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Once More Unto the Breach….

Indeed, dear friends, once more. We’re in the final, that’s it. And it’s now out of my hands…..

Now the boys have to step up. We’ve done all we can to prepare them for this moment, when they enter the “arena” tomorrow, their fate is their own hands. Dramatic, eh! Whatever happens, they’ve done better than I ever hoped when I agreed to help coach them.

Problem is, I’m not sure how we get past our seasons nemesis. Whilst eating dinner tonight, flashbacks of badminton tournaments and opponents far better than I, returned to my memory, along with the feeling of “what the hell do I do now?”

And then I remembered something, my brothers would appreciate and no doubt remind me…..

Saavik…. “Permission to speak freely, sir?”
Kirk…. “Granted.”
Saavik…. “I do not believe this was a fair test of my command abilities.”
Kirk…. “And why not?”
Saavik…. “Because… there was no way to win.”
Kirk…. “A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face. Has that never occurred to you?”

If I can remember how I overcame those opponents, apply it to the problem I now face and then instill it into the boys, we may stand a chance. I’ve got a few hours to figure it out.

Lastly, continuing the Churchill inspired quotes, they seem somewhat apt…..

Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required. – Winston Churchill

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