WEST Coast coach Adam Simpson has conceded he should've left his ultimatum on the Eagles' quarantine hub predicament to senior club leaders last week.
Speaking on the eve of last Saturday's loss to Brisbane, Simpson said the Eagles would depart the Gold Coast immediately after round five should they be required to isolate in hotels upon their return to WA.
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While the WA government has since approved home isolation when they return, the Eagles are facing the likelihood of at least one more match in Queensland when the fixture is released for round six.
"Unfortunately, we had to address it with our players and staff on Friday and obviously I spoke about it in the press conference, how the club's position was," Simpson told SEN.
"I represent the club so if I had the time again, I'd probably get (CEO) Trevor (Nisbett) or (head of football) Craig Vozzo to express the opinion.
"To be honest, we've got to look after our staff and players first and they're the ones that need to be settled.
"It's not really connected to our performance at all, (but) I can see how people can connect the two.
"The environment's pretty good here, we can separate both. We're here to win and we haven't got the four points yet, so that's the challenge this week."
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Simpson lamented his side's inability to adapt to the dew-heavy conditions after losing to both Gold Coast (Metricon Stadium) and Brisbane (Gabba) at night since arriving in Queensland.
"With the performance side of things, I think we've struggled to deal with the conditions, we've struggled in the contest and we haven't played four quarters," he said.
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"The humidity and the night game have combined into a bit of a challenge for us which we can't make any excuses about, we've got to get on with it.
"We haven't handled the wet as well as we would've liked and the pressure both teams have put on has been too great for us to handle.
"The on-field output hasn't been where we want it to be and that obviously connects to the perception we're not happy."
The Eagles face Port Adelaide – ranked No.1 for contested ball – this week before hosting a 'home' match against Richmond at Metricon Stadium in round five.
The release of the round six fixture is expected in coming days, with a suggestion the Eagles could also play a derby against Fremantle in round seven in Perth.