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Sunday 23rd June 2013 : A miserable wet Sunday with no sport other than a rain effected Cricket Final made for the ideal mood to get down to the Leisure Centre. Fifteen of the lads lined up raring to go including newcomer Paul Smith, a Reading fan who hasn't played for some years. A toss up between my yellows and Mary's Moaners for tonight's top team with both groups having some excellent wins. I was well pleased to hit goal scoring form including two stonkers which fair ripped in. Player of the week, Rick Evans,  was the pick of a very strong Mary's Moaners squad, just like old times. The Shirts were handicapped by not playing with regular team mates although they weren't lacking in effort. Dave Brown showed some nice touches for a big man with Ade, Rick and James sharing the goal scoring. New boy Paul Smith suffered from lack of fitness which will soon come after a few weeks but it will be interesting to hear how he felt when he crawled out of his pit on Monday morning.
Matt Pink and Chris Todd (who wellied one in from the kick off after many years trying) had to do the running for my Yellows as they were carrying three old giffers in Nigel, Chris (hat trick  scorer tonight) and myself with a combined age of 187 years. Nigel always amazes me with his running over the session, he certainly doesn't look like an over 60 vet whereas Chris and I are often spotted taking short brakes in the wrong half.
So all in all a trouble free and enjoyable ninety minutes and hopefully more of the same next week.

Tonight's Teams

MARY'S MOANERS
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore 
John Goodwin
Mike Adrio
Rick Evans
Yellows
Nigel Caldwell
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Matt Pink
Shirts
Dave Brown
Ade Hewitt
Rick Pott
James Kemp
Paul Smith
 

Sunday 30th June 2013 :  Just settling down with a couple of tinny's to watch the Confederations Cup Final in Brazil where the host's take on Spain, sounds like a feast of footy to me. Not the case earlier tonight when fourteen of us rolled up for our weekly taster of 5 a side at the Leisure Centre. I don't know what went wrong with my team tonight but with only one win and a few draws it wasn't a barrel of fun. We just didn't seem to gel as a unit and when we did it was MFI at best, still, we will come back stronger next week. I think Mary's Moaners were the top team with Rick Evans again on the goal trail although Zsu Zsu Mastin was more on the snail trail. Johnboy was busy throughout, although there were no assassination attempts and uncomfortably easy on the referees but still did enough to earn the player of the week. The Yellows were looking the likely team early doors until Paul Dennis was unceremoniously dumped onto the unforgiving sports hall floor reducing him to a slower version of Zsu Zsu thus forcing him to spend the rest of the session in nets. Chris Todd scored the goal of the night with his left peg from inside his own half and, Mike Adrio made the pass of the night when he slid a delightful ball through Mary's Moaners defence to arrive simultaneously at the feet of the diagonally advancing James Kemp and Rick Pott who contrived to hit the ball at the same time, high a wide of the gaping target. Another eventful ninety minutes was enjoyed by most but most important is that we have a chance to do it all again next week......

Next Saturday the New Mills One World Festival takes place at High Leigh Park where Nigel Caldwell is usually on site but, this year you will have the chance to see our own Chris Todd performing on stage at 12:00 & 15:30. So get yourselves down there and check out our popular Trotters fan he has the X factor.

Tonight's Teams

MARY'S MOANERS
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore 
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Rick Evans

Shirts
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Keith Proudfoot
Paul Smith

Yellows
Mike Adrio
Rick Pott
James Kemp
Paul Dennis

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 07th July 2013 : What a day, the hottest day of the year and with Andy Murray only a game away from winning Wimbledon the vets hung back in anticipation. I was sat in the car park glued to Radio 5 Live. It was finger biting time as our top British player steadily built a forty love lead leaving him to serve with four match points. But Novak Djokovic had other ideas and whittled his way back to deuce and leave us all on the edge of our seats. Three break points later the Brit did the business and became the first men's British winner at SW19  for 77 years. Zsu Zsu Mastin remembers it well. So the tennis match finished just before our starting time of 17:30 and the boys began to drift in. We kicked off with a 6 a side contest which reached it's conclusion just in time for Paul Smith to join the action which we converted to three teams. Malc Stubbs joined my squad to replace Proudy who was on duty, and slotted in nicely, so nicely that we only lost one game late on and drew a couple in between to snatch the top team. The Reds gave us a good run but James wasn't on top of his game and his recent goal glut deserted him. For the Yellows, Mike Adrio was in and out like a fiddlers elbow and Josh Mackie was at the centre of most of their moves but at the end of the day my boys were the best value with Chris Anthony earning Player of the Week by spanking in a bag full.
The highlight of the weekend in New Mills was the One World Festival at High Leigh Park where Chris Todd and half his band headlined on the main stage with a great set of blues and rock which was enjoyed by all. Nigel Caldwell wowed the audience with his Brazilian Drum Band and Dave Brown was on site with his excellent Derbyshire Recycling exhibition. There's more to the vets than meets the eye. On top of all that we have been challenged to a pre season rematch against Glossop Police who thumped our underprepared team earlier this year. Proudy will be playing for us this time and I can guarantee we won't be unprepared this time.


REDS

John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Dave Brown
James Kemp

Shirts
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Matt Pink
Malc Stubbs

Yellows
Mike Adrio
Rick Pott
Josh Mackie
Paul Smith
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 14th July 2013 : The England Cricket team just about scraped a win in the first Ashes Test Match against the Aussies and City lost their first pre season match in a pretty dull game in South Africa. So it needed a notch up from the boys at the Leisure Centre to give us all a good run out on another steamy Summers evening. With only eleven we decided on a six verses five game when Paul Smith joined us after 15 minutes. I have to say my team, the Shirts, slotted together like a completed Rubik's Cube whilst the Reds slotted together like a mixed up Rubik's Cube. Although the Shirts were victors in all their games there was still plenty all round to admire. Paulo's two goals fired in from great distance brought great applause, Ade Hewitt's fine effort to fire up his team mates by example and Johnboy's grit for playing on with a muscle pull deserved much praise. Best moment of the night though came when Paul Smith drifted past two defenders before unleashing a real ripper past Proudy into the top corner of the net for his first ever Vets goal - worth the fiver for that alone Paul I'd say. Still, take nothing away from the shirts who were a top side tonight make no mistake, and, deservedly earn the team of the week award.
We haven't posted our missing persons list for awhile so has anyone seen any of the following and unless they've lost the use of their limbs why haven't they been down.....  Dave Vernon, Neil McLennon, Steve Gerrard (last seen in Low Cost on One World Day) there's three for starters.

REDS
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Nigel Caldwell
Ade Hewitt
Paul Smith

Shirts
Keith Proudfoot
Malc Hough
Rick Pott
Matt Pink
Malc Stubbs

 

 

 

 

Sunday 21st July 2013 : The Ashes Test Match and the Open Golf were the main contenders to distract from our own sporting efforts at the Leisure Centre tonight but, in spite of these diversions we still managed a leg sapping ninety minutes of six a side. Good to see three young guns down to test our old legs with Josh Mackie in particular having a top session earning him player of the week. Sadly though his team didn't come out on top losing to a well organised Shirts team one game to two. Ade Hewitt was the pick of the Shirts battling away like a good 'un. Chris Podmore also showed up well unlike his beloved Stockport County team this weekend who lost at Nantwich Town - what has happened to the Hatters, is there a way back?
Chris Todd set a new record tonight as he somehow managed to become the first ever player to score an own goal for the vets, with his head. Rick "thunderboots" Potts smashed a shot against the bar and the Carbs lead guitarist swivelled and sent a bullet of a header into the top corner of the Shirts net, not an easy skill!! 
One thing that passed me by a couple of weeks ago was our 25th anniversary of vets footy at the Leisure Centre. So much has happened in the in-between years, players have come and gone with only myself, Keith Mastin and John Goodwin surviving to tell the tales. We always played the game at as frantic a pace as our aging frames would permit but, from time to time flash points have occurred when slightly over physical play made tempers flare. Overall the lads have played the game fairly but, reputations can easily be tarnished by a misjudged tackle or just a plain old accident. Over the next few weeks I'm going to try and recall some of these incidents and other memorable events that have littered our 25 years, some will make you laugh and the odd one just might bring a tear to your eye - who knows........

 Yellows
Josh Mackie
Chris Podmore
Keith Mastin
Nigel Caldwell
Rick Pott
Paul Smith

Shirts
Keith Proudfoot
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Dan Bailey
Malc Stubbs
Ade Hewitt


Sunday 28th July 2013 :
As the new football season creeps up on us the lads are starting to reach peak fitness or as near as they'll ever get to it. Chris Anthony and James Kemp have both just returned from their training camps in Minorca looking like a pair of David Dickinson spray tan adverts. Keith Mastin's eye surgery this week was cancelled for some unknown reason but Keith says he'll look into it. Enough of that, down at the Leisure Centre 13 vets were giving it their best in temperatures best suited to foreign climes. We were joined by local councillor and Postie Ian Huddleston in his first bash with the vets for 8 years, June 2005 to be precise. How did the old boy perform, OK for me and surprisingly as Ian is not noted for his goal scoring, a fine goal to top the night off. My team the Shirts were the pick of three respectable teams tonight playing some slick passing football with Proudy having a blinder to earn him the player of the week. Chris Todd is making a habit of whacking one in from the kick off and he repeated it again tonight with another stonker. Mary's Moaners were at full strength and played well as a team but were were lacking when it came to ruffling the onion bag. Johnboy played more of a defensive roll tonight which he always did in years gone by, good to see him keeping his hand in. The All Stars also played well with what looked a pretty well balanced unit with James and Ade linking really well up front and Ian and Nigel the stoppers at the back. So all in all a good night's football played in the right spirit and hopefully, enjoyed by all.
Just a couple of Notes - The Sports Hall will be closed for resurfacing on Sunday 1st Sept and finally Keith is looking to arrange an 11 a side against Glossop Police in the near future, we need as many bodies as possible for that one as we need to avenge our worst ever defeat in a rematch. I'll keep posting details as soon as I get confirmation.

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Sunday 8th May 2011 : Back to three teams tonight and not before time. We were rewarded with a full blooded encounter contested to the n'th degree. This week we also saw two of our past vets go head to head in the local elections. On the far left we had Ian Huddlestone a no nonsense tough old boot representing the Labour Party. On the right or should I say in the centre was Alistair Stevens, a slick ball player with a nifty shuffle, representing the Liberal Democrats. I have to say Janice and I voted for them both as they are two top blokes who work hard for their chosen parties and best of all, they're City fans - 'nuff said.
 

MARY'S MOANERS
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore 
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Rick Evans

SHIRTS
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Keith Proudfoot

ALL STARS
Ade Hewitt
James Kemp
Nigel Caldwell
Ian Huddleston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Sunday 4th August 2013 : It's back, yes the football season is up and running with the Football League and the Jocko League thankfully giving us a reason to buy our morning paper again. Not all fans are pleased to welcome the renewal of hostilities on the field though especially those who haven't even got a field as is the case for our own James Kemp - die hard Coventry City fan. On Friday not only didn't they have a Stadium of their own to play in but  the FA docked them ten points to boot, then they went to Crawley on Saturday and lost!! Maybe I should have a little sympathy for Cov fan's because my glorious Blues thankfully these days aren't short of a bob or three but my dislike goes back to when Jimmy "the chin" Hill was at the Cov helm back in the Highfield Road days. Whilst on Match of the Day duty at Maine Road in 1961 he stroked his considerably long whiskered chin and thought "mmm I like the colour of those Manchester City shirts, I think Cov would look good in those and then we could call ourselves the sky blues."  After playing in Royal Blue and white variants since 1922 they nicked City's identity and marketed it to death. Well look where it got you Mr Hill. So now they're off to Northampton to play their home games where the Town play in Maroon shirts so here's an idea, Cov can have the Cobblers old shirts and they can call themselves The Maroons or ironically "The Marooned!"  Sorry James but that has been stuck in my craw for over 50 years but, here's hoping by the time you get back from Spain the knob-heads that are running your club have sorted things out because whatever the situation our clubs are in we, the supporters, are the lifeblood of our game. AFC Wimbledon & AFC Manchester have proved that and who knows AFC Cov may be the only way forward. If this is the case please go back to playing in Royal Blue and White and the best of luck to you!!
Just remembered this is the Vets report so, brilliant football tonight, 3 really well balanced teams, Rick Westwood back in action, Paul Smith scored again, my team were top of the pile again, Dave Brown, Ade Hewitt and James Kemp were all in good teams for a change, Chris Podmore was player of the week, Johnboy didn't kill anyone, Dave Brown did a passable  impression of Tom Daley and a good proportion of the nation together with Chris Anthony nodded off watching it piss down at the Ashes Test Match at Old Trafford CC  - What more could you ask for?

MARY'S MOANERS
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore 
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Rick Evans
Paul Smith

SHIRTS
Matt Pink
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Keith Proudfoot
Dave Brown

ALL STARS
Ade Hewitt
James Kemp
Mike Adrio
Rick Westwood
Dan Bailey

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 11th August 2013 : The Premier League is only a week away and I can't wait, well I'll have to wait until Monday night because TV now decides when the games are played. Also after today's Chastity Shield bore, they'll also decide whether or not  the ball has crossed the goal line with their new technology - hope it's a bit more successful than the cricket one they've used in the Ashes Series. None of those problems with the Vets 5 a side, we just have big row until Zsu Zsu steps in and asserts his authority and awards a goal to his team!  And talking of his team, Mary's Moaners shaded the team of the night with the All Stars running them a close second. Rick Evans, player of the week, was on goal scoring form including a brace of toe enders in one game. Johnboy had to wait until the last ten minutes before he found the net although this was not for want of trying. As well as the Moaners played Zsu Zsu and Johnboy only had the assassins goal to show for 90 minutes toil. Myself and Paul Smith also drew banks for our respective teams. The Shirts were victims of a mixture of wayward shooting and excellent goalkeeping. Proudy and Chris Todd worked their socks off but this was a night where goal scoring for  was at a premium for our team. The All Stars also had some success, Mike Adrio opened his bag of tricks to embarrass more than a few Vets and bagged his share of goals as well. Overall a good night's footy, certainly more entertaining than the Chastity Shield game.
Update on James Kemps Cov City's first home game at Northampton - a fine 5-4 victory over Bristol City in front of just over 2000 spectators, half of whom were from Bristol

MARY'S MOANERS
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore 
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Rick Evans

SHIRTS
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Keith Proudfoot

ALL STARS
Mike Adrio
Paul Smith
Dan Bailey
Rick Pott
Malc Stubbs

 

 

Sunday 18th August 2013 : Fourteen Vets tonight to serve up a blinding session as all the lads got stuck in from the start. Nigel  Caldwell was drafted in to shore up Mary's Moaners leaky defence and gave his usual exhibition of stout defending. Paolo Garner scored two or three exceptional goals even by his own high standards including one that Mike Adrio would have been proud of. Chris Podmore is fast becoming Mary's Moaners anchor man with yet another lung busting 90 minutes of non stop action. It didn't go unnoticed by me in particular that Mary's had three over sixties in their line up this evening and on another night would probably have ended up top team but that went to The Shirts. After snatching Ade just prior to the start to complete the five players, we lost only one game and drew one. Ade Hewitt without doubt had his best session so far with the Vets and easily took the player of the week. Proudy also put in a good shift as did all our team. The All Stars were hit and miss over the session but in all fairness they too had their moments. Rich Westwood was the pick of the four putting in one or three excellent goals. Rick Pott, Malc Stubbs and James Kemp were all busy and at the end of the night I think most went home quite pleased with themselves.
11 a side friendly v Glossop Police away on Sunday 1st September. I don't know the KO time yet but will text or email all players during this week or early next week. Of course we don't have a 5 a side  session on Sept 1st as the floor in the sports hall is being resurfaced. We need as many players as possible to turn out so if you haven't already done so let me know as soon as possible if you are available. malcolm.hough@lineone.net

MARY'S MOANERS
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore 
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Nigel Caldwell

SHIRTS
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Keith Proudfoot
Ade Hewitt

ALL STARS
Richard Westwood
Malc Stubbs
Rick Pott
James Kemp

Sunday 25th August 2013 :
A short report tonight because I'm depressed after watching my beloved Blues get spanked by Cardiff City. So the Leisure Centre might not have been bursting at the seams with Vets tonight but, we did manage to turn out two sides. Mary's Moaners were at full strength and were head and shoulders top team on the night. The All Stars started well but fell off dramatically as the Moaners hit top gear and took all three games. Ade Hewitt for the All Stars scored the bulk of their goals with James, Dan and Paul Smith chipping in with the rest. As the games went on the early promise shown by the All Stars dried up dramatically as Chris Podmore in particular picked of their passes and drove his team forward. The pace of Rick Evans also had a big say in the Moaners success. John Goodwin and Paul Garner both had excellent games with Johnboy breaking in new Adidas trainers which found the net a good few times.
James Kemp took a rare old battering this evening but to his credit he kept bouncing up like Zebedee and for his sheer persistence earned the Player of the Week award. Zsu Zsu out scored me tonight in our personal battle of the pensioners but his efforts left him needing a break to recover on the rain sodden mass that they call Southern Ireland. So maybe a good night's footy for the vets but, not the greatest day for the Blues of Manchester.
 
MARY'S MOANERS
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore 
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Rick Evans

ALL STARS
Malc Hough
Ade Hewitt
James Kemp
Dan Bailey
Paul Smith

 

Sunday 8th September 2013 : Back to the bread and butter at the Sports Hall after last weeks heroics on the grass. With a number of players left crocked last Sunday and holiday and work commitments I was pleasantly surprised to see a dozen bodies ready and able to make up three teams. The Young Guns came out of the traps like they meant serious business winning their first two games in a canter. Then they came up against the Yellows and hit the buffers with a resounding bump.
When I slipped past Josh Mackie and Rick Pott  before plating the ball in the Young Guns net the pattern was set and from that point the Yellows were only to lose one more game.  Although Chris Anthony and Chris Todd both looked sharp, Phil Butler was in a class of his own bangin' them in from all angles earning him the player of the week award. Phil hasn't appeared since March 2012 but he certainly hasn't forgotten where the goals are. The Mary's Moaners stuttered and grumbled their way through the session having their moments but generally not at their best. Great to see the Young Guns out in force though ably supported by the fit again Rick Pott who claimed a "fall free" 90 minutes but, using the latest technology it was decided on appeal that he was clearly spotted on his arse at 17:55. Next week should see the return of our Cockney Hippie Leader and his future son in law, young Podders, from their trip over the Irish Sea for a spot of bog snorkelling with the Paddies. Maybe they were the difference tonight between the stuttering Mary's Moaners and the slick no nonsense bunch of whingers we all know and love. James and Dave haven't got a snarl between them and Paulo is to moaning what Stockport County are to the Premier League so maybe the rumours surrounding Scouse Ron are closer to the mark than we may think!!!!

Tonight's Teams

MARY'S MOANERS

John Goodwin
Paul Garner
James Kemp
Dave Brown

Yellows
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Phil Butler

Young Guns
Rick Westwood
Dan Bailey
Rick Pott
Josh Mackie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 15th September 2013 : A really good nights football tonight with three well matched teams going at it hammer and tongs, that's what makes for decent 5 a side. Top of the pile by the narrowest of margins were Ade Hewitt inspired Yellows. With Malc Stubbs and Rick Pott forming a formidable ball winning pairing in mid field and Dave Brown and Paul Smith mopping up at the back they made for a very difficult team to beat. Mary's Moaners were stripped of their aggressive defensive element, otherwise occupied on Lanzarote, but were bolstered by the return of our Cockney Hippie leader and his young apprentice from their trek to the Emerald Isle. James Kemp lent his silky skills to the Rome inspired St May's team along with Rick "hot shot" Evans. Rick was their main outlet for goals but Paulo Garner was always on the fringe for any scraps that came his way. I was in the True Senior side tonight with my pension book in my pocket along with 60 plus year old Nigel Caldwell and Phil "twirly whirly" Butler who looks like an over 60 player and Chris Anthony who will join the over sixty ranks very shortly. Proudy must have felt like he was an extra in a remake of Cocoon. Still his youth shone through as he covered every inch of the errrr... floor in order to lift his aging team mates to greater heights. As they say, we did have a better second half after taking a buffeting in the first 45.
On a serious note we need a meeting soon to sharpen up our rules. My particular gripe is intentional hand ball, not the one that hits your hand or arm but the one that just gets pulled out of the air in frustration, should be a penalty then it wouldn't happen. Another is the keeper kicking the ball the length of the sports hall something I must admit I do a lot. This doesn't make for skilful play so it would make the game better if the ball crosses the half way line from the keeper kick out then it would be a free kick to the opponents. Of course the roll out from the keepers hands has always been the acceptable method. Takes me back to Ron Aitchison years ago when he was in goals, he used to shoot!! Happy days.
 

MARY'S MOANERS
Keith Mastin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Rick Evans
James Kemp

SENIORS

Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Keith Proudfoot
Phil Butler
Nigel Caldwell

Yellows
Dave Brown
Rick Pott
Ade Hewitt
Paul Smith
Malc Stubbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 22nd September 2013 :Only 9 vets turned out this Sunday due to an emphatic 4-1 derby win from the sky blue side of Manchester. Here at New Mills Leisure Centre the cast of Cocoon  relived their days of youth , each convincing the other that football was a viable alternative to the nursing home. A full complement of Marys Moaners arrived, although Zsu Zsu Mastin failed a late fitness test, leaving John, Chris, Rick and Paulo to play as a four and Ade, Chris Todd, Nigel, James and Paul Smith to make up the opposition. An entertaining set of games with the Moaners narrowly winning all three bouts. John having been fed raw meat prior to kick off managed to leave his mark on four out of five opposing players, only Chris Todd escaping without a bruise . Ade showed his class and scored some quality goals . Rick Evans and Chris Podmore put in a shift and were rewarded with plenty of goals between them. Paul Smith poked in a collector’s item late on. Chris Todd and James Kemp also fired home some quality strikes. Nigel, solid as a rock, held the line and fed his team with a constant supply of passes. John in between his henchman duties smashed in some fine finishes, then set up Paulo to fire in the second of his two goals. Magic moments were from James Kemp netting a Brazilianesque thunderbolt, Ade’s jinking run past all the Moaners to score in the corner, and the agony of a shot against the bar from Chris Todd as the net lay empty. Same again next Sunday if the lads can sneak past Matron.

Many thanks go to our guest reporter especially for his introduction of the word "Brazilianesque" to my Office 2013 spell checker. Chris Anthony and myself will be back next Sunday to up the ante full of pride as, our glorious Blues confirmed their dominance over their less wealthy neighbours from just outside Manchester, whilst the vets were feeling the wrath of the assassin.
 
MARY'S MOANERS
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Rick Evans
John Goodwin

BIBS
Nigel Caldwell
James Kemp

Ade Hewitt
Paul Smith
Chris Todd

 

 

 

 

Sunday 29th September 2013 : A quick report tonight as I'm going to watch a recording of City's game at Villa Park to try and decipher how the hell Aston Villa came away with a win. After last Sundays massacre over Stretford and a 5-0 mid week win over Cup Holders Wigan I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that dear old City did what they do best - bollocks it up. Still that's City and that's football for you. At the Leisure centre tonight we had a rare old tussle as two very well matched teams slugged it out on a very warm night. The Tabards took the honours, two games to one, the final game won in Fergie time was a particular lung draining effort by the Tabards who had Paulo Garner and Chris Podmore in fine form. Add to the that the dashing James Kemp and "Steady Eddie" Dave Brown plus the non stop (unless you were the wall at the end of the Sports Hall) Rick Pott and you've got a formidable quintet. The Shirts gave them a good run though in spite of my habit of giving the ball away on numerous occasions. Thankfully Proudy and Ade Hewitt were able to conjure up a bunch of goals and were well supported by Chris Todd and Chris Anthony but in the end a really enjoyable session was won in all fairness by the better team. Rick Pott picked up the player of the week award with his contribution of penalty goals and saves plus three falls and a submission.

New Vets Page next week so here's hoping for a bumper turnout and with a bit of luck we'll see a fit again Zsu Zsu Mastin now sporting a pair of newly serviced eyes thanks to the skills of the NHS.
This Wednesday it's Champions League for my sometimes glorious Blues and as an added bonus I'll be over at Hyde to watch City's under 19's take on Bayern's U19's in the Uefa Youth League fixture at 15:00 so it's a full days footie, happy days.

TABARDS
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Dave Brown
Rick Pott
James Kemp

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HIRTS
Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Keith Proudfoot
Ade Hewitt
Chris Todd

 

 

 

 

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