Was that a game, or what?
The semi final took us from keelson deep despair – shipping a Kornieck header in just the eighth minute – to maintruck delight when Crystal Dunn slammed home the winner in second half injury time.
It’s hard to describe the explosion of joy that followed, but it felt like we had been lifted from the slough of despond that the shenanigans of the Front Office had tossed us into the sunlit uplands of Morrison Street.
Was it redemption?
Perhaps. Some clouds still lour about our house.
But it was surely nepenthe.
Our punters had a good day, as well. For the first time this season (I think) three players got not just the result but the score correct. SincFan was the first past the post with that and the tale of Wavelet antics.
As good as they’ve been, our leader Thrakkorzog is in a tight race with ABell4; just three points separate them as we, the Thorns, and the league race to the wire.
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Saturday the Thorns play for Big Casino for the fourth time in ten seasons against the upstart Kansas City Current. Sadly the match isn’t here but in Washington D.C., where the local fans are probably still cranky about their team’s season…so we’ll see how the crowd turns out.
As much as true Thorns fans (who live by the credo ACES…) owe the Current for doing us the solid of booting the Damndelions in the teeth, our job now is simple; root for domination and the lamentations of the women of Kansas City.
(Last meeting, September 18, 2022 at Children’s Mercy Park, 1-1 draw)
How this works:
Add a comment to this post. As your first line, put your predicted result, for example 3-1 Thorns.
In the body of your comment, start with the goals and assists, like so:
Salem (Free kick)
Next, name the first yellow card recipient: Merritt Mathias
Then a red card. (NOTE: no points awarded for correctly calling a red-card-free match, so take a guess.) Madison Pogarch for mimicking mooning the referee after getting an undeserved yellow.
Make your fun prediction,and give a “thumbs up” to anybody else’s prediction that tickles your fancy: The two teams meet up in the parking lot before the game to burn an effigy of Paul Riley. Nadine Angerer produces not one but two lighters from her pockets.
· Correct score: 5 points
· Correct result (draw/win/loss): 3 points
· Each clean sheet: 2 points
· Each goal-scorer: 1 point
· Each FK/PK/assist/lack of assist: 1 point
· Goal/assist bonus: 1 point
· Player with the first yellow card of the match: 1 point
· A player with a red card: 1 point
· Most liked/most outrageously accurate prediction: 2 points
Some ground rules and explanations/clarifications (the fine print):
Comments must be posted before kickoff, but you can edit or amend an earlier prediction right up to the starting whistle.
Keep your scoreline predictions realistic. No crazy scores just to pad out your odds of getting goals and assists.
The goal/assist bonus is an additional point if you predict the correct scorer and assistant on the same goal, for example, you say Hubly scores from a Boureille assist and that is exactly what happens. P.S. if you say exactly that, and it happens, I will hunt you down and buy you a beer!
Be clear whether you think a goal will be unassisted, assisted, or from a PK/FK. Unassisted = no assist, run of play; Assisted = player who got the assist; PK/FK = not in run of play. For the purposes of this thread, Penalty Kick and Free Kick are the same thing. No entry means unassisted.