A change of pace from our Italian Correspondents BYRD, CONTESSA MANSKI and UNCLE EV. These wonderously witty wordsmith wierdos have turned their hand to a spot of poetry in Giro Numero Quattordici (round 14 for the rest of you..)
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Here is their wise poem of wisdom about winning and losing to comfort us one and all and restore some faith back in to the game, most importantly tipping…Sigh!…
For those who are feeling glum, despondent if not defeated by the state of this footy season thus far, here is a wise poem of wisdom about winning and losing to comfort us one and all and restore some faith back in to the game, most importantly tipping…Sigh!…
Winning is a living thing, a complex deity to all living things.
Winning inspires people to do great things, and succeed where no others have before.
Winning is joy, happiness and relief, deep down in the soul.
Winning is the cure for depression, the answer to life’s problems.
Winning lets you fly, releases you from all the stress and troubles.
All in that one brief second.
Yet there is another side to winning, one not well knows.
Winning is a malicious beast, a terrifying nightmare.
Winning brews hate, revenge, and resentment, always lurking at the front of mind.
Winning is envy, minds shattering in spite.
Winning stops dreams in their tracks.
Winning kills the drive to succeed, crushes all that one knows.
For if you win, someone loses.
Losing is malicious, twisted beast.
Losing is depression and hopelessness, never to succeed in your most wanted dream.
Losing is hate, the embers of revenge, worming through minds like the fog.
Losing will brew rage, snap minds with a flick.
Losing is chaos, destroying hopes and dreams.
All in a quick flash.
Yet there is another side to losing, one not well known.
Losing is a friend, a helping hand.
Losing inspires hard work and dedication.
Losing commits you to an idea and a dream.
Losing starts a willful drive, a will to beat one thing.
The thing that is better than you, or stronger than you, or faster than you.
For if you lose, someone wins.
So when you win, remember the ones that lose.
Do not put them down.
Simply congratulate them.
And celebrate inside.
So when you lose, remember the ones ahead of you.
Do not become jealous.
Simply congratulate them.
And strive to achieve.
Winners: “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” Spoke John (Here’s Johnny!) Longmire to his beloved Swans, adding: “Self-belief Wise choice and Karma are the three main ingredients of winners.”
Losers: “If you’re confused about what to do, it’s a sign that your enemy is winning!” Yelled Damien (Hardly!) Hardwick to his toothless Tigers.
Winners: “You can never quit, winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Roared all the Port Players before kick off.
Losers: “Winning or losing achieves the same result – Change.” Grouched Brendan (Macca) McCartney to his Doggies’ as they reluctantly jogged on to Adelaide Oval ready for play.
Winners: “There is always room for losers in the football business. They are the mother’s milk of gambling and why not? Somebody has to do it, or there won’t be any winners.” Alistair (Angry Little Man) Clarkson snorted to his Hawks.
Losers: “If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After a while you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place.” Aggressively Nathan (Braggadocio) Buckley stated to his misfits praying for a miracle this Saturday.
Winners: “Don’t just do your best, be the best at what you do.” Inspired the Cats’ to one another during their pre-match group huddle.
Losers: “To win you need to have first lost. That makes you so hungry to win that you’ll do everything you can to achieve it.” Boasted “Gazza the Dazzler” to his Bums while doing the breast stroke in the heated indoor swimming pool at the Metricon Intergalactic Stadium of Planet Has Beens gymnasium.
Winners: “You win some, you lose some, and you wreck some.” Ross (Rampaging) Lyon winked to his Dockers’ to carry out during play.
Losers: “Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there.” Pleaded Justin Leppitsch on bended knees.
Winners: “Obstacles are challenges for winners and excuses for losers.” Disciplined Brenton (Sandman) Sanderson
Losers: “If you lose your temper you lose!” Soothed Bomber Thompson to his treasured Bombers in the change rooms of Etihad Stadium.
Winners: “A person who buys excuses will soon attempt to sell them to others.” Mick tutoring the following, eventually losing his composure: “No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one third of the games. No matter how bad you are, you’re gong to win one third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference! “
Losers: “Forget seizing the moment. Seize the opportunity.” Leon (King of Leon) Cameron reassured to his young recruits.
Winners: “Winning is a science. Educate yourself to win.” Lectured Adam (Go West!) Simpson knowing full well what the outcome will be.
Losers: “While you’re sitting there thinking about it someone else is out there doing it.” Moaned Alan (You Can Call Me Al) Richardson to Nick (Dikileaks) Riewoldt and his sunken Saints’.
Winners: “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” Brad (Not So Beam Me Up Scotty) Scott urged his players’ to stay in the top eight.
Losers: “Not trying is failure’s best friend.” Threatened Paul (Lose) Roos to his defenseless Demons who were playing naught and crosses on the floor with a chalk.
Here is a trip to memory lane of notable winners and losers’.
No doubt there is something quite unique about Aussie rules, it’s more than a game.