (Dominated but we’re inaccurate- should have won)

2017: MEL by 3. (Close all night- great goal to win)

2018: MEL by 17. (Depleted Eagles but we dominated play all day)

2018: WCE by 66. (Can’t recall the details)

2019: WCE by 19. (Led all night until last quarter fade-out)

3. I’m predicting the Eagles to slide in 2020. 

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Don’t have to travel interstate for a change to watch round 1. 
 

What’s not to like?

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36 minutes ago, dl4e said:

The only time I remember playing them there in round 1 we only kicked 3 goals and got trashed but the next week we won by over 100 points I think. Against fitzroy ??. Not looking forward to it.

We kicked 2 goals

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My only trip to the west was the round one game where we kicked 2 goals 8. If this is to be our only visit to the House of Boooooo next year then I'll take it. 

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Just now, Rab D Nesbitt said:

My only trip to the west was the round one game where we kicked 2 goals 8. If this is to be our only visit to the House of Boooooo next year then I'll take it. 

They’ll probably give us 2 games at the other Boo Stadium west of here. 

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Had to be due to play interstate in Round 1. No tougher assignment imo. Though finishing 17th gives you no right to ask for favours.  It’s us against the world in 2019.  

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