This will be short. I’m not so sure that it will be sweet.
My views on Parra 2018 summed up in 5 words:
It has been difficult but we made it. I normally lament my team’s last game but not this year. From the stands, and upon leaving ANZ stadium (our home ground for the last time), I closed firmly shut forever the horror story that was season 2018.
I have no control over 2019 results but my hopes are as follows:
I hope the year is positive. That means we need anything or anyone who will be a distraction or a destabilising force removed from the team and done so quickly.
I hope to be astonished both at the atmosphere generated at the new stadium and the skill and commitment displayed by rookies, Parra kids, as they pull on a first grade jumper.
I hope for a revival of trust between the fan base and players as we unite together and see a resurgence both on and off the field.
Finally, I hope that we achieve our ultimate best, but for that to happen we must rid ourselves of players who are petulant, or who have a stinking attitude, especially when things turn bad in a game, as they will ruin any hope we have of assembling each week a team that is anything but rudderless.
My personal hope is that the five words I will be able to use to describe Parra in 2019 are as follows:
The choices made by coaches, players and administration in the next couple of weeks and or months will dictate which words I use to describe my team in 2019.
Make good choices, as even the most loyal of supporters cannot tolerate or accept a repeat of 2018 next year. Despite this disastrous year, this club, these coaches and this playing group at large will have my support in 2019. That is my choice, I hope they prove me to be correct.
Despite the difficult season, being able to share the journey with Parra supporters who stick solid and stay loyal has been my absolute pleasure.