They don't have to, the choose to. That's what they have deemed to be their home uniform. That automatically puts the opposition in white shorts, except Sydney and Gold Coast, who seem to be exempt from the white shorts rule.Just because Geelong is the home team, doesn't mean they have to wear navy shorts. It means they get to wear their main jumper in home games.
Yeah, this is something the clubs have really clung onto and it's so outdated.I don't think either team needs to wear white shorts in this case. Removing the white from Brisbane's kit will increase the contrast between the two teams. Navy vs Royal shorts would be fine considering how different the guernseys are here.
I agree that they're would be a little bit more contrast if Geelong went with white shorts but I don't think it's necessary.
Fair enough. If it were Port I'd rather the black guernsey with white shorts than all white, except I wouldn't because superstitions say we've never won a final in the black one.We didn't choose that combination because it looks terrible, White/White looks a million times better
Yeah the white shorts away rule is such a relic and it puts an unnecessary limitation on the aesthetics of alternate kits.Yeah, this is something the clubs have really clung onto and it's so outdated.
Wearing white shorts with a home guernsey to play away against a team that has a big blocks of white on their guernsey actually increases the level of clash.
Nobody should be wearing white shorts with a home guernsey against St Kilda or Collingwood, for example. The worst regular visual matchup in the AFL is Carlton wearing a navy guernsey and white shorts away to Collingwood.
I'm a big believer that Collingwood should market themselves as having 2 home guernseys and they should wear the white based or the black based strip depending on opponent, even when at home. Traditional guernsey every week no matter what. No other club can claim that.
I think Carlton looks pretty slick with white shorts but only if they're playing someone who doesn't have white in their palette e.g. Essendon, Richmond, HawthornWhat teams look good with white shorts and their home top? I can really only say Port and Sydney...
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That's not the rule anymore (Big 4 and most Victorian clubs excepted, as well as Showdowns). Geelong have a white uniform and the AFL puts them in white shorts because that's their new ruling. It's why North changed their jumper because they had this mediocre and archaic view that the white shorts automatically meant they were the away team which is false.They don't have to, the choose to. That's what they have deemed to be their home uniform. That automatically puts the opposition in white shorts, except Sydney and Gold Coast, who seem to be exempt from the white shorts rule.