Of course you have to play anyone anywhere any time, but why should we accept having our legs shackled before every race just because we aren't first thought in AFL planning. If we miss the finals by one game where the team that took our spot in finals got one less game against a top 4 side it's just blatantly unfair. Sometimes you have to take a hit for the competition but to be constantly hit because you don't stand up for yourself would be dumb management.just refresh my memory ... did we have a hard fixture or easy one in 2009 ????
the fixture is the fixture any team any time anywhere ... we have build a damn strong team one that will take a heck of an effort from our opponent to beat instead of us worrying about who we play twice the opponent should be worried they have been drawn to play us twice ....
We paid off the Docklands stadium for the AFL and once it was sh*t and they they'd screwed us for years they decided we could have it back when we couldn't even get anyone to come. Hopefully Lethlean is making noise behind the scenes and praising the AFL in public.
Building a strong side is a lot easier if you have success. Hopefully the coaches use it to inspire the players to fight harder.