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NBL 2019/20 Fixture

So the fixture has been released and it appears only 28 games will be played in the regular season/minor rounds.

From an Adelaide perspective this means every team but Sydney and Melbourne will play in Adelaide twice, while the Sixers only travel to Brisbane and Illawarra once.

I was surprised (dissppointed) Sydney and Melbourne, two crowd drawing teams, play only once in Adelaide, especially with the move to the AEC this season, but someone has to miss out with the season capped at 28 games.

How does the fixture look to fans for other teams?

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Where is Brisbane playing these days?

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I thought the same thing with the schedule for Adelaide - very disappointing to only get both Melbourne and Sydney once at home. I'm happy to see more Friday night games.

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Do brisbane not actually have a venue booked in? Lol

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-Hopefully we see some of those Saturday games scheduled for night. NBL really missed out not having that tineslot last year. Wildcats Saturday games are apparently not midday so hopedully that means more night games.

-Hate how some teams don't play each other the full 4 games (2 home, 2 away).

-Seen some Hawks fans complain about the number of Sunday games they have, but i reckon they've intentionally done that to put them in that early sunday timeslot which means the game will be close to Saturday night prime over in the US for melo.

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Hawks got fucked over

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As a Hawks fan and more importantly the parent of a 2 year old, I love the Sunday afternoon games because they work best for us.

Its the Monday night ones that are going to suck and I can certainly see why some people are not going to be happy about the hawks draw overall.

The two listed as TBC - I assume they're the ones that have been sold to Canberra? If so there goes the home Saturday night they have too.

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Nice fixture for Wildcats

- no midday games
- only 3 sunday games
- teams visiting only once: Cairns & Illawarra


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- no midday games
I can't see tipoff times listed anywhere?

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Yeah, as a Hawkies fan, the Monday games are not great ones, but you have to assume that the NBL looks at the greater good for all teams.

The suckiest part about Monday games is that that's the arvo that U/14s play their games at the Snakepit, so that sucks a lot of the fanbase out of either playing their weekly game OR going to the Hawks game.

Maybe the Snakepit will schedule bye rounds or only early games on those Mondays & try & get all the kids & their fams to the games?

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I think Monday and other midweek games are cool and ideally I think there should be one every second week, but instead of having these games favouring some teams more than others in terms of revenue they should be played in non-NBL locations in the future.

Darwin, Canberra, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Geelong, Hobart, Launceston etc can all host games.

The smaller stadiums would be filled for one off games and grow the game in regions no other major sports realistically can. Also has potential to grow TV ratings.

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Won't lie I would have liked to have seen more games at the SBC for the Phoenix, be interesting to see how they go with filling the stadium?

Basketball scheduled like the old days where there is an NBL game every week in Melbourne will help generate news content but maybe not fans if they don't have a strong start to the season.

Bias SBC is easier for me to get to, less hassle than the city.

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Phoenix will lose money at State Basketball Centre at the current capacity. Always slated to only play 2 games (during the Aus Open) there until the expansion is completed.

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"I can't see tipoff times listed anywhere?"

It was stated in an article in the West Australian saying that they had listened to Wildcat fans and we would have no midday games.

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Marquee Boxing Day game - Cairns @ Melbourne. Yawn.

Not certain, but I'm guessing Brisbane are yet to confirm venues as they're probs seeking to play more games at the larger Ent Cent at Boondall. I'd imagine they'd at least be wanting to play the higher interest games (NZ, Hawks, Melbourne) there.

Very glad the NBL have given the Bullets only one midweek game.

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Yeah, have to say that as a Wildcats fan, I think the schedule is pretty fair.

I would not have minded 32 games, but if we go to 10 teams and more it becomes harder, so might as well bite the bullet now.
Cats play the next top 4 teams 4 times, MU, Kings, Bullets, and 6's.

We still get NZ twice in Perth, those are always big games, but only travel to NZ once. Winner winner chicken dinner.

We only get Hawks once in Perth, and whilst they will be big improvers next season, they have a history of not showing up for games in Perth.

Only 3 Sunday games, and no midday games.

Just got to wait and see on the Saturday games.
If those are all night games, I'll have to send LK a bunch of roses.

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Wildcats home games will be played between 2pm to 4pm on weekends.

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Brisbane will be playing at the Queensland State Netball Centre in Nathan.

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"Wildcats home games will be played between 2pm to 4pm on weekends"


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As a season ticket holder don't really like Adelaides draw for the christmas-new year period. 5 games in 13 days, 4 at home, who has that many free days during the busiest holiday period of the year to attend games.

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What is adelaide actual draw. Anyone broken it did.

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Schedule is pretty fair Daz?

SEM - two road games out of their first twelve.
Melbourne - two road games in their first eight.
Cairns - five road games in their first seven - including a double in round 2.

Your argument may well be that every team by seasons end plays the same amount of games on the road but getting off to a winning start is a significant advantage - Perth are testament to that every season.

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I specifically said "As a Wildcats Fan."
I'll leave it to others to evaluate their teams.

The debate about the timing of Home and away games is complicated, and I'm not persuaded by any particular version.
Apart from the advantage to MU (and sem) in having two extra games "at home" I think it all evens out.

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It doesn't. Take a look at Melbourne's schedule and compare it to Cairns.

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