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Party-time for the Saints might be over: Play twice: Richmond, Geelong, Port Adelaide, West Coast, Sydney Play once away: Brisbane, GWS, Gold Coast Play a home game vs Adelaide i

I hate Friday night games; watching us get obliterated ruins the whole weekend. Sunday twilight games are the go. At least we get to enjoy a couple of days of foolishly naïve, care-free optimism befor

No back to back interstate games. Only two long-haul flights (Perth and Alice). Good break between Alice and the next game then the bye. Only two top 8 sides:  Cats, Bulldogs. Over

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ROUND 1

Thursday March 18

Richmond v Carlton, MCG (7:25pm)

Friday March 19

Collingwood v Western Bulldogs, MCG (7:50pm)

Saturday March 20

Melbourne v Fremantle, MCG (1:45pm)

Adelaide Crows v Geelong Cats, Adelaide Oval (4:35pm)

Essendon v Hawthorn, Marvel Stadium (7:25pm)

Brisbane Lions v Sydney Swans, Gabba (7:45pm)

Sunday March 21

North Melbourne v Port Adelaide, Marvel Stadium (1:10pm)

GWS Giants v St Kilda, Giants Stadium (3:20pm)

West Coast Eagles v Gold Coast Suns, Optus Stadium (6:10pm)

ROUND 2

Thursday March 25

Carlton v Collingwood, MCG (7:20pm)

Friday March 26

Geelong Cats v Brisbane Lions, GMHBA Stadium (7:50pm)

Saturday March 27

Sydney Swans v Adelaide Crows, SCG (1:45pm)

Port Adelaide v Essendon, Adelaide Oval (4:35pm)

St Kilda v Melbourne, Marvel Stadium (7:25pm)

Gold Coast Suns v North Melbourne, Metricon Stadium (8:10pm)

Sunday March 28

Hawthorn v Richmond, MCG (1:10pm)

Western Bulldogs v West Coast Eagles, Marvel Stadium (3:20pm)

Fremantle v GWS Giants, Optus Stadium (6:10pm)

ROUND 3

Thursday April 1

Brisbane Lions v Collingwood, Gabba (7:40pm)

Friday April 2

North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, Marvel Stadium (4:20pm)

Adelaide Crows v Gold Coast Suns, Adelaide Oval (7:50pm)

Saturday April 3

Richmond v Sydney Swans, MCG (1:45pm)

Essendon v St Kilda, Marvel Stadium (4:35pm)

West Coast Eagles v Port Adelaide, Optus Stadium (8:10pm)

Sunday April 4

Carlton v Fremantle, Marvel Stadium (3:20pm)

GWS Giants v Melbourne, Manuka Oval (6:10pm)

Monday April 5

Geelong Cats v Hawthorn, MCG (3:20pm)

ROUND 4

Thursday April 8

Sydney Swans v Essendon, SCG (7:20pm)

Friday April 9

Port Adelaide v Richmond, Adelaide Oval (7:50pm)

Saturday April 10

Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions, Mars Stadium (1:45pm)

St Kilda v West Coast Eagles, Marvel Stadium (4:35pm)

Gold Coast Suns v Carlton, Metricon Stadium (7:25pm)

Collingwood v GWS Giants, MCG (7:25pm)

Sunday April 11

North Melbourne v Adelaide Crows, Marvel Stadium (1:10pm)

Melbourne v Geelong Cats, MCG (3:20pm)

Fremantle v Hawthorn, Optus Stadium (4:40pm)

ROUND 5

Thursday April 15

St Kilda v Richmond, Marvel Stadium (7:20pm)

Friday April 16

West Coast Eagles v Collingwood, Optus Stadium (8:10pm)

Saturday April 17

Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns, Marvel Stadium (1:45pm)

Sydney Swans v GWS Giants, SCG (4:35pm)

Carlton v Port Adelaide, MCG (7:25pm)

Brisbane Lions v Essendon, Gabba (7:25pm)

Sunday April 18

Adelaide Crows v Fremantle, Adelaide Oval (1:10pm)

Hawthorn v Melbourne, MCG (3:20pm)

Geelong Cats v North Melbourne, GMHBA Stadium (4:40pm)

ROUND 6

Friday April 23

GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs, Manuka Oval (7:50pm)

Saturday April 24

Geelong Cats v West Coast Eagles, GMHBA Stadium (1:45pm)

Gold Coast Suns v Sydney Swans, Metricon Stadium (1:45pm)

Carlton v Brisbane Lions, Marvel Stadium (4:35pm)

Melbourne v Richmond, MCG (7:25pm)

Fremantle v North Melbourne, Optus Stadium (8:10pm)

Sunday April 25

Hawthorn v Adelaide Crows, UTAS Stadium (12:30pm)

Collingwood v Essendon, MCG (3:20pm)

Port Adelaide v St Kilda, Adelaide Oval (6:40pm)

ROUND 7

Times and dates TBA

Friday April 30 to Sunday May 2

Adelaide Crows v GWS Giants, Adelaide Oval

Brisbane Lions v Port Adelaide, Gabba

Collingwood v Gold Coast Suns, MCG

Essendon v Carlton, MCG

North Melbourne v Melbourne, Blundstone Arena

Richmond v Western Bulldogs, MCG

St Kilda v Hawthorn, Marvel Stadium

Sydney Swans v Geelong Cats, SCG

West Coast Eagles v Fremantle, Optus Stadium

ROUND 8

Times and dates TBA

Friday May 7 to Sunday May 9

Fremantle v Brisbane Lions, Optus Stadium

Gold Coast Suns v St Kilda, Metricon Stadium

GWS Giants v Essendon, Giants Stadium

Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles, MCG

Melbourne v Sydney Swans, MCG

North Melbourne v Collingwood, Marvel Stadium

Port Adelaide v Adelaide Crows, Adelaide Oval

Richmond v Geelong Cats, MCG

Western Bulldogs v Carlton, Marvel Stadium

ROUND 9

Times and dates TBA

Friday May 14 to Sunday May 16

Essendon v Fremantle, Marvel Stadium

Gold Coast Suns v Brisbane Lions, Metricon Stadium

Hawthorn v North Melbourne, UTAS Stadium

Melbourne v Carlton, MCG

Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs, Adelaide Oval

Richmond v GWS Giants, Marvel Stadium

St Kilda v Geelong Cats, Marvel Stadium

Sydney Swans v Collingwood, SCG

West Coast Eagles v Adelaide Crows, Optus Stadium

 

ROUND 10

Times and dates TBA

Friday May 21 to Sunday May 23

Adelaide Crows v Melbourne, Adelaide Oval

Brisbane Lions v Richmond, Gabba

Carlton v Hawthorn, MCG

Collingwood v Port Adelaide, MCG

Essendon v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium

Fremantle v Sydney Swans, Optus Stadium

Geelong Cats v Gold Coast Suns, GMHBA Stadium

GWS Giants v West Coast Eagles, Giants Stadium

Western Bulldogs v St Kilda, Marvel Stadium

 

ROUND 11

Times and dates TBA

Friday May 28 to Sunday May 30

Brisbane Lions v GWS Giants, Gabba

Collingwood v Geelong Cats, MCG

Gold Coast Suns v Hawthorn, TIO Stadium

Port Adelaide v Fremantle, Adelaide Oval

Richmond v Adelaide Crows, MCG

St Kilda v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium

Sydney Swans v Carlton, SCG

West Coast Eagles v Essendon, Optus Stadium

Western Bulldogs v Melbourne, Marvel Stadium

 

ROUND 12

Times and dates TBA

Friday June 4 to Sunday June 6

Adelaide Crows v Collingwood, Adelaide Oval

Carlton v West Coast Eagles, MCG

Essendon v Richmond, MCG

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs, Optus Stadium

Melbourne v Brisbane Lions, TIO Traeger Park

St Kilda v Sydney Swans, Marvel Stadium

Byes: Geelong Cats, Gold Coast Suns, GWS Giants, Hawthorn, North Melbourne, Port Adelaide

 

ROUND 13

Times and dates TBA

Thursday June 10 to Monday June 14

Fremantle v Gold Coast Suns, Optus Stadium

Melbourne v Collingwood, MCG

North Melbourne v GWS Giants, Blundstone Arena

Port Adelaide v Geelong Cats, Adelaide Oval

St Kilda v Adelaide Crows, Cazaly’s Stadium

Sydney Swans v Hawthorn, SCG

Byes: Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Essendon, Richmond, West Coast Eagles, Western Bulldogs

 

ROUND 14

Times and dates TBA

Thursday June 17 to Sunday June 20

Geelong Cats v Western Bulldogs, GMHBA Stadium

Gold Coast Suns v Port Adelaide, Metricon Stadium

GWS Giants v Carlton, Giants Stadium

Hawthorn v Essendon, MCG

North Melbourne v Brisbane Lions, Marvel Stadium

West Coast Eagles v Richmond, Optus Stadium

Byes: Adelaide Crows, Collingwood, Fremantle, Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney Swans

 

ROUND 15

Times and dates TBA

Thursday June 24 to Sunday June 27

Brisbane Lions v Geelong Cats, Gabba

Carlton v Adelaide Crows, Marvel Stadium

Collingwood v Fremantle, Marvel Stadium

Essendon v Melbourne, MCG

GWS Giants v Hawthorn, Giants Stadium

North Melbourne v Gold Coast Suns, Blundstone Arena

Port Adelaide v Sydney Swans, Adelaide Oval

Richmond v St Kilda, MCG

West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs, Optus Stadium

 

ROUND 16

Times and dates TBA

Thursday July 1 to Sunday July 4

Adelaide Crows v Brisbane Lions, Adelaide Oval

Collingwood v St Kilda, MCG

Fremantle v Carlton, Optus Stadium

Geelong Cats v Essendon, GMHBA Stadium

Gold Coast Suns v Richmond, Metricon Stadium

Hawthorn v Port Adelaide, Marvel Stadium

Melbourne v GWS Giants, MCG

Sydney Swans v West Coast Eagles, SCG

Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium

 

ROUND 17

Times and dates TBA

Friday July 9 to Sunday July 11

Brisbane Lions v St Kilda, Gabba

Carlton v Geelong Cats, MCG

Essendon v Adelaide Crows, Marvel Stadium

GWS Giants v Gold Coast Suns, Giants Stadium

Hawthorn v Fremantle, UTAS Stadium

Port Adelaide v Melbourne, Adelaide Oval

Richmond v Collingwood, MCG

West Coast Eagles v North Melbourne, Optus Stadium

Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans, Marvel Stadium

 

ROUND 18

Times and dates TBA

Friday July 16 to Sunday July 18

Adelaide Crows v West Coast Eagles, Adelaide Oval

Collingwood v Carlton, MCG

Fremantle v Geelong Cats, Optus Stadium

Gold Coast Suns v Western Bulldogs, Metricon Stadium

GWS Giants v Sydney Swans, Giants Stadium

Melbourne v Hawthorn, MCG

North Melbourne v Essendon, Marvel Stadium

Richmond v Brisbane Lions, MCG

St Kilda v Port Adelaide, Marvel Stadium

 

ROUND 19

Times and dates TBA

Friday July 23 to Sunday July 25

Carlton v North Melbourne, Marvel Stadium

Essendon v GWS Giants, Marvel Stadium

Geelong Cats v Richmond, MCG

Gold Coast Suns v Melbourne, Metricon Stadium

Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions, MCG

Port Adelaide v Collingwood, Adelaide Oval

Sydney Swans v Fremantle, SCG

West Coast Eagles v St Kilda, Optus Stadium

Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows, Mars Stadium

 

ROUND 20

Times and dates TBA

Friday July 30 to Sunday August 1

Adelaide Crows v Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval

Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns, Gabba

Collingwood v West Coast Eagles, MCG

Essendon v Sydney Swans, Marvel Stadium

Fremantle v Richmond, Optus Stadium

GWS Giants v Port Adelaide, Manuka Oval

Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG

North Melbourne v Geelong Cats, Blundstone Arena

St Kilda v Carlton, Marvel Stadium

 

ROUND 21

Times and dates TBA

Friday August 6 to Sunday August 8

Adelaide Crows v Port Adelaide, Adelaide Oval

Brisbane Lions v Fremantle, Gabba

Carlton v Gold Coast Suns, Marvel Stadium

Geelong Cats v GWS Giants, GMHBA Stadium

Hawthorn v Collingwood, MCG

Richmond v North Melbourne, MCG

Sydney Swans v St Kilda, SCG

West Coast Eagles v Melbourne, Optus Stadium

Western Bulldogs v Essendon, Marvel Stadium

 

ROUND 22

Times and dates TBA

Friday August 13 to Sunday August 15

Collingwood v Brisbane Lions, Marvel Stadium

Fremantle v West Coast Eagles, Optus Stadium

Geelong Cats v St Kilda, GMHBA Stadium

Gold Coast Suns v Essendon, Metricon Stadium

GWS Giants v Richmond, Giants Stadium

Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs, UTAS Stadium

Melbourne v Adelaide Crows, MCG

North Melbourne v Sydney Swans, Marvel Stadium

Port Adelaide v Carlton, Adelaide Oval

 

ROUND 23

Times and dates TBA

Friday August 20 to Sunday August 22

Adelaide Crows v North Melbourne, Adelaide Oval

Brisbane Lions v West Coast Eagles, Gabba

Carlton v GWS Giants, Marvel Stadium

Essendon v Collingwood, MCG

Geelong Cats v Melbourne, GMHBA Stadium

Richmond v Hawthorn, MCG

St Kilda v Fremantle, Marvel Stadium

Sydney Swans v Gold Coast Suns, SCG

Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide, Marvel Stadium

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ROUND 1

Saturday March 20

Melbourne v Fremantle, MCG (1:45pm)

 

ROUND 2

Saturday March 27

St Kilda v Melbourne, Marvel Stadium (7:25pm)

 

ROUND 3

Sunday April 4

GWS Giants v Melbourne, Manuka Oval (6:10pm)

 

ROUND 4

Sunday April 11

Melbourne v Geelong Cats, MCG (3:20pm)

 

ROUND 5

Sunday April 18

Hawthorn v Melbourne, MCG (3:20pm)

 

ROUND 6

Saturday April 24

Melbourne v Richmond, MCG (7:25pm)

 

ROUND 7

Times and dates TBA

Friday April 30 to Sunday May 2

North Melbourne v Melbourne, Blundstone Arena

 

ROUND 8

Times and dates TBA

Friday May 7 to Sunday May 9

Melbourne v Sydney Swans, MCG

 

ROUND 9

Times and dates TBA

Friday May 14 to Sunday May 16

Melbourne v Carlton, MCG

 

ROUND 10

Times and dates TBA

Friday May 21 to Sunday May 23

Adelaide Crows v Melbourne, Adelaide Oval

 

ROUND 11

Times and dates TBA

Friday May 28 to Sunday May 30

Western Bulldogs v Melbourne, Marvel Stadium

 

ROUND 12

Times and dates TBA

Friday June 4 to Sunday June 6

Melbourne v Brisbane Lions, TIO Traeger Park

 

ROUND 13

Times and dates TBA

Thursday June 10 to Monday June 14

Melbourne v Collingwood, MCG

 

ROUND 14

Times and dates TBA

Thursday June 17 to Sunday June 20

Byes: Adelaide Crows, Collingwood, Fremantle, Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney Swans

 

ROUND 15

Times and dates TBA

Thursday June 24 to Sunday June 27

Essendon v Melbourne, MCG

 

ROUND 16

Times and dates TBA

Thursday July 1 to Sunday July 4

Melbourne v GWS Giants, MCG

 

ROUND 17

Times and dates TBA

Friday July 9 to Sunday July 11

Port Adelaide v Melbourne, Adelaide Oval

 

ROUND 18

Times and dates TBA

Friday July 16 to Sunday July 18

Melbourne v Hawthorn, MCG

 

ROUND 19

Times and dates TBA

Friday July 23 to Sunday July 25

Gold Coast Suns v Melbourne, Metricon Stadium

 

ROUND 20

Times and dates TBA

Friday July 30 to Sunday August 1

Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, MCG

 

ROUND 21

Times and dates TBA

Friday August 6 to Sunday August 8

West Coast Eagles v Melbourne, Optus Stadium

 

ROUND 22

Times and dates TBA

Friday August 13 to Sunday August 15

Melbourne v Adelaide Crows, MCG

 

ROUND 23

Times and dates TBA

Friday August 20 to Sunday August 22

Geelong Cats v Melbourne, GMHBA Stadium

 

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4 minutes ago, adonski said:

Seems pretty favourable off first glance 

Geelong at gmhba last round and eagles in perth 3rd last round.

But no sydney in sydney. Brisbane once. Freo in melb only. So some upside as you say.

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On very quick glance:

Very good that we keep out home game block busters V's Richmond and Collingwood.

7 interstate trips despite giving up Darwin. North again at Hobart (is there a contract in place that we must play them there)

Punishing last 6 or 7 weeks - Port, GC, West Coast and Geelong all on the road from round 17- round 23.

Tough double up against Geelong and potentially GWS and Bulldogs if they're any chop next year.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

On very quick glance:

Very good that we keep out home game block busters V's Richmond and Collingwood.

7 interstate trips despite giving up Darwin. North again at Hobart (is there a contract in place that we must play them there)

Punishing last 6 or 7 weeks - Port, GC, West Coast and Geelong all on the road from round 17- round 23.

Tough double up against Geelong and potentially GWS and Bulldogs if they're any chop next year.

 

 

I’d expect both Coll & GWS to slide to I thought the double up was favourable, but who knows 

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We should be well in the positive for wins at the half way point of the season. After round 6 we should be 4-2, and after round 10 should be 7-3.

Tough run at the end with lots of travel, but not a bad draw and no excuses for not playing finals in 2021.

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13 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

On very quick glance:

Very good that we keep out home game block busters V's Richmond and Collingwood.

I thought this as well BBP, and I hope we can actually have a decent crowd to help the club coffers. Otherwise I'd hope the club is talking to the AFL + Rich/Coll to see if this draw can be offset to have one home game out of the two blockbusters per year.

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I hate Friday night games; watching us get obliterated ruins the whole weekend. Sunday twilight games are the go. At least we get to enjoy a couple of days of foolishly naïve, care-free optimism before we get belted.

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The Fixture favours us However the West Coast away in rounds 21 and Geelong at the Cattery in round 23 would be our hardest apponents for the home and away games.

All in all looks good for us IMV.   There should be no excuses for some early wins.  

I cannot remember the last time that we avoided a trip to Perth against the Eagles. 

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Double ups:  Hawks, Giants, Crows, Geelong, Bulldogs.

Geelong and Bulldogs are the only 2020 finalists we play twice.

This is a kind fixture. 

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I was so excited that we wouldn’t have to go to Geelong finally... and then I read round 23. Every. Damn. Year. 
 

Happy to keep both our home game blockbusters that we missed out on last year. Overall not bad and I’m glad to have an easier run in the first half of the season. Good for confidence and memberships. 

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Happy to be playing the Lions in Alice.  Should have the majority of fans for us rather than the usual WA or SA clubs. 

Significant 'Home' ground advantage for us.

No bye after this game but we play Coll on QB so it would give us at least an 8 day break for recovery.

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1 minute ago, Jaded said:

I was so excited that we wouldn’t have to go to Geelong finally... and then I read round 23. Every. Damn. Year. 
 

Happy to keep both our home game blockbusters that we missed out on last year. Overall not bad and I’m glad to have an easier run in the first half of the season. Good for confidence and memberships. 

Yep spot on the money. I got to round 4 and saw us at home to geelong and felt relieved. Got to round 23 and then had to run to  the dunny. I see that geelong has their last two games at geelong. This is typical. As usual they play us, north,saints and bulldogs down there like every other year with the surprise guest being essendon.

I see us at 13 wins at best with hard last part of the season.

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