Calendrier 24

Le calendrier de la prochaine saison est sorti. Vos commentaires?

Lundi 14 octobre vs Ottawa
Samedi 19 octobre à BC

:woozy_face: Ouch!

Calendrier assez difficile en fin de saison.

Congé lors des semaines 7-13-18. Quand même assez bien réparti à ce niveau.

Quelques matchs consécutifs à domicile et sur la route.

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Starting the season in Winnipeg… That 8-game winning streak will be hard to extend. And interestingly, Winnipeg is also the final opponent.

There’ll be another short week against Toronto on week 6 (no traveling, though).

Edit: We also face every eastern team thrice except for Hamilton (x2), and they’re back-to-back games.

Brutal. We play two games in five days while traveling across the country. If you’re going to do that, at least make it a home and home between the same two teams, give them as close to schedule parity as possible.

Montreal @ Winnipeg to start the season, on a two-game road trip no less, just feels like the league wants us to lose as soon as possible so they can get back to crowning Winnipeg or Toronto or whoever as the team of destiny.

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On a déjà vu pire comme calendrier. De toute façon, il est très tôt pour dire de quoi il en retourne. La prochaine saison est loin, il y a des joueurs qui vont partir, d’autres qui vont arriver, d’autres qui vont changer d’équipe, d’autres qui vont se blesser à l’entraînement, il n’y a donc rien qu’on puisse prévoir à ce moment-ci concrètement. On peut voir la partie à Vancouver seulement 5 jours après la partie précédente, mais si les Lions ont leurs 2 premiers quarts de blessés (cette saison a prouvé que ça peut arriver) et que les Alouettes sont en santé, la donne devient complètement changée.

Commencer à Winnipeg sera une motivation de plus et le résultat de cette partie ne sera plus aussi significatif à la fin de la saison. Les Alouettes avaient perdu leur première partie à Regina en 2010 et ils ont gagné la Coupe Grey contre ces mêmes Roughriders. J’irai plus loin : les deux dernières saisons ont montré que ce qui compte le plus est que les morceaux tombent à leur place au bon moment. Regardons plutôt ce qui se passe avec l’équipe maintenant.

La meilleure nouvelle est le maintien de la tradition du match de l’Action de Grâce. J’aime aussi le retour du Grey Cup rematch pour commencer la saison. J’aurais quand même aimé un affrontement contre Ottawa pendant la Fête du Travail.

Surpris de voir autant de match les jeudis pendant l’été. Je croyais que la ligue avait finalement tourné la page là-dessus, surtout que les cotes d’écoute dans cette case horaire n’étaient pas très palpitantes. Les Alouettes eux-mêmes joueront assez souvent les jeudis. Il y a par contre plus de matchs les dimanches.

Les deux premières semaines sur la route dans l’Ouest et les trois dernières seront difficiles.

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One would THINK that the defending Grey Cup champion opening the season at home so they could celebrate their victory with their fans would be the DEFAULT scheduling choice.

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Not if you don’t care about the Als and see our championship as an inconvenient blip in the pre-existing narrative. :wink: I mean, TSN had Toronto listed in the Grey Cup game even after we won the EDF.

It is highly amusing to see the media erase us, acknowledge for like one minute that they were wrong, then go right back to doing the same thing a few weeks after the Grey Cup.

The only time Montreal played in the West on a short week last season, this is how it ended. Didn’t prevent all of those so-called experts from using that game as a basis for their Grey Cup predictions and as an excuse afterward, though.

Yep, we got blown out. We were also, if I’m not mistaken, missing a metric ton of key players at that point in the season, though of course that never factored into the “Als can’t beat a good team” narrative.

Agreed … was suggesting it should be the practice EVERY season, regardless of who the defending champ happens to be.

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The English media can’t even get the positive coverage right. On the TSN postgame coverage, Jim Barker, who probably needs to retire from sports broadcasting, was talking about how this was a “culture win” because Danny Maciocia came into uncertain ownership, fired Khari Jones, hired Maas, and brought in players that fit Maas’s vision. It’s clear that he either thought Danny Maciocia had only been hired in 2022, or that he was choosing to ignore our past three years of solid results: 10-8 and an ESF loss, 7-7 and an ESF loss, 9-9 and an EDF loss. All to make it seem like Montreal effected a miracle transformation overnight, which is absolutely untrue.

These guys don’t know enough about our team to offer informed opinions. You can hear it in Rod Smith and Duane Forde’s play-by-play commentary in the Grey Cup. They mention Philpot’s season numbers but don’t touch on how he started the season on the 6-game injured list.

Marshall Ferguson is the only TSN reporter who is knowledgeable enough to do a good job of covering the Als. Otherwise, I much prefer Arsenault, Vercheval, and the rest of the RDS crew.

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Le début et la fin de la saison seront très compétitifs:
Semaine #1 partie à Winnipeg le 6/06
Semaine # 4 partie à Toronto. le 28/06
Semaine # 6 partie Toronto à MTL 11/07
Quoi de mieux pour l’action: que deux parties #9 et 10, aller-retour contre Hamilton les 2 et 10/08
Une partie le 14/10 (semaine # 19) à Montréal et la suivante le 19/10 (semaine # 20) à BC, courte semaine et décalage horaire.
Après B.C. pour finir la saison (semaine #20) Winnipeg à Montréal.
Deux (2) fois les adversaires de la Coupe Grey s’affronteront en 2024 tandis qu’en 2023 les clubs de Toronto et Winnipeg (adversaires à la Coupe Grey 2022) s’était affrontés une fois durant la saison régulière.
Dans la division Est, ils affronteront 3 fois Toronto, Ottawa et 2 fois Hamilton,

@disciplineandpunish Yeah. And the other loss to Winnipeg was the Als’ 3rd game. We’re talking about a team that was in learning and experimentation mode given all the new players and coaches. Most of the key players in the playoffs weren’t even playing at the beginning of the season: Lemon, Sankey, Philpot, Uguak, Stubblefield, Spieker, etc. And Ento was garbage in the first half of the season, until he got benched for a few games. I also remember thinking to myself early in the season that receivers had issues catching balls that were thrown directly into their hands, causing Fajardo to overrely on Mack, which led to many interceptions. Wasn’t the case in the 2nd half of the season.

The impression I got from the English media is that they were totally oblivious to how Montreal improved over the season. It’s like they could only come up with cons and needed to watch Montreal win playoff games to suddenly spot pros, but then they’d say it wouldn’t matter in the next game. I’m gonna tell you something, there’s no way Fajardo shines the way he did in the GC if he once again had to manage a lead for most of the game instead of trying to catch up.

I don’t know what the predictions were on TSN and elsewhere, but 7 out of 11 guys at 3DownNation predicted a Hamilton upset in Montreal, even though Montreal swept the season series. Then they go and predict a Winnipeg (edit: and Toronto) win because hey, they won both games against Montreal. Doesn’t matter to them when, how, and why.

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Back to Thursday night games…terrible schedule. 2023 was ideal!

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Merci de nous partager ce texte, mais dans la réalité sportive montréalaise, est-ce qu’une telle approche aurait du succès?
Autant au niveau par exemple des Canadiens, du FC Montréal que des Alouettes, il n’y a pas de présentation particulière pour le dévoilement du calendrier sauf pour certaines parties à venir durant la saison.
Cette réalité me fait penser au dévoilement de noms sur la liste négociation d’´équipes de la CFL, ici peut-être un entrefilet dans un journal tandis que pour d’autres équipes c’est élément de publicité intéressant.
J’ai apprécié connaître ce qui se fait dans la ligue au niveau de la publication du calendrier de la saison.
Peut-être que les Alouettes pourraient s’y inspirer?

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And also … we went 2-0 to start the season. So the loss in week 3 wasn’t like the third loss in a huge losing stretch. We lost a tough game to Winnipeg in which the defence gave up 17 points and our O-line was still learning the blocking schemes. A loss is a loss, no doubt, but it’s not like we lost 50-0.

I wouldn’t say he was garbage. He had some great, timely plays for us early (remember the Calgary pick-six?), but also struggled with consistency. The latter is what led to him getting PRed. But totally normal for a young player thrown into a difficult situation and still adjusting to a new position (corner instead of receiver).

Yep, though Cody was also hyper-fixated on Mack and tended to miss open receivers. Spieker was also not great until the second part of the season (he too spent time on the PR).

Agreed. They had a preset narrative (Montreal can only beat losing teams) and that’s what they stuck with even against Hamilton. Whom we beat four times prior to the ESF (if you include preseason). That was the most insulting part. I get us being underdogs against Toronto and Winnipeg. But reporters were acting like we were underdogs against the Cats too and that was 100% ignoring all the evidence. Hamilton hasn’t actually beaten us since the regular season of 2022!

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It’s like they are deliberately making up garbage categories just so they can rank us 9th. Seriously, 3downnation, who on earth cares about “schedule reveal” videos? Almost as stupid as gender reveal parties for babies.

I don’t know how that site can be credible posting content-free clickbait like this.

Their whole site is a clickbait platform. Their YouTube channel has a little over 2000 subscribers, that’s less than Cat lady gets for their cat video channels. My GM dealer has more subscribers.

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Well 3dn has outdone themselves
That has got to be the stupidest article I have ever seen!

I misread the link and thought they were analyzing the schedule, like this thread is doing!
Analyzing how each team released the schedule?

They have always been a joke, but now they are the 3rd down clowns

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