Unofficial Preview 2018 AFL Round 1 - Melbourne vs Geelong, Sunday March 25th, MCG

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Richmond vs Carlton for Round 1 opener, just a tad bit unfair... :drunk:
Sick of this one being a lock in, it's never a good game, always a blow out and with the exception of this year neither team ends up being relevant.

The "oh but the crowd is always great " argument is bullshit too, it's opening night in Melbourne, you'd get 70k whatever the matchup.
 

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You obviously have some info I don't,do you have a link?
Easter Monday coincides with Round 2. No indication from AFL house that Easter Monday Hawks v Cats is going away. If that is the case, we will play 2 games in a row at the MCG. What makes you think we will play round 3 v the Gold Coast up there? They can't play any home games until June, and they've confirmed their 4 "away" home games v North in Cairns, Freo in Perth, Melbourne at the Gabba and Port in Shanghai.
 
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In the 20 odd years of IR I can't remember once hearing of a major injury. Weird that it's suddenly getting talked about a lot this year.

The players show up hungover, play the game at a jog and punch on a bit, there will be no injuries, except maybe a few broken Irish jaws.
 

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#37
The teams we play twice next year are Melb, Haw, Syd, Rich and GC.
Only one interstate team of note there so we'll obviously have to play a fair few of the others at KP (to make up our home games quota without offending the sensibilities of the 'big' Victorian clubs).

Playing the Dees at the 'G is obviously a good test and I don't see that the Hawkers are certainties to be appreciably better next year.

The yellow and black obliterated us in the QF but they still seem eminently gettable to me. Certainly not a class above, so if we can match their intent and manic pressure game, we have to stand a reasonable chance against them on both occasions.

And as for the Suns, playing them twice is no nightmare. I am not very bullish about their chances in '18 at all.

Will wait and see how it pans out but those five double-ups sound fine to me, considering we finished third again in '17.
 

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Mackie started 2017 in great form and pretty much carried it through the year.

Thurlow, or someone else, is going to need to find something for us not to feel the loss too acutely.

Melbourne might come out steaming after their non-finals debacle - or they might just be a steamin pile...
 
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