First-Half Analysis for Match of the Day in Oz

Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, literary correspondent at the Greenygrey, with analysis of the first-half of the Crows v Redbacks game.

A section of the crowd, estimated to be over 1...
A section of the crowd, estimated to be over 110,000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wow, wasn’t it a thrilling first half. Almost as thrilling as yesterday’s F.A. Cup games, with Leeds beating Spurs, Oldham beating Liverpool and Brentford drawing with Chelsea on a weekend when the magic of the cup seemed to materialise again.

Redback Magic Downs Crows

There was plenty of magic for the Redbacks too, as they scurried into a 3-0 half-time lead. This was of course bad news for the Crows and our travelling trio, as Grey, Elle and Bonzo need a Crows win to escape the tumult following the timequake that sent them tumbling as they travelled into  Oz’s Adelaide, South Australia.

The travelling trio’s troubles seemed destined to me from the first headline and paragraph of the episode, which seem to have been created simply to have a rhyme for ‘First half is a laugh…’

Redback
Redback (Photo credit: robdownunder)

This failure to take the Redback threat seriously seemed to materialise in the second paragraph, when the Crows failed to counter the need for names with a red connection to create laughs for the first half.

Therefore, three goals were quickly scored by the Redbacks without reply.  Red-grave buried the first; the second went in with a roar by Red-din; and finally Red-burn fanned the flames of defeat for the Crows with third.

Game of Two Halves

Much-needed hope was given to the Crow cause at half-time, when the travelling trio remembered their sporting tactics and terminology.

Sick as a parrot!
Sick as a parrot! (Photo credit: johnmuk)

Bonzo thought of playing the ball in the air instead of on the ground, those two well-known opposite tactical styles; and Grey soon went from feeling sick as a parrot to being over the moon; probably the two most famous football post-match interview cliches (and feeling over the moon is even better for a werewolf than a sportsperson!).

Looks like it’s going to be an interesting second-half, with kick-off here scheduled for Wednesday

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