Filed by cub reporter Kirk "Bummer" Hope
We got spanked on the scoresheet, but on the upside a shed load of new young capable players. The only reason we got done is we didn’t put our opportunities away –and they did - we had plenty and I mean plenty of chances final score 6 - I think - 2. Bummer
OK so that's what the wee fella reported from the match. Let's break this succinct report down:
We got spanked on the scoresheet Well, who cares about that? It's not the winning, it's the being taken apart that counts.
But There's always a but.
A shed load of new young capable players How big is this shed? How young is young? It's relative. Desmond Tutu is 'young' compared with, say, Gyles. Capable is a word seldom reported in these columns. Did he mean 'culpable'? Let's assume so. What time is it? Time for a false dawn.
The only reason we got done is we didn’t put our opportunities away –and they did on reflection this seems to be the only reason any team loses to any other team, ever. Always good to have a universal truth in a match report.
We had plenty and I mean plenty of chances another reliable constant, and he means it.
Final score 6 - I think - 2 facts, man, facts. Not guesses. Interesting that Kirk can confidently go to very high numbers on one side of the ledger but gets jittery and loose boweled trying to count Bombers low scoring outputs.
Bummer Surfer speak for whatever.