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Miles Better For Pools Fans In 2016/17

31 May 2016

Pools will travel just over 500 less miles in completing their League Two fixtures next season than they did during the 2015/16 campaign.

All promotion and relegation issues have now been settled, meaning that the list of teams competing in League Two in 2016/17 has been finalised.

The ups and downs mean that Craig Hignett’s men will cover a total of 10,013.8 miles in round-trips during the new season, down 528.6 miles on last season.

Last year’s mileage total set a new club record and, while next term will see this significant drop, the total still remains around 500 higher than it was during 2014/15.

Plymouth Argyle’s defeat to AFC Wimbledon in Monday’s Play-Off Final means our journey to Home Park remains the longest with the round-trip to Devon a whopping 774.4 miles.

Exeter City (689.8), Yeovil Town (670 miles) and Portsmouth (653 miles) are our other longest journeys next term, while another five away games will all require trips of over 500 miles.

After losing York City to relegation last season, Carlisle United is now our shortest journey which is a round-trip of 178.2 miles, while Doncaster Rovers arrival in League Two gives us another relatively local game which is a round-trip of 196 miles.

There will be no new stadiums for Pools to tick-off in the league next term, though the season will see us make our first visits to Blackpool and Grimsby Town since back in 2006.

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