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Brookie better than ANZ

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,250 /173
    Having just returned from paying $140 for nose-bleed seats on level six at ANZ let me say this: sure, you can get a few more spectators in to ANZ, but there is no comparison with the view. Brookie Hill still rules.
    It was a great game, but you don't feel the hits like you do at Brookie, and players are far harder to recognise. There were times I didn't even realise Choc was on the field.
    Did Creagh play?
    I'm going to have to watch the replay to pick up the close action.
  2. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,093 /36
    Was in the nose bleeds for last years origin game and the view is not great from there but i was in row 25 near the sideline for the GF last year and the view was awesome.
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,250 /173
    Agreed. I have had good seats in the past, but even with 83,000 I didn't feel the same atmosphere as a match V Melb at Brookie has.
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    They could sit me in the ladies ****house at a Manly GF and he view would be just perfect if the eagles win.
  5. Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Member

    +14 /0
    You just cant beat Brookie on the hill.

    But if manly is playing, it does'nt matter which venue it is.
    In the 2008 GF we was sitting in Category D seats right behind the goalposts on the northern stands and watched joyfully as try after try was scored right in front of me.....40- Nil.....Oh yeah baby :D
  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    Yeah, but you do have a thing for the view inside the ladies ****house
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    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

      +494 /0
      Suncorp you get the best of both worlds.
      Ladies ****house and nosebleed seats are one and the same
    • WAMF

      WAMF Well-Known Member

      +408 /0
      In what planet other than Homebush, does a CAT A ticket require you to equalise every 5 mins to stop yourself from getting the bends?

      We are the fools. We are the ones willing to pay top $ for a Cat A seat at this stadium and end up needing binoculars to watch the game and altitude sickness remedies afterwards.
      As long as folks keep stumping up the cash, the NRL/promoters will continue to keep passing the nose bleed seats off as premium real estate.
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +7,250 /173
      You are exactly right. I was thinking as I stood on a crowded bus for 90 minutes getting to ANZ if the NRL truly understand the efforts, and expense, many fans go to get to matches and give the games the atmosphere. I don;t think they do. The cost of food and drink, and the queues, add to the pain. I can understand why people prefer to watch in in the comfort of their home, or at a pub where it doesn't take one hour to be served.
    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +19,029 /367
      ANZ only works if its packed out by polarised supporters such as the GF or SOO.

      I was on the 30 metre line, 23 rows back and still had to check the screen to verify what Player was actually out there.:dodgy:

      Last night, the 'NSW,NSW' chant was on par with our 'Maanly' in passion and decibel level:D

      But it is a great experience having Supporters from different Clubs join in unison against the Scum:p

      I must admit, that even I was an honorary Farrah (the Faint) Supporter last night, especially when he scrounged Slaters head into the mud:p

      The last 4 minutes, the whole section was on their feet, willing the Blues to make those extraordinary hits - great memories :angel:

      Now for Brookie - 4 more sleeps :heart:
    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,250 /109
      Nothing beats a fullhouse Brookie for a big premiership game EXCEPT 80000+ watching Manly winning a premiership.
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +7,250 /173
      You had far better seats than us. I was on the 25metre line at the southern end, just below the aircraft flight path. While I was under cover, you need to be closer to the action to fully experience the atmosphere. At $140 a seat it makes $25 on the Brookie Hill the bargain of a lifetime.
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      • Jono

        Jono Well-Known Member

        +176 /5
        $70, Blatchy's Blues, right behind the goal post, ground level, about 26 rows back. Fantastic view. It is nothing like Brookie but that was the best atmosphere I have been a part of at ANZ Stadium since the 2008 Grand Final.

        Well worth the money and I'll be doing that again next year.

        I agree Happily Manly, it was great having different clubs coming together for 1 night. More importantly, I'm actually starting to like Farah. His post match interview was awesome. Summed up how I felt...no better place to win the shield than in front of 55000 Queenslanders :)

        I just wish he'd stop taking dives. Makes it hard to like and support the bloke sometimes.

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