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Sydney v Illawarra Feb 14
A bit of a dead rubber, but hey when two brothers get together on Valentines Day love is in the air.
Nothing in it for Sydney, but pain. They don't need the win, they don't need the risk. For them, it's like taking your brand new red sports car for a spin on a dirt road in the hills. They won't want the duco damaged and they won't want their car to slip into the barrier, or over the edge.
The Hawks season was over long before coronavirus was known to the world. It's great they have been putting up an effort and not totally capitulating, so tonight they have one final stand. Unlike the Kings, these guys have one point to prove and so have the potential to create an upset if Sydney start going through the motions. We saw it with Cairns last night. They had to potential to win that game, but kinda said "what the heck.." with 2 mins on the clock.
Illawarra have upset the Kings before this season and with this being the last game I have them well placed for an upset win if things go their way. If they bring a dozen red roses and some nice chocolates, on this day of love they might be able to sweep Sydney of their feet enough to have their way. Sadly for them, Sydney will do just enough to get the W.
Sydney, Sydney, Sydney.