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  1. By a Point

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    This was an interesting discussion on our fixture this last year. I think it fairly reflects on two issues, we weren't very good in a year when we weren't very well looked after. This was on Fox
    https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/af...k=f49e84f5e24400b587ae9f856fcd6e76-1539940536
    This was on squiggle
    https://squiggle.com.au/how-the-fixture-screwed-st-kilda/
    We weren't great, but we didn't have a chance. I expect we will be better next year and realistically could be top 8, just from luck and the draw.
     
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  2. Munga

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  3. Saints43

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    The fixture can negatively affect your results across the season but it doesn't put you out of multiple games ten minutes in.
    If anyone at the club is sitting around bemoaning last seasons fixture I would be disappointed.
     
  4. sauce_head

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    If we had of won every game our fixture would have retrospectively been measured as easy. Just because almost every team we played got four points against us, which was critically important in such a close season, doesn’t actually mean our fixture was harder. In fact, one could argue we were so shit that our performance actually caused our fixture to be harder!
     
  5. st_trav_ofWA

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    So word has it the clubs will recieve the 2019 fixture from the AFL this week with the first round to be released to the general public not long after ...
    given our year whats your predictions for 2019's fixture ?

    im tipping :
    1x Friday night game
    1x Thursday night game
    2x Tassie games
    majority of Saturday afternoon/ sunday morning timeslots
    no Good Friday game
    1x trip to Perth
    2x games against Carlton
    2x Games against Melbourne
    Play Port away from South Australia but as a kicker its in China not Melbourne
    1x game at the MCG
    2x games in Sydney
    1x game in Adelaide.....
     
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    Sunday twilight after Sunday twilight.
     
  7. BrutThough

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    I'm expecting another trip down to Geelong.
     
  8. st_trav_ofWA

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    prob when we play interstate
     
  9. chris_h_11

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    Remember the China game is a Saints home game - so we will have the usual 5-6 interstate trips, plus China, meaning we're on the road at least every 3 weeks.
     
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    Should be 5 interstate games.

    Then if the AFL wants us in China, we should not have to travel to Geelong. I feel the club wants us once a year in Tasmania so that will be hard to avoid.
     
  11. George

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    AFL did mention that we would get an easier run next year. So with that thinking, and as per the AFL's weighted fixturing rule;

    Top six from 2018: Play 0-1 team twice
    Middle six from 2018: Play 1-2 teams twice
    Bottom six from 2018: Play 2-3 teams twice

    I don't know about timeslots but this is how I think the fixture for us will look (in no particular order)

    Away vs Richmond
    Home vs West Coast

    Away vs Collingwood
    Away vs Hawthorn (Interstate)
    Home vs Melbourne
    Away vs Melbourne

    Home vs Sydney
    Away vs GWS (Interstate)

    Home vs Geelong
    Home vs North Melbourne
    Away vs North Melbourne (Interstate)

    Home vs Port Adelaide (China)
    Home
    vs Essendon
    Away vs Adelaide (Interstate)
    Home vs Western Bulldogs
    Away vs Western Bulldogs

    Away vs Fremantle (Interstate)
    Home vs Brisbane
    Away vs Brisbane (Interstate)

    Home vs Gold Coast
    Home vs Carlton
    Away vs Carlton

    =
    11 Home Games
    11 Away Games
    6 Interstate Trips + Trip to China (7 Trips)
    Double Up Games Against: Melbourne (T6), North Melbourne (M6), Western Bulldogs (B6), Brisbane (B6), Carlton (B6)


    Funny I checked my prediction for 2018's fixture and had everything right except thought we'd play Port at home instead of Away, so hopefully we get a similar result here!
     

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  12. L_W_P

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    Looks good! My take below with a few changes -

    Away vs Richmond - Maddie's Match - Thursday/Friday night.
    Home vs West Coast

    Away vs Collingwood
    Away vs Hawthorn (Tassie)
    Home vs Melbourne

    Home vs Sydney - Pride Match - Thursday/Friday Night
    Away vs Sydney (Interstate)
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    Home vs GWS
    Away vs Geelong (Geelong)
    Home vs North Melbourne
    Away vs North Melbourne

    Home vs Port Adelaide (China)
    Away vs Essendon
    Home vs Adelaide

    Away vs Adelaide (Interstate)
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    Home vs Western Bulldogs
    Home vs Fremantle
    Away vs Fremantle (Interstate)
    Away vs Brisbane (Interstate)
    Home vs Gold Coast
    Home vs Carlton
    Away vs Carlton
     
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    i think we will be playing Melbourne twice for a few years .. i get the feeling the AFL really like to build that rivalry ... plus from what i hear the two teams dont really like each other all that much so its not some manufactured rivalry
     
  14. st_trav_ofWA

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    i also think the club prefer/request a home game against Sydney as they have a stronger following than the other interstate teams in Melbourne so we tend to get better bang for our buck across the gate
     
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    Thats a guarantee given its 10 years since....welll....you know
     
  16. The Punter

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    Had forgotten that - a Thursday or Friday night in Geelong looks likely.
     
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    0x Friday night game
    0x Thursday night game
    2x Tassie games
    majority of Sunday afternoon
    no Good Friday game
    2x trip to Perth
    2x games against Carlton
    2x Games against Melbourne
    Play Port away from South Australia but as a kicker its in China not Melbourne
    1x game at the MCG
    2x games in Sydney
    2x games in Adelaide.....
     
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    3 or 4 games at the MCG in September please :)
     
  19. st_trav_ofWA

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    urgggg so an entire game of Bruce frothing over how the two teams fortunes have changed since that grand final ...
    Cameron "captain obvious" Ling recapping how special that geelong side was ...
    and BT giving his best combo of "wowee the boy from Lorne was almost headed down the great ocean road to the geelong football factory to join the Cat in this years trade Boyo boy"

    thats a game to mute the sound for sure !!!
     
  20. st_trav_ofWA

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    i dont think we will have two games in Adelaide ... especially with the China game ..
    Also we have had three years of two game in Perth i think we will only get 1 this time most likely against Freo on a sunday twilight ..
    i think we will have at least 1 thursday night game and possibly one Friday night game (perhaps against Geelong)
     
  21. BrutThough

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    I would rather us them play in Sydney so I dont feel obliged to attend our yearly smashing.
     
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    The year after won't get much better.
    The Maddie's match stuff is only when St Kilda is the home team.
     
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    More to China than just replacing GC.

    Was alerted to this months ago.

    More to come....

    On [device_name] using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
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  25. Saint Watto

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    Chinese whispers???????

    Be very interesting if we get to play one game over there.
     
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