- Jun 9, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Not taking a pot shot at you personally as I read this regularly on here but I think people forget that the benefits of the interstate home ground advantage have an equal and opposite away ground disadvantage every other week.
I.e. instead of the one sided crowd in your favour they are just as one sided barracking for the opposition etc.
Add to that the negative short and long term effects on injury recuperation when flying every second week and the interstate teams would generally be considered a net locational detriment (especially Perth given the flight times).
If your contending you’ve just got to be good enough to win no matter where.
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It makes literally no sense to think home ground does the job for a non Vic side, or for Geelong. It doesn’t explain the fact that half the non Vic sides are currently either rubbish or not particularly good (West Coast, Adelaide, Port coming good maybe, Giants haven’t been good, Suns competitive but not dominant).
It’s almost like if you are a good side you win more games than if you aren’t a good side, regardless of where you play.