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Looking at the fixture if both clubs are top 4 then your a good chance for a Friday game.

...but C/Wood are away to GC so I wouldn't be surprised to see them take the game. The poor little...don't travel much.

Carlton/Richmond is another if they are up and about.

...but being Carlton, the AFL seem to love them on a Friday night even if the aren't.

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I did some analysis and compared the break between games for our first 14 matches with those from last year. While we have two 5 day breaks compared to 1 in 2023, we have a 13 and 12 day break, along with 10 and 9 day breaks in there as well. Last year we had a lot more 6 day breaks, and the pitiful bye period of just 10 days. 

I'm interested to see if this helps keep our players fresh during the year, and opportunities for Selwyn to better manage player training loads. Having a large gap between our 1st and 2nd games, and then the gaps between our 6th, 7th & 8th games also allows periods for those with interrupted pre-seasons to catch up on conditioning. 

The table shows the breaks between our games this year and last year. The first column is the game number, not the round (because of 'round zero' and our bye after the ANZAC game). The location is for this years game, not last years.

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32 minutes ago, Stu said:

I did some analysis and compared the break between games for our first 14 matches with those from last year. While we have two 5 day breaks compared to 1 in 2023, we have a 13 and 12 day break, along with 10 and 9 day breaks in there as well. Last year we had a lot more 6 day breaks, and the pitiful bye period of just 10 days. 

I'm interested to see if this helps keep our players fresh during the year, and opportunities for Selwyn to better manage player training loads. Having a large gap between our 1st and 2nd games, and then the gaps between our 6th, 7th & 8th games also allows periods for those with interrupted pre-seasons to catch up on conditioning. 

The table shows the breaks between our games this year and last year. The first column is the game number, not the round (because of 'round zero' and our bye after the ANZAC game). The location is for this years game, not last years.

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Excellent analysis.

We'll never truly know how much of an impact that pathetic 10 day mid season break had on our 2022 and 2023 seasons but it could not have helped.

The last time we went from a Kings/Queens B'day Monday to the next Saturday week (which is what's happening this year) was 2021 and that worked out quite well. 

Meanwhile I would hope we'll stay in Adelaide during our 5 day break and be as comfortable and rested as possible, compared to last year's Gather round travel schedule.

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Rounds 16 to 24 include:

Rd 16: vs Brisbane (Gabba) A

Rd 17: vs WCE (MCG) H

Rd 18: vs Essendon (MCG) H

Rd 19: vs Fremantle (OS) A

Rd 20: vs GWS (MCG) H

Rd 21: vs Western Bulldogs (Marvel) A

Rd 22: vs Port Adelaide (MCG) H

Rd 23: vs Gold Coast (GC) A

Rd 24: vs Collingwood (MCG) H

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4 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Rounds 16 to 24 include:

Rd 16: vs Brisbane (Gabba) A

Rd 17: vs WCE (MCG) H

Rd 18: vs Essendon (MCG) H

Rd 19: vs Fremantle (OS) A

Rd 20: vs GWS (MCG) H

Rd 21: vs Western Bulldogs (Marvel) A

Rd 22: vs Port Adelaide (MCG) H

Rd 23: vs Gold Coast (GC) A

Rd 24: vs Collingwood (MCG) H

Even if the pies are back to their best, the last 5 games is a pretty good run home.

Four of our last 5 games in Melbourne - with three at the G.

Yes, two games against a likely top 4 team (Port and Giants), but both on our home ground.

The other 3 games against teams likely to battling to get into the 8.

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Even if the pies are back to their best, the last 5 games is a pretty good run home.

Four of our last 5 games in Melbourne - with three at the G.

Yes, two games against a likely top 4 team (Port and Giants), but both on our home ground.

The other 3 games against teams likely to battling to get into the 8.

If we want to win the flag we need to beat teams like that anyway (hopefully at the G too).

Can't expect to win a flag if we can't beat the top teams at home and can't rely on an easy run in to finals when you are a successful team that gets dealt harder draws.

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best guesses?

  • Rd 16: vs Brisbane (Gabba) - Saturday night on C7
  • Rd 17: vs WCE (MCG) - Sunday early on Fox
  • Rd 18: vs Essendon (MCG) - Saturday night on C7
  • Rd 19: vs Fremantle (OS) - Sunday arvo on C7
  • Rd 20: vs GWS (MCG) - Sunday arvo on C7
  • Rd 21: vs Western Bulldogs (Marvel) -Saturday nite on C7
  • Rd 22: vs Port Adelaide (MCG) - Saturday nite on C7
  • Rd 23: vs Gold Coast (GC) - Saturday twilight on Fox
  • Rd 24: vs Collingwood (MCG) - Friday night on C7

that's a very repucom-friendly fixture to finish the season

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

If we want to win the flag we need to beat teams like that anyway (hopefully at the G too).

Can't expect to win a flag if we can't beat the top teams at home and can't rely on an easy run in to finals when you are a successful team that gets dealt harder draws.

No. But there is no doubt that our run into the finals last year took a physical and psychological toll.

Ditto for 2022.

Conversely, our run into the 2021 final, even with the drama of the last round win against the cats, was far less taxing.

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8 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

best guesses?

  • Rd 16: vs Brisbane (Gabba) - Saturday night on C7
  • Rd 17: vs WCE (MCG) - Sunday early on Fox
  • Rd 18: vs Essendon (MCG) - Saturday night on C7
  • Rd 19: vs Fremantle (OS) - Sunday arvo on C7
  • Rd 20: vs GWS (MCG) - Sunday arvo on C7
  • Rd 21: vs Western Bulldogs (Marvel) -Saturday nite on C7
  • Rd 22: vs Port Adelaide (MCG) - Saturday nite on C7
  • Rd 23: vs Gold Coast (GC) - Saturday twilight on Fox
  • Rd 24: vs Collingwood (MCG) - Friday night on C7

that's a very repucom-friendly fixture to finish the season

Think you've nailed that.

If the Pies are in the hunt, I can't see that round 24 game being anything but Friday night.

The AFL will need weigh up the following Friday night options as follows:

Round 20 - Carlton V Port or Melbourne V GWS

Round 22 - Melbourne V Port or Sydney V Collingwood.

The Eagles game will clearly be an off Broadway Sat arvo or Sun 1:10 game.

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