The Sunday eve knee-jerk – Round 1
I thought my Dreamteam puzzle came out perfect….. Until the games went from being played in my head…to being played on the ground…my beautiful puzzle is now in pieces on the floor, and the cat has pissed on it…which can only lead to one thing; it’s time to knee-jerk people!
The Sunday eve knee-jerk. Round 1 edition
When I first saw that there would be 2 partial lockouts before the season started I thought…how tedious! Just start the thing already! But as the week panned out I liked it more and more. Think of your dream team as a jigsaw puzzle….you had spent all summer looking at those little pieces trying to get it perfect but it was doing your head in! After partial lock out 1 you got to step back and have a look at the bigger picture… and it worked! You had all the border pieces down and locked away, then you could go back to the puzzle and piece in a few more pieces before partial lock out 2 on Thursday. Step back, look at it again… Then go back in for one last hit to place in the remaining pieces. For me it worked perfectly…As the parts of the team were locked away… it became easier and easier to fill the gaps. I thought my puzzle came out perfect….. Until the games went from being played in my head…to being played on the ground…my beautiful puzzle is now in pieces on the floor, and the cat has pissed on it….which can only lead to one thing; it’s time to knee-jerk people!
An early nomination for legend of the round goes to the goal umpire from the Essendon V Kangaroos game. He copped a huge head shot and kept on like nothing had happened. I fear what would have happened if that had of been Chelsea! It’s a bit weird that if you brush past a midfield ump you get 2 weeks but you can smash a goal umpire and get nothing! Another brief nomination is Matthew Scarlett; he did to Ballantyne what we have always wanted to do…but this week’s legend will now be announced in the style of a boxing ring announcer. Introducing…. in the red and blue corner, the man from the VFL, its James… Magnet… Mitsubishi… Magner the Magnificent! OK let’s be honest, when you pay 85k you don’t expect much but let’s just say when he kicked two goals with his first 2 kicks I sensed movement below. As the game progressed he went on to rack up the stats in a Barlow like debut, however there was a small worry at the end as he hobbled off after registering a ton. Could be interesting to see how we go next week with Old Mac and Mags on the bench… could mean a start for fellow 85k man Couch? Let’s not worry about that yet…. Let’s just bask in Magnets legend status while we still can.
The Sunday chop.
On the knee-jerk chopping block this week is Steven Morris. There are some things in life that no matter how hard you try and be ready for, your brain won’t let you. Like when you are waiting for the toast to pop… You know it’s going to pop, you are ready for it but it still startles you when it happens. Or when you get to the escalator and it isn’t moving…you know it isn’t moving, but when you step on you always jerk back like you didn’t know. In much the same way is Morris. I kind of knew he was rubbish, but my brain wouldn’t let me accept it, so I picked him…..and now I suffer the consequences. He throws himself in giving it 100% but there are no stats or points at the end of it! In fact judging by the shakes of Hardwicks head I don’t know how long he will keep a spot at the tigers…. And that’s the most damning stat of all. I feel an end of round 2 stuff up trade coming on!
There are a few clowns this week. Firstly I’d like to nominate the camera man who thought it would be a good idea to show Eddie Betts rolling in super slow-mo. I’m pretty sure his shorts have gone a size bigger this year; in fact I hear he covers his boat with them during the week. All I know is I didn’t need to see that super slow-mo with the flapping and the gaping in graphic detail. Next clown is Mitch Golby, originally when he was on 16 at half time he was a clown, but he went on to redeem himself and score a respectable 75. So in effect he scored 75 in 3 quarters which is on target for a ton! The clown nomination comes from injuring our man Magner the Magnificent….. I mean what the hell do you think you are doing? Going anywhere near our premium cash cow? Rhys Palmer destroyed the leg of our last rookie hope Barlow and people still haven’t forgiven him so Mitch, you’d want to hope The Magnet is ok.
The this game sh*ts me.
This week Dream team sh*ts me in many ways, but to narrow it down to one, this week Dream team sh*ts me because of one man…Ross Lyon. Never has a man’s name fitted his nature so perfectly, he has been lyon to us all pre-season! Broughton is a midfielder; he is training with the midfield group he says…. Sure enough he played in the middle during the NAB. He cried out pick me pick me! So of course me (and countless others) did so. As soon as we lose unlimited trades we learn that out man is just a spare parts player, including the dreaded lockdown….. Our PREMIUM defender goes on to scrape a 50 odd. If I could create in icon for a raised middle finger I would, but I don’t so I’ll just say up yours Lyon!
So that’s about it for this Sunday night. At the moment I’ve scored about 2130 with McCarthy still playing for port, not to sure how to feel really. There is always the inevitable let down after round one, our shiny new teams aren’t as perfect as we had thought. What knee-jerk thoughts do you have so far about the round just passed? Any nominations for Legend, Chop, Clown or why this game sh*ts you? Hows your score? Get it all down now before we get rational again in time for Tbettas bullets!
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