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Less Travelling In League 1 For 2013-14

21 May 2013

O's players and fans to save 862 miles of travelling in the 2013-14 season

Last year, Russell Slade's side covered a total of 7,688.8 miles travelling back and forth to away games.
 
Seven teams have since left League One, with the promotion of Bournemouth, Doncaster and Yeovil to the Championship reducing 861.8 miles, and the relegation of Scunthorpe, Bury, Hartlepool, and Portsmouth chopping off an extra 1,457 miles. 

However, League One newcomers Peterborough, Wolves, and Bristol City, all of whom were relegated from the Championship last season, along with newly promoted Gillingham, Rotherham, and Port Vale add a mileage of 1,456. 

As a result, this year, the O’s face a shorter journey around the country, with the total distance for the upcoming campaign adjudged to be approximately 6,826 miles, an average round trip of 296.7 miles.

Players and coaching staff will spend approximately 120 hours on the team coach, considerably less than the 155 hours spent last year.

Carlisle United’s Brunton Park remains the biggest journey, which is located 314.2 miles away from Brisbane Road. 

Brentford, the only other London club in League One, remain the closest competition, as Griffin Park is situated 16.8 miles to the West of Brisbane Road.*




*Approximate distances taken from Brisbane Road using AA Route Planner




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