No matter what the hype or vacillating you hear about Thursday's game, it all boils down to one thing.
Forget the rest. Forget the glorification of of the combatants on the field, the tributes and words about courage and mate-ship. All that is trading off a legacy. Of men lost. Who fought, sometimes with courage and sometimes out of fear. That is battle in the true sense of the word.
This is nought, but a game of football. For four premiership points.
Dont equate it to what happened on the beaches of Gallipoli all those years ago. The two are entirely different.
THE MEZZOCULO INDEX:
The Mezzoculo Index* for past form and predicted future for these four teams on Anzac Day looks a little like this.
* A teams position on the rungs above indicates how they have gone in the last 5 weeks... if a team is higher on the scale, its been on fire. If a team is at the bottom, they have cooled off and lacking form.
The size of the team marker indicates how we think they will run for the next 3 games... the bigger the marker, the more likely to win.