GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Sou'wester" September 3, 1978 - No. 18
By Swan: To win is pleasant but to win convincingly against the competition leader is truly exhilarating.
We showed in our form against the Bulldogs we have every reason to look to the finals series with every confidence knowing we have qualified from the school of hard knocks to earn our place.
Again too many of our players put in all together to single out a favoured few and as our efforts are based on team play, we refuse to underrate the efforts of those who would be left out should we start naming the best players.
Our Reserve grade played likewise to clearly show they have every right to a premiership claim. However, our young Thirds side has a few more hours on the test bench before we are prepared to single them out as a great chance.
We know we can do a lot better than we showed against the Bulldogs and in simple terms ... we must.
To all our supporters, we invite you back to our oval after today's game against the Bombers, we will conduct our Best and Fairest counting in all our three grades.
We have arranged a social in our club rooms and we want all players, members and their friends to come along and join in. Don't worry about something to eat and drink as we will have that all arranged for you so you can go straight to the club rooms after today's game.
To our friendly rivals today we wish a happy end to the series of home and away matches and we trust our game will be played in great spirit that our two clubs have shared for many years.