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The fixture.

Ian4

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I support the rolling fixture, but they need to release start times a month in advance to allow people to plan ahead. eg. R7 should be announced no later than March 30.
 
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Tigermad2005

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Its not great for us nurses who need to play will in advance we you don’t know what days you need off.
 
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Harry

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Friday night games at the MCG v Bulldogs and Cats round 7 and 8.

Giddy up
 

Smoking Aces

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Round seven​

Friday, April 30
Richmond v Western Bulldogs at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST

Saturday, May 1
Collingwood v Gold Coast at the MCG, 1.45pm AEST
Adelaide v GWS Giants at Adelaide Oval, 1.40pm ACST
St Kilda v Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Sydney v Geelong at the SCG, 7.25pm AEST
Brisbane v Port Adelaide at the Gabba, 7.25pm AEST

Sunday, May 2
North Melbourne v Melbourne at Blundstone Arena, 1.10pm AEST
Essendon v Carlton at the MCG, 3.20pm AEST
West Coast v Fremantle at Optus Stadium, 2.40pm AWST

Round eight​

Friday, May 7
Richmond v Geelong at the MCG, 7.50pm AEST

Saturday, May 8
GWS Giants v Essendon at Giants Stadium, 1.45pm AEST
Gold Coast v St Kilda at Metricon Stadium, 2.10pm AEST
North Melbourne v Collingwood at Marvel Stadium, 4.35pm AEST
Melbourne v Sydney at the MCG, 7.25pm AEST
Port Adelaide v Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, 7.10pm ACST

Sunday, May 9
Hawthorn v West Coast at the MCG, 1.10pm AEST
Western Bulldogs v Carlton at Marvel Stadium, 3.20pm AEST
Fremantle v Brisbane at Optus Stadium, 2.40pm AWST
 

Smoking Aces

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Big boy month coming up -

Port, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Dogs, Geelong
 
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graystar1

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Bloody Collingwood.

Play GC and then North. How easy is that?

The love child of the AFL.
 

Legends of 2017

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Boy oh boy. That is one tough draw.
It is but I’ve got no issue with it. Finals are played against the best teams of the year so would prefer tough games to see where we’re at.
But one thing that really shits me is how the hell did port powerless get such a soft draw after being on top of the ladder the whole of last year and we’re a bees dick away from playing in the grand final? Seriously, some teams that missed the finals last year were handed tougher draws than them
 

zippadeee

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Port finish top of the ladder and get double games only against Footscary and Stkilda.
They seem to play all hard opposition at home.
 

Ian4

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I'm not sure if I support the rolling fixture. I thought it was a good idea at first, but it’s hard to plan ahead when they announce games 3-4 weeks in advance. It needs to be 6 weeks minimum. Or alternately, why not fixture the first 15 rounds normally, then do the rolling fixture for the last 2 months? That’s the time of the year when you get the most junk games and they can put the better games in the better timeslots.

I am hoping to head up for the Gold Coast game in early July, but I can’t plan anything til I know what day the game is on.

Port finish top of the ladder and get double games only against Footscary and Stkilda.
They seem to play all hard opposition at home.

On the other side of the coin, they don't play too many at the G and thats where the flag is won.
 

zippadeee

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I'm not sure if I support the rolling fixture. I thought it was a good idea at first, but it’s hard to plan ahead when they announce games 3-4 weeks in advance. It needs to be 6 weeks minimum. Or alternately, why not fixture the first 15 rounds normally, then do the rolling fixture for the last 2 months? That’s the time of the year when you get the most junk games and they can put the better games in the better timeslots.

I am hoping to head up for the Gold Coast game in early July, but I can’t plan anything til I know what day the game is on.



On the other side of the coin, they don't play too many at the G and thats where the flag is won.
I just want them on the G.
Im sick of there tough team persona, one good slapping on the G will send them back to in house blues and rumours the coach is gone again.
We still owe them for the final in 2013.
 

tigerman

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By the time we play the Dogs in round 7 we will have played 4 of our last 5 games off a 6 day break. With the increased minutes and reduced interchanges the AFL are doing their best to bring us back to the pack. Plus we are playing against an extra 3 players each week, free kicks 67-94 :mad:
 
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TrialByVideo

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I'm not sure if I support the rolling fixture. I thought it was a good idea at first, but it’s hard to plan ahead when they announce games 3-4 weeks in advance. It needs to be 6 weeks minimum. Or alternately, why not fixture the first 15 rounds normally, then do the rolling fixture for the last 2 months? That’s the time of the year when you get the most junk games and they can put the better games in the better timeslots.
As much as the pandemic was/has been a nightmare for AFL fixturing..... it's also presented them with opportunities to do basically anything they like and link it to a 'covid normal' existence!

I get the reasons for the short time lines as who knows when the next *smile* up will occur and states will shut up shop!

Reckon we'll be living with some kind of rolling fixture forever now.
 

Ian4

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By the time we play the Dogs in round 7 we will have played 4 of our last 5 games off a 6 day break. With the increased minutes and reduced interchanges the AFL are doing their best to bring us back to the pack. Plus we are playing against an extra 3 players each week, free kicks 67-94 :mad:

to be fair, St Kilda will be playing on a 5 day break.

As much as the pandemic was/has been a nightmare for AFL fixturing..... it's also presented them with opportunities to do basically anything they like and link it to a 'covid normal' existence!

If that’s the case, why didn't they move to 18 minute quarters and shorten the breaks? Seems like a stupid idea to return to 20 minutes now when they had the opportunity to go to 18 and would have felt less resistance. The same goes with returning to an afternoon GF when twilight is a no brainer.