the better teams play the harder teams twice. we get suns and gws twice because they took our two best chb's 2 years in a row.
It's still ridiculous and an unfair advantage when it can be so easily fixed. Looking at the teams competing for the top 8 this year, well places 5-8, it's so tight between the likes of Adelaide, Carlton, Fremantle, St. Kilda, Essendon, Richmond, Sydney, those with the easier fixtures have more chance of getting to the finals. With 4 points for a win too, it makes such a difference.
Imagine the fuss if teams over here like Everton had to play City, United, Arsenal, Spurs & Chelsea twice while Sunderland had Rovers, Bolton, Wigan, QPR, Wolves twice. It's just so unfair. It's the only thing I don't like about the AFL. Would it be so ridiculous to extend the season so each team plays each other twice and shorten or scrap the finals?
Great win for the Hawks, still not reading too much into it unlike the Richmond & Adelaide fans on Fox about their wins over the Cats & Pies.