Firstly, congratulations to Dane from all of us here at The Terrace. Fair play to you. And here’s to a week of intrusive media work followed by a crap game on Saturday.
Secondly, ff there’s one downside to the weekend results, it’s that Hawthorn and Collingwood didn’t both lose. I mean, Jeff referring to the pain being greater than the ’99 election was music to our ears, with the the taste of ’08 (and his comments the following year) still lingering. Watching the Pies bow out in similar fashion would have been nice. But, then again, having a crack at the the maggots on Saturday gives us a chance to bury their hopes once and for all. Beating Hawthorn, Weagles and Collingwood to win the flag would be a nice way to come down the home straight and pull off the holy trinity. Very nice indeedy.
And who would have thought, after all the hullabaloo at the end of last year, that we would get another crack at the elusive third flag? We mean, really, it’s almost time we starting knocking on Tim Lane’s door. Does anyone remember this article from September last year? Or this one from the beginning of this year? We couldn’t resist this extract…
“Already, one or two important players were old by the calendar and a couple of others old before their time. Yes, they’d added James Podsiadly to their attack, hoped it was Tom Hawkins’ time, and Travis Varcoe was still improving. But it was wishful thinking to imagine this could compensate for what was being lost.”
Ahem, Tim. Ahem. Sure, Tim has been one of many – so we won’t dwell on it. Not just yet. And we won’t count our third kitten until it’s hatched. But, it’s been a trentwestendous year to date.
Finally, to kick off the week, we’re happy to share this Dale Thomas number.