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Be lots of home games later on.

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Lol this is a joke. 3 interstate games in 6 rounds. One home game all year thus far. 
And back to back interstate games. 

We better get a dream MCG home game run in the lead to finals. 

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1 minute ago, Clintosaurus said:

Be lots of home games later on.

True, could be handy in the run home.

Unless we have to play home games interstate.

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2 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

True, could be handy in the run home.

Unless we have to play home games interstate.

We have to have 8 home games at the G as part of the financial deal, so that means 7 games at the G left after round 7. 

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The back to back interstate games off a 6 day break is what really ticks me off. Only Melbourne would get bent over this way. 
 

We couldn’t be a bigger afterthought for the AFL if we tried. 

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3 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Lol this is a joke. 3 interstate games in 6 rounds. One home game all year thus far. 
And back to back interstate games. 


We better get a dream MCG home game run in the lead to finals. 

Don't let a West Coast supporter hear you say that...  

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8 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Round 6 Freo at Metricon, Saturday arvo I think.

3/5 interstate so far.

Also 1/6 home games if thats the case.

Geez we are being looked after arent we? Guess we should expect a lot of home games in the run home*.

 

*i made a joke

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This is outrageous. Of the first six rounds, only one home game - assuming we stay up north for another week, that would make it 1 out of 7. As a bottom six finisher last year, we should be expecting 9 home and 8 away games. If the club doesn’t demand that then it will struggle for members going forward. Weak as ...

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Happy to play Adelaide up there too.

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Why are people suggesting we’re hubbing up North?

Richmond are flying in and flying out next Thursday so why wouldn’t we as well?

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ROUND 6 FIXTURES

St Kilda v Geelong — Thursday, July 9, 7.40pm, Marvel Stadium.

Collingwood v Brisbane Lions — Friday, July 10, 7.50pm, MCG.

Fremantle v Melbourne — Saturday, July 11, 1.05pm, Metricon Stadium

West Coast v Adelaide — Saturday, July 11, 3.35pm, The Gabba

Essendon v Western Bulldogs — Saturday, July 11, 7.40pm, Marvel Stadium

Hawthorn v Gold Coast — Saturday, July 11, 6.05pm, MCG

Port Adelaide v GWS Giants — Sunday, July 12, 1.05pm, Metricon Stadium

Carlton v Sydney — Sunday, July 12, 3.35pm, MCG

North Melbourne v Richmond — Sunday, July 12, 6.10pm, Marvel Stadium

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Yup... I'm not bothered at all to play Fremantle in QLD, and would be perfectly fine staying up there to play both the Crows and Port too.

Much less of an "interstate" game than playing them at Optus/Adelaide Oval, their actual homes, in front of a crowd.

As for away games in VIC, are they really away games if there is no one in the stand? What's the difference, other than who controls all the LED boards around the boundary?

Only true away games in VIC this season is GMHBA and we avoided that.

Don't really get the melts, tbh..

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As a Queenslander this is great news .

Maroochydore is a good two hours from Metricon to the earlier comment. 

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St Kilda - all 6 games in Melbourne to start the season.

They better cop it in the neck in the second half of the season.

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We will be getting all MCG games in the back half of the season unless the AFL give us all home games at Etihad which is possible as they cant be trusted.

At least we dont have to go to Perth again.

 

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The Freo game is listed as an away game, which is a good sign, as it means we will probably only get 1-2 more away games interstate. (We may play home games in the NT.)

Also we haven’t really had a good record at the MCG under Goodwin.

 

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53 minutes ago, TheKozzieExperience said:

We will be getting all MCG games in the back half of the season unless the AFL give us all home games at Etihad which is possible as they cant be trusted.

We play better at Etihad than the G.

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I'm cool with Collingwood and Geelong playing home games over in WA, so long as any gate takings/profit end up in a big pool to share around the whole league.  These are probably two of the clubs that least need finacial assistance.  Similar for the other interstate sides where crowds are allowed.

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Eddy would be happy going to the hub in Perth

1. Collingwood will get three interstate matches with only one lot of travel

2. Having Geelong in the hub means no trip to the cattery

3. Playing in front of crowds good for sponsors with these games guaranteed prime time slots

4. will give Collingwood a run of games at the g later

5. Eddy will brag Collingwood put their hand up for the good of football

6. Ensures Collingwood play on MCG size ground which suits their game style. The pies would likely struggle on the smaller grounds due to lack of space and harder to play their possession game

 

i do not think Eddy is doing this for the good of footy there are many advantages for the pies in this

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1 hour ago, Fat Tony said:

Also we haven’t really had a good record at the MCG under Goodwin.

Mainly,  I think due to poor outside run and pace.   Skills as well.

We have addressed some of this.

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Throwing up a thought, if hypothetically we could have a full crowd in Alice Springs, and bearing in mind that Tourism NT are one of our key sponsors, would people be keen for us to have a home match up there?

My personal thoughts are that in this crazy world of ours if we could have a scenario of having a game with a crowd there vs an empty MCG I would take Alice Springs with both hands.

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At the end of Round 6, this is the tally of interstate games for Victorian clubs:

  1. St Kilda - 0 (just Marvel and the MCG for their first six games)
  2. Carlton - 0 (but they did go to Geelong)
  3. North Melbourne - 1
  4. Essendon - 1
  5. Richmond - 1
  6. Geelong - 1
  7. Collingwood - 1
  8. Bulldogs - 1
  9. Hawthorn - 1 (plus Geelong)
  10. Melbourne - 3

And on the home/away ledger, we'll be 1-5. Richmond will be 2-4, all other Victorian clubs will be either 3-3 or 4-2.

So this should, in theory, mean that in the last 11 games of the year, other Victorian clubs should be doing the heavy lifting in terms of interstate trips. And we should be getting a good slate of home games (hopefully at the MCG) too, given we need to have either 7 or 8 of our last 11 as home games.

 

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3 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

At the end of Round 6, this is the tally of interstate games for Victorian clubs:

  1. St Kilda - 0 (just Marvel and the MCG for their first six games)
  2. Carlton - 0 (but they did go to Geelong)
  3. North Melbourne - 1
  4. Essendon - 1
  5. Richmond - 1
  6. Geelong - 1
  7. Collingwood - 1
  8. Bulldogs - 1
  9. Hawthorn - 1 (plus Geelong)
  10. Melbourne - 3

And on the home/away ledger, we'll be 1-5. Richmond will be 2-4, all other Victorian clubs will be either 3-3 or 4-2.

So this should, in theory, mean that in the last 11 games of the year, other Victorian clubs should be doing the heavy lifting in terms of interstate trips. And we should be getting a good slate of home games (hopefully at the MCG) too, given we need to have either 7 or 8 of our last 11 as home games.

 

 

We will be in a really good position if we can win 2 of the Geelong/Sydney/Freo games.

I dont know about you guys but I am ready to sneak up and steal the 2020 flag.

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