This past weekend life has returned to normal, i.e FOOTY'S BACK and so are THE MIGHTY HAWKS. Hawthorn were in town for the NAB Cup game against Melbourne. I had contacted the club to try and get a member of the team to present our Prefects with their blazers, but unfortunately Luke Hodge was committed to other engagements until 3:30 and school would be out. The club did however give each Prefect a double pass to the game!!
On the Friday afternoon we traveled down to Aurora to watch the players train. You can read about it here. Fellow Hawk Stalk members Kylie, Patrick and Lauren were there with us. Lauren still denies that she wants my autograph, but I know the truth. They were lucky enough to meet the players, but we had to leave early and missed out!:(
The next afternoon was game time, 1st vs 16th (from 2008), we were missing 9 premiership players and a number of others. We had a young team but thought we would have enough firepower to beat them. As hard as I tried to treat it like a NAB cup game, I just couldn't, a game is still a game.
Before the game I went to the fence to take a number of photos and was lucky enough to be given a premiership cup tie pin from one of trainers. Harri tried to score it for himself when I got home.
The game didn't start too well, the Dees played alright in the first three quarters, the Hawks looked like the didn't care, except for Roughy and Stokesy. We lost Ozzie and Changa during the first haland Youngy got reported, but he has been let off.
Jalen lost interest during the second and third quaters, but bounced back to life in the last. The Hawks came from 4 points down to win by 3, with Roughy kicking the winning goal with 5 seconds left. I did carry on during the game, slamming down the flag with every dody free kick and at one stage yelling out "Why don't you try winning outside Februay!!!".
All in all a dodgy game turned out pretty damned good, the Hawks now play the pre-season specialist Carlton, it will be a tough game.
All I can say is DAMN, I LOVE THIS GAME!!!