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Tough on the travel for us but harder for our opponents. Rd 9 vs Port Adelaide sees us not travelling coming off a 4 day break.  Port get a 5 day break but travelling from Adelaide.  I'd say this

Meanwhile in Yuendumu ...

They should! To be honest my 34 year old friend is currently on a ventilator fighting for life, not because he was partying, refusing to wear a mask or social distance, but because he is a doctor

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27 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Surely we would play Freo one week, stay in town and play Sydney the week after?

That or play there in Round 15, in Brisbane or Gold Coast Round 16 and Cairns in Round 17.

It's about a two and a half hour flight from Maroochydore to Cairns with very little road transport time to and from each airport. The road trip from Maroochydore to Metricon is just over 2 hours. In other words, there's not much difference in time to travel to Cairns or the Gold Coast to play. Is it more comfortable for the players to be in a bus or a plane for 2+ hours? And does being in a pressurised plane cabin make a difference? I think a plane is more comfortable than a bus (others may disagree) and I don't know the answer to my last question. 

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20 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

We played at 7 different venues in our first 9 games, and with Cairns on the list, we will have played at 9 different venues, at least, in our 17 matches this season.

St Kilda, by comparison? 5 venues so far, a 6th to come.

Adelaide? 3 venues.

And we would've played in Tassie too if the AFL had their way! It's not that they're trying to screw us it's just that they think we're a minnow who won't complain when theyre kicked around - and they're right

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7 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

It's about a two and a half hour flight from Maroochydore to Cairns with very little road transport time to and from each airport. The road trip from Maroochydore to Metricon is just over 2 hours. In other words, there's not much difference in time to travel to Cairns or the Gold Coast to play. Is it more comfortable for the players to be in a bus or a plane for 2+ hours? And does being in a pressurised plane cabin make a difference? I think a plane is more comfortable than a bus (others may disagree) and I don't know the answer to my last question. 

Plus the bus trip to the airport plus check in and wait time plus bus trip from Cairns airport to venue

More like 4.5 hours door to door. Not ideal if done on game day

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15 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Plus the bus trip to the airport plus check in and wait time plus bus trip from Cairns airport to venue

More like 4.5 hours door to door. Not ideal if done on game day

I accept that there's more check-in and wait time for a plane trip than a bus trip, but the trips to and from the airport are really short at both Maroochydore and Cairns. 

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On 8/11/2020 at 2:41 PM, Demonland said:

 

Why have they fixtured this as a night game?

Not a biggie - and the clubs could have asked for it - but the day matches are glorious and it seems like a lost opportunity to best showcase the region when international eyeballs may still be heightened. 

They'll have to put a fluoro reflector on the boundary tree so no one runs into it.  

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Just now, Skuit said:

Why have they fixtured this as a night game?

Not a biggie - and the clubs could have asked for it - but the day matches are glorious and it seems like a lost opportunity to best showcase the region when international eyeballs may still be heightened. 

They'll have to put a fluoro reflector on the boundary tree so no one runs into it.  

I assume because it is what the TV broadcasters want. Frankly, I agree with them.

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1 hour ago, Skuit said:

Why have they fixtured this as a night game?

Not a biggie - and the clubs could have asked for it - but the day matches are glorious and it seems like a lost opportunity to best showcase the region when international eyeballs may still be heightened. 

They'll have to put a fluoro reflector on the boundary tree so no one runs into it.  

The players would probably prefer it at night. 

There's a few high 20's/low 30's days coming up in Alice, which would mean that conditions would be near perfect for a 7:10 bounce.

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On a side note. The Carlton vs Suns match in Darwin sold out in roughly ten minutes. Not sure how many tickets were on sale but the 12,000 capacity has been reduced. Almost no hope of getting into Essendon v Richmond and my brief thought of a road-trip to Traeger (~7,000) to see the Demons is looking shaky. I'm sure our Victorian-based posters on here will have little sympathy though. 

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7 minutes ago, Skuit said:

On a side note. The Carlton vs Suns match in Darwin sold out in roughly ten minutes. Not sure how many tickets were on sale but the 12,000 capacity has been reduced. Almost no hope of getting into Essendon v Richmond and my brief thought of a road-trip to Traeger (~7,000) to see the Demons is looking shaky. I'm sure our Victorian-based posters on here will have little sympathy though. 

Hope you get to go and barrack for all of us DL's.  Will be with you in spirit!

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22 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I assume because it is what the TV broadcasters want. Frankly, I agree with them.

Really Skuit why question a prime time Nat TV  night?

if we win our next 2 and Saints only one of next 2 we are playing for 8 spot on the night!!!

(May not be as GWS have given us another look at the 8 this round) 

Agree they day vision is great but this is a footy match for Dees nit a NT tourism promotion 

Ptob advertising in night will take care of that also.

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On 8/12/2020 at 2:24 PM, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Does anyone have information on Collingwood’s arrangements for this weekend’s match? Are they staying on the GC? Flying in the day of the game? The 2 hour bus trip we are taking is not ideal preparation. 

Don't know but Pies are located in Maroochydore also! So work it out A 2.5 hour bus trip!!

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On 8/11/2020 at 3:09 PM, kev martin said:

I remember the West Coast Eagles whining about hubs.

Hopefully our club is complaining to AFL incorporated about our change of training areas.

We have to include Casey in that as well, given our home is Gosch's.

 

That was our decision Kev Casey !!!

Had it affected us st all ?

our worst games were at the G!!! 

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