Bit of a funny story about this game. I had to work and had a bit of free time to sneak out to a local hotel to watch the game with a colleague who is also a Sharks fan. The only other person there was a mad Parra fan with his girlfriend. They were both decked out head to toe in Eels gear.
"Oh great", I thought, "we better win this or this bloke will give it to me." As I was in suit, I thought it best not to give away the fact I was a Sharks fan. So I kept quiet until I thought we had scored our third straight try and looked to be on the way to a massive score.
Then the bloke goes, "Oh, you blokes only play for sixty minutes, we'll win this".
"We'll see..." I said
The bloke got more and more upset until, of course, Parra started the comeback. When they hit the lead by six with ten minutes to go, I thought I was going to be on the end of a spray. Then the office called and said they needed me to come back.
"Saved by the bell!", I thought and made good my escape.
Then of course, we make a miraculous comeback and win. My mate rings me from the pub and says, "Mate, you missed out on a cracker!"
And I ask, "Was it a good comeback?"
And he laughs, "Yeah, it was but I was talking about the Parra fan losing his $h!t and kicking the chairs and table over!" :lmao