I can't think of another Sydney ground which provides such a gladatorial feel as Brookie. It obviously gets to the players because 'biffo at Brookie' has become standard fare. Has Allgood ever fired up that much at another Sydney ground? Have we ever seen the sideline settle-up between Gift and Blair at another Sydney venue? I can still recall the Sunday Bloody Sundays at Brookie when we played the Fibros and the Eels. Imagine if they ever played a State of Origin match at Brookie? You could sell the coverage to Fight Channel. To me, the cannonball tackled that cripled George Rose was far more dangerous than the Allgood incident (of course, in these days of political correctness and 'shield you eyes, kiddies' policies that the NRL has adopted I'm sounding like Rex Mossop) I love the ground, and I was pleasantly surprised that almost 11,000 turned up last night in cold weather - particularly as there was no more than 200 Eels supporters there. They deserve credit; they are true rusted-on believers, and I'm sure the couple of punches Allgood threw at least gave them some belief that their team possed some fight . . . there goes that word again!