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Brooky's dodgy surface

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SwornEagle, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. SwornEagle

    SwornEagle Well-Known Member

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    More leg injuries playing on the Brookvale oval grass on Saturday night..
    It's becoming a regular sight, players going down with a chronic ankle, knee or leg injury at Brooky.

    I'd like to see the stats on leg injuries at Brookvale compared to all other grounds in the NRL.

    Its getting to the stage where the Brookvale surface could derail our entire season! When is something going to be done about the playing surface?
     
  2. Eagle Eyed Cherry

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    The surface is an absolute disgrace; there was no excuse whatsoever for the state of the ground on Saturday night, We had fine, warm weather in the lead up but it was still very long, thick & wet. I just cannot get my head around why the ground is not cut lower & rolled. The groundsman should be shot at dawn.
     
  3. Copa Eagle

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    there are no groundsman i dont think, well none that are qualified. I think its so strange that the council dont send or employ a greensperson to work there. Surely there would be a manly fan that would love to do the job,or that is qualified to do it, my uncle did it for the panthers for so many years, he loved it (hes a panthers fan).
     
  4. ERNIE FOR NO7

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

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    It is mowed by the council and there isn't anyone person who is responsible or accountable for it's condition
     
  5. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As the Sea Eagles are paying for the maintenance you would think there would be some provision in the lease about the standard of maintenance.
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I cannot believe what I am reading, that our home ground does not have a full time curator. GPS Rugby grounds have this - why not a multimillion football team that pours plenty into the council coffers? Unbelievable.
     
  7. Copa Eagle

    Copa Eagle Member

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    its a bit of a joke, maybe the club could contract a local greensperson or curators to work for the club ? seeing as the council will do nothing.
     
  8. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    Surely there's some supporter,with a green thumb,or qualifications,who may do it for a free silver or bronze pass as payment?
     
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So long as it isn't Dan.
     
  10. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member

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    Calling LISMORE....Mr LISMORE....
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'll put my hand up.
     
  12. mr seagles

    mr seagles New Member

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    victims=farrer,perry,watmough,hoppa,rodney,whare all have injuries because of this surface.....what a f*cken joke....
     
  13. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    I walked on the ground after the game and the grass isn't long or soft. But there are plenty of divots in it. Which is to be expected.

    Also how would you know if there isn't a groundsman?
     
  14. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    byso, that would be because of this:

    http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/125-000-for-ground-that-has-no-curator/
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I would say a lot of these injuries are just coincidental you can't honestly say that Perry's was a result of the surface, his knee would have hit the ground on any tackle in any ground.

    Farrer the same thing and for that matter Rodney too.

    Jeez some people have very long bows
     
  16. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Choc has a heal injury.
     
  17. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if anyone else has noticed but the flags on the top of the goal posts are non existent.

    You would think it would make it easier for our goal kickers and when kicking for touch if we had them.
     
  18. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There is something in this. I reckon a few of Matai's suspensions can also be attributed to the surface, because players sometimes sink and it can make the tackles a bit higher than normal.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's also apparently responsible for the hung parliament.
     
  20. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    I love this!

    PC gone mad again.
    I think the worsd you're searching for is green-keeper.
     

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