The next big home game at Brookie v’s Tigers (Round 18: Friday 11th July) >> hopefully we can see another good crowd at Brookie (for Friday’s week game), which will make up on the lost numbers with the earlier rain affected home rounds. The Tigers (in the past) has always been a well drawing crowd at Brookie (away support), as many old Tiger fans live in places like the Northern Beaches or not that far from the area. Someone mention to me, while the Manly/Roosters crowd was good, the away supporters really was a 90% Manly /10% Roosters crowd mix (even if you put that down to the Roosters!). Once we get a good 75%/25% crowd to the Bookie with the away supporters or even a 70%/30% mix, then cracking a 21,000+ crowd will be very feasible. Closing the gates is at 22K/23K (if that is the cut-off these days?). We really need more reserve seating (covered >> new stand - back of the Eastern Hill) which is the problem at Brookie and what Manly is looking for in the upgrade facilities!