An article in the HS about next years fixture involving Essendon around the Easter / Anzac games. Basically says, Pies will likely play the Thursday, April 17 (Good Friday Eve) and Essendon could play the Good Friday game. I hope that happens ‘cause playing the Saturday means only a 5 day break between games while the Pies have 7. I guess the league could have 2 Thursday games but that’s unlikely.
The article’s mainly about North. I’ve edited it to get rid of the boring bits …
Brisbane is confident they will be fixtured a Good Friday Eve game at home against Collingwood, followed by the Roos again taking part in the third Good Friday game.
The next Wednesday night Richmond and Melbourne take part in their now-traditional game on Anzac Eve before the Collingwood-Essendon game on Thursday April 25.
There is speculation either Richmond or Essendon could take on North Melbourne because it would help maximise the break for the team playing the week after Good Friday.
Richmond would need to play Good Friday then the next Wednesday — only a five-day break.
Essendon would play Good Friday then the next Thursday — and would get a six-day break before taking on a Roos outfit that it played this year in an epic 35-goal shootout.
As of Thursday neither club had been told whether they will take part in the contest, with the league set to start drip-feeding out fixtures to clubs over the weekend.