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Had my first experience of Magic round on Sunday. I didn’t have the funds to attend all 3 days, like magic my money tends to disappear as soon as it appears. So I guess it was a Magic Sunday more than a Magic round. Anyway booked an Airbnb at Scarborough which I realised afterwards was pretty much Redcliffe, well done me. Nice place Redcliffe, good markets on Sunday & had a great culinary experience, a chunky monkey cookie. After the chunky monkey headed to Sandgate station for the train trip into town to meet Yioti. We (my kids & I) met Yioti in a sports memorabilia shop in the city. Yioti had bought a Tigers print depicting moments of the 2010 season. I guess that’s one way to deal with 13 years of failure, immerse yourself in a room filled with items reminding you of times that were pretty good, great actually if compared to the last decade, “it’s a kind of magic” as Freddy Mercury sang many years ago. 
After the shop we walked to the stadium, many fans of different teams doing the same, it was about 12:30 & the vibe was a positive & happy one, for a Tiger attending a football game that’s magic too in some way. Walking down Caxton street the place was buzzing, the Warriors fans had taken over the balcony of the Dolphins’ hotel which name escapes me, they were in good voice, singing something I didn’t understand but others did. Kudos to the Warriors fans, they’re definitely up there with the best in the NRL, if not the best. 
We stopped off at the very busy Caxton Hotel where we had a drink outside with many others. Yioti took us inside for a little tour, showing us pictures of Queensland players on a wall, he almost drooled as he pointed out Scott Prince, memories of better times yet again. I just wondered how the years disappear so quickly, a 61 year old in the midst of all these young people drinking & laughing, magic again. 

We got to the ground, took a few more snaps & found our seats. We watched as the Wahs beat Evil Ivan & his Panthers. I thought maybe it’ll be a day of pure magic & upsets in all 3 games, the Storm quickly put paid to any chances of that. I wonder now if Brad Arthur knew he would be disappearing from the Coaching role of the Eels a few days later. 

Anyway, after eating a massive German sausage on a bun, a culinary experience that didn’t quite match the chunky monkey cookie but still worth mentioning here, we found seats nearer the halfway for the Tigers game, quite a few fans not expecting much magic leaving for dinner elsewhere I supposed. And they were pretty much correct as we all know now we lost yet again.

There wasn’t a great deal to add. I found it great that there’s a huge celebration of the game over the weekend & felt very proud of the volunteers & staff who help put it all together, I thank them so much for their efforts. But what did I think of the Tigers? Well I think they’re a bit like Houdini in the straight jacket with chains & padlocks placed in a chest that’s submerged in water, only difference is Houdini escaped & the Tigers are still struggling to get rid of that straight jacket. 


   
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Had my first experience of Magic round on Sunday. I didn’t have the funds to attend all 3 days, like magic my money tends to disappear as soon as it appears. So I guess it was a Magic Sunday more than a Magic round. Anyway booked an Airbnb at Scarborough which I realised afterwards was pretty much Redcliffe, well done me. Nice place Redcliffe, good markets on Sunday & had a great culinary experience, a chunky monkey cookie. After the chunky monkey headed to Sandgate station for the train trip into town to meet Yioti. We (my kids & I) met Yioti in a sports memorabilia shop in the city. Yioti had bought a Tigers print depicting moments of the 2010 season. I guess that’s one way to deal with 13 years of failure, immerse yourself in a room filled with items reminding you of times that were pretty good, great actually if compared to the last decade, “it’s a kind of magic” as Freddy Mercury sang many years ago. 
After the shop we walked to the stadium, many fans of different teams doing the same, it was about 12:30 & the vibe was a positive & happy one, for a Tiger attending a football game that’s magic too in some way. Walking down Caxton street the place was buzzing, the Warriors fans had taken over the balcony of the Dolphins’ hotel which name escapes me, they were in good voice, singing something I didn’t understand but others did. Kudos to the Warriors fans, they’re definitely up there with the best in the NRL, if not the best. 
We stopped off at the very busy Caxton Hotel where we had a drink outside with many others. Yioti took us inside for a little tour, showing us pictures of Queensland players on a wall, he almost drooled as he pointed out Scott Prince, memories of better times yet again. I just wondered how the years disappear so quickly, a 61 year old in the midst of all these young people drinking & laughing, magic again. 

We got to the ground, took a few more snaps & found our seats. We watched as the Wahs beat Evil Ivan & his Panthers. I thought maybe it’ll be a day of pure magic & upsets in all 3 games, the Storm quickly put paid to any chances of that. I wonder now if Brad Arthur knew he would be disappearing from the Coaching role of the Eels a few days later. 

Anyway, after eating a massive German sausage on a bun, a culinary experience that didn’t quite match the chunky monkey cookie but still worth mentioning here, we found seats nearer the halfway for the Tigers game, quite a few fans not expecting much magic leaving for dinner elsewhere I supposed. And they were pretty much correct as we all know now we lost yet again.

There wasn’t a great deal to add. I found it great that there’s a huge celebration of the game over the weekend & felt very proud of the volunteers & staff who help put it all together, I thank them so much for their efforts. But what did I think of the Tigers? Well I think they’re a bit like Houdini in the straight jacket with chains & padlocks placed in a chest that’s submerged in water, only difference is Houdini escaped & the Tigers are still struggling to get rid of that straight jacket. 

 

Enjoyable post. Yes, though I might say that I think the real illusionist left the building in January.

 

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