Thursday, September 24, 2009
Haven't been here for a while. Sorry.
Grand Final on Saturday - 2 sleeps away. Saints are in for the first time since 1997. They didn't win that time. They last won in 1966, in fact that's the one and only time they've ever won.
I arrived in Australia in 1967 and the Saints were the reigning premiers - good, I thought, I'll support them, they must be good. Barely won a game for the next 20 years. Haha. Figures.
But... you support a team, win or lose.
1997 was heartbreaking.
This year, they have a real chance. Playing Geelong, the best team of the last 3 years. But, the Saints are the best team this year - finished the home and away season with 20 wins, 2 losses. The 2 teams have played once this year in round 14. Saints by 6 points, one goal.
Bring it on!!
I haven't the words to express how excited I am.