Opinion Fixture Wishlist

Sentinel

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From the article ranking the fixtures on the AFL website:

Cons: Three trips to Sydney to face the Giants (twice) and the Swans will be a stiff test, as will rounds 20 and 21 against Richmond (MCG) and Geelong (GMHBA), but the Dogs must be rapt with the draw.

3 trips to Sydney in a single H&A season! That must be a record. Not to mention our Giants away game is in Canberra. :drunk:
 

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Brandan934

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From the article ranking the fixtures on the AFL website:

Cons: Three trips to Sydney to face the Giants (twice) and the Swans will be a stiff test, as will rounds 20 and 21 against Richmond (MCG) and Geelong (GMHBA), but the Dogs must be rapt with the draw.

3 trips to Sydney in a single H&A season! That must be a record. Not to mention our Giants away game is in Canberra. :drunk:
Guessing its a typo since we have them in Melbourne?
 

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Analysis: Bulldogs' 2020 fixture under the microscope
Oct 31, 2019 11:01AM
Sliding into our rivals' DMs like... The Western Bulldogs' 2020 fixture has been revealed, so we thought we'd DM some of our rivals and let them know about it.

2020 Vision: Prime Time Pups
What’s the big news for Western Bulldogs fans in the 2020 AFL Fixture?

Let us break it down for you like a fraction…
https://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/season/fixtures-and-results#season=CD_S2020014&round=CD_R202001424&tz=VENUE

Marvel Stadium

  • 12 matches at the venue, including nine home games
  • Five home games against Victorian teams – Collingwood, Hawthorn, Carlton, Essendon and North Melbourne
  • Four home games against interstate teams – Brisbane Lions, GWS Giants, Fremantle and West Coast Eagles
Mars Stadium, Ballarat
  • Two home games – against the Gold Coast Suns (Round 8) and Port Adelaide (Round 22).
MCG
  • Two away games – against Melbourne (Round 10) and Richmond (Round 19)
On The Road
  • Five interstate trips – two to Adelaide, one to Perth, Sydney and Canberra
    • GWS Giants @ Manuka Oval, Round 3
    • Port Adelaide @ Adelaide Oval, Round 6
    • Fremantle @ Optus Stadium, Round 9
    • Adelaide Crows @ Adelaide Oval, Round 12
    • Sydney Swans @ SCG, Round 16
  • Plus a trip down the highway to Geelong, in Round 20

Timeslots*
  • 4 Friday night games (one in 2019)
  • 1 Friday twilight game (nil in 2019)
  • 2 Saturday afternoon games (2 in 2019)
  • 2 Saturday twilight games (1 in 2019)
  • 8 Saturday night games (7 in 2019)
  • 2 Sunday afternoon games (9 in 2019)
  • 1 Sunday twilight game (2 in 2019)
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Network coverage*

  • Channel 7 – 12 games
  • FOX Sports – 9 games
*All matches are also available on the AFL Live Pass, and Channel 7 matches are also broadcast on FOX Sports

Cold, hard facts

  • The teams we play twice are Carlton, GWS Giants, North Melbourne, Port Adelaide and Fremantle
  • Only one of those teams (the Giants) played finals in 2019
  • Four of our first five games are at Marvel Stadium
  • Five of our first six games are on free-to-air TV
  • Four of our five interstate games are on free-to-air TV
  • Our last seven games are in Victoria
  • We have 12 night games in 2020, the most we’ve had since 2017
  • We’re back on Good Friday, against North Melbourne in Round 4
  • We’re playing on Anzac Day, against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on the Saturday night
  • For the first time since 2010, we have a Round 1 home game against a Victorian team
  • Only one Perth home-and-away trip for the first time since 2016
  • Our first game at the SCG since 2017
  • No Queensland game for the second time in three years
  • Our bye is in Round 14, between home games against the GWS Giants and Essendon
*Note – the Round 23 fixture is a floating one, with date, time and broadcaster to be confirmed late in the season
 

_M_16_

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Noticed a little quirk with our fixture.

Our interstate games are all exactly 3 games apart. 3, 6, 9, 12, and 16 (we have a bye in round 14)
 

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R9 - Dockers Away Sunday Twilight Optus Oval - Potential milestone game for

Jack Macrae - 150
Caleb Daniel - 100
Aaron Naughton - 50
Ed Richards - 50
Bailey Williams - 50


R16 - Swans Away Saturday Night SCG - potential milestone game for

Jackson Trengove - 200


R18 - Saints Away Saturday Night Marvel - potential milestone game for

Mitch Wallis - 150


R19 - Tigers Away Sunday Afternoon MCG - potential milestone game for

Tom Liberatore - 150
Taylor Duryea - 150
Pat Lipinski - 50


R21 - Kangaroos Home Sunday Twilight Marvel - potential milestone game for

Sam Lloyd - 100
Alex Keath - 50
Billy Gowers - 50


R22 - Power Home Saturday Afternoon Mars - potential milestone game for

Toby McLean - 100
Tim English - 50


R23 - Eagles Home FLEX Marvel - potential milestone game for

Lachie Hunter - 150


Finals: Week 1 - potential milestone game for

Marcus Bontempelli - 150


Finals: Week 2 - potential milestone game for

Jason Johanissen - 150
 

flamethrower

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From the article ranking the fixtures on the AFL website:

Cons: Three trips to Sydney to face the Giants (twice) and the Swans will be a stiff test, as will rounds 20 and 21 against Richmond (MCG) and Geelong (GMHBA), but the Dogs must be rapt with the draw.

3 trips to Sydney in a single H&A season! That must be a record. Not to mention our Giants away game is in Canberra. :drunk:
Bet the author is wondering why a WA team like the Western Bulldogs play so many away games in Victoria, and only 1 home game in Perth. :rolleyes:

Great draw for following local WRFL senior and junior footy during the day on Saturdays and Sundays, and then the big club in Prime Time.
 

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Northernsoul74

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Very happy with the drawer, though I think Carlton will be a bit better than a 'bottom' team next year.
Round 2 is big for us. The expect Carlton to be much improved. No one would be surprised if we lose to the Pies in round 1 but going 0-2 and giving Carlton encouragement for the rest of the season would be pretty disastrous.
 

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