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51 minutes ago, Swooper said:

Word is we play GWS in Rd 2. Not exactly a soft start to the season. 

So much for the soft draw we were hanging our hats on. Going to be very difficult to avoid 0-2 with WC and GWS on the menu to start with.

Although you'd imagine there will be a block or 2 in the season when the fixture eases off for us. 

 

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5 hours ago, mauriesy said:

If the AFL was in charge of the Melbourne Cup, they'd put the most weight on the slowest horses.

Maybe Gill does that to his polo horses

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17 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Well i did because I believe it to be true

We have our own destiny in our hands. The 2018 MCG Finals showed me that. 

Yes but we don't or won't dictate the fixture

It's a set up as you know by the AFL.

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

So much for the soft draw we were hanging our hats on. Going to be very difficult to avoid 0-2 with WC and GWS on the menu to start with.

Although you'd imagine there will be a block or 2 in the season when the fixture eases off for us. 

 

When ever we have a “soft” draw we always seem to stuff it up. 
 

if we are going to be any good as a team we need to beat any team anywhere on any ground. We need to be mentally stronger and this is the ideal opportunity to start at rd 1 and rd 2. 
 

It’s time we stood up and stayed up. 

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59 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Yes but we don't or won't dictate the fixture

It's a set up as you know by the AFL.

I know all that. But IF The MFC gets its act together, we can pull 90,000 Crowds. 
North and The Bulldogs will always be smaller Clubs. 
the MFC can become a big Club with sustained winning form, lot of work to get there but it can be done. 

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4 hours ago, Swooper said:

Word is we play GWS in Rd 2. Not exactly a soft start to the season. 

We better not have a return match vs either those teams.

Arent bottom 6 teams meant to get a favorable draw with the 6-6-6 fixture rule?  Im sure the AFL will throw that out the window just to screw us

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4 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

If that’s true it is good for us I think

GWS will have had four weeks less training, still bringing their many injured players back and still getting up to speed. In theory we should hit the ground running, 

Yep 100%. Plus the Eagles two less weeks.

Would much rather play the top teams early

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6 hours ago, 58er said:

Do sponsors pay after the ratings are decided? First I have  heard of that 

Ever seen a sporting sponsorship contract??

I can assure you they have several triggers and ratings in key cities is a common one

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So before the fixture is out and many of us complain - what would people like in general between a favourable commercial draw or an easy draw where we in theory should win more games?

A soft draw isnt as much of an advantage as it used to be. aside from the top few sides and GC, there is little difference between and 7 and 13th for example

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4 hours ago, DubDee said:

So before the fixture is out and many of us complain - what would people like in general between a favourable commercial draw or an easy draw where we in theory should win more games?

A soft draw isnt as much of an advantage as it used to be. aside from the top few sides and GC, there is little difference between and 7 and 13th for example

Really? Brisbane says hello. Their draw and limited injury list propelled them to second where they were found out.

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So its reported that Carlton have 2 Friday night blockbusters at the start of the season. 

How the hell do they get the star treatment when they have lost 11 in a row of the opening round? They have had 6 or 7 prime time games last year as well.

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Another game in Hobart it seems.

Also, [censored] Carlton. They have done nothing to deserve a single prime timeslot. Shows what clout at HQ can do.

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I'm sure I read that Carlton have NO Friday night games, but do have two Thursday night games including the so-called 'traditional' season opener against Richmond.

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DEMONS FIXTURE 2020
• 13 x MCG
• 6 x Interstate (2 x Perth)
• 3 x Friday Night
• 0 x Thursday Night
• 0 x Saturday Night
• 10 x Sunday
• Travel to Geelong Again

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20 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

So much for the soft draw we were hanging our hats on. Going to be very difficult to avoid 0-2 with WC and GWS on the menu to start with.

Although you'd imagine there will be a block or 2 in the season when the fixture eases off for us. 

 

It's true. A 6 day turnaround........................??????????????????

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An extremely favourable fixture.

First half of the year especially.

Absolutely zero excuses not to make finals next year and I expect a top 6 finish minimum.

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There's some good and some bad here.

A six-day break from our Round 1 Sunday afternoon Perth game into a home game against GWS is going to be tough.

A five-day break from our Bulldogs home game into the Hawthorn Friday night game is also tough.

Lucky to get three Friday nights IMO. Getting the away Friday night vs Hawthorn is nice.

Did well on the repeat games - Gold Coast, Fremantle, St Kilda and Adelaide is a pretty good slate.

Of our 10 MCG home games we only have five against Victorian clubs and of those two are St Kilda and the Dogs. But again, hard to complain after 2019.

Only one game at Marvel all year is a surprise. But we have 7 interstate games plus Geelong which is no surprise at all.

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6 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Looks fine to me.  No doubt others will find reasons to complain.

From a financial standpoint, it is awful. Most of our MCG home games are against low drawing interstate sides. If we have another poor season we're going to be back where we were in 2013 with 13k people going to watch Melbourne vs GC. 

We were awful this year and this fixture reflects that.

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