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AFLW 2020 - Corona Virus forces changes to season - FINALS NOW

As of today, Round 7 and 8 have been cancelled.

Instead, we will get finals starting THIS WEEK.

We still don't know who is playing who.

I suspect it will be
A1 vs B4 and B1 vs A4
A2 vs B3 and B2 vs A3

And then Greens vs Greens and Orange vs Orange.
With winners playing in the grand final.

FWIW...
A1 - Kangas
A2 - GWS
A3 - Lions
A4 - Gold Coast
B1 - Dockers
B2 - Blues
B3 - Dees
B4 - Pies

Which in reality, is probably the worst thing that could happen to us. Because IF we get past the Lions first up, a tough ask as it is, we'll either play the best team in the comp (IMO) Kangas, or the team that has the (colling)wood over us, the pies. in week 2.
Then potentially the undefeated Dockers in the grand final should we somehow make it there.

In any event....we will find out if my mock finals systems is correct or if they go something random in the next 24 hours

Re: AFLW 2020 - Corona Virus forces changes to season - FINALS NOW

Reply #1
Why are they cancelling games? It's safe to play isn't it?
2012 HAPPENED!!!!!!!

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Reply #2
Why are they cancelling games? It's safe to play isn't it?

The AFL will shutdown at some point.

Getting finals for the girls done and dusted now means there is less potential of their being (perhaps) 6 months between semi-finals and grand finals.

The girls are harder to isolate too given they are all part time....and some of them have other sporting codes to go play.
I know Chloe Dalton has a relatively dramatic weight/body shape transition between AFLW and Rugby 7s that she needs to do.

They are trying to make the best of a bad situation.

My only issue is this....and its a relatively selfish one....our girls game plan changes week to week. It is based on the opposition we are playing. We modify it to suit them (which makes sense, but seems to rarely happen as dramatically as it does in AFLW).
Now, we might be playing a game in 2 days and right now, we don't really know our opponent. How can you plan for that?

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Reply #3
As predicted, the above matchups are correct.

We play Brisbane 1:10 Sunday @ Ikon

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Reply #4
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
 
Semi-final 1
North Melbourne v Collingwood
Ikon Park
12.40pm
 
Semi-final 2
GWS Giants v Melbourne
Giants Stadium
2.40pm
 
Semi-final 4
Fremantle v Gold Coast
Fremantle Oval
1.40pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

Semi-final 3
Carlton v Brisbane Lions
Ikon Park
1.10pm

From there, the winners of semi-finals one (North Melbourne/Collingwood) and three (Carlton/Brisbane) will face off in a preliminary final, with the winners of semi-finals two (GWS/Melbourne) and four (Fremantle/Gold Coast) to do the same.

Preliminary finals, March 28-29

Preliminary final 1 – winner of Semi-final 1 v winner of Semi-final 3
 
Preliminary final 2 – winner of Semi-final 2 v winner of Semi-final 4

The Grand Final will be held on the weekend of April 4 and 5.