AFL 1 year ago

The Missus, the Devil and the Soul

  • The Missus, the Devil and the Soul

After two weeks in the doghouse, the missus is finally starting to come around. And like any fellow that's been in the same situation, I can't for the life of me remember what it was that i said that got her all huffy in the first place. Anyway, I noticed a slight but significant softening last week. While the dreaded missus was still in evidence, she didn't cost us the game against GWS.

In what was a fantastic match, played with finals like intensity, the Cats prevailed 14.14.98 to 14.4.88. Not only winning by 10 points, but also by 10 behinds, thanks to the aforementioned missus.

I have been looking on with envious eyes at the accuracy of the teams we have played recently: 16.8, 16.8 and 14.4 and have dreamt of our boys putting up such accurate numbers. Hopefully this week our lads can be meticulous with their shooting at goal and keep the goal tally higher than the behinds.

One person who won’t be there this week, trying to keep the missus in check, is Tom Hawkins courtesy of an errant fist that found it’s way onto the chin of Giant opponent Phil Davis. During the week there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the verdict handed down by the Match Review Panel, but there is no denying that –

A)   Hawkins did punch Davis

B)   The current penalty for this specific act is 2 weeks down to 1 week with an early plea, and

C)  Idle hands are the devil’s tools

While I don’t condone violence of any sort, one thing I definitely cannot abide is the Devil’s tool, and for Tom to bring that onto the ground with him, I think a one-week ban is entirely appropriate.

While on the devil, I cannot help but think there might be something that needs investigating down Arden Street way.

Has Brad Scott sold his soul to he devil???

Far be it for me to suggest any collusion between Brad Scott and said anthropomorphic entity of evil, but there certainly have been some suspicious goings on. North Melbourne, by far the oldest team in the AFL, incredibly sits on top of the ladder with ten wins from eleven games, and coach Brad Scott goes into hospital for a mysterious ‘illness’.

Perhaps, this medical emergency was the removal of Brad’s soul so as it could be boxed up and sent poste haste to the underworld.

It’s said that when the devil removes a soul; he does so through the back of the neck, as happened to Marcellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction. The band-aid can be plainly seen on the back of his neck in one early scene.

So please, keep an eye out for a similar band-aid on the back of Brad Scott’s neck.

And remember, if you see something, say something.

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