2018 fixture requests

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by TheKanga, Oct 2, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Howard Littlejohn

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    In terms of pure stadium deals and proximity, I'd be happy for North to play in Geelong rather than Hobart. (With both my North and Tasmanian hats on, I dislike the Hobart deal.) But clubs are never going to build a secondary supporter base in Geelong, maybe in other places that can happen.
     
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  2. JohnZ

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    Bulldogs, North, Hawthorn, Saints. Geelong City Council will pay each of you $250k + All Stadium takings to play a home game at Kardinia Park in return for the Away team being Geelong. Works for me :D
     
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  3. adammania9

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    I think our double-ups will be:
    - Richmond
    - Melbourne
    - Essendon
    - Fremantle
    - Gold Coast/Brisbane
     
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  4. Rabman

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    Does there have to be 46 games at the Docklands? For me it should be 50 games at the MCG, 40 Games at Docklands, 9 games at least at Kardinia Park and 2 in Ballarat. Every team should play at least one home game at the MCG.

    Carlton: 6 games MCG 5 games Docklands
    Collingwood
    : 10 games MCG 1 game Docklands
    Essendon
    : 4 games MCG 7 games Docklands
    Geelong
    : 2 games MCG 9 games Kardinia Park
    Hawthorn
    : 6 games MCG 4 games Launceston 1 game Docklands
    Melbourne
    : 9 games MCG 2 games Northern Territory
    North
    : 1 game MCG 7 games Docklands 3 games Hobart
    Richmond
    : 10 games MCG 1 game Docklands
    St.Kilda
    1 game MCG 10 games Docklands
    Bulldogs
    : 1 game MCG 8 games Docklands 2 games Ballarat
     
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  5. eth-dog

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    Double ups:

    Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide

    Away Trips:

    Port Adelaide, Brisbane, GWS, West Coast, North Melbourne

    Home games:

    MCG: Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Geelong
    Docklands: Port Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast, Fremantle, Adelaide, St. Kilda

    Away games (Melbourne)

    MCG: Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Melbourne
    Docklands: Western Bulldogs
     
  6. JohnZ

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    Yup 46 at each mininum.
     
  7. telsor

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    Have to?? No, not now the AFL owns the ground (although there might be secondary contracts that require it).

    But that would require the AFL to lose money....So how likely do you think that is?


    Also, there are limits to how many games the MCG can/will host (for both scheduling and pitch maintenance reasons).
     
  8. Deep

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    Why don't teams like North Melbourne sell a home game to Kardinia? 22,000 in the stadium gets you about 750,000 profit which North would love considering they only made 611k profit from the Etihad deal during 2011 season for example according to Brayshaw.

    That's basically 55k a game they make if those figures are serious. Adding on another 750k and it more than doubles all of their home games combined in profit...
     
  9. Rabman

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    Might be irrelevant now but the deal with the docklands according to wookies website on the Etihad stadium deal was 46 games a year up till 2013 then 40 games a year until 2025. http://www.footyindustry.com/?page_id=2424
     
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  10. JohnZ

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    Pride. Playing a Home game in Geelong v Geelong might not go down well with the Members.
     
  11. Connor2779

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    Adelaide v Melbourne @ The Oval on a Friday night in the first 3-4 rounds. Just to see and hear the crowd react to Lever
     

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  12. telsor

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    North have no pride.

    The reason is the AFL wont let them. It's been tried before after all.

    AFL made a decision years back after games were sold to Brisbane (I think...) that you can't sell games to the 'away' teams home market....Might be possible to have a 'neutral' game there, but even that's unlikely....the AFL likes sold games to feed markets that are too small for their own team.

    Not to mention the whole bit about the AFL losing games from it's ground to move them to elsewhere in the same city...the club might make money, but it would be at the cost of the AFL.
     
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  13. Ron The Bear

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    Adelaide have requested an Easter blockbuster against these guys.

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  14. ess7

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    Because it would increase the chances of them losing.
     
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  15. Bokonon_

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    I hope it's not an away game. Beleive it gets pretty windy there.
     
  16. GoldenMagpie16

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    Change Fremantle with North Melbourne and you've got yourself a realistic double ups
     
  17. dean33

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    Rd 1 is our home game next year so we'll unfurl the flag in front of 90,000. Can't think of a better game to do it in.
     
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    A west coast supporter talking about other teams not winning away from home... funny stuff
     
  19. dean33

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    Happy to go down to kardinia park as long as pies, bombers, blues and Hawks also head down there. Saying that don't think we'll be heading down there next year.
     
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  20. kirky

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    Play both Carlton (haven't been here to play us since 2010) and Collingwood (its our turn) in Adelaide.

    Thats it.
     
  21. harrythetiger

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    In general I want some Saturday arvo blockbusters.
     
  22. kranky al

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    We have a pretty similar away record to you this year - of course we came 8th in the h and a
     
  23. dean33

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    You fell into the finals, we finished 2 points off top, don't think we are that similar at all al. :trophy:
     
  24. CarterS

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    • Brisbane vs Hawthorn Saturday night Round 1 or 2 at the Gabba would be great beacuse of the Hodge thing.
    • No home day games
    • No home games against GWS, poison for crowds

    Thats all.
     
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    :cool:But I haven't been to the Gabba and was gonna come this year.
     
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