We'll have 2 home games and five away games by the time this batch is done. Which definitely means the AFL is saving our home games for a possible Tasmanian hub.Tassie aren't opening their doors until July 24. Hopefully we'll get a hub sometime in August-September.
It beggars belief they haven't done this already, to be frank. And particularly with hubs, meaning no travel for some teams for a month at a time. There was always the chance that the season would have to stop for two or three weeks mid-year, and even if teams were playing their sixth game this week instead of their fifth, we'd have been much better placed.Surprised the AFL are sticking with the 'Round' structure - maybe that's changing after Round 7. I'd be looking at condensing the year - putting on whatever game you can, where you can with some teams having 4 days breaks, others not playing for 10-11 days. It doesn't matter that all sides have played the same amount of games come every Sunday night. Play games through the week. Just get the season done ASAP.
Do you notice the length of the grass affecting how well the ball bounces? Yes. The surface at Metricon is a lot spongier, so you have to use a bit more force to bounce the ball, compared to grounds down south where you don’t have to do much and the ball will bounce right back at you.Metricon at night isn't great for us, right? If I recall we tend to struggle in those conditions.
I agree. If we do this well we will bond and hit our straps together. I get the feeling that is what has been wrong with the boys as well. They are missing their cohesiveness and that is crucial to playing hard contested footy.Hub come at a perfect time for us I reckon
chance to come together regroup and get closer both on and off the field
And we get the bombers and tigers at a good time
this five week hub is a crossroads for our season and I think we may actually come out better than we expect
But if all the teams adjust to living and playing up there - aside from the ‘crowd’ - do they still have a home ground advantage?I reckon Brisbane are now clear premiership favorites. This whole mess of a fixture will result in them playing around 14 games in QLD I reckon.