Should Interstate Clubs Sell Home Games To Play At The MCG?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by RIOLINWITPUNCHS, Oct 6, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Sterge

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    You think the eagles had no input on the new perth stadium? Geelong had nothing to say about the redevelopment at skilled?
     

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    There should not be a need, simply play Away games against Melbourne, North, Hawthorn, Collingwood, Richmond and Carlton at the G.
     
  3. slugger01

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    Ok. You played GC, Brisbane and WCE as away games in other States. You didn't travel to NSW at all this season.
    Yes, there were 2 more possible games in Melbourne - V's Dees & Roos, which were sold to Tas & NT.
     
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    Simple. Get the Victorian teams to play more interstate teams.
     
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    They certainly would of had some input in regards to size so they can have more demand than supply and can keep fleecing their members, but they certainly didn’t put a cent in.
    They sure as hell will pull plenty out though.
     
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    Damn we did manage not to go NSW this year...made an error in earlier post. I'd be happy with those 2 back in Melbourne....that's nearly 50% more than we got this season.
     
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    You make way too much sense. I'd settle for just in Melbourne.
     
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    Yes they should
     
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    They do. They play them at least once each. Sometimes, they also get to play them a second time.

    Or are you suggesting that interstate teams don't play any other interstate team except Victorian teams? They just play Victorian teams twice (20 games), and then 2 showdowns (to make 22 game season)?

    Or, are you suggesting all Vic teams only play interstate teams once as the away team (10 games), and then each interstate team play other State teams once (6 games), 2 showdowns (2 games), and then schedule another 4 return games from a list of 16 teams (which could be interstate teams or Vic teams!). Hmm. A maximum of 4 games in Melbourne only, but most likely only one or two, and a chance that Etihad is the stadium.
    And, if you work through the logic, how many home games does each interstate team get? a minimum of 12, and a maximum of 18 ?? The interstate teams will fight among yourselves about this...
     
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    Win some, lose some. But i'm sure all the Crows supporters in NT and Tassie would have been THRILLED to see their team live..;)
     
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    2 games minimum for non vic clubs at the G

    Or 5 over 2 years. It gets ridiculous when some clubs only get one chance there some years and others get 3

    Should be a minimum number for non-MCG tenants - not just the non-Vic clubs
     
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  12. Brasher

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    Oh especially that first quarter in Hobart
     
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    By nature Victorian teams playing more interstate sides means more interstate sides will be playing in Melbourne which means they will play more at the MCG.
     
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    So, this season, this is how many MCG games each interstate team played..
    Adl 3
    Bne 2
    Fre 2
    GC 1
    GWS 1
    Port 2
    Syd 4
    WC 2

    So only GWS & GC played one, the rest are on track. So, only a slight change will see you happy? And your club is tracking as you want them to...
     
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    Im being pedantic but all non Victorian clubs play 20 interstate teams a year.
     
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    ROFL.. Classic !!
    I got nothing...:thumbsu:
     
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    Seems like interstate clubs are being idiots by not renovating their grounds to MCG proportions when doing major renos
     
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    Neither did we if you recall looking at the scoreboard.
     
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    Issue was with AO heritage overlay that wasn't possible.
     
  20. Cainozz

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    West Coast's new training ground has 2 ovals - 1 the exact same size as the MCG and 1 the exact same size as the new Perth Stadium.

    I don't know why clubs haven't done this sooner.
     
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    Well, easy solution.. get another 8 teams in your state.... See if they can each generate 50,000 members each, equal sponsorship, etc etc..

    They only have 1 other team in their state, unless you want them to play with themselves* 18 times a year ..

    (**Sorry.. Bad choice of words)
     
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    I reckon Adelaide will next year.
     
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    Does Adelaide still train at Football Park?
     
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    Glenelg v Collingwood....new Anzac blockbuster
     
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    I am googling that right now.

    Edit' yes they do