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Should home teams stay in hotels as well

I've heard they do this in soccer. It might help with team bonding and focus

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yes, right on

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AFL should look into this for equalisation, the NBL shouldn't be wasting money for team bonding or equalisation (a real salary cap might help NBL equalisation or the league not being owned by a team)

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Good way to waste money for no good reason whatsoever

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Home teams should also go on a flight before each home game, because team bonding can happen on planes too.

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Isn't this exactly what Perth did before game three of the grand final in 1995?

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I heard at the time that when Canberra Cannons had a season where their away record was considerably better than their home record, their first home finals game was treated like an away game, with the players and coaches "travelling" to a hotel etc.can't be arsed finding the season.

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They do it in college football; mainly because otherwise athletes have to stay in mixed dorms on Friday nights where partying is probably non-stop = no sleep and distraction. Plus these programs have money to do that kind of stuff.

But when you're talking about adult athletes - a lot of them either have their own space, flat together or live with their partners/wifes so you don't have the same issue.

There is also a whole body of sport science that says staying in your own bed, being in your own environment/relaxed pre-game enhances performance significantly - above and beyond any "bonding advantages" you get from staying in a hotel.

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The highest levels of professional European football do this.

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I believe the Canberra Raiders had some success doing this as well. There is something in this idea but it is all a question of $$$$$$

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"AFL should look into this for equalisation"

What does this mean

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I can imagine any player with young kids, who already has to travel because of road games, would hate this hippy-dippy-whackadoodle idea of also having to needlessly travel for home games.

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Anon #777. Should have been more specific, but the Grand Final for example, interstate team finishes higher than their Victorian opponents (has happened the last 5 years) then has to break their away team routine by heading to Melbourne a day earlier than normal for the parade and spend an extra night in a hotel, which they're not used to. Both teams should be in hotels in this situation to make it fairer (although it'd be even more fair if the higher team had home ground advantage but that's not happening for another 40 years), but this isn't really relevant to basketball.

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A relatively juvenile thread turned adult. Well done team hoops.

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Dumbest idea I have heard in a long time.

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Brings back memories of West Ham-Tottenham in 2006, two London clubs facing each other off in the last game of the season. Tottenham needed a result to qualify for the Champions League but the whole squad got food poisoning at their hotel the night before. They could've stayed at home.

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Yeah it would work a treat in the NBL.
Sydney visits Cairns, and stays in a 5-star resort, whilst the Taipans all share a van at the local Caravan Park

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