|Is this still shot from a random Merchant Ivory film too ethnic?|
What's to be done about Gianni De Nittis? I'm not sure, but after four and half seasons of mediocrity, giving him more and more chances ahead of say, Nicky Jacobs, seems utterly pointless. Kamal Ibrahim is taking over from where Yusef Yusef left off mid last year, another wide, flashy player who loves playing and scoring junk time goals against awful sides but is beyond ineffective against even half decent ones.
Credit to Northcote though. Once again, nothing particularly pretty about them, but they have enough honest toilers to complement the good attacking players they do have. While we spent the majority of the first half going round in circles, Northcote seemed to have a consistent idea of what they wanted to do and the best way of going about achieving that. At one point we had a shot on goal, and I looked at my watch anticipating perhaps 15 or 20 minutes to have passed, only to see that the game was about 37 minutes old
Sadly, the game wasn't the only thing I saw today which once seen, cannot be unseen. It was just spankings all round today, but there's no need or desire to elaborate on that front.
They were 2-0 up and drew 2-2. Number 13 (known to some of his associates as Gate 6½) should learn to pull his head in. Passion is good, accosting the ref and getting into needless shoving matches with opponents is not as good.
Green Gully away. With or without our alleged 'good' players, we haven't won there in 25 odd years, and we won't again this year.
North Melbourne Bingo
During the winter time, while wearing South Melbourne gear out on the streets or especially on public transport, there's a good chance you'll get strange looks from people trying to figure out what kind of North Melbourne Kangaroos merchandise that is you're wearing.
So congratulations to 'Parliament Station Seminar Man' for making round 11 this year's winner of North Melbourne Bingo, for going to the step beyond mere curiosity by asking me and Steve from Broady what the score was, and looking perplexed when we said 5-0.
Is it racist to call Australia 'the big brown land'?