Thorrington's Thoughts

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Hey everyone, kind of a slower news day (so far...) for the Fire so I thought I'd run a little piece giving you guys John Thorrington's take on the yellow card that he picked up Wednesday night and on how his previously injured groin held up in the match. The 29-year-old Thorrington drew the ire of referee Silviu Petrescu in the 60th minute when he was given a yellow card caution for what the referee thought was an elbow to the head of a Galaxy player. Thorringon, who is now suspended for Sunday's match due to yellow card accumulation, didn't see a whole lot in the challenge though.

"It's frustrating," said Thorrington. "I don't really know what the ref saw. I mistimed my jump for the header and he gave me a yellow card because they started screaming, so yeah it's incredibly frustrating."

While Thorrington's suspension is disappointing to both him and the Fire, John did have something positive come out of Wednesday's match as he made it through the full 90 minutes without a flare up from a groin injury - which had kept him out of the Fire's lineup since the July 25th game at Seattle.

"The groin was fine," he said. "I was glad to get through 90 minutes. I didn't get as much training as I would've liked ideally before a big game but I was glad to last the 90."
But regardless of any relief that recovering from his injury may have given him, Thorrington remains disheartened by his suspension.

"Unfortunately I've got another weekend off," said Thorrington. "[It's] killing me. I just can't seem to time my injuries with my suspensions but this team will bounce back. We're disappointed with the loss in front of the home crowd tonight but we hope they'll support us Sunday and we'll come back and turn it around."

I'm definitely with John in terms of the disappointment that comes with him missing another match. He worked very hard to get back from his injury and I know he has been dying to play so it's tough to know that he'll miss another one this weekend. The Fire should be able to get along fine without him though and the recently-emerged Peter Lowry will likely step in to fill the void at central midfield.


And on a *completely* unrelated note, I saw the movie Inglorious Basterds tonight and you all should definitely check it out. I'm no film critic, but I thought Quentin Tarantino's latest was not only action packed but pretty hilarious too.

But that's enough (and for some of you I'm sure, more than enough...) of my movie recommendations, so I'll leave you with a little video that will hopefully take ease some of the pain from Wednesday night - and start to get you guys ready for Sunday's matchup with Colorado...

And finally, I'll be back with a full preview of the Fire-Rapids match tomorrow so be sure to check that out when it gets posted.


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  • Don't worry John. We'll be there adn we'll be supproting the team as always.

  • Thorrington makes enough over the top tackles to warrant a yellow in just about every game that he plays in. Atleast no he can take a weekend off to let the groin heal after playing on it for 90 min. We dont need more injuries

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