Thursday, April 22, 2010

Storm Demise

I've been watching the news all night so I'm pretty much over the Storm losing their Premierships and Minor Premierships. It's sad for the players and coaching staff, providing they knew nothing of the dodgy dealings. And hopefully those responsible are strung up by their balls for this as it just might well prove to be the beginning of the end for the Melbourne Storm. But how is it supposed to work with them unable to score any points for the 2010 season? Why should they even bother turning up? And if they do turn up, who's to say they won't have ploughed through the better half of a carton the night before when they've got a care factor close to zero? It's all well and good for Bellamy to say that they're going to stick together and overcome this challenge, but the reality is that there is absolutely no motivation for them to play out the season. Maybe this weekend, emotions might be high and they might put in a brave performance, but I can't see them sustaining this. Particularly with the likelihood that a number of their players may finish the season at other clubs. And how is it fair on the Sharks, Knights, Panthers and Dragons who've already played and lost to the Storm when the two points were on offer for both sides? It just makes one eighth of the matches for the rest of the year farcical.

And to the referees...don't for a second think that with all the Storm drama I've forgotten about you guys.....

2 comments:

Dan said...

And to the referees...don't for a second think that with all the Storm drama I've forgotten about you guys.....

D'oh! The NRL must be smacking their heads: "Oh, come on, we convince the Storm to retrospectively cook the books and take everything away from them and WHAB still wants to talk about our shithouse refs? Hmmm... Quick, somebody give Gus a sawn-off shotgun and Andrew Voss's address."

Captain Carnage said...

A clever ruse by the NRL but I am not fooled! I'd say by the end of the weekend, everyone will have forgotten about the Storm and will be talking about the refs being spastics again.