Twilight Ferry, Darts Warm-up and Socceroo chances

Autumnal ferry trips can be magnificent, particularly when the weather is like it was tonight. Almost balmy, with a firey sunset illuminating the Harbour Bridge and the city skyline. It’s relatively early in the week, so the boys had the BotF to themselves.

Charlie and Lambo prepared in their usual way for Wednesday night darts with a steadier. The boys are traditionalists and prefer to keep their longneck of VB under wraps, as the picture indicates. They worked hard on their game faces and will hopefully have an incident-free evening that will not result in a juduciary hearing. Charlie may yet be known as the Les Boyd of the darts world.

After some good natured ribbing of the Carl Williams of the darts world, talk turned to the World Cup. How would Australia fare? Charlie was happy to offer 5 long necks to 1 to Lambo if Australia got through the first round. The author’s view is that this Australian team is better than the last, as long as Bresciano and Kewell are fully fit. Cahill and Schwarzer are on the top of their game and are world class. Two more of that calibre would help. Consensus was: Germany will not win every game. Australia really need to jag a result against Germany (draw or win). The group could finish with all teams on 4 points. There is little doubt that this conversation will continue up until Australia kicks off against Germany in June. Mick’s odds will assist in better informing the conversation.