Giro Numero Quattro…(Round 4) from Our Italian Correspondents, BYRD, CONTESSA MANSKI and UNCLE EV
After only four rounds there has already been quite a number of on field and off field dramas materializing in this erratic if not unpredictable AFL season 2016.
Numerous questions have been asked by so many of us and plenty more will still need to be answered…that is if the truth will ever be justified.
Investigations to these enquirers have no doubt had already surfaced in the very watchful eye of the media.
Is your team sinking?
You really dislike the people within your own club?
Is it beginning to affect your own physical health?
Ideas in designing your own club are constantly being ignored?
Skills are being questioned?
You no longer fit in?
Are you are a financial liability?
Only recently, certain club administrators got it wrong in placing their trust on a couple of senior AFL coaches’ in prematurely signing lengthy contracts convinced that these clubs were on a winning formula.
In addition a certain club incredible narcissistic attitude in foolishly making a hasty change regarding a particular player that is not named in the initial 25-man squad before an impending match resulting the AFL to authorize punishment for the late change.
What is really going on with some of these clubs, it really does beg this definitive if not crucial question.
Should this lot stay? or should they go?
We do somehow wonder what some of these coaches’ had to say about some of their sporting colleagues current form during this round of footy.
West Coast Eagles
“I am not afraid of an army of lions that is led by a sheep.” Adam (Go West!) Simpson declared to his fearsome Eagles just before kick off at their home turf – Domain Stadium.
Shrugging his shoulders, Damien “Hardly” Hardwick approached his already deflated toothless Tigers with this piece of uninspired rubbish unashamedly making more lame excuses with the following: “In decisions and losing may or may not be my problem.”
Chris “Beam Me Up Scotty” Scott had no problems in announcing his team’s gallant spirit to the sporting media with this piéce dé resistance: “A team is where my boys can prove their courage entirely on their own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.”
“Are you talking about me?” John “Should Have Known Better” Worsfold yelled, angrily thrusting his middle finger into the air unaware that he was being filmed live for the footy channel.
Struggling to balance on a couple of milk crates so his Hawks can actually see him, Alistair “Angry Little Man” Clarkson egotistically dictates: “A team effort is a lot of people doing exactly what I say!”
Alan “You Can Call Me Al” Richardson had no qualms in approaching that little tyrant with this observation: “A leader is a dealer in hope not in fear.” On that note, Alan kicked the two milk crates where Clarky was standing causing him to fall flat on to his face.
Rodney “Rocket” Eade has a lifetime of experience about footy informing his Bums: “Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. Pure and simple.”
“Bollocks! Retorted Justin “Lipstick” Leppitsch. Adding: “I speak softly with my boys and carry a big stick!”
Adding some much needed stimulus to his Blues, Brendon “Thor” Bolton ambitious words of encouragement just before the game seemed promising: “Don’t find faults, find a remedy.”
Over hearing Bolton’s impassioned advice, Luke “No Longer Fluked!” Beveridge deviously instructed his Doggies to locate the antidote in the form of the Blues wonder kid, Patrick “Aero Boy” Cripps, instructing his Doggies’ to lock Cripps inside the male toilets at Etihad stadium in the hope of preventing him from playing.
Don “Is Don…Is Good!” Pyke made sure that his Crows were not going to be threatened by Shitney or their star player Buddy “The Sheikh” Franklin accentuating to his boys: “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but just remember this, one man cannot make a team.”
Wearing a red and white silk cravat, waving a full glass of wine in front of Don, the ego dropped a bombshell. John “Here’s Johnny!” Longmire patronizes Pyke arrogantly claiming: “If you think your team can do a thing or think they can’t do a thing, you’re definitely right!”
Ken “Kinky” Hinkely ridiculed Leon “King of Leon” Cameron coaching skills and his GWS game plan sniggering: “They are plagued with indecisions, they still can’t figure out what the rules of the game is”.
“You need help, you suffering from a severe case of myphobia!” Cameron shot back.
Paul “Winnable?” Roos couldn’t resist taunting a defeated if not deflated Nathan “Yikes!” Buckley even further with this beauty as Bucks stepped out from Paddocks café’ outside the MCG sipping a large latte’.
“What was that? Did you see that? God! There it goes again!” Roos was puzzled.
“What? I didn’t see anything!” Nathan grumbled ready to throw his hot latte’ directly into Paul’s face.
“Nah! Don’t worry, it was only your ego that just walked by.” Roos Snorted.
“Easy victory boys, just continue submerging the Dockers”. Brad “Beam Me Back Scotty” Scott winked to his proficient Kangaroos, slapping this insult about Ross “Laid Back” Lyon and his sunken Dockers that they are now formally known as the Titanic 2.
Listening in, Ross could only walk away, he’s has enough on his mind already, if it’s not the Dockers losing faith in their leadership, it’s also been the butt of the AFL jokes.
How quickly a year changes, the top 8 of 2015 has now flipped into reverse. Scary!
These lads could not have said it better themselves about this weekend of football.