WATCH: We rate your club's fixture (Adelaide to GWS)
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PROS: Four night games at Adelaide Oval, only one game in Perth.
CONS: Just one game at the MCG and final match against Geelong at Simonds Stadium.
PLAY TWICE: Port Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane Lions, Geelong and West Coast.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: North Melbourne (h), Collingwood (a), Melbourne (h), Western Bulldogs (a).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Essendon (a), Brisbane Lions (h), West Coast (h), Geelong (a).
THEY SAY: “Our home matches are spread across a mix of timeslots, including four at night at the Adelaide Oval which is a real bonus… we are happy with the amount of travel, but would have liked another match at the MCG." –CEO Andrew Fagan
WE SAY: A balanced draw for the Crows with great timeslots for their home games. Their four night games at Adelaide Oval should attract big crowds given the opposition (Fremantle, Hawthorn, Richmond and the Brisbane Lions) and they will play on Sunday six times (down from nine last year). The club will host both Indigenous Round and Multicultural Round games as well as the first Showdown at the start of May. Although the Crows only get to play at the MCG once, they have avoided two trips to Perth, which is a positive. - Harry Thring


PROS: A great line-up of matches at the Gabba, starting with Collingwood and also including big-drawing Carlton and Richmond, and well-performed North Melbourne, Port Adelaide and the Sydney Swans.
CONS: Fans in Brisbane will have to wait at least another year to see back-to-back premier Hawthorn at the Gabba. The Hawks haven't played in the Queensland capital since 2008.
PLAY TWICE: Western Bulldogs, Adelaide, North Melbourne, Gold Coast, Carlton.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Collingwood (h), North Melbourne (a), Richmond (h), West Coast (h).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Carlton (h), Adelaide (a), Hawthorn (a), Western Bulldogs (h).
THEY SAY: “From a footy perspective, it’s pretty fair. If we play the way we want to play, then the fixture provides the opportunity to win our fair share of games." - CEO Greg Swann
WE SAY: The Lions have little to complain about. They start with Dayne Beams facing his old team Collingwood in a  ound one Gabba blockbuster, and play three of the first four games at home. When you've finish 15th the previous season, most matches are difficult, but a more friendly opening six weeks gives Justin Leppitsch's men a fighting chance to start well. The teams they face twice - the Kangaroos, Suns, Crows, Blues and Bulldogs – should all be right in the Lions' sights. - Michael Whiting 
PROS: Six home games at the MCG and five home games at Etihad Stadium, including six Friday night games.
CONS: Tough first month which includes two matches outside Victoria.
PLAY TWICE: Hawthorn, Richmond, Collingwood, Brisbane Lions, GWS.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Richmond (h), West Coast (a), Essendon (h), St Kilda (a).
LAST FOUR WEEKS:  Brisbane Lions (a), Melbourne (h), GWS (a), Hawthorn (a).
THEY SAY: "This fixture is a great result for our team and we believe the AFL has struck the right balance of big games and supporter friendly timeslots," – CEO Steven Trigg
WE SAY: The Blues have been handed a favourable draw after missing out on finals action this year. They begin their campaign against Richmond in the season opener on Easter Thursday. Their first month of the year features two games outside Victoria with matches in Perth and Wellington, New Zealand. On a positive note, the Blues only play one top-six team twice – back-to-back premier Hawthorn – and come up against Richmond, Collingwood, the Brisbane Lions and GWS twice. A highlight of the Blues' fixture will come in round five when coach Mick Malthouse notches his 715th game as a senior coach, surpassing Jock McHale's record. - Giulio Di Giorgio

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PROS: 14 games at the MCG, 10 of which are against big Melbourne-based clubs. Six Friday night matches.
CONS: Tough run home.
PLAY TWICE: Geelong, Essendon, Richmond, Carlton, Melbourne.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Brisbane Lions (a), Adelaide (h), St Kilda (h), Essendon (a).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Sydney Swans (a), Richmond (h), Geelong (a), Essendon (h).
THEY SAY: "We're happy with the 2015 fixture and pleased that our members and fans have been considered a high priority. From an on-field perspective, it is a return to the blockbuster games against many of our traditional rivals at the MCG in prime time," – CEO Gary Pert 
WE SAY: The Magpies begin their 2015 campaign against the Brisbane Lions and midfielder Dayne Beams, who made the move north in the NAB AFL Trade Period. The Pies' fixture includes 14 games at the MCG, including five consecutive games at the home of football between rounds three and seven. They take on just one top-six side on two occasions – Geelong. Ten of its games at the MCG will be up against Essendon, Carlton, Richmond, Geelong and Melbourne. But the Pies' biggest test will come in the final month when they take on finalists the Sydney Swans, Richmond, Geelong and Essendon. The Pies feature in just one match outside Victoria in the last eight rounds of the regular season. - Giulio Di Giorgio

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PROS: Total of 17 games in Melbourne.
CONS: Tough start to the year and only two Friday night games.
PLAY TWICE: Hawthorn, North Melbourne, Richmond, Collingwood, St Kilda.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Sydney Swans (a), Hawthorn (h), Carlton (a), Collingwood (h).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Adelaide (h), Gold Coast (a), Richmond (h), Collingwood (a).
THEY SAY: "Overall, we are pleased with our fixture for 2015. The scheduling of more games in 'family friendly' timeslots on Saturday and Sunday afternoons is a great result for families," – CEO Xavier Campbell
WE SAY: The Bombers have been dealt a tough fixture with match-ups against both grand finalists in the opening two rounds of the season. They will feature on a Friday night on just two occasions. A highlight of the year will be veteran Dustin Fletcher's 400th game (he will achieve this milestone in round seven should he feature in every game). Other must-watch games include the traditional Anzac Day clash in round four as well as the annual 'Dreamtime at the 'G' in round nine. Interestingly, next year will mark the first time in 20 years in which the Bombers will not play in Adelaide.  - Giulio Di Giorgio

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For the first time in over a decade, old foes Essendon and Carlton will clash just once.


PROS: The Dockers have become a marquee club and have been rewarded with blockbuster clashes in primetime throughout the season, including an Anzac Day home game against the Sydney Swans.
CONS: Their standing as a premiership contender means they have a brutal draw. The first month is as tough a test as you can get against Port Adelaide, Geelong, West Coast and the Swans.
PLAY TWICE: Port Adelaide, West Coast, North Melbourne, Melbourne, Richmond.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Port Adelaide (h), Geelong (a), West Coast (h), Sydney Swans (h).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: West Coast (h), North Melbourne (a), Melbourne (h), Port Adelaide (a).
THEY SAY: "Our members and supporters have a lot to look forward to with regard to blockbuster home games at Patersons Stadium in 2015. History shows that when we have home games against sides such as Collingwood, Carlton, Richmond, Essendon and the Sydney Swans everyone wants to be a part of the action at Patersons Stadium on game day." - CEO Steve Rosich.
WE SAY: The draw is great reward for Fremantle's performance over the past three years but is a very tough one to negotiate. Bookend matches against Port Adelaide will be pivotal to the Dockers' final ladder position. The first month of football is difficult and if they can walk away with three wins it will set up the season really well. - Alex Malcolm


PROS: The Cats get eight games at Simonds Stadium including hosting the Sydney Swans and the Dockers. They only have to travel interstate five times.
CONS: Eight six-day breaks may take its toll on the Cats as well as having to face both last year's Grand finalists twice.
PLAY TWICE: Collingwood, Adelaide, Hawthorn, Sydney Swans, North Melbourne.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Hawthorn (a), Fremantle (h), Gold Coast (h), North Melbourne (h).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Hawthorn (h), St Kilda (a), Collingwood (h), Adelaide (h).
THEY SAY: "Overall we are very happy with the fixture. It's always a challenge for the AFL to satisfy clubs, but with eight games here at Simonds Stadium for the first time since 2009 and a good spread of day and night games throughout the fixture, it’s definitely a win for our members and supporters." - CEO Brian Cook.
WE SAY: Overall a pretty good draw for the Cats. The eight six-day breaks are offset by the limited travel. They do have a tough task facing Hawthorn and the Swans twice as well two trips to Adelaide within a month. But eight games at home in Geelong is a good result. - Alex Malcolm


PROS: The Suns play just one 2014 finalist in the first eight weeks, ensuring they should rocket from the blocks.
CONS: No sign of big-drawing clubs Richmond, Carlton, Hawthorn or Geelong (Gary Ablett factor) at Metricon.
PLAY TWICE: Sydney Swans, Adelaide, West Coast, Brisbane Lions, Greater Western Sydney.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Melbourne (a), St Kilda (h), Geelong (a), Greater Western Sydney (a).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Richmond (a), Essendon (h), Port Adelaide (h), Sydney Swans (a).
THEY SAY: “The fixture delivers significant wins to our members and fans, with Metricon Stadium to host all of our home games on a Saturday. Our members' feedback has been incredibly strong that they prefer Saturday matches." - CEO Andrew Travis.
WE SAY: The Suns have been dealt another good hand with a relatively cushy opening eight weeks, and can expect to be right in the finals frame again early in the season. Nick Malceski plays his former club in round ten in a tricky part of the draw, but coming out of the round 12 bye, they again face a favourable stretch. - Michael Whiting


PROS: An Anzac Day game in Canberra at StarTrack Oval – one of three games in Canberra.
CONS: Two huge road trips to Perth, but the Giants only have to face one of last year's top preliminary finalists (the Sydney Swans) away from home.
PLAY TWICE: Sydney Swans, Carlton, St Kilda, Melbourne and Gold Coast.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: St Kilda (ES), Melbourne (StarTrack Oval), Sydney Swans (SCG), Gold Coast (StarTrack Oval).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Port Adelaide (AO), Sydney Swans (Spotless Stadium), Carlton (Spotless Stadium), Melbourne (ES)
THEY SAY: “We are very pleased with the balance of games across Western Sydney and the ACT, in particular the match against Gold Coast at Startrack Oval Canberra on Anzac Day to mark the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli." – CEO David Matthews
WE SAY: It shapes as an intriguing season for the Giants who are expected to continue their development and become a consistent threat. From a brand-expansion point of view, their three matches in Canberra are a great get and the ANZAC Day game in the nation's capital should prove a hit with the locals. They will only play the Saints, Blues, Demons and Swans twice and could win the majority of those clashes – although the Swans would be tipped to snare the Sydney derbies. The Giants' two trips to Perth will prove a challenge. - Harry Thring


PROS: Blockbuster games at the MCG. Enticing clashes against Geelong, Essendon, Collingwood, Richmond and the Sydney Swans will be highlights.
CONS: A tough draw, with four 2014 finalists among the five teams they play twice. A home game at Etihad Stadium against Port Adelaide will disappoint some fans.
PLAY TWICE: Carlton, Essendon, Geelong, Port Adelaide, Sydney Swans
FIRST 4 WEEKS: Geelong (MCG); Essendon (MCG); Western Bulldogs (AU); Port Adelaide (AO).
LAST 4 WEEKS: Geelong (MCG); Port Adelaide (ES); Brisbane Lions (AU); Carlton (MCG).
THEY SAY: "Overall we are pleased with the 2015 fixture, both from a football and commercial perspective. We have drawn some fantastic home games at the MCG." - Hawks CEO Stuart Fox
WE SAY: Anything but a difficult draw for the back-to-back premiers would have sparked uproar from across the industry and the AFL hasn't missed the Hawks. Four finalists in the first five rounds won't be easy, nor will two games against each of Geelong, Port and the Swans. Hawthorn's hierarchy and fans have been miffed by a preliminary final re-match against the Power at Etihad Stadium rather than the MCG. – Travis King

The Easter Monday blockbuster between the Hawks and Cats is always a cracker.


PROS: Thirteen games at the MCG, highlighted by an Anzac Day eve clash against Richmond. Two matches against the Dogs, Giants and Saints.
CONS: Consecutive weeks on the road in round two and three in Canberra and Adelaide before a tough stretch from rounds 5-7 against Fremantle, the Swans and Hawks.
PLAY TWICE: Fremantle, Collingwood, Western Bulldogs, Greater Western Sydney, St Kilda.
FIRST 4 WEEKS: Gold Coast (MCG); Greater Western Sydney (SO); Adelaide (AO); Richmond (MCG).
LAST 4 WEEKS: Western Bulldogs (ES); Carlton (MCG); Fremantle (PS); Greater Western Sydney (SO).
THEY SAY: "The fixture is reflective of where we are at as a club." - CEO Peter Jackson.
WE SAY: A Friday night game on Anzac Day eve is a bonus for the Dees, who will be desperate to perform well in their bid to make the fixture against Richmond an annual event. Two meetings against the Bulldogs, GWS and St Kilda provides encouragement, although they play each team once at Etihad Stadium - where they haven't won in 20 games. – Travis King

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PROS: Richmond playing in Tasmania is a boon for North's Hobart fans. The Roos have avoided playing fellow prelim finalists Hawthorn, Port and the Swans twice.
CONS: Only two Friday night games compared to five last season and a tough opening two months.
PLAY TWICE: Geelong, Fremantle, Essendon, Richmond, Brisbane Lions.
FIRST 4 WEEKS: Adelaide (AO); Brisbane Lions (ES); Port Adelaide (ES); Geelong (SS).
LAST 4 WEEKS: St Kilda (BA), Fremantle (ES), Western Bulldogs (ES), Richmond (ES).
6-DAY BREAKS: Seven.
THEY SAY: "This year we drew bigger crowds and TV audiences, and as a result we've received a better fixture. To be drawn against quality opposition in prime-time games shows there's plenty of interest around the team, and the success on the field this year will only further enhance that," CEO Carl Dilena.
WE SAY: The Roos have every right to be disappointed after seeing their Friday night timeslots cut from five to two – especially when Carlton received six primetime games. While North should be pleased after being gifted what seems to be the softest draw of any preliminary finalist, the Kangas need to navigate a tricky opening two months before a more favourable run into finals. Brent Harvey's scheduled 400th game in round 17 at the Gabba will be compulsory viewing after his war of words with Lions midfielder Tom Rockliff last season. – Travis King

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PROS: Back-to-back Thursday night games (rounds 14, 15), nine games broadcast on free-to-air television, ANZAC Day game against Hawthorn under lights at Adelaide Oval.
CONS: Round 23 game against Fremantle in Perth, plays three of last year's top four twice, testing start to the year.
PLAY TWICE: Hawthorn, Sydney Swans, Adelaide, Western Bulldogs and Fremantle.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Fremantle (a), Sydney Swans (h), North Melbourne (a), Hawthorn (h).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Greater Western Sydney (h), Hawthorn (a), Gold Coast (a), Fremantle (h).
THEY SAY: "After six rounds we'll either have our teeth right into the season or we'll have a lot of work to do… more games on the MCG would be valuable to us but in the overall scheme of things I think this is a fantastic draw." – CEO Keith Thomas.
WE SAY: Port wanted increased exposure on the national stage and they'll get it next year, but those games will prove huge tests for the club. The Power will play ten night games against formidable opponents including the Swans, Kangaroos, Hawks and Cats. The Power will finally have the opportunity to host an ANZAC Day game which, given the close proximity of Adelaide Oval to the city's parade ground, could attract an enormous crowd. Playing the Dockers at home in round 23 will be tough but Port also gets back-to-back games at home three times next year. - Harry Thring


PROS: The AFL has shown faith in the Tigers by delivering them seven Friday night games and 14 home games at the MCG – including return blockbusters against Carlton, Collingwood and Essendon. Should enjoy a relatively straight-forward opening month.
CONS: Last seven games against expected finals contenders Fremantle, Hawthorn, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Collingwood, Essendon and North Melbourne.
PLAY TWICE: North Melbourne, Fremantle, Essendon, Collingwood, Carlton.
FIRST 4 WEEKS: Carlton (MCG);Western Bulldogs (MCG); Brisbane Lions (Gabba); Melbourne (MCG).
LAST 4 WEEKS: Gold Coast (MCG); Collingwood (MCG); Essendon (MCG); North Melbourne (ES).
6-DAY BREAKS: Seven.
THEY SAY: "We're excited about being scheduled to play seven games on Friday nights.  In terms of exposure for your club, and for sponsors, who are very important stakeholders for the club, Friday nights are very important." - Richmond CEO Brendon Gale.
WE SAY: If the Tigers perform on-field they should be in store for a major boost to their coffers with seven Friday night games, 14 matches at the MCG and a host of blockbusters. Richmond should be eyeing the opening month to set up it season, especially with a potentially tricky run home in the last seven games. Not much to complain about for the Tigers. – Travis King

Plenty of Friday night matches for the Tigers,  another meeting with the Swans.including


PROS: The Saints only have four six-day breaks and Essendon are the only top-eight team they face twice.
CONS: They travel eight times and only get one Friday night fixture and it is an away game against Collingwood.
PLAY TWICE: Greater Western Sydney, West Coast, Western Bulldogs, Essendon, Melbourne.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Greater Western Sydney (h), Gold Coast (a), Collingwood (a), Carlton (h).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: North Melbourne (a), Geelong (h), Sydney Swans (h), West Coast (a).
THEY SAY: "From a football sense, this is a good fixture for the Saints.
Our young, developing list will relish the opportunity to play our fiercest Victorian rivals in seven home games. It will be a good experience for them. We have four six-day breaks between games during the season, which is a fair result and we also have a decent balance of interstate games.  Importantly, we don't have any consecutive interstate games." - Coach Alan Richardson
WE SAY: This is a nice draw for the Saints. The club gets seven home games against Victorian clubs and they can make Sunday afternoons at Etihad Stadium their own. It is not a taxing draw for the young playing group and they get to play Carlton on Anzac Day in Wellington. Alex Malcolm


PROS: Blockbusters aplenty at the SCG. The Swans will host Carlton, Richmond, Collingwood (Friday nights) and Port Adelaide (Thursday night) to what are sure to be packed houses.
CONS: The Swans are pushing for six matches in Victoria and have been granted just five – including one at Geelong.
PLAY TWICE: Hawthorn, Port Adelaide, Geelong, Gold Coast, Greater Western Sydney.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Essendon (h), Port Adelaide (a), GWS (home), Fremantle (a).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Collingwood (h), GWS (a), St Kilda (a), Gold Coast (h).
THEY SAY: "This is a great fixture for fans, with so many big matches played at both the SCG and ANZ Stadium." - chief executive Andrew Ireland.
WE SAY: If you're a Swans fan in Sydney, you're stoked. Not only do you get the blockbusters at the SCG, but Geelong and Hawthorn will also play at ANZ Stadium. The Swans will get the first of two Grand Final rematches against the Hawks at the MCG in round eight, before hosting them in round 16. Playing the premier twice, along with Port Adelaide and Geelong, ensures a tricky draw, but one the Swans would be happy with. - Michael Whiting


PROS: Fremantle is the only top-eight side from last season the Eagles have to play twice. They also play four of the last five matches of the season at home.
CONS: The Eagles face six six-day breaks including two in a row before the first bye. They also have two trips to Queensland and one to Hobart. They only play once at the MCG.
PLAY TWICE: Western Bulldogs, Adelaide Crows, Gold Coast, St Kilda, Fremantle.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: Western Bulldogs (a), Carlton (h), Fremantle (h), Brisbane Lions (a).
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Fremantle (h), Western Bulldogs (h), Adelaide Crows (h), St Kilda (h).
THEY SAY: "We have got six six-day breaks, which is a tough one. We asked for as minimal amount as possible and we ended up with six, which is bordering on the top end. But generally it's a reasonable draw, albeit it's going to be challenging." - CEO Trevor Nisbett.
WE SAY: On balance it's an excellent draw for West Coast despite some of the travel and recovery issues. The Eagles finished ninth last year, which was well below expectation. They have a great chance to improve given Fremantle is the only top-eight team they face twice. They have a blockbuster with Carlton in round two at home. They also have a very kind final month of the season. Alex Malcolm


PROS: Only play one top-six side twice. Play 13 games at Etihad Stadium.
CONS: No Friday night matches.
PLAY TWICE: Port Adelaide, West Coast Eagles, Brisbane Lions, Melbourne, St Kilda.
FIRST FOUR WEEKS: West Coast Eagles, Richmond, Hawthorn, Adelaide.
LAST FOUR WEEKS: Melbourne (h), West Coast Eagles (a), North Melbourne (a), Brisbane Lions (a).
THEY SAY: "We believe it is a positive fixture for our club. We wanted to ensure our games were more accessible for our fans after having excessive Sunday twilight games last year," – CEO Simon Garlick
WE SAY: In some good news, the Bulldogs will play on Saturday on 13 occasions next season (five afternoon, three twilight and five night games), compared to six this year. But like 2014, they will not feature on a Friday night. The Dogs have six interstate trips, including their round 15 home game against Gold Coast in Cairns – the 15th successive year the Dogs have played a home game outside Victoria. They travel to Launceston's Aurora Stadium in round three to face off against back-to-back premier Hawthorn, but play seven of their first nine games in Melbourne. And of all this year's finalists, the Bulldogs only come up against Port Adelaide on two occasions.  - Giulio Di Giorgio

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