That was so bad. It's probably for the best that Ian Syson took notes all day long on his new blog.
South Melbourne: Gavalas, O'Dor, Tsiaris, Rixon, Trifiro G, Norton, Byles, DeMoraes, Trifiro J, Joryeff, Matthews. Res: Payne, Gasparis, De Nittis, Saldaris, Keenan.
Green Gully: Keane, Jones, Cicak, Vargas R, Hayne, Sanders, Robson, Basma, Medjedovic, Munoz, Ederero. Res: Roganovic, Fleming, Fisher, Nikolic, Dib.
Kick off 3.01.
3.05 Floated free kick caused some grief in gully goal box.
3.09. Blazed over by gully from the left
3.12. Cc banner causing drama. Meanwhile gully scores own goal. South lead 1-0.
3.14. Apparent gully handball (red cardable) not picked up by ref.
3.15. Period of south domination produces yellow and free kick on edge Of D. Fernando tries to curve it over wall. Too high.
3.21. Gully press. Shot over.
3.23. Rixon blazes over after good lead up. Deserved better.
Ederero heads wide. Should have scored.
3.28. Good period for gully.
Ederero subject to some searching treatment. Jason Trifiro up-ends him.
3.38. Goalmouth scramble after Gavalas drops the corner. Gully equalize. 1-1.
3.45. Ederero down again.
Gully finish the half strongly. Half-time. 1-1.
4.04. Second half Underway. South with the sun at their backs.
Scrappy first few minutes.
4.13. Yellow to Sanders.
4.17. Yellow to Ederero for dissent
4.21. Rixon hurt and stayed down for while.
4.22 Tsiaris yellow. Rixon hurt again.
4.23. De Nittis on for Rixon
4.26. DeMoraes blazes over from right.
4.28. Keenan on for DeMoraes
4.30 Sanders turns and shoots wide for gully.
4.33. Good positing by Byles to clear off the line after a poor fisted clearance by Gavalas.
4.34. Sanders goal. Gully 2-1. Miskick by Gavalas.
South looking scrappy in midfield. Gully free kick 30 out. Cleared.
4.39. Hayne blazes over.
4.41. Good work by Keenan on right leads to cleared shot.
4.43. Good lead up work leads to shot by Robson put around for corner. Corner directly in from Hayne. Gully 3-1
4.45. South being shown up. Keeper having a poor game. Too many bad choices made in defence.
4.51. Ederero hits the post. Probably deserved a goal. Full-time 3-1. The hoodoo still in place after south looked likely early
Another week, another big win. Was that first round loss to Zebras just an aberration?
Steve from Broady's Positive Spin
I get annoyed by a lot of things. Out of those many things, rapaciously blind optimism is up there in the annoyance stakes. And Steve from Broady is one if its greatest practitioners.
Fed up with what he perceives to be the negative or depressing tone of this blog - which he believes is also an extension of my negative and depressing personality - he had offered to write a short piece on the positive spin.
So, after yesterday's calamitous display, I came knocking for his positive take. Alas, there was nothing to collect. I feel that the blog has been cheated of the great wisdom of Steve from Broady. Now we're all stuck with my negativity, just like every other week.
Car Park Capers
Amid the doom and gloom, there were some highlights. Firstly, there was the person amused and astonished by the fact that I was driving. 'Oh my god, Mavroudis is driving, someone take a photo'. Haha, heehee.
But best of all, were the people who ignored the two announcements over the public address system, to remove their cars from the German Shepard club car park next door, as the council was soon to shut and lock the gates.
The second time, they even read out the licence plates of the three cars left in there. Of course, on trying to exit the car park, a harrowing ordeal even with Gully's small crowds, my buddy Gains, sitting in the passenger seat, spotted an olive green probably 1980s model Mercedes bouncing across the grass on the wrong side of the fence cross country style.
Let's hope they made it out alive.