Fixture Season 2022

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CarnTheScray

Premiership Player
Jun 4, 2019
4,966
6,053
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Melbourne should be Friday night in Round 1 to unfurl the flag. Would like to play the Bullies or Geelong.
I'll be surprised if they do the GF replay in Round 1. Think they'll do Melbourne vs Geelong/Essendon/Collingwood/whatever at the G then Dogs vs whoever(probably Essendon/Collingwood) at Marvel on Saturday night.
 

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Coolangatta

Premiership Player
Oct 27, 2007
3,664
3,114
Western Australia
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
I think this would be a good round 1 opener.

Thursday night: Fremantle v Essendon Optus
Friday night: Melbourne v Richmond MCG
Saturday: Sydney v St Kilda SCG
Saturday: W. Bulldogs v GWS Marvel
Saturday night: Collingwood v Adelaide MCG
Saturday night: Port v Brisbane AO
Sunday: Gold Coast v Hawthorn Metricon
Sunday: Carlton v Geelong MCG
Sunday: North v West Coast Marvel
 

Atomboy

Premiership Player
Jan 22, 2007
3,882
4,310
Yes
AFL Club
St Kilda
Holy sh*t - Trying to manually create a fixture is a ngithmare.

Took forever to piece the matchups together, but to then have to place the games in their slots.

My god kill me.
They use a professional computer program to do the AFL scheduling - by all accounts it’s one of the toughest in global sports.
 

Howard Littlejohn

Brownlow Medallist
May 30, 2006
16,143
9,118
Canberra
AFL Club
North Melbourne
They use a professional computer program to do the AFL scheduling - by all accounts it’s one of the toughest in global sports.
Probably because of the fixed "marquee" fixtures, shared grounds, avoiding two non-Vic sides from the same state playing at the same time (except derbies), avoiding back-to-back travel for WA and Qld based teams, and ensuring big Vic clubs get all the prime time games.
Few competitions have such a skewed set of fixtures, and yet still have teams coming off a bye playing teams not coming off a bye.
 

davos44

All Australian
May 24, 2008
990
1,208
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
SA Redbacks, Adel United
I think this would be a good round 1 opener.

Thursday night: Fremantle v Essendon Optus
Friday night: Melbourne v Richmond MCG
Saturday: Sydney v St Kilda SCG
Saturday: W. Bulldogs v GWS Marvel
Saturday night: Collingwood v Adelaide MCG
Saturday night: Port v Brisbane AO
Sunday: Gold Coast v Hawthorn Metricon
Sunday: Carlton v Geelong MCG
Sunday: North v West Coast Marvel
They never, ever have Crows/Port WCE/Freo et al games on at the same time.

and never will.
 

Gysberts2Bate

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 12, 2013
21,746
27,784
Melbourne
AFL Club
Melbourne
I think this would be a good round 1 opener.

Thursday night: Fremantle v Essendon Optus
Friday night: Melbourne v Richmond MCG
Saturday: Sydney v St Kilda SCG
Saturday: W. Bulldogs v GWS Marvel
Saturday night: Collingwood v Adelaide MCG
Saturday night: Port v Brisbane AO
Sunday: Gold Coast v Hawthorn Metricon
Sunday: Carlton v Geelong MCG
Sunday: North v West Coast Marvel
We can’t play Richmond in R1, it’s too close to ANZAC Eve. Also Fremantle v Essendon is a hugely underwhelming first game. Would rather see Port v Brisbane or Sydney v St Kilda.
 

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