I have started going on about Soccer..cannot call it football or footy no matter how hard I try..sorry to dissapoint you Ace. I was dragged up through footy with my mum following Geelong. We would get up at the crack of Dawn and go on down to the city of Geelong to meet with the crazy Cat's cheersquad and decorate the player's dressing room prior to the match. We were there so early each Saturday that I don't think the players would even have risen as yet.
I used to get out on the field and help them all hold up the race (or run through) for the players to come and mess it all up. I thought it was stupid. We spend all of our time on a Wednesday night making a piece of art and all for what? For the players to destroy it. Alas, my Unlce saw to it that a picture or 500 of them was taken of the race and placed in a photo album.
Then, when I was about 10 years old my mum cracked it at something and it made her move teams..she followed my Uncle to the support the footy team Carlton "Blues". It was the good old days of Alex Jezza and Bruce Doull. Since then I "married into" the Richmond "Tigers" and that's where I am staying!
I have always been a lover of soccer, having played all the years of my Primary Schooling, then I moved onto Volleyball in High School and in inter flight sports in Air Cadets. Here's wishing I had stayed playing it....I could have had a body like the chix that play Beach Volleyball then!!
So the big game is drawing near here in Melbourne....Aussies against the Greeks..have to say it is a weird feeling, as I believe we have more Greeks here than Greece does in well....Greece!! So it will be a "kind" war against each other when the game finaly begins.
But, let's not forget that the Matilda's are playing their game prior to the main game, so do your best girls and defend our goals....and kick some ass!!!