Opinion 2021 fixture I'd like to see.

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Coolangatta

Premiership Player
Oct 27, 2007
3,034
2,526
Western Australia
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
An extra round, so 23 rounds, the 1-6, 7-12, and 13-18 categories play each other twice. Double up interstate rival matches, plus two Victorian sides from different "zones" playing each other twice. I'd go with Tigers vs. Pies x2, Cats vs. Hawks x2, Saints vs. Dogs x2, and Blues vs. Dees x2.

Grand final would ideally be in the home state of whoever finishes 1st. Still, naturally, due to the MCG contract, it'll be there, unless Victoria has another wave at the wrong time, which is possible because a vaccine is unlikely until late 2021. By then, there'll be more open travel. If Victoria is unable to host it again, then go with Optus, and Adelaide Oval as a backup.
 

Freomaniac

Brownlow Medallist
May 3, 2007
21,653
10,913
Parts Unknown
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Fremantle
Other Teams
Man City, Valencia, Lazio, Panthers
I think its going to be another 17 game season again. I dont mind the footymania thing with 1 game being played everyday mid season.
 

harrythetiger

Jack Graham That Is 🏆🏆🏆
Sep 13, 2015
15,248
41,617
Hillary Step
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
76ers
I think its going to be another 17 game season again. I dont mind the footymania thing with 1 game being played everyday mid season.
Won’t be 17 games
The league only stopped because they had no plan at the start of the year. In the end they didn’t even have to stop the competition when they had to relocate 10 of the teams (12 even)
Unless we have a significant national outbreak where there’s simply no venues to use anywhere, the season won’t be stopped again.
 

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Freomaniac

Brownlow Medallist
May 3, 2007
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Won’t be 17 games
The league only stopped because they had no plan at the start of the year. In the end they didn’t even have to stop the competition when they had to relocate 10 of the teams (12 even)
Unless we have a significant national outbreak where there’s simply no venues to use anywhere, the season won’t be stopped again.
Again..... I wont take away Richmonds 2020 Premiership win. They won Fair an square.

No cheating such as salary cap or drug scandals.

Point is that the Corona Virus threw the AFL season on its Head.

There has been rumours being thrown around. Maybe a 22 game season.

Hell Maybe even a 24 game season to make up for the lack of games this season.
 

Mister M

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 16, 2016
5,881
7,515
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Richmond
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Fighting Furies
An extra round, so 23 rounds, the 1-6, 7-12, and 13-18 categories play each other twice. Double up interstate rival matches, plus two Victorian sides from different "zones" playing each other twice. I'd go with Tigers vs. Pies x2, Cats vs. Hawks x2, Saints vs. Dogs x2, and Blues vs. Dees x2.

Grand final would ideally be in the home state of whoever finishes 1st. Still, naturally, due to the MCG contract, it'll be there, unless Victoria has another wave at the wrong time, which is possible because a vaccine is unlikely until late 2021. By then, there'll be more open travel. If Victoria is unable to host it again, then go with Optus, and Adelaide Oval as a backup.
You do realise that if the first thing occurs (Victoria gets another COVID wave) that the second thing wouldn't occur (more open travel, particularly with WA).
 

ep2018

Bigfooty Pessimist
Sep 16, 2006
28,748
25,473
AFL Club
West Coast
Richmond sent to hub in WA.
I doubt the AFL will have teams hub in Perth next year especially if most teams can play home games in their home states as expected. Made sense to do it this season as the fixture was already a clusterfcuk but doing it next season would just disadvantage teams having to come over to quarantine and I imagine the AFL would just have us and freo play 'home' games interstate. Hopefully something can be worked out with the state gov so we can have teams fly in and out mostly unimpeded to get games played here similar to how SA did it this year.
 

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Yidaki

AFL Behavioural Awareness Officer
Jul 24, 2010
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Collingwood
I don't care what the fixture looks like so long as we get some games at the MCG. I've missed seeing games there. Watching game after game at the gabba and metricon got boring pretty quickly. The MCG just has this feel about it when games are played there.

I think it will be a normal season to be honest just with smaller crowds due to covid safe plans.
 

Obeanie1

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 26, 2007
22,648
17,591
Darwin
AFL Club
West Coast
So you can blame your failed 2021 season on lack of access to the MCG?
Just get Richmond to WA. They haven't played the Eagles in Perth for 3+ years. Always seem to play Richmond outside WA and end up finishing 5th on percentage.

Tigers have had their dream fixture run, 3 flags. Time for them to actually get a tough draw for the first time in a very long time.

Keep on hearing how good Richmond is. Well then they don't need leg ups with the fixture do they.

Oh, and don't worry, Optus is close to exactly the same size as the MCG. Eagles more than comfortable playing at the MCG since Optus was built.
 

Barry_Badrinath

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 23, 2011
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Richmond
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Home Finals at the MCG
Just get Richmond to WA. They haven't played the Eagles in Perth for 3+ years. Always seem to play Richmond outside WA and end up finishing 5th on percentage.

Tigers have had their dream fixture run, 3 flags. Time for them to actually get a tough draw for the first time in a very long time.

Keep on hearing how good Richmond is. Well then they don't need leg ups with the fixture do they.

Oh, and don't worry, Optus is close to exactly the same size as the MCG. Eagles more than comfortable playing at the MCG since Optus was built.
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Lol. Richmond just won a flag with a grand total of 0 games with home ground advantage. I'm impressed that West Coast supporters are still clinging to this narrative. Your narrative has been destroyed beyond repair but you're still pushing it. I don't know if that's admirable or not.
 

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