Winning becomes a habit. The Evans Head Bombers, an honest but not outstanding team, have acquired it. Byron Bay’s Red Devils have gone cold turkey on it.
My dad was a man of few words, but he had an expression: ‘what you need is a good kick up the arse’.
Footy teams strive to make a fortress of their home ground. Playing in familiar surrounds, in front of one-eyed tragics, without having to travel far and wide, is the ideal scenario in rugby league-land.
It’s easy to be a smart arse after the event, isn’t it?
The Byron Bay Red Devils are at a psychological low ebb and the last thing they need is for the boot to be put into them.
It is acknowledged by most sports fans that contests are won and lost in the head as much as on the field...
Matilda Larkins, Mullumbimby. There was an excellent article published recently in the Guardian titled 'Same Old Story: Women paired with younger men remains a cinematic rarity'.
It’s not easy for a footy team to exude confidence when its hopes of participating in the finals have virtually gone down the drain.
At the beginning of Gladiator, confronted by the Germanic tribes baring their arses at the Roman legions, Quintus says to Maximus, ‘some people just don’t know when they’re beaten’.
Byron Bay, after stunning the NRRRL Premiers at Ballina in Round One, were unable to repeat the dose when the Murwillumbah Mustangs came to Red Devil Park on Sunday.
‘Get ’em onside!’ That raucous cry is the footy tragic’s equivalent of the first cuckoo of spring. In the opening round of the new NRRRL season at Les Donnelly Field on Saturday, it was heard virtually before anybody had raised a sweat.