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detonatordetonator    1,396 posts
edited October 31 Sport
Eagles to play Easter Friday night under lights at Optus.
PERFECT !!!!!
Dockers to play a lot of Sunday arvo games at Optus next year apparently.
PERFECT !!!!! It will allow me an opportunity to do some weeding. :D

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  • spinkingspinking    1,757 posts
    Looks like the West Australian teams once again looked upon as trivial in this competition. Why would the Afl not sent Collingwood here in round one for the Eagles to unravel their premiership flag. Instead we have to travel to Brisbane . Then to top it off have to play Collingwood 2 weeks later in Melbourne , just goes to show how much respect the Afl afford us

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  • PAULPAUL    2,401 posts
    AFL fixtures were released today. 
    (all times are WST)

    ROUND 1 
    Thursday 21/3
    Carlton v Richmond, MCG, 4:20
    Friday 22/3 
    Collingwood v Geelong, MCG, 4:50 
    Saturday 23/3 
    Melbourne v Port Adelaide, MCG, 10:45 
    Adelaide v Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval, 1:35 
    Western Bulldogs v Sydney, Docklands, 4:25 
    Brisbane v West Coast, 'Gabba, 5:20 
    Sunday 24/3 
    St Kilda v Gold Coast, Docklands, 10:10 
    GWS v Essendon, Showgrounds, 12:20 
    Fremantle v North Melbourne, Perth Stadium, 3:20 

    ROUND 2 
    Thursday 28/3 
    Richmond v Collingwood, MCG, 4:20 
    Friday 29/3 
    Sydney v Adelaide, SCG, 4:50 
    Saturday 30/3 
    Essendon v St Kilda, Docklands, 1:35 
    Port Adelaide v Carlton, Adelaide Oval, 2:10 
    Geelong v Melbourne, Kardinia Park, 4:25 
    West Coast v GWS, Perth Stadium, 5:10 
    Sunday 31/3 
    North Melbourne v Brisbane, Docklands, 10:10 
    Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs, MCG, 12:20 
    Gold Coast v Fremantle, Carrara, 1:40 

    ROUND 3 
    Thursday 4/4 
    Adelaide v Geelong, Adelaide Oval, 4:50 
    Friday 5/4 
    Melbourne v Essendon, MCG, 4:50 
    Saturday 6/4 
    Carlton v Sydney, Docklands, 10:45 
    GWS v Richmond, Showgrounds, 1:35 
    Brisbane v Port Adelaide, 'Gabba, 4:25 
    Collingwood v West Coast, MCG, 4:25 
    Sunday 7/4 
    Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast, Docklands, 12:20 
    Hawthorn v North Melbourne, MCG, 1:20 
    Fremantle v St Kilda, Perth Stadium, 3:20 

    ROUND 4 
    Thursday 11/4 
    Sydney v Melbourne, SCG, 5:20 
    Friday 12/4 
    Collingwood v Western Bulldogs, MCG, 5:50 
    Saturday 13/4 
    Geelong v GWS, Kardinia Park, 11:45 
    Essendon v Brisbane, MCG, 12:10 
    Port Adelaide v Richmond, Adelaide Oval, 2:35 
    North Melbourne v Adelaide, Docklands, 5:25 
    West Coast v Fremantle, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Sunday 14/4 
    Gold Coast v Carlton, Carrara, 12:40 
    St Kilda v Hawthorn, Docklands, 1:20 

    ROUND 5 
    Thursday 18/4 
    Brisbane v Collingwood, 'Gabba, 5:35 
    Good Friday 19/4 
    North Melbourne v Essendon, Docklands, 2:20 
    West Coast v Port Adelaide, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Saturday 20/4 
    GWS v Fremantle, Manuka Oval, 11:45 
    Melbourne v St Kilda, MCG, 2:35 
    Richmond v Sydney, Docklands, 5:25 
    Sunday 21/4 
    Western Bulldogs v Carlton, Docklands, 11:10 
    Adelaide v Gold Coast, Adelaide Oval, 2:40 
    Monday 22/4 
    Hawthorn v Geelong, MCG, 1:20 

    ROUND 6 
    Wednesday 24/4 
    Richmond v Melbourne, MCG, 5:35 
    Thursday 25/4 (Anzac Day) 
    Essendon v Collingwood, MCG, 1:20 
    Friday 26/4 
    Port Adelaide v North Melbourne, Adelaide Oval, 5:50 
    Saturday 27/4 
    Gold Coast v Brisbane, Carrara, 11:45 
    St Kilda v Adelaide, Docklands, 2:35 
    Sydney v GWS, SCG, 5:25 
    Fremantle v Western Bulldogs, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Sunday 28/4 
    Hawthorn v Carlton, York Park, 1:20 
    Geelong v West Coast, Kardinia Park, 2:40 

    ROUND 7 
    Friday 3/5 
    Collingwood v Port Adelaide, Docklands, 5:50 
    Saturday 4/5 
    Melbourne v Hawthorn, MCG, 11:45 
    GWS v St Kilda, Manuka Oval, 11:45 
    Brisbane v Sydney, 'Gabba, 2:35 
    Western Bulldogs v Richmond, Docklands, 5:25 
    West Coast v Gold Coast, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Sunday 5/5 
    Carlton v North Melbourne, Docklands, 11:10 
    Geelong v Essendon, MCG, 1:20 
    Adelaide v Fremantle, Adelaide Oval, 2:40 

    ROUND 8 
    Friday 10/5 
    Sydney v Essendon, SCG, 5:50 
    Saturday 11/5 
    Western Bulldogs v Brisbane, Eureka Stadium, 11:45 
    Carlton v Collingwood, MCG, 11:45 
    Gold Coat v Melbourne, Carrara, 2:35 
    St Kilda v West Coast, Docklands, 5:25 
    Port Adelaide v Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, 5:40 
    Sunday 12/5 
    North Melbourne v Geelong, Docklands, 11:10 
    Hawthorn v GWS, MCG, 1:20 
    Fremantle v Richmond, Perth Stadium, 3:20 

    ROUND 9 
    Friday 17/5 
    West Coast v Melbourne, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Saturday 18/5 
    Collingwood v St Kilda, MCG, 11:45 
    Brisbane v Adelaide, 'Gabba, 12:10 
    Geelong v Western Bulldogs, Kardinia Park, 2:35 
    Essendon v Fremantle, Docklands, 5:25 
    North Melbourne v Sydney, Bellerive Oval, 5:25 
    Sunday 19/5 
    Port Adelaide v Gold Coast, Adelaide Oval, 11:10 
    Richmond v Hawthorn, MCG, 1:20 
    GWS v Carlton, Showgrounds, 2:40 

    ROUND 10 
    Friday 24/5 
    Sydney v Carlton, SCG, 5:50 
    Saturday 25/5 
    Hawthorn v Port Adelaide, York Park, 11:45 
    Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne, Docklands, 12:10 
    Adelaide v West Coast, Adelaide Oval, 2:35 
    Gold Coast v Geelong, Carrara, 5:25 
    Richmond v Essendon, MCG, 5:25 
    Sunday 26/5 
    Melbourne v GWS, MCG, 11:10 
    St Kilda v Carlton, Docklands, 1:20 
    Fremantle v Brisbane, Perth Stadium, 3:20 

    ROUND 11 
    Friday 31/5 
    North Melbourne v Richmond, Docklands, 5:50 
    Saturday 1/6 
    Collingwood v Fremantle, MCG, 11:45 
    GWS v Gold Coast, Showgrounds, 11:45 
    Geelong v Sydney, Kardinia Park, 2:35 
    Brisbane v Hawthorn, 'Gabba, 5:25 
    Melbourne v Adelaide, Marrara Oval, 5:40 
    Sunday 2/6 
    St Kilda v Port Adelaide, Jiangwan Stadium, 12:40 
    Essendon v Carlton, MCG, 1:20 
    West Coast v Western Bulldogs, Perth Stadium, 3:20 

    ROUND 12 
    Friday 7/6 
    Richmond v Geelong, MCG, 5:50 
    Saturday 8/6 
    Carlton v Brisbane, Docklands, 11:45 
    Gold Coast v North Melbourne, Carrara, 2:35 
    Adelaide v GWS, Adelaide Oval, 5:40 
    Sunday 9/6 
    Sydney v West Coast, SCG, 1:20 
    Monday 10/6 
    Collingwood v Melbourne, MCG, 1:20 

    ROUND 13 
    Thursday 13/6 
    Adelaide v Richmond, Adelaide Oval, 5:50 
    Friday 14/6 
    Essendon v Hawthorn, Docklands, 5:50 
    Saturday 15/6 
    Gold Coast v St Kilda, Riverway Stadium, 11:45 
    Fremantle v Port Adelaide, Perth Stadium, 2:35 
    Carlton v Western Bulldogs, Docklands, 5:25 
    Sunday 16/6 
    North Melbourne v GWS, Bellerive Oval, 1:20 

    ROUND 14 
    Thursday 20/6 
    West Coast v Essendon, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Friday 21/6 
    Sydney v Hawthorn, SCG, 5:50 
    Saturday 22/6 
    Melbourne v Fremantle, MCG, 11:45 
    St Kilda v Hawthorn, Docklands, 2:35 
    Port Adelaide v Geelong, Adelaide Oval, 5:40 
    Sunday 23/6 
    Western Bulldogs v Collingwood, Docklands, 1:20 

    ROUND 15 
    Thursday 27/6 
    Essendon v GWS, Docklands, 5:20 
    Friday 28/6 
    Geelong v Adelaide, Kardinia Park, 5:50 
    Saturday 29/6 
    Hawthorn v West Coast, MCG, 11:45 
    Sydney v Gold Coast, SCG, 2:35 
    Collingwood v North Melbourne, Docklands, 5:25 
    Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs, Adelaide Oval, 5:40 
    Sunday 30/6 
    St Kilda v Richmond, Docklands, 11:10 
    Brisbane v Melbourne, 'Gabba, 1:20 
    Fremantle v Carlton, Perth Stadium, 3:20 

    ROUND 16 
    Friday 5/7 
    Hawthorn v Collingwood, MCG, 5:50 
    Saturday 6/7 
    Essendon v Sydney, MCG, 11:45 
    Gold Coast v Richmond, Carrara, 12:10 
    Adelaide v Port Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, 2:35 
    Western Bulldogs v Geelong, Docklands, 5:25 
    Fremantle v West Coast, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Sunday 7/7 
    Carlton v Melbourne, MCG, 11:10 
    North Melbourne v St Kilda, Bellerive Oval, 1:20 
    GWS v Brisbane, Showgrounds, 2:40 

    ROUND 17 
    Friday 12/7 
    West Coast v Collingwood, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Saturday 13/7 
    Sydney v Carlton, SCG, 11:45 
    Hawthorn v Fremantle, York Park, 12:10 
    Essendon v North Melbourne, Docklands, 2:35 
    Gold Coast v Adelaide, Carrara, 5:25 
    Geelong v St Kilda, Kardinia Park, 5:25 
    Sunday 14/7 
    Richmond v GWS, MCG, 11:10 
    Western Bulldogs v Melbourne, Docklands, 1:20 
    Port Adelaide v Brisbane, Adelaide Oval, 2:40 

    ROUND 18 
    Friday 19/7 
    Adelaide v Essendon, Adelaide Oval, 5:50 
    Saturday 20/7 
    Richmond v Port Adelaide, MCG, 11:45 
    Carlton v Gold Coast, Docklands, 12:10 
    GWS v Collingwood, Showgrounds, 2:35 
    Brisbane v North Melbourne, 'Gabba, 5:25 
    Fremantle v Sydney, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Sunday 21/7 
    Geelong v Hawthorn, MCG, 11:10 
    Melbourne v West Coast, Traeger Park, 1:20 
    St Kilda v Western Bulldogs, Docklands, 2:40 

    ROUND 19 
    Friday 26/7 
    Collingwood v Richmond, MCG, 5:50 
    Saturday 27/7 
    Hawthorn v Brisbane, York Park, 11:45 
    Carlton v Adelaide, MCG, 12:10 
    West Coast v North Melbourne, Perth Stadium, 2:35 
    St Kilda v Melbourne, Docklands, 5:25 
    Port Adelaide v GWS, Adelaide Oval, 5:40 
    Sunday 28/7 
    Western Bulldogs v Fremantle, Docklands, 11:10 
    Sydney v Geelong, SCG, 1:20 
    Gold Coast v Essendon, Carrara, 2:40 

    ROUND 20 
    Friday 2/8 
    North Melbourne v Hawthorn, Docklands, 5:50 
    Saturday 3/8 
    Essendon v Port Adelaide, Docklands, 11:45 
    GWS v Sydney, Showgrounds, 12:10 
    Fremantle v Geelong, Perth Stadium, 2:35 
    Melbourne v Richmond, MCG, 5:25 
    Adelaide v St Kilda, Adelaide Oval, 5:40 
    Sunday 4/8 
    Collingwood v Gold Coast, MCG, 11:10 
    Carlton v West Coast, Docklands, 1:20 
    Brisbane v Western Bulldogs, 'Gabba, 2:40 

    ROUND 21 
    Friday 9/8 
    GWS v Hawthorn, Manuka Oval, 5:50 
    Saturday 10/8 
    Melbourne v Collingwood, MCG, 11:45 
    Port Adelaide v Sydney, Adelaide Oval, 12:10 
    Brisbane v Gold Coast, 'Gabba, 2:35 
    Essendon v Western Bulldogs, Docklands, 5:25 
    Geelong v North Melbourne, Kardinia Park, 5:25 
    Sunday 11/8 
    St Kilda v Fremantle, Docklands, 11:10 
    Richmond v Carlton, MCG, 1:20 
    West Coast v Adelaide, Perth Stadium, 2:40 

    ROUND 22 
    Friday 16/8 
    Melbourne v Sydney, MCG, 5:50 
    Saturday 17/8 
    Carlton v St Kilda, MCG, 11:45 
    Brisbane v Geelong, 'Gabba, 12:10 
    Adelaide v Collingwood, Adelaide Oval, 2:35 
    North Melbourne v Port Adelaide, Docklands, 5:25 
    Fremantle v Essendon, Perth Stadium, 6:10 
    Sunday 18/8 
    Richmond v West Coast, MCG, 11:10 
    GWS v Western Bulldogs, Showgrounds, 1:20 
    Hawthorn v Gold Coast, Docklands, 2:40 

    ROUND 23 
    Friday 23/8 - Sunday 25/8 
    North Melbourne v Melbourne, Bellerive Oval 
    Richmond v Brisbane, MCG 
    Gold Coast v GWS, Carrara 
    Port Adelaide v Fremantle, Adelaide Oval 
    West Coast v Hawthorn, Perth Stadium 
    Geelong v Carlton, Kardinia Park 
    Western Bulldogs v Adelaide, Eureka Stadium 
    Collingwood v Essendon, MCG 
    Sydney v St Kilda, SCG
  • ciscocisco    658 posts
    Great work Paul - many thanks.

    Regards

    cisco

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  • SKIDSSKIDS    663 posts
    spinking said:

    Looks like the West Australian teams once again looked upon as trivial in this competition. Why would the Afl not sent Collingwood here in round one for the Eagles to unravel their premiership flag. Instead we have to travel to Brisbane . Then to top it off have to play Collingwood 2 weeks later in Melbourne , just goes to show how much respect the Afl afford us




    Ummm, coz 80,000 plus will be at the G to watch Pies v Cats.

    Shoulda built a bigger park.

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  • TiversTivers    6,746 posts
    And it’s freo’s turn to be home first round - they alternate in agreement.

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  • detonatordetonator    1,396 posts
    edited November 2

    So let me get this straight.

    I am reading in the paper that the Dockers are going to the "Gold Coast" to team bond and focus on the game plan so that everyone is on the same page come season time ? W.T.F

    Gold Coast and focus ??? There is an oxymoron if ever I have heard one.

    I believe Harley and Brandon are the social coordinators on the trip.

    =))

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  • RIORIO    13,765 posts
    SKIDS said:

    spinking said:

    Looks like the West Australian teams once again looked upon as trivial in this competition. Why would the Afl not sent Collingwood here in round one for the Eagles to unravel their premiership flag. Instead we have to travel to Brisbane . Then to top it off have to play Collingwood 2 weeks later in Melbourne , just goes to show how much respect the Afl afford us




    Ummm, coz 80,000 plus will be at the G to watch Pies v Cats.

    Shoulda built a bigger park.


    What an embarrassment to the AFL the Collingwood team is. they are given an opportunity to replay the Grand Final on the same ground early next year and already the suggestion is that the MCG will only be about 80% full...where as if this game was played at Optus there will be a guaranteed 100% stadium full

    I suppose all the out of Victoria clubs can do is to just keep propping up the Vic teams. Within the next 20-30 years lets hope we get to the point where they can astand on their own 2 feet.

    Just saying ;-)
  • bradybrady    1,232 posts
    Pies
    Only have to travel outside of Melb
    3 times
    What a Joke
    Sure they will fill the MCG
    But unbelievably biased draw

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  • oldhendooldhendo    254 posts
    I am happy with that, as we all know the Pies pull the crowds and the AFL are only concerned with the cash.
  • detonatordetonator    1,396 posts
    Obviously the AFL have realised the Colliewobbles cant win the big ones at the G so they are giving them a G biased draw to help give them a hand.
  • PAULPAUL    2,401 posts
    PAUL said:

    ROUND 10 

    Friday 24/5 
    Sydney v Carlton, SCG, 5:50
    Apologies, that should read Sydney v Collingwood at the SCG. Sydney play Carlton there in R17.

    Collingwood play 5 games interstate in 2019.
    R5 v Brisbane, 'Gabba
    R10 v Sydney, SCG
    R17 v West Coast, Perth Stadium
    R18 v GWS, Showgrounds
    R22 v Adelaide, Adelaide Oval
  • bradybrady    1,232 posts
    West Coast
    Play 10 games interstate
    Double The Pies what the Pies have to do
    It stinks
  • bradybrady    1,232 posts
    brady said:

    West Coast
    Play 10 games interstate
    Double The Pies what they have to do
    It stinks


  • RIORIO    13,765 posts
    brady said:

    West Coast
    Play 10 games interstate
    Double The Pies what the Pies have to do
    It stinks



    I hate it to Brady, always have. Team that wins the grand final gets rewarded with 10 games out of the state and the team that loses is penalized with 4  trips out of the state!!...  Is that REALLY fair???
    Then the team that wins the grand final is rewarded with playing 3 games on the ground of the grand final, while the team that loses is penalized with only 16 games on the ground of the Grand Final

    National Competition.....hahahaha

  • PAULPAUL    2,401 posts
    edited November 3
    As a WCE supporter, that doesn't bother me.

    There's only eight non-Victorian teams, so unless you want them to play all eight of them away every season, plus also play at least two of the three Victorian teams that currently play games interstate, Hawthorn (at York Park), North Melbourne (at Bellerive Oval) and/or Melbourne (at Marrara Oval and Traeger Park), they or any of the other 6 Victorian teams (not including HAW, NM or MEL), will never play ten games interstate a year, every year, like WCE, FRE, ADE, BL, GC, GWS, PA or SYD do.

    I haven't counted how many interstate games the other six Victorian teams play (not including Hawthorn, North Melbourne and Melbourne), but it's probably not that much different to the number Collingwood would play.

    A quick glance shows Richmond playing 5 games interstate, just like Collingwood do in 2019.

    RICHMOND'S INTERSTATE GAMES
    R3 v GWS, Showgrounds
    R4 v Port Adelaide, Adelaide Oval
    R8 v Fremantle, Perth Stadium
    R13 v Adelaide, Adelaide Oval
    R16 v Gold Coast, Carrara
  • PAULPAUL    2,401 posts
    edited November 3
    Out of the 198 "home and away" games scheduled in 2019, 99 will be played in Victoria, 98 will be played interstate (11 home games each for the 8 non-Victorian teams, 4 for Hawthorn, 4 for North Melbourne and 2 for Melbourne) and 1 in China (a St Kilda home game, due to PA contractually having to play 11 home games at Adelaide Oval).

    VICTORIA (99)
    MCG 45, Docklands 43, Kardinia Park (GEE) 9 and Eureka Stadium (WB) 2.

    INTERSTATE (98)
    Adelaide Oval (ADE, PA) 22, Perth Stadium (FRE, WCE) 22, 'Gabba (BL) 11, SCG (SYD) 11, Carrara (GC) 10, Showgrounds (GWS) 8, Bellerive Oval (NM) 4, York Park (HAW) 4, Manuka Oval (GWS) 3, Marrara Oval (MEL) 1, Riverway Stadium (GC) 1 and Traeger Park (MEL) 1.

    OVERSEAS (1)
    Jiangwan Stadium (STK) 1.
  • PAULPAUL    2,401 posts
    edited November 3
    PAUL said:

    I haven't counted how many interstate games the other six Victorian teams play (not including Hawthorn, North Melbourne and Melbourne), but it's probably not that much different to the number Collingwood would play.

    Done some analysis on the "home and away" fixtures.

    Games played in home state and interstate in 2019.

    ADE - 12 at Adelaide Oval, 10 interstate
    BL - 12 in Queensland, 10 interstate
    CAR - 16 in Victoria, 6 interstate
    COL - 17 in Melbourne, 5 interstate
    ESS - 16 in Melbourne, 6 interstate
    FRE - 12 at Perth Stadium, 10 interstate
    GC - 12 in Queensland, 10 interstate
    GEE - 16 in Victoria, 6 interstate
    GWS - 12 in NSW/ACT, 10 interstate
    HAW - 13 in Melbourne, 9 interstate
    MEL - 15 in Victoria, 7 interstate
    NM - 13 in Victoria, 9 interstate
    PA - 12 at Adelaide Oval, 9 interstate, 1 in China
    RIC - 17 in Melbourne, 5 interstate
    STK - 15 in Victoria, 6 interstate, 1 in China
    SYD - 12 in Sydney, 10 interstate
    WB - 17 in Victoria, 5 interstate
    WCE - 12 at Perth Stadium, 10 interstate
  • PAULPAUL    2,401 posts
    edited November 4
    So, unfortunately, it is just a fact of reality that by living in Perth, the most geographically remote city on the planet, we have to travel more than any other club every season. That fact is never going to change.

    Throw in the fact that there are more Victorian clubs (10) than non-Victorian clubs (8), just on those numbers alone, the non-Victorian clubs will always have to play more games interstate than Victorian clubs and the Victorian clubs that pull-in the biggest crowds will always get more opportunities to play at the biggest venue (i.e. MCG). You have to remember, there's only four Victorian venues now in use by the AFL; MCG, Docklands, Kardinia Park (Geelong) and Eureka Stadium (Ballarat) and generally Docklands isn't big enough for clubs with big supporter bases like Collingwood and Richmond.

    About the only way you could even try to equalise the number of times every club travelled interstate, was if the Victorian teams sold off one "home" game each season to the interstate teams and/or when two Victorian teams play each other, say once per club per season, they did so at an interstate "neutral" venue. That way, in theory at least, every AFL club would then travel interstate a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 9 times during the "home and away" season.

    Obviously though, that's never going to happen, for a variety of reasons, both financially and viability, and personally I don't think that should happen either.
  • oldhendooldhendo    254 posts
    Gee, you Phuckers win the silver mug at the big dance and are still winging, get out of the sandbox if you dont want to play.
  • spinkingspinking    1,757 posts
    Not winging as much as the Collingwood supporters who wanted a referendum on the free kicks awarded in the gf talk about stupid winging dumb f....

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  • spinkingspinking    1,757 posts
    Actually petioned for a replay ha ha ha stupid twats

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  • TiversTivers    6,746 posts
    WTF are you lot on about ?
    How on earth are Collingwood, or Richmond etc supposed to play 10 out of state games a season ?
    You want them to play EVERY interstate team twice a year, away ?
    So essentially every Vic team would have to play every interstate team as their double ups (and play both games away).
    Will be about a 30 round season, and a lot of byes while they're all queuing up to play.

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  • TiversTivers    6,746 posts
    Never hear WC supporters complaining about playing 10 interstate HOME games a season.
    Collingwood / Richmond et al only get 3 or 4 of those a season.
    Free kick West Coast............

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  • PAULPAUL    2,401 posts
    edited November 5
    Tivers said:

    WTF are you lot on about?

    How on earth are Collingwood, or Richmond etc supposed to play 10 out of state games a season?
    You want them to play EVERY interstate team twice a year, away?
    That's pretty much the point I was trying to make in the earlier post.
    PAUL said:

    There's only eight non-Victorian teams, so unless you want them to play all eight of them away every season, plus also play at least two of the three Victorian teams that currently play games interstate, Hawthorn (at York Park), North Melbourne (at Bellerive Oval) and/or Melbourne (at Marrara Oval and Traeger Park), they will never play ten games interstate a year.

    The suggestion I made in a later post (playing devil's advocate), which I stated that I didn't personally support, was about the only way you could try to even up the interstate travel a little bit.
    PAUL said:

    About the only way you could even try to equalise the number of times every club travelled interstate, was if the Victorian teams sold off one "home" game each season to the interstate teams and/or when two Victorian teams play each other, say once per club per season, they did so at an interstate "neutral" venue. That way, in theory at least, every AFL club would then travel interstate a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 9 times during the "home and away" season.

    Obviously though, that's never going to happen, for a variety of reasons, both financially and viability, and personally I don't think that should happen either.

    In my opinion, the travel thing is a "non-issue", if your team is good enough, they'll find a way to win.

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  • TiversTivers    6,746 posts
    edited November 5
    Is a non issue yes, because all the "disadvantage" of playing away interstate is offset by the "advantage" of playing equal number of home interstate games - ie those visiting teams under equal duress as WC (et al) are playing away.

    The only inequity is the actual distance covered, but unless WC relocate to Alice Springs that is never going to be rectified, and also who plays who for the 5 double up games.............which everyone makes a big fuss about, but end of the day it's only 5 games !

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    6,586 posts
    The only way the draw ewqualises travel is if each state has the same amount of teams.

    And that will never happen



  • detonatordetonator    1,396 posts
    Could you imagine how many premierships the Eagles would have if we had the amount of travel Collingwood has every year ???
    OMG we would have to build another Optus Stadium just to house the cups !!! :)>-

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  • TiversTivers    6,746 posts
    Probably none, because they wouldn’t make finals without 11 gimme / free kick home games per year
  • oldhendooldhendo    254 posts
    Spot on Tivers, some people just dont get it, the uneducated.

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