Opinion Will Geelong's boutique home ground ruin the Cats final chances?

DavyRed

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No, I say give Geelong 3 games at Kardinia and two of Saints, Bulldogs or North play 2 home games there, so all the money invested in it doesn't go to waste.
Geelong can make the G their main home ground and everyone is happy. Geelong benefit from increased exposure to the G.
Alternatively, buy some real estate on the non-Moorabool St side and widen the ground by 15 meters and make it symmetrical. At the moment there's too much local knowledge needed to win a game there imo.
See, this is where you totally let yourself down. Up to now your OP was just a very average troll post but this latest attempt is so obviously ridiculous that your trolling agenda is laid bare for all to see. You know full well that Geelong should be able to play their homes games at home, including finals. It’s simply up to the rest of the teams to work out how to win there.
 

Dr Awkward

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I don't think this year it will make a difference, Geelong's team is a notch above the past few years. Their best will get it done on the MCG.
 

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Socrates2

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See, this is where you totally let yourself down. Up to now your OP was just a very average troll post but this latest attempt is so obviously ridiculous that your trolling agenda is laid bare for all to see. You know full well that Geelong should be able to play their homes games at home, including finals. It’s simply up to the rest of the teams to work out how to win there.
What's so ridiculous? The Bulldogs play in Ballarat , Hawthorn play in Tassy and Port play in China.
Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula residents barrack for many different clubs.It would give them a chance to see their team.
 

mc snooza

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The funny thing about Kardinia Park is that the goals are not in the middle of the ground due to the Moorabool St side being shorter in width. Check out this picture. It should be in the rules that grounds have to be symmetrical imo.

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Unbelievable don't they sell tape measure's in Geelong..
 

mcgarnacle

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The funny thing about Kardinia Park is that the goals are not in the middle of the ground due to the Moorabool St side being shorter in width. Check out this picture. It should be in the rules that grounds have to be symmetrical imo.

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this adjustment happens at all grounds as the centre circle and goal squares wear down quite a bit due to repeated use.
 

mcgarnacle

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You can see from the picture a few posts back that the grounds not symmetrical, it's not due to wear and tear.
there's nothing wrong with it not being symmetrical. baseball stadiums aren't uniform. soccer/rugby grounds even have different widths. cricket grounds aren't uniform either (look at Trent bridge since the New Stand was built - it's even more lop-sided!) and footy is played on cricket grounds. It gives each venue it's uniqueness.
 

Socrates2

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there's nothing wrong with it not being symmetrical. baseball stadiums aren't uniform. soccer/rugby grounds even have different widths. cricket grounds aren't uniform either (look at Trent bridge!) and footy is played on cricket grounds. It gives each venue it's uniqueness.
It's a multi-million dollar industry , I don't know why they just can't fix it. It's super thin to start with plus one wing is 2 meters shorter than the other, it's utter madness.
 

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winty

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It's a multi-million dollar industry , I don't know why they just can't fix it. It's super thin to start with plus one wing is 2 meters shorter than the other, it's utter madness.
Why the concern? It's not like your team will play there again - not after the sustained bleating around the last time you played there.
 

STPer18

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Didn't we just beat the little Tiggies at the 'Mighty MCG, the Home of Football' to the tune of 67 points? Game should have been played at the run down Punt Road. :drunk:
 

PhatBoy

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The funny thing about Kardinia Park is that the goals are not in the middle of the ground due to the Moorabool St side being shorter in width. Check out this picture. It should be in the rules that grounds have to be symmetrical imo.

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Oh well that explains why no c*** can put a ball between them then.
Because of the lines beside and behind them when they’re kicking
 

PhatBoy

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It's a multi-million dollar industry , I don't know why they just can't fix it. It's super thin to start with plus one wing is 2 meters shorter than the other, it's utter madness.
Cricket is followed by 2 billion people - roughly the same amount of Richmond fans who were denied a ticket to the last KP game if you are to be believed - and its most famous and historic ground slopes nearly two metres from side to side.
 

Chinacats

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Geelong incredibly get 7 to 8 home games at Kardinia Park every year.It's a ground they play well, but it bares little resemblance to the MCG where finals are played.Is this skinny ground ruining their premiership chances?
4/4 at MCG this year. 3 cups in 12 years. The best win anywhere, so I answer ‘no’ to that question . Past finals flops have not been due to the ground. They weren’t good enough.
 

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