In the Fitz Files this weekend just gone was the following, absolutely wonderful, quote:
"It was boring, none of us liked it. There was nothing to do. There were hardly any pubs, no TABs. I'd rather be in Penrith ..." Luke Rooney, the Kangaroos winger on 2UE, after spending four miserable days in Prague with some of his teammates.
Now, I don't know about you but I believe I may be disappointed if the quote expressed any other sentiment. That's why we love our Leaguies, because they're BRAINLESS. What would league be like if it were different? I shudder to think. Admittedly, it's not just Leaguies. There's the legendary story of the English footballer who declined a visit to the Great Wall in China while on tour, claiming 'seen one wall, seen 'em all'. I think he preferred to stay in the hotel and play cards.
Let's face it though, if we found out our Leaguies had been visiting art galleries, picking up a few cheap second-hand-books, dropping into museums or dining in fine restaurants we'd be shocked and appalled. The inclusion of this quote in Fitz's column was just another Union bloke trying to put it over the Leaguies, to make us all poke fun at young Rooney. The thing is Fitzy, we expect nothing more and nothing less from these blokes, and I for one would be very upset should the status quo change.