News Geelong's 2020 fixture

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Shai

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 30, 2013
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We pretty much get fkd over every season but we actually seem to have some favors late in the H&A draw!

Should be afraid but still I look forward, bring on 2020!
 

catswhiskers

Premiership Player
Mar 13, 2006
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Just on fixtures.
Last year it was doom and gloom over the mountain we had to climb in the first half of the year, and happiness over the run in.
Turned out to be the opposite!

Optimists look at a future fixture and think: Oh well that's what we get- We can keep our shit together.
Pessimists look at a future fixture and think: Oh my god we will lose our shit over that lot.

2020? who knows. One day we will be 0-5 and losing it. Its been a while now. Don't know how I will handle it.
 

Partridge

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Nov 12, 2002
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I'm having difficulty articulating my point.
The club may wish to play 11 at KP. But there's 17 sides. They could give us 11 and still not send the big Melbourne clubs.

That is the nexus that needs to be broken. The afl in the presser effectively said the priority with the fixture was crowd sizes. That rules out the big clubs from KP.
I think the factor that is being overlooked is how long since those "big clubs" have actually won anything.

Carlton have been indisputably a "big club" for as long as I can remember. In terms of premierships they still are. But almost two decades of poor results has seen the AFL start treating them a lot less equally than others, and accordingly they've made the journey down to Geelong in each of the last two seasons. The last time was 1997 before then. My prediction is Essendon will be next. They've coming up on twenty years without a flag, and you watch, eventually they'll get a Geelong trip as well.

Richmond have gone the other way. They did make trips down the highway, but now they're pulling in ridiculous crowds at the MCG (and doing that other small thing called winning premierships), my guess is the AFL might mysteriously not schedule Geelong away games for a bit. It's neither a surprise nor new. Same reason Hawthorn haven't been down there since 2006.
 

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