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Split round to open 2013 AFL season

Update – Rd 1 fixture released! The first round of the 2013 fixture has been released on the AFL website and in that there are some big ramifications. It will be played over two weekends meaning we will have a split round to kick off the season. But maybe we’ll be looking at something a little different!

The AFL have announced that the first round of 2013 will be over two weekends starting on Friday March 22 and (most likely) concluding on Easter Monday, April 1. This will be huge for how we play AFL Dream Team.

One option is that we have a split round partial lockout – locking out Friday night for the first part of the round and then opening back up to make changes for the second weekend… however I think Virtual Sports could get a bit more fancy with it!

I propose that we have a rolling lockout for the whole of the first round. I hate the idea of a rolling lockout as it will make the game very high maintenance but with games on (at least) Friday and Saturday of one weekend, a Thursday night game and then no game until Easter Saturday and not concluding until the Monday, then we’re going to have a good opportunity to get our teams in a good state right from the get go.

STOP PRESS: The complete fixture has been released for Round 1. Here it is now.

ROUND 1, 2013

Friday, March 22
Adelaide v Essendon at AAMI Stadium

Saturday, March 23
Fremantle v West Coast at Patersons Stadium

Thursday, March 28
Carlton v Richmond at the MCG

Saturday, March 30
Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium
Gold Coast v St Kilda at Metricon Stadium
Greater Western Sydney v Sydney Swans at ANZ Stadium

Sunday, March 31
Melbourne v Port Adelaide at the MCG
North Melbourne v Collingwood at Etihad Stadium

Monday, April 1
Hawthorn v Geelong at the MCG


Stay tuned to DT Talk for more fixture analysis when it is release towards the end of October.


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