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Thread: 2019 Fixture

  1. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by barry View Post
    I cant see us ever having a 100 goal season again, so no loss.
    I also dont care too much about $$$ from TV rights. That is not my priority how much players are paid. Take cricket for example. The ACB are patting themselves on the back for the new $1.2b TV rights deal, but the only impact to me is that I couldnt watch the ODI last week. So for me, the deal is poorer.

    Playing 17 rounds, each team once, is easy. Even make it that H&A venue is swapped every year.
    The next 5 rounds should just be rivalry rounds. Pick the matches that make sense. Derbies is an easy 1 game. Maybe even 2 games(?!)
    4 other rounds can be figured out just by which combinations make the most interest. This will also go a little way to avoid tanking.
    Lets not pretend that equality is even in the top 10 of AFL concerns.

    Suggested draw for Swans last five rounds
    1) v GWS (either SCG or spotless depending on who hosted in 1st 17 rounds)
    2) v West Coast
    3) v Saints
    4) v Pies
    5) v GWS (Canberra)
    You make fair point about how you can even out the Home games every 2nd year with a 17 round season, however I still prefer 22 round season as I personally find 17 round season too short. I still have hopes of seeing a 100 goal season from a player again. I've followed footy long enough to see it go in cycles & it will be interesting to see if the 6-6-6 centre bounce starts next season has any impact to improving scoring.

    You have preference playing the same teams twice each season and in our case GWS 3 times! But that means same teams are handicapped each year for better or worse! Who would GC double up on as rivals other than Brisbane?

  2. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by KSAS View Post
    You make fair point about how you can even out the Home games every 2nd year with a 17 round season, however I still prefer 22 round season as I personally find 17 round season too short. I still have hopes of seeing a 100 goal season from a player again. I've followed footy long enough to see it go in cycles & it will be interesting to see if the 6-6-6 centre bounce starts next season has any impact to improving scoring.

    You have preference playing the same teams twice each season and in our case GWS 3 times! But that means same teams are handicapped each year for better or worse! Who would GC double up on as rivals other than Brisbane?
    Yeah, I actually wasnt advocating a 17 round season, just the first 17 rounds of a 22 rounds season.
    Playing GWS 3 times works out well for us because we have 3 suitable venues to share it around with NSW fans (Canberra, Spotless and SCG).

    Bit trickier for QLD, but could they use cairns for 1 of the 3 games. Be far better propotion than some shaat-kicker vic clubs selling a game up there.

    I dont think Adelaide or Perth would have any trouble with 3 derbies a year. It kind of makes it a mini state cup.


    The 3 games inside your state also makes it more likely that only 1 team from each state makes the finals, and less likely that both do. Its kind of conferencing at a very subtle level. It goes a long way to deciding who from your state is representing in the finals.

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    The draw (or fixture) can't be fair until every team plays each other twice. I don't think 34 games a year is viable (or desirable) and nor do I think chopping the competition down to 12 teams is viable (or desirable). But there is a middle ground - 14 teams and 26 games per year, with slightly bigger lists to make the 26 games a little less onerous on players (and to absorb playing stock made redundant by deleting some teams).

    The eight current non-Victorian teams stay. Geelong stays. One of the existing Melbourne teams shoves off to Tasmania. The remaining eight Melbourne teams duke it out for the last four spots in what would finally approximate a national competition.

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    That's pre-Gill thinking Liz.

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    The thing is the present method of fixturing is actually way superior than every proposed alternative except the radically unrealistic ones

  6. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    The eight current non-Victorian teams stay. Geelong stays. One of the existing Melbourne teams shoves off to Tasmania. The remaining eight Melbourne teams duke it out for the last four spots in what would finally approximate a national competition.
    I remember back in the late 80's when Mike Willese was involved with the club, saying couple of times that there are too many teams in Melbourne. His comments did stir the pot a bit and this was pre Eddie who would've been just a cub reporter at the time.

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