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5 hours ago, FearTheBeard said:

It's almost guaranteed that we play them there.

We will most likely play them twice and they won't have a home game against us at the G because we are a small club.

It will also be the usually late in the season game against them because their pub ground is unavailable until round 10.

Only chance of us not going there is if the AFL sends one of essendon or Hawthorn down there.

No chance Hawthorn will be going there despite their projected bottom 4 finish.

Geelong V Hawthorn is locked in for Easter Monday at the MCG. 

Therefore that leaves Collingwood and/or Richmond as the other teams that Geelong will host at the G.

So yeah, the only chance we avoid Kardinia Park is if we play them once, as the home team.

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5 hours ago, BDA said:

It's an extra round of meaningful footy so not all bad. I know this is money motivated, but I'll give it a chance

If prices are reasonable, unlikely I know, I might head over for that weekend

It’s during the school holidays. Everything will be outrageously more expensive. 

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8 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

have i missed anything?

Just the bit about there not being enough suitable ovals in the City of Adelaide and therefore the need to schedule some of the games to be played at selected regional venues.

I've heard they're considering Snowtown with the names of the two competing clubs to be drawn from a barrel.

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5 hours ago, daisycutter said:

and the goal umpires will be wizards and signal scores with wands rather than flags

goal posts will be flexible and fitted with anti-collision detectors thus eliminating any posters

ch7 will run harry potter repeats between games

I'm warming to it, slightly....

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14 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Channel 7 and Foxtel are covered in their own drool just at the thought of it

The Players have been offered $$$ to play an extra round. The Majority of Supporters won’t be there. 
Advertising Rates and Content will be off the charts 

 

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9 hours ago, FearTheBeard said:

It's almost guaranteed that we play them there.

We will most likely play them twice and they won't have a home game against us at the G because we are a small club.

It will also be the usually late in the season game against them because their pub ground is unavailable until round 10.

Only chance of us not going there is if the AFL sends one of essendon or Hawthorn down there.

Essendon and Hawthorn wouldn’t know how to find the ground so would have to forfeit 

8 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Round 5 for the abracadabra round according to reports and one assumes that Round 1 is now a week early.

Listen to the whinging if a team draws Adelaide or Port.

We haven't heard as to how the additional round impacts the loose formula for top six playing each other twice etc

Also will the AFL "waste" good games on suburban venues and low crowds

Any guesses who will, and who will not?

8 hours ago, daisycutter said:

and the goal umpires will be wizards and signal scores with wands rather than flags

goal posts will be flexible and fitted with anti-collision detectors thus eliminating any posters

ch7 will run harry potter repeats between games

…. you forgot to mention the golden snitch and the quidditch broom stick 

3 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

No chance Hawthorn will be going there despite their projected bottom 4 finish.

Geelong V Hawthorn is locked in for Easter Monday at the MCG. 

Therefore that leaves Collingwood and/or Richmond as the other teams that Geelong will host at the G.

So yeah, the only chance we avoid Kardinia Park is if we play them once, as the home team.

And since we finished 1 and 5, or 1 and 2, no way we will not play them twice. 

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49 minutes ago, monoccular said:

And since we finished 1 and 5, or 1 and 2, no way we will not play them twice. 

You’re probably right.

Given we finished 5th I’d say we’ll play two of Geelong, Sydney, Collingwood, Brisbane and Freo twice.

The AFL will  be keen (if possible) for Grundy and Jackson to face their old sides twice for box office attraction,  so we could avoid Geelong twice on that basis.

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21 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Listen to the whinging if a team draws Adelaide or Port.

This is what bemuses me is why not take this opportunity to say no team gets a home game here. Port and Adelaide play each other on Thursday night to kick off the “monster magic round”, and then the rest of the round plays itself out with zero home ground advantage. 

Instead as you say two teams will feel hard done by with copping Port or Adelaide. 

Again, the single thing that the AFL fail at is fairness. 

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4 hours ago, Pates said:

This is what bemuses me is why not take this opportunity to say no team gets a home game here. Port and Adelaide play each other on Thursday night to kick off the “monster magic round”, and then the rest of the round plays itself out with zero home ground advantage. 

Instead as you say two teams will feel hard done by with copping Port or Adelaide. 

Again, the single thing that the AFL fail at is fairness. 

Single thing Pates! I have a list a metre long. However fairness is high on the list and 90% ties back to pleasing the media. Take the five interchange that is about reducing the look of the game in the last quarter. As players tire their skill level drops. The media don't want  that in the last quarter. So 5 is the go. It will 5 plus a medical substitute in a couple of years time.

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

Single thing Pates! I have a list a metre long. However fairness is high on the list and 90% ties back to pleasing the media. Take the five interchange that is about reducing the look of the game in the last quarter. As players tire their skill level drops. The media don't want  that in the last quarter. So 5 is the go. It will 5 plus a medical substitute in a couple of years time.

Haha very true, I should have said the one thing AFL should be making paramount is fairness and integrity. But it’s one thing they CONSISTENTLY fail at. 

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7 hours ago, Pates said:

Haha very true, I should have said the one thing AFL should be making paramount is fairness and integrity. But it’s one thing they CONSISTENTLY fail at. 

On a fairness level, the Showdown should be held that round so that no team is disadvantaged playing against ADL or PtA. But instead, I'm sure they'll try to maximise crowds and have ADL and PtA headlining separate 'blockbuster' double headers, so eg GWS v Freo is the curtain raiser to PtA vs Syd. I guess, as long as they rotate this round each season, the advantages will even out (in theory)?

 

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15 hours ago, Pates said:

This is what bemuses me is why not take this opportunity to say no team gets a home game here. Port and Adelaide play each other on Thursday night to kick off the “monster magic round”, and then the rest of the round plays itself out with zero home ground advantage. 

Instead as you say two teams will feel hard done by with copping Port or Adelaide. 

Again, the single thing that the AFL fail at is fairness. 

If Adelaide and Port play interstate teams in this round then the competition becomes even more hopelessly compromised. With the league so even atm it is not beyond the realms of possibility that the ‘magic’ round could be the difference between an Adelaide team making the finals and not. That would be yet another ingenious way for the AFL to lack fairness and integrity. Insane.

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5 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

That's an insult to Harry... he is much better

I like the abracadabra round... or perhaps the Mad Hatter Round (as in Rabbit out of a Hat)

Is there going to be a magic round jumper? Or a cup for the team that kicks the highest score. Perhaps double Brownlow points for this round. 

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