Round 2 ... Who Do You Want v Who Do You Think You'll Get

SimpkinByTheDockOfTheBay

Don't Get Cut
Aug 21, 2018
15,041
34,377
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Your team's Round 2 fixture.

For North:

WANT

Hawthorn Saturday night at Docklands. Biggish game opponent wise, on our home deck, we match up well with them, get the fans excited again

WILL GET

Dees at 4.40PM on Sunday at Docklands. Not very exciting match up interest wise, they'll probably bounce back after Round 1 captilation and do us.
 

Chief

Chugging Adrenochrome
Dec 1, 1999
83,457
55,923
Brisbane
AFL Club
Carlton
Your team's Round 2 fixture.

For North:

WANT

Hawthorn Saturday night at Docklands. Biggish game opponent wise, on our home deck, we match up well with them, get the fans excited again

WILL GET

Dees at 4.40PM on Sunday at Docklands. Not very exciting match up interest wise, they'll probably bounce back after Round 1 captilation and do us.
Cheer up. You might play us!
 

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juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
19,168
24,258
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
New York Jets
Honestly couldn't care who we get, without crowds and in these circumstances it's not as much of a hype and buzz.

I've heard we will get Collingwood which I think at the very least would be a good opener to resume the season. Should be a quality game which is the main thing I'm hoping for.
 

Rod Stroker

Hall of Famer
Oct 9, 2003
31,825
21,311
Singapore / 30,000 feet
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Eagles (NFL), Suns (NBA)
Your team's Round 2 fixture.

For North:

WANT

Hawthorn Saturday night at Docklands. Biggish game opponent wise, on our home deck, we match up well with them, get the fans excited again

WILL GET

Dees at 4.40PM on Sunday at Docklands. Not very exciting match up interest wise, they'll probably bounce back after Round 1 captilation and do us.
Highly unlikely we'll get Hawks at Docklands. It's not their home ground, and we already had a home game there in round 1.
Only way we'd get a round 2 game at Docklands would be against either Dogs, Dons, or possibly the Blues.
 

Mister M

Club Legend
Oct 16, 2016
2,597
2,621
AFL Club
Richmond
WHO DO I WANT:

Vs. Melbourne @ The MCG---- play on the 'G to re-start our season against a team that I believe will only improve as they get further into the season.

WHO DO I THINK

Vs. Collingwood --- that's the rumour going around town. Seems like a bit of a waste of a TV 'blockbuster' in my opinion for the first week out when people would just about watch anything. Would prefer to play the Pies once both teams are settled as it will be a real indicator on if either team is the 'real deal' in 2020 if it's once the season is fully underway.
 

captain blood 17

1980 🏆 2017 🏆 2019 🏆
Dec 9, 2006
41,681
78,717
In Gretas house making the world a better place.
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Aston Villa Traralgon Football Club
To answer the OP, I was actually hoping Tigers weren't the first game. I would like to have seen the MND game or something fire off the restart. I'm not fussed who we play. Gonna be a soulless experience with no crowds. More keen to see local footy get going if i'm honest at this point in time.
 

SimpkinByTheDockOfTheBay

Don't Get Cut
Aug 21, 2018
15,041
34,377
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Highly unlikely we'll get Hawks at Docklands. It's not their home ground, and we already had a home game there in round 1.
Only way we'd get a round 2 game at Docklands would be against either Dogs, Dons, or possibly the Blues.
I suspect the home v away rotation will get chucked out the window, especially with the need to get interstate clubs runs of home games at the back end.

Hawthorn are made to play home games at Docklands anyway non?
 

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Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
24,250
8,594
Tootgarook
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Renault F1
Your team's Round 2 fixture.

For North:

WANT

Hawthorn Saturday night at Docklands. Biggish game opponent wise, on our home deck, we match up well with them, get the fans excited again

WILL GET

Dees at 4.40PM on Sunday at Docklands. Not very exciting match up interest wise, they'll probably bounce back after Round 1 captilation and do us.
Thats probably why Foxtel wont come to the party ...
 

Scotland

TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
55,216
58,772
AFL Club
West Coast
Want: St Kilda @ Marvel, since that is the fixture.

COVID want: Dunno. Eastern derby at Metricon I guess.

What we'll get: probably one of the Adelaide teams in Brisbane/GC with lots of arguing over whose game it is.

I still want to see us play Marvel tenants at the MCG and vice versa for the LOLs. But Qld first.
 

Scotland

TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
55,216
58,772
AFL Club
West Coast
Dunno. Is that reported anywhere?
It's not written in stone but most years they tend to play one. You can tell when a Haw vs WC game is at Marvel because both sets of fans complain about it.

In the last decade we've played them at York Park twice, Marvel twice and the MCG 4 times. How the AFL comes up with that on a year to year basis is anyone's guess. In the same period we've played Melbourne once, Richmond once and Collingwood twice at Marvel, yet Carlton twice at the MCG. Because of all the Carlton games to move to the MCG and WC games in Melbourne to play there that one seems to tick a box. *shrug*
 

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