Thankfully, there is Football of the round-ball variety on offer in Sweeden in the club-friendly between Enhorna iF and Sodertalje FK but as we all know – there is nothing friendly when these two great rivals of Sweedish Soccer meet.
It’s the first hit-out for both sides this year as Enhorona IF go into this match having drawn four of their past five and will really want to make a statement that they mean business ahead of the Sweedish Soccer season.
As for their opponents, Södertälje the end of last Football season couldn’t come quick enough copping some absolute beltings and losing their last six games including losing to FC Stockholm Internazionale 13-0 which sent their manager packing and the Södertälje fans demanding answers.
It’s going to take quite the re-build for the once-proud Södertälje club and, as is the custom in Sweeden, the rebuild starts with a flat-pack box, complex instructions and an Allen key.
Expect Södertälje to come out early and be competitive but I expect Enhorna to get the job done, but they’ll have to work for it.
The residents of Brisbane head to the polls (most have pre-polled or postal voted for obvious reasons) to vote for who will rule City Hall for the next four years.
Brisbane is unique as the local council governs for the entire Brisbane metropolitan area, not just the inner city and CBD.
While there will be no democracy sausage, let alone a democracy manifest this could prove to be an interesting contest.
Current Lord Mayor the LNP’s Adrian Schrinner goes into this the hot $1.22 favourite to get a full-term after replacing former Lord Mayor Graham Quirk over a year ago.
The LNP has ruled the Brisbane City Council for over 20 years and is campaigning on the grounds of stability in uncertain times.
Meanwhile, the Labor Party has made former local TV/Radio host Pat Condren as their candidate who has campaigned on the slogan of “Rates not Rorts” and given his broadcasting background can easily present his message to camera.
Will it have an effect on voters?
Given the likely low turnout of voters for this election and how recent trends suggest being the short-priced favourite doesn’t guarantee anything – it’s worth having a crack at Condren at the $3.
Let’s head out West to see what Mother Nature has installed for our friends in Perth today.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast “Humid. Partly cloudy. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Top of 29 degrees”
Humid is a great reason to stay at home, but I reckon Perth should just go under the expected top forecast factoring the famous Fremantle Doctor that keeps things a bit cooler later in the day.
The max temp being around 27.55 – 28.05 looks to be excellent value at the $6.50 price.