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We think there's fixture distortion in the mens' comps! What about this in the VFLW?! Check out the games played and the percentages.

May as well book the Showgrounds, put the orange and charcoal and red and white ribbons on the cup, and engrave it with 'Greater Western Sydney' now.

 

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20 hours ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

We think there's fixture distortion in the mens' comps! What about this in the VFLW?! Check out the games played and the percentages.

May as well book the Showgrounds, put the orange and charcoal and red and white ribbons on the cup, and engrave it with 'Greater Western Sydney' now.

 

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Hey Tim

Fixture distortion indeed.

The VFLW Season 2024 fixture featured Sydney and GWS for the very first time.

It gave these teams the opportunity to play some competitive footy heading into the AFLW season.

The 5 game ‘experiment’ took place against AFLW-aligned clubs from Rounds 3-7.

The Victorian-based VFLW opposition sides fielded just a handful of AFLW players and unsurprisingly 80-point thrashings resulted.  

One exception was Collingwood who won by 2 points as they played 15 AFLW players v 19 from Sydney.

The two NSW coaches were disappointed that the opposition clubs did not field more AFLW-listed players. 

The tragedy is that percentage counted in these ‘incursion’ matches which hurts Casey who lost to the Swans by 85 points.

On the bright side the Swans and GWS AFLW teams won’t be playing any more VFLW games and no finals appearances for them either. 

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I gave you the 'Thanks' emoji, @Meggs, but here's some more fulsome thanks, too.

That percentage aspect is a crock! I presume the Giants and Swans played in 2 separate pools, so that all the other teams played one of them, otherwise it's a supercrock!

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Clutching. Straws. Yeah, I know.

Nonetheless, a small smile is allowed...

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/1570243/vflw-dees-nab-thrilling-win

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6 hours ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Clutching. Straws. Yeah, I know.

Nonetheless, a small smile is allowed...

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/1570243/vflw-dees-nab-thrilling-win

Hi Tim,

Meggs ventured to Ikon Park on a perfect Saturday afternoon for the important VFLW clash. 

It was an entertaining match especially while simultaneously listening to a vocal group of injured Casey players trading banter with their playing teammates. 

The language of the Irish players was as colourful as their football.  Sheerin (5) playing her last game before heading home and O’Neill (19) kicked 3 goals between them and were influential all day.  Midfielders McDonald (18) and Mitchell (21) were stand outs too.  

In the end it was a great win by a close-knit group.

Casey is currently 6th on the ladder with 5 and half wins.  There are 3 games remaining (14-game season) and we play 2 teams below us on the ladder at Casey Fields (Collingwood and St Kilda). The other game is against the second-placed Western Bulldogs at Whitten Oval.

Hopefully 2 wins sees Casey make finals.

No Melbourne AFLW players played in the VFLW match given preseason starts in full swing this week. 

Melbourne’s AFLW season starts with Round 1 on Saturday night, 31 August 2024 at the upgraded Mordor (GMHBA) Stadium. 

So, lots of work to do between now and then.   

One week at a time ... 😊 

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