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I called it last Month https://www.theroar.com.au/2020/01/15/port-adelaide-must-be-considered-a-2020-afl-premiership-threat/

Ken Hinkley's bullish pre-season prediction for the Power raises eyebrows

They picked up Pickett in the draft to assist in the forward line and I think that’s pretty handy but I agree that the back line and disposal efficiency going forward was their biggest issue last year Their other problem was failure to convert due to a game plan that was too easy for the opposition to read). I am far from convinced that they are ready to move up the ladder.

What do the AFL clubs want for Christmas, and what does the new year hold? Part two

Firstly remember that the AFL allocates an even number of “Home Games” per team, this is a financial balance, in theory, between revenue at the ground being split for each game. The “Home Team” gets the main share of the revenue at that game.
My personal Viewpoint to improve Financial equity is simple:
Make more “Home Games” a more even split ,financially, between the two playing teams, This will benefit the other teams in Melbourne (North Melbourne, St Kilda, Melbourne) but not the rich big following teams like Richmond, Collingwood, Essendon, The flip side is that visiting interstate and local teams will have a financial incentive to play away games. Teams like Sydney, GWS, Freemantle and Gold Coast would also benefit.
On a separate note I also have believed, for a long time now, that the active playing lists should be expanded and an increase in interchange players is required to make the game for strategic and reduce player workloads and assist teams to manage the impact on travel for players (although some may disagree and simple say we should shorten the game). In soccer as an example teams have 11 starting players but can swap out 5 per game and a squad of 25.
On these numbers AFL teams (who play 15minutes more active play per game) in a game that is can be very contact physical AFL teams should have over 10 substitutes available per game and list sizes at least 10 more than current levels. (I know the games are different etc. I just think a number of substitutes and list amounts should be tweaked higher)

The AFL fixture is biased towards Victorian clubs

agreed. Only the Will of the AFL is stopping them giving more than 12 Games to the teams away from Victoria.

Who says they cant allocate extra “home games” to teams outside of Victoria in attempt to distribute the travel load more equitably and make it a truly National game that that is balanced in terms of:
1. Everybody plays each other twice (no draw lucky dip)
2. Every plays in their home city equitably
Its not hard I mean we are talking about moving two games from each Victorian team to interstate locations.
At least this way the difference in home city advantage would be one or 2 games not 6 like Melbourne had last year or 5 like Collingwood, North Melbourne, Richmond and The Western Bulldogs had.

The AFL fixture is biased towards Victorian clubs

It was the firsrt time they left Melbourne for 8 weeks! Well rested I guess 😊 😂

The AFL fixture is biased towards Victorian clubs

I think You Nailed it! @GoalsOnly!!

The AFL fixture is biased towards Victorian clubs

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The AFL fixture is biased towards Victorian clubs

Its not home games we are talking about its “home city games” that Victorian Clubs get as away games. When you get 16 to 18 games in your home city e.g. Melbourne as apposed to 12 (Non Victorian teams) that’s 4 to 6 extra games of almost no travel. Teams get the same amount of home games (where they are designated the “home team”) but a trip to Ettiad Stadium or the Cattery is hardly away.

The AFL fixture is biased towards Victorian clubs

well Gold Coast cant take him (no spots left on their list now)

Gold Coast must ruin everything and pick up Jack Martin

yes. basically most clubs will have a couple of spots for de-listed players that they will re-add as rookies (within AFL guidelines) also like in Ports case a father son like Burgoyne is automatically added as their first rookie draft choice. Its a cheaper / less risky way of adding a player to your list. sometimes it because the club thinks that the de-listed player is less risk (or even better) than what is currently left in the draft pool.

2019 AFL Draft Day 2 wrap: Every player picked

like the plan… but you have to do this one first ” trade 20 and 22 for Geelongs pick 14 in order to get Robertson” before someone offers a bid on Henry you cant wait until an offer comes then do it. Then use 14 for Henry, 15 for Stephens etc…

Trade period and draft analysis: Fremantle Dockers

yes correct now that means that GWS get another top player with pick 4 and Green for their next pick , pick 40! great bargain basement shopping!

Trade period and draft analysis: Adelaide Crows

I would note that because Port did this change, teams that were going to force ports hand with Mead with a pick before pick 29, will not bother now as there is no point (its basically a strategy to force a bid / pick use)

Port make a 2019 draft Power play in pick-swap with Brisbane

Yeah bit out of shape is he? the video shows that most of the two following groups were on the same last lap

Port make a 2019 draft Power play in pick-swap with Brisbane

not necessarily, what is does is change the selection landscape of the other teams selections, some teams may want to force you to use your higher picks on your father son so that they get a selection you may want lower down the order (example Adelaide have selection 23, 28 and 37 they could have made a bid on Mead with selection 23 forcing port to use 29 on Mead reducing the ability of port to nab someone they may now get slipping to 37) is more like a game of strategy than pick value. if I was a selector i would be doing my darnedest to make sure sure that the opposition teams really want a quality father son they had to pay overs for him – Tom Green is a prime example If I was Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney i would force GWS to use their top pick on him because if they don’t then GWS can use pick their next pick (pick 59!!!) to get an elite talent

Port make a 2019 draft Power play in pick-swap with Brisbane

Its actually remarkably similar to the successful strategy last year when they swapped picks with Fremantle to end up with picks 6, 11, 16 which was a resounding success!! Getting Rozee, Butters and Duursma three big ticks!

Port make a 2019 draft Power play in pick-swap with Brisbane

Yeah I get your point, but the point is they have their eyes on 3 other kids they think will go top 20 and this way they have less risk of having to use one of the 3 top 20 picks on Mead (who almost certainly would have gone before pick 29 – forcing them to use that) its not about point value per pick its about getting 4 players that could all easily be top 30 picks

Port make a 2019 draft Power play in pick-swap with Brisbane