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Online wily ole dog

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« 2017-Sep-18, 09:01 PM Reply #25 »
Is it fair to say that it's a lot easier to get to AFL games if you live in Melbourne ? Ive got 1 Nrl venue within half an hour. Most others are a 1.5 to 2 hour drive away.  Public transport unbearable.

Melbourne appears to be much more consolidated



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« 2017-Sep-19, 01:23 PM Reply #26 »
WOD, no argument about that both MCG & Etihad are virtually in central Melbourne, and both are serviced by suburban trains from any direction in suburbia, even AAMI stadium ( Storm home ground ) is at Richmond station, which is 400 metres from the MCG.Until the NRL gets rid of those suburban grounds, like the AFL did 20 years ago, its attendances will never ever rival AFL games.

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« 2017-Sep-19, 02:55 PM Reply #27 »
Or just move to Wynnum or Manly.

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« 2017-Sep-19, 04:44 PM Reply #28 »
Manly, Penrith and Campbelltown supporters will simply not travel away from their base to Sydney, so the Melbourne scheme won't work.

The future Parramatta rectangle will succeed for both league and soccer.

Not sure how the new Olympic rectangle will work apart from premium events.



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« 2017-Sep-19, 05:51 PM Reply #29 »
Spot on JFC

Dragons fans won't drive from the gong to Homebush.
Ditto many Souths and roosters fans.
Unlike Melbourne, it's simply takes too long to get to a game in Sydney 

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« 2017-Sep-19, 07:25 PM Reply #30 »
So basically the NRL is a regional competition  ( inner / outer suburban teams ) , whilst the AFL , for Melbourne teams , is an inner suburban competition.Although Geelong fans still travel to Melbourne when they play in Melbourne.

Online wily ole dog

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« 2017-Sep-19, 07:42 PM Reply #31 »
Yes

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« 2017-Sep-20, 10:46 AM Reply #32 »
While Manly is a mere 7 miles from Sydney, and a thousand miles from care, my bet is that most residents commute and that 7 miles is particularly stressful, due to excruciating bottlenecks.

So much so that the last thing they would want to do leave their carefree location on weekends to subject themselves to more torture.

My further bet is, by contrast, a significantly higher percentage of Geelong residents work locally, and so a trip to the big smoke on weekends is a pleasant excursion.

Having the Casino nearby would enhance the experience for many.



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« 2017-Sep-20, 05:30 PM Reply #33 »
I do not think residents in Geelong particularly relish the drive to Melbourne along the Princes Highway to attend the football, however I do know they run from Geelong one or two return "football specials " to Southern Cross station, which adjoins Etihad stadium.
In the good old days they used to run "race specials" from Melbourne to Bendigo , Wangaratta, Warrnambool  & Sale races, but they dropped off once the TAB became such a behemoth.


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