Geelong coach Chris Scott has responded to a jibe from Collingwood counterpart Nathan Buckley regarding their fixture.
Buckley took aim at the Cats' favourable draw that sees them play nine home games at GMHBA Stadium with another five matches at the MCG.
“Unfortunately, we don’t get to do it as often as we’d like, and we don’t get 18 home games like Geelong, so we’ve got to get our advantages somewhere, and we try to maximise that as best we can,” he told SEN’s Whateley on Wednesday.
Speaking on SEN's Whateley today, Scott brushed off Buckley’s comments as a failed attempt at humour.
“It doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said.
“Sometimes Bucks tries to be funny and it falls a bit flat at least for me anyway. It’s an attempt at humour, that’s my best guess.”
The 2011 premiership coach then proceeded to question the fairness of Richmond’s remaining six home fixtures at the MCG.
“I’ll tell what I did give a bit of thought to, is the fact that Richmond have won an inordinate number of games in a row at the MCG, and we’re facing that sort of scenario again,” Scott said.
“There is every possibility that Richmond could play their last seven games at their home venue at the MCG, not qualify for a home final, but play their first final at their home venue for the eighth time in a row.
“I think there is some paranoia around the competition about home ground advantage because everyone acknowledges how important it is.
“If you told someone in the US for example that a team could play at the Grand Final venue for the last seven times in a row and then not qualify for a home final but still play the MCG, I think they would laugh at us.”
Geelong are pushing to host a home qualifying final at GMHBA Stadium if it draws an interstate club.
Listen to Chris Scott’s chat on SEN’s Whateley with Gerard Whateley in the player below