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2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« on: June 28, 2017, 10:46:03 AM »
Should be officially released around lunchtime..

Looks like we'll be taking on City down in Melbourne for the first game of the season (Friday Night)
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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 12:14:04 PM »
Brisbane Roar will open its Hyundai A-League 2017/18 campaign with a blockbuster away clash against Tim Cahill's Melbourne City FC on Friday, 6 October at AAMI Park.
The Friday night fixture in Melbourne will see City & Roar kick-off the 2017/18 competition.
Brisbane's first home match will be against Adelaide United the following Friday (13 October) at our fortress Suncorp Stadium. Kick-off 6:50pm.
In an exciting Christmas/New Year period the Roar will do battle against Perth Glory FC on Thursday, 21 December in a pre-Christmas clash, followed by back-to-back home games in the New Year against Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday, 5 January & Champion's Sydney FC on Monday, 8 January.

Brisbane have 14 home matches during the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season hosting Adelaide United, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City, Newcastle Jets & Perth Glory each twice at Suncorp Stadium.
The Roar play 13 regular season home games at Suncorp Stadium, with the Round 10 home match against Wellington Phoenix played on the Gold Coast at CBUS Stadium on Saturday, 9 December.
Speaking today, Brisbane Roar Managing Director Mark Kingsman said this season's draw presented many challenges for the Club due to the availability of Suncorp Stadium.
"Major events at Suncorp Stadium such as the Rugby League World Cup, Global 10's and the Commonwealth Games have led to significant block out periods," Kingsman said.
"On top of this Suncorp will host three concerts during the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.
"We are not the only club affected by these types of events, but it is fair to say we have been impacted the most."

Throughout season 13, Suncorp Stadium will host major events such as the Rugby League World Cup, Bledisloe Cup, Brisbane Global Rugby 10's along with Paul McCartney & Ed Sheeran concerts.
The Commonwealth Games taking place in South-East Queensland will prohibit the Roar from playing matches at Suncorp Stadium during the whole of April 2018.
FFA Head of Hyundai A-League & Westfield W-League, Greg O'Rourke added.
"Developing this draw has been a challenging process to accommodate the preferences of the clubs, venue availability and also the AFC Champions League 2018."

Read more at http://www.brisbaneroar.com.au/article/city--roar-to-kick-off-season-201718/1hspz4q2pt1au1247t2jvgp2kh#QHQ0cJcJMjQztE6U.99

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 12:22:05 PM »

Key features of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season draw

►Opening Round of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season begins on Friday 6 October 2017 with Melbourne City FC hosting Brisbane Roar FC @ AAMI Park, Melbourne

►Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series will begin on the weekend of 20-22 April 2018

►Hyundai A-League 2018 Grand Final will be played on the weekend of 5-6 May 2018

►Grand Final Re-Match (Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC): Round 1 (Saturday, 7 October 2017 @ Etihad Stadium)

►All clubs will play in at least one Harvey Norman Saturday Night fixture (kick-off 7:50pm AEST)

KEY RIVALRIES

►MELBOURNE DERBIES (Melbourne City v Melbouurne Victory)

- Round 2 (Saturday 14 October @ Etihad Stadium)
 - Round 12 (Saturday 23 December @ AAMI Park)
 - Round 22 (Friday 2 March @ AAMI Park)

►SYDNEY DERBIES (Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

- Round 3 (Saturday 21 October @ Allianz Stadium)
 - Round 10 (Saturday 9 December @ ANZ Stadium)
 - Round 21 (Sunday 25 February @ Allianz Stadium)

►F3 DERBIES (Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets)

- Round 1 (Saturday 7 October @ Central Coast Stadium)
 - Round 15 (Tuesday 9 January @ McDonald Jones )
 - Round 27 (Friday 13 April @ Central Coast Stadium)

►BIG BLUE (Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC)

- Round 1 (Saturday 7 October @ Etihad Stadium)
 - Round 18 (Friday 26 January @ AAMI Park)
 - Round 27 (Saturday 14 April @ Allianz Stadium)

►ADELAIDE UNITED v MELBOURNE VICTORY

- Round 3 (Friday 20 October @ Adelaide Oval)
 - Round 10 (Friday 8 December @ Etihad Stadium)
 - Round 21 (Saturday 24 February @ AAMI Park)

►SUMMER OF FOOTBALL

- Summer of Football will see 25 matches in 25 days (i.e. 21 December  to 14 January - Rounds 12-16) which includes matches on:

- Boxing Day (Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners @ Coopers Stadium)
- New Year?s Eve (Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix @ Central Coast Stadium)
- New Year?s Day (Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Melbourne City FC @ANZ Stadium)       

►THEMED ROUNDS

Remembrance Round ? Round 6
 Play Football Round ? Round 19
 Female Football Round ? Round 22
 Harmony Round ? Round 24

►SPLIT ROUNDS

Rounds 20 & 22 will be ?Split Rounds? in order to accommodate AFC Champions League Match Days with fixtures scheduled as follows:

Round 20 - Week 1 (9-11 February 2018) - Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2018
 Round 20 - Week 2 (16-18 February 2018) ? No Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2018
 Round 22 - Week 1 (2-4 March 2018) - Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2018
 Round 22 - Week 2 (9-11 March 2018) ? No Clubs participating in the AFC Champions League 2018

KEY POINTS

- The first 18 rounds will see all clubs play each other twice - both home & away. The remaining 9 Rounds, ?The Chase?, will see all clubs play each other once with a potential 27 points on offer for the run in to Round 27

- Fox Sports will show all matches of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season and Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series live.

- Network Ten will broadcast one Saturday night match a week and the Hyundai A-League 2018 Finals Series live.

Read more at http://www.a-league.com.au/article/hyundai-a-league-201718-season-draw-released/1qvhm9sty9iq213ehxo5fd8buh#HtovfhXy7yj1rA1H.99
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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 12:33:56 PM »
Brisbane Fixtures:
Fri 6 Oct - AWAY - Melbourne City
Fri 13 Oct - HOME - Adelaide United
Sun 22 Oct - HOME - Newcastle Jets
Sat 28 Oct - AWAY - Wellington Phoenix
Sun 5 Nov - HOME - Central Coast Mariners
Sat 11 Nov - AWAY - Melbourne Victory
Fri 17 Nov - HOME - Melbourne City
Sat 25 Nov - AWAY - Sydney FC
Sat 2 Dec - AWAY - Western Sydney Wanderers
Sat 9 Dec - HOME - Wellington Phoenix
Sun 17 Dec - HOME - Melbourne Victory
Thu 21 Dec - HOME - Perth Glory
Sat 30 Dec - AWAY - Adelaide United
Fri 5 Jan - HOME - Western Sydney Wanderers
Mon 8 Jan - HOME - Sydney FC
Fri 12 Jan - AWAY - Newcastle Jets
Thu 18 Jan - HOME - Perth Glory
Sat 27 Jan - AWAY - Central Coast Mariners
Sun 4 Feb - HOME - Melbourne City
Fri 9 Feb - AWAY - Melbourne Victory
Sat 24 Feb - HOME - Newcastle Jets
Sat 3 Mar - HOME - Adelaide United
Sat 17 Mar - AWAY - Sydney FC
Sun 25 Mar - AWAY - Wellington Phoenix
Sat 31 Mar - HOME - Central Coast Mariners
Thu 5 Apr (HAD IT AS 20 MAR? MISTAKE?) - AWAY - Western Sydney Wanderers
Sat 14 Apr - AWAY - Perth Glory

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 12:41:24 PM »
its fucked for us, 2 mid week home games against Perth within 4 weeks of each other. 3 home games (one at cbus) in a row within 10 days, 5 home games within 4 weeks from the 9/12-8/01.

we play WSW at home on friday night 05/01 then back up three days later on monday 08/01 at home against SFC.

we dont play at home for 4 weeks between 25/01 and 24/02.

looks like we will have an average crowd of about 9000 max this season.

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 01:41:50 PM »
It could be worse , lets see what the ACL throws into the mix 🌏

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2017, 01:50:25 PM »
Seems like a fair few sunday home games too..

Tough draw.. We'll definitely be earning the right to play finals football this season the hard way!
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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2017, 02:26:59 PM »
Seems like a fair few sunday home games too..

Tough draw.. We'll definitely be earning the right to play finals football this season the hard way!

break down of home games is
3 fridays 6:50 pm,
3 saturday (two 4:35 one 6:50),
One Saturday "home" at CBUS (4:35),
4 sunday (2x 4 pm 2 x6PM)
2 thursday (6:50)
one Monday (6:50)

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2017, 02:28:05 PM »
Not the best draw, not a fan of Thursday games.

We will be working hard to get finals football.

Trying to be positive for this season, but we have lost quite a few of our best players, with no real signings as yet.

And quite a decent $$ increase on season membership, adds up when you are buying more than one season membership.

as Dobo pointed out, almost a month without any home games.... really FFA.

At least the "Away" "Home" Wellington game is on a Saturday and not a Friday or Thursday, but its still a pain to go down to Robina to watch a home game.


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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2017, 05:35:08 PM »
Not the best draw, not a fan of Thursday games.

We will be working hard to get finals football.

Trying to be positive for this season, but we have lost quite a few of our best players, with no real signings as yet.

And quite a decent $$ increase on season membership, adds up when you are buying more than one season membership.

as Dobo pointed out, almost a month without any home games.... really FFA.

At least the "Away" "Home" Wellington game is on a Saturday and not a Friday or Thursday, but its still a pain to go down to Robina to watch a home game.
Baffling fixtures yet again by FFA. 
Not to say irresponsible.  4:00 pm 4:35 pm on a summer's day is hardly conducive to playing high intensity competitive football. What are they thinking of?
To say nothing of the poor people sitting out in full sun down the Eastern side.
And what's with the WSW on Friday the 5th January and Sydney on Monday the 8th?. Not exactly helpful in attracting crowds at at time when there is competition for the dollar. 
Cram as many home games in at the peak time when most people are at the coast!!
It's Baffling!
I reckons clubs should get together and work out the schedule amongst themselves and stuff the FFA.
They are hopeless.

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2017, 06:44:14 PM »
There are two early starts that concern me. The one at CBUS at 1635 in December and the 1635 at Suncorp in late February. There are three other 1600 starts , but at least they are outside of the Summer months, even though we could still expect very hot weather in late October and early March.
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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2017, 09:03:26 AM »
Where I think the FFA is stuffing it up is by delaying the start of the fixturing until after the NRL/AFL final weekend.
That is what has to change. Why is it so? Is it the media dictating this? Why are we so afraid of NRL and AFL?
Round 27 of the 2016 A League was mid April. Grand Final was May 7. The Broncos first game this season was 2 March. So the two coexisted for two months with AFL also starting later in March.
The sky did not fall in!
It seems to me that if we started the A League earlier, (EPL kicks of mid August), chances to get reasonable fixturing would improve. We already have the FFA cup round 32 prior to the A League.
Plus this extended break from May to October for the A League does not help the game at all. Yawn!
Plus we would have more games in the cooler months.
As it stands, some of the fixtures are diabolical and it is simply not ok for the FFA to say it is hard and this is the best we can do. Crap is still crap.

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2017, 09:44:20 AM »
Where I think the FFA is stuffing it up is by delaying the start of the fixturing until after the NRL/AFL final weekend.
That is what has to change. Why is it so? Is it the media dictating this? Why are we so afraid of NRL and AFL?
Round 27 of the 2016 A League was mid April. Grand Final was May 7. The Broncos first game this season was 2 March. So the two coexisted for two months with AFL also starting later in March.
The sky did not fall in!
It seems to me that if we started the A League earlier, (EPL kicks of mid August), chances to get reasonable fixturing would improve. We already have the FFA cup round 32 prior to the A League.
Plus this extended break from May to October for the A League does not help the game at all. Yawn!
Plus we would have more games in the cooler months.
As it stands, some of the fixtures are diabolical and it is simply not ok for the FFA to say it is hard and this is the best we can do. Crap is still crap.

I think you are forgetting that it is Fox who would be dictating most of the fixturing, and they are able to do this because of the money they pay.

They aren't going to have two games playing at the same time (as a lot of Football fans watch multiple games/teams), so they need to push games earlier into the afternoon. They aren't going to allow games to be played at the same time as league games, because that takes away their viewer potential for both sports.

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2017, 10:17:50 AM »
Starting earlier would mean more issues with stadium availability too. Maybe that's a bullet that needs to be bitten though when you consider that the HAL doesn't stop for FIFA international games windows. There's gonna come a tipping point where the FFA have to change to fall in line with most other leagues or risk more mediocre club games (eg. the Nix being down to less than barebones when the All Whites play).. It didn't seem to be a big issue at the FFA previously as there was never that many HAL Players called up for NT duty but that's starting to change a bit.
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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2017, 01:26:07 PM »
I still believe the club and supporters need to be pushing back.
Sure. The whole fixturing process is a challenge, but crap is still crap, whatever the reason.
An earlier start or later end to the season would be beneficial. That to me seems an easy fix and a way to spreading the fixtures a bit better. Has it even been considered?
Breaks for international games should also be a given but with 27 rounds (one of which is split) squeezed into 28 weeks, there is no flexibility whatever. 
And as regards A League players having health risks imposed on by playing at 4:00 pm or 4:35 in the heat, whether that is down to demands of the media or not, it is still plain wrong. Not to mention the reduction in intensity of the play.
Roar has the added disadvantage of the FFA and media being focused on Melbourne and Sydney and bugger anyone else. Nothing much has changed since the NRL days in that regards.
To add insult to injury, as voted by players as the worst playing surface in the competition was Brisbane Roar?s home ground, Suncorp Stadium. 
This is really down to the club's inability over 12 years to secure a venue, which still does not seem to be part of Roar's plan.
We seem to go on about this every year and nothing changes.
 

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 09:31:01 AM »
Seems like a fair few sunday home games too..

Tough draw.. We'll definitely be earning the right to play finals football this season the hard way!

break down of home games is
3 fridays 6:50 pm,
3 saturday (two 4:35 one 6:50),
One Saturday "home" at CBUS (4:35),
4 sunday (2x 4 pm 2 x6PM)
2 thursday (6:50)
one Monday (6:50)
This is balls.

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Re: 2017/18 A-League fixtures - Released today
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2017, 12:33:53 PM »
So we only have one Sat night game on Ch10. I wonder who had the most.

 

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