Whilst we’re not still avenging the disallowed mark to Leigh Colbert in the 1997 2nd Semi-Final, here at The Terrace we can’t get our head around the fact Geelong went out in straight sets and Adelaide went on to win the flag. So it’s always sweet to return from the city of churches having read the lesson. Whilst Bock had attracted the majority of incense, Gazza (on his 150th) dropped by for the collection, to deliver the sermon and give us a blessing.
Seldom can opponents walk away from an eight-goal defeat and hold their head high. Adelaide persisted all night and kept reeling in margins established at the start of the first and second quarters, but Geelong was able to deliver the last rites with a seven-goal final quarter.
Each quarter in four words or less:
1st: Congratulations Gazza. Great start!
2nd: Good early, keep working
3rd: Blake has been dominant
4th: Geelong is on fire!
On the 18th June, 1999, Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) played his final game in the NHL. He retired as the NHL’s all-time leading scorer and holder of 61 individual records. He was known as ‘The Great One’.
Jump forward a decade (and across the globe) and the son of ‘God’ was celebrating his 150th game with a career high 46 possession, best-on-ground/best-game-ever performance. His game has spawned a plethora of complimentary articles to say the least. Now the debate is on: who was/is better, Gary Jnr or Snr? Whichever way we look at it, it’s a great debate, the Garys are great and for that we should be enternally…ahhh…greatful!?
It is almost time that an honorific nickname is given. Like our anthem, the current versions fall short of the possibilities: Gazza, Ablett Junior, Baby Jesus, Lil’ Gaz, Son of God.
Send us your thoughts…