Yes, I will be there, I would have to be pretty sick to miss a game if it's being played in Melbourne. Have missed maybe 3 games in the last 7 years, which have included the club's worst years. But there is always hope. It is such an unpredictable game that the most amazing upsets have occurred to surprise everyone. This is what Carlton needs to hope for this year.
I will be meeting up with my young friend Phine, who barracks for tonight's opposing team (Melbourne Demons). We can't sit together at games when our teams play each other because we each have reserved seats at home games, so we'll meet after the game for a meal at Mecca Bah. Our different football allegiances, nor our differences in age, have any bearing on our friendship. That's special.
This is a photo taken of us in 2004 for an article we wrote about our friendship for the library's staff newsletter. I have taken the liberty of embellishing it.
Dreams DO come true! Carlton won the game!