Interstate flights , a Hotel Room , and tickets to the AFL Game were purchased , and the football jumper , jersey , guernsey , was lovingly packed for its trip .
With the club song in his heart , and joyful anticipation at the prospect of watching a good nights footy , the journey began .
The adventure began to go pear shaped when upon arrival on SA soil , rain bucketed down for 3 hours , and the local $2 shop had sold out of emergency ponchos . Further anguish ensued upon arrival at the ground, when it was discovered the pre-booked seats for the match, were in theÂ middle of the Opposition Team Members Area .
A teenage daughters mate textedÂ , ” what a dead set legendÂ ”, probably for both attending the game , and sitting amongst theÂ toughest group of fans , on thisÂ most parochial of groundsÂ !A hard night at the office followed,Â for this loyalÂ fan , a staunchÂ supporter of arguably the most success starved ,Â of AFL clubs .
The well travelled , football jumper , jersey , guernsey will arrive home , colours lowered on the night , but hopefully not too severely scarred , ready to battle on . Now if only I can get the stains out . Hopefully , they are beer stainsÂ , and are not the byproduct of too much beer consumption , which is said to be sprayed on oppositionÂ fans , at this Ground , if you can believe Eddie Mc Guire’s Missus .