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Play the showdown at the MCG - Barrett

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  1. Smoooothy

    Smoooothy TAKE THAT BACK!!

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  2. dogs105

    dogs105 Premium Platinum

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    Good idea. And a grand Final at A O
     
  3. Eddies Pocket

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    Or channel 7 could broadcast it in Melbourne.
     
  4. glengowan

    glengowan Club Legend

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    Great idea playing the Showdown at the MCG. They could compensate us by giving us a St Kilda vs Western Bulldogs game at Adelaide Oval.

    PS. 50,000 at Adelaide Oval a much better atmosphere than 70,000 at MCG.
     
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  5. kirky

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    He has to be taking the piss surely?

    So are we going to have Essendon vs Collingwood at Adelaide Oval on Anzac Day? Thought not.
     
  6. Smoooothy

    Smoooothy TAKE THAT BACK!!

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    first thing I thought too
     
  7. deaneus

    deaneus You wouldn’t believe me if I told you

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    First thing i thought of to post. Surprised it doesn't have 1,000,000 likes yet
     
  8. Rabman

    Rabman Club Legend

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    In fairness, he also states that the showdown should have been a Friday night match this season. I actually don't mind the idea and would test the view Victoria is the sporting capital of the world plus an extra game at the MCG wouldn't do any harm.
     
  9. Peter J

    Peter J Brownlow Medallist

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    Great idea. This would be a one off opportunity to get a big game at the G. Would easily get 60-70,000.

    Get it done !
     
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    40porpoise Club Legend

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    Nope. It’s the AFL not the VFL. The fact that the AFL’s chief journalist seems to hold the view that games played outside of Melbourne are somehow of less merit, is ridiculous
     
  11. Moonwatcher

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    Port's match of course.
     

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  12. GameofSloanes

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    Not a good idea, but I like the sentiment behind it, ie it is a great game and a great rivalry so the Victorians should be able to see it.
    I would be happy to play Port at the MCG on grand final day though
     
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  13. mulz

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    As a one off i dont mind it im open to it.
    Be a great weekend away.
    A showdown at the G......shit ill be there


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    No way are you getting 70k to the game which is H&A.
     
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    SaltPeter "l am a racist twat"

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    It would probably depend on the time slot. Interesting how many Victorians will go to multiple games over a weekend, particularly those with a MCG membership. As a novelty I could see it working.

    There was massive positive feedback from neutral supporters over the 2 games last year, with many stating the game should be played in a prime time slot
     
  16. edge of reason

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    Correct headline for the article should be

    "Myopic VFL journalist discovers 8 additional teams in Victorian competition"
     
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    Well they were great games last season.

    Makes sense a Vic media personality would be annoyed about some good games happening outside Vic - and want them brought to ye olde home of football.

    But with Wingard and Polec gone, Gray, Westhoff and Ryder being another year older - the games might not be so close this year...
     
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    WTF is this about?

    wut?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Likewise, as a one-off could be a great experience, I'll be there for sure also!
     
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    It feels a little insulting to me. The Adelaide v Port Adelaide rivalries is one of the best in the AFL, and our reward for putting on a great show is to have it shipped over to Melbourne so they can enjoy it? The suggestion could only be made worse if he'd called it a "privilege".

    I doubt if he'd suggested Collingwood and Richmond play a game at Adelaide Oval the reaction would be positive in their home state.
     
  22. Crowked

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    Barrett is a moron.

    Shame twats like him spend some much energy dreaming up frog shit like this instead of looking at any of the real issues objectively.
     
  23. Peter J

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    Stick it in a bye week end that has only 1 or 2 other games with Melb teams. Vics would go - we would travel.

    If people can't see the value in playing a big game at G in front of a big crowd - then don't complain about the fixture.

    Playing in an echoing concrete jungle against Carlton ain't quite the same as playing before a roaring crowd against Richmond on GF day.
     
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  24. Linekers Ears

    Linekers Ears All Australian

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    Don't agree Pete. Adelaide on it's own struggles to pull 40k at the Gee when we play locals outside of the finals.

    THere are a substantial number of people who go to games as neutrals but doubt we'd get 45,000 of them to top up the 20k Crows supporters and the three men and a dog from the Port.
     
  25. FR0GGY

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    It would be nice.
    But typical Vic thinking, “you guys do it so well, so you should bring it to us.”
     
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