Likewise, happy to do our thing away from the disproportionate Friday night glare (would've been happy to give up the opening Thursday slot too, for that matter), but the narrative around Carlton (in particular) needing to 'earn' Friday night rights through consistency of competitiveness is bollocks - Melbourne featuring on three Friday nights attests to that.I have no problems with getting no Friday Night games, the AFL have now clearly said it's a performance based privilege, and is good motivation for the players and coaches to get a move on.
Fixture landed. Okay, fam - lets assess.
- Killer start to the season with big crowds and two arvo games - all four (arguably) winnable
- We do not leave Melbourne for the last 7 weeks of the season. Could be huge if we get momentum towards a finals berth
- I get to see the boys live again on the Coast in 2020
- Not playing Suns twice. WTF
- Travelling to SA twice in a month (good for SA fans though!)
- No Friday night primetime games (bar Thursdays early on)
- Only four MCG home games (Liddle needs to work on this for 2021)
Now you just getting greedy.11 home games & 6 away games.
Now you just getting greedy.
We have to play 5 games interstate in a normal season.
4 is too low for a fair run league when 8/17th of our opposing sides home games are from other states.
5 interstate games of 11 away games is what all clubs from this state should have.
Any only having four are not putting in their fair share of interstate trips.