We ve got a fair shot of retaining the title this year.
Now 2017 looks promising as well. If we ve got
the All Blacks for the Lions game the Highlanders could
continue Otago teams great record vs the Brits.
Apart from the confidence and patience (no 20/80 passes being
thrown as they were against the Reds and Sharks) shown in the
last couple of games what I liked most about their game was
that they changed the gameplan after 15-20 mins from the
kick-chase, when it became obvious that the Crusaders were
using the ball kicked to them better than was expected, to
keeping the ball in hand and using it themselves.
Mike St and Capri are definitely correct. The ground was not
full. My seat was empty as I was following the game from
Barcelona. Can't wait to get back to Dunedin to see the
Highlanders play their next game at the FBS for which I am
happy to be paying a small share of my rates towards. FBS is
not destroying Dunedin's future. The city would be doomed
Actually Mike it is. Under it's standard configuration it is
a sellout. 30,000 is only capacity when the additional
seating is installed. Virtually every stadium works this way,
the only ones that don't don't use additional seating.
Besides, sellout (for any event) are based on availible
tickets, not availible seats
I'm going to hazard a guess here and say that the removable
seats making up the stand at the eastern side of the stadium
are not in place for this game. This would explain
the difference in the capacity figures.
How can it be a sellout? we paid for a stadium with a
seat capacity for sports events and 36,000 for concerts -
obviously someone's misleading the public here - perhaps the
ratepayers, who's pockets continue to picked to pay for this
white elephant, should get a 40% refund from the people
responsible for this boondoggle.