Don’t feel for them too much. What they were asking for is to have a final on their home ground against a team who has never played on that ground.At what point to we start to aknowledge the game is rigged? Feel for Geelong tonight. Same as 2017, robbed by having to play away against a team that finished below them.on the ladder
This may have been said already but Geelong have the best home ground advantage of any Victorian team in the home and away fixture, that is beyond dispute. That advantage has helped Geelong stay in finals contention as well as top four contention. Would that team have done so if their home was Marvel with a diluted home ground advantage?Honestly who cares about the 60,000 supporters who cant attend, as we saw last night they were all collingwood fans and it was an embarrassing advertisement for a geelong "home" game. Geelong deserved every advantage they could get based on their ladder position but as expected the AFL only care about money.
2006 Fremantle played a preliminary final on a ground the club had never played on before.Don’t feel for them too much. What they were asking for is to have a final on their home ground against a team who has never played on that ground.
This would be an unprecedented occurrence in the history of the game and patently unfair on the visiting team.
Until that was sorted out and Geelong gave up the cosy arrangement of 9 GMHBA home games and getting 5-7 games on the G each season they can’t really expect to play finals match on a ground the other side has never played on (in the modern era)
Good point. Didn’t know that but for me that’s clearly wrong. I am strongly of the view that it is wrong for the GF to be played at the MCG each year. It should be played in the state of the highest seeded side. Last year should have been in Perth.2006 Fremantle played a preliminary final on a ground the club had never played on before.