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jw1739    7,076

Will be officially released at mid-day. The first post was originally in another topic. Time will tell whether it's fair dinkum.

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japiedog    796
25 minutes ago, jw1739 said:
41 minutes ago, Andrew Edmonds said:

We've got Brisbane Roar round 1 at Aami Park (Friday 6th October) followed by the Melbourne derby.

is there a link to the fixtures ?

I'm looking but can't find anything

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bt50    3,311

There was a leaked screenshot of the press release that confirms we are the season opener on Friday Oct 6 against Brisbane at home. Our derbies are Rounds 2, 12 and 22.

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Jovan    3,049
1 hour ago, bt50 said:

Pls anything but Perth away in the last round...

How about Wellington instead?

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Dylan    4,152
4 minutes ago, Jovan said:

How about Wellington instead?

Ill probably go, always wanted to go to wellington for a game 

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Dylan    4,152

Apparently all teams play each other in the final 9 rounds. Thats a good idea imo

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Jovan    3,049
6 minutes ago, Dylan said:

Apparently all teams play each other in the final 9 rounds. Thats a good idea imo

With 9 other teams and 27 rounds there is always going to be inequality. But on face value the last 9 rounds as equal as possible is a good idea. 

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bt50    3,311
18 minutes ago, Jovan said:

How about Wellington instead?

Would take that any day, that holds far less fears for me if it came to winning the title there. Might be a great one to go to tbh...

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Dylan    4,152
8 minutes ago, bt50 said:

Would take that any day, that holds far less fears for me if it came to winning the title there. Might be a great one to go to tbh...

Yellow fever will always have my respect after they trolled the RBB. 

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neio    475

Who came up with the idea to play games at 7pm on a Sunday night,  bloody stupid 

But my favorite is playing in Perth on a Tuesday that starts at 10pm our time 

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Jovan    3,049
2 minutes ago, neio said:

Who came up with the idea to play games at 7pm on a Sunday night,  bloody stupid 

But my favorite is playing in Perth on a Tuesday that starts at 10pm our time 

The entire fixture is designed to maximise tv audiences not attendance. Tv rights basically fund the League so at the end of the day TV is priority 1. 

Not sure weather that's right but it wont change anytime soon.

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jw1739    7,076

Probably better than most seasons so far. Much more evenly balanced than last year in terms of regularity of home matches. But my goodness, when you see it set out and look at how the squads are shaping so far there are not going to be any easy matches at all next season. Wazza has his work cut out, that's for sure.

The Perth matches are scheduled to avoid as far as possible the extreme summer temperatures over there. I don't have a problem with that.

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mattyh001    420

3rd derby (March 2nd) is a Friday night.  Gotta be a first.

1 hour ago, bt50 said:

Would take that any day, that holds far less fears for me if it came to winning the title there. Might be a great one to go to tbh...

First time I can remember we played Wellington away during school holidays.

As such finally get to tick off both a holiday / tour of New Zealand and go to an away game over there

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belaguttman    3,795
13 minutes ago, jeffplz said:

I can still see us losing those last 3 throwaway games, jest marienrs and nix

That's been the pattern season after season, hopefully, things will change this season

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Tony999    1,331

Don't really like the fixtures. Too many Friday night games. I'll be there regardless but definitely tough if you want to bring kids.

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hakz7    1,419
3 hours ago, mattyh001 said:

3rd derby (March 2nd) is a Friday night.  Gotta be a first.

Do you mean it's a first that the 3rd derby is a Friday? Or in general that a Melb Derby is on a Friday?

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mattyh001    420
1 minute ago, hakz7 said:

Do you mean it's a first that the 3rd derby is a Friday? Or in general that a Melb Derby is on a Friday?

That in general we play derbies on a Saturday

 

edit: TTIM: i was halfway through a post on a fixture list break down, and lost it when i clicked to bring up a forum notification.

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hakz7    1,419
Just now, mattyh001 said:

That in general we play derbies on a Saturday

Oh, well the first derby of 2012-13 (season opener and JA's first game in charge) was actually a Friday game.

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mattyh001    420

thought i'd bring up a few things that have gone into the new season fixture list:

Games by the Day of the Week 

=> Home (14 total)                                           Away (13 total):

        Thursday    x 1 *                                         Tuesday    x 1

        Friday         x 4                                            Friday       x 3

        Saturday    x 6                                             Saturday   x 5

        Sunday      x 3                                              Sunday    x 4

* the Thursday game is on the eve of 'straya Day - public holiday for those of you who are lucky enough to get it off

 

=> successive home games on two occasions this season (between Rounds 5 and 6 as well as Rounds 17 and 18)

=> successive away games only once this season (between Rounds 15 and 16; unfortunately one of those games is in Perth, and is incorporated in the following point)

=> our players will have 5 day or less breaks between games on 5 occasions this season.  It should be noted that this includes three such breaks during a 16 day period between Rounds 13 and 16 where every club plays 4 games across 16 days.

=> we commence only 1 of our 14 Home game at prior 7 pm - might not be so family friendly this season (to enhance the post from @Tony999 earlier)

 

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Hellenic Hero    206

Logistically, a Friday night derby is gonna suck.

But I understand why they have to do it TBH, as @thisphantomfortresssaid it'll be a lot easier for the Tards with their ACL commitments. Will it have an effect on the crowd?

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HeartOfCity    304
2 hours ago, Hellenic Hero said:

Logistically, a Friday night derby is gonna suck.

But I understand why they have to do it TBH, as @thisphantomfortresssaid it'll be a lot easier for the Tards with their ACL commitments. Will it have an effect on the crowd?

I'll be there, charging pints before the march as opposed to having a casual session

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Dylan    4,152

Have the day off, if you see any mistakes let me know. WOuld be good if you could put this in your post at the top @jw1739

 

fixture.png

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Dylan    4,152
2 minutes ago, n i k o said:

Good work. Just make it twice the size so I don't have to zoom in. 

Yeah, in the middle of that now

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hakz7    1,419
26 minutes ago, Dylan said:

Yeah, in the middle of that now

While you're at it, could you make it sans-serif? :P

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jw1739    7,076
1 hour ago, n i k o said:

Good work. Just make it twice the size so I don't have to zoom in. 

 

1 hour ago, Dylan said:

Yeah, in the middle of that now

Done it for you. Not as easy as at first appears.

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Dylan    4,152
Just now, jw1739 said:

 

Done it for you. Not as easy as at first appears.

Cheers. Im actually in the middle of making a clearer version. if you want I can post it here again or pm you

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