Guts churn, excitement and then the emptiness

What am I talking about, well its the preliminary final of the AFL, Saints V’s Swans and no one could call it, we were quietly confident that it would be a Saints win, and after 2 hours it was…

The Swans! They that blew us away in the last quarter, kicking seven goals to none! The players didn’t know what had hit them – and nor do the supporters, there are a lot of angry and upset people, we got as close this year as we did last year, and things will come our way, just not this year.

I am disappointed, but the better team won on the day, a very dangerous team that will probably come close to winning the flag.

I think there were too many players that did not pull their weight and will be traded (or dropped) at the end of the season. We still have a great list and can only build on what we have achieved over the last two years. We are not a Collingwood; a team that have no young talent and a lot of Senior retirements, we may have the retirements but we definitely have the talent.

Yes I am a bit flat (or empty) but there is not much that can be done about it now. Live the moment. So don’t hang your heads Sainters, be proud of giving it our all and lets try again next year with another finals series campaign under our belt.

Oh how I love the Footy season, nothing can be predicted!

GO SAINTS!

Dave.