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. dazbroncos

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    LOL... The red nose and big funny shoes are over there....-> Clown time.

    For the first time since 99 we are not getting fisted by playing home games at 3 different stadiums LOL.

    And you call it "still the best deal in football"

    Best deal since when, 25 minutes ago when the 2018 fixture came out?

    Oh ok.. :rolleyes:

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  2. PhatBoy

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    Bullshit.

    You get 12 home games a year.

    I want, and would happily take that.

    What a f***in stupid analogy.
     
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    OK you just keep on whinging about the best draw in football.
     
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    Best deal every year.
    I've gone over why. If you cant read or comprehend thats not my problem.
     
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    Well its an opinion that people would take the $100 too, but everyone in their right mind can see what the choice would be.

    You have the travel of a vic team, with the home ground advantage of an interstate team.

    Its really not hard to understand.
     
  6. STPer18

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    Interstate teams get 12 home games, we get 9 for the first time since 1999. How you continue to miss the point post after post is remarkable. Great read though.
     
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    Well if you count a home game as one against someone else who shares that oval.
    Nobody else does.

    In reality interstate teams get home advantage 10 times a season.
    You get it 9 times.

    Just no leg to stand on in this argument.
     
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  8. STPer18

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    Adelaide play at Adelaide Oval 12 times + any home finals, Geelong plays at Kardinia Park 9 times without any home finals. Unfortunately for you no amount of posting the same thing ad nauseam will change that fact.
     
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    Keep on calling people trolls if they disagree with you.
     
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    Can we stop using the phrase "interstate sides"? It's a national comp, last I checked.
     
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    10 teams in Vic.
    8 outside.
    Grand final held in Vic every season.
    You tell me if its a 'national' comp.

    If it was a national comp you'd travel more than 5 times outside your own state.

    Simply cannot have it both ways.
     
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    Hehe, precisely :)
     
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    Good point. St Kilda should travel to the MCG via Perth
     
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    Shares? We play against sides who play there regularly, it ain't our home ground.

    This thread is boggling my mind. Or is it just the Adel numpties who are failing to grasp basic common sense?

    What a bunch of dense individuals.
     
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    I'm sorry I must've missed that other AFL team that plays at Kardinia Park regularly.

    You are one of 5 teams that doesn't share your home ground.
    The other 4 all travel interstate every 2nd week.

    Now let me hear you somehow tell me that isnt true.
     
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  17. Munich

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    You were referencing the MCG, not KP.

    You get 12 home games and share your ground with Port - that nullifies two games per year for both of you, so now you're down to 11 true home games.

    Still more than us.

    Dare I bring up the fact you get home finals too? Or is that too obvious...
     
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    Or 10? 12-2 is 10.
    One more than you.
    And then every 2nd week we jump on a plane, train somewhere foreign and sleep in a public hotel.
    We do that 11 times a season. You do it 5 times a season.

    There is no way you can splice it where Geelong end up worse off.

    Dont get me wrong, I'm not complaining about it. Fact of the comp, but its unbelievable that your supporters still complain when all things considered you have the best set-up.
     
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    12-2 does = 10. You play Port twice per year though, one home game each, yeah?

    So it's 11.
     
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    Sounds like a house of cards argument to me... and down they come.

    "Ive just been called on my own BS so id better run, put the other poster down and move on..."


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    This thread should really be closed, as it appears the days of Geelong playing home games at Docklands are all but over.
     
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    Only team who plays home games at someone else’s home ground not by choice.

    Yeah it’s sweeet
     
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    We get 10 games against non-AO sides, 2 home games at a shared venue, and 10 games at an opponents venue. Same for all non-Victorian sides. So we have 10 'true' home games, as I understand your definition.

    You get 9 'true' home games (at KP against other sides that only play there when they play you), 3 home games at a shared venue, and 10 at the opponent's venue (which might be the same as your 'shared' venue).

    I believe that's DangerSloane's logic.
     
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    Sydney, GWS, Brisbane and Gold Coast get a true 11/11 split.
     
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    Not this myth again, several teams have to do it.
     
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