Rd 1 2018 fixture guess

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by brad, Oct 1, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Walshawk

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    Cats is always Easter 'Monday and Bombers will be round 1
     

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  2. Bazzar

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    Just like ANZAC day should be rotated
     
  3. telsor

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    Geelong V Richmond, Thursday night, MCG.
     
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    nah, **** that.
    More fun with it being their home game, unfurling the flag against the rival and then we bring them back to earth with a round one loss like we did last time they tried that.
     
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    We can beat GWS, why would their cast offs be a challenge?
     
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    Funnily enough I think this is a good reason FOR a GF replay in round one. Reigning premiers against a team that has been at pre season training four weeks longer is more of an issue the earlier in the season it falls. The two GF teams have been at it the same length of time, seems a natural fit.
     
  7. Bazzar

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    Don't you mean Simonds?
     
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    Nup...
     
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    i'd like some of what you've been smoking
     
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    I pretty much agree with you.

    In recent years Carlton have been the runt in the Big 4 litter and perhaps as a consequence have missed out on the Marquee games whereas the others have built 2 or 3 strong marquee games.

    Richmond have Round 1, Dreamtime and ANZAC Eve and after Saturday there is zero chance of the AFL even thinking of interfering with any.

    Essendon have in ANZAC and Dreamtime probably the Two stand out home and away fixtures - though next year Round 1 will probably outdraw both.

    Carlton would quite rightly kick up a scene if deprived of Round 1 VS the Mighty Tiger.
     
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    But that would work against the AFL's quest to manufacture results by applying logic :cool:

    Like as soon as GWS became decent, they stopped gifting Swans with a first up win
     

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    Whilst that makes perfectly logical sense, both clubs have requested no round 1 derbies for a few years now. Even for a such a special occasion it's not happening. Now, as usual, it's just turned into a shit fight over who "deserves" to play the first game there...
     
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    We cannot keep revolving the fixture around Hodge. It was done once. Never again.
     
  14. jdeezy

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    That'll be the round 2 Easter Monday clash, surely.
     
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    Not sure why anyone is questioning the tigs vs blues starter

    Afl want massive crowds round one, and both the tigs and blues fans have always rocked up for this one regardless of form.

    As for build up, when the club boards have to ban preview threads in january because they dont want to deal with three months of banning people, you know the fans are up for it.

    I hate carlton with a passion, but i dont doubt they will rock up round 1 (and that they feel the same about my mob)
     
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    The Tiges first game as reigning Premiers, and the Blues will have a good preseason and go in with lots of promise and enthusiasm wanting to knock them off, the AFL should expect 85-90 thousand.
    AFL would laugh in the face of anyone seriously suggesting it should be changed.
     
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    I really don’t care. I’m just keen to see what your banner thinks of our 5 year plan as we unfurl our flag.
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me. Friday nights are horrible for Geelong based cats fans and Thursday's are worse again with work the next day.
    The AFL only care if tiger fans can make it or not. 10k vs 85k tiger fans for our home game in Round 1.

    Yes yes Salt, sooo much salt lol!
     
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    Yep there is no doubt in that at all.
    I reckon you lose 10k to 15k Geelong supporters every time that we play a game in Melb on a Friday night. Just too hard with work, distance, peak traffic etc.
    If its the other teams home game, then bad luck to us as its their right to have it then. But Geelong should never be scheduled to have a Melb home game on a Friday. ( or Thurdays ).

    1st world problems of course.
     
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    Been puffing on a Jeffrey.

    You in?
     
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    With the Commonwealth games on during April, does that mean games in Queensland are off for a while?
     
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    makes sense to me, the other half is from geelong and getting there is a bastard from the sth east of melbourne, going from geelong to melb on a friday night after work would be hellish. cats should get saturday arvo or night games in melbourne, or sunday arvo, really the only sensible choices
     
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    Well Metricon Stadium won't host any games for most of the 1st half of the season I'm pretty sure.
     
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    and its our home game this year, 90k plus? will be huge anyway
     
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    No more off than they have been
     
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