Silence on the terrace

Silence on the terrace

Post by Paul Ker » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00


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
tries.

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Post by David Calland » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>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
>tries.

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...

David.

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Ker » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00

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.

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> >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
> >tries.

> 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...

> David.

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Post by Rob » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Apart from the occasional chorus of waltzing matilda from
>the main stand it was totally flat.

Isn't that sad, singing waltzing matilda?

What did you expect the NZ crowd to do Paul, cheer
the aussies on while they kicked arse?  I imagine
Gordon "The Donkey" Bray and Buddha made plenty
of noise all by themselves.

At least the crowd did not boo the away kicker at
penalty attempts as happened at Subiaco and
Athletic Park.

Quote:
>I was amazed on Saturday by the lack of crowd support and atmosphere at
>Jade Stadium.
>But again it was most unusual to hear the normally enthusiastic and
>vocal Lancaster Park crowd

Who would rename a ground "Jade" and expect the same atmosphere?

Rob

Quote:

>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
>tries.

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Post by Ross Finlays » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> >I was amazed on Saturday by the lack of crowd support and atmosphere at
> >Jade Stadium.
> >But again it was most unusual to hear the normally enthusiastic and
> >vocal Lancaster Park crowd

> Who would rename a ground "Jade" and expect the same atmosphere?

By the way, what's the deal with that?  Who or what is "Jade"?  (Some
corporate sponsor, presumably??)

        Ross.

 
 
 

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Post by Rodger Donalds » Tue, 04 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>By the way, what's the deal with that?  Who or what is "Jade"?  (Some
>corporate sponsor, presumably??)

Software package from a Christchurch based company.

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Post by Paul Ker » Wed, 05 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Well at least that's better than the earlier idea of giving the naming
rights to the Auckland Savings Bank.

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> >By the way, what's the deal with that?  Who or what is "Jade"?  (Some
> >corporate sponsor, presumably??)

> Software package from a Christchurch based company.

> --

> "Democracy is the worst form of government.  Except, of course, for all
> those other forms of government mankind has tried."

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Post by Mees Roelo » Thu, 06 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>>By the way, what's the deal with that?  Who or what is "Jade"?  (Some
>>corporate sponsor, presumably??)

>Software package from a Christchurch based company.

And if all this goes on the Bledisloe Cup match in 2005 will be
announced as follows.

"Hello, ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to the Jade Stadium. Today we
will be disputing the ANZ Cup (previously Bledisloe Cup) and this
match also counts for the Rupert Murdoch Trophy (aka Tri Nations). The
match is being brought to you in association with Coca Cola while
Fosters will be sponsoring the post-match festivities, where-ever you
are. Make sure to visit the McDonald's in the stadium at half time.

And now the teams.
Vodafone Wallibies: (...)
Steinlager All Blacks: (...)"

Ain't that big fun .....

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Post by Booni » Thu, 20 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>>>By the way, what's the deal with that?  Who or what is "Jade"?  (Some
>>>corporate sponsor, presumably??)

>>Software package from a Christchurch based company.

>And if all this goes on the Bledisloe Cup match in 2005 will be
>announced as follows.

>"Hello, ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome to the Jade Stadium. Today we
>will be disputing the ANZ Cup (previously Bledisloe Cup) and this
>match also counts for the Rupert Murdoch Trophy (aka Tri Nations). The
>match is being brought to you in association with Coca Cola while
>Fosters will be sponsoring the post-match festivities, where-ever you
>are. Make sure to visit the McDonald's in the stadium at half time.

>And now the teams.
>Vodafone Wallibies: (...)
>Steinlager All Blacks: (...)"

>Ain't that big fun .....

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