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Re: 2018 Fixtures

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:31 am
by Fat Side
Most of our games against top end teams are at home. Sydney, GWS, WB, Port and Adelaide away (we do ok at AO). The home games against PA, Geelong and Sydney, in addition to the away games against Hawks, Coll, Carlton and NM will define our season. We can win all of them we could win 12-14 games which would be a good result given our young midfield.

Re: 2018 Fixtures

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:46 am
by penrith eagle
Fat Side wrote:We can win all of them we could win 12-14 games which would be a good result given our young midfield.


Hope so but its going to be very hard without any genuine top 10 mids in our team

domo_the_eagle wrote:nother mid table finish I reckon 10-12 by the end of the year.


This is more realistic and unfortunately its going to be another frustrating year

Looking forward to seeing the young ens come on Venables especially .....next year is all about getting games into the younger crew

Re: 2018 Fixtures

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:37 pm
by Feng Shuey
Fair Bump Play On wrote:I wonder how that long walk will go in the rain. I expect there might be a bigger percentage drop off in attendance for rainy games.


Agreed!!!
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Re: 2018 Fixtures

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:55 pm
by Feng Shuey
This might leak into stadium thread, but...
Is it true that the government doesn't want night games til July because that's when footbridge will be built?
And the footbridge will ease pressure on trains and traffic?

Personally I don't think the footbridge will do a hell of a lot, supposedly they're gonna built a pub n restaurant near Gloucester Park, but do they really think 15,000 people are gonna be coming/going from East Perth, besides a Subway and a sweet IGA, there's nothing there!

P.S. agree Sunday afternoons suck, 6 day breaks are worse, pretty tough draw for a team on the edge of top 8.

Re: 2018 Fixtures

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:27 am
by Mr Q
Feng Shuey wrote:This might leak into stadium thread, but...
Is it true that the government doesn't want night games til July because that's when footbridge will be built?
And the footbridge will ease pressure on trains and traffic?

Personally I don't think the footbridge will do a hell of a lot, supposedly they're gonna built a pub n restaurant near Gloucester Park, but do they really think 15,000 people are gonna be coming/going from East Perth, besides a Subway and a sweet IGA, there's nothing there!

P.S. agree Sunday afternoons suck, 6 day breaks are worse, pretty tough draw for a team on the edge of top 8.


There's quite a bit there, bit one thing there isn't is any long term parking.

Re: 2018 Fixtures

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:17 pm
by domo_the_eagle
Well a month in and the team has exceeded my expectation so far. The next month coming up will give us a good indication where we are truly at.


Rd 5 Carlton at the G - This has to be a win, Carlton are a rabble. Although 12 months ago we were facing something similar in hawthorn. We saw it as a good chance to break the G hoodoo and we got pantsed. Although this is carlton we are talking about so i expect a decent win.

Rd 6 Freo at OS (away) - Derbies are always a bit more intense than a usual game. I would expect us to win.

Rd 7 Port at OS - Port play well in perth. this will be a test.

Rd 8 GWS at SS - A top 4 team away. a true test.

Re: 2018 Fixtures

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:41 pm
by Fat Side
domo_the_eagle wrote:Well a month in and the team has exceeded my expectation so far. The next month coming up will give us a good indication where we are truly at.


Rd 5 Carlton at the G - This has to be a win, Carlton are a rabble. Although 12 months ago we were facing something similar in hawthorn. We saw it as a good chance to break the G hoodoo and we got pantsed. Although this is carlton we are talking about so i expect a decent win.

Rd 6 Freo at OS (away) - Derbies are always a bit more intense than a usual game. I would expect us to win.

Rd 7 Port at OS - Port play well in perth. this will be a test.

Rd 8 GWS at SS - A top 4 team away. a true test.


Exceeded my expectations too. I hoped to be 2-2 by now having played Sydney and Geelong. We need to win the next two then a tough month.

If we can snatch the next two and one of the following four we will be pretty well placed. Port without a ruckman are clearly vulnerable. Ryder not expected back within a month and nobody else ready to step up. I bet they're regretting trading Lobbe. Richmond here and GWS away will be difficult. Hawthorn in Melbourne likewise.

I will be happy if we win 11 and get plenty of games into youngsters. A finals berth would be terrific.

Re: 2018 Fixtures

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:55 pm
by Pinion King
We are lucky we don't get Hawthorn at MCG, Etihad instead.