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Sunday 6th October 2013 : Funny old week for me, seeing my glorious Blues given a football lesson by the World's best team, Bayern Munich, losing 3-0 at home then, relieving Everton of their unbeaten record yesterday was typical,  I suppose this is what being a City fan is all about. Looking at all the results this weekend, of all the lads playing tonight only Proudy's Blackburn Rovers lost their game. Chris Podmore will be pleased about Stockport County getting only their second win of the season. I am going to check tomorrow to see the odds on County getting promotion, I've already invested a tenner on James Kemps Cov City at 33-1 to get promotion after they started with minus 10 points, they're going along quite nicely with no home ground to play on.  Chris Todd's Bolton wracked up their first win and Ade's and Rick Evans saw their Liverpool back on the top of the Premier for the first time since it was inaugurated. As for the 5 a side tonight, I must admit I only managed to watch one game so can only judge from the games my team, the Black Tops, played in. We were originally issued with red tabards but chose instead to wear them inside out because of our aversion to anything Stretford related. After an early set back we actually rallied well and at the end of a good all round session I feel there was very little to separate the three teams. Keith Proudfoot was our mainstay with a gut busting non stop effort, scoring, tackling and generally keeping us together from start to finish earning him the player of the week award. The two Chris's also weighed in with a good showing which for Chris Anthony was quite amazing as he played two hours at Cheadle with his two sons earlier  in the afternoon. I personally have a friendly rivalry with my fellow pensioner, our Cockney hippie leader, as to who scores the most goals each week between us, this week neither of us found the net, sadly for me Zsu Zsu wasn't playing which speaks volumes. Mary's Moaners and the Shirts all gave good accounts of themselves with Rick Evans rattling in a stunning volley and Dan Bailey very active in the Shirts team. No game next week for Mary's Moaners Chris Podmore, he's off for a proper holiday in the sun after the painful experience of his trip to the rain lashed bog known as the Irish Republic. Hopefully the warmth of a Spanish holiday with his Fiancé where all good things begin with "S", sun, sea, Sangria and other stuff that makes you sweat, will leave him worn out and less able to run the legs of us lot when he returns - enjoy Chris! 
 

MARY'S MOANERS
John Goodwin
Chris Podmore
Rick Evans
Nigel Caldwell
James Kemp


Black Tops

Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Keith Proudfoot
Chris Todd

Shirts

Matt Pink
Rick Pott
Ade Hewitt
Dan Bailey
Dave Brown

Sunday 13th October 2013 : The numbers were down this week but thankfully after Paul Smith's arrival we reverted to 5 a side after a scrappy four versus five session for the first 15 minutes. Overall a pretty even affair with the Shirts winning the final and deciding game 3-2. For the Yellows Paulo Garner hit the goal of the night with a blast from the past delivered like a missile from well inside his own half right into the roof of the net past a static Rick Pott. Rick made up for that one with plenty of his own in the oppositions goal and throughout the session was busy and always seems to find a bit of space. Although Phil Butler and Ade Hewitt netted the majority of the shirts goals myself and Chris Anthony helped ourselves to our share, my tally of eight made up for last weeks drought. The Yellows were punished for wayward finishing although Rick Evans netted a bag full and would have had a lot more but for getting a little aireated later on. Smiffy added some solid defending and Johnboy always weighs in with wodge of enthusiasm and effort. James Kemp had spells where he couldn't buy a goal, bit like me last week. However there's more to James than a few goals and I would give Johnboy's right arm to be half as fit as James is at the moment.
So all ended well except for the old Cockney Hippie who, although not yet fit enough to play, was good enough to referee the full 90 minutes. He did however come in for a bit of stick  at the latter end but, come on, nothing like what Scouse Ron used to dish out to the referees. I thought he did a pretty decent job myself but I wasn't on the end of any of the decisions. From my own experience as a class two referee some years ago now, I used to get some horrendous treatment from mainly older players in local leagues and mums and dads at Junior football. Not pleasant and in the end it all became too much with disciplinary meetings seemingly every week - was I a good ref, ask the majority of players who didn't give me grief?

YELLOWS
John Goodwin
Paul Smith
Rick Evans
Paul Garner
James Kemp

SHIRTS
Phil Butler

Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Rick Pott
Ade Hewitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Only nine of the lads tonight but we certainly had a bowser of a session. Anthony Graham made a very welcome return and together with Ade Hewitt, Chris Podmore and Dan Bailey gave the Shirts a gruelling workout.  My team, The Shirts, were our usual squad with Paulo Garner joining us from the depleted Mary's Moaners team. Proudy as usual was our backbone banging them in and tackling like a good 'un but we all weighed in with the best we could muster. Trouble was the Yellows were just that bit too good even though they were a player light. Chris Podders, "de regreso de su vacaciones españolas", decked out in his Malaga kit, flourished in the freedom found after being released from the constraints of his Mary's Moaners team mates, if only for one week. Ade Hewitt is fast gaining a reputation as the Glossop Hit Man finding the net with the regularity of errr.... a man who is finding the net regularly!! Dan Bailey worked well with his old Young Gun team mate, Anthony Graham, and considering his disappointment at Streford United's performance yesterday gave it a good go.
The Yellows finally took the honours tonight with a mighty four games to one result but in the end football was the only winner. Keith Zsu Zsu Mastin, who had the pleasure of sitting next to Proudy at Ewood Park yesterday as his team Charlton Athletic, plundered the points from Proudy's Rovers, again earned his corn by refereeing tonight's session with the vision of Stevie Wonder and the skill of Graham Poll.

YELLOWS
Ade Hewitt
Dan Bailey
Anthony Graham
Chris Podmore

SHIRTS

Chris Anthony
Malc Hough
Keith Proudfoot
Chris Todd
Paul Garner

 

Sunday 27th October 2013 : Felt ill today and couldn't make the football, has to be bad to miss that, hopefully one of my excellent guest writers will drop a report into my inbox sooner rather than later.
Just checked the Archives to see what we were up to 10 years ago tonight and, here's the old report :
26th October 2003: After a really good holiday I was looking forward to a game of football at the leisure centre with the boys, sadly there were only four of us turned up. Disley (Ian Lemonzic), Scouse Ron, Bryn Meredith and myself decided to call it a night. Ron now unfortunately can only make two weeks out of four due to work commitments so he wasn't too pleased about missing his bi fortnightly fix. Last week we had eight. I've mentioned about commitment many times on these pages but we certainly don't seem to get enough of it recently. Disley asked what had happened to that old bloke who used to play in goal, Tony Gavin "the cat" would possibly not have appreciated that remark, Bryn certainly did. Well it looks like we may have to have another crisis meeting to bolster the numbers, at the moment we rely too much on players who turn up on a whim. With Zsu Zsu away and Steve Hart still under the physiotherapist we need to restructure.
Session Rating (out of 10) - 0  
Thankfully those days are behind us now. Just watched City on MOTD 2 sky plussed - feel bad again......

Now fully recovered and a huge thanks go to our guest writers for the inspired reports below.

Sunday 27th October 2013 : Once word got out that Malc was poorly and wouldn’t be able to make it, the Vets session was filled to the brim at the prospect of not having to carry the ageing playmaker for another 90 minutes session. We welcomed back from short-term absence Matthew Pink, Mike Adrio, Ant Graham and Richard Westwood, and from long-term absence Neil McLennon and Kevin English. These die-hards, still lusting after glory, joined our ten regulars to display their velvety skills in a fast-moving and frantic session of three squads of 6, with borrowed keepers for two of them. Six aside at the Leisure Centre is never quite as easy as the standard 5 aside, with less space and more obstacles for individual runs, and for most of the evening the matches were very balanced with numerous no-score draws or single goal victories. As the pace began to tell on our ageing and unfit specimens of manhood, though, the fittest survived and towards the end of the session there were some 5 and 7 goal epics. Worth a commendation were Kevin's stunner after 30 minutes, his first goal in several years (11th Oct 2009 the last one - Malc), and a long ranger from Chris Todd that sneaked in off the post, but there were workmanlike performances from all, with Zsu Zsu keeping the matches humming with bold and occasionally loud refereeing decisions. In this regard it may be worth making clear one rule that seems to cause aggravation and controversy, which is that a high ball is one that is over head high, not at head height. Subject to this, goals can be scored by headers! (not quite correct - FA 5 a side rules state that headers are not permitted however, our rules have always allowed them and will continue to do so - Malc)  

If you had to miss a week Malc, this was probably the week to miss. Ill-tempered games of 6 a side. Started by the usual suspects but spreading like a virus to the majority of the players by the end. In between all the moaning there was no shortage of quality on show especially from Matt Pink who was fired up and firing in the goals, Ade Hewett again tucked away some crackers. Goals of the night came from long range, an arrow from player of the week Chris Todd and a Thunderbolt from Kevin English making a rare cameo appearance. Paulo and Mike Adrio had the keys but couldn’t unlock the door. Anthony and Richard Westwood used their confidence and skill of youth to good effect leaving the rest of us gasping. Rick Pott got his usual bag full and got some undeserved stick from myself (Sorry Rick ). Chris Podmore put a shift in as usual, with his strike partner Rick Evans ,who’s head down and shoot approach didn’t quite come off this week. John poached a few goals but left the duties of assassin to Nigel Caldwell. Who didn’t disappoint , leaving a prostate Rick Pott tasting breeze block. Proudy was solid till a dizzy spell cut his evening 10 minutes short. At least Neil McLennan (last seen 27th July 2012) was in good humour and had a fine return to Sunday football. Same can be said for James Kemp who as ever wore his heart on his sleeve and gave 100%. In fairness most of the moaning came from self-inflicted errors by all three teams as they struggled to find time and space in these overcrowded matches. I think Matt's Shirts came out on top this evening . Hats off to resident referee Keith Mastin who was more Jeremy Kyle than Pierluigi Collina……………….We await the blood test.             Another excellent report, what luxury for me, an absolute doddle this week.

Finally this week, the referee who I had the pleasure of qualifying under at Manchester County FA always used to insist that the referee was always right and even when he was wrong, he was still right! That always stood me in good stead. - Malc, still registered class II.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teams tonight

 
YELLOWS
Chris Podmore, Paulo Garner,
John Goodwin,
Rick Evans,
Mike Adrio
Kevin English

REDS
Richard Westwood, Ant Graham,
 Rick Potts
Ade Hewitt
James Kemp

SHIRTS
Chris Todd,
Keith Proudfoot, Matthew Pink,
Nigel Caldwell,
Neil McLennon

Sunday 3rd November 2013 : Having missed last weeks 5 a side I was raring to go tonight and enjoyed a brilliant session with the boys in another full turn out. Three decent teams all had their moments although my team, the Shirts did start a little shakily throwing away leads and giving the ball away. However as we moved into the later stages our superior fitness paid dividends and we finished with a flourish. Chris Anthony earned the player of the week with some stunning goals including a hat trick in the penultimate win. I could only muster a couple tonight although one was a left foot screamer that fair ripped in, very satisfying. Kevin English's come back hit the buffers in his second game as the old leg muscles refused to carry the extra pounds that the Evertonian has amassed in the last four years of retirement, hope to see him back soon. Rick Pott got an early feel of the floor in his first game tonight but still managed to toe poke a few in for the Reds. Ade Hewitt was their main striker with his uncanny ability to find the corner of the net time after time when faced with the goal. The Yellows, almost a full Mary's Moaners side, just lacking their Cockney leader, were the equal of any team tonight with Johnboy popping in more than his share although Rick Evans was as sharp as ever and even managed to set up a few.
Next week I'm hoping Nigel (62 on Saturday), Johnboy, Keith, Chris Anthony (60 on Thursday)
and myself will make the first ever over 60's 5 a side team in New Mills, certainly since the centre was opened just over 25 years ago. The team will have an average age of 63 - this will be a true Cocoon moment.

Finally - I decided not to mention City's 7-0 Premier League victory yesterday but I will mention James Kemps Cov  City won again and are now just three points off the playoffs and once mighty Stockport County beat AFC Telford 4-2 to thankfully move up the table to 13th.

Teams Tonight

 
YELLOWS
Chris Podmore, Paulo Garner,
John Goodwin,
Rick Evans,
Mike Adrio

REDS
 Ant Graham
 Rick Potts
Ade Hewitt
James Kemp

Nigel Caldwell

SHIRTS
Chris Todd,
Chris Anthony Matthew Pink
Malc Hough

Kevin English

 

 

 

Sunday 10th November 2013 : Thirteen vets hit the Leisure Centre to take part in a five a side football fest played by three very useful teams. Sadly 60 years young Chris Anthony failed to make the short journey down "Jam Butty Hill" to complete our first ever over sixties team. There are a couple of rumours circulating, the first being his holiday in sunnier climes departing sometime tomorrow with the threat of an assassination attempt by Johnboy being the most popular. Secondly, a serious bout of depression after our glorious Blues went down to Sunderland earlier this afternoon. Finally, and probably the most sensible, the fear of picking up a heavy bruise which would prevent getting an even all over tan either on the beach or in the spray booth. Thankfully we still managed some high quality games with one or two not so high quality ones thrown in. Surprise of the night came when Zsu Zsu Mastin dropped himself from what would have been a reformed Mary's Moaners outfit, choosing to lend his fabled Cockney skills to a strong looking Reds side which included super strikers Ade Hewitt, Rick Pott and Matt Pink. This proved a stroke of genius as with three runners in front of him, playmaking was a doddle. Rick Westwood was the main threat from the Yellows but found his team mates struggling to find goal scoring form. Nigel Caldwell continues to defy the aging process and is still the most difficult player to get past and his defensive proficiency along with Paulo Garner proved hard to break down. As usual my team lost the first game although that was our only defeat (making us top team of the week). We managed to acquire James Kemp to make up our four and he proved to be our best player, defending like a good 'un and always available to attack. Chris Todd and Proudy played what they now call a high pressing game giving the opposition no time to settle. Proudy hit the net with a couple of superb long rangers as well as quite a few closer in rangers, with a sprinkling of orbiters. I was happy with a couple of Justin Fashanu's (benders) which fair flew in. A good nights footy - pity about City!!  As for Chris Anthony - have a good one mate.

 

Teams Tonight

 
YELLOWS
Chris Podmore, Paulo Garner,
John Goodwin,
Rick Westwood
Nigel Caldwell

REDS
Rick Potts
Ade Hewitt
Matthew Pink
Keith Mastin

SHIRTS
Chris Todd,
Keith Proudfoot 
Malc Hough

James Kemp
 

 

Sunday 17th November 2013 : No Premier League this weekend which is pretty boring and not much talk about England, did anyone care they lost on Friday? Might be different against the Germans I suspect. Thankfully the boys turned up in numbers again tonight for our weekly rumble at the Leisure Centre. I have banged on about some of the dodgy kits worn over the years but, tonight James Kemp and Rick Pott turned out in two real Classic numbers - James in the Brown Coventry City Admiral Tramline edition of 1978 worn by Jim Holton, Mick Coop and Ian Wallace etc. Rick Pott looked the business in the 1971 Man City (the real sky blues) Classic worn by Colin Bell, Colin Barrett, Francis Lee etc. More of these please! Having three competitive  teams made for a seriously tough encounter this evening with the Reds running out winners. Ade Hewitt earned the player of the week by banging in a shed load of goals in a very strong side which included probably the four quickest players on the night. Mary's Moaners reformed to push them quite close after a flying start winning the first two games. Mike Adrio hit what can only be described as a bloody rocket for the first goal of the session. He followed that with a superb through ball for Paulo Garner which Garno netted with a fine shot to complete a very skillful move. Zsu Zsu continued his come back with three goals to add to a very useful 90 minutes, Johnboy and Chris Podmore also made a good fist of it.
My team the Shirts were thrown together at the last minute and to be fair we were a bit disjointed. Neil Mac scored some pretty well taken goals but too often we gave the ball away cheaply and at this level you can only get away with that, well quite often actually and we did!! With a mixture of draws and defeats we had very little to show for our efforts at the final whistle but, at the end of the day football as usual was the winner.
Next week I have great hopes that the over 60's super team will make it's debut when hopefully young Chris Anthony will return from altitude training in Lanzagrote.

Last Game before Xmas - Sunday December 22nd 13:00 - 02:30   please let either myself or Keith know if you want to play on this session as we need to make sure we can cover the cost. No good if only about five turn up.  Player of the year is coming up, we may present the trophy on the day.......

Teams Tonight

 
YELLOWS
Chris Podmore Paulo Garner
John Goodwin
Keith Mastin
Mike Adrio

REDS
Rick Potts
Ade Hewitt
Anthony Graham
James Kemp
Rick Westwood

SHIRTS
Chris Todd,
Nigel Caldwell
Malc Hough

Neil McLennon
Dave Brown
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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