Brisbane Blues to play five games at home, four away this week
By Dan RennieRead moreThe Blues have just one game against a top-four side on their home ground and five away games, and this week the Blues will travel to the Sunshine Coast, playing five home games against four away fixtures.
It is the first time in the Blues’ history that they have played five home matches on the road, and it is also the first five-match season that the Blues have played away from home.
This will be the first game that they play away from the MCG in eight years, when they play the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.
The Blues will have to play some games away from a major venue in order to do so, but that is an opportunity that the club has had for some time now.
They have played at the MCM and the MCGs in recent seasons, as well as the Gippsland Power and the Brisbane Broncos.
But it is a home-and-away season and the Blues won’t have much of an advantage in that regard.
In fact, their only home game is against the Brisbane Heat at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on Saturday.
But that won’t be the only opportunity the Blues face away from their own ground.
The last time they played their home games away was at the SCG, when the Blues played their three home games on the Gold Coast and three away games at the Sunshine Sports Ground.
It will be their first game at the ANZ Stadium since their 2011 Grand Final victory over the Melbourne Storm.
There are six games on their calendar, but only one will be away from Brisbane, when Brisbane visits the GIO Stadium.
It should be an exciting weekend, but it is important to remember that there are plenty of games to go.
The club is only five games out of the top four and their next three games are against the West Coast Eagles and the Western Bulldogs, so the Blues are playing in the middle of the pack.
The first five games of the season will be against top-10 teams, so it is always important to be in the mix.
If the Blues lose one or more of those, then their game at home will be over.
If they win one or two, then they will have played two or three games in the last four days, and then they should be in a position to play four of their final six games at a neutral venue.
It’s a bit of a dilemma for the Blues, given that they are a club that has had a strong home-field advantage throughout the year.
In the five seasons that the team has played on the home ground, the Blues haven’t lost to a top eight side.
But they have won just one of their last 10 games at Domain Stadium, which is the most recent one being a draw with the Brisbane Giants.
There is a big difference between a home game and a neutral site game.
They are not always going to be the same, but the Blues should still expect to see the Blues playing their home game in the top eight.
And with that, here is the list of the five games the Blues play away.
They also have two games on Wednesday night at Domain, with the Broncos visiting.
It would be a huge boost to the Blues if they were able to go away with a win, but they will still be a team that will be battling for the home-ground crown.
They play the Sydney Swans on Saturday night at Spotless Stadium.
The Swans are in the bottom three in the AFL, but still have a two-point lead over the Eagles in the competition.
The Eagles are one win away from having a better record than the Swans, but this is a game that the Eagles should not be too worried about, given they have lost just one home game this season.
The other game is a clash of the two clubs in the second round of the Western Derby, with West Coast at the Adelaide Oval on Friday night.
If West Coast wins this game, it would be their fifth win in a row.
But the Eagles have played three of their past four games away, meaning they could have a lot of confidence going into this game.
The team is currently three points behind them, but if they win that game, they will be a point clear of the rest of the competition, which would make it a difficult match.
The next game is the next round of fixtures, with Hawthorn hosting Collingwood in Round 19.
The Hawks will be coming off their bye week and have already beaten Adelaide, Collingow and Gold Coast.
The Saints are in a similar position to Hawthorn, having lost four of its past five games.
But this is another match where Hawthorn should be a little more confident, given how they have fared against the Power, Brisbane Lions and St Kilda this season, as it has won its past four.
The game kicks off at 3:45pm AEDT (7: