Norm Smith Medallist
- Oct 5, 2004
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
You would think that by the weight of numbers of the Vic clubs.3 or 4 means we travel guaranteed in week one bar the tiny statistical anomaly of a derby.
thats two weeks of travel minimum - seeing as travellers win 20% of away finals.....
3 or 4 for a vic team means statistically the are more likely to not travel.
But the last ten years (including this one) has shown that two years Vic teams finished in the top two positions, two years non Vic teams finished in the top two positions and six years one Vic and one non Vic team finished in the top two positions.
Says something about the FIXture that non Vic clubs have punched above their weight to finish top two so often.
This year is a great example of the power of home ground advantage with the top two sides, while deserving, also having a significant advantage playing on their own deck to ensure a top seeding for finals.