Saturday, May 22, 2010

Giants and Cats

Saturday morning in Busso and it's wet and cold and Sport Boy's soccer game starts in an hour and a half. Winter's not here yet but it's coming. I'm always happy to see it raining but I don't envy the kids running around in the wet when it's cold. I'm sure they won't mind and I know Sport Boy is looking forward to the game.
He and a couple of other kids were invited to play up a division in the U15s team who were short this morning but I said no, I don't want him being tired, or worse, injured for our game. Hopefully the other parents took the same view of it and we'll have a fit and healthy team come game time.

The Giants play the Redbacks today.

I loved watching the footy last night, the Cats were too good for the Magpies in the top of the ladder battle. It's always good to beat Collingwood but all the more so in such a big game which was played in front of 88,000+ people, the biggest home and away crowd ever for a Geelong game. Unbeaten in their last 5 games and kicking big scores gave Collingwood hopein the lead-up but the Cats are a class above again and re-affirmed their status as premiership favourites. Another interesting stat from last night, Geelong have won their last 16 quarters of football in a row, over 4 games, which has never been done before in VFL/AFL history. Suggestions that the Cats would lack the hunger necessary to win another premiership seem short-sighted or hopeful! And they're not even at full strength, with Corey, Ottens and Rooke all out injured. Along with the rest of the football world I'm loving  the emergence of 28 year old rookie James Podsiadly, "JPod" in the Cat's forwardline.

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