WE’RE gonna win the cup, we’re gonna win the cup! Who can stop the Bears’ march to KO Cup glory? Well, Edinburgh actually.
I’m not saying they will. And, of course, I’ve no way of knowing who’ll emerge victorious from the next round of the cup when the Bears meet the Monarchs. If I did, I’d be wearing a dress, big dangly gold earrings, staring into a crystal ball and be known as Mystic Mart.
But I don’t have to climb into the fortune-telling booth to know that Edinburgh are emerging as a strong side with all-round strength in depth and genuine hopes of silverware. What’s more, so are the Bears.
Sunday’s win at Mildenhall was our fourth victory on the trot and achieved not only without the injured Chris Kerr, but also with the usually dependable skipper having an off night. If you can win by 10 points away to a team who have just beaten King’s Lynn, you’ve got to be taken seriously. Especially when Gary Havelock scores only six of your points.
Edinburgh will be a tougher proposition, though. The clinical way they brushed aside Glasgow at Ashfield on Sunday only served to underline their potential this term and, of course they have a real sting in their tail in Aaron Summers, who has already shown us what he can do in the colours of the Cubs and on a guest appearance for the Bears.
In our favour, James Grieves rides Armadale like he was born there and the rest of the team are no slouches round the place either. The Scots might have Red Hot Summers at reserve, but Dan and Arlo are coming to the boil at the bottom end of the Bears team.
It’s got the makings of a thriller and I’m going to petition Downing Street to make the day we travel to Armadale a public holiday so that everyone can get there without having to take the day off work. They named the road after a Boro player, so you never know.
Magic of the cup? You bet!