The 2018 Fixture - Announcements.

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  1. The_Wookie

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    • The 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Competition will kick off with Carlton v Collingwood on Friday night, February 2 here at Ikon Park.
    • Full AFLW Fixture here.

    AFL Season
    • Round 1:

      Thursday, March 22

      Richmond v Carlton at MCG (7.25pm)

    • Friday, March 23

      Essendon v Adelaide at Etihad Stadium (7.50pm)

      Saturday, March 24

      St Kilda v Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium (3.35pm)

      Port Adelaide v Fremantle at Adelaide Oval (4.35pm)

      Gold Coast Suns v North Melbourne at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns (7.25pm)

      Hawthorn v Collingwood at MCG (7.25pm)

      Sunday, March 25

      GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs at Manuka Oval, Canberra (1.10pm)

      Melbourne v Geelong at MCG (3.20pm)

      West Coast Eagles v Sydney Swans at Perth Stadium (7.10pm)
    From the Age
    • A Thursday night rematch of the 2017 grand final will launch the AFL's Easter holiday round with reigning premier Richmond being sent to Adelaide for the Tigers' first away game of 2018.
    • St Kilda will play Good Friday football for the first time, replacing the Western Bulldogs as North Melbourne's opponent. The Kangaroos will host the twilight clash at Etihad Stadium on Good Friday, rewarded for the resources they dedicated to this year's historic game
    • Geelong will host Carlton for the first time in 21 years when the two teams clash at soon-to-be-renamed GMHBA Stadium in 2018.
    • The Crows, who open their season on Friday, March 23, against Essendon at Etihad Stadium, requested an opponent with a large supporter base for their first Adelaide Oval clash after opening last season with a home game against Greater Western Sydney.
    • Richmond will also play on Anzac Eve at the MCG against Melbourne.
     
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  5. JohnZ

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    So does that mean it will start 7pm local time? Because technically the WCE game is "night time" as well.
     
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    Surely a hoax.
    No way we only play 1 top 6 side twice
     
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    It could be correct.
    In addition to playing Richmond twice which is a horror result for you guys, you also play Port twice who are ostensibly a top 6 team. They finished 5th before finals and are touted to finish top 2 next year.
     
  9. Greasyrhys

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    So two games at the new Perth stadium for my mob, I’m guessing the game against Freo will be in the last round given the AFL tries to minimise travel.

    I’m not impressed that we again have to play WC at AO. I haven’t missed a Power home game since 2009 but I’ll be giving that game a miss, such a frustrating fixture that does NOT deserve ‘traditional’ status
     
  10. Lsta062

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    Hmm, Richmond's not looking easy if this is correct. Adelaide, Geelong, Essendon, St Kilda and Collingwood twice. What you'd expect from a Premier though so that's alright.
     
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    for now from afar it seems that essendon and the dogs have an easier fixture
     
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    Both middle 6, so as you'd expect. Crows looks hard this year.
     
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    The first night game from the stadium of light will be epic
     
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    Why do you not want to see this? Interested. Not having a go at you.
     
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    im hearing Adelaide vs Richmond at Adelaide oval round 2 sat night.. hopefully its true.
     
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    Is it because they have the wood over you at AO?
     
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    I'm stoked we get an extra home* game for the year :)

    * in before you pump us by 15 goals
     
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    Adelaide vs Richmond at AO confirmed in Round 2.
     
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    The Age:

    "And Geelong will host Carlton for the first time in 21 years when the two teams clash at soon-to-be-renamed GMHBA Stadium in 2018."

    About bloody time. 21 ******* years is a farce.
     
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    From the Hun...

    Essendon v Bulldogs, round 3, Etihad Stadium
     
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    Tough start for us
     
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    **** :(

    I’m home for one week and that’s it. Was hoping we’d be the Round 2 visitor. :(
     
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    Plenty of time for you to practice your power stance.
     
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    Looks like we are going to have a pretty tough fixture. You can see they are doing their absolute best to prop up the Gold Coast
     

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