‘Brookie’ gets dumped for big bucks
You can’t blame the Manly Sea Eagles for taking up a seven-figure offer to rename their home ground. It’s been Brookvale (“Brookie”) Oval since 1947 but as of this season it becomes Lottoland. I said Lottoland, not La La Land. Lottoland, I would’ve thought, will be alienating many other clubs by signing such a lucrative deal with the Eagles. And all this is happening just when I thought the NRL was trying to water down sponsorships involving booze and a bet.