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2 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

How can they know the matchups from Round 7 onwards but not times and dates?

Anyway I love the first 6 weeks for us.  GWS at the Gabba though?

Canberra mate.

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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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9 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

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.

Yep and we play well in Alice. Better there than Darwin

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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.

Overall this is a good fixture in terms of difficulty and fatigue issues.

No excuses next year.

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At first glance it looks ok to me. Slightly annoyed we have to schlep it down to Geelong again but this will change when we become a really good side and some other poor schmuck has to take our place. 

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So the double up games are against Geelong, Bulldogs, GWs, Hawthorn and Adelaide. Can't complain about that.

10 MCG home games including Geelong, Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood, Hawthorn and the Dogs (the other four are Fremantle, Sydney, GWS and Adelaide). Those six home games are a pretty good spread (no North or St Kilda) and we retain home game for ANZAC Eve and Queen's Birthday.

On the flipside, one of only four clubs to not get a Thursday or Friday night game in the opening six rounds (the other three are Fremantle, Hawthorn and North Melbourne). We're clearly not attractive at the moment, but a solid start to the year will change that given the floating schedule.

12 MCG games altogether. Would like one or two more, but clearly we're not that attractive to be hosted by opposition sides. 

Away to Essendon - that means we're now on a 2-15 H-A streak against them.

First game at the MCG vs Adelaide since 2016 and second since 2012.

We haven't played Fremantle in Perth since 2015. Meanwhile we haven't avoided playing West Coast in Perth since 2015.

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It would be nice for once if we were entrenched in the 8, top 4 preferably prior to heading down the highway on the final round. 

Not many would handle that week leading into a must win for finals.

Don’t mind our draw.

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I think if we have to play at the cattery round 23 is probably the best time. Most likely they will have already stitched up a top 2 position and have nothing riding on the game, or hopefully their all-in for 2021 strategy has spectacularly backfired and they are imploding outside of the 8. Only issue with that could be it results in multiple retirements and they fire up for the last game of the likes of Selwood. At least Gablett and Taylor have already gone!

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

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.

Overall this is a good fixture in terms of difficulty and fatigue issues.

No excuses next year.

As you said LF no excuses in 2021, this is our best draw in a long time and I am feeling a bit excited by it all. We are now looking at a possible15/7 or even 16/6 finish to the year, I don't want to be sweating on other teams losing just Dee's winning, winning, winning...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Importantly we haven't been shafted by the AFL in terms of the home games against Richmond and Collingwood. 

These are huge earners for the club, as the home side.  Post covid ( let's hope it has been suppressed by then) it is important that we get back on our feet financially. 

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A good fixture for memberships:  Generally, quality opponents for our Home games at the G incl our two blockbusters vs Richmond and Collingwood.

Every chance there will be capacity restrictions at the G so time to buy memberships folks. 

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39 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Importantly we haven't been shafted by the AFL in terms of the home games against Richmond and Collingwood. 

These are huge earners for the club, as the home side.  Post covid ( let's hope it has been suppressed by then) it is important that we get back on our feet financially. 

no way April 24 will be full capacity.

75% at best

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2 hours 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.

 

 

Melbourne would want to be locked into the final 8 by around Rd 17. We can't make the 8 when we have average teams to beat let alone this lot above.

Goodwin's form when our season is on the line is frankly pathetic

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34 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

A good fixture for memberships:  Generally, quality opponents for our Home games at the G incl our two blockbusters vs Richmond and Collingwood.

Every chance there will be capacity restrictions at the G so time to buy memberships folks. 

Agree, but subject to timeslots. We don't know what our timeslots will be for Rounds 7-23, so we don't know if we're going to get, say, a stack of prime time or blockbuster games, family-friendly Sat/Sun arvo games, or the dreaded Sunday 1.10pm or twilight games.

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