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. slugger01

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    But that is only true if you accept my first scenario..

    Perhaps a challenge.. It is not as easy as it seems to construct a draw to meet the following criteria, so that all clubs have the same results:
    1) 22 game season.
    2) Max of 11 home games.
    3) Can only play another team a maximum of twice. Once Home, once away/
    4) The MCG can only do 2 games per week (wear & tear problems) (maybe 3 occasionally)
    Only play Friday night to Sunday (except Public Hol's, where an extra day can be played).

    Go and construct a season's draw, and see how hard it is. Do Freo second-last, and WC last. See how you go. I would actually be very interested to see the results, ans your solution.
     
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    If i could give you 100 likes, i would.

    Very good !!!!
     
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    Centrals would be better. They have won heaps of premierships recently (5 in a row??) (after 50 years of nothing!!)
     
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    Want to go easy on the locals though....but at least Centrals guernsey already looks like an away strip
     
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    Yep, i know where the Centrals locals are..
    Is GMH still making cars by the way???

    ?? They have the RW&B Western Bulldogs strip, don't they? Have they changed?
     
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    Wouldn't mind a training session or 2 on the G for sides that get less than say 4 games on it a year.

    Surely the grass would survive a few light training sessions each week from the 22 players + 1 or 2 emergencies that travel. Which would only involve a bit of circle work and kicking at goal, hardly chewing the surface up.
    Really hope we ban clubs from training on the new Perth stadium surface unless they allow us to train on theirs.
     
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    Yep new EH rolling off the line now.

    Centrals strip is almost Crows design in Western Bulldogs colour scheme. I prefer the old white one with the vertical blue and red slash on the left. They used to lose a lot when they had that jumper.
     
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    Should let the interstate teams on to the grounds for kick to kick after Victorian teams game has finished.
     
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    This.

    It's mind boggling that the dimensions argument is being trotted out. Shows a clear lack of knowledge around the issue.
     
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    Yep, i remember the GT stripe jumper. But white is not very becoming. Even umpires ditched white!!
     
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    Umpired ditched actually umpiring too.
     
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    Such a big powerful club you are...
     
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    White did make Wilbur Wilson look fat.
     
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    The grand final is not the grand final if not played at the home of football. Imagine playing it in Adelaide... haha I mean seriously lol
     
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    The MCG and Etihad get the most games each year. Every club should on average play more away games at each of those two grounds than any other away venue. The MCG and Etihad are the closest things we have to neutral venues.
     
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    I don't know of him, but by the sounds of, he looked anorexic when he took his jumper off??;)
     
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    That wasn't Central's original jumper. Before the white with the GT stripe, they wore a jumper in the style of the current Power top, and before that, their original jumper was actually the Western Bulldogs jumper. Everyone thought the red, white & blue colours came about because a lot of the population in Elizabeth were from England, but the truth is, in their first season Footscray were the Patron of Central District and donated the jumpers. There's a bit of useless trivia for you :)
     
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    You can thank me later....

     
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    I recall OutofTownCrow had a tough day
     
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    Jeez. I heard that TV puts on 10 kilos, and white puts on 10 kilos, but combine them both, and you put on 30 kilos. i wouldn't have believed it until i saw this!!:p

    But seriously, he looks like he was a pretty skillful player..

    Back on the thread topic.. He should have played more games on the MCG !!!! Pity Centrals didn't sell some home games..:D
     
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    He was a gun. Super silky skills.

    Bring back the Escort Cup...mid week SANFL vWAFL v VFL under lights
     
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    So, white was no good for him. I rekon black and white vertical stripes would have pleased him !!

    Escort cup.. LOL. They would have to play in the carpark, because smoking and tobacco advertising is not allowed at any ground any more.

    Oh, and in those days, the players would light a dart and have a shot of whiskey at quarter time. Kids were allowed on the ground at quarter and 3/4 time to hear the coaches address. And learn some language... Bring back those days, i say!!!
     
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    They're not freeloading per se, but they're also not carrying the same economic costs as the Vic clubs towards the expenses of the AFL, a matter that is particularly relevant when you look at the stadium returns.

    Vic clubs bought Docklands for the AFL and at the MCG we both lose a qtr of the best seats to 'AFL members' (getting only token revenue in return) and a significant part of the revenue from the ground goes to the AFL (e.g the multi Million dollar bonuses the AFL collects each year for large crowds).

    Collectively, tens of millions in revenue that 'should' go to the clubs goes to the AFL....a significant burden that only gets levied on Vic clubs.


    I admit 'freeloading' is a bit strong, but Kwality deliberately misleading people by repeating an argument he surely knows to be full of crap annoys me.
     
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    Did you build it to be the no2 stadium?

    If not, then it doesn't really compare to Docklands, does it.