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Queen Elizabeth Oval again in trouble

A press conference is due at 3:30pm today at QEO where it is excepected that an announcement will be made that this weekend's game between Bendigo and North Ballarat will be moved to Windy Hill due to the state of the QEO surface.

All remaining games at Bendigo this season could also be moved to Windy Hill.

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Be hard to be much worse than what Casey Fields was like last weekend

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So no other grounds in the entire Bendigo area are up to standard for VFL football?

It seems a bit rough for Bendigo to have to travel 2 hours down the road to play a 'home' game ;)







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[quote=NorthPort]So no other grounds in the entire Bendigo area are up to standard for VFL football?

It seems a bit rough for Bendigo to have to travel 2 hours down the road to play a 'home' game ;)[/quote]

On the other hand it means that Essendon don't have to go 2 hrs up the highway to play a home game. I'm sure the one or two Essendon players based in Bendigo can make the trip down to their spiritual home.

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That's what I was inferring!







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What's next the bendigo bus breaks down and they move all the games to windy hill. Why don't they just play at windy hill as the essendon reserves and on the back of there jumpers have the letters FBDFC.... Formally bendigo diggers football club.

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NorthPort wrote

So no other grounds in the entire Bendigo area are up to standard for VFL football?

With a split round in the Bendigo FL, Golden Square, Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk and Strathfieldsaye may have been available but I don't know their condition.

If Bendigo has to move out of Bendigo to play its "home game" perhaps it should go to its opponent's ground if feasible.

The movement out of Bendigo to Essendon emphasises the Essendon part of the relationship.

At the match I heard one or two people calling them Bendigo but the overwhelming evidence of Essendon logos indicated that the supporters were there to check on the Essendon players.

The vocal, but not large, crowd would most likely have been greater than would have attended in Bendigo. (Heart stopping game, but!)

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[quote=NorthPort]So no other grounds in the entire Bendigo area are up to standard for VFL football?

It seems a bit rough for Bendigo to have to travel 2 hours down the road to play a 'home' game ;)[/quote]

One player only from Bendigo played last Sunday.
Flaherty from South Bendigo.

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The fuzzy photo on page 36 of Inside Football 23/6 issue is labeled as the QEO.

It certainly doesn't look like the QEO. It has rugby posts on it.

Does anyone know which ground it is?

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This is a link concerning the QEO on ABC radio site:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/29/2967584.htm

I understand that no cricket matches have been scheduled for the ground for the coming cricket season.

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Sounds like the QEO will be fully available next season.

Go to http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/24/3021135.htm for the full story.