If anyone enquires about our whereabouts, we can be found parked in front of the TV for the next two weeks.

The AFL is squeezing 33 matches into rounds nine through 12 of the Toyota 2020 AFL Premiership competition.

When the league resumed on June 11 after being on pause since March 22, rounds two through eight were as far ahead as the AFL was willing to go.

Now, with the knowledge that it is possible to exist safely and play games to mostly empty stadiums, the league is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to squeeze in as much footy as is humanly possible.

Carlton, Fremantle, Hawthorn and West Coast will have buys in Round 10, while Round 11 will find both Sydney clubs spelling.

Nine games will be played in Round 12, which will conclude when Richmond play Gold Coast on August 17 at the Gabba.

The 33 games for the four rounds will be scattered around the country, except none will be played in Melbourne.

The first game of the ad hoc fixture will be on Wednesday night. There will be double headers on Thursday night of rounds nine and 10, where there will also be a two-game set on Wednesday night.

The inspiration for the compressed fixture is based on the format for BBL cricket and will feature games taking place for 20 days in a row.

The Roos will play two matches in Hobart, provided the Tas authorities confer their blessing on the plan.

Quite a number of clubs will play on short rests of just four days, a first in the game.

We will be parked in our Barca. The bottles on the left will be for fluids going in, while the ones on the right will be for fluids going out.

A simple system, one we can hopefully manage, as the consequences of a mistake might be dire.

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