Bullucked wrote:The team, I feel bitterly disappointed for Ryley Jacks as I rate him very highly, but of course, who do you leave out?
The Graveyard, in a word, Nostalgia. Things I miss:
The donut van INSIDE the ground
The sea of contraband tinnies that ended up under our feet in the standing area
The smell of the odd sly ciggy (I'm a non smoker but it just added something)
The jumping castle and mud slides down the back of the stands (finally my son is old enough to come along and all that has been washed away)
Drifting showers and ice cold winds coming off the Yarra (still get the drifting showers now, nowhere seems safe - except up in the nosebleeds)
The old 'traditional' scoreboard
That bloke who used to yell out in the thick Pommie accent "Mander yer tosser"
The after match in the bowels of the old grandstand that used to be for the old Greyhound track
Hanging around the back of the main grandstand as the players, officials and commentators wandered past
I'm sure I'll think of others...
What I don't miss:
Those dreadful toilets
Needing to get there early or to arrange someone to reserve 'our spot'
The occasional fights breaking out on the terraces (thinking particularly Anzac Day clashes)
No protection whatsoever in the main grandstand from the weather
Knees up around your shoulders in the Eastern Grandstand
Different time, different era. A bit like trying to compare players from different era's, in my opinion impossible.
Bring on the Tiggers.
Cameron wrote:While I don't necessary not agree with you; remember they beat the so called super side in the Roosters.
So West Tigers will be buoyant and confident. They are playing with good spirit.
We need to play at our best. hopefully rise for the milestone game.
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