Discussion Which Sainters live nearest/furthest from Docklands and Moorabbin?

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Feb 2, 2001
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900 metre (11 mins walk) to Moorabbin. 17 km drive to Docklands
I'm surprised no one has trumped me so far. As the crow flies , its 661 m to the centre circle where Jeff Fehring let fly, 629 m to where Plugger kicked his 10th against Silvagni in 1990 and 705 m from where Plugger kicked his 100th vs Footscray in 1987.
 

prophetic1

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I’m in the Bayside poodle belt; 7km up to Moorabbin and 19km down to Seaford!


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you mean the play with your doodle belt!...............sorry i dont even know where you are talking about at first i thought you were talking about the west end of south rd but that doesnt really compute with your stats.????
 

Diehard Saint

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Reading this thread I must say I tip my hat to so many of you who have to travel for hours to get to see an occasional game / live so far away that you never see the boys live.

I am so lucky to get to pretty much all our games in Melbourne, both home and away, but you guys who live so far away and are still such passionate fans just blow me away.

You are seriously true Saints. Will have a toast to all of you at Round 1.

❤⚪⚫😇
 

prophetic1

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I dont blame you!
I dont know ive been pretty impressed with trains and buses at the moment...admitedly i dont use it every day.....but its the safest its ever been....i would once have never let my daughters travel by train on any of the lines at night...and now theres so many train cops its incredible...i have no concern about them usng them at night , the air con in the summer is great....warm in winter...peak hour gets crowded but so does every city in the world. i think they run pretty frequently for the geographical area they have to cover in proportion to our small population..pretty impressive imo
 

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Pakenhamsaint

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I dont know ive been pretty impressed with trains and buses at the moment...admitedly i dont use it every day.....but its the safest its ever been....i would once have never let my daughters travel by train on any of the lines at night...and now theres so many train cops its incredible...i have no concern about them usng them at night , the air con in the summer is great....warm in winter...peak hour gets crowded but so does every city in the world. i think they run pretty frequently for the geographical area they have to cover in proportion to our small population..pretty impressive imo
I know quite a bit on what goes on behind the scenes. There are days I just shake my head.
 

MUFKilda

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Reading this thread I must say I tip my hat to so many of you who have to travel for hours to get to see an occasional game / live so far away that you never see the boys live.

I am so lucky to get to pretty much all our games in Melbourne, both home and away, but you guys who live so far away and are still such passionate fans just blow me away.

You are seriously true Saints. Will have a toast to all of you at Round 1.

❤⚪⚫😇
Round one means BT Sport/membership stream, with high hopes that will inevitably be dashed, after getting up in the middle of the night :cool:
 

PoppedCorn

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So how does all the international fans watch the games?
Afl pass thingy?
International digital membership?
Or good old streams?

What about u other interstateters?
Foxtel?
 

SaintsSeptember

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I dont know ive been pretty impressed with trains and buses at the moment...admitedly i dont use it every day.....but its the safest its ever been....i would once have never let my daughters travel by train on any of the lines at night...and now theres so many train cops its incredible...i have no concern about them usng them at night , the air con in the summer is great....warm in winter...peak hour gets crowded but so does every city in the world. i think they run pretty frequently for the geographical area they have to cover in proportion to our small population..pretty impressive imo
From the outer suburbs when its quicker to use your car, something is seriously wrong.
It also drives me crazy that there are no conveniently located park n rides.
I live too far from the station to walk, and the bus service is terrible. When there are only a handful of lines and no ring tracks, geometry says the further from the hub you get , the more people will live too far from a station to walk.

Now i can drive to the station, but its not really in a good direction, and the parking is like i'd expect in front of the grain store 1887.
So if i get in my car i get on the freeway.
I get a certain way in, and it starts to get busy ( not talking peak traffic ). I see a big sign "Darling Station". I think , "how good would it be to get off the freeway here, touch on a card to park my car and jump on the train.
Can't do it unfortunately, so its all the way in , through the tunnel, into the Casino park and an easy walk up the hill.

Loved the northern rail system in Perth 20 years ago ( when i lived there ).


Track down the middle of the freeway, big modern stations, with lots of parking.
Long distance between stations so you made good progress.
When the freeway got busy you could sit and watch the train flying past the backed up cars.
 

plugger66

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From the outer suburbs when its quicker to use your car, something is seriously wrong.
It also drives me crazy that there are no conveniently located park n rides.
I live too far from the station to walk, and the bus service is terrible. When there are only a handful of lines and no ring tracks, geometry says the further from the hub you get , the more people will live too far from a station to walk.

Now i can drive to the station, but its not really in a good direction, and the parking is like i'd expect in front of the grain store 1887.
So if i get in my car i get on the freeway.
I get a certain way in, and it starts to get busy ( not talking peak traffic ). I see a big sign "Darling Station". I think , "how good would it be to get off the freeway here, touch on a card to park my car and jump on the train.
Can't do it unfortunately, so its all the way in , through the tunnel, into the Casino park and an easy walk up the hill.

Loved the northern rail system in Perth 20 years ago ( when i lived there ).


Track down the middle of the freeway, big modern stations, with lots of parking.
Long distance between stations so you made good progress.
When the freeway got busy you could sit and watch the train flying past the backed up cars.

The Grainstore was open back then? What bands played in that era?
 

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