Finals footy is always different and with the NEAFL final 6 system it’s an elimination every weekend.
As the NEAFL Home and Away season comes to an end it is important we finish as strong as we can.
This weekend we face another big challenge in the Sydney Swans.
Tonight the NT Thunder senior team will walk in the footsteps of our heroes.
‘Never underestimate your ability to make a difference’, was the message Dave Hardy delivered to the playing group before our Round 13 clash against Brisbane Lions.
People talk about revenge in football a lot; sometimes we get caught up in past performances and forget what process needs to be executed to be better than our history.
Coming off the bye last week with a strong win against the Brisbane Lions was a great result for us.
When you’re a young kid growing up all your parents want for you are the best opportunities in life, to be the best you can be in whatever you choose to do.
We take a lot of positives away from last weekend’s game against the Giants, although we only kicked two goals in the second half which both come in the third quarter, stats show we had our opportunities!
After a disappointing loss last weekend in Alice Springs against the Redland Bombers there were still some positives to come out of the game.
The AFL Indigenous round is fast becoming one of the major rounds on the AFL calendar and this year the AFL has named the round after Sir Doug Nicholls, one of the great untold stories in Australian sport.
Last weeks loss still hurts.
Another week another opportunity to get things right.
This weekend presents us with another opportunity to get it right.
Making changes to your side on a weekly basis is a given, in my time as coach at Thunder there was only one week we never made a change to the side and that was last year’s preliminary final heading into the grand final.