Posted: 29 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Carlton And Collingwood's Fixture Oddity Next Year

This is a little different...

Tags: AFL, Collingwood Magpies, Carlton Blues

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Carlton and Collingwood fans might have been surprised to learn the sides only clash once next season.

The footy fixture for 2017 was released on Thursday, and with it the news the rivals would clash just once - on Saturday arvo in round seven.

As it turns out, it's the first time only one Collingwood/Carlton clash has been fixtured in a long, long time.

The last time both sides only met once in a season was in 1991, when the two met in round 12 - a match Collingwood won by 20 points.

The last time before that? 1966.

So that's right - next year is just the second time in 50 years we'll see one clash between the old rivals.

...unless they make finals, of course.

Tags: AFL, Collingwood Magpies, Carlton Blues

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