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Is Geelong home games at Etihad the biggest league-endorsed rort of recent times?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by MotleyLemon, Dec 8, 2015.

Put it out there
  1. NetworkNerd

    NetworkNerd Norm Smith Medallist

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    That's fair.

    Ideal - 11 games at Simmonds per year.
    Fair - 9 games at Simmonds and 2 interstate sides at Etihad or MCG

    But in return the AFL needs to set clear rules regarding finals at Etihad/Simmonds - Clearly defined rules such as in the situation of 4 finals in Melbourne, Etihad/Simmonds stadium tenants have the option and can only host a final against an interstate side.

    Just be clear about it AFL.
     

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  2. blue harvest

    blue harvest Norm Smith Medallist

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    Wow, some Geelong posters still being so obtuse only looking at one side of the equation even though I've explained it a couple of times. Just brush off the taxpayer subsidy truth because it doesn't suit your rant. Taxpayers are the reason your club hasn't gone bust, just be grateful for your cushy taxpayer funded profits instead of playing the victim.
     
  3. STPer18

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  4. Mad_Hatter

    Mad_Hatter Norm Smith Medallist

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    Says a hawks poster...
    Did you pay for the 'G?
    Waverley?
    Tassie?
    Or did the tax payer fund all of those stadiums?
    I don't recall hearing about the hawks footing any part of any development on any of the stadiums they have called home grounds.
    On top of not having to pay a single cent you STILL almost merged with another club...
     
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  5. RedVest4

    RedVest4 Brownlow Medallist

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    Nah, fair would be to allow us to play all 11 home games at KP and all finals there bar the GF. GWS are allowed the same luxury with a much smaller ground capacity...
    Tasmania is the reason your club hasent gone bust or merged with Melbourne.

    If only Geelong had the same opportunity to sell 4 home games a year to make a profit...
     
  6. blue harvest

    blue harvest Norm Smith Medallist

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    Go back and read my posts. It's about how much you have to pay to play there. There's a reason Geelong make a truckload with a 27k crowd, it's not magic. Maybe you have just misunderstood it and aren't one of the obtuse ones, they know who they are.
     
  7. JohnZ

    JohnZ Club Legend

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    It's *35,000, I can't take your argument seriously if you keep spouting obviously wrong facts.
     
  8. King Brown

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    Yeah its a bit people in glass houses with Hawthorn fans

    They have a financial basket case of a state government sponsor them. Right there on the jumper it says "TASMANIA". Dozens of towns in Tasmania have to boil their drinking water and Hawks have had to scam money out of the dumb politicians there to stay viable.
     
  9. blue harvest

    blue harvest Norm Smith Medallist

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    You're slowly understanding it. Yes Tassie has helped stop us going bust, it's all about money, that's why we play there. I'm not having a go at the Cats, but your taxpayer stadium deal has stopped you going bust, that's why you need to accept the scheduling of some of your games elsewhere. Remove that taxpayer subsidy and you make very little profit at home, you would definitely need to sell games like we do to stay afloat.
     
  10. RedVest4

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    And I’d be fine with that... Id rather have the deal Hawthorn have where they get 11 true home games...
     
  11. blue harvest

    blue harvest Norm Smith Medallist

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    You make a truck load with a 27k crowd, it's just an example, I think we pulled 27k to the G recently and would make next to nothing from it.

    I wasn't claiming that is the capacity of the ground, I know the place quite well.
     

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  12. STPer18

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    It's not about Hawthorn though. It's about Geelong getting home games played in Geelong. Because Geelong =/= Melbourne. Maybe we can get 7 home games at Kardinia Park, then sell the remaining 4 games to Waurn Ponds and have the AFL pay us money for playing over there. It's ludicrous. Melbourne teams are losing their identity, and one of the few Victorian clubs who actually wants to remain tied to the region it is named after is being forced to compensate for the lot of them.
     
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  13. blue harvest

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    I'm not sure it would be enough though relying on just 4 games for profit. We at least make some good money from our big games at the G on top of our Tassie money.
     
  14. JohnZ

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    How far from Melbourne do you think it would take for Melbourne supporters to get off the high horse and deem it far enough away that the club shouldn't play home games in Melbourne? Colac? Warnnambool? Mt. Gambier?
     
  15. blue harvest

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    Go back and read my posts, you're still missing the point, you are already coming out way way ahead in compensation terms. I'm not against the Cats in all this.
     
  16. JohnZ

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    So we should play games at Etihad to even the ledger? Shouldn't you be advocating for the maximum use of assets paid for by the government?
     
  17. RustNeverSleeps

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    It's not a minor contribution by any stretch; it's significant.

    The other AFL clubs combined haven't contributed anywhere near what the Cats have in regards to stadium development.

    The Cats are a well run club with clear business objectives and planning. Their ability to execute these plans is to be admired and celebrated (great unwashed precluded).
     
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  18. Ancient Tiger

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    Significant is over 50%.

    You've effectively paid for a few of the toilets in the new stadium. 10% of a total is minor in anyones language.
     
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  19. gaelictiogar

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    And if we don't subsidise the smaller clubs they struggle and the competition struggles.

    We need to be careful what we wish for. I don't want the likes of Norf going to the wall.
     
  20. HaroLad!

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    why are there always hawthorn and richmond fans in these threads. #obsessed
     
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  21. PHX

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    We subsidise other clubs through equalisation.

    To be fair, Geelong do it more than anyone else.

    No Melbourne club is going under in this climate.
     
  22. RustNeverSleeps

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    Perhaps you have a point ... to contribute 20 million dollars is not significant ... it is monumental. :thumbsu: :footy: :)
     
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  23. Komrade_Tiger

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    2017? that's ancient history to those ******s down the highway
     
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    No other Victorian team currently has an automatic right to 11 home games at their nominated home ground. The notion of the Cats not playing home games at the MCG is fair enough, but the sharing of Etihad is a good idea - if all other teams non-Docklands teams have to chip in a home game to help preserve the Victorian league asset's contractual obligations despite the ground not being their home venue, then the Cats should too as Victorians. They're not interstaters. A game at Docklands every year is fair enough while those obligations remain...
     
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  25. Heisenberg_

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    If I lived in Geelong I'd be complaining as well