Isn’t it strange how a single good result can really change the complexion of things? I don’t know about the rest of the Sharks fans out there, but I’m on top of the world right now!
We’ve been through a hell of a lot of emotions since the start of the season – most of them pretty negative. There was the bitter disappointment of losing both games of the pre-season tri-series, followed by a nightmare start to the Super 14 proper which saw a record of 0 and 5 going into this weekend’s game. We speculated, postulated, argued and debated about exactly what the problem with the Sharks could be and wondered what drastic steps needed to be taken to get our beloved team back on track.
But now they’ve won and I must admit, naive though it may be, those sorts of negative thoughts couldn’t be further from my mind. The Sharks put in a bloody fine performance on Saturday and no amount of negative coverage, whether in the past or the present, can (or should be allowed to) take anything away from that.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, right now and for the remainder of this week at the very least, I’m not even going to spare a thought for all the other stuff. That’s in the past now, the sort of thing that bogs down losing teams and my team is not a losing team. You’re only as good as your last performance, they say and if that’s the case, then the Sharks are a bunch of bloody champions!
I’ll say it again, boys – thanks a bunch! You’ve no idea how much that result means to all of us and if you need us all to get off your case and let you get on with the job, I think that’s about the least we can do. After all, if you can turn up and play like that – as if the jersey means as much to all of you as it does to all of us – then I guess that’s pretty much all we can really ask for.Tweet