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Nice Judddayyyyy

Qld teams flight times are half of what ours are anyway (2hrs v 4hrs/2700km vs 1350km). Silly Caroline

West Coast's status as the biggest club in Western Australia, and Collingwood's as the biggest in the competition, has clearly helped as they have landed some big names crucial to their hopes this weekend.

Happy to be corrected here, but aren't we bigger than Collingwood in almost every regard? Membership and Profit wise at least, and in terms of pure liquidity I think we are bigger than the top 4 clubs put together (45mil in the bank). Maybe need to wait for the AFL audit for real membership numbers I guess.

I thought Hawks and Richmond would be bigger than Collingwood over in Victoria as well?
 
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Given her stated views that the MCG is a neutral venue, this is a decent article from Caro. I guess she is simply reporting Pyke's and others views but at least she kept her opinion out of it and highlighted some issues:

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...erm-mcg-grand-final-deal-20180928-p506no.html
Is the bit about the AFL asking us to wear white in 2015 true? Never heard that before - and it doesn't make sense since royal and hawk's yellow don't clash.

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Is the bit about the AFL asking us to wear white in 2015 true? Never heard that before - and it doesn't make sense since royal and hawk's yellow don't clash.

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I have no idea but it seems likely. Annoyed the crap out of me reading that. Wanted to send it to my Vicentric AFL mates but thought what's the point...
 

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I have no idea but it seems likely. Annoyed the crap out of me reading that. Wanted to send it to my Vicentric AFL mates but thought what's the point...
I don't think it's likely - I reckon Caroline got that wrong. We've never worn our white clash v hawks. Makes zero sense. More likely is afl just asked us to wear white shorts

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I haven't listened to Huchison and Barrett's podcast before, but was surprisingly tolerable.

Damo, ergh Purple makes a surprisingly strident argument for how the MCG every year is fundamentally unfair and how the non-Victorian clubs should lobby for a change.
 

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Best of three is so ******* stupid. So an interstate team plays a vic team, say mcg tenant, you have to still beat them in their home turf.

Forget that contract time for a bidding system. Any money lost on ticket sales is made through government bids


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Best of three is so ******* stupid. So an interstate team plays a vic team, say mcg tenant, you have to still beat them in their home turf.

Forget that contract time for a bidding system. Any money lost on ticket sales is made through government bids


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Exactly, the economic surge from a GF would have governments falling over themselves to throw money at the AFL.

Each state would make it an event. Most would still be at the G, but it would give each state a chance to show off.
 

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Exactly, the economic surge from a GF would have governments falling over themselves to throw money at the AFL.

Each state would make it an event. Most would still be at the G, but it would give each state a chance to show off.
Hosting a Grand Final would be like hosting the Olympics. Everyone desperate to one-up everyone else would result in a heck of a good look for the game.
 

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Best of three is so ******* stupid. So an interstate team plays a vic team, say mcg tenant, you have to still beat them in their home turf.

Forget that contract time for a bidding system. Any money lost on ticket sales is made through government bids


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No you wouldnt. Game 1 and 3 would be home games. You don't need to win the MCG game.

But although fairer, I don't like the idea of 3 games. AFL games are so much bigger than say a basketball game.

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