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Goldberg Gone

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,720 / 71
    Grant Goldman announces retirement
    Manly Sea Eagles
    Thursday, 11 March 2010
    The “Voice of Brookvale Oval” Grant Goldman today informed the Sea Eagles that he would stand down from his position as ground announcer after 30 years of loyal service.

    Goldman took over the role at the start of the 1979 season and quickly established himself as one of the most colorful announcers in the game of Rugby League. It is estimated he has been behind the microphone for 350+ games.

    The 2SM breakfast announcer declared full time at Brookvale because of family commitments.

    He has eight children with the recent addition of prematurely born Alexandria.

    “I have loved every minute of my time with the club and I will continue to support them as strongly as ever.

    “Brookvale is a family orientated ground which although in a state of disrepair has a special place in the hearts of the people of the northern beaches.

    “I have had the best seat in the ground at some memorable games and been able to call tries scored by some unbelieveable players.I have had the honour of calling out some all time greats – there have beentoo many to mention them all but I loved Steve Menzies and the manner in which he conducted himself on and off the field.

    "Picking the right time to go has been on my mind for some time and perhaps I should have let the club and supporters know a little earlier - I apologise for that," Goldman said today.

    Goldman’s classic “Beeever” call will remain with many Manly fans for a long time.

    Manly CEO Graham Lowe played Goldman a glowing tribute.

    “When I was coach of Manly 20 years ago he was highly professional and I think he set the standard for all ground announcers in the League.

    “He was the voice of the Olympics in Sydney in 2000 and steps down at the top of his profession.

    “On behalf of the members and supporters I thank him for 30 years of loyal service,”Lowe said.

    The Sea Eagles will today start the search for Goldman’s replacement.
  2. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +531 / 8
    I hope we don't get some dick like the ones at Periff or Cronulla.
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    LOL, my 1st thought was surprise that Bill Goldberg had died and wondered why it was on the league forum !! Took me back 12 years haha
  4. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 / 0
    well now that there is no need for the BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAVER call, I guess he can move on. 
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +5,706 / 264
    I'll do the job....you can just hear me over the loudspeakers:-

    a) Come on Bailey you useless lump of turd...play the ball faster damn you !;
    b) Step it up Mataiiiiiiiiiiii (Got that one from Mata);

    Anyone else got any calls that may offend?
  6. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

    +11 / 0
    Hmm thats a shame, that was a highlight for me to going to games at brooky, yes most of the calls were very corny but I had grown up with him annoucing at brooky most of my life so for me its a shame to see him go.
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,437 / 74
    I liked Goldman too! Will be a different feel around the ground now. Maybe his son will take over
  8. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

    +310 / 0
    They'd still be better than the genius from Melbourne;

    "Ryan Hoffman, hits the hard"

    Heres to his son taking over. Grant has been one of the highlights of Brooky for quite sometime & I wish him all the best.
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +516 / 0
    Goldman was an idiot.  I well remember him talking down the chances of Penriff beating us at Brooky and them going on to annihilate us.  I thought at the time as they ran on to the ground, that his rant will rile them up to a big game.  And it did.  His 'Beeeever' call irritated me, as it might have the great man himself.  The team Grant, the team, you ****quit.  Good riddance.     
  10. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +206 / 2
    Famous Goldman calls

    BEEEAVEEER - Mezies

    The EMU - I think Anthony Rodgers

    BILLEEEY - Billy Weepu
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +516 / 0
    Eight kids? totally irresponsible.
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +466 / 6
    The fellow was vilified by opposition fans and subject to much complaint.  Which means he did a top job and will be sorely missed.  Well done.
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 / 0
    Is Whoopie gone?
  14. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

    +108 / 2
    Hahahahaha that's what i thought when i first read the title too
  15. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +531 / 8
    I've no idea why. The wost he'd do is yell out "Lets go Manly" or something of the like. That's kinda gay but not as bad as the rest of them.

    The Penriff guy actually starts chanting "Penriff clap clap clap" over the PA as do the Tigers & Sharks guys. THAT is worth complaining about.
    I guess it lets the morons in those grounds know when to chant.
  16. ConcernedSupporter

    ConcernedSupporter Member

    +2 / 0
    The Manly reserves were playing North Sydney a couple of years back. Billy Slater was in the Norths side as he was coming back from injury (I think he  also managed to score their only try).

    Anyway Manly flogged Norths and Goldie says at the end of the game after announcing the full time score: 'Billy Slater.....welcome to North Sydney'

    One of the best calls I ever heard him make  ;D

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