News 2019 Fixture - Full Fixture Confirmed

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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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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!
 

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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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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.
 

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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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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!
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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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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Had forgotten that - a Thursday or Friday night in Geelong looks likely.
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 !!!
 

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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.....
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)
 

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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
I would rather us them play in Sydney so I dont feel obliged to attend our yearly smashing.
 

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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 !!!
The year after won't get much better.
Looks good! My take below with a few changes -

Away vs Richmond - Maddie's Match - Thursday/Friday night.
The Maddie's match stuff is only when St Kilda is the home team.
 

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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.
More to China than just replacing GC.

Was alerted to this months ago.

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