The "fix" ture - will North cop the double barrel?

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speedy

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Every team plays each other once, but it could be the most uneven (i.e. unfair) fixture ever. Apparently 4 vic teams will be sent over to form a WA hub. I think it will be a big disadvantage to those 4 vic clubs. The eagles and dockers will be hard to beat over there. Will North be one of them?

On top of that what if North also cop the trip down to Geelong like we do most years?
This is the double barrel I'm concerned about especially if teams like Richmond, Collingwood & Essendon cop neither.

This years fixture could be a insight to see how corrupt the AFL really are?
 

the Ziebull

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Lock in saints to cop it

they are the only vic team who will not have traveled in the first 5 rounds

And I reckon they’ll send the bigger teams over also
 

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The Filth Wizard

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Every team plays each other once, but it could be the most uneven (i.e. unfair) fixture ever. Apparently 4 vic teams will be sent over to form a WA hub. I think it will be a big disadvantage to those 4 vic clubs. The eagles and dockers will be hard to beat over there. Will North be one of them?

On top of that what if North also cop the trip down to Geelong like we do most years?
This is the double barrel I'm concerned about especially if teams like Richmond, Collingwood & Essendon cop neither.

This years fixture could be a insight to see how corrupt the AFL really are?
I believe Essendon, Richmond and Melbourne may already be ruled out as they've already played West Coast or Fremantle by that stage.
 

Pykie

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Every team plays each other once, but it could be the most uneven (i.e. unfair) fixture ever. Apparently 4 vic teams will be sent over to form a WA hub. I think it will be a big disadvantage to those 4 vic clubs. The eagles and dockers will be hard to beat over there. Will North be one of them?

On top of that what if North also cop the trip down to Geelong like we do most years?
This is the double barrel I'm concerned about especially if teams like Richmond, Collingwood & Essendon cop neither.

This years fixture could be a insight to see how corrupt the AFL really are?
Why do you think being in the WA hub would be a disadvantage? As apposed to flying over there the night before?

If anything it's the change to the status quo and I think would actually be a real advantage, especially if we play a neutral team before we play the dockers or eagles. Or even if we get a game against the dockers first up to acclimatize.

If we are going to play the Dockers and Eagles away, it's likely we don't play some of Adelaide/Port/Geelong/Brisbane/Gold Coast away.


I actually wouldn't mind going into the WA hub, I'd rather play them in the hub than away from home later in the season and the crowd isn't as big a factor as it normally is.

I'm all for the hub!
 

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Pykie

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Hub S.A. Two trips to QLD I reckon.
Which would almost be the ideal result.

Adelaide and the GC are likely two of the weaker sides this year and if we use up away trips against them, that would be great.

Brisbane at the GABBA is probably the better option than WC at Optus.

That means we play probably WC and Fremantle at home. We might even get Geelong at Etihad with a bit of luck. I'd prefer Port at AO over Geelong at the spud farm.
 

kool kangas

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So if Essendon , Richmond and Melbourne dont go to WA that leaves North, Geelong, Bulldogs, Collingwood, Blues, Hawks and Saints. If Saints go then North wont, so that leaves Saints, Cats, Bulldogs, Pies, Hawks and Blues. For television ratings l'm tipping Pies, Cats, Hawks and Bulldogs to go but if reduced crowds are back l'm thinking Saints or North, with the Bulldogs, Blues and Hawks because most of the crowd would be WA supporters....
 

the Ziebull

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im tipping saints go and we don’t as they will have had the best run of only vic games for 5 weeks

so to even it out they should be WA next
 

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