Last night I really noticed some of our guys getting stuck into the port players.
Raz and Corgi both gave it to the port player tackled by Hooker for the 1st goal.
TBell picked up and half threw a guy laying on Dys? at a stoppage.
One of my favourite thing from 2000 was the mongrel and attitude of our guys. For the 1st time in a while I can see hints of it returning.
I get the feeling some of the boys are getting some confidence in the team and I hope this snowballs.
In the same passage of play as that first tackle, which I thought Raz should’ve got the free as he laid the first part of the tackle. Raz gave him a squeeze of the neck and Green offered up some words of advice.
But you want to know what my first thought was? WTF wears New Balance football boots? And there’s Greeny wearing NB footy boots! What kind of club are we running if someone has to wear NB?
Having a bit of mongrel is always the last piece of the puzzle for me. There’s no point having it if you don’t have talent or can’t execute, but once you have these traits, mongrel is a must to gain premiership success IMO.
NB are (trying to) conduct a bit of a brand renaissance/reinvention and are redesigning all their stuff incl. their logo and their boots are half decent. Few big endorsements, Aron Ramsey for Arsenal wearse them (just one off the top of my head).