Now I’m no rocket scientist, but you don’t have to be to know what these pictures imply.
For those who maybe don’t get it, the shovel and swing cover are for impending snow. I had hoped to avoid snow during my time in Finland, but now it’s looking like I will have no choice! Fortunately though our last game is gonna be in the afternoon and the weather in Vaasa is warmer anyway. Speaking of our last game…
We played Honka last night and for my first time in Finland…WE WON!
(Just play this song as you read the rest of the post. It will help set the mood.)
The third talking point was Honka’s team selection. They fielded a team of kids. All of them are full professionals and first team players as far as I know, but the team we faced was certainly not the full strength Honka team. I think all the new players in Honka’s team helped us to hold our lead late on, as they were probably pretty tired by the end. Half their starting team wasn’t used to playing 90 minutes, so they couldn’t press us as hard as some other teams have in the last 20 minutes.
The last thing I’ll talk about before I go is my own play. I definitely did not have my best game, but I made a few good plays for the team. I assisted the goal after running about 60 yards with the ball and near the end I cleared a ball that was rolling perilously close to our goalline. For my efforts (and specifically those two plays, I assume) I was awarded one star in the 3 stars presentation. Yet again, I didn’t receive my prize! I’m gonna have to go to the Haka office and claim my prizes from these games!