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Took my 18 & 19 year old to to the footy yesterday. Parked the car about 500m away from Accor & walked over to the ground. Checked phone to see Cup score, Dogs 18 Wests 6 halftime, not bad, still a chance I thought. At the gates was asked to empty pockets & was searched with the electronic wand for weapons, unfortunately they found nothing & I thought I sensed a giggle from the security guard. Anyway, walked in & bought a 20/20 raffle ticket, young man selling them to me was a Dragons fan, said “We’ll probably come last.” I replied “You’ll have plenty of competition don’t worry.” He laughed, I didn’t. Got to the away bay where Rachel, a Tigers regular, had been good enough to mind us some seats, at this stage the stadium was almost 5% full so lucky us. My mate Mick was already there a bay or two from us so I texted him to join us. I didn’t want to walk over as I might lose my seat. Mick said “It’s a little depressing, so many empty seats, far from the action & the Magpies losing again.” Little did we know how depressing it would get. Anyway, watched as Wests let in 4 or 5 quick tries to lose 42-12, lacking some strong leadership that team I thought, it was a thought that was going to haunt me as the afternoon progressed. Yoti showed up & we were now the Magnificent 6, we were ready to do our bit for the team. Just prior to kick-off I mentioned to Rachel & Yoti that I was a little concerned Kasey Badger was the ref, she’d had some issues in a previous game & she’d also come up with some strange decisions when in the bunker but what official hasn’t, Ashley Klein anyone? As the teams ran out I found myself quite calm, not as nervous or excited as I have been. I think it’s becoming the norm & I can only assume it’s because my expectations are not great, that & now being 61 I’m kind of just pleased to be alive & watching a game. The first half was a bit of a blur, I told myself I must get some new spectacles. The Magnificent 6 were on their feet as Jahream got the ball to Nado & he burst down field. I could make out Charlie in support & Lachie in the inside, I shouted “Charlie, Charlie, Charlie” & fortunately Nado listened & passed to the Forbes Ferrari to finish in the corner. Things were looking ok. The Staines try & the Olam chase on halftime were the highlights. We went in 8 points up & we were all feeling pretty positive but nobody was getting carried away, off to the kiosk for chips & some drinks, I think the Tigers may have done the same the way they came out 2nd half. It only took 7 or 8 minutes to see the Dogs were on a mission, their line speed (jumping offside etc, if only we were that good at it too) was great & they were constantly putting us under pressure. The Magnificent 6 were now not feeling so magnificent as we gave our coaching tips to one another in a fruitless effort to turn the momentum that had quickly shifted in favour of the Dogs. There seemed a lot of challenges & we worried that the ref was becoming a little flustered. Yoti was blowing up at Bateman for not playing to the whistle & whinging to the ref instead of chasing a Dogs attacker, the rest of us joined in. It all became a little messy. It was about this time I struggled with the voices in my head, two little imaginary guys arguing over whether this is doing my health any good. One of the imaginary guys began hitting the other with a baseball bat & things took a turn for the worse. Yoti began slapping some sense into me & I regained some sense of sanity as the fulltime whistle blew. I stared with the others at our forlorn group of players as they slowly left the field of battle. With little left to say to one another we hugged, we all need a hug, said “see you next week at Ashfield” and walked out of Accor broken but not beaten, kind of.

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Took my 18 & 19 year old to to the footy yesterday. Parked the car about 500m away from Accor & walked over to the ground. Checked phone to see Cup score, Dogs 18 Wests 6 halftime, not bad, still a chance I thought. At the gates was asked to empty pockets & was searched with the electronic wand for weapons, unfortunately they found nothing & I thought I sensed a giggle from the security guard. Anyway, walked in & bought a 20/20 raffle ticket, young man selling them to me was a Dragons fan, said “We’ll probably come last.” I replied “You’ll have plenty of competition don’t worry.” He laughed, I didn’t. Got to the away bay where Rachel, a Tigers regular, had been good enough to mind us some seats, at this stage the stadium was almost 5% full so lucky us. My mate Mick was already there a bay or two from us so I texted him to join us. I didn’t want to walk over as I might lose my seat. Mick said “It’s a little depressing, so many empty seats, far from the action & the Magpies losing again.” Little did we know how depressing it would get. Anyway, watched as Wests let in 4 or 5 quick tries to lose 42-12, lacking some strong leadership that team I thought, it was a thought that was going to haunt me as the afternoon progressed. Yoti showed up & we were now the Magnificent 6, we were ready to do our bit for the team. Just prior to kick-off I mentioned to Rachel & Yoti that I was a little concerned Kasey Badger was the ref, she’d had some issues in a previous game & she’d also come up with some strange decisions when in the bunker but what official hasn’t, Ashley Klein anyone? As the teams ran out I found myself quite calm, not as nervous or excited as I have been. I think it’s becoming the norm & I can only assume it’s because my expectations are not great, that & now being 61 I’m kind of just pleased to be alive & watching a game. The first half was a bit of a blur, I told myself I must get some new spectacles. The Magnificent 6 were on their feet as Jahream got the ball to Nado & he burst down field. I could make out Charlie in support & Lachie in the inside, I shouted “Charlie, Charlie, Charlie” & fortunately Nado listened & passed to the Forbes Ferrari to finish in the corner. Things were looking ok. The Staines try & the Olam chase on halftime were the highlights. We went in 8 points up & we were all feeling pretty positive but nobody was getting carried away, off to the kiosk for chips & some drinks, I think the Tigers may have done the same the way they came out 2nd half. It only took 7 or 8 minutes to see the Dogs were on a mission, their line speed (jumping offside etc, if only we were that good at it too) was great & they were constantly putting us under pressure. The Magnificent 6 were now not feeling so magnificent as we gave our coaching tips to one another in a fruitless effort to turn the momentum that had quickly shifted in favour of the Dogs. There seemed a lot of challenges & we worried that the ref was becoming a little flustered. Yoti was blowing up at Bateman for not playing to the whistle & whinging to the ref instead of chasing a Dogs attacker, the rest of us joined in. It all became a little messy. It was about this time I struggled with the voices in my head, two little imaginary guys arguing over whether this is doing my health any good. One of the imaginary guys began hitting the other with a baseball bat & things took a turn for the worse. Yoti began slapping some sense into me & I regained some sense of sanity as the fulltime whistle blew. I stared with the others at our forlorn group of players as they slowly left the field of battle. With little left to say to one another we hugged, we all need a hug, said “see you next week at Ashfield” and walked out of Accor broken but not beaten, kind of.

Beaten but not broken, Freudian slip.

 


   
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Very nicely written.

the sad part is this club is not good for any of our mental health


   
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It’s mad Monday tomorrow at concord!

another season bites the dust 😣

Watch out for the bergs


   
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50/50 raffle, I bought a $20 ticket. 


   
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Posted by: @loganr21

It’s mad Monday tomorrow at concord!

another season bites the dust 😣

Correct. Season over in early May.

 

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Not sure I would go as far as to say the season is over. We are 2 wins outside the 8 and out next month of football is knights, cowboys, dolphins, bye, dragons, titans. Hopefully we can get some wins against these teams that are in the bottom half of the competition and we can get some optimism back.

 


   
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Posted by: @tigertownsfs

Not sure I would go as far as to say the season is over. We are 2 wins outside the 8 and out next month of football is knights, cowboys, dolphins, bye, dragons, titans. Hopefully we can get some wins against these teams that are in the bottom half of the competition and we can get some optimism back.

 

We can’t score points and we’re sure to lose at least a couple of players this week.

Paper thin depth with the NSW Cup team continuing to struggle.

 

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Posted by: @helmesy

Posted by: @tigertownsfs

Not sure I would go as far as to say the season is over. We are 2 wins outside the 8 and out next month of football is knights, cowboys, dolphins, bye, dragons, titans. Hopefully we can get some wins against these teams that are in the bottom half of the competition and we can get some optimism back.

 

We can’t score points and we’re sure to lose at least a couple of players this week.

Paper thin depth with the NSW Cup team continuing to struggle.

 

it’s that time of the year guys……

ITS GROUNDHOG DAY ‼️‼️

 

Watch out for the bergs


   
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Posted by: @loganr21

Posted by: @helmesy

Posted by: @tigertownsfs

Not sure I would go as far as to say the season is over. We are 2 wins outside the 8 and out next month of football is knights, cowboys, dolphins, bye, dragons, titans. Hopefully we can get some wins against these teams that are in the bottom half of the competition and we can get some optimism back.

 

We can’t score points and we’re sure to lose at least a couple of players this week.

Paper thin depth with the NSW Cup team continuing to struggle.

 

it’s that time of the year guys……

ITS GROUNDHOG DAY ‼️‼️

 

Think I’ll just focus on the hockey playoffs for now. These guys just do reruns 

Go Canucks Go. 

 


   
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Posted by: @the-last-ronin

Go Canucks Go.

Vancouver Canucks, crazy to think a city as passionate about Hockey has never won the Stanley Cup in 52 years.

In fact the Canadian NHL teams 30 year cup drought is one of the most remarkable stories in professional sports. 

Canada being 7 out of the 32 teams on average 1 should win about every 4-5 years.

0 since 1993 is baffling considering the majority of players come from Canada and when the #1 and #3 most valuable teams are Toronto and Montreal, with Edmonton and Vancouver a lowly 7th and 12th.

https://www.forbes.com/lists/nhl-valuations/?sh=48cc3f474109


   
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@anygivensunday yeah it’s a strange stat. Vancouver have had a great season (for a change) and have a positive group. I think they can lift the cup in the next couple of season. 

Round 2 of the playoffs is against the Oilers. They’re the final two Canadian teams left. 


   
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