Well the AFL have made their mind up. Whilst there is no full fixture yet…we may not get it until February…the start date for the season is March 18 With Richmond and Carlton kicking things off.
Must say that leaves me concerned regarding the very short pre-season for the players collectively. It would be effectively 3 and a half months, instead of the usual 4 or 5.
The next question would be what would we like to see for Round 1?
For me let’s have Rivalry round.
Thursday March 18 - Richmond v Carlton (MCG) (Night)
Friday March 19 - Brisbane v Gold Coast (Gabba) (Night)
Saturday March 20 - Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne (Marvel) (Day)
Saturday March 20 - Geelong v Melbourne (Geelong) (Day)
Saturday March 20 - Port Adelaide v Adelaide (Adelaide Oval) (Twilight)
Saturday March 20 - Essendon v Hawthorn (MCG) (Night)
Sunday March 21 - Sydney v GWS (SCG) (Day)
Sunday March 21 - Collingwood v St. Kilda (MCG) (Day)
Sunday March 21 - West Coast v Fremantle (Optus) (Twilight)
AFL will do everything in it’s power to hype up TV ratings for round 1, so I’m certain we’ll be playing Brisbane. Put money on it.
Top 18 for sure next year
Brisbane a week before Rd 1: “Yeah look, Joey is making great progress. He’s a real asset to the team and as such, we aren’t putting a timeframe on his return yet from his groin surgery but we reckon he’s really close”
I will be disgusted if joe and fanta are cherry ripe round 1 next year, but odds of it happening are slim you’d think
I still have serious doubt that a season proper goes ahead. I’m not confident we will be out of this mess completely in just a few months
Victorian hub. It’s the only way
Expecting a bottom 6 finish. Will be shocked otherwise.
I still think we will beat collingwood on anzac day tho.
I dont even want to think about the new ways this club will find to disappoint me next season
beat the eagles, racist fc and fark Carlton, bottom 4 pick and itll be a good year
if the pace they moved at to confirm list sizes is any indication i reckon we can expect to see the fixture sometime after round 5
Yep. We lose Daniher and Fantasia because they want out of Victoria and then 2021 is in a Melbourne hub. And they’ll be injury free. You know it’s going to happen.
■■■■■■■ Richmond start the season 1 game up on everyone every ■■■■■■■ year.
But Fark Carlton will be one game down.
o.k.happy with that, I thought bottom five.
there will be no set fixture next year, itll be released in blocks. that’s the likely scenario imo
We will likely play Brisbane and Carlton in round 1 and 2 next year, the AFL have a sickly obsession with high profile players playing against their old clubs