Originally Posted by flmmkrz
again I know nothing about this sport but that fremantle team killed me last week is there a reason they'll win this week as opposed to last week when they were supposed to be a lock? returning player, back to home field, injury to opposing team anything?
as you may or may not be aware, the vast majority of the Australian population resides on the East Coast of Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, ...), with the only other notable concentration of population being Perth, which is over on the West Coast (host city for the Hopman Cup). It is roughly a 5-6 flight to travel from coast to coast, thus making it very difficult for players having to cope with the change in timezones. Perth has 2 teams: West Coast eagles (the Federers of AFL) and Fremantle - now, a visiting team has not won a match in Perth since mid-way through last year, and any good side that has some sense of self pride, will bounce back after a poor loss, and this is why I am tipping Fremantle to win this week with ease. For any further queries, don't hesitate to ask