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Not such a fierce debate with other sports, but a recent study across a number of sports worldwide including soccer shows that home teams win more often. When there is no crowds, the % for home team wins reduces substantially.

How Geelong could quickly become the laughing stock of the AFL

The AFL agreed for Port to wear the prison bar jumpers for heritage games. They don’t have heritage games now. So Port have asked to wear the jumper in showdowns. Same approval, just different games. What’s the difference?

Eddie McGuire is seething that Port Adelaide wants to wear the prison bars

An article recently looked at different sports across the world and compared results from home games with crowds & then without crowds due to Covid 19. The stats show in every sport the % of games won on home ground without crowds dropped substantially. Based on that, Geelong are not under the pump.

How Geelong could quickly become the laughing stock of the AFL

The first week will be ok, but after that keeping players up will be a huge task. They have no where to hide, in each other’s pockets. Convrsations will be about footy 24/7. Players need a break, variety in their routine. That is the challenge that non hub clubs will not have.

The six stories to play out in AFL season 2020

15 is not enough to do this column justice.

The 15 most irritating Collingwood moments of all time: Part 3

Yeah in hindsite they probably go hand in glove. I think being positive is the key. I think the slow play was an instruction. Ross was extremely structured, thought that was even more important than skills. So the players positive instinct was gone. Need to keep to the plan.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

Geez a lot of concern there. “The vast majority of Australians can not afford/justify the expense to travel interstate to watch their sports teams”. So let’s make this only for the privilidged Vics. Let’s not make it so a few more non Vics can get to see THEIR team play.

The AFL to apologise for Perth being far away

“If you have the bucks you have the option to go.” Rubbish, not if you’re a Non Victorian….you need a bank loan, an extra $2 plus grand per person outside of Victoria. Have the GF in Melbourne, just make it easier for those outside Victoria.

The AFL to apologise for Perth being far away

So you don’t want WA to secede?

The AFL to apologise for Perth being far away

No not with Qantas/Virgin. The AFL has an agreement with Virgin I believe to fly clubs which would come with an agreed rate. Just negotiate that for fans as well. Pretty easy & a great goodwill gesture by the AFL. But it ain’t important to the AFL. Bring the costs down for non Victorians? It is not doing things like that what gets me going.

The AFL to apologise for Perth being far away

Thanks….about time you Vics apologised.

The AFL to apologise for Perth being far away

I agree he had a lot of areas where he wasn’t good. The family friendly yet firm approach by Longmuir I believe will bring about the biggest improvement in Freo. Back in our grand final playing era we had a few stars and a lot of goers. That doesn’t win GF’s. You need a better balance, with more stars supported by the team approach guys. I think we are on the right track though. Not sure if we will see much from this year given the unusual season….most experts say this is not ideal for Freo but we need to make the most of it.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

It’s Nother area that J-Lo will work on. Every star midfielder has a work horse that paves the way for him. Cousins & Judd had Jones & Selwood to give them more of a free run. All clubs do it, some better than others. Dusty is the most undefensive (is that a word) player there is, but his team mates cover for him. Well done Tigers, it’s a team game after all.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

Not a Lyon fan in the end, but I don’t think he left the club in ruin. There is real talent & they have all had a good grounding in the defence side of the game which is what coaches teach first when rebuilding. Now need Longmuir’s attack & his family friendly approach to come through.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

More goals per game would be good, but Ross did play Hogan up the ground, midfield even. So goals wasn’t the indicator for Hogan. Although I can’t imagine why he was played midfield when we needed a moving above average size forward. If Sturt can get going, a big if given his age & injuries already, then maybe we can utilise Hogan in different roles.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

No not difficult & not negative. It is obvious that the Tigers had a win on this. I find it really difficult to understand your logic given the fact you think that the Tigers having 8 games in a row on there home ground is not a great bonus for the Tigers, yet you think this is a positive for the Eagles. And the original fixture is dead & buried so is irrelevant. If we got into that all the lesser teams would be up in arms.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

Maybe, but the Longmuir appointment might mean option 1.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

Yeah would work. The Richmond/Carlton thing isn’t even a hangover form the VFL days.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

Agree with you. There was also a lot of commentary around Hogan when he played….he was hanging back rather than hitting the lead. This is the hardest thing for a backman to stop, and it also creates room for the big guys taking the clunk. Our biggest problem is a lack of positive movement in the forward half.

Four burning questions for Fremantle ahead of the AFL restart

And added to that, yes more of a home ground, but the Eagles would have played 2 games at the venue when this game starts, hardly a home ground advantage.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

I think an eagles supporter, and I’m not one, in priority would rather a home game in Perth followed by a home game in either Qld or an away game at the G as being equal. But to not having to play the Eagles in Perth is a big win for the Tigers, and they use up an away game, so more games at the G. Wins everywhere for the Tigers. Minimal positives for the Eagles & the rest.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

I think only a Richmond supporter could see this as not being a huge bonus for the Tigers when you are playing your biggest competitor for the flag, on neutral ground, being an Eagles home game, the Eagles being in a hub & not playing having to fly & play in Perth.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

Lol

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

And it’s an Eagles home game. Go figure.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5

I am sure that Emirates are pretty happy with Collingwood’s exposure & pay them accordingly. The more you are seen on TV the more your sponsor will pay.

AFL unveils fixtures up to Round 5