- Aug 10, 2009
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
- Tottenham, Montreal Canadiens
Even easier for folks to understand that the Eagles played a prelim at Perth last year against Melbourne. If a team wins their first final (qualifying final) as a top 4 team, they earn the ability to host a home preliminary final. Crows, Giants, Eagles, Swans etc all have that equal opportunity. A team finishing 5th-8th cannot earn a home preliminary final. The problem is that the MCG currently is tenanted by a number of teams.So you are saying if the Eagles finish 2nd and the Pies 4th, and they meet in a Prelim it is at the MCG?
On to the topic of this thread. Where Geelong finishes 1/2, it’s highly probable that they will play a qualifying final at home unless there is a fix turning concern with crowd attendance. For argument sake, it’s more likely to see Geelong play a home qualifying finally at GMHBA against GWS than it would be to see them play Collingwood there. A preliminary final at GMHBA would still come under the same considerations, imo, on the basis of finals tickets access for competing club members, as well as contractual obligations between the AFL and MCC.