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City Ferry to Manly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ramrod, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    Saw some Dogs supporters wearing their jerseys and crossing from the City to Manly via the ferry today (probably celebrating last year's grand final).

    Obviously, the Cooks River and Georges River ain't good enough. But glad they are spending their money on our local economy, however unsightly.

    There was also a woman all wrapped up from head to toe, but as it's not hot enough in the over 30º inside the ferry, she had a Dogs scarf around her neck????

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  2. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    Inbreeding is rife in the bankstown area.

    obviously sent by Des to check out and harrass beachgoers in our area.
     
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  3. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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  4. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they've come to look at purchasing real estate now that we're the canterbury sea eagles.
     
  5. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe Des is AWOL.
     
  6. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Another reason they should have customs at Manly wharf. They could have impounded the offensive clothing.
     
  7. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Quite funny that!! Although nearly every Manly fan I meet lives in the Western suburbs or elsewhere, not the Northern Beaches area. The most passionate ones seem to be from a long way away. eg BE, Kiwi Eagle etc. If we could just get huge amounts of 5 minuters to Brookie games 20k would be average and we would get a new stadium. :s:-/
     
  8. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    Very true Darren.
     
  9. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    Like any good poll you should indicate which area you took your sample in. Many passionate fans live on the beaches! Myself included.
     
  10. Bearfax

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    Was raised just up the hill overlooking Brookie and spent many a football day on the NE Hill at the ground with a group of regulars. Now live near Parramatta but still support the Eagles and remain surprised at how many Sea Eagle fans live out this way. Travelling to Brookie these days is a major trip, just as it is for Manly supporters coming the other way. But will always consider Brookvale Oval the only legitimate home of the mighty eagles.
     
  11. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Sorry MWSE, there are passionate beaches fans (like yourself) but obviously not huge amounts judging by our numbers. No knocking on doors poll but when you go to games and you chat to our fans it seems like most I talk to are from outside of the beaches. Not surprising as the housing prices would make it near impossible for the grown up children to remain on the beaches.

    I'll never forget when we won the GF and we were going to have the parade at Manly. Beaver said the club was worried no one would turn up! Such a shame this dominant club can't sell out it's ground. Locals never had it so good. I have travelled from the Gong for 28 years, 3-4 hour return trip and frigging locals can't get there to support the Mighty Eagles (oh, hang on, when finals are on they go) Homebush full of maroon and white on GF day :dodgy::sleepy:!!
     
  12. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I'm not from the beaches, but I'm still not quite convinced there are not a lot of passionate fans there. Hmmm....What does Jase think? ;) lol
     
  13. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen Jace as on holidays but he always tells me that Souths have no problems with support, local or otherwise as they are the best supporters in the country. Just look at all the car stickers! hmmm
     
  14. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Haha! Excellent. :D
     
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  15. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    I understand when a Manly supporter has to move away from the Northern Beaches because the housing prices are too expensive here.

    What I don't understand is why the Wabbits, Drags, etc. who dislike our local team move into the locality concentrated of Manly fans?

    Everytime during Finals, a number of cars are flying the Manly flags, ...surely that would make those Manly-haters want to move back out to the more affordable housing areas???

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  16. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You forget that the beaches is gods country....
     
  17. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    It's a great place to live.
     
  18. Bearfax

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    Problem with Brookie is its capacity. There have been many matches played in recent times when the ground has been full. Trouble is it becomes standing room only and the crush I suspect dissuades some supporters from attending. Ticket prices also cause problems for families and then food prices are exorbitant.

    You want crowds to attend these days, you've got to pander to what they are prepared to tolerate, otherwise they'll go elsewhere, and on the northern beaches unlike in the west, there's lots of alternative places to go.

    Manly have the product with ongoing competitive teams and top players. But spectators want to sit and enjoy it and they certainly dont want to pay half their pay packet to bring the family.
     
  19. manlyfan76

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    I love The Hill!
     
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