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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    3 Hour 20 spin from Edinburgh to Peterhead as per Google maps. Hardly a big deal. Depends on what price they might get the flight to Edinburgh for of course.
    In theory - but not in practise.

    There is only one flight from Knock to Edinburgh a day, and it's at 5:10pm on a Saturday. So they'd need to fly over the day before and stay overnight.

    The problem with coming back is that there is only one flight from Scotland to Knock as well - and it leaves on Saturday morning. So to get back from a Peterhead fixture via Knock, they'd have to fly on the Sunday and spend a second night in accommodation.

    So it's not just the journey time involved in getting from Sligo to Knock and from Edinburgh to Peterhead, it's the fact that it needs to be a 48hr trip with 2 night accommodation thrown in. That would be a big expense for Sligo, so they've dodged a serious bullet in this round

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    Would have assumed they would at least stay the night before in any case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    You can fly from Knock to Aberdeen with a stopover in Manchester or Birmingham. Less than an hours drive to Peterhead from Aberdeen.
    Would probably be an even worse option in fairness, because it would still involve a 48hr trip from Friday to Sunday, and also need 4 flights, and c. 4hrs dead time in transfer on two days.

    The killer is that there is only one flight a day out of Knock to Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester, and the times of those flights don't suit getting to and from a 3pm Saturday match in the north-east of Scotland without it being a 48hr round trip.

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    It's all well and good chatting about flights, but the mode of transport will likely come down to cost.
    Assuming it does, it'd be bus and ferry.

    I know the distance isn't as much, but Derry took that option when we played Gretna in Motherwell.

    If Bohs go for that, you'd be looking at a 10 hour journey. Not great, but at least it's broken up with a while on the ferry, which presumably has a gym.

    There's the added advantage of being able to leave straight after the match and travel overnight, saving one an extra hotel night.

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    Moot point really, but I'm not sure why Sligo would restrcict consideration to a tiny regional airport that's an hour away instead of a huge international airport with 200 times as many flights that's 2-2.5 hours away. Bohs are about 5km away from the same airport. Aer Lingus alone have 2 flights a day each way to Aberdeen.

    Brendy if the ferry has a gym it's been seriously upgraded since I last took a ferry trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seand View Post
    Moot point really, but I'm not sure why Sligo would restrcict consideration to a tiny regional airport that's an hour away instead of a huge international airport with 200 times as many flights that's 2-2.5 hours away. Bohs are about 5km away from the same airport. Aer Lingus alone have 2 flights a day each way to Aberdeen.
    It's a reference to a discussion I had on here with a Sligo fan a page or 2 back, who took affront at the assertion that Knock wasn't a great option to travel from for games in Scotland.

    Quote Originally Posted by seand View Post
    Brendy if the ferry has a gym it's been seriously upgraded since I last took a ferry trip!
    I'm no physio, but I would've thought the last thing you'd want players to do on their way to a fixture is to mess around in a gym ? Particularly a random one on a boat.

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    There's definitely a quiz question in this fixture

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    Scottish Queens playing Welsh Saints in England. That's a cracker.

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    8 September 2018
    Peterhead v Bohemians
    Sligo Rovers v Livingston U20s

    League Two opposition away for Bohs and U20s opponents at home for Sligo on Saturday. Are Bohs and Sligo likely to be fielding full strength teams in this competition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by legendz View Post
    8 September 2018
    Peterhead v Bohemians
    Sligo Rovers v Livingston U20s

    League Two opposition away for Bohs and U20s opponents at home for Sligo on Saturday. Are Bohs and Sligo likely to be fielding full strength teams in this competition?
    Hard to know for definite but I’d expect Long to put out a side who can win the game.

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    Many bohs fans making the trip over?

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    Any of this weekend's games confirmed for telly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Any of this weekend's games confirmed for telly ?
    Just the Longford v Cork one on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger121 View Post
    Hard to know for definite but I’d expect Long to put out a side who can win the game.
    With the Cup game V Derry postponed I suspect we may have a decent team out but it still remains very low on our priorities so Long may give a few young lads a run out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by legendz View Post
    8 September 2018
    Peterhead v Bohemians
    Sligo Rovers v Livingston U20s

    League Two opposition away for Bohs and U20s opponents at home for Sligo on Saturday. Are Bohs and Sligo likely to be fielding full strength teams in this competition?
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    Live on TV tomorrow :
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    Irn-Bru Cup 2nd Round
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    Bohs 1 up so far.

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    1-0 Bohs FT

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    That's 2 out of 2 away wins v Aberdeen clubs in international competitions!

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    Sounds a bit underwhelming all the same, even if it's the LoI's first ever win in the competition.

    Many go over to it?

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