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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brissie Kid, May 3, 2014.
How many fans can they get in there? Looks full today for Manly & Rats game on ABC.
ok no one knows the answer to that. So what about the NRL Manly playing a trial game at Manly Oval? Shouldn't Manly play one time in Manly? It's apparently never happened in the club's history.
about 4000 to 5000
Thanks! Good enough for a trial game. The viewing from the stand and the hill looks worse than the SCG. Looks to be a long way from the action.
Why would there be a Trial there ? Brookie is just up the road. :huh: Manly played the Charity Cricket Game there against the Tigers a few years back. At Christmass the whole area, including playing surface, held 7,000 for the carols. Nothing is far from the action there, it must be just the TV camera lens that gives you that impression.
Being an oval (shaped cricket ground) with few elevated viewing positions it's not a good ground for footie.
just thought it odd manly had never played in manly.
Brookie has been a historic venue since the 1920s, so it was set up before the oval at Manly. Manly was for promenading, Brookie had the races and was a showground too.
In the league history I have read (try Sean fagan) manly council barred the sea eagles from playing at manly oval because the council supported the manly rugby club, and couldn't cope with 2 codes playing at the same ground. So brookie became home. [hr] Haha coincidence! See seagulls myth broken thread, thanks mozgram
We are Manly Warringah and play in Warringah for 90% of our home games.
I bet if the club was being started today not 1947 the Council would have wanted the team called Warringah-Manly Sea Eagles or Brookvale Sea Eagles.
Manly Beaches and Manly Districts merged to form Manly RUFC in 1906 and played their first game as a merged club at manly Oval.
Manly Oval’s maximum crowd would be 3,000 to 4,000 (maybe 5,000 at tops with crowd standing eastern side of the field). For a nostalgic thing yeah it would be kind of nice to see Manly Sea Eagles possibly play a trial there, but generally the cricket pitch is still in Feb/Mar at the time of trails, so unlikely ever to be a goer.
There was around 6,000 to watch Manly V Warringah last Saturday.
Manly Daily said there were 7000 last Saturday. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/manly-marlins-beat-warringah-rats-in-big-local-derby/story-fngr8iii-1226904339088
A trial game there is a fantastic idea for something different but unfortunately it will never happen due to the mighty Manly Warringah District Cricket Club playing grade cricket at that venue right through to March/April.
Greenturd must have been doing the math ... 1,2,3,56,149, 2998 etc