Yes I drove up from Dunedin to watch that dismal display. We stood on the
terrace on halfway and it was really quiet. Perhaps I'm just used to the
terraces at Carisbrook. The crowd was so lacklustre a friend of mine from
Wellington yelled out several times questioning Wayne Smith's coaching
skills and parentage with not a peep from the crowd. I'd never have thought
that possible at Lancaster Park, mind you he was sober enough not to start
abusing Robbie Deans.
> >I was amazed on Saturday by the lack of crowd support and atmosphere at
> >Jade Stadium. Apart from the occasional chorus of waltzing matilda from
> >the main stand it was totally flat.
> >I think the Kiwi crowd like the AB's arived at the ground with little
> >hope of a victory having had to listen to a coach who has publicly
> >stated it's all right to lose.
> >But again it was most unusual to hear the normally enthusiastic and
> >vocal Lancaster Park crowd silenced from kickoff till those two last
> Were you at the game? I was and thought that, considering how the
> AB's were playing, the support was pretty reasonable. Personally I
> managed many periods of hearty shouting and so did the people about me
> (corner by the scoreboard). Unfortunately the guy behind me could
> only manage to shout "F*ck" every time the AB's made a mistake, which
> was pretty often...
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