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10 hours ago, Macca said:

It was a lot different when we weren't very good ... we were in that lower bracket of Melbourne teams shunted around everywhere.  Like it or not we had to cop it until we came good

But we're coming off a flag and despite what the naysayers would have you believe, our crowd numbers have been more than acceptable this season

We are pushing 65,000 members yet only 500 Demon supporters can attend the game played on a wintry Thursday night.  Terrible scheduling

I'm all for more prime-time FTA games But they need to get the right match-ups in the right city's on the right days

Demons at Cats on a wintry Thursday night doesn't come into 2 of those categories

It wasn't so long ago that maximising crowd numbers was no.1 on the agenda

So we get to watch a game at home or at the pub when the venue is 1 hour away

Play the game at Docklands under the roof and compensate the Cats home ground loss with a higher dividend when they hand out the cash at year's end

Mind you, anywhere, anytime, anyway still applies with regards to the winning of the game.  But that's not my point

It's the people's game so allow the supporters to attend a blockbuster fixture

Rant Over!!!

To be fair, not one cats supporter down this way (that I’ve spoken too, and it’s a lot of them) wants this game on a Thursday night either.

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I've been roped into a work function on Thursday night so I won't be able to watch the game. not happy

Wouldn't it be nice to a have a Saturday 1.45pm afternoon game at the G. Will we ever be scheduled for one of those again?

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Geelong not really blaming a virus for last year's prelim final but actually are still, today's sun.

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1 hour ago, Gorgoroth said:

To be fair, not one cats supporter down this way (that I’ve spoken too, and it’s a lot of them) wants this game on a Thursday night either.

Yes, but they’re not complaining about the venue, are they. 

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2 hours ago, Supermercado said:

This is what you get following a team that hasn't bottomed out since colour TV was invented. Imagine going into so many games confident of a win that it's a surprise when you're expecting to lose.

LOL, this is a great point. I have (too) many Essendon… excuse me for a sec… 🤮… supporters in my life and they’re currently enjoying the season knowing they have no hope of making the finals. They still go to games but are super chill about what’s unfolding.

KEEP THE FAITH, CATS FANS!

YA NEVER KNOW!!! 

😜

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22 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Demons are going ok

“OK”  LOLZ!

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23 minutes ago, loges said:

Geelong not really blaming a virus for last year's prelim final but actually are still, today's sun.

The 'virus' is always mentioned followed by "Not that they're using it as an excuse". 

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12 hours ago, He de mon said:

I hate Geelong withh a passion, but now I like playing them becaue it give us another chance of twhpping their @sses. The only thing better than beating them after the siren in Rd 23 would have been do it in front of packed house of their feral supporters. Bring on Thursday night!

There is every chance that the late 50m penalty paid to Lever would not have been paid had there been a coercive full house of feral cats

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9 hours ago, Ben E said:

Here’s something I prepared earlier.

Guess which team (other than Geelong, of course) has played the most times at Kardinia Park this century?

Melbourne. 18 times.

Guess which team has played the least times?

Collingwood. Zero. (Oh and Essendon once, Hawthorn and Carlton thrice.)

The lack of integrity and fairness in the fixture is, to me, the biggest blight on our great game. What elite, professional sporting league in the world would allow such a discrepancy to occur, where an ‘away’ team, a so-called big club, doesn’t play at another team’s home venue for over 20 years, while another team plays there almost every friggin’ year? It infuriates me.

It’s like telling Manchester United they don’t need to play at Bournemouth, ever, while Liverpool does.

I am sick to death of the fixture’s inherent inequity, and our collective acceptance of it (or is it apathy).

If we can’t have a pure 34-game home-and-away season (which would be fair and ideal for an 18-team comp), then let’s have a 17-game season. Play each team once, alternate between playing at home one season and away the next, no questions asked, no compromises entertained. Collingwood plays down at Geelong, it’s a sell-out, so be it.

People forget that for the first 90 years of the VFL, the fixture was built on playing each team twice, home and away. There were 8 teams and 14 rounds in the first VFL season in 1897. This nonsense that we have to be wedded to a 22-round season no matter the number of teams we have is, well, nonsense. The 22-round season only came into effect when the league had expanded to 12 teams in 1925. When the league moved to 14 teams in 1987, the season inexplicably remained at 22 rounds. 

Now, of course, the fixture is a complete mess having strayed more and more from first principles, leading to the quite absurd scenario pointed out at the top of this post and illustrated in the attached table.

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Great post - this is, as we already know a complete and utter farce from a fixturing perspective

I would really like our CEO to forcefully put to the AFL that our annual trip to this dung heap should be replaced by Rich, Carl, Haw, Ess and of course the filth until such time as they all rack up 18 appearances down there 

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13 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

There is every chance that the late 50m penalty paid to Lever would not have been paid had there been a coercive full house of feral cats

Thankfully, we will never know.

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2 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Still the best.

The stories I will tell about that game:

Grandad, why is there no one at the game?

‘Well, Pfizer, it’s because the whole town of Geelong were locked out of events because they were a feral people. Terrible body odour and behaviour to match.’

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2 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

It’s Geelong’s home game so they should be able to play it where they want.

The issue I have is that only certain teams have to play there.

Oh, and that their stadium is totally tax payer funded.

Yep, agree. Pies and Bombers played there last when??

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1 minute ago, Red But Mostly Blue said:

Yep, agree. Pies and Bombers played there last when??

Haha just saw @Sydeepost on this - excellent stuff (although really frustrating/maddening). Thank you :-)

Mind you, the terror there is that for much of our darkest days, we were lumped playing one of the most in form teams of the 2000s at their home ground. Almost like it was an intentional kick in the guts.

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8 minutes ago, Red But Mostly Blue said:

Haha just saw @Sydeepost on this - excellent stuff (although really frustrating/maddening). Thank you :-)

Mind you, the terror there is that for much of our darkest days, we were lumped playing one of the most in form teams of the 2000s at their home ground. Almost like it was an intentional kick in the guts.

I have emailed the club and asked them to follow up with the AFL - we can all rejoice if something comes of it 

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Why play the best side in Geelong when you’re gonna have to play them at the G come finals?

Then again Geelong has been all about making finals and doing stuff all while there for a while now. 

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On 7/4/2022 at 11:00 AM, BDA said:

Happy memories

 

I believe that Hercule Poirot, that most famous detective in the whole world, would have detected in that sequence of events,  a significant lack of exercise of the little grey cells, especially by that (Geelong) number 26 whose effort was piddling and pathetic although, perversely,  and at the same time, entirely satisfactory and satisfying 

and on second thoughts, he probably was exercising all the little grey cells he possesses 

Edited by Crompton's the man
just clarifying that it’s Tom Hawkins who is the hero of that day as he stood back and watched
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12 hours ago, Ben E said:

Here’s something I prepared earlier.

Guess which team (other than Geelong, of course) has played the most times at Kardinia Park this century?

Melbourne. 18 times.

Guess which team has played the least times?

Collingwood. Zero. (Oh and Essendon once, Hawthorn and Carlton thrice.)

The lack of integrity and fairness in the fixture is, to me, the biggest blight on our great game. What elite, professional sporting league in the world would allow such a discrepancy to occur, where an ‘away’ team, a so-called big club, doesn’t play at another team’s home venue for over 20 years, while another team plays there almost every friggin’ year? It infuriates me.

It’s like telling Manchester United they don’t need to play at Bournemouth, ever, while Liverpool does.

I am sick to death of the fixture’s inherent inequity, and our collective acceptance of it (or is it apathy).

If we can’t have a pure 34-game home-and-away season (which would be fair and ideal for an 18-team comp), then let’s have a 17-game season. Play each team once, alternate between playing at home one season and away the next, no questions asked, no compromises entertained. Collingwood plays down at Geelong, it’s a sell-out, so be it.

People forget that for the first 90 years of the VFL, the fixture was built on playing each team twice, home and away. There were 8 teams and 14 rounds in the first VFL season in 1897. This nonsense that we have to be wedded to a 22-round season no matter the number of teams we have is, well, nonsense. The 22-round season only came into effect when the league had expanded to 12 teams in 1925. When the league moved to 14 teams in 1987, the season inexplicably remained at 22 rounds. 

Now, of course, the fixture is a complete mess having strayed more and more from first principles, leading to the quite absurd scenario pointed out at the top of this post and illustrated in the attached table.

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It's amazing we've been there so much compared to other sides. I actually really enjoy going down there so I'm glad it happens, but completely unfair from a footy perspective. 

I can't believe they ask to have a home final at Kardinia when they play some home games at the G. Cant have it both ways cats.

Actually there were 18 rounds for 12 teams for decades. They only moved to playing each team twice in the 70s I reckon. But I agree it's very micky mouse. Poms can't believe it when you tell them.

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We've beaten them the last 3 times we've played them including a prelim shellacking. And don't forget we fixed em up in the 2018 elimination final too. These bastards loved sinking the boot in when we were rubbish. Let's them make our bunnies for a decade.

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2 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

It’s their home ground. Why would they be complaining?

I meant that they shouldn’t be complaining at all. They have a cheek complaining about ANY aspect of ANY game that is played at that pimple on the face of the earth. 

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12 minutes ago, dl4e said:

I hate Geelong.

Short elegant and I think I can see what you mean.

However where is your compassion, they had a virus, soon to be canonized Tom Stewart (Chris Scott said that, so it must be) is absent, Danger doesn't have his premiership yet, they have to play at home in the cold and they dont make excuses (we know because Chris says that a lot). 

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