Geelong coach Chris Scott has taken another swipe at the AFL for its finals fixturing.
The Cats locked up a top-two finish on Saturday night after defeating Carlton by 68 points at GMHBA Stadium.
It sets up a qualifying final against Collingwood in a fortnight, however, Geelong will ‘host’ the clash at the MCG, the Magpies’ home ground.
Scott was wound up again when discussing the September schedule, even questioning why the Grand Final is played at the ‘G.
“I’m going to take it away from the Geelong thing, because anyone who’s not a Geelong supporter just considers it whingeing,” Scott told reporters post-match.
“The one thing I will say is that most normal people know the system is wrong. There can be no doubting that it’s wrong.
“But it is what it is. West Coast and Brisbane, GWS for that matter, maybe the Crows and Port, have to come and win a grand final, probably at their opposition’s home ground as well. The system’s bizarre. So you need to be that little bit better. Which West Coast were last year.
“Are we confident we’re that? We’re hopeful. We’ve had a good preparation. We’ve given ourselves every chance. Now whether we can go and beat teams that play 15 games at the MCG every year, including probably 10 or 12 in a row, is yet to be seen. But we’re up for the challenge.”
The MCG signed a deal least year to ensure it hosts the AFL decider until 2057.