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Sun-Herald: "Abbott promises Brookie a lifeline"

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Brissie Kid, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +1,176 /19
  2. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    He didn't promise anything!
  3. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

    +359 /16
    Q. When do politicians lie?

    A. Whenever they open their mouth.
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,623 /204
    Only an idiot would believe any politician saying they will bring money to Brookvale oval
  5. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

    +843 /9
    not even a super stadium where every seat was a spa bath with Penthouse Pets as massuses could get me to vote for this galah.
  6. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

    +359 /16
    **** I would vote for Pauline Hanson if she promised that!
  7. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,207 /26
    The country is going down the gurgler due to the inept government and all you want to do is sing "Solidarity Forever"
  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,663 /383
    Worse than a gurgler more like going down the toilet!!
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    Looks like another thread hijacked by politics.
  10. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,250 /173
    All the politicians there were Manly supporters - Abbott, Baird, Hazzard and Bishop. They are are only hope of getting funding for Brookie.
  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8
    Copy is here with more (i think) on the link:

    "Tony Abbott has given the strongest indication yet that Brookvale Oval won't die if he is elected as prime minister. The leader of the federal opposition was a special guest at Manly's season launch at Brookvale Oval on Friday night. Other political heavyweights in attendance included the NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird, the state Minister for Planning, Brad Hazzard, and Liberal MP Bronwyn Bishop. The NSW government's stadiums strategy has outlined plans to shift funding away from suburban grounds and towards major venues such as ANZ Stadium and Allianz Stadium. However Abbott raised hopes that one of the NRL's most dilapidated grounds, Brookvale Oval, could finally get the money required to bring it up to standard. ''I am confident that [Manly] will be doing well come September and I hope you aren't the only ones in this room doing well come September,'' Abbott told guests in the Chairman's Lounge, in reference to the coming federal election. ''Opposition is OK but government is better. Opposition is about promising, government is about delivering. I hope I will be in a position to deliver to this club, to this code and to this stadium come September. I look forward to working with my friends and colleagues, the state Treasurer Mike Baird and the state Minister for Planning, Brad Hazzard. If we've got the planning right, if we've got the finances right then we can deliver. And I've got my coach Bronwyn Bishop to make sure I perform on and off the field.'' Former Senate president Kerry Sibraa is heading a Brookvale Oval Committee tasked with finding ways to salvage the historic ground. ''It was great to see Tony there and other respected politicians,'' Sea Eagles general manager David Perry said. ''It was positive what he said in regards to the future of Brookvale Oval.'' Dave Smith will meet Manly officials this week to discuss the issue. The ARLC chief executive is also scheduled to meet Abbott on March 13 to discuss a range of issues including the NRL's own stadiums funding wish list. There are also tentative plans for him to sit down with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, this week. Smith said: ''I think rugby league will be more professional in terms of its interaction, we will want to work more closely with government - both state and federal.''

  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,663 /383
    It does sound promising, although as stated no guarantees or actual promises.
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    • lovefooty

      lovefooty Well-Known Member

      +471 /16
      The talk from Abbott is the strongest I have heard in a long time.
      Good work Kerry Sibraa and the committee. Keep it going, you seem to have Brooky getting the attention it needs from the people that can help.

      I also read in that column that Symond's from the Rooters will be here for training on Monday to cover Glen Stewart. More good news and finally the truth is printed about what happened at the leagues club A G M last week.

      Its a better read than that Telecrap Throthfield anti Manly rubbish.
    • Moondog

      Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,265 /51
      Chapter headings for the training manual used by both major political parties in Australia..

      1) Lies
      2) Big Lies
      3) Lies Under Oath
      4) Lies Off The Record

      Lies are their tools of trade. They'll tell whoever they're talking to at the time what they think they want to hear. I'll get excited when I see some action.
    • master blaster

      master blaster Well-Known Member

      +858 /5
      there were a lot of if,s in there for it to happen
    • Hamster Huey

      Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

      +1,178 /9
      Can't see much cash promised over the next 2-3 years.

      I can't see the LNP having any spare cash around once they get into office as they concentrate in more important infrastructure projects, and a Labor re-election is no good noting Albanese has already said a firm 'get stuffed' to any proposal for funding for Brookie.

      The only short-term chance I can see is for widespread support for a new 'regional' boutique stadium to service the Northern Sydney area, covering for multiple codes.

      A Manly at Brookvale specific case just doesn't have the grunt needed to push through at any level, under any government, as far as I can see.
    • BOZO

      BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +7,373 /389
      We have more of a chance of a Brookie lifeline under Mr Abbot then we will ever have from the Albenese "get stuffed to all the Manly people Labor party .
    • ManlyBacker

      ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

      +972 /7
      He is looking good to be leading the country by year's end. So he had better deliver or I'm going to have nothing but seriously negative things to post for the following years. He has been walking around Brookie making promises for a decade so he had better have a quick plan as he has been talking with all the stakeholders for yonks. No excuses.
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      • susan

        susan Well-Known Member

        +2,357 /56
        Agree with Hampster,not enough political miles in it for anyone.It may actually work against us as if if Abbot wins and goes down the cost cutting route as it will just look too political for him to upgrade his beloved Manly while cutting everything else.

        Is he really a big Manly fan or is that spin?I have not seen him at games or around the club at all but I suppose he wouldn't have much spare time.
      • Hamster Huey

        Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

        +1,178 /9
        His last promise was in the lead-up to elections lost, and they weren't for big changes to Brookvale.

        There is now no promise but to 'look at' the future of Brookvale, in conjunction with other bodies. Until you hear a dollar value in this current financial climate, let's not confuse a 3-6 year ago promise to what can be offered now.

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