Travis Cloke and Nick Maxwell competing in a last-man-standing camel race…the winner to be named Collingwood captain for season 2008. (Source: Herald Sun-Michael Dodge)
If there is one indicator that footy is almost here, it is images of footballers…riding camels in the desert! Of course.
AFL Season 2008 kinda gets underway tonight with the opening match of the preseason competition between Collingwood and Adelaide, being played on a polo field in the middle of the desert just outside of Dubai. Hence the camel…or, as Travis described them, ‘the lumpiest horse I’ve ever seen’.
Oh, by the way…welcome to Half Back Flanker!