Rd 1 2018 fixture guess

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

Put it out there
  1. Bazza97

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    Found this on the GC Suns website regarding the use of Metricon next year.

    "There will be a period of time, possibly ten rounds, where we will have to play games away from Metricon Stadium. As a result, we will try and push as many home games as we can into the back half of the season."
     

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  2. Rabman

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    Thursday:
    Richmond V Cartlon MCG
    Friday:
    Collingwood V Melbourne MCG
    Saturday:
    St.Kilda V Adelaide Docklands
    Sydney V Western Sydney SCG
    Hawthorn V Essendon MCG
    Brisbane V North Gabba
    Sunday:
    Bulldogs V Fremantle Docklands
    Port Power V Gold Coast AO
    West Coast V Geelong PS
     
  3. Jordyberk2302

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    Thursday Night:
    Richmond v Carlton MCG
    Friday Night:

    West Coast v Adelaide Perth Stadium
    Saturday:

    Melbourne v Collingwood MCG
    Sydney v St Kilda SCG
    GWS Giants v Geelong Cats Manuka Oval
    Port Adelaide v Fremantle Adelaide Oval
    Sunday:

    North Melbourne v Brisbane Etihad Stadium
    Hawthorn v Essendon MCG
    Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs Cairns
     
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  4. Walshawk

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    I can see one home game @ Gabba, away v Lions and A game in Cairns. The 9 home games last 15 rounds.
    What are they doing with the extra 15k seats from the games? Taken down straight away?
     
  5. Bazza97

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    I think they're going to play 4 home games away from Metricon from what I've read. I reckon they are going to play home games at the Gabba and Cairns and also might play a home game in the Gold Coast but not at Metricon. Not exactly sure on the arrangement though with where they play their home games and how many they will have to play away from Metricon. I'd assume once the games finish that they would take down the temporary seating straight away.
     
  6. vide0n

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    Yep. Extension is temporary.
     
  7. sjohns12

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    Why should Carlton have a blockbuster game just because they're Carlton.

    Footy fans want to see the best teams go at it in the big time slots, its why Sydney v Adelaide drew one of the biggest TV audiences this year.
     
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    I think there are a bunch of guiding principles to think about with this:
    • Let's assume RIC v CAR opens the season on Thursday
    • Collingwood and Melbourne have requested each other
    • GWS are unable to play at Spotless - if they are at home in Round 1 it would have to be at Manuka.
    • Gold Coast can't use Metricon so will probably be away for Round 1.
    With that said:

    Thu 7:20 Richmond v Carlton @ MCG
    Fri 7:50 Collingwood v Melbourne @ MCG
    Sat 1:45 Geelong v Giants @ Simonds
    Sat 4:35 St Kilda v Essendon @ Etihad Stadium
    Sat 7:20 Sydney v Adelaide @ SCG
    Sat 7:40 West Coast v Fremantle @ Perth Stadium
    Sun 1:10 North v Gold Coast @ Etihad Stadium
    Sun 3:20 Brisbane v Hawthorn @ The Gabba
    Sun 4:40 Power v Bulldogs @ Adelaide Oval
     
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    Not last year, Richmond v Collingwood and Melbourne v Essendon will be directly linked to ANZAC Day because it falls on a Wednesday.
     
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    Easter is Round 2.
     
  11. TimothyJ23

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    Shit, never mind.
     
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    Edited with my pure speculation :drunk:
     
  13. Bazza97

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    Oh yeah true, completely forgot about that.
     
  14. Howard Littlejohn

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    The Shanghai game, if it is on for 2018, is a nominal GC home game despite Port being the ones trying to get into that market somehow. No matter what, they're in for a travel nightmare and some home games at the Gabba in the first half of the season.
     
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    Surely Adel vs Melb will happen in round 1
     
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    Thursday
    Carlton vs Richmond, MCG, 7:50 PM

    Friday
    West Coast vs Essendon, Burswood, 7:50 PM

    Saturday
    GWS vs North Melbourne, Spotless, 2:10 PM
    Western Bulldogs vs Sydney, Docklands, 4:45 PM
    Collingwood vs Melbourne, MCG, 7:20 PM
    Geelong vs Gold Coast, Kardinia Park, 7:40 PM

    Sunday
    St. Kilda vs Fremantle, Docklands, 1:10 PM
    Port Adelaide vs Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval, 3:20 PM
    Brisbane vs Adelaide, Gabba, 4:40 PM
     
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    Love the timeslot. Maybe Manuka though.
     
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    Richmond vs Geelong to open the season on the Thursday night.

    Adelaide vs Melbourne friday night

    Sydney vs GWS Saturday afternoon

    Bombers vs dogs in twilight sat game

    WCE vs freo to open the stadium sat night

    Port vs saints as the other sat night bill

    Lions vs gold Coast sunday at 1 (worst interstate teams get the low profile slot

    Hawthorn vs collingwood sunday at 3 ( two Non finalists who could pull a crowd)

    North vs carlton at 4.40 ( bottom two vic teams get the worst bill of the weekend)
     
  20. pazza

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    You can bank Essendon v Hawthorn...no other match-up for either in Round 1.
     
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    Really, why is that, considering:

    1. West Coast are likely to host the first game in the new stadium over there and have requested a "big" Melbourne side (Essendon, Richmond, Collingwood and maybe Hawthorne) to play there.
    2. Richmond/Carlton and Collingwood/Melbourne are virtually locked in
    3. Hawthorne haven't played an away interstate game in round 1 since 2011, the previous being 2007.

    All in all, it's looking more likely that West Coast will play Essendon or Hawthorne round 1
     
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    When does the afl 18 fixture come out?
    When does jlt series fixture come out?

    On SM-G925I using BigFooty.com mobile app
     
  23. AusHorrorStory

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    Usually the fixture comes out on the last Thursday of October, which would be the 26th this year.

    JLT will come out shortly afterwards.
     
  24. pazza

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    Because of Essendon's and Hawthorn's request for that Round 1 game on the same round, due to the success of this year.
     
  25. eth-dog

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    Just because a team requests something doesn't mean it'll happen.