Today I joined Wheel, Manlybacker, Byso, Duff and a couple of others in encouraging fans to sign a petition for the upgrade of Brookvale Oval. Most fans were happy to sign the petition but I include the following observations: Quite a few fans don't want to give away the hill and love the suburban feel of Brookie. (Fortunately the proposed plan keeps the hill, with a stand behind it.) I was surprised at how many first time visitors there were to the ground - a lot of them were supporters from the bush :yeah: making a once a year visit to the ground to see the Mighty Sea Eagles. A lot of visitors had no idea where to go to get into the correct stand - Arhurson, Jane Try or Southern and so Byso and I had to give quite a few directions. It did strike me that the club would do well to have a PR person or two inside the main gate to direct people and make it easy for fans to be directed. Considering the forecast was for rain and it was pouring half an hour before the game, plus limited away supporters, a crowd of 16 k was pretty good. And well done to the Silvertail crew in collecting a lot of signatures on behalf of the club for a worthy cause. If you haven't seen the proposal you can find it on http://manlyseaeagles.com.au/news.asp?tx=39&newsid=1588 It is worth a look.