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13 minutes ago, GCDee said:

Gee I hope us and the dogs keep winning and both go undefeated into that round 11 game. That would be epic 

If the Dogs keep winning until this point they will nearly go through undefeated.  They have Tigers and Port  in Adelaide over the next 4 weeks.

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If we play the Lions on Friday Night 4th of June it means our Queens Birthday match against the Pies is Monday the 14th June giving us a 10 day break after the NT. We then have the Bye the follow

It'll be freezing.  Look up the climate of Alice Springs.

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6 minutes ago, brendan said:

The floating fixture must stay IMO You then get rewarded for playing well instead of waiting 12 months 

I wonder whether the floating fixture has any costs? For example, do clubs lose money because they have far less time to organise corporate functions? Also, it's a bit difficult to judge because of the lingering social and economic impacts of the pandemic, but what would be the impact on interstate travel arrangements with a floating fixture? Don't get me wrong - I'm all for the floating fixture but only if it doesn't lead to too much lost revenue.  

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I really like playing Brisbane in Alice.  Local folks don't have an allegiance to them like they did to the SA or WA teams which didn't feel like 'Home' games.

I would expect they will be madly in love with Kozzie and he may even win some over to become long term Dees fans.  I can see lots of Dees jumpers with 36 on the back!

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I had a cheeky look at flights to Darwin. 
Absolute lol at the prices of flights in Australia. I could fly overseas for less... except I can’t fly overseas 🙄

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12 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I wonder whether the floating fixture has any costs? For example, do clubs lose money because they have far less time to organise corporate functions? Also, it's a bit difficult to judge because of the lingering social and economic impacts of the pandemic, but what would be the impact on interstate travel arrangements with a floating fixture? Don't get me wrong - I'm all for the floating fixture but only if it doesn't lead to too much lost revenue.  

NRL used to name its Friday night games in six week blocks. All other games remained fixed. It was a reasonable compromise between the issues you raise and the need to ensure that the Friday night TV fixture was top drawer.

At the end of the day the totally floating fixture does little for crowd attendance but it keeps the TV companies happy which these days is very important.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

 

 

I really hope this is a changing of the guard where we, the Dogs and a few other “tv also rans” can get more of the prime time slots!! [censored] the “traditional clubs.

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1 hour ago, Bimbo said:

And this followed by Queens Birthday game.

Sponsors will be happy.  (so am I)

As long as they don’t want to “activate” at the games?!?! Who needs them anyways. 

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8 minutes ago, Jaded said:

I had a cheeky look at flights to Darwin. 
Absolute lol at the prices of flights in Australia. I could fly overseas for less... except I can’t fly overseas 🙄

Flights to Alice and Darwin were cut back some time ago as well so not only do you pay through the nose in general but you pay a premium for flights at a decent time.  Make a road trip out of it Jaded.  Take a week off and fly to Adelaide for $60 then hire a car for the 3000 odd km round trip to Alice and back.  Unique experience. ;) 

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19 minutes ago, Trisul said:

Flights to Alice and Darwin were cut back some time ago as well so not only do you pay through the nose in general but you pay a premium for flights at a decent time.  Make a road trip out of it Jaded.  Take a week off and fly to Adelaide for $60 then hire a car for the 3000 odd km round trip to Alice and back.  Unique experience. ;) 

Maybe we can hire a bus and do a road trip? 😉

 

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4 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Well done to the AFL for not scheduling Collingwood V Geelong on the Friday night over the Dogs and Dees.

Would have been a real lazy and "boys club" kind of scheduling.

If they would have chosen $$$ over spectacle then they may as well just get rid of the ladder and play a round robin competition all year between the Collingwood, Carlton, Essendon, Richmond, Geelong, Adelaide & West Coast.

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1 hour ago, Pates said:

Great result for us, a prime time slot also gives good promotion for one of our major sponsors in Tourism NT. It being at night means it will very likely be quite chilly, which you would imagine favours us, not to mention we have experience of playing the ground. 

I will get there at some point but sadly not next year. 

@Pates I hope London's opening up. I came back to Aus a month ago and it's so surreal and almost culture shock to be in a packed MCG. Not to mention the smashing of Richmond... Shell-shocked.

And now the emerging Blockbuster Demons. It's all worth the quarantine in itself.

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1 hour ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Ayers Rock (Uluru) is still there - you just can't climb it

Thank God for that. For a moment there I thought they must have moved it to the Alice and we were going to play on it again ?

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26 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Well done to the AFL for not scheduling Collingwood V Geelong on the Friday night over the Dogs and Dees.

Would have been a real lazy and "boys club" kind of scheduling. 

 

They couldn't really as it would've been too many big games for Collingwood in a short period. I mean let's face it, their grand final is only a couple of weeks after then.

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25 minutes ago, No10 said:

@Pates I hope London's opening up. I came back to Aus a month ago and it's so surreal and almost culture shock to be in a packed MCG. Not to mention the smashing of Richmond... Shell-shocked.

And now the emerging Blockbuster Demons. It's all worth the quarantine in itself.

Very much hoping to be back in Australia for the latter part of the season, quarantine will be totally worth it to watch the Dees live at the G!

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The floating fixture (is it really a fixture if it’s floating?) is great. Love seeing us getting rewarded with prime time slots. That match with the Bulldogs will be a ripper.

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44 minutes ago, low flying Robbo said:

Maybe we can hire a bus and do a road trip? 😉

 

If it's the reality bus, count me in!  I'll bring the learnings for us all to share on the way.

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1 hour ago, Trisul said:

Flights to Alice and Darwin were cut back some time ago as well so not only do you pay through the nose in general but you pay a premium for flights at a decent time.  Make a road trip out of it Jaded.  Take a week off and fly to Adelaide for $60 then hire a car for the 3000 odd km round trip to Alice and back.  Unique experience. ;) 

If only I had the time and money 

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42 minutes ago, demonstone said:

I do love me a good oxymoron, Nasher.  Getting off topic, but here's a few more for you.

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Haha, I was all ready to tag you in my question and deleted it at the last minute. I thought you may have the answer. I wasn’t disappointed!

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We are "Demons" ...DEMONS FCS!

An insult to Checker that is

What the hec is a Dee anyway

Lucifer save me 🤦

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4 hours ago, low flying Robbo said:

Maybe we can hire a bus and do a road trip? 😉

 

I'll drive the bus if everyone pays for my accom and meals (don't won't to put it out of reach by asking you to pay for drinks as well)

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