Play Nice Geelong home final at GHMBA Stadium, is this an unfair advantage?

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Bazzar

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You had it you were playing at your home ground. Geelong isn't able to play the final at their home ground which is Kardinia.
Collingwood also had it because they were playing at their home ground. How does that work if Richmond had the advantage?
 

TimmeT

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Collingwood also had it because they were playing at their home ground. How does that work if Richmond had the advantage?
LULZ you get the right to play it at your nominated home ground which is the MCG. It has already been explained to Richmond supporters time and time again. This is not the case for Geelong who do not nominate the MCG as their home ground yet have to play finals there.
 

TEDDY24INC

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LULZ you get the right to play it at your nominated home ground which is the MCG. It has already been explained to Richmond supporters time and time again. This is not the case for Geelong who do not nominate the MCG as their home ground yet have to play finals there.
Dealing with imbeciles
 

Black Child

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LULZ you get the right to play it at your nominated home ground which is the MCG. It has already been explained to Richmond supporters time and time again. This is not the case for Geelong who do not nominate the MCG as their home ground yet have to play finals there.
They train and play at that ground 150 odd times a year.
No one else gets to use their training ground to play home games at.
We'd get the same advantage if we got to play home games at Punt Road.
Your club the Power would get the same advantage from playing home games at Alberton.
 

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They train and play at that ground 150 odd times a year.
No one else gets to use their training ground to play home games at.
We'd get the same advantage if we got to play home games at Punt Road.
Your club the Power would get the same advantage from playing home games at Alberton.
Breaking news: Geelong train at their home ground in Geelong.
 

romeohwho

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None of the 17 other clubs get to play any games at their training ground.
Therefore the 17 other clubs are at a disadvantage.
Well, if we are advantaged by playing on our home ground, that surely means Geelong is disadvantaged every time it plays away from K.Park. That’s 14 times a year we are at a disadvantage. More than anyone else. For example, your club plays 13 times a year on its home ground. So you are only disadvantaged 10 times. That’s a 4 game differential isn’t it. Lucky you.
 
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dean33

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Geelong have the biggest advantage of any team in the comp when it comes to their home grounds. 9 at the local ground and 5 at the g. Of those 9 they have more of an advantage than any other team gets at their home ground due to training at the venue and the fact the teams they play are lucky to see the venue more than once every 2 years. They than get 5 games at the mcg, more than any other interstate side and marvel tenant. It’s a prime reason they make finals most years, unbelievable leg up. They than have the temerity to whine and whinge about staging a final at their local ground, something that has occurred only once in 120 years due to the perfect storm of 4 Victorian teams hosting a final. It’s like letting the little kid stay up for nye fireworks once as a treat and the kid than expecting that to be the new norm. Maybe if they embraced playing a final at the mcg like clarko and the hawks embraced the snow last weekend Chris Scott would have a better finals record?
 

Black Child

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Well, if we are advantaged by playing on our home ground, that surely means Geelong is disadvantaged every time it plays away from K.Park. That’s 14 times a year we are at a disadvantage. More than anyone else. For example, your club plays 13 times a year on its home ground. So you are only disadvantaged 10 times. That’s a 4 game differential isn’t it. Lucky you.
You're missing the point.
Geelong play home games on the same ground they use as their training venue.
The other 17 clubs do not play any home games on the ground they use as their training venue.
How is it so hard to understand?
 

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romeohwho

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You're missing the point.
Geelong play home games on the same ground they use as their training venue.
The other 17 clubs do not play any home games on the ground they use as their training venue.
How is it so hard to understand?
Try taking Geelong and Richmond out of it- that seems to be really what gets you tiger fans going after all.
What if Footscray finished top and Collingwood finished 4th. And the first final is Footscray v pies at the MCG. ( 2 games v 14 games at the venue this year, and repeated in 2018, 17...that is 42 v 6 games in the last 3 years.)
Which team is advantaged?
 

Black Child

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We do a fair bit of training at Deakin Uni in Waurn Ponds, especially in the preseason
Isn't that the ground they built with MCG dimensions in order to try and improve their MCG record?
Further proving the point regarding training ground advantage.

Sydney train on the SCG
They train at Lakeside Oval.

Try taking Geelong and Richmond out of it- that seems to be really what gets you tiger fans going after all.
What if Footscray finished top and Collingwood finished 4th. And the first final is Footscray v pies at the MCG. ( 2 games v 14 games at the venue this year, and repeated in 2018, 17...that is 42 v 6 games in the last 3 years.)
Which team is advantaged?
Who said anything about Richmond?
I was talking about Geelong specifically regarding the training ground advantage.
 

romeohwho

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Isn't that the ground they built with MCG dimensions in order to try and improve their MCG record?
Further proving the point regarding training ground advantage.



They train at Lakeside Oval.



Who said anything about Richmond?
I was talking about Geelong specifically regarding the training ground advantage.
You didn’t answer the question.
 

Black Child

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You didn’t answer the question.
Collingwood don't train at the MCG.
Their advantage over the Bulldogs in that scenario would be minimal.
Play the game at Marvel Stadium and the Bulldogs have a minimal advantage over Collingwood.
MCG and Marvel Stadium are both fairly neutral venues as no one trains on them.
 

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None of the 17 other clubs get to play any games at their training ground.
Therefore the 17 other clubs are at a disadvantage.
We don't play games at our training ground if we did we'd play games at Deakin Uni or in Armstrong Creek when we trained there.

Instead, we train at our home ground.
 

romeohwho

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Collingwood don't train at the MCG.
Their advantage over the Bulldogs in that scenario would be minimal.
Play the game at Marvel Stadium and the Bulldogs have a minimal advantage over Collingwood.
MCG and Marvel Stadium are both fairly neutral venues as no one trains on them.
Ah well- we’ll just have to disagree on that one.
 

Elmer_Judd

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Collingwood don't train at the MCG.
Their advantage over the Bulldogs in that scenario would be minimal.
Play the game at Marvel Stadium and the Bulldogs have a minimal advantage over Collingwood.
MCG and Marvel Stadium are both fairly neutral venues as no one trains on them.
The majority of Geelong's hone games are at Kardinia Park. There is a significant geographical distance between The MCG and Kardinia Park.
 

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It's a lot more fair that for finishing 1st they get to play their 'home final' in a different city on their opponent's home ground who have just played 7 consecutive games there, and the game will be on a Thursday or Friday night, which will make it difficult for the 'home' team's supporters based in the home city to get to the 'home' ground in a different city, whereas it won't be difficult for the 'away' side's fans who have just seen their team play seven consecutive home games at the 'away' ground to make it.

That seems like a picture of fairness to me. Good motivation to play for top spot.
 

Biggy_Boy

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You're missing the point.
Geelong play home games on the same ground they use as their training venue.
The other 17 clubs do not play any home games on the ground they use as their training venue.
How is it so hard to understand?
I imagine you get plenty familiar with your home ground when you get to play on it seven games in a row in the lead-up to finals, which will also be played at that ground.
 

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