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Red Baron

Still waiting for Manly to win 80-0
I worked up in PNG in the late 1990's. Beautiful people, but the place was like the wild west, gunfight at the OK corral, I doubt if it has improved any since then. Hard to see away teams playing games there, unless it's FIFO same day.
What does FIFO stand for?
 

WiseyEagle

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What does FIFO stand for?
Fly in Fly out. I was working up there for Chevron Mining putting in voice & data communications via satellite and submarine cable from the Highlands to Port Moresby to Cairns and final stop Brisbane. Lots of Canadians, Americans, New Zealand, Australian ex pats FIFO 5 weeks 6.5 days a week on then 5 weeks off and of course a lot of fuzzy wuzzies working in the natural gas mines around the highland areas. When I was in Port Moresby humid sticky weather so wake up during the night and go out on the balcony and see little clusters of locals, just waiting for something to happen. Wild, always had to have security escorts in Moresby.
 

Dion Johnson

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Fly in Fly out. I was working up there for Chevron Mining putting in voice & data communications via satellite and submarine cable from the Highlands to Port Moresby to Cairns and final stop Brisbane. Lots of Canadians, Americans, New Zealand, Australian ex pats FIFO 5 weeks 6.5 days a week on then 5 weeks off and of course a lot of fuzzy wuzzies working in the natural gas mines around the highland areas. When I was in Port Moresby humid sticky weather so wake up during the night and go out on the balcony and see little clusters of locals, just waiting for something to happen. Wild, always had to have security escorts in Moresby.
Not much has changed there, I did an audit of the Exxon LNG facility in 2011 and there was still a lot of shootings and attempted hijacks of personnel traveling to the site by local tribes.

Some very good ex-military personnel there working for the major cooperations that keep the people working in the country secure.
 

WiseyEagle

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Not much has changed there, I did an audit of the Exxon LNG facility in 2011 and there was still a lot of shootings and attempted hijacks of personnel traveling to the site by local tribes.

Some very good ex-military personnel there working for the major cooperations that keep the people working in the country secure.
Great memories. I remember going into a big tin shed that had thousands of PNG tribal artefacts. The place was run by an old American Vietnam Vet that ended up there after the war and never left, He was a real hard arse character. He just shoved all the masks and other stuff I purchased in a big cardboard box and shipped it, picked up by Sydney customs with no biohazard procedures or anything.
 

Dion Johnson

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Great memories. I remember going into a big tin shed that had thousands of PNG tribal artefacts. The place was run by an old American Vietnam Vet that ended up there after the war and never left, He was a real hard arse character. He just shoved all the masks and other stuff I purchased in a big cardboard box and shipped it, picked up by Sydney customs with no biohazard procedures or anything.
In some of the places I have been over the years most of the security is run by ex-military personnel that served In Iraq during the gulf war.

Very switched on people with a skill set you don’t normally think of.

Great to hear the memories are fantastic as that is why I don’t mind going too some of the countries you would never have gone for a holiday or sightseeing, even better when your being paid to do so.
 

Under the Sticks

The spirit of Mooney 🦅
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How much gambling revenue can be extracted from PNG?

What sort of player levy would be required to attract top line talent to live in Port Moresby? It’s a developing country not Las Vegas.

Who is their rivalry with?

I think I have another 10 reasons but I won’t bore everyone.

This is an Albo political stunt.
 

Tragic Eagle

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Would in my view be a poor commercial decision and not in the best interests of the game. I understand the political reasons for seeking to endear ourselves to PNG but this is not the answer.
 

The Who

Journey Man
I wonder how a PNG team's recruitment would operate?
I can't see any Australian RL players wanting to live in PNG (I'm purely basing this on what I've heard; I've never been to PNG).
Perhaps if they had first dibs on players from Polynesia they could build a strong squad?
 

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