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Becoming a 'big club' won't necessarily see us avoid trips down to KP. We'll still need to become bigger than at least some of the existing 'big' Victorian clubs and push them down the pecking order. 

You can probably guarantee that each of Footscray, North and St Kilda will be playing down there for the foreseeable future. Then there's us. Now that Carlton are up and about again we should probably be setting our sights on overtaking Hawthorn. A win for us would be Geelong choosing to host their Easter Monday game at KP every second year with their new increased capacity.  

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Query:

is there a list/table anywhere online that summarises the longest streaks of ‘unfair’ / biased game schedules?

eg Dees at Kardinia Park

should we start a thread listing them? (An off season project perhaps).

Maybe by spreading the word on these lopsided fixtures we can point out their absurdity and effect change.

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42 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Becoming a 'big club' won't necessarily see us avoid trips down to KP. We'll still need to become bigger than at least some of the existing 'big' Victorian clubs and push them down the pecking order. 

You can probably guarantee that each of Footscray, North and St Kilda will be playing down there for the foreseeable future. Then there's us. Now that Carlton are up and about again we should probably be setting our sights on overtaking Hawthorn. A win for us would be Geelong choosing to host their Easter Monday game at KP every second year with their new increased capacity.  

Geelong have a 9/2 split of GMHBA to MCG games. I reckon a Carlton, Richmond, Essendon or Hawthorn may draw the short straw next year to the 40,000 seat stadium given Collingwood simply won’t he fixtured there.

Next year Hawthorn are hosting Geelong at the G on Easter Monday. There is no rule that states that Geelong can’t host Hawthorn at GMHBA in the return game should they meet twice.

 

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On 08/11/2023 at 19:23, Spargonicus said:

Query:

is there a list/table anywhere online that summarises the longest streaks of ‘unfair’ / biased game schedules?

eg Dees at Kardinia Park

should we start a thread listing them? (An off season project perhaps).

Maybe by spreading the word on these lopsided fixtures we can point out their absurdity and effect change.

There was a list on some thread earlier in the year and we were clearly the team to travel there most, by a fair margin.   I think it was Collingwood and maybe Carlton / Richmond who went only once in 20+ years.  I am sure some tech guru can find it somewhere.

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9 minutes ago, monoccular said:

There was a list on some thread earlier in the year and we were clearly the team to travel there most, by a fair margin.   I think it was Collingwood and maybe Carlton / Richmond who went only once in 20+ years.  I am sure some tech guru can find it somewhere.

 

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On 07/11/2023 at 13:16, Deebauched said:

Will likely strike out on most of those. Maybe Essendonx2 but we did bomb out in the finals again.

Id play dees against that lot in R1 not the Bulldogs.

Will Melb get a rest from playing at the Gabba and Norff in Tas.? Wishful thinking.

We are always in the wings when the fixture needs to be plugged somewhere. Same old venues and travel every year.

 

 

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1 hour ago, titan_uranus said:

 

Thanks Titan.

Remove Gc and Giants  and Fitzroy and it's the usual stuff. Pies three times. What a joke.

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6 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

now watch us be scheduled to play the crom there as an 'away' side as well

Yep, we play Adelaide on Thursday the 4th of April at AO

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2 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

no, that's gather round

i mean later in the year as well

Oh, I see. Yeah you’re probably right. 🙄 

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23 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Honestly would rather play one of the two SA teams than another Victorian side there 

At least we can just treat it like another away game instead of the debacle that was the West Coast into Essendon game last year where we went Melb-Perth-Melb-Adelaide within a week

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Brace for impact. This could be the start of a shocking fixture.

What are the odds we play on Saturday or Fridaythe week before and only get 4or 5 days off.

Why isnt reigning premiers Collingwood playing Adelaide in this so called blockbuster round?

Stupid question.

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Not ideal that us and Essendon are the only genuine away teams in Gather Round. 

However Carlton and Dogs drew the short straw last year and another two clubs will draw the short straw in 2025.

And it’s not as if playing a neutral game against Essendon last year did us any favours as we put in our softest performance of the year that day. We might come in with a different mindset knowing the challenge ahead of playing Adelaide at AO.

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Let’s wait and see what it all looks like. 

Could be good if it counts as one of our away games. Plus it’s a more “normal” match up than getting a Vic side.

But more likely is in addition to the rest of our fixture and will mean an extra away game compared to most of our rivals. 

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1 hour ago, demoncat said:

Honestly would rather play one of the two SA teams than another Victorian side there 

At least we can just treat it like another away game instead of the debacle that was the West Coast into Essendon game last year where we went Melb-Perth-Melb-Adelaide within a week

That was on the club and/or the players for coming home after our Perth game and then flying back to Adelaide the following week, rather then spending the week in Adelaide to reduce travel stress.

The Dogs spent an entire week in Perth after Gather round to reduce travel and ended up putting in one of their best performances of the year against Freo at Optus.

Hopefully lessons are learnt if we’re back to back travelling before or after Gather Round.

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Not sure its been mentioned but one of our major sponsor Jaguar will no longer be continuing in 2024.

I've just been told this from a contact who has input in the manufacturering of our guernseys.

Hertz will take on the back of the gurnsey major sponsorship.

Club looking for Short sponsorship to replace Hertz.

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6 minutes ago, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

Not sure its been mentioned but one of our major sponsor Jaguar will no longer be continuing in 2024.

I've just been told this from a contact who has input in manufacturering of our guernseys.

Hertz will take on the the back of the gurnsey major sponsorship.

Club looking for Short sponsorship to replace Hertz.

hertz has a strong history of involvement with mfc

barassi was their inaugural oztrayan spokesperson

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