Love him or loathe him ( I personally don't mind him ) I was heartened to here him say that the redevelopment of Brookie is foremost in his mind. The blind dogma of the NRL to have everyone playing out of the soul less caverns of ANZ and Alliance takes away the tribal atmosphere of the smaller home ground venues. If we lose that we lose something special. Did you see all the kids on the ground after full time having a ball where their hero's had just performed. I did at Brookie when I was a boy and why should the NRL deprive people of that thrill. It remains to be seen if Mr Abbot ca deliver.