If you had the grand final every second year( as a minimum) this wouldn’t be a major issue for the majority of supporters.The point being that there are multiple relatively convenient options (especially for SA,NSW) to get to the G.
It isn’t as if Adelaide members with GF access rights miss out on getting to the G.
That is the problem with Perth for a ‘rotating’ final. The likelihood being you will have some 35-40k club members from the east of Australia who would currently have access to a GF ticket and be easily able to attend at the G.
You simply aren’t going to be able to get the 35k club members across to Perth...the rotation idea will shaft competing club members.
Either go with a ‘home’ GF or leave it as it is. And for mine, the GABBA GF was sorely lacking in terms of build up and event feel (how much you contribute to COVID??).
It really is. Footy has been played at Gosch’s for 160 years - it’s a pretty incredible place. Regardless of whether you’re there with 100k people or with 15k on a rainy as piss Sunday twilight staring out the walkway window at the dog walkers and train lines. Its the birthplace of modern footy. It’s a pretty magical place.It was still a spectacle despite a reduced crowd and non-traditional state (most of the credit must go to the teams, to be fair, good quality game). It would be a spectacle anywhere, the MCG simply offers a little larger crowd. The difference isn’t worth locking out every other state.
The MCG is not the spiritual place some people make it out to be.
??If you had the grand final every second year( as a minimum) this wouldn’t be a major issue for the majority of supporters.
It ain’t the sameSure if Collingwood and Richmond for example were in the gf then there would be some people that would have to get on buses across the Nullarbor (which is currently what west Aussie’s have to do when their team makes it). But the same arrangement occurs the other way if freo and wce were currently in the gf.
No the current scenario is what you described - only a select number of supporters are inconveniencedAgain if it rotates it would only be an issue one in every x amount of years and only for a select amount of supporters.
Last time I was called cute was in Primary school back in the 1960s.aw now that is cute.. keeping everyone sweet while you revel in the fact that you 'stole' the grand final...
It is a game for everyone. In your argument it should be the same 35k that are entitled to go every year. If you want to build the game you need as many different people being able to experience it, by moving around the country this allows for this change.??
It would be a huge issue for the majority of supporters every year it is away from the G.
In a normal season how the heck are you going to hv a GF at 40k GaBBA when you hv what 35k club members who are normally entitled to a ticket.
Throw in another 10-15k AFL members (a majority with competing club support)
Then all the corporate tickets
The club members will be the ones getting shafted...every year it is not at the G.
It ain’t the same
There are 18 teams, with 16 of the 18 teams are based east of Nullarbor
153 possible GF combinations
Just 1 involves 2 teams traveling west across the Nullarbor ~ 0.6% chance
120 would involve 2 teams travelling east across the Nullarbor ~ 80% chance
Why would you ‘rotate’ to WA when you know there is an 80% chance that both competing teams are based on east coast, and you will have ~ 40k competing club support members who are normally entitled to a ticket
need to somehow get across the country??
Or do you not want the passionate members of the actual competing teams at the GF?
No the current scenario is what you described - only a select number of supporters are inconvenienced
isn’t fair, tis just the market
Rotating will just increase the % of supporters that are inconvenienced almost every year.
The WA view appears to be it ain’t fair that we cop the rough end of the pineapple, so let’s campaign for all supporters to be put out just so they can experience what ‘we’ have to.