Jump to content

  • Podcast: Jason Taylor   

  • Podcast: Jason Taylor   

Revised 2020 Fixture



Recommended Posts

  • Replies 176
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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


2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

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.

That’ll be interesting, I could be wrong but I believe SA only has two locally based AFL umpires. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

geelong's home games will be against: adelaide, brisbane, fremantle, gc17, port, sydney, meth coke and us

If ever a poster resembled his avatar ... cheer up Andrew!!  ☺️

  • Haha 1
  • Shocked 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

On 5/21/2020 at 5:52 PM, 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. 

If the latest reports are correct you’re on the money Steve. Details emerging it could well be Hawks v Cats in R2.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I posted this on another thread but if the WA and SA clubs get away with calling all games in the Qld hub away games the impact is dramatic....

"If Eagles etc have only played away prior to Round 8 they will have played away 7 times. At most they will need to play away two more times and of course one of those away games could be against Freo in Perth. It will then mean that following Round 7 Melbourne teams will on average be playing interstate once every two weeks while the likes of Crows and Eagles will not travel again.

The Eagles will have their revenge not to mention a massive home  ground advantage. It is lucky that Brisbane are an okay team or we could quite likely see the Eagles going 8-0 and then having 8 or nine games in Perth."

Link to post
Share on other sites

On 5/22/2020 at 2:29 PM, Ethan Tremblay said:

My money is on us playing St Kilda at Marvel on the Sunday in our first game back. 

Blockbuster!

This is the murderer's time to shine now.

I reckon we'll see some more stupid rules introduced, shorter quarters (for the players welfare of course) and my money is on a night grand final.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/22/2020 at 2:29 PM, Ethan Tremblay said:

My money is on us playing St Kilda at Marvel on the Sunday in our first game back. 

looking forward to Kent playing the best game of his career and tearing us up.

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

I posted this on another thread but if the WA and SA clubs get away with calling all games in the Qld hub away games the impact is dramatic....

"If Eagles etc have only played away prior to Round 8 they will have played away 7 times. At most they will need to play away two more times and of course one of those away games could be against Freo in Perth. It will then mean that following Round 7 Melbourne teams will on average be playing interstate once every two weeks while the likes of Crows and Eagles will not travel again.

The Eagles will have their revenge not to mention a massive home  ground advantage. It is lucky that Brisbane are an okay team or we could quite likely see the Eagles going 8-0 and then having 8 or nine games in Perth."

This won’t happen as the AFL cant be guaranteed that WA will open their borders.  They have already come out and said they might not open until October 

Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

This won’t happen as the AFL cant be guaranteed that WA will open their borders.  They have already come out and said they might not open until October 

think about it.... if all the Qld games before round 8 are away games then even if they are stuck in Qld their remaining "home games" will be in Qld.They wont have to travel. It's a guaranteed win. Same for the SA teams if they get a similar ruling.

Will the AFL allow it... who knows..... but the Eagles football manager was quoted as saying that was his understanding of how it would work.

"The Eagles are ramping up their preparations for their month-long stint at the Gold Coast high performance centre, with no players so far making themselves unavailable for the trip.

Vozzo said he understood the games in Queensland will all be considered 'away' games for the Eagles."

https://www.afl.com.au/news/435737/eagles-apply-for-special-dispensation-for-more-staff

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

For a number of seasons, the rationale behind the AFL’s draw has been that the more lowly teams should have the benefit of an easier draw. This was reflected in the number of highly placed teams you played from the year before that you played twice but that’s not a consideration when you only play each team once. 

It stands to reason therefore that this year the lower placed sides should get 9 home games rather than 8. However, “reason” rarely applies to AFL fixturing even when the size of crowds don’t matter. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

For a number of seasons, the rationale behind the AFL’s draw has been that the more lowly teams should have the benefit of an easier draw. This was reflected in the number of highly placed teams you played from the year before that you played twice but that’s not a consideration when you only play each team once. 

It stands to reason therefore that this year the lower placed sides should get 9 home games rather than 8. However, “reason” rarely applies to AFL fixturing even when the size of crowds don’t matter. 

It will depend entirely on how much money can be generated each week. 
bills need to be paid

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

For a number of seasons, the rationale behind the AFL’s draw has been that the more lowly teams should have the benefit of an easier draw. This was reflected in the number of highly placed teams you played from the year before that you played twice but that’s not a consideration when you only play each team once. 

It stands to reason therefore that this year the lower placed sides should get 9 home games rather than 8. However, “reason” rarely applies to AFL fixturing even when the size of crowds don’t matter. 

One would hope that would be the case, remembering though that should we play Richmond, Collingwood, Hawthorn, and potentially Blues away they could be MCG games so “sort of” home games. Given we have already got one interstate trip out of the way, we really shouldn’t be traveling that much for the rest of the year. 

Its interesting with the Kangas bleating about Tassie that there has been literally nothing said about the Alice Springs game, should we assume that just isn’t happening?

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

We’ll either be playing the following for round 2:

Carlton, Essendon, GWS, North, St Kilda, Sydney or Bulldogs.

We should be able to beat any of those sides aside from GWS if last year was an aberration. Whether we do is another story...

while I'm in the "it wasn't an aberration" crowd, I don't think a win or loss would tell us either way. The only way we can truly determine whether or not it was an aberration is to look at the same sample size. Our performance across the year will tell us.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    BRIDESMAIDS AGAIN by Whispering Jack

    Historians of the future will have little difficulty in finding words to define the year 2020. “Covid-19”, “pandemic” and “plague” come readily to mind. The Covid-19 pandemic dominated the year in every aspect of life and it certainly didn’t spare AFL football or the Melbourne Football Club. In the circumstances however, it didn’t treat it as badly as the Spanish Flu epidemic which raged a century earlier from February 1918, through 1919 and into 1920 when it finally petered out in April of

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TASMANIAN TIGER by Whispering Jack

    I first saw Ben Brown on a cold Tuesday night in May, 2013 playing for the Werribee Tigers against Queanbeyan in a televised Foxtel Cup game before a sparse crowd at Etihad Stadium. His teammate and former Demon Jordan Gysberts was the star of the side’s 85-point belting of the hapless ACT club but the then 20 year old, 200cm Brown was also a stand out.  Earlier that year, the athletic big man had left his native Tasmania in an effort to make the grade after being overlooked in three drafts

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    THE TRADING CHRONICLES 2020 by The Oracle

    Part One: The Cure It could be coincidental but since the AFL Free Agency and Trade Period began, the State of Victoria has recorded eight consecutive days of no new active cases and no deaths from Covid19. It might be a little early to announce that a cure for this dreaded virus has been discovered but one thing can be said with some certainty after following the ins and outs of the free agency and trading process — mankind is still a long way off finding a cure for boredom. That stat

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    CHANGES 2020 by The Oracle

    Part One: A very strange year Things might have been somewhat hairy when the 1919 football season opened up in the wake of the ending of a world war and in the middle of a pandemic that took millions of lives but it’s difficult to imagine a more unusual football season than the one that ended a week or so ago. For starters, the footy is supposed to finish on that one day in September on the MCG in mild spring weather; not deep into October at the Gabba amid warnings of tropical storms and h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features 1

    DEMONLAND 2020 A TO Z by George on the Outer

    A- Alice Springs. Happy hunting ground.     B- Backline. Finally found the non-leaking version.   C- Cairns & Covid. How a season was ruined.    D- Demonland. Mental Health facility run by the inmates.   E- The grade you get when you don’t make F- F- Finals. What are they? G- Goals. Lack of them. Need a forward who can kick them….lots! H- Hub. Where players got to live with people you can’t stand. I- Injuries. Miracle cure provided by Dr. Burgess.  

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Special Features

    WASH, RINSE, SPIN, REPEAT! by George On The Outer

    Although the Demons got over the line in their must win final round game against the hapless Bombers, they ensured it was Groundhog Day for their supporters who well remember what happened three years ago (although, this time they at least enjoyed the success of victory). Melbourne had its customary start dominating play and having plenty of chances in front of goal, only to find itself down on the scoreboard at the first change. Inaccurate kicking, particularly from set shots would have pu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE LUCK OF THE DRAW by Whispering Jack

    The long awaited clash between Melbourne and Essendon is almost upon us. Thirty-seven rounds of AFL football have passed by since the two clubs met on a balmy early April night last year in a game that produced a high scoring shootout at the MCG with the Bombers prevailing by 18 points. It was their only meeting for 2019 and happened at a time when the pandemic was something on the far distant horizon. Several months later when the 2019 season ended, the AFL issued the first of its fixtures

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THERE’S STILL A HEARTBEAT by George on the Outer

    When bottom side Adelaide scrapped together a win over the Giants last week, a tiny glimmer of hope opened up for the Demons’ finals chances. The patient was in intensive care but not quite finished — there was a faint pulse, a heart beating ever so slightly but was it enough when two more wins and other results were needed to fall their way? The first step was the resuscitation of a team that had lost its last two matches against sides then sitting fifteenth and sixteenth on the ladder. On

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 1

    THE FINAL HUMILIATION by The Oracle

    On Sunday, the Melbourne Football Club that won three consecutive games by in excess of 50 points last month returns to the Gabba, the scene of the last of those victories which was a 56 point drubbing of Collingwood. The Demons got off to a good start and won every quarter with a ruthless and powerful brand of football. They kicked 16 goals that day, their accuracy in front of goal a tribute to the skills the put on display throughout the afternoon and evening. In the four matches playe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    GIVEN THE OLD HEAVE HO’ by George on the Outer

    Fremantle gave Melbourne the old heave ho’ from playing finals in 2020, in conditions that the Demons yet again failed to handle.   With the whole season on the line and the need to win to stay in contention for finals, what the fans saw was much the same as they have been witnessing so many times before — a complete debacle and capitulation against a side that sat 15th on the ladder before the game.     Promises made after the loss to the 16th placed Sydney Swans were rendered h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    GETTING THE HEAVE HO by Bananabender

    The ute barely made it up to Cairns in time for us to check into the motel, fling a cane toad out the bathroom. and head over to Cazaly’s Stadium where we took up our position on the wing. There, we saw a completely different Melbourne to the one we watched on the screen only a few nights earlier from Alice Springs. This lot wore similar colours and Maxy dominated the ruck but the similarities ended there - the Demons were simply dreadful against the Swans. They started sluggishly, were spe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A CLANGER IN CAIRNS by George on the Outer

    Having fought back into finals contention, the Demons had it all before them when facing a lowly Sydney in Cairns.  But in typical Melbourne fashion, they threw away the opportunity to cement their spot in the eight with a clanger of a game.  Right from the start, there was little to enthuse from the Melbourne players, who appeared to think that they only had to turn up, enjoy the North Queensland sun, and take away the four points.  Compared with the furious ground wide pressure of the

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports


×
×
  • Create New...