Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Broncos... what really counts

With all the hype about the Bronco V Raiders game (Round 24) set for this coming Sunday arvo, I reckon it’s worth noting who’s out injured –
Darren Lockyer (Knee) - Season
Brent Tate (Knee) - Season
Shaun Berrigan (Cheekbone) - Season
David Stagg (Shoulder) - Season
Karmichael Hunt (Hamstring) - Round 25
Greg Eastwood (Knee) - Round 25
Michael Ennis (Shoulder) - Round 25
Ban Hannant (Shoulder) - Round 25
When I read that list and realize how well the Bronco’s have gone over the last few weeks, I reckon win loose or draw Wayne Bennett just further sets himself apart as a coaching legend. Wayne not only attracts the best talent, but he has a way of picking blokes with character. Now that’s just my opinion, but think about it. Think about the men who’ve made up the Bronco’s teams over the years. Can’t really think when the last player was caught up in a serious character scandal… can you?
Take current Bronco Brad Thorn, represented Australia in rugby league, represented New Zealand in rugby union player. In 2000 Thorn was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his contribution to Australia's international standing in the sport of rugby league. Here’s what Brad had to say to the Courier Mail about leaving the Bronco’s at the end of the year, "Grand finals and that are great, but it's the mateships, playing for each other, that's what it's all about. That's the special thing about football," Thorn said. "The key thing is people, I've got some great mates, a lot of good friends and great experiences. This is my 10th year at the club, to have been away and come back, I feel really privileged to be a part of it."
That sort of attitude wins more than just premierships.


Ian White said...

Gday Champion. Great to hear that you have been under the influence of some great coaches this week. Sounds awesome. Being mentored and having someone pray for you can give us the greatest encouragement and courage to be the Men the Lord wants us to be. I pray brother that you will continue to be encouraged and built up in the years ahead and also for myself. It is a shame the Broncos aren't going to win the premiership this year, although I do agree that Wayne Bennett is a fantastic coach. OF COURSE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT THE MIGHTY MANLY SEA EAGLES ARE THE GREATEST TEAM IN THE UNIVERSE, AND HAD A WONDERFUL VICTORY OVER THE BRONCOS AT SUNCORP A FEW WEEKS AGO. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A FEW PLAYERS 'INJURED' THIS WEEKEND I AM CONFIDENT WE WILL BEAT THE WARRIORS. MIGHTY MANLY IS AMAZING, I AM NOT SO SURE ABOUT THE BRONCOS!! THEY ARE THE ONLY TEAM YOU EVER READ ABOUT IN THE COURIER MAIL. GO THE MIGHTY MANLY SEA EAGLES. MANLY TO WIN IN 2007 (EVEN THOUGH THE BRONCOS HAVE MANAGED TO KEEP THEMSELVES OUT OF TROUBLE SO FAR!!). YOU'RE A LEGEND MATE. BUT MANLY ARE THE GREATEST. GO DES HASLER!!!!

Will Henderson said...

Hey Ian,
Let's just see what this weekend hold eh? I reckon there just might be a few upset punters.