- Oct 2, 2019
- AFL Club
- West Coast
I don't think it has anything to do with how sustainable Melbourne is. We have played them either at our home ground or in Alice Springs.Its not a swing and a roundabout
Melbourne are one of too many clubs in one city - we play them away from the mcg because they are one of the unsustainable vic clubs
Every year we dont play them at the g is a valuable mcg expereience game weve lost
Bare in mind i think that's more so the fault of the VFL not giving us MCG games very often.
FWIW, I actually like the Alice Springs game, it is a beautiful ground, fits with our clubs identity well, and is half the distance to Melbourne.
We ask (and receive) 3 games at the MCG every year, and have done so for a while now. We play more games at the MCG than any other club that is not an MCG tennant, including the Victorian clubs that are based at Marvel.
Club Number of MCG Games in 2020
Adelaide - 2
Brisbane - 2
Fremantle - 1 (in round 1)
Gold Coast - 1
GWS Giants -2
North Melb - 1
Port Adelaide- 2
St Kilda Saints - 2
Sydney Swans - 2
Western Bulldogs - 3
West Coast Eagles - 3
We also have a home ground that is far wider than when we had issues at the MCG, and we have a training ground with MCG dimensions. Since the beginning of 2018 we have won 7 of our last 9 games at the MCG. Whatever results we have at the MCG this year, it will have nothing to do with where we played Melbourne Demons. There are so many legitimate issue about the fixture (always going to Tassie & arguably too many trips to GMHBA). Complaining about us not getting enough games at MCG is somewhat lacking in perspective.