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. 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.
     

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  2. 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?
     
  3. 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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    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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    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.
     
  6. HaroLad!

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    why are there always hawthorn and richmond fans in these threads. #obsessed
     
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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.
     
  8. 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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  9. 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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    If I lived in Geelong I'd be complaining as well
     

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    Geelong don't feel they have to contribute, they want a home ground advantage parallel with the northern states and a travel schedule of a Vic team and an exemption from having to make up the Etihad games. Nothing to see here.
     
  13. JohnZ

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    Nothing to do with travel. We'll play extra away games interstate if it appeases you. We just want 11 Home games in Geelong, just as you have the right to 11 home games in Melbourne
     
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  14. yodellinhank

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    But they wanted an away B&F?
     
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    The Geelong RSL was booked out that night unfortunately.
     
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    Was surprised the AFL allowed us to hold it where we wanted
     
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    For me the bigger challenge to fix, is the entire 'draw'.

    It is more unfair, effects more clubs and is created annually by the administrating body, which I believe should strive to be running a 'fair' competition ...this should be prioritized, over revenues and marketing.

    For mine the DRAW creates huge advantages and disadvantages, for instance how can it be considered a fair draw in 2018, if the AFL structure the same 2017 games or Geelong and Collingwood again?...

    - Geelong play 7 home games as their #1 preferred ground Kardina Park.
    - Geelong play gain 0 away games as their #1 preferred ground Kardina Park.
    - Collingwood play 9 home games as their #1 preferred ground MCC
    - Collingwood gain 5 away games as their #1 preferred ground MCC
     
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    If the club doesn't think the town is fit enough to host a B&F function I don't see how they could think the town is up to hosting an AFL final.
     
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    Well isn't it lucky no-one cares what you think
     
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    Its just lucky what i think aligns with the AFL view not to give geelong a home final in week 1, because 95k at the 'G was great and a compelling argument against hosting many more than a handful of H&A games in geelong each year. So I guess I'll be seeing you in Melbourne if you want to go the game next year.
     
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    Collingwood is contractually obligated by the AFL to play 14 games at the MCG. The MCG has the AFL over the barrel when it comes to fixturing.
     
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    Those facts can be split in many different ways. Collingwood only played 5 games with a true home ground advantage.

    Geelong will end up with 9 home games at SS in 2018 and 4/5 games at the MCG.
     
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    Do Collingwood or Richmond have to play home games in a city they are not located in against teams located in that city?
     
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    It’s a crap barely afl standard stadium dimension wise. Build a stadium that wasn’t built for the sole purpose of your own team and then you can play finals there. Letting more then 1% of opposition supporters in at a fair price isn’t a bad idea either
     
  25. STPer18

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    3 metres longer, 8 metres skinnier than the Adelaide Oval. People can repeat this fallacy as much as they want, it doesn't alter the facts unfortunately.