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‘Outrage’ if Vic clubs had Suns’ schedule: Gill

Gold Coast has lost its past two games by a combined 193 points

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says there would’ve been “outrage” from a Melbourne-based club if they were forced to endure a demanding schedule like Gold Coast has this season.

The Suns have been slammed for their 108-point loss – their sixth defeat in a row – to Greater Western Sydney last Saturday.

That followed a miserable comeback game at their Metricon Stadium base a week earlier when Geelong thumped them by 85 points.

But McLachlan pointed out the Suns’ demanding early season schedule, when they played away from home for 10 weeks due to the Commonwealth Games, hasn’t helped.

“This is the nature of our industry, it’s suddenly a crisis after they’ve had two terrible losses,” McLachlan told SEN Radio.

“I’d love to have a Melbourne club and the outrage (if) they hadn’t played at home.

“Gold Coast have only played in the state twice; one was at the Gabba and once was at Cairns. The rest have been on the road, including China.

“There needs to be a bit of context about that.”