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Just now, stevethemanjordan said:

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.

We do open with West Coast (away), GWS and Richmond within the first six weeks, along with a second road trip (but to the Gold Coast).

But the period between ANZAC Eve and Queen's Birthday (Essendon, Port, Adelaide, the Dogs, Hawthorn, all at the G except Adelaide in Alice Springs) is nice.

It is always foolhardy, though, to look at opponents in October and forecast difficulty in the following year. No doubt some sides who did well in 2019 will fall back and some who struggled will improve. 

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Win one of the first 2 and that could be a positive change. Is North and us now the round 23 feature game ?

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Some of the turnarounds suck. Sunday night in Perth to 1.45 Saturday v St Kilda is ridiculous.

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We manage to play Cats in Geelong again. Anyone know when we last played them at the G when playing them once for the season?

 

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Very happy with this draw.

Only play Cats, Eagles, Tigers and Lions once 

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1 minute ago, Marco said:

We manage to play Cats in Geelong again. Anyone know when we last played them at the G when playing them once for the season?

 

2 things guaranteed every year. A game in Geelong and 2 games against the Saints

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Getting the Suns, Dockers and Crows as doubles is really good

somehow we also got 3 Friday night games?

Only negative is playing North in Hobart AGAIN

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8 minutes ago, Marco said:

We manage to play Cats in Geelong again. Anyone know when we last played them at the G when playing them once for the season?

 

Www.Afltables.com/afl/teams/melbourne/allgames_tm.html

 

2 home games from the last 12 fixtures not including the final.

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1 minute ago, DemonLad5 said:

Only negative is playing North in Hobart AGAIN

Why is that a negative?

There was a kick in it in our round 22 game and we were operating at about 60% rat power. 

With a reasonable list that translates to a 5 or 6 goal win.

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1 minute ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Why is that a negative?

There was a kick in it in our round 22 game and we were operating at about 60% rat power. 

With a reasonable list that translates to a 5 or 6 goal win.

Because North very rarely lose over there and we always end up losing by under a goal

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3 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Why is that a negative?

There was a kick in it in our round 22 game and we were operating at about 60% rat power. 

With a reasonable list that translates to a 5 or 6 goal win.

And we also came within a whisker of winning down there a few years back when there was a massive gale blowing to one end.

We play that ground quite well.

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Should be aiming for 14 wins minimum with that draw. 

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Jeelong home game again!!

they get a charmed life those bastards

 

hate them...

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From a quick glance this draw sucks horribly from both a financial and team recovery point of view. Screwed again. 
[censored] Geelong in Geelong AGAIN!

I thought Pert was meant to be good at this stuff. 

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21 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

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.

Agree. If we can snag one of the first two games (both tough - though i well pleased we play the giants at the g not up there) we can bank a few before half way i think.

I also expect a top 6 finish.

However if we to have the injuries and more importantly the number of players in rehab next season as we did this season we won't make the finals. not an excuse per se. But a reason. 

That said i simply can't see it happening. For one thing i have only heard of one player going in for post season surgery (Oliver i thought but it could be another player) and the players will have had an extended break to get fresh and ready.

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The Geelong away game is ridiculous. There's no commercial justification for it either. We'd get more at the G against them than they would down at the Cattery.

I'm all for the game being a commercial beast, but this particular fixturing is neither fair or commercially just.

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2 minutes ago, A F said:

The Geelong away game is ridiculous. There's no commercial justification for it either. We'd get more at the G against them than they would down at the Cattery.

I'm all for the game being a commercial beast, but this particular fixturing is neither fair or commercially just.

How we allow the AFL to do this to us every year is beyond me. A disgraceful permanent feature of our draw. 

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Fine with all of that given what we dished up in 2019

..except...

The rediculous 3.45 start in Perth first up likely to be in insane heat.  Why not start it at 7.30 and avoid the sun factor?

Boys will lose so much weight and conditioning in that one match alone they'll be stuffed the following week.

Becomes a must win or we more than likely go 0-2 after GWS at home.

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28 minutes ago, Marco said:

We manage to play Cats in Geelong again. Anyone know when we last played them at the G when playing them once for the season?

2014.

Including our 2020 game there, it will be 10 of the last 13 home and away games between the clubs at Kardinia Park. One of the other three games was Geelong's 2017 home game against us at Marvel, too.

So of our last 13 home and away games vs Geelong, they've been the home side 11 times.

23 minutes ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

2 things guaranteed every year. A game in Geelong and 2 games against the Saints

2014 also the last season we didn't play St Kilda twice.

6 minutes ago, A F said:

The Geelong away game is ridiculous. There's no commercial justification for it either. We'd get more at the G against them than they would down at the Cattery.

I'm all for the game being a commercial beast, but this particular fixturing is neither fair or commercially just.

They want home games against Victorian sides down there.

The AFL won't send Collingwood, Essendon, Hawthorn or Richmond down there. 

The Dogs, North and St Kilda are all being sent down there next year as well as us. Carlton avoids it next year but has been there the last two seasons.

Until the AFL sends the four bigger clubs down there, we're going to keep getting sent there.

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3 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Fine with all of that given what we dished up in 2019

..except...

The rediculous 3.45 start in Perth first up likely to be in insane heat.  Why not start it at 7.30 and avoid the sun factor?

Boys will lose so much weight and conditioning in that one match alone they'll be stuffed the following week.

Becomes a must win or we more than likely go 0-2 after GWS at home.

This is where the smart coach thinks about week 2.

Preuss to play so Gawn is not exhausted etc etc

a 0-2 start would see our season under the pump.

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2 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

2014.

Including our 2020 game there, it will be 10 of the last 13 home and away games between the clubs at Kardinia Park. One of the other three games was Geelong's 2017 home game against us at Marvel, too.

So of our last 13 home and away games vs Geelong, they've been the home side 11 times.

We have a similar run against the Eagles. The only time we are the home team against them is in the NT. Since 2010 we've only played them at the G twice

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47 minutes ago, praha said:

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.

We're hosting Anzac Eve and Queens Birthday plus a home game against Carlton. Plus the bank from our NT home game vs Adelaide. Pretty good from a financial standpoint.

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41 minutes ago, dl4e said:

Win one of the first 2 and that could be a positive change. Is North and us now the round 23 feature game ?

I bloody hope not. I mark it down as the most miserable game of the year every year. The only thing we get out of it is wind-burn. 

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Yes very decent draw. Play in QLD twice again which makes me very happy. 

No excuses next year. 

Top four should be what is expected with top 6 being a "pass" 

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