Sunday, March 23, 2008

Round 1 Thriller

As I said a couple of posts ago, the footy started this weekend and with my favourite team, the Adelaide Crows, playing in Melbourne, it would have been remiss of me not to go and support the boys. Having said that, I did really, really think about not going. Even once I had decided grudgingly that we would go, mainly because Adelaide only plays in Melbourne about 5 times a year, we very nearly missed the first half an hour of the game because I didn't realise that it was an early kick-off.

I was having a very leisurely morning when the thought crossed my mind that I should check the train timetables for getting to the game. So having checked both game time and the train times it transpired that we only had 15 minutes to get ready. We made it in time, but with a little more preparation time I might have remembered the sunscreen. There are a couple of patches on my arms and face that are a little pink!

As for the game itself, it was a thriller. The game was lost on the last kick of the game, and the result didn't go our way unfortunately. The stadium was only half full, but the good thing about that meant that we got to sit in the more expensive section of the ground for the same price (four rows from the front - close enough to see muscles rippling!).

Today was the 300th game for Western Bulldogs player Brad Johnson (the happy looking bloke in the picture to the right). After a lacklustre first half, Johnson showed why he is such a superstar and in the end, he got a fairy tale result for his showcase game. He was inspirational in the last few minutes and scored three good goals to help his team to a win.

So to sum it all up, I am a little sunburnt, my throat is sore from yelling so much, but it was a nail biting end to the game...very exciting! Pity the result didn't go our way!

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