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Who's the big winner? 

ADELAIDE CROWS: Richmond, Essendon, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Melbourne

BRISBANE LIONS: Geelong Cats, Collingwood, Hawthorn, North Melbourne, Gold Coast Suns

CARLTON: Richmond, Western Bulldogs, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney Swans

COLLINGWOOD: Richmond, Brisbane Lions, West Coast Eagles, Essendon, Melbourne

ESSENDON: GWS Giants, Collingwood, Adelaide Crows, North Melbourne, Sydney Swans

FREMANTLE: West Coast Eagles, Western Bulldogs, St Kilda, Melbourne, Gold Coast Suns

GEELONG CATS: GWS Giants, Brisbane Lions, West Coast Eagles, Hawthorn, St Kilda

GOLD COAST SUNS: Brisbane Lions, Port Adelaide, Fremantle, Sydney Swans, Melbourne

GWS GIANTS: Richmond, Geelong Cats, Western Bulldogs, Essendon, Sydney Swans

HAWTHORN: Geelong Cats, Brisbane Lions, Port Adelaide, North Melbourne, Sydney Swans

MELBOURNE: Collingwood, Adelaide Crows, Fremantle, St Kilda, Gold Coast Suns

NORTH MELBOURNE: Brisbane Lions, Western Bulldogs, Essendon, Hawthorn, Carlton

PORT ADELAIDE: West Coast Eagles, Western Bulldogs, Hawthorn, Adelaide Crows, Gold Coast Suns

RICHMOND: GWS Giants, Collingwood, West Coast Eagles, Adelaide Crows, Carlton

ST KILDA: Geelong Cats, Adelaide Crows, Fremantle, Carlton, Melbourne

SYDNEY SWANS: GWS Giants, Essendon, Hawthorn, Carlton, Gold Coast Suns

WEST COAST EAGLES: Richmond, Geelong Cats, Collingwood, Port Adelaide, Fremantle

WESTERN BULLDOGS: GWS Giants, Port Adelaide, North Melbourne, Fremantle, Carlton

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looking forward to seeing the draw of where we play each game.

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3 minutes ago, faultydet said:

looking forward to seeing the draw of where we play each game.

We’ll probably play 4 or 5 interstate games with a trip to Geelong and Tasmania. 

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

We’ll probably play 4 or 5 interstate games with a trip to Geelong and Tasmania. 

Should be a joke but almost certainly isnt.

I know it's being overly cynical, but watch for the draw to be re-jigged so that the big clubs play home games AFTER the crowds are allowed back in.

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One week at a time. IF we get to play WCE without their feral crowd maybe that is a win for us.  

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10 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Should be a joke but almost certainly isnt.

I know it's being overly cynical, but watch for the draw to be re-jigged so that the big clubs play home games AFTER the crowds are allowed back in.

Richmond will play at least 12 or 13 MCG games. 

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Just now, Demonland said:

Richmond will play at least 12 or 13 MCG games. 

As will Colonwood and Essedn

 

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This should mean we avoid trips to both Fremantle and Adelaide right? Unless the AFL plan to bin our game in Alice ? From a financial aspect we would really need to keep Anzac Eve on that date ideally, Queen's Birthday and the game in Alice I think (which supposedly reaps us $500k). 

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I was looking forward to beating T.h.E. F.i.L.t.H. twice....

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Excuse my ignorance because I’ve been at work and only just got home.

Is there any confirmed date yet as to when the new modified season will start?

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55 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

This should mean we avoid trips to both Fremantle and Adelaide right? Unless the AFL plan to bin our game in Alice ? From a financial aspect we would really need to keep Anzac Eve on that date ideally, Queen's Birthday and the game in Alice I think (which supposedly reaps us $500k). 

I can’t see ANZAC eve going ahead with fans should they still be playing games at the point, so either way that one is a loss and the QB from many reports could be right in the middle of the worst of it all so games could be postponed. To that point I would be demanding that next year we get the gate receipts of both games unless they go ahead with fans. 

I really hope we keep our Alice game but there could well be concerns about spreading the virus up that way and I’d imagine it could be devastating to communities out there for people that are already vulnerable in health. 

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Brisbane big winners, Dees the opposite 

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5 minutes ago, Pates said:

I can’t see ANZAC eve going ahead with fans should they still be playing games at the point, so either way that one is a loss and the QB from many reports could be right in the middle of the worst of it all so games could be postponed. To that point I would be demanding that next year we get the gate receipts of both games unless they go ahead with fans. 

I really hope we keep our Alice game but there could well be concerns about spreading the virus up that way and I’d imagine it could be devastating to communities out there for people that are already vulnerable in health. 

Hi Pates. yeah, they are all fair points. This is where the people at headquarters will have to earn their soon to be reduced salaries. I don't envy them. 

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Richmond and GWS are the winners IMO. Only having to play the other top clubs once. Another flag for tigers, should the season go ahead.

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On the off-chance they do end up playing a 17-round season, my gut feeling would be that we would keep our Collingwood, Adelaide and Fremantle home games - because Collingwood is on Queens Birthday, Adelaide is in the NT and Fremantle is in the first 4 rounds. This would mean we would lose the St Kilda and Gold Coast home games, and theoretically get an extra home game. Probably a win for us, because we'd avoid two interstate trips.

In reality, it would be a blessing in disguise if we lost the Collingwood home game if nobody could attend, if we were guaranteed it as a home game next season.

 

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1 hour ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

This should mean we avoid trips to both Fremantle and Adelaide right? Unless the AFL plan to bin our game in Alice ? From a financial aspect we would really need to keep Anzac Eve on that date ideally, Queen's Birthday and the game in Alice I  othink (which  supposedly reaps us $5 00k). 

Anzac without the crowds is worth no more then any other game.

It will be interesting if there are games with crowds later, it should be 50/50 in gate takings, no matter who's home game, the draw will only be the same for the  the first 4 rounds the whole fixture, will totally change after that, so you can't say  who wins or loses at this stage.

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5 minutes ago, Northern Summer said:

On the off-chance they do end up playing a 17-round season, my gut feeling would be that we would keep our Collingwood, Adelaide and Fremantle home games - because Collingwood is on Queens Birthday, Adelaide is in the NT and Fremantle is in the first 4 rounds. This would mean we would lose the St Kilda and Gold Coast home games, and theoretically get an extra home game. Probably a win for us, because we'd avoid two interstate trips.

In reality, it would be a blessing in disguise if we lost the Collingwood home game if nobody could attend, if we were guaranteed it as a home game next season.

 

Collingwood will get  queen's birthday next year as a home game Eddie will make sure of it.

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26 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

Anzac without the crowds is worth no more then any other game.

It will be interesting if there are games with crowds later, it should be 50/50 in gate takings, no matter who's home game, the draw will only be the same for the  the first 4 rounds the whole fixture, will totally change after that, so you can't say  who wins or loses at this stage.

Hi. I should have clarified that I meant on the assumption that we’d have the crowds back by that time. A big assumption, I know. 

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1 hour ago, Pates said:

I can’t see ANZAC eve going ahead with fans should they still be playing games at the point, so either way that one is a loss and the QB from many reports could be right in the middle of the worst of it all so games could be postponed. To that point I would be demanding that next year we get the gate receipts of both games unless they go ahead with fans. 

I really hope we keep our Alice game but there could well be concerns about spreading the virus up that way and I’d imagine it could be devastating to communities out there for people that are already vulnerable in health. 

There's no way crowds are allowed back by Anzac Day. They've cancelled all Anzac ceremonies today haven't they?

This might allow us to negotiate with the AFL/Tigers/Pies to allow us at least one of Anzac Eve or Queens Bday next year so we won't have the feast or famine and will be guaranteed one of them each year. I'd push for anzac eve in 2021 because hopefully we'll have crowds back by queen's Bday (though who knows...)

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1 minute ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

There's no way crowds are allowed back by Anzac Day. They've cancelled all Anzac ceremonies today haven't they?

This might allow us to negotiate with the AFL/Tigers/Pies to allow us at least one of Anzac Eve or Queens Bday next year so we won't have the feast or famine and will be guaranteed one of them each year. I'd push for anzac eve in 2021 because hopefully we'll have crowds back by queen's Bday (though who knows...)

The whole premise of sharing the gate year to year is that it’s a fair split between the two parties, if there is no crowd this year then at the absolute minimum it should be negotiated to be 50/50 next year and then it reverts back afterwards. 

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