Ian HarkinModeratorJune 1, 2022 at 2:21 pmPost count: 20530JaseParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 2:27 pmPost count: 10
This is so wrong. And I say that as a Fever member. I would be livid if I’m a Vixens fan and I win the major semi final to not be able to host the decider.mooozParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 2:28 pmPost count: 128
Shock horror, Netball Australia care more about money than the fans.StatsNerd21ParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 2:39 pmPost count: 454
I’m a Fever member too and I agree, this is so unfair. They shouldn’t be selling hosting rights to anywhere, but if they’re determined to then at least host it in Melbourne- Vixens are even more likely to make the GF and Melbourne has two teams so more supporters can come. Netball Australia coming through with poor, unfair decisions yet again.netballmumParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 2:50 pmPost count: 84
Daft idea – do you really want the GF played somewhere that only one set of fans (who this year probably will be there, but in other years may not) are likely to attend?
The travel costs to the West are too prohibitive for most to contemplate travelling (as someone who just visited WA and went to Fever v Vixens game) – it’s not like you can make a day trip of it!Ian HarkinModeratorJune 1, 2022 at 3:12 pmPost count: 20530
We’re aware of news circulating regarding this year’s @supernetball Grand Final, and we understand members and fans across the league will have questions and feedback about this. We’ll provide an update when more information is received from @netballaust in the coming days.
— Melbourne Vixens (@MelbourneVixens) June 1, 2022D-fencrParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 3:16 pmPost count: 427
Of all the places to sell it to! At least sell it to somewhere on the east coast so more people could go. And imagine if Fever don’t even make the GF!
As a Vixens supporter, who had to watch from afar when they won the GF in 2020 but couldn’t play a home game all season, it’s a bit of a slap in the face.schmeetleParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 3:27 pmPost count: 289
Okayyyyy, did Netball Australia get their April 1, June 1 dates mixed up??
This is effen madness!!
And from the sounds of that Vixens tweet, they weren’t aware of it. Has SSN / Netball Australia done this without consultation or at the least informing the clubs??
It’s Mark McGowan’s doing; he cryptically said something a few days ago about attracting a major sport event.moley02ParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 3:31 pmPost count: 140
This is so incredibly unprofessional, no wonder why this sport is looked at as a joke by other codes.JRParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 3:40 pmPost count: 1674
I am going to cry. Just do it the RIGHT way. Any time.
But especially after the last two years. Even this year things are not normal. As someone Covid ‘Careful’ (I’ve changed my adjective from ‘Neurotic’ recently) I haven’t gone to one game during the Team Girls comp or the SSN comp even though I am a Vixens member and have an allocated seat. Given the Covid numbers, and the flu being virulent, the lack of masks and physically distancing at the games has put me off. It’s MY decision I know.
Vixens are top of the ladder, they’ve beaten Fever twice. Even then, having the GF in Melbourne would be a travesty if Vixens weren’t in it.
I have had to go way and cry and swear.JRParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 3:59 pmPost count: 1674
From the Vixens
We’re aware of news circulating relating to the location of this year’s SSN Grand Final, and we understand many members and fans across the league will have questions and feedback about this.
We’ve been advised that Netball Australia is working through the details of their announcement – we will provide our members and fans with an update when more information is received from Netball Australia in the coming days.schmeetleParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 4:00 pmPost count: 289
Now I’ve thought about this, it’s no different to the AFL always (excl Covid) having the Grand Final at the MCG. Regardless of which team deserved to host it.
McGowan gettin back at Melbourne? Wonder if he’ll grant a pointless public holidayJRParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 4:28 pmPost count: 1674
My first reaction to comparing this to always having the AFLM GF at the MCG.
I think it is a bit different – the current comp comes out of the VFL.
Sure, some VFL teams had the MCG as their home game, but all teams besides Geelong were in Melbourne and so it was almost always a ‘home’ final.D-fencrParticipantJune 1, 2022 at 4:56 pmPost count: 427
The key difference between the AFLM GF always being at the MCG and this (apart from the historical beginnings of the AFL from the VFL) is that having the GF at the MCG is a known quantity. It’s always there, the contract is signed something like 30 years in advance.
In this instance, we have two rounds left in the season and the teams are only just finding this out! When they’ve expected all year that being in top spot will get a home semi which will allow them to play for a home GF. It’s totally changing the expectations (and removing known, earned advantages) at the last minute.
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