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The blessings of not being at Brookvale...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by captainskin, May 31, 2011.

  1. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

    +80 /0
    ... last week and this week (vs Dogs)

    With the amount of rain Brookvale and Sydney (and the rest of NSW) has received, the Olympic stadium will be one of the dryer grounds to soak up the rain.

    I know it is sacred to play at the 'fortress', but give the boys a run on a dry field in a big stadium while the fortress dries up.;)
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,547 /214
    Has anyone got a helicopter we can use to dry out our ground before matches? (mines broken)
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,617 /203
    shame you will need binos to see the game from olympic park if you are to sit under cover there.
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

    +310 /0
    Yeah I recall getting drenched there quite a few times, rnd1 in 2009 vs the Dogs out there was as bad as it gets.

    I'm never happy about having to go out to Homebush, there are no positives.
  5. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +692 /20
    Maybe you can ask Dick Smith. As a long time resident of the area he must be a Sea Eagles supporter.
  6. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,378 /74
    Cr Kirch would probably think the wet field is a good thing because it makes it a multi-purpose venue - Brookvale Oval and Aquatic Centre.
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    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

      +494 /0
      Just out interest has anyone been to the re vamped Druggie ground yet?

      Looks pretty good on tv.
    • Bradza

      Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +790 /9
      There's also the wetlands eco angle...........
    • torana355

      torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +2,093 /36
      Yep the surface can't be good for Snake either when he is recovering from his injuries.
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      • ssar

        ssar Well-Known Member

        +220 /4
        Yea, I have been to the Newcastle International Sports Centre twice this year - both times for free as I'll rarely pay to goto a big footy game if my team isn't playing.

        Yea, with the newer western grandstand pretty much finished, which is pretty similar to the eastern one, and both ends' "hills" being retained, overall the place is pretty good.
        I noticed the audio is improved, as it's more "within" the large stands and reverberates a little nicely across the ground as a result.
        There's not TAB facilities as yet tho apparently there will be, and anyone can wander around the entire ground via the applicable path as you wish, which is good.
        There is always an unnatural amount of Knights-Supporting Idiots you have to put up with, but geez it's sweeeeeet when you tip & barrack for the visitors and they win there.

        Lookin' very much forward to the Knights v Manly game there (3pm Sunday 17th July) when hopefully we have very few if not no injuries and we really put them to the sword on their home turf.
      • eagles2win

        eagles2win Well-Known Member

        +494 /0
        If Brookie ever get's a revamp that it badly needs it should model itself of this field
      • Dan79

        Dan79 Active Member

        +71 /0
        the brookie version wouldnt need as many needle bins as the newcastle one.
        i live down the road from the ground, (walking distance) it is a decent ground, shame about the people in the ground really.

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