I went to Parramatta Stadium with some friends & I must say it was a "DEBACLE ". We arrived at the ground at 5pm & didn't get into the Stadium until 6.15pm. The crowd were furious & while I can empathise with the ground staff , I have very little sympathy for the Parramatta Football Club. Ticketek supposedly had a meltdown , which prevented tickets being allocated to patrons , however at 5.40pm ( 10 mins after kick off ) , there were approx 5000 - 10 000 people still outside the ground & the Parramatta Club should have thrown open the gates . It would have been a good PR exercise rather than the Club attempt to milk as much money as they can from patrons. I'm sure Radio 2GB will be receiving many complaints about this situation & the complaints are deserved. At Brooky last year in Round # 1 , the ground staff opened the gates to patrons to avoid a dangerous situation & in the circumstances , this was the right decision.
We finally got to see some of the game ( which was ordinary ) , then we had some dinner before ending up at the WoolPack Hotel , where we saw Mitchell Seargent & Billy Johnstone ( Cowboys ) enjoying a beer or 2.
At 1.30am , 3 of us remaining decided enough was enough & we shared a $130.00 taxi fare home to Cromer , Dee Why , Elanora Heights.
The things we do !!!!!!!
See you all at Brooky Oval on Sunday !!!!!!