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LU article re Brookie

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mosto, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +971 / 10
    Just read this article on LU, which I pretty much sums up the plight of Brookie Oval.

  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,719 / 96
    Fantastic article. I loved some of the metaphors.
  3. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

    +310 / 0
    I stopped reading after this line;

    Anyway, after I stopped trying to make the authors head explode with my mind I got through the rest of the article.

    It seems to be written with the right intentions but It doesn't seem like this Vicarious has had anything to do with Brookvale or the Northern Beaches in general, he just glazes over the base facts & chucks in some vanilla commentary that doesn't really add anything to the article.

    My biggest gripe is that he says the nearest modern stadium is Gosford (presumably Bluetounge) which is a load of bollocks, the nearest modern ground is the SFS, he really needs to look at a map, or maybe actually visit the northern beaches (crazy I know).

    He also assumes that the player facilities aren't up to scratch which is untrue. They are about the only part of Brookvale that have been upgraded. They aren't exactly world class but they are professional enough & from what I've seen at least the doors don't come flying off the hinges.

    ^ that line really annoys me as well. Yes it's pro-MWSE but it's a load of crap.

    It also goes back to those awful 'village green' type designs that came out not long a go. Get over it, that design isn't happening it's just the only design we've seen so far. Don't panic the sky isn't falling, yet.

    Brookie desperately needs some funding but we're not exactly at a do or die stage just yet. Go ask Tigers fans what home ground is their favourite, in my experience most will say Leichardt. Brookvale isn't far behind Leichardt as far as suburban grounds go.

    People just need to chill the f**k out.
  4. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +812 / 10
    Manly should be geting other teams involved. For example get the Waratahs to say they will play a few games there. Sell the ground rebuild as a facility for all of northern Sydney, not just for the Sea Eagles.
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,719 / 96
    The author does make a good final point: don;t make Brookie too friendly for visiting teams. It must keep its 'fortress' feel.
    But nicely written: some metaphorical gems:
    like a sandcastle on Manly beach facing an incoming tide; like a crack commando outfit trying to operate out of an old scout hall; the new plans being as underwhelming as last year's GF entertainment.
  6. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +206 / 2
    Its all pushing sh!t up hill and nothing will happen unless we march on the council.
  7. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,093 / 231
    So let's March on Council!!!!

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