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Sunday 2nd September 2012 :  A decent showing this evening for the weekly thrash which took the form of the famous Scouse Ron rotational system. As this constantly keeps the teams changing it sometimes leads to the games lacking the edge that squads provide but, tonight this wasn't the case as the games had lots of action and a very competitive spirit.
Chris Todd had a cracking session irrelevant of which side he was involved with. The Bolton man was smacking them in all night including a super hat trick. Johnboy the assassin did a number on Chris Anthony which ended the City mans night prematurely. A beautifully disguised forearm smash to the ribs was a fine example of how to inflict maximum pain in the blink of an eye which of course the Mary's Moaners man strenuously denies. Anthony Graham made a good fist of things in spite of his ongoing  injury problems.
Nigel Caldwell continues to demonstrate the skills of defending and as a Sexagenarian he is still capable of setting the benchmark at this particular skill.
Finally, it's good to see Proudy reintroducing the full set beard back into football - memories of Peter Withe, Bob Latchford, Ricardo Villa, Trevor Hockey and of course myself as a young man.

Tonight's Players

Keith Mastin
Nigel Caldwell
John Goodwin
Chris Todd
Malc Hough
Keith Proudfoot

Anthony Graham
Rick Pott
Mike Adrio
Keith Mastin
Chris Anthony

 

 

Sunday 9th September 2012 : A weekend without the Premier League and the Championship seemed quite strange, no Sky games to contend with so all in all we should have had a bumper turnout. Well not quite but, enough for three teams so we just about covered the expenses or at least not far off. Sadly that was the good bit as this was certainly no substitute for the Premier League. I don't know what was missing tonight but there was definitely a drop in the quality we have come to expect of our Sunday night jousts. Maybe it was a lack of the fear factor such as when a Johnboy assassination tackle could come in at any time or even a Mary's Moaners mass verbal assault on the referee. I just can't put my finger on it - a bit like watching Liverpool at the moment. Anyway as always there are always players who rise above the ordinary and tonight Nigel Caldwell continued his inspirational form and added four or five candidates for goal of the week. Mike Adrio also gave us a smattering of unbelievable tekkers during the ninety minutes. Rumour has it that Mike's brother Richard may well add his Adrio'esque to our sessions then we will see some skill school.
Hope to see Paulo Garner back soon, his play has been seriously missed over the last couple of months, I'm sure Walton Wednesday are also missing the lad.
Well tonight may not have been the most memorable of sessions but at least we all live to fight another week, so get your miserable bodies down next Sunday and give me something worth writing about.
Tuesday 11th Sept - The Tim Hambleton Memorial Football Match at Buxton FC 17:00 KO -  The annual Police football match between the North and Proudy's South of B division.

Tonight's Teams

Keith Mastin
Rick Evans
Chris Podmore
Mike Adrio

Josh Mackie
Dan Bailey
Rick Pott
Chris Garlick

Chris Todd
Nigel Caldwell
Tony Williamson
Anthony Graham
Malc Hough
 


Sunday 16th September 2012 :
Ten years ago the vets were going through a crisis with regular turnouts of only seven players, often having to drag Leisure Centre staff members in to make up the numbers. I remember the second session in September 2002 saw Bryn Meredith completely loose it when he turned one of his frequent angry outbursts on me coming remarkably close to a serious assault. His Police training completely deserted him and we were treated to the ugly side of football by a player who should have known better. Thankfully these incidents are a distant memory these days with players turning out for the right reasons and we are rewarded with decent sport played by decent people.
Tonight we had three teams playing hard but fair with lots of gutsy action. Rick Pott and myself clashed in a full bloodied 50/50 tackle early doors which left Rick in a lot of pain because he had lost a toe nail, ouch. No complaints from Rick, he carried on an gave the whole ninety minutes his usual 100%. Dave Brown and I had the pleasure of  being in the young guns team tonight and boy did we enjoy it. Dave is like a tall version of Nigel Caldwell grafting away tirelessly in defence and never missing an opportunity to get forward. Maybe the finishing of all the teams this evening left a little to be desired except maybe for Dan Bailey who is looking pretty sharp. Dave Vernon back from his trip to India gave Mary's Moaners some back bone but overall a very enjoyable session. Finally I have to say Chris Podmore has blossomed into a very competent referee these days but tonight he was tested to the limit with some very difficult decisions under pressure but, give the lad credit he handled them with the skill of Chris Foy.....

Tonight's Teams

Keith Mastin
John Goodwin
Chris Podmore
Mike Adrio
Dave Vernon

Josh Mackie
Dan Bailey
Dave Brown
Malc Hough
Chris Garlick

Chris Todd
Nigel Caldwell
Tony Williamson
Rick Pott

 

 

 

 


Sunday 23rd September 2012 :
Missed the 5 a side tonight, had to suffer watching my beloved City pick today to play like strangers. Still the good news is the reappearance of Paulo Garner at last. This news cheered me up no end and I look forward to the guest writers report. Will post as soon as I receive it.

Many Thanks to Paulo for this one : After not playing since the 3rd June Paulo returned with a heavily strapped trailing leg. All left foot and not much use but a least the slow come back has begun. Sympathy to my team mates, John, Dave and Rick who had to put in an extra shift. The Hitler youth of Ant, Dan ,Mackie and Dave Brown as usual started off at a canter then faded. Top team I think was Proudy, Keith, Chris Todd and Malc Stubbs, but to be honest all teams won a few and lost a few with a sprinkling of drawn matches. As usual plenty of comedy moments, Dave Vernon saving some missiles while in goal. Poor old Malc Stubbs on the end of a naughty Rick Evans physical and verbal special as the inner demons rose to the surface. Loads of dodgy high ball decisions and plenty of cracking goals. Player of the week goes to John Goodwin who scored a bag full. Back next week?  I hope so. When Five a side is in your blood its hard to give up no matter how much pain you are in afterwards…..Ohhh Ouch!    (couldn't agree more with you on that one Paul - Malc Hough)
 


Sundays Teams

John Goodwin
Rick Evans
Paul Garner
Dave Vernon

Anthony Graham
Dan Bailey
Josh Mackie
Dave Brown

Keith Proudfoot
Chris Podmore
Malc Stubbs
Keith Mastin
 

Sunday 30th September 2012 : Watching the Ryder cup on split screen is making this report extremely difficult. Europe are one up in one and level in the last but the Yanks are well placed for their second shots - only one point needed. Anyway. three teams this week but no sign of Paulo although I believe he's involved in a wedding this weekend, not his own I must say. Looking at the young guns I feared we might get a bit of a run-around but, Zsu Zsu and his Yellow Bibs came up trumps and gave them a whacking in the first game. Martin Stricker has a nasty putt on the 18th to halve the hole and take the point and the Cup for Europe. He looks cool but this is not a gimmee.... wooooohhh it's in, Europe make a fantastic comeback and retain the Ryder Cup as USA can only draw with Tiger Woods one up with one to go. Fantastic!!
Still this is a vets report and a mention has to go to the return of Chris Anthony who has spent the last month in agony from damaged ribs after his clash with the assassin. Damaged ribs or not Chris managed to hit the net a good few times whilst dropping back in defence to familiarise himself with new territories for our fleet footed striker - wing back or what? Very surprised to see Richard Westwood down tonight as his beloved West Bromwich were playing Villa in a Brummie Derby. He was rewarded with a clip on the heels in the last game which left him hobbling and it doesn't look good, lateral ankle ligament by the look of it.
Wow Francesco Molinari has just halved the last match at Medinah giving Europe a 14½-13½ outright victory. The Europeans in the crowd are singing "always look on the bright side" - class.
I can't concentrate any more so I'll finish by giving the young guns and the Yellow Bibs shared  honours this evening and player of the week was Dave Vernon who we all see as a defensive player who banged in a bagful including a hat trick. Good run out but for me a blank scoring night.
 

Tonight's Teams

Keith Mastin
Mike Adrio
Dave Vernon
Chris Podmore

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Rich Westwood
Rick Pott

Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Dave Brown
Tony Williamson

 

 

 

Sunday 7th October 2012 : Paulo Garner made his second appearance after his injury tonight and settled in nicely to beef up a useful Mary's Moaners side. With his knee strapped up with a huge supporting knee brace he was put through his paces by the lads and overall survived if somewhat gingerly. I remember when I did my lateral knee ligament, after weeks of Physiotherapy the Physio told me that the knee is sufficiently repaired, you just need a good dose of confidence - good advise as it turned out. So the boy is back, two thumping tackles and a couple of sighters from long range to prove it. Chris Podmore was the Moaners main hit man with Johnboy chipping in with a few. My team had an excellent night in spite of a general habit of bad first touches. Dave Brown was impressive with some sterling defensive work allowing Proudy and Chris Todd to dominate mid field. Chris Anthony was our top scorer and somehow ended up unbeaten in goal. His goalkeeping has been compared in the past to Abu Hamza and tonight was the perfect example with the ball rebounding off every part of the boys body bar his hands!!
The young guns were in and out like a fiddlers elbow, win one lose one all night. Rick Pott threatened the very fabric of the building with his scatter gun shooting hitting everything bar the net on most occasions.  Neat football but not a huge amount of end result I have to say. Player of the week Anthony Graham.  Still what an enjoyable nights 5 a side was had by all one way or another and with no footy on next weekend it should be a bumper turnout - can't wait..
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Tonight's Teams

Keith Mastin
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Rick Pott
Dave Vernon
Dan Bailey

Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Dave Brown
Keith Proudfoot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 14th October 2012 : Having watched the farce that masqueraded for a World Cup Qualifier on Friday night, England v San Marino, my faith in our wonderful game was restored at the Leisure Centre when the Vets played out 90 minutes of proper football with three balanced teams. I'm not exaggerating when I say our own Chris Anthony would have done an equally competent job in goal for England as Joe hart did for his country, considering Joe didn't have a save to make - no disrespect to Chris. As for the games this evening I can honestly say each team battled hard for their wins which were evenly distributed. Fashion icon Zsu Zsu Mastin appeared in a pair of three quarter length leisure pants which looked similar to the ones worn by Woolwich Arsenal in the 1800's. Still the old boy is reaching his twilight years now only three days from becoming a pensioner so maybe we should indulge the old cockney hippie out of respect. Sadly he's off to Eire to celebrate the passing of the years blocking our attempts at of a tribute night. However, we're looking to arrange a few drinks on Sunday 4th November after football at the White Hart, New Mills. Hopefully we'll be able to drag in a few of the old boys as well as our regulars.
Back to the football - as I've said a really good session this evening, player of the week was Josh Mackie but Paulo Garner ran him close with four goals, one a classic long ranger. Another land mark was also passed tonight when Chris Anthony our pacey striker scored his first goal in living memory with his left foot - maybe an England out field position wouldn't have been out of the question!!

Tonight's Teams

Keith Mastin
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Mike Adrio

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Rick Pott
Dan Bailey

Malc Hough
Tony Williamson
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot
Dave Vernon

  

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday 21st October 2012 :
It was carefully as you go for me this week as my holiday in Tunisia starts this week. I really didn't need to be too careful as I played pretty poorly - diet will be essential on my return as carrying round those extra pounds is getting bloody hard. Overall the 5 a side tonight was a straight forward joust between Johnboys Reds and the not so young guns yellows. Rick Evans was the main threat in the Reds team with the bulk of their goals. The surprise return of Mike Adrio after last weeks injury looked to be a bad choice as another couple of "hits" left the lad struggling a bit but, he still had his moments with some superb passes. He also smacked a howitzer of a shot into my ribs that certainly cracked one - not the first one I've had at the Leisure Centre. The young guns were joined by Nigel Caldwell and Dave Brown who I have to say formed a formidable partnership sat behind Anthony and Josh. Dave Brown in particular had an excellent night with some really decent goals making him the player of the week by a country yard or two. My team were not on the best of form, not helped by my snail paced performance. Paul Dennis made a welcome return to the Leisure Centre and played well enough as did Chris Anthony but, it was Proudy who finally showed us the way barnstorming two beauty's past the Reds in our penultimate game - our only win. I think we only scored 7 or 8 all night, still we gave it a crack and that's what it's all about - I think....

Go easy on Zsu Zsu Mastin next Sunday - our second playing pensioner will be back hoping to prove there's still life left in the old cockney dog yet
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Tonight's Teams

John Goodwin
Rick Evans
Chris Podmore
Mike Adrio

Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Dave Brown
Nigel Caldwell

Malc Hough
Paul Dennis
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 28th October 2012 : With Houghie away at his Tunisian Boot Camp for the Gifted and Talented, hoping as usual that some of this will rub off on him, the Sunday vets were able to enjoy another high-speed session with the normal squads, with Paul Dennis and Dave Brown joining the two Chris’s and Proudy to provide the vigour and energy normally missing when Malc plays (It takes two to replace me - Malc). After a roaring start from the juniors, play settled down to provide some very tight matches, with the Moaners coming good towards the end of the session to complete a run of back-to-back victories. Indeed the final match saw Johnboy score his only goal of the evening – a left foot shot from an acute angle that won the match and left the Assasin with something to reflect on over the coming week. Zsu Zsu again defied his three score years and five – his first session since drawing the Queen’s Shilling - and will be seeking to repeat his performance next week, perhaps without the zimmer frame.
 

Tonight's Teams

John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell
Keith Mastin

 Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Rick Westwood
Rick Pott

Chris Todd
Paul Dennis
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot
Paul Dennis

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 4th November 2012 : Returned from Tunisia and straight back into the old routine at the Leisure Centre. Three teams all giving it large in the pursuit of excellence or, at least as near to it as we could get. My team were handicapped by my outrageous appetite for all inclusive food and drink which I must admit I pursued with great enthusiasm. After the initial shock I did get into the game although our team weren’t exactly in great form. The young guns set off with their usual slick passing and speedy runs winning their first four games at a canter. Would this become the first time a team would win every game? Thankfully Mary’s Moaners were in fine fettle and thumped them 4-2 in the fifth game with Johnboy grabbing two and Nigel and Chris chipping in with the others. So we could relax except the Young guns tonked my team in the very next game. Rick Pott had an excellent 90 minutes in the YG team hitting the net more often than the ceiling for a change and incredibly, staying on his feet for the whole session. My fellow pensioner Zsu Zsu Mastin had a steady night but I was well chuffed to outscore the old boy with 4 goals, one from an acute angle curling a right footer between the keeper and the post – a la Chris Wilson the Original Glaswegian Mary’s Moaner (I’m sure I heard his voice call, “give it a wee duffie Houghie”) how could I miss after that? I tend to measure my own performances in goals compared to the old hippie pensioner these days. It was difficult to pick out a player of the week this Sunday, the Young Guns were all buzzing but after a slow start John Goodwin hit the net more times than a Jimmy Savile story. Chris Anthony and I are off to the Etihad next Sunday but will be back for the 5 a side – whether or not our team mates will appreciate that is another matter!!

Tonight's Teams

John Goodwin
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell

Tony Williamson
Josh Mackie
Dan Bailey
Rick Pott

Malc Hough
Paul Dennis
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot
Chris Todd

 

Sunday 11th November 2012 : After racing home from the Etihad after watching City scrape three points off Spurs, I was lucky to find myself involved in a fine 90 minutes of 5 a side football played in fairness with a dash more passion than my glorious Blues managed to drum up. The Young guns were running riot in the early stages looking like they just might threaten our 100% winning record. However just before the hour mark Mary's Moaners did it again with a fine 1-1 backs to the wall draw. A surprise really as they were looking slighly off colour and definitely devoid of the usual standard of moaning. Zsu Zsu hasn't yet come to terms with being a pensioner but I can assure him there is life after six and a half decades and I whacked in 6 pretty good strikes tonight to prove my point. The big surprise of the night was the return of Michael Jackson after a 68 week break. Mike wasn't at all phased by the pace and rugged play although myself and Proudy gave him a couple licks just to welcome him back. Paul Dennis took a knock mid session and was reduced to goalkeeper, a shame really as he's getting back into the flow nicely. Nigel was transferred into my squad to replace Paul and slotted in very well. Although the young guns had much of the play my team spanked them in the final game for their only defeat over 90 minutes - left them gutted but in fairness they were the pick of the bunch tonight. Player of the week for me was Bud Jackson - not easy when you've spent over a year pouring ale down your neck and smoking like a chimney, well done Bud, good to have you back on board mate. Finally - nice shirt Nigel....

Tonight's Teams

John Goodwin
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell
Bud Jackson

Tony Williamson
Rich Westwood
Dan Bailey
Rick Pott

Malc Hough
Paul Dennis
Keith Proudfoot
Chris Todd

 

Sunday 18th November 2012 : You just don't get better than weekends when City win and Stretford lose, especially when that takes City back to the top of the Premier League. Yes, this was one of those weekends so to finish it in style what better place than the Leisure Centre for a vigorous session together with fifteen other willing bodies. As always the young guns set off like Mo Farah on speed just to remind us old giffers that those extra thirty plus years do actually make a difference. The return of Anthony Graham and the stability of Dave Brown certainly made them look a daunting task if we were to gain any success against them. However, they didn't take into account my team gelling like a team of errrrmm gellers, slotting together perfectly like a five piece jigsaw. We stopped their gallop at the second attempt as Chris Anthony found his shooting boots after all these years. A couple of draws and a comfortable victory in the final game must have given them the fear factor for next weeks tussles. Mary's Moaners were bolstered by Mike Adrio's first game for over a month but even his silky tekkers couldn't prevent my team taking the top team of the night credit although they possibly nudged runners up. Paulo Garner is starting to get his confidence back and confirmed this with a couple of pretty decent strikes although his long distance power drives look to be a thing of the past. Player of the week has to go to one of my team and it was a close run thing but I eventually decided on Chris Anthony and Paul Dennis

Summer & Christmas 2011 Special EGM - Sunday December 23rd at the White Hart after football. Hopefully we'll all be up for a get together after footy the Sunday before Christmas with a few beers and a bit of a nosh. I'll be leafleting all the details from next Sunday so make a note on your iPods or in Keith's case, his filofax. 
 

Tonight's Teams

Mike Adrio
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell
Dave Vernon
Paul Garner

Josh Mackie
Anthony Graham
Dan Bailey
Rick Pott
Dave Brown
 

Malc Hough
Paul Dennis
Chris Anthony
Chris Todd
Tony Williamson

 

Sunday 25th November 2012 : It's never easy leaving for the Leisure Centre whilst my glorious Blues were drawing 0-0 at half time against Chelsea but, this time I felt they could manage quite well without me especially as the screen kept freezing on wiziwig.tv every 15 minutes plus, the commentary was in Dutch. So what were we going to be faced with tonight as the players split into their usual squads except Zsu Zsu Mastin who cunningly slipped himself into the Young Guns team. My team were almost unbeatable over the 90 minutes only tasting defeat in the penultimate match with the Young Guns getting lucky. Paul Dennis and Proudy were a force in defence and willing attackers supporting the lightening quick postie and player of the week, Tony Williamson. There are murmurings of discontent similar to those aimed at previous players who had more than their fair share of speed and skill, Matt Pink being a recent example and of course myself. However, we have always come to terms with them eventually either getting a grip or setting the assassin on them or indeed just been patient and waited for them to sink to our level. Nice having Tony in my team tonight though especially as I had one of those nights where finding my team mates became something of a rarity. Rick Evans was back after a dose of Meningitis, probably brought on by his Liverpool teams unpredictable season so far. A bit off the pace by his own standards but he played some nice passes in a strange looking Mary's Moaners side that played their part in a first-rate session this evening.
How did Zsu Zsu rate in the Young Guns - I think he added a calming influence and when the boys got used to his pace they certainly benefitted from his many years experience as Mary's Moaners deep lying  playmaker.

We have just found out that the Centre is closed on our proposed Xmas & Summer EGM but we will still be holding it on Sunday 23rd December starting at 19:30 - 20:00. Please make the effort to attend, the first round is on Pensioner, Keith Mastin the Old Cockney Hippie.
 

Tonight's Teams

Mike Adrio
Rick Evans
Chris Podmore
John Goodwin
Paul Garner

Josh Mackie
Anthony Graham
Dan Bailey
Rick Pott
Keith Mastin

Malc Hough
Paul Dennis
Keith Proudfoot
Tony Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 2nd December 2012 : I often ask myself what makes a perfect session of a vets 5 a side on a Sunday evening. A Man City victory the previous day followed by a Stretford Utd defeat always puts me in the mood but, that didn't happen this week. Three well matched teams with a complete compliment of players set on giving it the full gun. No ref baiting is crucial and sporting behaviour on an equal footing with skill and endeavour is an essential ingredient. Other than City's refusal to do the expected we had a full house on all the other components leaving all three teams on a level footing at the end. As usual if you'll forgive the repetition the Young Guns flew out of the traps like a team on a mission with four straight wins starting with a 6-1 demolition of Mary's Moaners.  Again Mary's Moaners were the team to pull them up in their tracks handing out a 2-1 notice of intent. my team followed that with a 4-1 panning and yet again the Young Guns flattered to deceive. The session went on with well contested games but no domination by any of them. Paulo continues his repatriation and fired in one of his famous 35 yarders (scaled down of course) and together with Mike Adrio formed a formidable mid field for the Moaners. Rick Pott (minus the Movember) managed the worst shot of the night with a two yarder that sadly failed to reach the goals. Anthony Graham hit top form and showed everyone how to find the net with a fist full of net busters giving him the player of the week vote. Proudy was the busiest in my team getting up and down the pitch like a man who...... gets up and down the pitch!! Good to have Dave Brown on board, always available for that last ditch tackle. Rick Westwood and Josh Mackie both had close encounters with the man we call the assassin and both lived to tell the tale, this time.

Just a quick reminder that the Xmas 2011 and Summer 2012  EGM has been confirmed as Sunday Evening, December 23rd, at the White Hart - New Mills, kicking off around 7:30 - 8:00.  I'll try to email some of the ex players but be there - it should be a decent night and - The Player of the year trophy will be presented.
 

Tonight's Teams

Mike Adrio
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
John Goodwin
Paul Garner

Josh Mackie
Anthony Graham
Richard Westwood
Rick Pott
Nigel Caldwell

Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot
Dave Brown
Tony Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 9th December 2012 : Twelve players tonight on a disastrous Derby day for my beloved Blues. Clearly the better team they went down to the dark side who as usual gave us all a demonstration of how to roll about in agony after the briefest touch and dive a damned sight more skilfully than Tom Daley ever could. Anyway if you think that all got to me then, well actually you'd be right. Down at the Leisure Centre the football was excellent, no diving, no feigning injury and no one chucking coins, instead we got on with the business of playing 5 a side in the spirit we enjoy week after week. Having said that there was one moment when Dave Brown was racing down the flank at great speed as Johnboy's assassin steak emerged also at great speed from Dave's left. Thankfully at the crucial moment Johnboy's Christmas spirit emerged and everyone emitted a huge sigh of relief as Dave's life was spared, at least for another week...
The young guns were a tad light tonight as Josh and Dan were joined by Zsu Zsu Mastin and hot shot Rick Pott but they still just about shaded the top team of the week. Dan Bailey no doubt buoyed by Stretford's good fortunes was the pick of their team and player of the week, busily moving between defence and attack and notching a good haul of goals. My team were a bit short of wins this week, a pale shadow of last weeks super team. With Tony Williamson misfiring like a 25 year old Lada with no oil, we were never going to set the world on fire in fact, I think I out scored him!! In the depleted Mary's Moaners team, Podders couldn't get to grips without Zsu Zsu's inspirational play making skills, so much admired by by the Young Guns this week. Paulo rocked up in a natty red and white Olympiakos jersey which was as impressive as his return to form after injury. So good stuff at 5 a side but not so good stuff at the Etihad - still James Arthur won the X Factor  and England won the third test in India so it wasn't all bad news today, oh yes it was!!

LAST WEEK BEFORE XMAS NEXT SUNDAY 16th December

DON'T FORGET that the Xmas 2011 and Summer 2012  EGM has been confirmed as Sunday Evening, December 23rd, at the White Hart - New Mills, kicking off around 7:30 - 8:00.  I'll try to email some of the ex players but be there - it should be a decent night and - The Player of the year trophy will be presented.
 

Tonight's Teams

Chris Podmore
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Rick Evans

Josh Mackie
Dan Bailey
Rick Pott
Keith Mastin

Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Dave Brown
Tony Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 16th December 2012 : Well it's only two weeks to Christmas and the last 5 a side session until 30th December although I've not checked that out. Fourteen players this week gave their all in another fast and furious set of games played slightly more competitive than usual, must be the time of year or something. my team had the honour of being the first to beat the Young Guns for a change. Chris Todd wellied in the opening goal and we then gave a classic display of how to park the bus - job done early doors. This inspired Mary's Moaners to follow suit with their best game of the night by a country mile. Only one more drawn game for the Young Guns who in fairness showed us all just how to play the game using quick passing and sharp finishing. Rick Pott looked good and found scoring somewhat easier than normal and now seems to have found his ideal team making him the final piece in the Young Guns jigsaw and player of the week. Not to be over awed by their younger opponents, Mary's Moaners definitely returned to form playing some very stylish games. Chris Podmore battled like a good 'un and Paulo pegged away linking attack and defence like a very good 'un...
Johnboy reminded us all of the fear factor when he did his best to give Tony Williamson a tour of the floor as he locked his sights onto the speeding striker. Thankfully the only chink in the 60 year old assassin's armour is his 60 year old speed and this was the only reason that the third attempt to chop down his prey failed, this time......   
My team had the added bonus of Mike Adrio in the ranks for the first time and with Chris Anthony in particular benefitting from his inclusion with some very good goals. As usual Nigel worked like a Trojan trying to stem the inevitable tide of our failing legs.

So next Sunday it's no footy but a night at the White Hart for the  Xmas 2011 and Summer 2012 EGM plus player of the year and much more so, please make the effort to be there because it's you lot that make the night worthwhile. 7:30 start

FINALLY - the web site will be down for a few days from midnight Monday as the Company that host's it has gone bust. It may take me a few days to arrange a replacement but we will be back...

Tonight's Teams

Chris Podmore
John Goodwin
Paul Garner
Rick Evans
Keith Mastin

Josh Mackie
Rick Pott
Anthony Graham
Tony Williamson

Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Mike Adrio
Nigel Caldwell
 

 

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