What would the Round 1 2020 matchups look like?

Jascave

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If you were in charge of fixtures at AFL HQ, who would you have to start Round 1 of the 2020 AFL season?
 

Rabman

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Probably be the best anticipated Richmond/Carlton opener in a while, Carlton on the up and the tigers with there premiership.

Thursday N: Richmond V Carlton MCG
Friday N:
Hawthorn V Collingwood MCG
Saturday:
Port Power V Western Sydney AO
Saturday T:
Gold Coast V Adelaide Met
Saturday N:
Essendon V Brisbane DOC
Saturday N:
Sydney V Fremantle SCG
Sunday:
Bulldogs V North Melbourne DOC
Sunday:
Geelong V Melbourne KP
Sunday T:
West Coast V St.Kilda PS
 

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jorel6669

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I'd probably just go to this thread:

 

Ocha905

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Normally I'm against the annual Carlton Richmond opener but as the Tigers are reigning premiers they should be able to open the season against whoever they want.

Therefore

Thurs - Richmond v Carlton MCG

Fri - Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Docklands

Sat 1:15 - Port Adelaide v North Melbourne Adelaide Oval
Sat 2:10 - Hawthorn v Fremantle MCG
Sat 4:35 - Gold Coast v Melbourne Carrara
Sat 6:10 - West Coast v St Kilda Perth Stadium
Sat 7:25 - Collingwood v GWS Docklands

Sun 1:10 - Geelong v Essendon Kardinia Park
Sun 4:40 - Sydney v Adelaide SCG

Not great for crowds but all interesting games.
 

JPetro83

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If i had my way i wouldnt have Carlton playing the tigers in the opener but they will.

Thurs night
Richmond v Carlton(N)
Friday Night
Hawthorn vs Bulldogs(N)
Saturday
Geelong vs Fremantle
Gold Coast vs Adelaide (T)
Port Adelaide vs Collingwood (N)
North Melbourne vs Brisbane (N)
Sunday
Sydney vs Melbourne
Essendon vs St Kilda
West Coast vs GWS(T)
 

Liam Boy

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North haven't had a round 1 home game for 3 years now (you might remember the cairns swimming pool game in 2018) so it'd be nice to have a game in Melbourne to start the season. Brad Scott only managed to win a single round 1 game in his whole coaching career, so maybe Rhyce can turn that around
 

Greggy

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Carlton must be loving that our flag unveiling’s keep landing on Round one Richmond home games!
 

lvandinter

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My ideal matches round 1 would be this below

Thursday Night: Richmond v Carlton- MCG - 86,732 :CH 7

Friday Night: Collingwood v West Coast- MCG - 74,523: CH 7

Saturday- 1:45- Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide - Marvel - 37,021: Fox

2:10- Brisbane v Hawthorn- Gabba - 31,447: Fox

4.35: Gold Coast v Melbourne- Metricon - 13,133: Fox

7:25: Essendon v Geelong- MCG - 56,217 - Ch 7

Sunday- 1.10 - GWS v Adelaide- Spotless - 12,540- Fox

3:20- St Kilda v Fremantle- Townsville - 6.006- CH 7

4.40- North v Sydney- Marvel - 23,574- Fox

Good round for crowds, and plenty of interesting games.Townsville would be a good place to open up the season for North Queensland. Not a boring start like this season. This is just one of the many round 1 thoughts that i have.
 
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AFDogs

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Thurs: Richmond vs West Coast MCG
Fri: Essendon vs Western Bulldogs Etihad
Sat arvo: Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast
Sat twilight: GWS vs Fremantle
Sat night: Melbourne vs Collingwood
Sunday arvo: Adelaide vs Brisbane
Sunday arvo: Hawthorn vs Geelong
Sunday twilight: St Kilda vs Sydney

You don't want to give away too many huge matches because it'll be hype as it's round 1. But you need a few and I reckon there's some good match ups here.
 

lvandinter

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Thurs: Richmond vs West Coast MCG
Fri: Essendon vs Western Bulldogs Etihad
Sat arvo: Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast
Sat twilight: GWS vs Fremantle
Sat night: Melbourne vs Collingwood
Sunday arvo: Adelaide vs Brisbane
Sunday arvo: Hawthorn vs Geelong
Sunday twilight: St Kilda vs Sydney

You don't want to give away too many huge matches because it'll be hype as it's round 1. But you need a few and I reckon there's some good match ups here.
Btw, Richmond and Carlton play annually on Round 1.
 

halalsnackpack

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My ideal matches round 1 would be this below

Thursday Night: Richmond v Carlton- MCG - 86,732

Friday Night: Collingwood v West Coast- MCG - 74,523

Saturday- 1:45- Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide - Marvel - 37,021

2:10- Brisbane v Hawthorn- Gabba - 31,447

4.35- Essendon v Geelong- MCG - 56,218

7.25- Gold Coast v Melbourne- Metricon - 13,133

Sunday- 1.10 - GWS v Adelaide- Spotless - 12,540

3:20- St Kilda v Fremantle- Marvel - 17,325

4.40- West Coast v St Kilda- Optus - 53,542
Bit rough on the Saints I reckon
EDIT: And the Eagles
 

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JackFlash

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Thurs night
Richmond v Carlton(N)
Friday Night
Hawthorn v Bulldogs(N)
Saturday
Melbourne v Sydney
Gold Coast v North Melbourne
Port Adelaide v Collingwood (N)
Essendon v Adelaide (N)
Sunday
West Coast v Geelong
St Kilda v Fremantle
GWS v Brisbane
 

Coolangatta

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Thursday night Richmond vs. Carlton MCG
Friday night Collingwood vs. GWS MCG
Saturday North vs. Essendon Marvel
Saturday Suns vs. St Kilda QLD
Saturday night West Coast vs. Brisbane Perth
Saturday night Port vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval
Sunday Sydney vs. Freo SCG
Sunday Geelong vs. W. Bulldogs Geelong
Sunday twilight Melbourne vs. Adelaide MCG
 

samuelpower68

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Thursday 26 March
Channel 7: (7:20 pm) Richmond v Carlton (MCG: 90,300)

Friday 27 March
Channel 7: (7:50 pm) Essendon v Brisbane Lions (Marvel Stadium: 45,000)

Saturday 28 March
FOX: (1:45 pm) Hawthorn v Adelaide Crows (MCG: 37,800)
FOX: (4:35 pm) GWS Giants v Sydney Swans (GIANTS Stadium: 22,000)
FOX: (6:25 pm) Gold Coast Suns v St Kilda (Metricon Stadium: 13,500)
Channel 7: (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide v Collingwood (Adelaide Oval: 48,000)

Sunday 29 March
FOX: (1:10 pm) North Melbourne v Fremantle (Marvel Stadium: 23,500)
Channel 7: (3:20 pm) Geelong Cats v Melbourne (GMHBA Stadium: 30,000)
FOX: (3:20 pm) West Coast Eagles v Western Bulldogs (Optus Stadium, 53,200)

This fixture would see a significant increase to crowds as I have put crowd estimates for each match, while giving Essendon the first Friday night match of the season to celebrate Marvel Stadium's 20th birthday, up against one of the best teams in the competition, with a strong fan base in Melbourne and it includes 2 teams from different states. Port to launch their 150 year anniversary with a prime-time Saturday night fixture against one of the biggest clubs in Australia. Richmond to also unfurl their flag on Thursday night against the Blues who are due for a good year.
 

Dr Awkward

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If I was in charge, the match-ups would be pulled out of a hat, rather than doctored by the AFL
 

Mr north man

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Thursday night Richmond vs. Carlton MCG
Friday night Collingwood vs. GWS MCG
Saturday North vs. Essendon Marvel
Saturday Suns vs. St Kilda QLD
Saturday night West Coast vs. Brisbane Perth
Saturday night Port vs. Hawthorn Adelaide Oval
Sunday Sydney vs. Freo SCG
Sunday Geelong vs. W. Bulldogs Geelong
Sunday twilight Melbourne vs. Adelaide MCG
 

Mr north man

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If I was in charge, the match-ups would be pulled out of a hat, rather than doctored by the AFL
Personally I think the Premiership team should start the season a week before hand and play the AA team from the year before.
Play it on a Friday or Saturday night a great tune up for all players involved with any $$$ made out of the game to be giving to a nominated charity.
Just hopefully Mr AFLX $75k man makes himself unavailable for the game.
 

lvandinter

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Personally I think the Premiership team should start the season a week before hand and play the AA team from the year before.
Play it on a Friday or Saturday night a great tune up for all players involved with any $$$ made out of the game to be giving to a nominated charity.
Just hopefully Mr AFLX $75k man makes himself unavailable for the game.
But what if the some of the AA players are in the premiership team?
 

Farang83150

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My ideal matches round 1 would be this below

Thursday Night: Richmond v Carlton- MCG - 86,732 :CH 7

Friday Night: Collingwood v West Coast- MCG - 74,523: CH 7

Saturday- 1:45- Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide - Marvel - 37,021: Fox

2:10- Brisbane v Hawthorn- Gabba - 31,447: Fox

4.35: Gold Coast v Melbourne- Metricon - 13,133: Fox

7:25: Essendon v Geelong- MCG - 56,217 - Ch 7

Sunday- 1.10 - GWS v Adelaide- Spotless - 12,540- Fox

3:20- St Kilda v Fremantle- Townsville - 6.006- CH 7

4.40- North v Sydney- Marvel - 23,574- Fox

Good round for crowds, and plenty of interesting games.Townsville would be a good place to open up the season for North Queensland. Not a boring start like this season. This is just one of the many round 1 thoughts that i have.
So no footy in WA or SA during rnd 1
 

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