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Analysis 2018 fixture

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  1. schmuttt

    schmuttt Premium Platinum

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    Round 1 just came out.

    AFL Round 1, 2018

    Thursday, March 22

    Richmond v Carlton, MCG, 7.25pm

    Friday, March 23

    Essendon v Adelaide, Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm

    Saturday, March 24

    St Kilda v Brisbane Lions, Etihad Stadium, 3.35pm

    Port Adelaide v Fremantle, Adelaide Oval, 4.35pm

    Gold Coast v North Melbourne, Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns, 7.25pm

    Hawthorn v Collingwood, MCG, 7.25pm

    Sunday, March 25

    Greater Western Sydney v Western Bulldogs, Canberra, 1.10pm

    Melbourne v Geelong, MCG, 3.20pm

    West Coast v Sydney, Perth Stadium, 7.10pm

    Post your thoughts on both this and the full fixture announcement (Next Tuesday I think) in here.

    Personally I can't bloody wait to play the Cats, should be a cracker.
     
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    nice first crack at the danger, selwood, ablett trio
     
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    Bring it on. Perfect test for us first up.
     
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    Pretty good actually, big test, but doable at home.
     
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    Wow, that's a hell of a start.
     
  6. stabler

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    Love it. All the focus will be on the return of the prodigal son, and we can fly in under the radar. That's when we perform at our best.
     
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    I’ll get in early. Oliver, Petracca, Jones, Viney > Dangerfield, Selwood, Ablett, Duncan ;)
     
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    Gold Coast at the Gabba Rd 3 According to Peter Ryan.
     
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    Can’t wait for the Dangerwoodlett fap fest.

    If Gary makes it to Round 1 that is.
     
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    Think you misread slightly. GC at the Gabba in Round 8. We have Brisbane at the Gabba in Round 2 supposedly.
     
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    So after 1 game in QLD the last 4 seasons, and 2 next year ... this is me right now ...
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    I don’t mind it.

    My preference would have been Saturday because if we lose I HATE poker-facing it at work on the Monday.
     
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    It's also important to note that when you generally play 4-5 interstate away games a season, it's a great result that we're playing 2 of them against the QLD teams. Much better than Adelaide, West Coast and GWS (... and North) this year.

    As for Round 1, the AFL are obviously banking on the Round 1 factor to bring the crowds, otherwise that is a remarkably underwhelming round of football.

    Still looking forward to ruining Gary's triumphant return tho, assuming he'll actually be fit to play the game.
     
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    Reserving this space for my annual complaint about playing in Darwin and not getting the week off after.
     
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    Two interstate trips to QLD would be great considering it makes us less likely to go to other, more difficult states. Of course I'm setting us up to lose to both QLD sides but you'd rather play them over any other interstate team.
     
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    Good test but might be a 0-1 start to the season.

    If Ablett is the player he was at his best this season along with Danger and Selwood it'll be hard to get out hands on the ball in the middle.
     
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    Playing the Cats at the MCG round 1 with a returning Ablett, boy oh boy wowee really looking forward to that.
     
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    Thing is it could be the greatest start ever as well. Who would have thought Richmond would be premiers while Sydney and Hawthorn lost their first 11 games.
     
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    The last time Ablett played against us at the G for the Cats.



    I'm not generally someone who leaves games early but I seriously considered packing it in after that. How bloody hard is it to think there should be someone on Ablett at the centre bounce? Of course someone was on him the next time but the game was already over by then.
     
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    Don’t worry. The last time Ablett played against us at the G but not for the cats, Viney nearly killed him. He’ll be terrified
     
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    Can't remember who said it on sen maybe wallace. The thing is both ablett and Dangerfield play mid/forward, you would have your hands full if you're on ablett for 5 minutes then when abletts off you then cop Dangerfield. Though I don't know if you would have the same defender on both.
     
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    Shit timeslot.

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    I hope we don't get pegged with a bunch of Sunday afternoon home games again.
     
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    Sunday TV timeslot, we are live on Ch7 round 1
     
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    This is where I think the addition of Jake Lever is crucial. Some days you get beaten out of the middle, but if your defence holds up you can intercept it and fire it back the other way and stay in the game. Eagles do this well, as do Geelong and Crows.

    Having Lever is really important to stopping other teams getting run-ons like the Giants did against us late in the season.
     
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