AFL 2020 Fixture Wishlist

Do the Dew

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Fair enough mate, I guess I was jumping the gun there, Richmond's recent success and popularity has seen them rise up quite quickly both in my perception of what they are as a club and I daresay what the AFL's perception of them will be too. I'm expecting Richmond will be treated basically as Collingwood v2 by the AFL going forward!
I hope so, minus the dickhead president
 

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TimothyJ23

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Ultimate wish RE: Collingwood's fixture is to play the Swans in Melbourne. To have not done so in SEVEN years is utterly ridiculous.

Other than that not terribly fussed - I'd like to think the AFL doesn't give any club 7 straight games at their home ground to finish the season again though.
 

JohnZ

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Mar 10, 2016
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Then remove yourself from Easter Monday and force the AFL to send the Hawks to KP, question is does your club want to remove itself from that fixture or are they happy to play the Hawks at the G as a home game every second year.
Every year we ask for 11 home games at KP. Undeniable Fact.

Therefore we ask by consequence that every 2nd year the Easter Monday game be played at KP. The AFL don't want this/don't like this so it doesn't happen.

Pretty simple shit really. AFL controls the FIX, so when the AFL says you play home games at Marvel (for richmond) or MCG (for geelong) you just cop it because there's nothing you can do.
 

Mister M

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Oct 16, 2016
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Qclash sunday night 3 may at metricon. Prime time on free to air nationally.

Its a qld public holiday on the next day.

Afl - please look at various state holidays not just vic public holidays
Sunday night footy on FTA nationally does not work unless it's a special occasion--- a state based public holiday for a Q-Clash is not a 'special' occasion for most fans and the game won't get even half the viewers that My Kitchen Rules/Australia's Got Talent/Insert Ch7 reality show here would get on a Sunday night.
 

Tiger Toffee

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Every year we ask for 11 home games at KP. Undeniable Fact.

Therefore we ask by consequence that every 2nd year the Easter Monday game be played at KP. The AFL don't want this/don't like this so it doesn't happen.

Pretty simple s**t really. AFL controls the FIX, so when the AFL says you play home games at Marvel (for richmond) or MCG (for geelong) you just cop it because there's nothing you can do.
Then remove yourself from the Easter Monday fixture, like I said are Geelong prepared to do this in their quest to have 11 home games at KP, I suspect not.
 

Tiger Toffee

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Since when is this a rule?
Under the weighted rule, teams in the top 6 can only have a maximum 1 double up against teams from the bottom 6.

Now considering that same state teams both finished in the top 6 and bottom 6 and they will play each other twice, that leaves Coll, Gee and Rich from the top 6 playing Melb, St K and Car from the bottom 6.
 

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dylan93

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Mar 16, 2011
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Under the weighted rule, teams in the top 6 can only have a maximum 1 double up against teams from the bottom 6.

Now considering that same state teams both finished in the top 6 and bottom 6 and they will play each other twice, that leaves Coll, Gee and Rich from the top 6 playing Melb, St K and Car from the bottom 6.
Yeah but GC and BRIS don't HAVE to play each other twice...
 

Lsta062

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Jul 15, 2014
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For Richmond it is not much other than maybe not going to AO twice for once. Prefer to go there twice than going to Perth twice though. Another thing is to spread out the MCG home games because it was very skewed this season where we had barely any home ground advantage in the first half and a heap of it at the end.

Also, don’t be stubborn AFL and just give Geelong all home games at KP including finals. Listen to the fans
 

Billy ray

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Nov 10, 2013
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Sunday night footy on FTA nationally does not work unless it's a special occasion--- a state based public holiday for a Q-Clash is not a 'special' occasion for most fans and the game won't get even half the viewers that My Kitchen Rules/Australia's Got Talent/Insert Ch7 reality show here would get on a Sunday night.
Make it a foxtel game then. The timeslot is important. Foxtel should forgo the sat twilight this would normally get and make it a sunday game instead
 

harrythetiger

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My wishlist is for no wishlists.

Screw the TV contacts, make the draw as fair as possible over a 3 year period. For instance every Mel team should have 5 Perth trips over 3 years. After 3 years the home and away series between 2 clubs should also be close to balanced.

Make Saturday afternoon at the G a thing, actually promote it like Friday night football is promoted.

No arse kissing anymore, this is a sport we pay for so organise it like one.
If everyone travels to Perth 5 times over a 3 year period that’s 80 games in Perth, or about 13 home games per year for West Coast and Fremantle. In other words, it doesn’t work.
 

Mister M

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Oct 16, 2016
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Well given they wont give us a friday night game in a decade why not a sunday night game with day off afterwards meaning people can go to a late game with no commitments the day after as its a day off
So you're complaining that a team that has never finished higher than 12th on the ladder hasn't had a Friday night game?

On Friday nights I want to see high quality games amongst the top teams-- not the wooden spooners.
 

Billy ray

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So you're complaining that a team that has never finished higher than 12th on the ladder hasn't had a Friday night game?

On Friday nights I want to see high quality games amongst the top teams-- not the wooden spooners.
Other teams have had Friday night games when they have been at the bottom. Ideally each team would have at least one and the top 6 from prior year would have more.
 

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