Stats: Saints 3 Were Meant to Be Beaten F.C. 3
ATTD: A year high of 7
Goals: Connla, Aidan and Roel
So the Saints blew a 3-0 lead and drew against “Meant to Be Beaten F.C.” but fronted up with an excellent team performance in Game On consuming a rake of beer-filled towers –- it all leaves Captain-slash-Gaffer-by-default Steven Shaw questions that will keep him awake for nights on end before “Le Crunch” on Saturday (The 117th edition of Saints versus Raiders).
What kind of questions you ask? Questions like...
Should we get to the pitch earlier so Sean Campbell can make everyone stretch for hours on end under a blazing hot sun leaving us more supple yet sunburned?
If we play 4-4-2 and don't hold onto the ball will we be less, more or equally "hot and bothered" as when we play 4-5-1 and don't hold onto the ball?
If everyone eats a Caesar salad for dinner will we all get drunk much quicker at Game On?
Is Roel right when he says with 5kg less muscle the referee would give Jimmy Q. a penalty next time he’s hacked down by 45 kilogram defender in the box?
Were recent-new-signing Jake and Jimmy Teague REALLY separated at birth?
If Iaian Campbell played with a sombrero would he keep a cool head (when all those around him are losing theirs... or just the ball…)?
Is Alex Crane more effective when he’s ANGRY about the defensive line?
On a scale of one to 10, how cool does Aidan look when he decides the game is over and it’s time to smoke a cigarette, open a beer and watch as his teammates flounder in the heat?
Is Max “the Butcher” Oswald deliberately pretending he doesn’t know about Kangaroo Court even when he’s in the same bar less than 10m away from everyone else?
Well, as wise old Norm always reminds Steve in these moments of post-weekend doubt back in Chez Shaw in District 7, "Remember kid, seek not to know the answers but to UNDERSTAND THE QUESTIONS."
Next Week: Saints vs Raiders!