SF1: Perth v Wollongong
Where Hawks Dare
Perth are almost unbackable favourites in this game and I bet that's just how Gordie likes it. If I was Trevor G I would be wearing the old brown jocks tonight.
Perth have had a great season and are the team setting the pace in the NBL. Wollongong are the underdogs. The rag tag team is from working class Steeltown. But there’s been a second thing the town is now known for and that is silk purses. The Gonger boys are especially apt at making them out of sow’s ears and the chief purse maker is the Red Fox. The crusty old fellow knows exactly what opposition coaches are thinking three steps before they even think it. I would hate to play poker against that man.
Let’s face it, everyone has a favourite team in the NBL and Wollongong is everyone’s second team. With the NBL you barrack for your team, have a sentimental thought for the 'Gong and then you barrack for the team playing Perth. Tonight, Perth have got the 7 other teams barracking against them and this game is a double treat for non-Perth fans.
If this match was a Hollywood film, the Perth team would be in Gestapo uniforms and have face scars. Someone would have an eye patch as well, probably Martin. Gordie would be the general brought out of retirement, Rotnei would be a pickpocket, Larry Davidson would be guy who was in prison on murder (for his hair), Demos would be the explosives expert, and hoops.com’s own Oscar would be the sharpshooter with a deep dark mystery he doesn’t talk about. For Perth, Redhage would be the bad guy who with his dying breath manages to get the final shot off killing one of the side characters, probably Harris-Tunks.
If I was Trevor G I wouldn’t be packing just one pair of brown jocks tonight, I would go the double wrap just in case this went down to the wire. Wollongong have nothing to lose and while Perth should have this game well and truly in the bag, when a dirty dozen from Wollongong are in town on a suicide mission anything is possible.
Perth win, but When Hawks Dare, expect the unexpected.