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Pies' fixture wish list

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With the premiership season fixture to be revealed on Thursday at midday, AFL Media's Ben Collins looks at what Collingwood might be wishing for ...

What they'll want: 

The Magpies asked to open their season with a Friday night game against Melbourne and were half-appeased: they landed their requested time slot but have been scheduled to face Geelong instead.

However, they are certain to retain their Queen's Birthday blockbuster against the Demons and their Anzac Day clash with Essendon.

Given their sensational rise up the ladder, their star quality and their exciting brand of football, the Pies will once again become prime-time darlings and their hope for more Friday night games will be sated.

They have also asked for minimal five-day breaks, and where they are unavoidable they would like their opponents to have the same preparation time.

The game the fans will be looking for: 

After losing a nail-biting Grand final in dramatic circumstances against West Coast, the Magpie Army will be desperate to exact some measure of revenge against the Eagles.