Norm Smith Medallist
- May 1, 2002
- AFL Club
Is it true that a number of Vic teams will head of to Perth for the next 4 rounds? Wonder if Collingwood, Richmond, Essendon, Hawthorn, Geelong would be part of the group?
Think we’re certain to be heading interstate in that period, given we’re in Victoria for our first 4.
I’d like to see us play some interstate teams in the next batch of games, in case crowds start coming back. Not much home ground advantage without the crowds (although Geelong is different due to shape of ground and less grandstand coverage of wind).
I see where you're coming from - the fixture in and of itself is "fairer" in that way. However when you factor in things like coaching/support staff layoffs (which hits the weaker/developing teams a lot harder), the hub system (which sees some sides playing 4-6 week blocks while based in interstate hotels), some games with crowds and others without, the interrupted preparation over the last few months etc.Interesting take on things, I actually see it as the opposite to a 'mickey mouse' season. It's the first time since 1986 season that the premiership will be decided after having a fair and equitable draw in the home and away season.
The best thing that could happen for footy is to keep the 17 round season going into the future, the uneven draw makes it a farce.