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Sorry Brumbies but I quit

By jadie360 - 18 April 2011 20

As long time Brumbies fans we have loved our team over the years.  We have been to (almost) every home game since 1996, and been season ticket holders since the stadium was remodelled.  Since moving to the coast two years ago we have still been driving up for games, mostly paying to  stay overnight.  But I’m afraid yesterday’s performance was the straw that broke the camels back.  I doubt we be back for the rest of the season (although possibly once more for the Rebels game – I like the way they play) and probably won’t renew our tickets next year.

I looked around me at one stage yesterday – the faces on the row of spectators behind me looked so bored it was hard to believe we were at a major sporting event and ,in fact, one was asleep!

Dropped ball, woeful passing, inexplicable kicking, it had it all.  And if Valentine is working to a game plan with his ssllloooow delivery then the whole game is in severe danger of dying of atrophy.

So sorry, but that’s it….it was fun while it lasted.

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Sorry Brumbies but I quit
jadie360 4:57 pm 18 Apr 11

thewindycity said :

typical Canberra fair-weather supporter

I was fairly certain someone was going to make this comment and wasn’t disappointed.
You are wrong. It is a big commitment for us to pay $220 for our membership, travel a 5 hour round trip, pay $100+ for overnight accommodation, plus fuel both for us and the car. And yeah I do think I am entitled to more bang for my buck.
We will probably stay on as “supporter” members but no more visiting the stadium for us until whatever is going wrong at the Brumbies changes.

palndrumm 4:39 pm 18 Apr 11

Highlight of the game for me: as the Force subs jogged around keeping warm during the first half, someone in the crowd called out to one of them “Hey mate, I’ll give you the money for a haircut, it’s only 20 bucks.” One of the other Force subs called back “Spend it on a gym membership – that’s only 10.” The laugh that got from everyone who heard it was the most animated I saw the crowd all night.

shadow boxer 4:30 pm 18 Apr 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Rugby was ruined with the demise of the Canberra Kookaburras.

and the shoulder charge.

Joe Canberran 4:15 pm 18 Apr 11

Chop71 said :

personally I had more fun at roller derby (and the chicks don’t get paid for their inflated egos)


thebiz 3:04 pm 18 Apr 11

I also have been to the majority of Brumbies homes games and now seem to always walk out each week disappointed.
It’s not just the dull footy but there used to be exciting half time entertainment, something other than ‘sprints’, there was the occasional fireworks to kick things off, the occasional ski-diver, sled dogs etc.
I suppose we still get to see Brumby Jack lunge at the tackle bag, it’s riveting stuff and as good ol Cam says ‘it never gets old’.

I may renew my memberships as I want to stick with them but sitting through each game bored certainly makes think hard about it.

Chop71 3:04 pm 18 Apr 11

personally I had more fun at roller derby (and the chicks don’t get paid for their inflated egos)

colourful sydney rac 2:49 pm 18 Apr 11

Rugby was ruined with the demise of the Canberra Kookaburras.

Thoroughly Smashed 2:17 pm 18 Apr 11

I had originally intended to cancel my almost decade long membership at the end of last season, mostly due to a growing ambivalence toward sport in general than anything specific to the Brumbies, but ended up renewing anyway. Whoops.

pptvb 12:49 pm 18 Apr 11

Matbe it’s their training methods?

Skidd Marx 11:26 am 18 Apr 11

At times this year I’ve been the Brumbies staunchest critic. But when the camera showed the injured cattle sitting in the stands last night I was reminded of just how much firepower they’re missing: Elsom, Hoiles, Chapman, Edmonds, Moore, Speight, not to mention other guys who have been in and out all season with injury (AAC, McCabe, Lealiifano). We had a fourth string hooker by the name of Elvis on the field last night! Come on – what do you expect?

johnboy 11:05 am 18 Apr 11

It’s a very expensive way to get very poor entertainment.

But that hasn’t stopped Tiresome Tim haranguing the fans on the beast this morning attacking the character of fans who’ve had enough of the club.

Growling Ferret 10:59 am 18 Apr 11

Just wait – they will blame the weather on teh crowd, the time of the day, the war in Iraq.

They won’t accept blame for poor crowds due to rubbish football, stupid internal politics, the fact the Brumbies seem more interested in becoming property developers than a football club etc.

I believe the Brumbies are in big trouble as a club as their core supporters have given up on them…

Bluey 10:05 am 18 Apr 11

I was offered free tickets and turned them down because the couple of games I went to at the start of the season were woeful, why waste my time?

thewindycity 9:56 am 18 Apr 11

typical Canberra fair-weather supporter

Jclarke 9:34 am 18 Apr 11

Feels bad man…..

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