Who gets the Derby?

anchor man

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Dale Alcock may have thrown the cat amongst the pigeons I reckon as king that Fremantle be given the rights to the only Derby for the year.
Going by last years fixtures it should be the Yellas game, but how will the AFL see it.
May not be spectators there, but it will mean quite big money for the sponsor side of it I reckon.
 

Mogumber

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We want the advertising, therefore its more important to us.
They are rolling in it, we not so much!!
It would be fair to be Freo's home game, but between Nisbett and AFL house, we'll get reamed
 

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FreeTK

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Given that there is likely no fans, can't they split the advertising etc?

I don't think it's fair that it's a freo game as according to the fixture it was our home game.

I know up until this point we have been very well off financially, but there is no such thing as a rich club anymore.

We're all dirt broke.
 

mightymouse75

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Given that there is likely no fans, can't they split the advertising etc?

I don't think it's fair that it's a freo game as according to the fixture it was our home game.

I know up until this point we have been very well off financially, but there is no such thing as a rich club anymore.

We're all dirt broke.
Hahaha..
You guys crack me up
 

masai

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Given that there is likely no fans, can't they split the advertising etc?

I don't think it's fair that it's a freo game as according to the fixture it was our home game.

I know up until this point we have been very well off financially, but there is no such thing as a rich club anymore.

We're all dirt broke.
All revenue for this game is given to the WA Footy Commission ?.
 

Freomaniac

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Dont really care to be honest.... This season is going to be a short season.

Whats is it? Freo playing 17 or 18 games? Imagine freo sneak into the finals with 9 wins and 9 losses?
 

Docker82

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Should be neutral.

8 away games
8 homes games
1 neutral game
Someone’s got to be the home side for Admin purposes. Even happens in World Cup finals etc.

As long as both WA clubs get 9 games at Optus Stadium I’m happy enough from a pure footy fixture point of view. The issue isn’t that - it’s sponsorship money. West Coast are in a far better financial position than us but Freo should really be a position where they only struggle through this initially - the club’s existence shouldn’t really be in question unless half the clubs in the country go under first.
 

dont bowl there

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How do you make it a neutral game!!!!
Advertisers are not going to cop that, from either club.
We had the last Derby in 2019, doesn't it make it the Yellas home game this time round?
Seemed to go that way between 2014 and 2017 but has rotated the last two seasons

2012
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2013
Freo(H), Freo(A)
2014
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2015
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2016
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2017
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2018
Freo(H), Freo(A)
2019
Freo(A), Freo(H)

We have had the first derby twice from the past eight seasons, nine if you include the initial 2020 fixtures.
 

anchor man

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Seemed to go that way between 2014 and 2017 but has rotated the last two seasons

2012
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2013
Freo(H), Freo(A)
2014
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2015
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2016
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2017
Freo(A), Freo(H)
2018
Freo(H), Freo(A)
2019
Freo(A), Freo(H)

We have had the first derby twice from the past eight seasons, nine if you include the initial 2020 fixtures.
Thanks for that.I wonder how that has worked out.
 

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yyou

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Given that there is likely no fans, can't they split the advertising etc?

I don't think it's fair that it's a freo game as according to the fixture it was our home game.

I know up until this point we have been very well off financially, but there is no such thing as a rich club anymore.

We're dirt.
EFA :cool: :straining:
 

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