Geelong pick their teams to play on their narrow home ground. Why is anyone surprised when they get found out on the MCG. It’s been happening for 50 years. Instead of complaining about home finals they should make their home ground the same size as the MCG. West Coast did and we are likely to see the result this weekend
You correctly stated that Geelong and the state & local governments have increased the ground capacity to 36,000. What you didn’t mention was that after they spent all that money, they still left the ground 20 meres narrower than the MCG. Why? because it gives them a distinct home ground advantage and gets then into the finals.
Now they are complaining because they cannot bring that home ground advantage into the finals. Instead they have to play at the MCG which is probably the most neutral and fairest ground in Victoria to play a final at.
Gold Coast cannot waste time signing an old champion chasing one last contract. They need someone like a jack Riewoldt would has still got value, is a natural leader and a future coach. If they are going to loose the young bloke King then try to get the maximum they can. The longer they chase mediocrity the more top end talent they will lose
If nothing else it would at least make other clubs chasing King make a reasonable offer
Gold Coast will get a priority pick at the expense of 17 other clubs