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News: Rats nest at Brookie

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rusty, May 19, 2011.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    WARRINGAH Rugby Club is strongly considering a permanent move to Brookvale Oval, the Sea Eagles’ spiritual home.


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  2. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't we pay a lot of money to use the ground each year? Why would we invite a rival code into our spiritual home ground?
     
  3. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    This should help our cause in getting money for a redevelopment but I'm not going to hold my breath.
     
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Good news for us if true. I've got no love for the Rats but it would certainly help in getting funding for Brookie.

    Would be a shame to see Rat Park go unused though, very nice little ground.
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I read the topic title and thought Oh No now there are rats running around Brookie

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    There probably are I guess but not in sight
     
  6. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    I can only see the positives from it - it may just shut the "Open Brookie up to all & sundry" supporters. It may also embarrass Warringah Council to do more repairs to the oval & the facilities.

    On the negative side, with limited attention the groundsman spends on the oval, will the grass have time to recover sufficiently during the damp times of winter?
     
  7. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Haha - I did the same thinking that Brookie now hat a rat infestation and the players were having to share their dressing room.
     
  8. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Because if it doesn't become a multi-purpose venue there won't be one cent of council / government funding directed towards it. I would have thought we should have been actively seeking out other sporting and community groups to become co-tenants, otherwise all Brookie Oval will be is a 'spiritual' home ground with the odd trial game (eg Redfern Oval) while our actual home ground will be some soulless venue like SFS or Bluetongue.
     
  9. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    I'm all for it, as long as they pay to use the ground the same way we do. As others have said, the more groups that use the oval then the stronger the case for money to be spent.
     
  10. Jonesyv2

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    The rats wouldn't be able to afford the type of rent we pay for the ground, Really depends on how many times they need to use it. If it conflicts with NRL scheduling too much it might become an issue.
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good news for us. More teams playing there the more likely for some sort of re-development. As well, surely it will mean less money paid to the council by us for exclusive use.
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Can you imagine what all those contested scrums are going to do to a surface that is already the boggiest in the NRL?
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is great news. Another code on the ground means more people through the gate and more reason to upgrade it as it is a dual facility then.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's club rugby lets be honest, they may as well just have a BBQ and a few beers in the middle of the park and take a few shots at goal each
     
  15. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was hoping Christina Kirsch had put her house up for sale and this was the title of the ad.

    Anything use for Brookie that does not involve "sandal-wearing, muesli-chewing, bike-riding pedestrians" (to quote Paul Keating) is good news I think, although everbody concerned appears to be keeping their options wide open.
     
  16. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It makes a mockery of Warringah Councils recent upgrading of the ground surface when they voated to do only did half a job. They should have completly renovated it as it will now resemble a cow paddock after the rats pack is continually pushed back 20 metres every scrum

    At least we may now get a full time groundsman back to the oval as they wont be required at rat park.
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Could Rat Park be sold to a developer and the proceeds used to place sail covers over the Brookvale Hill?
     
  18. eagleE

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    Sounds like this Cr. Regan is a rugby lover trying to push his own cart forward. I am sure that the Sea Eagles bring in more money for the council than what the Rats do. The council and state government really need to look at a modern facility for the Northern Beaches. The obvious place is Brookvale Oval. That being that it is Manlys homeground make it more obvious. I love Brookvale Oval as it is but something really needs to be done either in the form of renovations or aborting the use of Brookvale Oval as our main home ground.
     
  19. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The local residents will be pleased to have games every weekend now instead of only 10.
     
  20. The Gronk

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    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to express once again my bromance for Paul Keating.
     

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