I am not even going to try to describe what it was like sitting in the stands last Sunday because if you happened to be there you will never forget it and if you could not get in no words can describe what it was like.
I have been thinking about why it was so special even before the 58 points went up on the board and possibly it is because of the fact that this squad is a carbon copy of us the supporters.
Then there are the players who have shown resilience in the face of pain, disappointed and or embarrassment like Gutho, Moses and Michael Jennings, who have stayed in the fight and maintained the faith.
Of course then there are the Parra kids, like Reed and Dylan, the ones who don’t carry all the scars and disappointment but simply love being part of the game.
There are the ones who are new to the club, like Lane , Fergo and Blake who are starting to realise that having a strong army behind you, who will happily follow and defend you, is a wonderful arsenal to have at your disposal.
Finally there are those kids from Western Sydney, like Junior and Tepai. The ones who have had to do things the hard way, have had to break open doors and fight to keep the dream alive.
Our team, our club and our supporter base is beautifully diverse. Last Sunday we celebrated those talents. We watched and cheered the crunches in defence and the beautiful kicks and offloads. We walked back to the train station or to our cars chatting to strangers from all different walks of life who we will probably never talk to again but they are part of our club, they are part of the blue and gold and therefore they must be alright.
This week a big task awaits.
We need to keep the faith. I am no fan of the style of play the Storm exhibit but I can recognise and acknowledge the consistency with results they have achieved.
Can we beat them in Melbourne? Of course we can.
Will we beat them? That depends on the courage and execution our team plays with.
Offload, be aggressive and kick well will give us a chance. As Brad Arthur said beautifully against Manly in Rd 25 back yourselves boys.
I expect my team to go out and play our type of football, to play with passion and to compete. Do that and you will always have the blue and gold fans support just like you did last Sunday.