Does geelong have an unfair home ground advantage And ....

Does geelong have unfair home ground advantage? Do you reverse into car space more often then not?

  • Yes unfair yes reverse park

    Votes: 4 16.0%
  • Yes unfair no foward park

    Votes: 10 40.0%
  • Not unfair yes I reverse park

    Votes: 4 16.0%
  • Not unfair no I foward park

    Votes: 7 28.0%

  • Total voters
    25
  • Poll closed .

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Seeds

Hall of Famer
Sep 15, 2007
38,524
34,720
I don't know
AFL Club
Geelong
Do you reverse into car parking spaces more often than foward park.


There is method to this madness. Please indulge me. This is a poll for non geelong supporters only.
 

Genghis Tron

Slightly less philistine than the mob.
Apr 6, 2020
5,363
11,621
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
The Void
Don't drive anymore, but when I did I was a forward parker. Reverse when the occasion saw fit or I was feeling frisky.

Geelongs HGA isn't unfair.
 

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
22,678
29,070
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
New York Jets
I reverse into spaces more often.

I would not say Geelong's HGA is unfair, but its unique as the only one of its kind in Australia. Some of the disadvantages they claim are balanced by the unique advantages they have.
 

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Virus

I’m pretty good looking
Oct 24, 2020
212
311
AFL Club
Geelong
Biggest advantage competition wide during the home and away competition. Let’s be real 9 home games in Victoria where it isn’t neutral is an advantage on the other sides.

Which in turn gives us the worst disadvantage in the comp come finals.
 

A Cut Above

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Geelong's advantage is statistically proven over the course of decades to be the most significant home ground advantage in the league, yet unlike interstate teams Geelong are only an hour away from the MCG. That this cozy little arrangement did not produce a Premiership in 44 years is testament to the club's cultural procilivity towards choking in finals. (Meanwhile Hawthorn won eight Premierships in that period)

Only a few Geelong fans remain in denial about their unfair advantage, and that's mostly a front. Deep down they know full well, which is why most Geelong fans only bother showing to games in Geelong - knowing they're almost certain to watch a win when they do.


People who reverse into parking spaces possess criminal tendencies, doing so out of a perceived future need to make a quick getaway.
 

Herne Hill Hammer

Premium Platinum
Jun 22, 2008
21,314
16,866
Cowes
AFL Club
Geelong
Geelong, West Coast, Freo, Port, Adelaide, GWS, Sydney, GC and Brisbane all get a distinct home ground advantage (apart from Geelong, the other teams may at worst have one or 2 neutral games per year for local derbies) but all of them have zero advantage when playing away games, unlike MCG tenant clubs who may get anywhere up to 15 or so games at their home venue per season.

At work, I reverse park, it's mandatory, at home I drive in.
 

Lethality

YOU WILL NEVER TEAR US APART
Oct 23, 2014
32,118
38,216
Top of the AFL ladder
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Melbourne Victory, NY Rangers
Geelong, West Coast, Freo, Port, Adelaide, GWS, Sydney, GC and Brisbane all get a distinct home ground advantage (apart from Geelong, the other teams may at worst have one or 2 neutral games per year for local derbies) but all of them have zero advantage when playing away games
All those non Geelong clubs away games are interstate, as opposed to Geelong's which are just down the highway. Plus, apart from Geelong only GC and GWS have their own home ground, and they have a much more even spread of opponents whereas the cheat grounders often play certain teams at GMHBA very sporadically.
 

Dogs till i die

Club Legend
Dec 30, 2003
1,394
1,115
Melbourne western region
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Bulldogs / Willy / Palace
Good luck to Geelong its a unique advantage for them but not unfair.

Unique in that its the only main AFL venue where 5 or 6 clubs NEVER play there. That's not Geelong fault but that is what is unfair about it.
 

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Seeds

Hall of Famer
Sep 15, 2007
38,524
34,720
I don't know
AFL Club
Geelong
Good luck to Geelong its a unique advantage for them but not unfair.

Unique in that its the only main AFL venue where 5 or 6 clubs NEVER play there. That's not Geelong fault but that is what is unfair about it.
but that would make it unfair to geelong wouldnt it? If some clubs arent playing there then it means geelong is playing their home games against those clubs at their home City and grounds in front of their fans and not geelongs.
 

Blackas87

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 15, 2011
8,814
10,567
Kwan-li-so
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Orlando magic
Not an advantage to play on your home ground, Gold Coast, GWS, Brisbane ect..are no different.

reverse into car parks so I can drive strait out, I hate reversing out of a car park.
 

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