Origin II: The View from Schumacher

 

Peter Schumacher following State of Origin II. He won the cap for being the nearest to the half time score difference and the jersey for being the closest to the full time score difference. The Minister for Home Affairs won the stubby holder for picking the first try scorer. The event was held at the bar of the plus fifties lifestyle village they reside at these days.

Peter Schumacher following State of Origin II. He won the cap for being the nearest to the half time score difference and the jersey for being the closest to the full time score difference. The Minister for Home Affairs won the stubby holder for picking the first try scorer. The event was held at the bar of the plus fifties lifestyle village they reside at these days.

 

It was State of Origin Two tonight, all the punters had turned up so bright

Col Ward had shouted the bar and some pies,

Wanted to suss out those horrid blue spies

So I went to the bar, all those freeloaders what a sight!

 

There were a mixture of people here to witness this game,

Even after the first game they still had no knowledge, and indeed no shame,

I was asked at the bar, “hey what goes with the soft drink, why not some beer”?

This question  was asked with the hint of a sneer,

 

Because as an old guy this day I’d had a “procedure”   right up my guts, and right  down,

“That’s why I’m  not imbibing” I said with a frown,

But in my hurry to be there I’d forgotten my false dentures,

And eating pies without them  was another of my misadventures.

 

But we were a happy group as we gathered together,

We certainly hadn’t come to watch the news or the  weather,

But what was this, Canberra had gone berserk, a prime ministerial challenge was at hand,

Ribald comments filled the air re the leaders of the land.

 

For me personally I felt sorry for Ms GILLARD

But to say so in that company was just way too hard.

Anyway for most of this whole thing was an unwelcome distraction,

About just as a welcome as an increase in taxation.

 

Col and Ian brought about the peas and the pies,

Was this an attempt to uncover those Blues spies?

Whatever the reason the they tasted plain terrific,

Though the number some  ate was just plain horrific.

 

So in various states of sobriety or reflection,

To the theatre we went to for happiness or dejection,

Maroons supporters by far the superior numbers,

Were on their feet and out of their slumbers,

 

After 90 seconds Sam Thaiday had stepped across the line,

This was good for Bev, the coaster was fine.

Queensland was too skilled, too fast, too quick,

Half time 14 nil Blues supporters were sick

 

Most in the theatre were thrilled by the cry “Queenslander”

Compared to “Come on Blues” this chant was much grander.

There was much barracking and chiacking as the match wore on,

But the result was a no brainer the conclusion just forgone.

 

So when today you see some wandering around dazed,

It’s the match what done it, it made their brains hazed,

The passes the tackles, the bombs, and the hits,

Were enough to scare anyone right out of their wits.

 

As an AFL supporter I have to admit,

State of Origin Two was the best game yet.

Those not present don’t know what an evening they let past,

It was an night for the ages, an absolute blast.

About Peter Schumacher

Wannabe footy commentator and writer, used to be a wannabe footballer

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