People of the world,
This is my first foray into blogging, thank you so much for joining me.
It's no secret that I'm a man of the people, and like the people south of the the border in the Wales of New South I too was outraged and outraged some more over the ending to the recent State or Origin match.
Somehow it seems the modern game of Rugby League has been reduced to analysing scoring opportunities at .01 frame a second, or 'snail speed' as my old primary school headmaster wouldve said. If you slow down footage slow enough, you can apparently say with all certainty that this player intentionally 'lead with the foot' or the other player 'wasn't playing at the ball'.
Hardly in the spirit of the working man's game is it? Countless players of the past before the digital age probably got away with try scoring murder, however I would rather that than analysing every possible try 58 times from 7.3 different angles before coming to the wrong conclusion.
Blind Freddy himself commented to me that GI lost control of the ball over the line and knocked it on. Despite his lack of visual chops my mate Fred saw from the first replay what the rest of us did - he dropped the ball.
In any case no use crying over spilled cow juice is there. The blues still need to learn how to score tries in order to win the game. That was the overriding factor in Origin 1 2012 and not the dodgy calls. Just please don't ruin the top spectacle of the game of rugby league with too many f**ing camera angles and slow mo.
Also i'm keen to check out the screen adaptation of 'The Woman in Black' starring Harry Potter. Caught the play in london on the west end and it's the best play I've ever seen (haven't seen many, but still). Plenty of chilling moments that make you jump. Check it out.
Friday today, bring on the weekend, and bring on the Eurovision party!