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  1. Slowlane

    All things NRL

    https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/sharks-pip-dragons-to-enter-nrl-top-eight/5f584041-c0f1-4dcc-80bb-edb5c31ac271
  2. Slowlane

    All things NRL

    I sat about 12 seat to the right of Sco Mo.
  3. Slowlane

    All things NRL

    Nope. The bloke in front of us came back twice before half time with a couple of trays of beer, 4 cups in each tray. I know because we almost wore them each time he tried to get back into his seat. The empty cups on the grassed area after the game was unbelievable, couldn't step on any grass unless you squashed a few cups at the same time. Are we really perceived as being that bad down here? I must lead a sheltered life 😬
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    All things NRL

    Yes it has a terrible reputation from what I am now finding out. Even the bloke across the road who has been a Sharks supporter all his life told me yesterday he won't go to the games there and said he definitely wouldn't take his kids. Some of the comments online even by Sharks fans, have been an eye opener. I'm sure there are sections that are great to sit in but the overall impression from people is that it is a hostile environment and not one they would either go back to or take their kids. Didn't see any kids running onto the field afterwards, just a mass exodus and luckily we took the side that didn't have the 'guard of honour' from the drunks that were harassing opposition supporters as they left. We didn't call security because we thought that might make it worse but we did move seats right up the back in another section and it was better.
  5. Slowlane

    All things NRL

    No. I go to plenty of Sydney matches and don't see this. Seems to be a culture thing at Shark Park and the club obviously does nothing to stop it. I have been to Jubilee which is in the next suburbs lot for NRL and Soccer and have never experienced it there. The general consensus from people I have spoken to is that most of it is alcohol related. Certainly true for the 5 that sat in front of me. They were already half tanked when they got there but managed to come back from the bar with more beer 3 times before half time. Where is the RSA at this ground.?
  6. Slowlane

    All things NRL

    A friend of mine is the mother of the ref who was punched a couple of years ago at Engadine, can't people control themselves? A few years earlier he had been diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour.
  7. Slowlane

    All things NRL

    Not true. Some games have an element of unruly behaviour but they are usually dealt with quickly by the police. Most games the crowds are pretty well behaved. This was a mass mentality that I have never seen at an NRL game. On Sunday I was still so upset that I posted on a forum and asked what other people experienced at this ground thinking I might be over reacting. This responses were incredible with one man who is a Sharks fan saying he wont take his boys to that ground anymore. Another lady said she was in the alcohol free zone yet there was a woman who was a Sharks supporter with 6 kids, no shoes or jumpers on any of them and she had a beer in each hand. I had no idea this ground had such a bad reputation.
  8. Slowlane

    All things NRL

    I have been going to games all my life, Mum and Dad were die hards for their respective teams so I was dragged along from a very young age. This was the first time I have been to Shark Park and it will be the last. I have never experienced such a mob of bogun drunken threatening yobos in my entire life. There is a reason that not many away fans or kids go to that ground, it has a bad reputation as having a drunken mob mentality and now I can see why. The behaviour of the Sharks fans was absolutely disgusting, I'd hate to see how they behaved if they had lost. I have since spoken to two friends who are Sharks members and both said they will not take their kids down there anymore. I'll admit I am a Bunnies supporter but our fans had more class in defeat than the Sharks fans had in victory. I used to think that the Cronulla riots were mostly caused by people that came from outside the area but now I know different. I have never been so embarrassed to be a Shire resident as I am right now after Sat night.
  9. Slowlane

    Challenge Roth 2019

    We are staying near the 35km mark. Cliff who is Susie’s husband had blown and was walking a bit. Susie was in a world of pain when she came past. Commando was running slowly but kept it going. We gave him a cheer and as soon as he knew we were Aussies he gave us a big smile and even veered over to high five me. He did better than I thought he would.
  10. Slowlane

    Challenge Roth 2019

    I’m watching on tv over here and the coverage is a bit different to the web site. Tv is only in German so we have the web site for the English commentary. Coverage has been great so far. Conditions are perfect. Rain stopped just as the race started, cool conditions and zero wind. The rain has kept the crowds away but solar is starting to get busy now. We are staying right on the run course so will go out when they start to come through.
  11. Slowlane

    Challenge Roth 2019

    At the top there is an option for international stream. Belinda Granger is doing the commentary.
  12. Slowlane

    Challenge Roth 2019

    Was entered but pulled the pin a few months ago for several reasons. Over here on holidays anyway and went to the expo today. Weather is going to be 32 on Saturday but dropping to 21 on Sunday for the race. Pretty good conditions right now and definitely looking like no wetties.
  13. Don't think so. A few people I know are doing their normal times. One friend who is doing her first IM usually swims 55 for a half and she has done 1.32 . I spoke to her on Monday and she was hoping for just under 2 hrs.
  14. Ch 7 have been doing the weather crosses from there this morning. Good to see the race is getting some air time on free to air tv. Weather looks amazing
  15. Slowlane

    Ash Barty

    And Dylan Alcott for his first French Open win.
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