If other Sharks fans are feeling anything like me this morning, then I reckon the emotional toll of the build-up to yesterday’s semi-final may just be starting to bite.
Although I tried not to show it – particularly not during the cheer leading campaign we ran for the few days leading up to the final (both on the site and on Twitter) – I was incredibly, incredibly nervous ahead of this game, so much so that I battled to sleep at all on Friday night. It’s not that I didn’t think the Sharks COULD win… hell, on paper they’re a better side than the Bulls, hands down. It’s more that I wasn’t know that they WOULD win.
Fortunately, I was proved wrong and for the second time in three years, we have a Durban Currie Cup final to look forward to. Apart from anything else, that should bring in a cool R10 Million or more of extra revenue into the Union’s coffers, which should be roughly enough to cover John Smit’s salary for the 2011 season!
So anyway, the point here is that I’m actually feeling a little too spent today to even think much about rugby – far less to meaningfully write about it. I’m going to take a bit of time just to let this sink in and to unwind a bit – mostly because I know that the build up to the final is going to be so much worse.
So to all the Sharks fans – well done in keeping the faith. To those who felt there was no hope – you were wrong and I hope you know better now, but we love you anyway. To the Bulls fans who were arrogant – suck on that! To the ones who weren’t – condolences. At least you still have the Super 14 trophy!
And to the Province boytjies – wow, what a result in your semi! It’s going to be a huge challenge and an honour to host your team in Durban in two weeks time.
In the mean time, remember, fans…black and white came through for us when it counted. Sharks forever!Tweet