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2 minutes ago, binman said:

Can't complain. Don't play any team twice who finished above us.

And I reckon only playing the swans once is a good outcome.

I can’t work out how we have the most difficult draw. Unless they count preseason intraclub scratch matches as then we play ourselves about 5 times. 

Will be interesting to see how the Cats go as they play us, the dogs, Brisbane, and Port in their 9 games at GMBH so they can’t lock in their usual 8 wins at the cattery.  They have Sydney, North, West Coast, GWS, and Port interstate. May struggle to get to 12 wins for the season.  But I feel like it’s a win win, as if they miss the 8 nothing would make me happier other than us playing them in another final.

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No premier gets an easy draw and anyways we are better off with a difficult fixture list. Toughens us up for finals. 

And remember we beat all the Top 8 last year other than the umpire influenced loss to the Doggies at the G. It's the lesser teams we struggled against.

 

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1 hour ago, rjay said:

The Hawk supporters don't show up unless they are Premiership contenders and that's not likely.

Most are really fair weather fans...they only have a few rusted on's and I reckon I know most of them.

They should definitely be shunted down to Kardinia Park in our place then!

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2 hours ago, Demon17 said:

This will be a Cue in the rack game by the Blues. 

I recall a game in the Roos years when we were pushing for finals and in the second last round (I think) put in a limp performance against the Blues on our home ground which finished our chances. Embarrassing to watch their goals raining over my head all afternoon.

We owe them, cue in rack or not.

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2 hours ago, rjay said:

The Hawk supporters don't show up unless they are Premiership contenders and that's not likely.

Most are really fair weather fans...they only have a few rusted on's and I reckon I know most of them.

I think it’s fair to have a crack at them but round 7, Saturday, 4:35. Early in the season and a decent time slot that’s family friendly but after junior sport. If they’re 3-4 or even a competitive 2-5 with a new coach they’ll turn up. Especially if it’s one of their Tassie replacement games. 

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4 hours ago, Demon17 said:

I live 500m from the GMHBA ground and never attend. Elitist club the Cats and any semblance of a reserved seat is $70 upwards. Many locals can't afford this. The crowd beahviour is appalling also. 

They NEVER fill the stadium because of this. Despite all the new Grandstands. One of which faces straight into the afternoon sun.

The upside this year though is instead of Us being scared of who we play twice, you can bet all other team fans will be looking at how many times they play the Dees instead.

I haven't been back since that dark day

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I think a fairly tough draw. But we are premiers so you can.t complain too much except on one thing.

[censored] geelong. I absolutely hate the busterds. Now if you look at the geelong fixture they play 4 melbourne teams down there and guess who they are ? Us, bulldogs, saints and north. This is a disgrace. The day I see the filth, esenscum, richmond and hawthorn play down there in a season it will be my final orgasmatron. 

It won't happen though.

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28 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Agreed. We’re absolutely hopeless against North at Hobart.

Even during a season when we win a flag and they cop the spoon, we still take 3 and a half qtrs to put them away at Blundstone.

Glad we have given Blundstone the boot.

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1 hour ago, Mazer Rackham said:

I recall a game in the Roos years when we were pushing for finals and in the second last round (I think) put in a limp performance against the Blues on our home ground which finished our chances. Embarrassing to watch their goals raining over my head all afternoon.

We owe them, cue in rack or not.

Completely agree. I see this game as our end of year %builder and we give them a flogging on our last home turf game

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7 hours ago, deespicable me said:

The two biggest commercial games for us are both away (tiges and Collingwood) and our home games are against interstate sides. There is no cash in for us after winning the flag. It's like they want to prove we are a second rate club who's numbers won't stack up.

Disgusting and disrespectful draw for the club. 

Don’t we take it in turns re the home side for both those games?

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Lots of hand wringing on here. It’s a fixture so it will never be even. Raining night games for the sponsors which is great and I love the rolling fixture - keeps us always a chance to get good slots. 

I will try to get down a few times.

Lets get into it

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