“So I done a banana the wrong way and I thought, geez Gaz, do that one again!”
Much has been made of the 20-year anniversary of Ablett-Salmon shootout in ’93, so it’d be remiss of us to not share an extended highlights package of the game. What a game it was, indeed. So we’ve included in today’s post a great review of the game by Rohan Connolly at The Age. Alternatively, watch the pure unadulterated version.
Is there nothing quite like the look of a ten-time beaten, dejected and despondent Hawthorn player (not to mention supporter) departing the ‘G? Has Buddy Franklin spent too much time on his new haircut, and not enough time on a much-anticipated contract renewal? Does Josh Gibson think more about cashmere beanies and prescription-less designer spectacles than he does on defensive-pressure tactics? Is Jeff Kennett the tip of a Hawthorn club-implosion iceberg? Does it get any better than beating Hawthorn ten times in a row? How good is our batch of ‘new youth’? Can the Cats continue the odd-number premiership tradition by winning in 2007, 2009, 2011 AND TWENTY THIRTEEN?
Nice beret, Jeffrey.
So many questions to awaken The Terrace from a pre-season slumber. All we can say – apart from everything else we’ve already said – is, BRING ON THE ‘ROOS!!!
p.s. Anecdotally, in response to our most recent poll (“which grand final loss was the worst?”), 55% of punters said ’08 was still the most tender, with ’89 a distant second. Continuing in this vein, our new poll asks: how many loses will it take to make up for that crap day in September? Vote now!
What a win on Friday night. Is there anything sweeter than the sight of a Hawthorn supporter writhing in post-game agony? Ahhh, nectar. As one punter observed on Big Footy, “I’m really hoping Sports Delivered release the ‘Nine Lives’ DVD collection of all the games. Would be a purrrrfect way to sit through those lazy Summer months.”
Speaking of punters, you’ve got to love the ‘analysis’ in today’s Geelong Advertiser (chart below) on the road to September. Put simply, the disappointingly unbiased forecast predicts a Collingwood vs Hawthorn Grand Final, with the Cats bowing out in the Prelim against Hawthorn. Against whom, did you say? We’ve included one savvy punter’s response below . It’s elementary, really…