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4 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

If they qualify for a home final they will request - and be granted - a home final

So if we have to play them or the dogs do and say they are letting 50 or 60 percent crowds in by then they will play it at gmhba. I seriously doubt it.

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26 minutes ago, Tricky said:

186 times somewhere that can't be named

i think it's onto it's fourth name change since then - hopefully alphabet soup stadium holds no fears for us in the final round of the regular season (or beyond if we're scheduled to play a fans-free 'away' final there)

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I hate the Cats (real cats too) and went straight to outrage when I read the story on the AFL site but I couldn’t maintain it when I realised that a home team wanted to play match at home instead of away. Seems reasonable 

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9 hours ago, Tricky said:

186 times somewhere that can't be named

Heh! I was there for that game in amongst the Geelong supporters. Staring off into the middle distance for 3 and half quarters.

I've said it a few times here, but the comeuppance was when they celebrated Corey Enright's 300 *prior* to the match with plenty of fanfare. It felt like they believed the home win was a foregone conclusion.

 If I recall Bernie Vince played a blinder down here and we won by perhaps 3 goals. It was deathly silence. And instead of staring off into the middle distance... I stared every [censored] in the eye... ?

Anyway, 186 wasn't Geelong's doing. It was the MFC's doing.

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I got laid on the day of 186 (by a Collingwood supporter no less, and some serious kinky stuff too, possibly enough to make @Bitter but optimisticblush). Beautiful memories. Life goes on. The crazy thing was that we were still in the hunt for the finals. We tanked out the last end of 2011. Go cats. We've destroyed them in every important match over the past few years. May it continue. Does anyone really give a [censored] about that retirement home down the road? 

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I guess if its their home game its fair enough.

What I will say is that the cats are a good side but their home advantage is one of the biggest around if you look at their success there.

Its akin to having to rock up to Victoria park or Windy Hill.

Take it away and they would be a much lesser team over the last twenty odd years.

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9 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

I guess if its their home game its fair enough.

What I will say is that the cats are a good side but their home advantage is one of the biggest around if you look at their success there.

Its akin to having to rock up to Victoria park or Windy Hill.

Take it away and they would be a much lesser team over the last twenty odd years.

Or take away your Melbourne goggles. I once drove from Melbourne to Geelong. Had to get in the car. It's a different place. 

 

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19 hours ago, Sydee said:

So these flogs have apparently requested a change of venue for their next round clash against Richmond 

moving it from MCG as scheduled to Geelong 

what a complete joke I really hope the AFL put them back in their tiny filthy box 

Hahahahahahaha *breathes in* hahahahahaha

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18 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

In a round about way that’s not great. The less practice Geelong get at the G the better for us come finals. 
But also, suck it Geelong. 

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On 7/17/2021 at 8:05 AM, FarNorthernD said:

I hate the Cats (real cats too) and went straight to outrage when I read the story on the AFL site but I couldn’t maintain it when I realised that a home team wanted to play match at home instead of away. Seems reasonable 

You are a terrible human

:P

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35 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

I'd love to know the reasoning behind this.

The chance of there being a crowd greater than GMHBA's capacity is probably 0%. Why must the game be played at the MCG?

Probably because the AFL has bigger issues to deal with than Geelong’s sooking. Even with no crowd moving games and venues is a big job. 
AFL doesn’t need to waste their precious little time on this bull crap. 

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3 hours ago, OhMyDees said:

Top 4 worst case scenario.

We finish 3rd or 4th and have to play Geelong. 
COVID-19 lockdown still in place and Cats successfully appeal to AFL to hold QF at Kardinia…

I think that's right.

If we finish 3rd or 4th, in all likelihood 1 and 2 are the Dogs and Geelong.

I'm sure it's possible that, say, Port doesn't lose again and finishes top 2, whilst one of the Dogs and Geelong collapses worse than we do so that we finish above them.

Most likely outcome, you'd think, is Dogs/Geelong top 2, we finish 3-4. Otherwise we slide further and drop to 5th or 6th.

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I hate the thought of agreeing with Geelong, it's a bit like agreeing with Nigel Farage. However, trying to take all bias out of it, why can't they play their game at home when there are no crowd capacity issues? Why don't Richmond have to play there like we do?

Am I missing something from over here?

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19 hours ago, BDA said:

The cats are a bunch of insufferable whingers

but asking for your home game at your home ground is hardly unreasonable

If i was a Geelong fan i'd be annoyed. Fans can't attend so commercially doesn't make much of a difference - why not play at their home ground which suits them better.

 

But also ahaha @ Geelong. 

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37 minutes ago, UK Demon said:

I hate the thought of agreeing with Geelong, it's a bit like agreeing with Nigel Farage. However, trying to take all bias out of it, why can't they play their game at home when there are no crowd capacity issues? Why don't Richmond have to play there like we do?

Am I missing something from over here?

It’s a joke that all Victorian clubs don’t have to play there like us. But that aside, you can’t just move venues at the drop of a hat. The AFL is dealing with so much trying to keep the season going. 
Geelong’s minor inconvenience is literally the last of anyone’s concerns. That they even bring it up right now shows what a complete bunch of arrogant self centered [censored] they are. 

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