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Robbo
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Round 18 Super Sunday games
Next Sunday August 12 all 4 games have final 8 complications. Sandringham (1st 52pts) vs North Ballarat (4th 40pts) at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham Werribee (9th 24pts) vs Port Melbourne (8th 26pts) at Werribee Northern Bullants (7th 28pts) vs Frankston (11th 24pts) at Preston Bendigo Bombers (10th 24pts) vs Williamstown (5th 36pts) at Queen Elizabeth Oval,Bendigo
footyman
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[quote="Robbo"]Next Sunday August 12 all 4 games have final 8 complications. Sandringham (1st 52pts) vs North Ballarat (4th 40pts) at Trevor Barker Oval,Sandringham Werribee (9th 24pts) vs Port Melbourne (8th 26pts) at Werribee Northern Bullants (7th 28pts) vs Frankston (11th 24pts) at Preston Bendigo Bombers (10th 24pts) vs Williamstown (5th 36pts) at Queen Elizabeth Oval,Bendigo[/quote]Um, this is NQR. Don't Nth Ballarat play Geelong on Saturday for the TV game? I'm sure Sandringham play Box Hill on Sunday.
bcarbonaro
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You are right on both counts, Footyman. The TV game is North Ballarat v Geelong and Sandy are away to Box Hill on the Sunday.
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Bendigo is 9th, Werribee is 10th.
footyman
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[quote="Dale61"]Bendigo v Williamstown now at Windy Hill. [url]http://williamstown.footballvic.com.au/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&aid=12... Very interesting. Reason for the move? The ground had a couple of BFL games on it over the weekend but still surely its not in that bad a shape. I suspect its got something to do with the chance of Nathan Buckley playing for Williamstown, geez we wouldn't want him to have to play in Bendigo would we! Pity if that is the reason, 'Bendigo' represent their town (when its convenient for them) and Buckley playing up there would have been a fantastic thing not only for promotion of their country team but for the City of Bendigo. Given the drought caused the locals to miss a number of early season games, its a pity they've lost yet another match from their city. If there are other reasons for the move, I apologise, but my point re. the number of games played in Bendigo still stands. Five or six a season isnt enough!
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I'm in agreeance with both footyman and Dale, I believe this to be Buckley-related, however if someone can come up with a credible argument otherwise, then I'll be happy to retract that one. However, one cannot escape from the facts that you pointed out footyman, a team titled Bendigo should be playing all or maybe all-bar-one game in Bendigo. The token one "home" game not played at Bendigo could be played in another regional area to promote the VFL in other rural areas. But, to play half the games in Essendon, it just defeats the purpose of being called Bendigo. Hopefully, with the QEO up to scratch surface-wise from the beginning of next season, the overwhelming majority of Bombers games will be played there.
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I will also agree with Dale and Footyman. It would be a great promotion for the city and the football club itself, it's a little unfortunate that just because a big AFL star is coming back that the game is moved.
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This changing of venues has been happening quite frequently this season. Geelong transferred it's home game to Willy about 5 weeks ago due to the condition of Kardinia Park after it hosted a number of junior matches the week before. According to an article in today's Bendigo Addy there were actually 6 games played on QEO last weekend and a further 4 are scheduled before the main game on Sunday. This is a ridiculous workload for any ground to cope with especially one that was in such a parlous state earlier this season. Apparently Sandhurst FC has been offered the use of a new ground at Strathfieldsaye next year which might reduce some of the traffic from QEO. But to suggest that such a major move would be actioned just to accomodate the chance of a certain player lining up for the opposition is stretching it a bit don't you think? Should Mr Buckley not play there maybe a few conspiracy theorists left a little red faced.
iceman
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How many more numers will get through the Gates if Buckley plays at windy hill?? One feels it's very much a financial move. Whcih is wrong, if Bendigo want to play all their games at windy hill then be Essendon, Don't make a kid living in Bendigo travel to Windy Hill for a HOME game, it just doesn't make sense.
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[quote="CGull"]This changing of venues has been happening quite frequently this season. Geelong transferred it's home game to Willy about 5 weeks ago due to the condition of Kardinia Park after it hosted a number of junior matches the week before. According to an article in today's Bendigo Addy there were actually 6 games played on QEO last weekend and a further 4 are scheduled before the main game on Sunday. This is a ridiculous workload for any ground to cope with especially one that was in such a parlous state earlier this season. Apparently Sandhurst FC has been offered the use of a new ground at Strathfieldsaye next year which might reduce some of the traffic from QEO. But to suggest that such a major move would be actioned just to accomodate the chance of a certain player lining up for the opposition is stretching it a bit don't you think? Should Mr Buckley not play there maybe a few conspiracy theorists left a little red faced.[/quote] I have no objection to Geelong moving the game against Williamstown off Skilled Stadium, the ground was stuffed and the Cats AFL side wasnt even allowed to train on it. QEO did host two games of BFL last weekend which may have cut it up. Big deal. As soon as a blade of grass is missing are we going to move matches? Footy has been played on muddy grounds for years.
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I've thought for a long time that clubs are too precious about the state of the grounds. OK, nobody wants to play on a mud bath, but it's a winter sport and the elements have played a part in the game ever since it was invented. Some days the conditions are good, sometimes they're poor. Clubs say they are conscious of ``duty of care'' and ``providing a safe environment'', but they seem to be convenient excuses for shifting games. I heard the GM of Bendigo on SEN last night and too be honest he didn't make a great case for moving the game to Windy Hill. But the Buckley theory? What nonsense.

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