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[quote=Robbo]Caseyscorp, It is on best fit not on poistion. Port Melbourne will play their final at Port regardless of result against Willy this week. It is just a matter of whether a game will be played at Box Hill or Casey Fields.[/quote]
Regardless of "best fit", if Willy beat Port & finishes 2nd, and Port finishes 3rd, watch the feathers fly as Willy tries to get a "home" final.

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Of course it should be played at Williamstown if the seagulls win, likewise if Port win it should be at Teac Oval.
The fools running the VFL should state this now therefore the prize for winning on Saturday for the arch rivals is a home final.
Grow some balls VFL !!!

Robbo

I say again I got an email from AFL Victoria on Monday Port will be playing at Port regardless of result of Saturday's game.

footyman

That genuinely stinks Robbo, because Port are very, very hard to beat at home. If Willy finish higher, they deserve to host a final at Point Gellibrand.

This has been an issue for years - this "best fit" thing is a nonsense. Time to ditch it and come up with a fair system - perhaps 1st and 2nd should be guaranteed home finals in week 1. Or as I've said before, do away with the ABC coverage on the Sunday in Week 1 and play all four finals at the grounds of 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th with the ABC showing just the Saturday game as per normal.

digs

[quote=footyman]That genuinely stinks Robbo, because Port are very, very hard to beat at home. If Willy finish higher, they deserve to host a final at Point Gellibrand.

This has been an issue for years - this "best fit" thing is a nonsense. Time to ditch it and come up with a fair system - perhaps 1st and 2nd should be guaranteed home finals in week 1. Or as I've said before, do away with the ABC coverage on the Sunday in Week 1 and play all four finals at the grounds of 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th with the ABC showing just the Saturday game as per normal.[/quote]

IF ? the Roosters finish on top there is no certainty that they will host a final.
The best fit scenario is bulls**t.
Just reward the teams that deserve the home games by finishing ahead of their opponents.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

rooster

Box Hill will get a home final by Hook or by Crook !!! :bigsmile:

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Williamstown will be absolutely fuming if they do beat Port and finish second and have to play at Port again the following week.
Absolute crap that the lower ranked teams can play at home during the first week of finals against their higher ranked opposition.
What happens to the reward for finishing higher ?
The only fairest way to do in week one is for teams one, two, five and six all play at home in week one. Forget about Teac Oval. No arguements and you know where you stand. Unless of course Port finishes one, two, five or six.

Week two and three all finals at Teac Oval.

The Grand Final ?? If Shocklands is a flop again this year forget about it.
Hopefully they can get a better crowd this year.
Jury of course is out to where the GF would be played in 2010 if this years GF is poor again.
But for the first week of finals is so simple, reward the teams 1,2,5 and 6 a home ground advantage for week one. How simple is this.

You can bet your balls Box Hill would have a home final for week one irrispective of where they will finish. Long odds on. Phar Lap odds.

Mustang

If Box Hill get a home final it will be because:

1. It will most likely play an AFL Reserves team, each without a suitable venue to host a VFL final.

2. City Oval is a well appointed venue with outstanding playing surface, player facilities and (now) social amenities.

3. City Oval is a popular venue with a proven ability to attract spectators.

The real mystery here is why does Port Melbourne remain the VFL's venue of choice for the finals series? It has many, many shortcomings for finals games. Is it just to appease the ABC so they can set up there for 3 weeks and not have to relocate their OB unit? The ABC who support the competition so well that they won't broadcast the Grand Final live this year for the first time since the 1980s?

footyman

[quote=Mustang]
The real mystery here is why does Port Melbourne remain the VFL's venue of choice for the finals series? It has many, many shortcomings for finals games. Is it just to appease the ABC so they can set up there for 3 weeks and not have to relocate their OB unit? The ABC who support the competition so well that they won't broadcast the Grand Final live this year for the first time since the 1980s?[/quote]Port = location. Central. 2km from the city. Plenty of shelter for spectators if it rains.

I hate Box Hill City Oval, sorry but its a huge, wide, difficult viewing ground that is not spectator friendly. It has limited shelter if its wet and poor car parking.

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It will be the first time since 1966 the VFA/VFL have not had the GF televised live ??
The replay of this years GF will be shown at the delayed time of 10pm with also a replay at midday on AFL Grand Final day. How many people would watch that on midday on AFL Grand Final day. What a joke.

I will be at the VFL GF of course and will pre tape it for 10pm.

So this year will be the first time it won't be televised since Port beat Waverely at North Port in the 1966 VFA GF.
Forty three years run broken.

What would happen if this years VFL GF was a draw ?
Where would the replay be played ?
Shocklands ? Seriously where would it be played because if it was drawn they would have no idea what to do.
Princes/Visy Park is not an option.
If you asked John Hook or Peter Schwab that question you would get a shrug of the shoulders or a blank look ??

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