I agree BB. The new Perth Stadium standard ground shape takes away a lot of home ground advantage, so now theres the travel, and the home crowd to deal with. Its probably worth a couple of goals. Playing in the West early in the season is bad, potentially having heat on the back of the dehydrating effects of the plane trip to deal with.
We were cooked by half time against Freo last season.
“…Flying may be a quick and convenient method of getting around, but it does have some drawbacks. Some of the common health problems that affect airplane passengers, for instance, are often the result of a lack of humidity in the cabin air, which can lead to dehydration if you’re not careful. The air inside the cabin of a plane usually has a humidity level of 10 to 20 percent — much lower than a comfortable typical indoor humidity of 30 to 65 percent. For this reason, it’s very important to take measures to keep yourself hydrated while you’re on a plane…”
By Marijke Vroomen-Durning, RN
Medically Reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH