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  1. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Report on brookvale in news.com.au.

    Apparently the ground is suffering from a 'turf disease called nematode'.
     
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So Brookie oval is full of little worms. We better sign them up before they get a better offer.
     
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    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Same with most rugby league journalists. Biggest bunch of nematodes there is.
       
    • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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      There's that Ironstine quote again.I'm going to have to charge people to use it soon.At least it's become legendary.
       
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      • HappilyManly

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        http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...e-to-bad-weather/story-fni3gnk1-1227332019248

        Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval game will need to be changed due to bad weather

        • DAVID RICCIO
        • THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
        • MAY 03, 2015 12:00AM

        SYDNEY’S big wet has impacted Manly’s bid to cure a diseased Brookvale Oval with the NRL set to decide within the next 48 hours if the Sea Eagles home game goes ahead next Sunday.

        Not yet willing to declare, but confident Manly will be able to host Newcastle at Brookvale, NRL head of football Todd Greenberg confirmed that in conjunction with the NRL and Manly, Warringah Council have spent the past three weeks attempting to rid the Sea Eagles home ground of a turf disease called nematode.

        Greenberg issued Manly chief executive Joe Kelly with a please explain after Brookvale Oval resembled a sandy beach during the Sea Eagles last match at home, six weeks ago, against Canterbury.

        So poor was the standard of Brookvale Oval, Bulldogs fullback Brett Morris narrowly escaped major injury when his knee jarred heavily into the heavy turf.

        The NRL paid an independent turf expert from Turf Australia to run a series of soil tests and conduct a report which detailed the level of insecticide treatment required to kill the disease plagued playing surface.

        Greenberg said Sydney’s heavy April rainfall had slowed the process down and that he would meet with Kelly early this week in the hope of giving Brookvale Oval the green light.

        “It had a pretty good disease in it — it had what’s called a nematode, which is a significant turf issue,’’ Greenberg said.

        “One of the things that cost them a little bit was all the rain. They needed to apply all the insecticide into it as per the report and then the deluge in Sydney cost them a few days.

        “I’m hopeful that everything will work out and that council has done everything that the report said, but we’ll need to have a good look at it again next week.

        “I’m relatively confident from the regular updates and reports I’ve received, but we just need to make sure next week.’’

        While Gosford’s Bluetonge Stadium would be an obvious choice if Sunday’s match needed to be shifted, Greenberg said that a contingency plan had not been discussed.
         
      • Berkeley_Eagle

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        so their obvious choice is to move the game 75.2km away instead of the Sfs or ANZ

        gee some muppets run this game
         
      • Brookie Brawler

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        Well I'm sure Newcastle would be happy with Gosford
         
      • Berkeley_Eagle

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        was thinking of going to my first Brookie game this year as well but if they take it to Gosford Im out
         
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        • sheridanstand78

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          The NRL public is suffering a disease called greenturditis!
           
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          • Shoe1

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            On media watch some years ago there was a newspaper cutting where a journo called nematodes "nema toads"
             
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            • Wombat64

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              They would still leave for family reasons
               
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              • Wombat64

                Wombat64 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                unkind to muppets
                 
              • Frogz

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                Same for me
                 
              • Tareeeagle

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                Have paid for my accomodation, as I am coming down from Taree. If this is moved it will just about do me as a member. Still getting emails from the club as late as Friday about what a grand game it is going to be. Goes to the general feeling I have that we are a very distant afterthought. Not one mention from the club in any of its correspondence that this was a possibility.
                 
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                • mjb136

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                  Greenturds new nickname can be nematode.

                  Biggest NRL disease I've seen.
                   
                • HappilyManly

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                  The Root Knot Nematode is a plant parasite.

                  Apparently this specific nematode is an Eel Worm Nematode species. Maybe Choc did a Myles in the middle of Brookie one night :giggle:

                  The fact that Warringah Council allows dogs to crap over the ground, may explain the worm infestation :cool:
                   
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                  • Jethro

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                    Greenematode will give the red light and move the game up to Gosford just to take the home ground advantage away from us and by moving us away from Brookie and up to Gosford, it will more than likely reduce our home crowd attendance and because of the closeness of Newcastle, it will increase theirs so thereby giving the Knights a more of a home ground advantage than it would for us.
                     
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                    • Jethro

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                      Great idea. I have just edited my previous post to reflect just that :D
                       
                    • Frogz

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                      Wasn't someone spruiking, over the last couple of weeks, how good a condition Brookvale was in now.
                       
                    • Jethro

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                      Yeah, I remember hearing/reading that somewhere too
                       

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