Opinion Fixture Wishlist

Doggies_13

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With the fixture due out later this month thought it would be a good idea to have a thread about the fixture.

Who do you want the double ups against?
What venues do you want to or not want to play at?
How many Friday night games do you want? Etc

How the fixture works.
Given we finished 7th we can double up against at most 2 and at least 1 of the 1-6 teams. We can double up against at most 3 and at least 2 of the 7-12 teams. We can double up against at most 2 and at least 1 of the 13-18 teams. Total of 5 double ups.

I hope we double up against:
1-6 teams - Collingwood and GWS
7-12 teams - Essendon and north
13-18 teams - Gold Coast

Really want us to play north at Blundstone for selfish reason that I’m from Hobart. Want to avoid playing Geelong at GMHBA or whatever it’s called.
Hoping for 3-4 Friday night games across the year.
Hoping for just one trip to Perth and Adelaide.
 
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AFDogs

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Nope I'd rather not play the Pies twice again. We should have won both times and didn't. They have the wool over us and have for quite some time.

From the top 6 I'd like to play Brisbane twice. We match up well against them and they aren't as good as some people think.

Essendon. Hope we play them every 3rd round next year. They're our bunnies.

Avoid - St Kilda, West Coast, Geelong and Richmond.
 

Boyd oh Boyd

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Double up against

Richmond - we have their number.
Brisbane - stars aligned for them, once their depth is tested they should slide down the ladder
Essendon - hahahahahaha they're shit
North - just because they're usually fun matches
Sydney - again, entertaining matches
 

Yojimbo

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Nope I'd rather not play the Pies twice again.
3 Votes: Brodie Grundy
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Round 4: 1618 Points Loss
Round 14: 1806 Points Loss

Round 7: versus Richmond 1873 Points Win
Round 21: versus Essendon 1841 Points Win
They were our only two higher volume games than the Round 14 Loss versus Collingwood.
My end of season reviews are stats gold, silver and bronze.
 

Bemoreboyddog

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Don’t care about our double ups. Whatever we get we get.

I hope we get a home game against GWS at Marvel. I hope we get an absolute minimum of 3 Friday night games. Preferably 1 or 2 at home. Don’t play our last home game at Etihad too early in the season. My major request is more than 2 games at MCG. It really annoys me we play so few games there.
 

Werewolf

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Five Friday night games (but realistically expect no more than three)

Double ups vs. GWS, Richmond (one @ MCG), Essendon, one of Crows/Port, Gold Coast :p
 

Virgin Dog

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Double up against

Richmond - we have their number.
Brisbane - stars aligned for them, once their depth is tested they should slide down the ladder
Essendon - hahahahahaha they're shit
North - just because they're usually fun matches
Sydney - again, entertaining matches
Couldn't have picked better ones myself. Our matches against North are always awesome to watch. Richmond allows us to test ourselves against a quality opponent while still having a good chance at winning both games (unlike West Coast in Perth). I just love watching us flog Essendon.
 

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If the fixturing rules are the same as the last couple of years, we get to meet 2-3 of the other middle 6 teams twice next year.

That suits cause they look a pretty average bunch for mine; Essendon, Hawthorn, Port, Adelaide and North.
 

X_box_X

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For selfish reasons, I hope we play interstate in either round one or two.

In an ideal world, double ups against:

Brisbane
North Melbourne
Essendon
Gold Coast
Carlton

Double ups against Essendon and Gold Coast would be sweet.
 

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Pugz89

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It'd be great to have only one trip to Perth for a change. Feels like we're constantly doubling up over there.
 

_M_16_

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Hawks, Tigers, Port, Suns as my preferred double ups. I think I made a post this time last year looking at all our double ups from the previous 10-12 years, and those teams were the ones we have double upped against the least. Wouldn't mind Saints as well, purely cause of family rivalries. We had double upped with North like 7 or 8 times, the Lions just behind. And Hawks and Tigers we have only had twice, 3 times or whatever it was.

Not play Eagles in Perth. Always seem to get them up there. 3 MCG games, one late in the season close to finals. Cannot remember the last time we played Port in Melbourne
 

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Hawks, Tigers, Port, Suns as my preferred double ups. I think I made a post this time last year looking at all our double ups from the previous 10-12 years, and those teams were the ones we have double upped against the least. Wouldn't mind Saints as well, purely cause of family rivalries. We had double upped with North like 7 or 8 times, the Lions just behind. And Hawks and Tigers we have only had twice, 3 times or whatever it was.

Not play Eagles in Perth. Always seem to get them up there. 3 MCG games, one late in the season close to finals. Cannot remember the last time we played Port in Melbourne
Last time was towards the end of the 2015 season.
Smacked them if I remember correctly.
 

_M_16_

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Found my old post, dug it up and updated it.

Teams The Bulldogs Have Played Twice Since 2009-2019 (11 Seasons)


7
- Kangaroos (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

6 - Eagles (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
- Lions (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019)

4 - Cats (2009, 2012, 2016, 2019)
- Demons (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)
- Dockers (2009, 2011, 2016, 2019)
- Magpies (2009, 2010, 2016, 2019)
- Saints (2009,2012, 2015, 2016)
- Swans (2010, 2011, 2012, 2017)

3 - Bombers (2010, 2011, 2014)

2 - Blues (2018, 2019)
- Crows (2010, 2013)
- Giants (2014, 2017)
- Hawks (2010, 2011)
- Power (2015, 2018)
- Suns (2011, 2014)
- Tigers (2009, 2013)

Coding = Premiers, Top Six Team, Middle Six Team, Bottom Six Team


Break Down and Analysis

  • Total of 60 double up games over the past decade
  • Kangaroos, Eagles, Lions dominate the double up games. Hope the AFL do not schedule us to double up vs these teams in 2020. YAWNNNN!
  • Out of the 60 games, we have doubled up against, Top Six Teams 21/60 (4 Premiers), Middle Six Teams 19/60, Bottom Six Teams 20/60
  • The above shows we have had it extremely balanced when it comes to strength of fixture vs teams we have doubled up against
  • Longest double up drought is Hawks, last double up was in 2011
  • Last season (2019), we double upped against 3 top 6 teams, and two bottom six teams. Not once did we face a middle six team twice
 
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grassman75

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Nope I'd rather not play the Pies twice again. We should have won both times and didn't. They have the wool over us and have for quite some time.

From the top 6 I'd like to play Brisbane twice. We match up well against them and they aren't as good as some people think.

Essendon. Hope we play them every 3rd round next year. They're our bunnies.

Avoid - St Kilda, West Coast, Geelong and Richmond.
I'd Ove Richmond twice. They are our bitches
 

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I think we'll play GWS in Canberra on a Friday night again. The match a few years ago got good tv ratings and especially after the final this year, it seems an obvious choice. Channel 7 get the chance to spruik the rivalry they conjured back then (The great western 🤭🤔
 

grassman75

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Aside from teams I'd like to double up against, I'm not too fussed. If I had to pick a few I'd Prefer Eagles here and Tigers x 2 and Giants here. I think us and the Blues match up well and even though they beat us and nearly beat us, I think we will have some great matches with them going forward. I absolutely don't want to play Geelong at shithole Stadium. Send Collingwood there instead.

I'd like 3-4 G games
Good Friday
Ballarat in April and May
A home game at Marvel in the last round (seems like we play our last game there in July or first week of August every year)
No travel for the last two rounds
If we have to have a Thursday night, make it during school holidays
 

Brandan934

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Its probably a given, but more Friday night games. We got a lot more in 2017 cause we won it all the year before and of course we've played crap for 2.5 years.
Our crowds in 2017 were probably our biggest yet.
 

BallaratBulldog

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Agree with a lot of suggestions already.

A good time to have Sydney, Adelaide teams and Freo away you would think.

Good Friday and bring back Pink Lady vs Dees.

I think we have earned some Friday Night slots. Still good to keep the Saturday Night representation and a thursday night as well.

A few more MCG games would be nice, rather than the one or two of them. Weird to have had Pies and Hawks but not Dees or Carlton.

No Canberra, Tassie or Darwin away matches.

Two Ballarat games vs Sydney & Adelaide on Sunday 1pm.

GWS at Marvel
 

WallyStringhaus

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Really, really, really want two games against the Tigers with at least one on a Friday night.

I think we've thus far missed an opportunity (our fault for not continuing on from 2016) to build a budding Hawks v Cats type rivalry with Richmond.

Game against them in 2017 when we were still strong and they were on their way to an unexpected flag was a ripper. Didn't play them again until last round of 2018 and although it was a dead rubber for them, it was still a good game with a close finish. 2019 saw the Naughton game.

We need some finals games against them now. Good news is we still have every chance, as I think both teams will be top 4 strong for the next 5 years.
 

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