Yeah, agreed.It did have the look of a 'fixed' game but other than the usual home crowd factor I can't see what conspiratorial benefit there is to Brisbane finishing 4th over WB.
Brisbane are the only team other than Port that can have a home final with a crowd that makes the AFL some money. So I guess they get a home semi/prelim instead of a home elimination final. OK?
Look even if they wanted to, we all know the AFL are not competent enough to "fix" anything. I'm backing good old fashioned spud-ness.