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KissKiss

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 26, 2012
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I know it cant be helped but after only being able to see 1 live game in 2 years now, I was hoping to get a little help. Really sick of the Tassie games. And Geelong on a Friday night is annoying. Its hard to get tickets for it and hard to get down there (probably would have to stay the night or something)

Otherwise the double ups are pretty decent. Freo and Adelaide away and both Sydney teams away as well
 

Tom14

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Oct 13, 2015
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Great draw for the team, shocking one for those silly enough to move from Brisbane to Melbourne at the start of 2020 (me). I'm lucky in that I don't have anything stopping me from coming up for multiple home games at least, but no game in Melbourne between the end of March and the end of June stinks.

On face value the double ups extremely kind given we finished top 6, and we've ended up with Melbourne (clear 1 out of top 6) and GWS (clear 6th) out of that group. Ess, Saints are very kind in the middle 6 of teams too.
 

lionraven

Team Captain
Feb 17, 2016
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Im not a Victorian but it makes no sense we always end up in Tasmania. Do we specifically request it or something? We have an actual Melbourne supporter base and history. Surely we draw bigger crowds than WA/NSW/Suns (and maybe SA if there arent as many transplants). Why do we always face the Hawks or Roos in Tasmania? Surely they play enough teams like Crows/Suns/GWS etc to host one of them down there? At least we dont have the crap Ballarat game.
 

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dlanod

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Sep 14, 2006
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Im not a Victorian but it makes no sense we always end up in Tasmania. Do we specifically request it or something? We have an actual Melbourne supporter base and history. Surely we draw bigger crowds than WA/NSW/Suns (and maybe SA if there arent as many transplants). Why do we always face the Hawks or Roos in Tasmania? Surely they play enough teams like Crows/Suns/GWS etc to host one of them down there? At least we dont have the crap Ballarat game.
I don't know if it's still true, but Hawks used to be contracted to have two Victorian teams and two non-Victorian teams down there. For the purposes of gouging the Tasmanian public, Sydney and us were considered Victorian.
 

briztoon

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Im not a Victorian but it makes no sense we always end up in Tasmania. Do we specifically request it or something? We have an actual Melbourne supporter base and history. Surely we draw bigger crowds than WA/NSW/Suns (and maybe SA if there arent as many transplants). Why do we always face the Hawks or Roos in Tasmania? Surely they play enough teams like Crows/Suns/GWS etc to host one of them down there? At least we dont have the crap Ballarat game.
It’s probably something to do with the Fagan, favourite son of Tasmania, association.
 

Tom14

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 13, 2015
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That's disgraceful. How do ALDI brand west coast get 7 Victorian games?

I think GWS were meant to have 7 either last year or this year? I also feel like the Suns might have had more than us scheduled at least a couple of times.
 

The Zork

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Oct 8, 2014
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If I were the club I really really wouldn’t try make the 4 Melbourne games sound better by including the Geelong game when asked about the draw.
Just shh, just don’t.

Friday night, people working will find it too hard to get down there, too far to take kids down and back in a night, not usually included in membership and the joint is the pits.
 

chopperduck

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Feb 13, 2008
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People are going to b*tch (don't get me wrong, rightfully so) no matter what the club says or does so it is lose lose for them.

It is good to see the club acknowledge it on twitter. Good that we are getting 2 mcg games out of the 4, hopefully next year we can get more games as we deserve. Hopefully if we keep bringing good crowds we will get good prime time mcg games as well.
 

a mayes ing

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 1, 2013
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People are going to b*tch (don't get me wrong, rightfully so) no matter what the club says or does so it is lose lose for them.

It is good to see the club acknowledge it on twitter. Good that we are getting 2 mcg games out of the 4, hopefully next year we can get more games as we deserve. Hopefully if we keep bringing good crowds we will get good prime time mcg games as well.
You really think that is going to happen after 3 top 4 finishes in a row?
 

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Toffee Lion

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Oct 10, 2011
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What a disgrace. As always, we bend over and accept the lower amount of games in Melbourne.

Every year they make us play in Geelong as well and act like that's Melbourne, it is not. AFL is a joke.
 

Warwick

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Feb 17, 2006
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Sick of always playing in bloody Geelong and Tasmania. How many years in a row have we played Geelong down there?
 

a mayes ing

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Dec 1, 2013
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Lets be honest, the AFL clearly reward the Vic teams to the extra payments they receive being in Victoria that are outside of the cap (e.g. media entitlements, players partners in jobs etc.) to the venues we play. You don't see Collingwood playing in Balarat or some other crap place consistently. Unfortunately, l can't ever see it changing.
 

Warwick

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Pros though:

Starting and finishing at the Gabba.

Those double-up games couldn't possibly be better considering where we finished - we tend to play pretty well against GC, Giants, Essendon. We don't play well against the Saints but I don't rate them as a squad. Obviously Melbourne will be difficult.

Only one trip to Perth.

One trip to Adelaide.

5 of our last 8 at the Gabba following the bye.

Don't have to play at Ballarat.
 

The Zork

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Oct 8, 2014
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Spare me the obligatory Twitter message or blanket member email - Dear (insert member name)… We understand you’re disappointed blah blah… we are all in.
Here’s a code for 10% off a hat.

Twitter message says:
“We understand there is some frustration from Victorian members with number of games…”

No no, I’d like to know if YOU THE CLUB are disappointed. Or is it just a situation where every year we will get what we are given and it’s just damage control for a few days post release for them?

I want a strong stance from the club to the AFL slamming what we have been dished up.
 

BRAB

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Oct 20, 2014
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Club doesn't need to rant and rave to make people feel better. People get angry, and want others to be angry too to validate their emotions. Club isn't a fellow supporter. If you want your ranting and raving, welcome to BigFooty.

I'd love if the club posted a Dylan12esque rant as an official statement tbh. Shake things up
 

Tom14

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I know it cant be helped but after only being able to see 1 live game in 2 years now, I was hoping to get a little help. Really sick of the Tassie games. And Geelong on a Friday night is annoying. Its hard to get tickets for it and hard to get down there (probably would have to stay the night or something)

Otherwise the double ups are pretty decent. Freo and Adelaide away and both Sydney teams away as well

I stayed the night earlier this year, and also after dealing with that robbing bought the worst kebab of my life and ate it on the street. Brutal stuff.
 

trikster

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Mar 13, 2013
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I can understand the disappointment of Victorian Fans. 4 games is not good nor fair in my opinion.
not only just the 4, only 1 game before round 14. Complete disgrace. And the club will no doubt contact me again this year asking about a membership and be shocked when I tell them it's a complete waste of money
 

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