Why are Hawthorn hogging the 3:20pm slot?

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Geeze the Hawthorn supporters drop off quick, eh. Clarko forshadows maybe a bit of time in the bottom half and they stay away in droves.
Hawthorn supporters are sooks.

They're glad for Sunday 3.20pm games so they can justify not attending games now that they're mediocre.
 

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It’s not a conspiracy though, the AFL have made it very clear that they want us out of Tasmania.

Giving us a **** load of poorly scheduled games is undoubtedly an attempt to make the HFC board bow to AFL house.
Yeah i read the Kennett comments on Tas.

Ive missed all this - why does the AFL want Hawthorn out of TAS? Isnt the AFL clear that the state cant support a team down there and instead wants clubs visiting regularly?
 

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Yeah i read the Kennett comments on Tas.

Ive missed all this - why does the AFL want Hawthorn out of TAS? Isnt the AFL clear that the state cant support a team down there and instead wants clubs visiting regularly?
They can have Tasmania as their play thing if Hawthorn do not have a contract with the Tassie government.
 

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This was a very decent troll thread, well done. The fact that people are still thinking it is serious shows how good it is!!

In all honesty though, this scheduling is testament to the fact that Hawthorn are not the powerhouse their 'supporters' think they are. As soon as they drop it of contention, they drop back to their natural order with the Bulldogs, Melbourne etc in terms of drawing power.

This is demonstrated unequivocally by crowd numbers this year, tv time slots fixtured and the fact that they need to sell their home games interstate and run pokies venues to make a dollar.

Make no mistake, they are a few bad years away from the bandwagon falling apart.
You're flag favourites and you couldn't get 10,000 of your own fans to show up last Sunday. Oh right, whenever you get **** attendance it's because driving 40 mins is too much effort.

The only reason you aren't the financial equivalent of North or St Kilda is you're handed a taxpayer funded stadium to prop up your rust belt hometown.
 

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Yeah i read the Kennett comments on Tas.

Ive missed all this - why does the AFL want Hawthorn out of TAS? Isnt the AFL clear that the state cant support a team down there and instead wants clubs visiting regularly?
They want North to be the one and only Tassie team.

I heard it first hand from a board member the AFL is doing what it can to push us out of Tassie.
 

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You're flag favourites and you couldn't get 10,000 of your own fans to show up last Sunday. Oh right, whenever you get **** attendance it's because driving 40 mins is too much effort.

The only reason you aren't the financial equivalent of North or St Kilda is you're handed a taxpayer funded stadium to prop up your rust belt hometown.
How do you know how many Geelong fans were at the match genius? It was a North Melbourne home game, yet the commentators noticed there was a very strong Geelong contingent. Indeed, when Ablett was booed, the cheering drowned the boos out.

Obviously the truths I stated cut a bit close to the bone. With 14000 at a home game, the bandwagon is closer to falling apart than even I imagined when I wrote that post.

I don't know if Geelong have ever had less than 15000 to a home game. Hawthorn did once in the last 3 days!
 

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How do you know how many Geelong fans were at the match genius? It was a North Melbourne home game, yet the commentators noticed there was a very strong Geelong contingent. Indeed, when Ablett was booed, the cheering drowned the boos out.

Obviously the truths I stated cut a bit close to the bone. With 14000 at a home game, the bandwagon is closer to falling apart than even I imagined when I wrote that post.

I don't know if Geelong have ever had less than 15000 to a home game. Hawthorn did once in the last 3 days!
14,000 Hawthorn fans vs 10,000 Geelong fans, yet you're the ones on top of the ladder. If you want to play this silly game, it cuts both ways.
 

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No.... It doesn't.... 11 game memberships don't get you into away games. Obviously you are a bit too simple to understand that.... So, it is maybe 1000 with 17 game memberships and 9000 paying above their memberships to go to an away game for Geelong on the weekend. Meanwhile, not even 1 in 6 members turned up to watch Hawthorn play a home game. Bandwagon at its finest!!
 

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No.... It doesn't.... 11 game memberships don't get you into away games. Obviously you are a bit too simple to understand that.... So, it is maybe 1000 with 17 game memberships and 9000 paying above their memberships to go to an away game for Geelong on the weekend. Meanwhile, not even 1 in 6 members turned up to watch Hawthorn play a home game. Bandwagon at its finest!!
Yes it does. This weeks Hawthorn vs Richmond game is a replacement game for Hawthorn members.
 

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Yes it does. This weeks Hawthorn vs Richmond game is a replacement game for Hawthorn members.
Haha, that's because your AFL powerhouse club sells home games to Tasmania....

Normal clubs who play home games in their home state don't get 'replacement games'
 

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Ignore the bottom 2 because they didn't exist for most of the AFL era. Freo weren't in the league for 5 years of it and Port for 7 years of it either.
 

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No.... It doesn't.... 11 game memberships don't get you into away games. Obviously you are a bit too simple to understand that.... So, it is maybe 1000 with 17 game memberships and 9000 paying above their memberships to go to an away game for Geelong on the weekend. Meanwhile, not even 1 in 6 members turned up to watch Hawthorn play a home game. Bandwagon at its finest!!
Another significant factor was no trains on Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein/Glen Waverley lines which is all Hawks heartland.
 

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How do you know how many Geelong fans were at the match genius? It was a North Melbourne home game, yet the commentators noticed there was a very strong Geelong contingent. Indeed, when Ablett was booed, the cheering drowned the boos out.

Obviously the truths I stated cut a bit close to the bone. With 14000 at a home game, the bandwagon is closer to falling apart than even I imagined when I wrote that post.

I don't know if Geelong have ever had less than 15000 to a home game. Hawthorn did once in the last 3 days!
2012 you had less than 14000
 

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2012 you had less than 14000
Ah, yes.... Against Port Adelaide.... Arctic conditions in torrential rain, in a ground which was missing 1/4 of its stands due to a redevelopment!! We also only had 40k members at that stage, so was still almost 33% of our membership numbers.

Makes the excuses from powerhouse Hawthorn seem fairly trivial!
 

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No.... It doesn't.... 11 game memberships don't get you into away games. Obviously you are a bit too simple to understand that.... So, it is maybe 1000 with 17 game memberships and 9000 paying above their memberships to go to an away game for Geelong on the weekend. Meanwhile, not even 1 in 6 members turned up to watch Hawthorn play a home game. Bandwagon at its finest!!
Your club has 5 game Melbourne based members who get into away games for free.
https://membership.geelongcats.com.au/mobile/#/melbourne-5-membership
 

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Ah, yes.... Against Port Adelaide.... Arctic conditions in torrential rain, in a ground which was missing 1/4 of its stands due to a redevelopment!! We also only had 40k members at that stage, so was still almost 33% of our membership numbers.

Makes the excuses from powerhouse Hawthorn seem fairly trivial!
Geelong is like the annoying little brother trying to claim superiority. Kindly go back to the bay and smoke some meth.
 

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Nice retort.....a club who gets 14k to a home game isn't the 'big brother's of any other club!!!
If you put Geelong at the MCG at 3.20pm against GWS would they be able to draw more then 14,000? I think not.

Geelong got 44,000 for an Elimination Final in 2012 against Fremantle at the MCG.

Hawthorn got 72,000 against Sydney in 2014 in a home and away game!
 

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If you put Geelong at the MCG at 3.20pm against GWS would they be able to draw more then 14,000? I think not.

Geelong got 44,000 for an Elimination Final in 2012 against Fremantle at the MCG.

Hawthorn got 72,000 against Sydney in 2014 in a home and away game!
In Geelong, in our home city, at our home ground, I would guarantee we would beat it!! Why make false equivalences?

Also.... Cherry picking games from 7 years ago... Haha hahaha
 
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