Learn to Win

May 7, 2016 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE | 0 Comments |

Glenelg v Woodville-West Torrens Eagles, Glenelg Oval, 6 May 2016



After humiliating themselves with three appalling quarters last week, and fighting back grimly in the last to win some respect, the team displayed the right attitude in taking on a solid outfit of opponents and held a slight advantage during much of the game.  But a mere 4 day break took its toll and the Bays wilted in the last term, enervated as they were by some umpiring decisions that seemed even more bizarre than usual.  Konrad Lorenz ought to have done some studies of the effect of hierarchical status on the lower animals, which could explain why higher teams on the ladder always get the breaks, a marginal matter that increases in importance where many of the rules of this game depend on subjective interpretation.


The team had the potential and showed talent and application at times, but poor decision-making and lack of discipline coughed-up goals and squandered chances.  There must come a time when you have to learn to win the close ones.

Glenelg 9.12 (66) Eagles 12.9 (81)


What would Sudjai do? (Painting by Tom Gleghorn)


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