For me we have already crossed a line but I think pressure from supporters and media will amplify significantly if they lose this one. IMO the loss to Sydney kind of went under the radar in terms of how bad it was. Overshadowed by the Rampe stuff I think, which also created some sort of subconscious narrative that we were “robbed.”
When I was around 15 I used to go to every game, id sit in the same seats behind the goals at the g with mates. I'd always see this same guy maybe in his late 20s, sitting alone, same seat, every week rain hail or shine, rocking back and forth, clasping his hands and ferociously rubbing them inside out each other in a nervy like maneuver for the entire game. I kind of felt for him, footy was clearly everything to him.
since those times Ive fell in and out of love with footy a many times, travelled the world, had a family, done this and that...
I was at the g last week for the country game, decided to sit behind the goals with my daughter - who did I see in the same seat? by himself, rocking back and forth, clasping hands?
...but he looked different, looked like he had been thru 3 world wars, a marathon 5 setter at Roland Garros vs Nadal, 12 rounds with Tyson, he looked beat. This club has put him right thru the ringer
but hes still there, most probably has never left.
A far better balanced side than last week. Like, palpably. You can cut it with a knife.
Wouldn’t mind seeing Hooker play permanent forward. I think it would greatly assist the structure of the forward line and help with Francis’ development, which should be a higher priority than it currently seems to the club