Re: ~~Official AFL 2012 Discussion Thread ~~ ft. GWS
How is a system where the bottom 8 (well, 10 this year) can't overtake those above them? This isn't NASCAR, and when the difference between 8th and 9th in some years comes down to percentages, well, it's just not feasable.
As Mr.Snrub stated, the better teams get the harder schedules in an attempt to provide an extra element of competition and closeness to the premiership. If teams like Geelong, Collingwood, West Coast & Hawthorn got to play GWS, Gold Coast, Port etc twice, then what does that accomplish other than boosting their percentages? Finish high, have a tougher next season. A welcome reward and more exciting viewing.