Every one of our 22 Premiership heroes is naturally very very special to all of us. For some strange reason there's two that I've always been just that little bit happier for. One is Townsend. Just thinking about where his head would have been 5 weeks before the end of the year and he gets thrust into glory, it's beautiful.
Shaun is the other. Probably just because he's been a whipping boy. He's been a much better player than some people would have given him credit for but thankfully the bulk of the Tiger Army saw his value. In one of the GF after match broadcasts he's interviewed in the rooms and his young son is playing with the premiership medallion. So cool. I reckon the shot of his goal in the GF is one the greatest moments of the game. The size of the crowd going up behind the goals is just awesome!
I'm so stoked that he was able to cap his career with a premiership and will always be grateful for his contribution to our club. Good luck Griggs!!!
One of my favourite footy pics that I've posted on here multiple times:
I was one of the doomsdayers who felt with he and Houli in our side we'd never win a flag.
Not only was I wrong but they played intregal parts of that win with Grigg playing as big a part as any.
The move of him into the 2nd ruck role also meant we loss his ability to match up against the oppositions biggest midfielders which has been glowing.
His best years were his last 2 .
I'll put my hand up, I was spewing at the time. I loved Collins, brave little ******. The day he got knocked senseless against the Swans but got up and dragged us over the line. Thought he was a ripper. Blues managed to turn him into a spud.
I was completely wrong on Grigg. Awesome running power, smarter footballer than the wider community give him credit for. Knew where to be, and when.