1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Goldman back

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by kimox, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. kimox

    kimox Member

    +17 /0
    As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Goldman is back. Brookie wasn't the same without him!!

    Granted a comeback
    20 DEC 11 @ 05:32PM BY JON GEDDES
    AFTER winning the biggest battle of his life, Grant Goldman has promised he won’t change a thing when he makes a triumphant return to his spiritual home at Brookvale Oval next season.

    The veteran radio announcer and Sea Eagles tragic will be back as the ground announcer at Brookvale in 2012, a position he previously held for 30 years.

    Goldman left the job in March 2010 when the decision was made to move in a new direction.

    His re-appointment now has extra meaning for Goldman, who has courageously come through the most difficult period of his life after being diagnosed with bowel cancer in May.

    The subsequent chemotherapy and radiation therapy only reinforced his determination to see his two-year-old daughter Alexandria grow up.

    “I have bounced back beautifully, everything is in recovery mode,” Goldman told the Manly Daily. And now he can’t wait to get behind the microphone again after two seasons away following a meeting with Sea Eagles chief operating officer David Perry.

    “It was like an arm missing because you had been here so long it is part of your life,” Goldman said. “It is surging through your maroon and white blood.”

    Goldman said the job provided him a huge adrenaline rush.

    “And that is why I get over-excited sometimes during a game because your team is winning or they are fighting back,” he said.

    “Then you hear the crowd reacting to you and you think ‘I have got them going too’. I still can’t get over that - with a microphone you can get people roaring.

    “And I will be the same person. Nothing beats Brookvale Oval, nothing beats a supporter in another jumper giving you the finger or trying to scream at you to shut up because you know you are doing your job.”

    Perry said the club reviewed the game-day experience and listened to the fans who wanted Goldman back.

    “Grant has enormous passion for the Sea Eagles and a great ability to engage the Brookvale crowd and he brings a unique energy to the games,” Perry said.

    Goldman is positive about the side’s chances next year.
  2. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,652 /39
    Welcome back Grant, your passion for the Manly players, supporters & Brookie can't be faked!!
  3. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,378 /74
    The best ground announcer in the game. Brookie wasn't the same without you. Welcome back Grant.
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    BUUUUUHRREEER will be the catchcry
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Never a fan.[hr]
    But glad to hear he's recovering from his cancer.
  6. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    He's a class act hopefully he'll also MC after game functions like he did years a go.
  7. eaglerob

    eaglerob Member

    +15 /0
    Love it haha :)
  8. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +19,029 /367
    Goldie back, Napper back, Toovey Back to Back :D
  9. firechild

    firechild Active Member

    +65 /0
    It'll be just like walking back into 1996 (except Napper has added a few kgs since then).

Share This Page