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Gysberts2Bate

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Jun 12, 2013
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I doubt we'll get a typical bottom 6 fixture, AFL will be expecting us to bounce back so wouldn't want to make it too easy. Also they love shafting us.

2x Carlton, Fremantle (Perth and Alice), Adelaide (Adelaide and Alice), Bulldogs and Geelong (MCG and Kardinia)
 
Oct 11, 2018
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More games in the NT, Adelaide Oval and at Marvel...partly tongue in cheek but I swear we get better results at these grounds than any other place. Even our losses aren't as bad at these joints.
No Friday night games please - don't want to be publicly embarrassed.
From trying to decipher how the AFL picks the fixtures, I'd say best result is no double vs any of the top 6 (which is apparently possible), double games vs Adelaide and Port from the middle 6, and double games vs Gold Coast, Freo and Carlton* from the bottom 6. If only we could play against ourselves twice from the bottom 6 teams...
*Tempted to swap out Carlton for Essendon though.
Play against Geelong and West Coast at home, play against a Vic club in the NT.
 

Proper Gander

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More games in the NT, Adelaide Oval and at Marvel...partly tongue in cheek but I swear we get better results at these grounds than any other place. Even our losses aren't as bad at these joints.
No Friday night games please - don't want to be publicly embarrassed.
From trying to decipher how the AFL picks the fixtures, I'd say best result is no double vs any of the top 6 (which is apparently possible), double games vs Adelaide and Port from the middle 6, and double games vs Gold Coast, Freo and Carlton* from the bottom 6. If only we could play against ourselves twice from the bottom 6 teams...
*Tempted to swap out Carlton for Essendon though.
Play against Geelong and West Coast at home, play against a Vic club in the NT.
I agree with this, except perhaps to point out that it might be healthier for supporters if we somehow aren’t fixtured to play at all
 

dylan93

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Mar 16, 2011
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Repost from my post in the one on the main board. IMHO best possible fixture:


Using the weighted rule, best possible return fixtures for MFC would be:

- 2 x GC, Sydney, St. Kilda (not gonna say Carlton because I reckon they'll be in for a much better season)
- 2 x Adelaide (looking like a bottom 2-4 team next year at this rate)
- 2 x Brisbane (finished 2nd, I rate them to make the 8 next year however due to a harder fixture they'll finish lower in the 8)

Hosting both the Queens Birthday & ANZAC Day Eve games.

Home Fixtures: RICH (ANZAC Day Eve), COLL (Queens Birthday), CARL, WCE, PORT, GWS, GC (Alice Springs), SYD, STK, ADEL & BRIS.

Away games against: ESS (MCG), FREM, GEEL (MCG), HAW, NM (Docklands/Tasmania), WB, GC (GC/Darwin), SYD, STK (MCG), ADEL & BRIS.


So hopefully ~16 games in VIC as part of my H&A membership, easier fixture given our ladder position, hosting 2-3 blockbusters & an opportunity to go to WA &/or the NT for some interstate trips and we should be in for a decent season.
 

Bazza97

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Nov 17, 2016
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Hoping to play at least one game in Adelaide (two would be nice) as I'm keen to go to a game over there and also because we generally play well at AO. Would like to play the Dockers in Perth as we haven't played them over there in a few years and we have not yet played them at Optus Stadium. Double ups against Geelong, Hawthorn, Adelaide, Fremantle & St Kilda.
 

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Daemon

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Apr 1, 2018
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I'm expecting 6 Friday night games because Carlton. Few Sunday games and a smattering of Saturday night games. Oh and add in at least 6 home games in Darwin.
 

Crusty Demon

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Sep 20, 2009
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I don't want to be embarrassed on Friday nights, so I'm guessing besides Anzac Eve and Queens Birthday, we will be off Broadway for most of the season which feels more Melbourne!

Hoping we play GC twice. Maybe Adelaide? Not sure they'll be any good next season. Can definitely see us plsying the Magpies or Tigers twice. Hopefully only one trip to Perth. No doubt we'll have the annual pilgrimage to Kardinia for our annual flogging. The main thing i want to see is whoever we play in the NT is not from WA or SA!! Maybe play GC, Saints or Dogs up there!
 

Cannon82

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Oct 26, 2012
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I don't want to be embarrassed on Friday nights, so I'm guessing besides Anzac Eve and Queens Birthday, we will be off Broadway for most of the season which feels more Melbourne!

Hoping we play GC twice. Maybe Adelaide? Not sure they'll be any good next season. Can definitely see us plsying the Magpies or Tigers twice. Hopefully only one trip to Perth. No doubt we'll have the annual pilgrimage to Kardinia for our annual flogging. The main thing i want to see is whoever we play in the NT is not from WA or SA!! Maybe play GC, Saints or Dogs up there!
Reckon you can lock in us playing Gold Coast twice, but that'd be more for Gold Coast's benefit than ours.
 

Topkent

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Aug 29, 2010
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I don't want to be embarrassed on Friday nights, so I'm guessing besides Anzac Eve and Queens Birthday, we will be off Broadway for most of the season which feels more Melbourne!

Hoping we play GC twice. Maybe Adelaide? Not sure they'll be any good next season. Can definitely see us plsying the Magpies or Tigers twice. Hopefully only one trip to Perth. No doubt we'll have the annual pilgrimage to Kardinia for our annual flogging. The main thing i want to see is whoever we play in the NT is not from WA or SA!! Maybe play GC, Saints or Dogs up there!
fu** that. I hope we play Collingwood Richmond and WC twice. Don't want us to fall into 8th because we beat shit teams all year.

I couldn't give 2 fu**s if we beat GC, I don't care about that club and probably won't even bother watching if we play them. Give me big games against the big Vic clubs at the G. That's all that's gonna matter if we wanna win a flag
 

rhaz

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Jun 30, 2008
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I hope we get another Friday night game against the Bombers. Not sure why I like it, just do. Early in the year is nice too - warm April evenings.
 

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