Fixture 2019


#462

The Kangaroo Jack with the first full of cash is pretty funny too…


#463

Oops.


#464

And absolute arm chair ride with umps

No wonder Eddie kissed Gil on head after prelim win

Pies got a huge leg up this year


#465

Righteo Robbo


#466

Nope, I was remembering wrong! Sydney were so pathetic in their final in my memories they just missed…

Ok, can we stop pointing out how my vague, don’t care about opposition, memories of where everyone finished up were wrong? Hmm?

:stuck_out_tongue:


#467

Most important things in that draw to me is that the first 5 rounds and the last 5 rounds are pretty good. Come out of the first 5 with 4 wins and we can build momentum for the more difficult rounds in the middle. And if we’re still touch and go for finals or top 4, the last 5 rounds should help.


#468

Five day break is the new six day break.


#469

Great run home…apart from the filth in the last round.


#470

Did anyone else notice there is no St Essington Day next year?


#471

Play 2 Interstate games in a row, not good.


#472

Last 5-6 rounds are pretty soft but remember they were too in 2017 and we still hit the finals in ordinary shape. Hopefully we reach that point like a mother farking steam train


#473

Considering GC will be fielding a VFL team, it doesn’t really count


#474

Travelling 2 weeks in a row does though.


#475

Why is the round 23 fixture still a “floating” fixture given there’s a week off leading into finals? Surely it’s a TV guide only, channel 7 basically cherry picking the games that will still have some meaning and leaving all the dead rubbers to fox who actually pay a bigger share of the tv money. Weird.


#476

As I’ve said before, it’s now just another tool for the AFL to try and manufacture the outcomes they want.


#477

9 day break into the worst side in the comp. meh.


#478

Everything they do is based around TV, it wasn’t the general public jumping up and down about the state of the game, it was the TV execs looking at their declining ratings.

This fixture is all about ratings and if the TV execs had their way the whole fixture would be floating so they could maximise rating every single week.


#479

Agreed. They have Saints with the easiest draw but it actually doesn’t look too flash honestly.


#480

It’s all relative. When you stink as much as they do of course your fixture will look hard.


#481

I had a look at the lead up games, since managing loads is important. And I think the lead up to those two interstate games is fine. There is an 8 day break between the Adelaide and Suns games.

West Coast Thurs AWAY

GWS Thurs HOME 7 days

Sydney Sat HOME 9 days

North Sat HOME 7 days

ADELAIDE Fri AWAY 6 days

SUNS Sun AWAY 8 days

Port Sat HOME 6 days

Wes Bull Sat HOME 7 days