exactly how many h and a games do you think we get at the mcg?I don't believe the Eagles get an advantage from the Home & Away fixture, all things considered, but it is probably slightly easier for the Eagles to win at the MCG than for a Melbourne-based team to win at Optus, because the former situation involves a bit more ground familiarity.
I.e. the ideal scenario for any team would be to play all their home games at a boutique stadium that their opponents hardly ever visit and therefore have no familiarity or fan presence at, then play all their away games at the same general-purpose stadium shared by many teams.
in 2015 when we faced the lower ranked hawks in a gf at the g we had one game
wed had two the year before that, one the year before that, two before that, one before that.
we have gfs where players are playing their first game on the g...... in a gf
liam ryan in 2018, and there was a handful in 2015.
forwards especially benefit from knowing a ground as evidenced by forwards whos team is tenants at the g’s conversion rate at home vs away.