‘ Our attitude wasn’t up to standard’
IT’S no secret that our team faces one mighty challenge against the Melbourne Storm.
Everyone was sitting back to see what they would bring to the table this year and now it’s quite evident.
They have a hard edge and with Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and basically the whole team in top form, they look extremely impressive.
Which is why when it comes to game time, there has to be no second guesses about our preparation.
Our attitude from week one going into week two wasn’t up to standard and the team has admitted that.
We have to go hard at every training session so that when it comes to kickoff there are no doubts about our readiness.
I know our team can bounce back from the loss against the Knights, just like the Panthers did from their defeat to the Knights in round one to their win over Parramatta seven days later.
Even the Sharks surprised everyone with their win over the reigning premiers St George Illawarra, and don’t forget the Broncos’ success in Canberra.
It’s just the way the NRL is so there’s no point jumping to conclusions and basing a team’s year on one performance, but then again we certainly know our performances will have to be better than the one we Greats) Expo the next day, and I happily obliged. Basically the expo is about encouraging kids to stay at school and providing career pathways and choices.
It was my first time being part of the expo and it was a rewarding experience, I think there must have been 3500 kids there looking at a whole variety of stalls.
Everyone who attended was given the message that it’s important for kids to have something ready to do after school, a traineeship, apprenticeship or whatever they have chosen for themselves.
Being involved in the good work of the FOGS is something I definitely want to do, they’ve been performing this type of service to the community for a few years now and they’re going from strength to strength.
To finish off, I appreciated everyone giving a bit of extra cheer when I did my best to gee up the crowd via the big screen at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night.
But I’d be surprised if we saw my face up there again.
To be honest I was sitting a little bit uncomfortably in my seat when my face came up and it’s something I really don’t want to experience again.
Until a fortnight’s time, take care and enjoy the footy on Monday night. See www. footysocial. com. au