Thursday, May 2, 2013

A hairy weekend of footy....

I have mentioned it before, I know, I am loving Port Power at the moment. I am excited about football, and for some god forsaken reason I am compelled to write about it, so I am running with it. Please bear with me.

I was worried for them on the weekend, when they went head to head with West Coast. Everyone in the football world had their honeymoon run over by the end of the second quarter. Even Brett went all sad sack and more or less gave up on them. No faith I tells ya. 

I am one of those footy fans that holds on to hope, that believes anything is possible. I wasn't ready to write them off, the start of the season had been too good for them.

What followed in the rest of the game was impressive, the 41 point comeback was just bloody awesome. A fitting end to Kane Cornes' 250th game. 

They played at home, to an impressive crowd. A near to full house at a Power home game last season was unheard of, except maybe for a showdown(when both SA teams meet). There would have been more tumbleweeds than supporters.

The club president, David Koch, the Powers' answer to Collingwoods Eddie McGuire, must be delighted with the season, with almost 40 000 members this year already, breaking previous membership records.

What seemed like an easy game for Port away this weekend against the Kangaroos(Nth Melb),  may well be a nail biter at Blundstone Stadium in Tasmania, after North Melbournes narrow 3 point loss to Hawthorn.
Josh 'twinkle toes' Kennedy

Eagles forward, Josh Kennedy, had Brett and I giggling our tits off. He will forever be referred to from now on as 'twinkle toes', for the Fred Flintonesque run up as he was kicking for goal. It was hilarious. 

At the risk of the them scoring, Brett was hoping he would mark the ball for another shot, just so he could see it again! He got his wish. It was still funny.

The game was a bit like the battle of the beards. Hirsuteness has been the flavour of the year in the AFL. There is not a hairy leg or chest to be seen, but facial fuzz seems to be as popular as sliced bread.
Ports' Justin Westoff

West Coasts' Chris Masten

Will Schofield, looking dashingly rugged.....

Will Schofield did not play for West Coast in the clash, however a couple of weeks ago gave away his 'bushranger' beard for charity. He raised over $15000 for the Cancer Council. 

As impressive as Ports win over the weekend, is Crows forward Taylor 'Tex' Walkers mullet. The last time I'd seen a mullet like this in footy I was a good catholic school girl, listening to 80s music and kissing posters of rock stars on my bedroom wall.

The 80s mullet, Business at the front, party at the back

Unfortunately for Crows fans, and Tex, his mullet won't be gracing footy grounds anywhere, stuffing his knee, and putting him out for the rest of  the season.
Tex, contemplating his season after doing his knee

My poor 83 year old Gran won't be happy. If you can imagine her(rough as guts) and her sister(quite reserved) sitting in her lounge room yelling at the big screen, "Go, Crows". My uncle goes outside in the shed when they watch footy, he can't stand the noise!
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14 comments:

  1. I have to admit afl makes no sense to me but I can comletely understand about supporting a team and holding out hope!! We are a Cronulla Sharks household and they have never won a premiership ever!! This year their season basically was written off before it started with all the drugs in sport scandal.

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    1. Oh No! Hang in there, I am sure they will come good again :) I don't get rugby at all.

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    2. That means nothing to me except Russell Crowe! LOL

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  2. Im more of a rugby and soccer fan.. but I did find it funny seeing the beards playing footie!! Brings a little extra smile to your face when your team is winning :)

    #TUST visiting

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    1. Well I actually barrack for Collingwood, but haven't seen a whole game of theirs this year! I am just impressed and excited about Ports start to the year. My hubby goes for them.

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  3. The comeback cost me dearly on my footy tipping. I will say thou .... It was a great game.

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    1. The outcome probably brought a lot of footy tippers unstuck :)

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  4. You guys (Port) have been one out of the box this year. I couldn't believe it when I saw the final score, after being down by so much. Shows what they can do, when they play for the coach.

    And what's with the beards? So many of them look like they've grab a bottle of clag & stuck on a stack of fake fur. LOL!

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    1. Lol. The beards are definitely the latest fashion fad in the afl. Port are a very fit team this year, and the coach has a lot to do with it too this year :)

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  5. Ah, a fellow AFL fan. Excellent! I'm from Tigerland, so we're both enjoying some success so far this year!

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    1. My nephew goes for Richmond, he has been happy lately :)

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  6. I went to the Dockers vs Richmond game on teh weekend. I love the noise and the atmosphere of a game. I'm a Carlton supporter living in WA so we don't get that kind of noise for us. But you are right to take notice of the beards and the mullets. What are these boys thinking!

    Visiting from #TUST

    Annaleis - Blogs and PR Team Member

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    1. I haven't been to a live match for years, time we went again I think.

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