Sports points to pon­der


en sports is­sues that have oc­cu­pied my mind this year:

That has prompted one owner, Gareth Mor­gan, to push for a new sta­dium to be built in Pe­tone.

It would seat 12,000 and be the Phoenix’s home ground.

Small crowds there would not look as bad as they do in the 35,000-seater at West­pac Sta­dium.

The an­swer isn’t to build a smaller sta­dium.

It’s to build a big­ger fol­low­ing, which the Phoenix have be­gun to do with their fine re­cent form.

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