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"Our requests fall on deaf ears"

  • "Our requests fall on deaf ears"

    PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07: Simon Tunbridge (centre) of the Eagles celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 20 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

West Coast Adam Simpson has voiced his frustration at the fact the club's fixture requests each year have fallen on deaf ears more often than not. 

The Eagles have continuously asked the AFL to have fewer six day breaks due to the amount of travel the club does throughout the season with Simpson believing that the club has had more six day break than any other side in the last ten years.

"I've only been here, this is my third year, and the 28 years 'Nis' (Nisbett) has been here he's put it in every year," Simpson said.

"It's a tough gig doing that with the travel. I reckon we've had more six-day breaks than any team in the past 10 years. That's not a complaint, that's just a reality - it falls on deaf ears.

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"That's just part of footy. We seem to cop a few with the travel as well.

"We're not complaining, we train at night during the weeks in a six-day break and the boys get up for it. We definitely won't use that as an excuse."

West Coast will play GWS on Saturday afternoon, then travel back home to play the reigning premiers Hawthorn next Friday night. 

The Eagles have won four of their six games off six day breaks this season. 

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