One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
With this team we're cautiously optimistic. It's basically the same team from last year . . . so we're expecting them to do a little bit better than we did last year. But we have a tough road ahead, especially in our district.
We started really well. Playing on the road isn't easy and getting a good start is so important and we really did a good job early on. We didn't maintain the intensity, but after a start like that, it is tough to keep up that level.
I've been managing for 14 years. This is one of the tougher road trips I've been on, and I'm not even playing. I know how my body is feeling right now. I can only (guess) how these guys feel. For them to come out and play this well, I salute them.