Well I've just returned from my shotgun trip up north for the Dragons-Storm game.
Was a fantastic night out standing with the other Storm fans singing all night and watching our side have a relatively comfortable win.
Big ups to the Dragons fans who threw bottles, cups etc at us as they walked out with 5 mins to go...showed real class!
Funniest thing I heard all night was when we were taunting the Dragons fans with a "Remember '99" chant, one bright spark turned around and said "Remember '06..what happened then"...umm we beat you in the Prelim you dickhead!! Has to be the worst retort I have ever heard!!
Managed to get my mug on TV a few times too.
Now onto Oki itself, I was actually really impressed. It's a nice little suburban ground and has a certain charm to it (perhaps that's because I'm used to the massive concrete monstrosities of the AFL). Didn't walk around too much, just walked in the gates and took up our position on the hill with the other Storm fans.
As for the crowd. About 9,100 was the official attendance. I know their side hasn't had the best start, but on a perfect night I thought 9,100 was pretty poor. I never want to hear anyone north of the border have a crack at the Storm's crowds again. In comparison, our crowds are pretty damn good.
Now for a couple of pics...
A nice friendly welcome!!
A sunbaked hill area
The main grandstand.
Just incase we forgot where we were!
Iz pretty good!!
A packed hill area during the game!
Was a fantastic trip, until the last few hours. Stopped off at Yass and left my wallet behind (which I didn't realise until our next stop, some 3hrs down the road). Got home and phoned the servo and the wallet hadn't been handed in and wasn't where I left it.
What scum of the earth steals a wallet? Sure take the money, I don't care about that, but at least hand the wallet back in. Absolute f***ing scum!!
The crowd at Kogarah isn’t what it was pre-merger but I'm sure that will revive with time and the ground itsself just keeps getting better and better.