Tag Archives: Ben Matulino

Melbourne Error-a-thon

This is definitely the toughest review of the year so far. It’s made me feel very sorry for Andrew McFadden and the rest of the coaching staff for having to sit through that footage again. I really hope that’s the last time this season any of us need to watch a performance like that. Storm v Warriors, usually one of the best games on the calendar, turned into an absolute flop. Continue reading Melbourne Error-a-thon

Homeward Bound

Home sweet home. How I’ve missed you. How I’ve looked forward to this day.

It’s been fantastic to have the great game back on TV for the last month, with the Nines, the trial matches and the first two rounds, but none of it really compares to the tingle as the boys run out onto the hallowed turf, to being surrounded by thousands of people who all feel the same way. Thousands of people who strap themselves in to ride the rollercoaster, who get out of their seats when Manu crashes over in the corner, or when Ben Matulino puts a big hit on #ouaa! Thousands of people who are on your team. Twenty years strong. Thousands of people who make you feel part of their team. Part of the team.

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It’s Not That Easy Being Green

I have to admit, I didn’t expect Canberra to put up that much of a fight. I know it was away from home. I know we gave up a second-half lead in Round One against the Knights. Maybe recent memories of thumping the Raiders by 50 got the better of me, but I expected to sit back, relax and enjoy the try-fest. Continue reading It’s Not That Easy Being Green

This Could Be The Start Of Something Big

ROUND ONE IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!

As you may have guessed by the excess of exclamation marks, I’ve been waiting for this week for what feels like a long, long time.

The start of every season is like the start of a new relationship, where everything is fresh and exciting, and you start having these crazy, beautiful dreams every time you close your eyes. Wedding bells, premiership rings, Clive Churchill medals — anything is possible. Continue reading This Could Be The Start Of Something Big