- Sep 12, 2015
- AFL Club
I live in Perth and my girlfriend is an Eagles fan. I know, I know, but it’s hard for me to meet a pure blood over here. And she’s super cute and a lovely person so cut me some slack and don’t hold it against me.What were the omens though?
Anyway, she and her brother are Eagles members and had prime seats behind the goals. He had to work and could go to the game so my GF asked if I’d go with her. For 24hrs I was going to the game before my invite was cruelly snatched away from me. Turns out my GF’s brother got the night off and my prized ticket was revoked.
Now for omen number 1.
If the Pies were to have lost the game tonight, it would be too easy for me to say I was lucky I didn't have to sit through it live. But that’s not how my Collingwood curse works. No doubt I would have ended up missing a famous Pies victory that I should've witnessed live!! That is my curse.
Omen number 2.
The last game I watched live at Optus Stadium was last season and the Pies beat Eagles by a point. That night my GF had invited me when her brother couldn’t go. It was a frosty ride home in the car I tell you and there was no action for me that night.
Omen number 3.
My Collingwood mate, also in Perth, tried to order 2 tickets on line for him and his boss. Two tickets came up but the seats were crap. So rather than hit ‘accept’, he hit ‘try again’. They must have been the last tickets because a second later it was sold out. He also rued his luck and feared missing a victory.
Omen number 4.
The last time my mate couldn’t get tickets was last year when the Pies won by a point against the Eagles.
So at midday yesterday, the stars aligned, a quiet calm fell over me and I was certain the Pies would deliver an EPIC victory tonight. I even sent Joffa a message in Fiji a few hours before the game to let him know that we’ve already won this game tonight.
It’s a beautiful thing.