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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post

    Double ups against GWS, Fairypuppies, [email protected], St Kilda, Bombers. A good mix there.

    Get to play 3 out of 4 of my least favourite teams twice. Great. Wouldn't mind playing the Hawks twice this year tho haha

    Also strap in for some more controversial close games with the bombers lol

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    Note that the fairypuppies are rated as having the easiest draw.????

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    Note that the fairypuppies are rated as having the easiest draw.????
    I think you mean the hardest

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    Quote Originally Posted by longmile View Post
    I think you mean the hardest
    Yes.

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    It's a bit of a tough draw: double ups against three out of the top 8 sides (including runners-up) despite finishing middle plus a fair bit of travel with trips to WA (x 2) and Tassie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    It's a bit of a tough draw: double ups against three out of the top 8 sides (including runners-up) despite finishing middle plus a fair bit of travel with trips to WA (x 2) and Tassie.
    Swans finished seventh (after finals). A tougher fixture can be expected.

    Firstly, the Swans play GWS twice every year. That constrains the fixture a bit. Secondly, return games are generally assessed in blocks of six sides. So a side that finished 7th has similar fixturing to a club that finished 12th.

    Our return games are Essendon (8th), GWS Giants (6th), North Melbourne (18th), St Kilda (10th), Western Bulldogs (2nd). In blocks of six, that is 2-2-1 so it is fairly normal. Last year, we had a 1-2-2 fixture after finishing 16th.

    We have the Bulldogs as our only return game against a top-4 side and we beat them last season. We also get GWS because we are fixtured to play against them twice every year. We only end up with a third top 8 side because we got Essendon (8th). I don't mind playing Essendon twice, they always bring a good game and if we beat them we have earned it.

    We also get St Kilda (10th), a difficult matchup.

    Our only game against a bottom six side is North Melbourne, but I don't mind getting last season's spooners twice. I expect they will improve next year.

    Overall, a somewhat tricky fixture. It was rated equal ninth in difficulty (tied with Geelong), but I rate it slightly harder because our return opponents can all be expected to improve in different ways next year. At least we have avoided Fremantle. They have got lots of good players in the draft in the last couple of years and they will be big improvers next year.
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    Yeah, I've got no complaints about the fixture. I don't necessarily want an easy run and given that I consider us a top 6 team in 2022 it's fair enough if we have to play tough opposition.

    What I like is that there are a couple of afternoon home games. I don't mind that our other games (especially away games) are on Friday/Thursday nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    Not a complaint at all, but some real concentration of home games - 4 in 5 weeks early in the season, then 3 in 4 later in the year.

    Definitely a decent run home. If we turn alright @ the bye well placed, we could be well placed.

    2 games at Optus Stadium, 1 in Tassie, 1 in Adelaide, 6 in Melbourne, no trip to the Geelong, but none in Queensland (completely a side point, but you'd think the AFL should be able to manage a schedule say >95% of the time where a team plays in each of the states at least once each season - but that just seems far too hard for them to achieve).

    Double ups against GWS, Fairypuppies, [email protected], St Kilda, Bombers. A good mix there.
    Yes I did wonder how hard it would be to arrange this apparently very hard 😀

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    Am I just a bit of an old grouch, but I sometimes feel as if I'm in a schoolyard with the 'wees and the poos', the 'fairypuppies', ' the plastics' etc?

    I suspect the old grouch, but hope not.

    Any support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faunac8 View Post
    Yes I did wonder how hard it would be to arrange this apparently very hard
    So frustrating because it should be straight forward. But it would need to have the AFL moving from fiddling at every step to a simple world where you play a team at home, then next time away, then back at home etc.

    Hit the reset button and say from this point it will apply and it's an easy fix - which can then mean every team plays at least once in each state each year. Good for membership and club growth surely too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royboy42 View Post
    Am I just a bit of an old grouch, but I sometimes feel as if I'm in a schoolyard with the 'wees and the poos', the 'fairypuppies', ' the plastics' etc?

    I suspect the old grouch, but hope not.

    Any support?
    Agree royboy42.


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    Quote Originally Posted by royboy42 View Post
    Am I just a bit of an old grouch, but I sometimes feel as if I'm in a schoolyard with the 'wees and the poos', the 'fairypuppies', ' the plastics' etc?

    I suspect the old grouch, but hope not.

    Any support?
    Let's leave the moderating to the mod's.....and the freedom to write want we want (in an open forum) to us maybe?

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