Re: ~~Official AFL 2012 Discussion Thread ~~ ft. GWS
You'll get to the finals with the schedule you've got. Port, Suns, GWS twice; Hawks, Pies, Sydney, Essendon, Carlton once.
It's so ridiculous the AFL when it comes to scheduling. How can it be fair that something like this happens? The finals is all well & good, but why not have every team play each other once, home & away like most sports and the team at the top wins the flag? The season would only run a few more weeks if you take the finals into account. I can't get my head round it. It's like Collingwood barely stepping out of Melbourne last year with the Etihad being a big trip for them.
Looking at our fixtures again, we've got Collingwood, Geelong, Sydney & West Coast twice. It's utter bullshit. It'd be better if the league was split at halfway after everyone's played each team once, then the teams in the top 8 play each other while the bottom 8 do the same like the SPL used to and the initial top 8 can't be overtaken by the bottom teams.