Supporting Canberra United – The untold story of a secret society of sign writers…

Thanks for giving us some excitement Canberra United!

When you have a one year old and your entertainment is reduced to, well…feeding, changing, playing, bathing (putting to) sleeping and repeating, you need a hobby that you can do in between times. Ours is supporting Canberra United. In particular, making signs to put up at the ground that support the team or even better, belittle the opposition. For example, our favorite sign for taking the Mickey out of the opposition is “Adelaide United and Adelaide water = SAME STANDARD.” Having to explain the sign does weaken the effect somewhat, but we figured the Adelaide team would get it – at least!

“Hey Brisbane, Canberra stole your roar!” (to Brisbane Roar at the grand final)…

And then there are those lesser-known banners that come about in the event of a “slip of the tongue”… The poor announcer had a shocker one day when he announced the team as having “Ashleigh and Nicole Skyes” as players (I’m sure all our Canberra United readers have heard of the “SYKES” twins!)… And so was born the banner “Canberra Untied supports dyslexics”. This was only topped by this years official members guide which we believe may have been edited by the same announcer as “Turdy Burke” appears on page one… A nickname I’m sure TRUDY hopes won’t stick like the proverbial…

The Canberra United hair trends of 2010-11 brought on “Canberra United supports apprentice hairdressers” and we were thrilled to have provided a buzz to Hayley Raso last season with our “Show us your Raso-dazzle”.

Signs (and baby clothes) are one thing, but last Saturday night we kicked our entertainment up a notch when we launched our very own range of CU beach umbrella. When we say “range” we mean “one”, but we think it’ll catch on 😉 Look for us at the next game under the one, the only “CU Budget Corporate Box” umbrella…

Have a great game this Wednesday ladies! CU there!… Remember all you Canberra Unite players and fans out there, wave to the Budget Corporate Box!

P.S. Turdy had an AWESOME game last weekend against Perth!

 

Work in progress 2 Painting the box At the game