As usual we had a really great play-off weekend, although the pounding head and the bank balance are telling me different.
For me the play-off weekend isn't just about the hockey, but the banter between the supporters, the drinking and the eating.
Had a great buffet at some place called Red Hot on Saturday night and of course the play-off weekend wouldn't be complete without the Sunday trip to Hooters .
We were stood in Market Square on Sunday morning with the sun beating down watching all the different hockey shirts walking past, it doesn't get much better....apart from when your own team makes it to the finals
As for the hockey, I thought the most entertaining game was the Saturday afternoon game, but the Saturday night and Sunday games were very tense.
I'm not a fan of penalty shoot outs in any sport, because I think a team game should be won and lost as a team. However, over time you'll win some and you'll lose some on penalty shots.....This was your time.....Enjoy it!!
Post by KimThePanther on Apr 10, 2007 10:20:11 GMT
Does anyone know where i could find the photo of Rasto with the fireworks behide him similar to the one in todays post?
All pics in the NEP are available to buy. Just contact them with the info, & they will sort ya out.
Good. That picture of Rasti and Sean in the NEP yesterday deserves a medal! I'd like it to take pride of place in my front room alongside the photos of Kim Ahlroos' goal and the 98-99 team celebrating the B&H Cup win.
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Absolutely fantastic. So pround of the whole team and the fans were fantastic. Although 18 years has been a long time to wait, it was well worth it. Will never, ever forget this weekend. Once again lads, congratulations on an excellent performance and thanks for the wonderful memories that will stay with me forever.
Good weekend...winning quarter final previous weekend, semi and final all with shootouts........really wanted the final settled before the shootout even if Cardiff won as it's such an unfair way to win or lose, then sort of changed my mind when it happened
Hockey wasn't great but the tension was and I don't think a playoff weekend is about the quality of the hockey. It's about having fans of 4 teams hoping to win and other fans coming for the spectacle. A playoff cup as an achievement hardly compares with the Coventry league win in this country as I've posted elsewhere ( 4 games compared with 54 games) but nothing can beat the atmosphere of winning in front of fans of every team and the feeling of unbounded joy.........went quite crazy for an old 'un as Rasto saved the last penalty shot. You don't get that when you clinch a league title in front of just 2 teams fans.
Rasto is worth more to Panthers than just on nettie ability, good as that is. His special rapport with them has lifted this club. He deserves a pay rise ( within reason!) and re-signing without delay!
Well done NOTTINGHAM Panthers !!!!
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Having just done the rounds of all the Elite League Teams Web Sites, you would not know that we had won on Sunday according to Belfast, Coventry, Hull and Manchester. who have NO mention at all about the Play Off Final. Is it a case of sour grapes from the first 2?
So thanks to Newcastle, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Basingstoke and Cardiff for their articles. Very much appreciated.
To everyone celebrating with us on the Left Lion at about 1am, LEGENDS![/quote Oh my god cant believe it. You guys were so cool. Didnt we have a laugh? I really wonder what people thought of us. I am still smiling and waiting to see us on some documentary 'drunks of Nottingham'singing championees at the security cameras!!! Ho dear when will I grow up??!! Really good that the police actually found it amusing though. If that had been any other sport Im sure we would have been thrown off..... Well heres to next season. Hope to see you there
Oh dear well I am late posting on here! Was such a good weekend!!! Was so happy I went. Apart from winning my highlight of the weekend had to be walking round town with some cov lads to run into steelers fans and chanting if you all hate the steelers and laods of people joining in =].
Can't wait till next season! BRING BACK COREY!!!
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