Extraordinary Time by Graham Brown
Time can be amongst other things as :
- Time signalled by siren at end of game
- Celebration time
- Other sports whistle/bell for time
- Time out as in basketball.
- More serious like our time’s up.
My first reaction to what extraordinary time meant to me was to remember the feeling I had when Sturt were playing against Port Adelaide in the Grand Final in 2017 on the Adelaide Oval. Our Grandson Sam Colquhoun was playing for Sturt. It is not a spelling error and it is pronounced Cahoon.
There was about 10 minutes to go until “time” and Sturt were about 13 points in front.
About 9 minutes later Port had got to within 1 point. One minute to go! Call time we all said.
Port were in attack but our boys had stopped this thrust and the ball was on the left halfback flank for us and we won possession.
When I say “we”, I mean Sam was in possession. He was under great pressure but he kicked a clearing kick with his non preferred foot up to half forward. The ball hit the ground and was attacked by all and sundry! I think Greenslade for Sturt got a free kick. Then the siren sounded for full time! YAY!!!
Celebration time then commenced and we have a photo of us with Sam and the Cup.
Other times which I recall having significance for me are “time outs” in basketball. This is where we had urgent conversations about what to do next and how to stay ahead or get ahead before “Time” was called.
A more serious time for us will be when our time is up! Let’s hope we have lots of good times before that happens.