AFL


#2089

Would love to hear what you think


#2090

It’s October, there’s not even a fixture out yet. I think it’s a reasonably trivial exercise without even knowing who is playing when.


#2091

So you disagree but don’t have the guts to say what you disagree with? Im not speculating ladder positions just whether teams will go up or down. Its all speculative an opinion. Its what makes these forums fun.


#2092

The two I disagree with are Collingwood and Melbourne. Both very average sides with fantastic 2018 draws. Don’t think either get a draw anywhere near as friendly next season. But, like I said, it’s October and there’s no fixture as yet.


#2093

Fair assessment.


#2094

Find it silly to predict ladders based on who won or lost in the trade period, especially when the two teams that supposedly “won” last year both missed the finals and whose recruits largely had uninspiring seasons (OK but not game changing as everyone expected).


#2095

Oh i wasnt predicting ladder positions. Find that hard to do until i know the draw. Simply creating discussion on who might go up or down. If you listen to trade tadio etc they do it for 2 weeks. Dont see the harm.


#2096

Tried listening to that for 10 minutes, about as engaging as watching a sibling record pornography.


#2097

I’ve listened to Trade Radio, but I haven’t done the other so I’ll take your word for it… :neutral_face:


#2098

AFL Media’s Riley Beveridge was special guest on Sportsday in Victoria tonight, and he said the 2019 fixture should be released next Tuesday (October 30) or Wednesday (October 31).


#2099

AFL released round one of the fixture.


#2100

It’s interesting that Fremantle v North Melbourne is also a late afternoon game starting at 3.20pm Perth time.


#2101

Wasn’t WC/Syd a 4.20 start last year? I guess this at least works into the news in WA.


#2102

The AFL today released the 2019 JLT Community Series pre-season fixture, two days before the home and away season fixture. For the sixth year in a row, there will not be a grand final. There will also be no new rules trialled, and all matches will be full length (20 minutes plus time on each quarter). However, new rules for the 2019 season announced last month will be implemented for the first time.
Port Pirie in South Australia, Lismore in NSW and Werribee in Victoria will host pre-season fixtures for the first time.
The JLT series, which has been reduced from three weeks this year to two next year, starts on February 28 when Carlton takes on Essendon at Princes Park and every match will be shown exclusively on Fox Footy.


#2103

Very interesting that Port Adelaide don’t get a Thursday night game. They had some quite successful games in the past in that slot.

Pity the AFL hasn’t been brave enough to showcase the Showdown or the Derby on a Thursday or Friday night.

Also surprised there is a 4 day break for both Richmond and Melbourne. And six clubs got a 5 day break. Considering St Kilda and Port Adelaide are going to China I don’t think a 4 or 5 day break would have been fair for them.

Also seems interstate clubs will only get 1 or 2 MCG games. Port Adelaide playing Collingwood (home base MCG) at Marvel Stadium. Again a massive pet peeve of mine. Richomd (home base MCG) also playing Sydney at Marvel.

Even though Hawthorn got a top 6 finish they got a pretty easy draw, playing West Coast and GWS twice.


#2104

Adelaide got 3 games in Melbourne. Ridiculous.
I, too, hate the playing interstate clubs at Docklands.
Easily the worst fixture they’ve trotted out.


#2105

Adelaide only got 3 games in Melbourne? That’s bullshit. They got the shitty Ballarat deal right?

Port Adelaide got 5 but 3 at Marvel.


#2106

The point is about the crowd numbers at Adelaide Oval. Port Adelaide on Thursday Night (vs Bulldogs) drew less than 30k. For me, I find it very disappointing because of the rainy conditions.

Friday Night Football will be exciting with West Coast v Melbourne game at Optus Stadium. This will be the first time that there is a Friday Night Football at the new Perth Stadium. I am expecting of around about 56 000 people watching the game at the stadium - however, the Transperth will not operate suburban bus routes to the stadium.


#2107

Adelaide have a game in Geelong as well, which pretty much counts as Melbourne as its close.

I enjoyed the Ballarat games when Port played there despite the weather, its an easy drive for those wanting to come over from SA.

I am not a fan of Marvel Stadium but its the easiest for me to get to besides GMHBA Stadium so I’ll still go to support my team


#2108

In torrential rain. More than a game in Victoria would.