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I find the fact we have to travel from Perth to another away game, with only an 83 day break disgusting.

Not sure whether it was McLure or Healy last night that made the excellent point that he had never heard a fan calling for shorter quarters. It always came from football commentators who they thought

possibly. But for what reason? I have only heard McGuire lipping on about it He is not a Ch 7 employee The AFL have already killed the Reserves Killed the VFA Comp and for me, Killed th


What's the bet we will be the only Victorian club who will be made to travel to NSW twice in the first four weeks to play Sydney and GWS? 

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Geelong could potentially get 8 games at Kardinia Park. Massive home ground advantage which no other club will get.

As to travel there are eight interstate teams which will mean each Melbourne based team should travel 4 times. (Assuming home and away games against interstate teams are evenly spread. You could in theory have a team such as Collingwood play all interstate teams as their home games and the Melbourne based teams as away games...But of course the AFL would not allow that.)

Where it gets complicated is if Hawks and North play in Tasmania and of course who draws the short straw of going to Darwin to play the Suns.

No reason that the big Melbourne clubs should not travel to Tasmania and/or Darwin but we know that wont happen.

Finally there's our game in Alice Springs to think about.

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1 hour ago, dees189227 said:

It will be interesting. I see geelong want to play there games down at there ground because crowds won't be an issue. I hope the AFL send collingwood and essendon down there. Give them a go at that ground. 

And Richmond!

My hope is no games in Geelong or Tassie. Reality is that won't happen...

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Geelong could potentially get 8 games at Kardinia Park. Massive home ground advantage which no other club will get.

As to travel there are eight interstate teams which will mean each Melbourne based team should travel 4 times. (Assuming home and away games against interstate teams are evenly spread. You could in theory have a team such as Collingwood play all interstate teams as their home games and the Melbourne based teams as away games...But of course the AFL would not allow that.)

Where it gets complicated is if Hawks and North play in Tasmania and of course who draws the short straw of going to Darwin to play the Suns.

No reason that the big Melbourne clubs should not travel to Tasmania and/or Darwin but we know that wont happen.

Finally there's our game in Alice Springs to think about.

Each club should travel once to Perth, Sydney, Queensland & Adelaide (except of course the clubs based there). The WA and SA clubs will play more games in NSW/QLD due to their governments policies

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1 hour ago, dees189227 said:

It will be interesting. I see geelong want to play there games down at there ground because crowds won't be an issue. I hope the AFL send collingwood and essendon down there. Give them a go at that ground. 

But that would give those teams experience of playing there which would help them when they play there in future. Oh, wait.....

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3 hours ago, Jaded said:

What's the bet we will be the only Victorian club who will be made to travel to NSW twice in the first four weeks to play Sydney and GWS? 

Why do u think that??

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5 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes apparently Cats want to exclusively play out of Geelong.  On that logic same to apply with home tenants at Mcg and marvel - who’s the cats going to play?  Interstate visitors ??? 

does that include away games against Melbourne clubs ?

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We will play either:

Dogs

Saints or;

Roos

Because the AFL will set the other big Victorian clubs up to play each other first up. 

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I think we will still have our trip to Geelong and a trip to Tassie but I can only hope, but we also have to consider that we have already got an away match under our belt so really in theory we should be dropping at least one of the tough trips we had left. 

It would be a dream if we managed to play the cats at the G and see the Pies be sent down there. But I just have this sneaking suspicion that even though there is no reason for them to gain this advantage, the likes of the Pies and Tigers will still be given a dream run at the G.

You'd hope in theory they would look to give the teams that finished lower last year a better run of home games in the interest of fairness.

If crowds are a possibility in Alice Springs I hope we retain that game.

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On 5/16/2020 at 10:57 PM, Demonland said:

What are your hopes/wishes for our revised fixture set to be announced in the coming week/s?

 What will the reality be?

 

REALITY???? playing Friggen Geelong at Moggie park knowing our luck!!

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3 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes apparently Cats want to exclusively play out of Geelong.  On that logic same to apply with home tenants at Mcg and marvel - who’s the cats going to play?  Interstate visitors ??? 

Yeah, absolute level playing field???? absolute Fuggin Bulltish!

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2 hours ago, McQueen said:

We will play either:

Dogs

Saints or;

Roos

Because the AFL will set the other big Victorian clubs up to play each other first up. 

Correct. It will be StKilda.

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You'd think that with one WA trip already out of the way and us having been being scheduled to play Freo at home on the previous fixture that the AFL would have other clubs in their sights when it comes to potential trips across the Nullarbor. I'd be happy to play both Qld sides away back to back if we can do the same at home against GWS and Sydney, if that makes things a little less complicated. 

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56 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Is it just me or does it look like that beanie is a certain shape?

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17 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Hocking will give Geelong everything they want. Richmond, Collingwood and West Coast too.

Hocking has nothing to do with it!

Travis Auld is the mastermind !

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How accurate is Jon Ralph? He’s saying there’s a possibility the first block will be released today. If not today, Monday at the very least.

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4 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

How accurate is Jon Ralph? He’s saying there’s a possibility the first block will be released today. If not today, Monday at the very least.

One thing they are waiting for is the logistics to be determined for the SA round 2 game. SA govt are refusing to allow people such as umpires TV cameramen etc to fly in. They will need to be locally based.

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