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It’s day one of the first international Test match of the season. Excitement is at fever pitch. The best players in the world have congregated, and the faithful have packed the stadium to cheer on their team.
I’ve loved reading the comments and reactions to the first two trial games from the Melbourne Rebels. Whatever the results, there seems to be a genuine will for the team to improve and do well in their second year.
After the Rebels’ 36-0 loss to the Chiefs in Geelong last week, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Melbourne side were preparing themselves for a year of history repeating.
There are several things one should expect to encounter in trial matches before the season proper. Some things will change, some remain, and the legitimacy and relevance of the result will always be questioned.
In the business world, managing expectations is a crucial ability. Estimates are supplied to a project manager, who takes into account the resources we have at our disposal, our ability and experience, the complexity of the task at hand, and any potential roadblocks that could stop a timely delivery.
On the train back from Etihad Stadium last night, my mind wandered to a day a mere two months ago. My beloved Melbourne Victory, already a force to be reckoned with both on and off the field, announced that they had signed one of Australia’s, nay, the world’s premier footballers, Harry Kewell.