Archive November 2017  - January 2018

 
 

Main Menu

HOME PAGE
The Vets Archives
Manchester City FC
Football Poetry
Galatasaray - Türkiye
Malc's Music Store
Malc's Sales
Who are the Vets
 
The Vets Archives
EMAIL - CONTACT


New Mills Vets v Glossop Police Match Report
&
 PICTURES


DOWNLOAD
VETS TEAM PICS

Click here for a huge version of the team picture size 4928 pixels.
This should download reasonably quickly and will produce a very suitable printout on decent photo paper.

This is a  2131x1334 high quality image i.e. very large. Click on the picture for the full size version then right click and use save as to download it. Or Email me for a copy.
 

For a smaller version

1024 x 641 please

CLICK HERE
 

The Vets Archives
Just in case you are the slightest bit interested, I have archived the previous Vets News Pages from January 2001. It's quite interesting to look back on a few of the events that have occurred during our past games, some of them amusing and some of them downright sad. Click the button above.

Check out these boys to see how easy it is to control a ball. 
This guy can Kick it


Best 5 a side goal ever

 

 

New Mills Vets  5 a side football at the Leisure Centre New Mills High Peak 17:15 - 18:45 every Sunday evening. Come and join us, all you need is a pair of trainers and a dodgy kit and you're up and gasping for air.


Some of our YouTube's
Penalty or What?
Bryn Misses a Sitter
Only One Winner Here
Paulo Strikes Like Larsson

Proudy & Ron
 Michael Jackson
 Evans Above

  Will Ron ever score?

 

Vets Hall of Fame
Click above to view the Vets Hall of Fame. Email me your nomination to be included

 
 


Scouse Ron always took his football seriously

VETS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015
Malc Hough

Keep up with past reports in the excellent Vets Archives

The Vets Archives

Check Out Paulo's Mid Week
games with  Walton Wednesday

 

Back to Main Page  or HOME Page

Sunday 8th October 2017 : Back to only nine vets again this evening as surprisingly a few of the boys chose to watch England instead. Still the guys who did show up put on a good performance of sorts although the extra man did make a difference. In the first game Mary's gave the Young Guns a right ol' drubbin'. Rick Evans as ever was on the ball whipping in a few bowsers but it was Nigel Caldwell who caught the eye ghosting in Martin Peters style to slot home a couple of beauties. Anthony Graham and Rick Westwood were for once looking a little rusty looking like they needed a shot of WD 40 to get them going. Keith Mastin was looking like a hippie on LSD as he tried in vain to find that elusive pass to Rocket Ronnie who is actually away on holiday! Chris Podmore joined in the goal scoring as Mary's ran out 10-5 winners with the ever dependable Paulo Garner playing a deep moaning position. The second game saw some transfer action as Podders and myself moved to TYG's and Zsu Zsu moved the other way. Suddenly the tide turned and with TYG's having the extra man they became even worse than they were with four players. Mary's again found their players with fast attacking play that belied their lesser numbers. Winning 10-6, I suppose it was an improvement but with Pottie suffering from his knee injury retiring into goal TYG's were becoming a fading force. The last game went to the Golden Goal scenario and cometh the hour cometh the old man - a quick free kick taken by Anthony Graham was fed into my path and I casually slipped the ball under the advancing Young Guns keeper to score and win the game - you never lose it!!

 Mary's Moaners
Chris Podmore
Rick Evans
Nigel Caldwell

Paul Garner
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Keith Mastin

 

 

 

 


 

Sunday 15th October 2017 : Crikey, only eight vets this evening for the battle of The Old Boys versus the Young Guns. This did however make for a crackin' nights footy with the honours shared at the end. In the first game, The Young Guns ran up an quick lead in spite of me playing like a numpty on speed with Rick, Anthony and Graham knitting together like a well worn jumper. However at 8-3 The Old Boys started a spirited come back as Nigel and Rocket Ronnie began to find the net with unerring accuracy, Nigel especially belying his pensioner status with the coolness of a pint of Stella Artois. At 8-7 Rick and Anthony took over and fired in a salvo of goals to close out the first game 10-7. In the second game the pattern was repeated with The Young Guns building an early lead with my form back to some sort of reliability but with the legs tiring and the old ticker beating like a humming birds wings I was becoming more static as the game wore on. Then the recurring injury jinx struck with Graham Levine suffering another heel problem which confined him to goal keeper. Move in The Old boys who took full advantage of The Young Guns weaknesses piling forward past the now overworked Rick and Anthony with Chris Todd acting as a floater (I could have put that better!). After taking an 9-6 lead The Young Guns did exceptionally well to drag themselves back to 9-9 but in the last throws Rocket Ronnie took a pass from Paulo Garner and slammed in the winner. Special mention must be made to the benches who played magnificently tonight making save after save - someone commented that they played as if they had three hands! At the end of the fray Paulo announced his International retirement from his alter ego Walton Wednesday to concentrate on establishing his Mary's Moaners once again as a force to be reckoned with, good luck with that one Paulo! Sad really as Walton Wednesday have been running as long as the vets (our first session - June 26th 1988).

 The Old Boys
Ronnie Dooley
Nigel Caldwell

Paul Garner
Chris Todd

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Graham Levine
Rick Westwood
Malc Hough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 22nd October 2017 : Big news this week was Zsu Zsu Mastin reaching seventy years of age. Yes the old Cockney Hippie is a septuagenarian joining myself on this lofty step to the ladder of life. I think a quick refresher course on his journey with the Vets is in order. Zsu Zsu was present on the very first night when the Sports Hall opened as mentioned last week, June 1988. John Goodwin was in the same team and I was in the opposition, the only three ever presents still surviving (Jonboy hopefully will be back soon). That's 1,462 sessions in which Zsu Zsu has somehow held Mary's Moaners together as well as collecting the dosh and organising the sessions. Not only has he equipped himself with dignity on the pitch he has added some degree of skill to the sessions. He has taken the odd time out for trips to that bog across the Irish Sea they call Eire. Other breaks for eye correction surgery in recent years threatened to put a halt to his footy career but hopefully now his eyesight has been restored to a standard befitting a man of his age, he'll have a long future with The New Mills Vets.
As for tonight's games, the Young Guns took the honours with Anthony Graham and Rick Westwood both outstanding. Chris Todd and Nigel battled away but Pottie put in a massive effort playing the whole session on one leg. The two games were won by The Young Guns although they were both close run affairs. With Chris Anthony and myself on a short loan to the Moaners it was left to the regulars to weigh in with the majority of goals, pick of the bunch was from Podders and Paulo although Rocket Ronnie put in a shift, Oh, and Keith Mastin played like a seventy year old, just like I did!

 The Old Boys
Ronnie Dooley
Keith Mastin

Paul Garner
Malc Hough
Chris Podmore
Chris Anthony

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Nigel Caldwell
Rick Westwood
Chris Todd
Rick Pott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 29th October 2017 :  A strange sort of evening down at the Leisure Centre tonight with eleven of the boys down to do battle. We welcomed aboard Kelwyn Whittaker who proved to be a really good addition to the group playing confidently both in his passing and cool goal scoring. Cameron Shaw also rocked up again after a break of 18 weeks and put in a right good shift. The first game tonight was a little one sided with The Old Boys winning 10-3 Rocket Ronnie on fire, wellying in at least half of those and Kelwyn and Podders adding the rest. The Young Guns battled away but the extra player was the difference although Anthony, Rick and Cameron kept pegging away. Rick Pott was suffering with his dodgy knee which in all fairness affected his ability to toe poke a few of his customary strikes into the net. In the next game I was transferred to The Young Guns, a move that immediately paid dividends as I was soon finding the net. Now age takes it's toll as I can't remember much more about that game, early onset Dementia comes to mind although................I hope it's not dementia!  In the final game Zsu Zsu Mastin moved over to The Young Guns as Pottie called it a night and I moved the other way to The Old Boys. In a very tight game we were running out of time at 6-6 and went for the Golden Goal which was duly slotted home by Podders who slipped it past his father in law to complete a 3-0 series win for his team.  Just remembered that in the second game Rick Pott went into goal due to his injury and could do little to stop the rampaging Old Boys winning 10-7 - that's it, I'm not losing my marbles!

 The Old Boys
Ronnie Dooley
Keith Mastin

Paul Garner
Malc Hough
Chris Podmore
Kelwyn Whittaker

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Nigel Caldwell
Rick Westwood
Cameron Shaw
Rick Pott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 5th November 2017: Arriving late after watching my glorious Blues take an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League by beating Arsenal at the Etihad, I was slotted into the Young Guns team. Sadly my head was still swimming in the adrenaline from the City game and I wasn't a lot of use to them. However Bonfire Night was in full swing as the team launched into frenzied action from the start with The Old boys lighting the fire. Goals from Rick Evans and Chris Podmore were cancelled out by the galloping Josh Mackie. Kelwyn was sitting deep for The Old Boys not managing to repeat his scoring feats of last Sunday. Paulo and Rocket Ronnie were were providing the fireworks from mid field but the Young Guns came back into it with a rocket from Rick Westwood. Closing the game out at 10-7 the Old Boys set about The Young Guns with a vengeance in the next game helped by an incredible four unanswered own goals, they then built up a more healthy lead helped by Rick Pott who was firing on only one cylinder but still managed to net a couple of sparklers. After leading 9-1 The Young Guns made a bit of a comeback assisted by goals from Chris Todd and Anthony Graham before Josh lashed in a sparkler to make it 9-5. The comeback was soon brought to a halt though as Rick Evans fired in the winner. In the third game things were much closer neither team getting a substantial lead and at 9-9 we were on the Golden goal again. Time to light the touch paper and set up for an explosive end to the night and it was The Young Guns who won it with a crackler of a finish as shots rained in from Chris Todd and myself for the keeper to save before I think Josh slammed in the winner from close range.

 The Old Boys
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Rick Evans
Chris Podmore
Kelwyn Whittaker
Rick Pott

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Josh Mackie
Malc Hough
Rick Westwood
Keith Mastin
Chris Todd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 12th November 2017: No football on TV to distract the attendance of the boys tonight so it was a little disappointing to see only 10 rolled up so, a 60 minute only session as the order of the night. What a session it turned out, two really well selected sides by our Cockney Hippie leader using all of his 70 years experience of organisation. Honours went to the Mary's Moaners although the scores couldn't have been closer, both games ending in their favour 10-9 with golden goals again the order of the night. For Mary's Moaners Rick Evans came to the fore reaching new heights in moaning although he did fire in a good few goals. Goal of the night belonged to young Chris Podmore volleying in a blinder from wide on the right into the roof of the net. Overall the Moaners were rewarded with an extraordinary amount of own goals in both games. Ronnie Dooley and Paulo Garner were on top form working well together whilst Zsu Zsu Mastin floated round the pitch like he was on wacky backie. For the Young Guns, Kelwyn Whittaker had an absolute blinder and fitted in with the Young Guns like he had been with them for months, slotting in the goals and passing like errrrr.. master passer! Chris Anthony also had his best night in living memory whipping in goals and passing well to boot. In actual fact with The Young Guns playing Guardiola type football all night it was surprising that they ended up on the losing side as Mary's went in for the more direct lump and run style. Rick Westwood was effective getting stuck in and taking quite a few whacks in the process whilst Anthony Graham had one of his quieter sessions. Me, I spent the two games in nets and didn't exactly distinguish myself - it's a lonely place sometimes.

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Rick Evans

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough
Rick Westwood
Chris Anthony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sunday 19th November 2017: Eleven of the lads strolled into the Leisure Centre tonight to pit their skills in a contest between Mary's Moaners and the Strollers. Ah you may say, "no Young Guns"? Well, the answer to that one was, I'm afraid not. Anyway the game went ahead at a serious pace, for old giffers, with the ball pinging around like a bagatelle table. Mary's were found wanting in the early stages as Kelwyn and Chris Todd bossed it both firing in early strikes. Pottie took an early knock on his already injured knee cutting his usual darting speed down to about the same as Chris Anthony's. However Chris answered this criticism with a couple of fine goals increasing the Strollers already comfortable lead. Well ahead and looking set to take the first game I came out of goals and I don't know if this weakened the team or the goal-keeping but Mary's started firing in the goals like they'd gone out of fashion. Podders and Ronnie the rocket Dooley causing most of the damage although Dave Brown ripped one in. Well time for drastic action, I went back in goal but too late to stop Podders hitting the winner for a 10-8 win. The five men of Mary's started the next game where they left off taking a 4-0 lead. The Strollers battled back and soon had the game at 5-5 with Nigel striking a worldie - taking a high pass with his back to goal flipped the ball up a swivelled hitting a perfect volley into the top corner of the net much to the joy of all present. Time for more drastic action, I came out of goal again and soon found myself in thick of things dribbling past a Mary's defender before squaring the ball to Chris Anthony who duly dispatched it into the net. The Strollers were ahead again so I went back into nets and as Paulo picked the ball up in his own half I called out for him to try it, he obliged by sending in a howitzer of a shot past me into the roof of the net - this was greeted by howls of laughter (not from me). The game then went to 9-9 and Podders yet again stepped up to notch the winner with a cracking shot into the corner.
The Strollers were leading the final game 6-5 when time caught up with us and we were left to reflect on our missing Young Guns - did we miss them, you bet your life we did!! 

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Dave Brown

 The Strollers

Rick Pott
Nigel Caldwell

Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Chris Anthony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 26th November 2017: Such joy tonight as 15 vets rolled up at the Leisure Centre for a three team challenge of 5 a side frenzy. This evening saw the return of Keith Proudfoot who was joined by debutant of Cameron's brother, Jake Shaw. Overall my team, The Strollers were just about the top team by a pair of rainbow laces although to be honest there wasn't a great deal of difference in the whole session. Not Goal Of The Night came from the right foot of Paulo Garner from well inside his own half when he volleyed a sumptuous shot through a crowd of players that fair ripped into the far corner of the net. However, during it's flight referee, Dave Brown, chose to blow his whistle to signal over head height although it certainly was not over his head being six foot plus, maybe it was a little nearer Podders height but for me - I'd have allowed it although I was in the goal that it entered and hearing the whistle, decided not to dive! Proudy did well on his return netting a few and linking well with Toddie, Kelwyn and Rick Evans. But for poor finishing The Strollers would have strolled it over the ninety minutes. Mary's Moaners were a little off the pace tonight missing the influence of Jonboy Goodwin who is still nursing that injury. Chris Podmore was on the end of some physical stuff tonight but in spite of that managed two or three spectacular goals. The Young Guns were always in the running with the Shaw brothers prominent and Rick Westwood busy as usual although like Podders he took a fair buffeting. Rick Pott drove in a fine goal to win the first game of the night and didn't seem to suffer too much with his knee problem. So a really good session at the end of the day - more please for next week.

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell

 The Strollers

Keith Proudfoot
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Rick Evans

 The Young Guns
Dave Brown

Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Cameron Shaw
Jake Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 3rd December 2017 : Just the Hour tonight, with only Ten players to keep our Sunday sessions alive. The Four ever present Moaners were bolstered by Nigel Caldwell, leaving their opponents looking formidable. The opposition having all the pace and power of the two Ricks and the skill and technique of Cameron and Kel, not to mention the enforcer himself, Chris Todd. Good standard of football this evening both teams giving 100%. Nothing between them after 20 minutes with the game locked at 2-2.
Eventually the Strollers edged ahead, The “Librarian “ Kelwyn Whittaker (so called as his reading of the game is so good) supplying an exquisite selection of perfect passes for Cameron Shaw, Rick Pott and Chris Todd to fire in the goals.The Moaners peppered the Strollers goal for prolonged periods, but could only find the net another three times, Ronny Dooley, Paulo and Chris Podmore on target. Nigel Caldwell once more defied the aging process with some rugged defending and link up play. Keith Mastin’s elastic and fantastic goalkeeping, thwarting many an attack.
Rick Pott stretched the Strollers lead, Kel Whittaker jinked in two super solo strikes. Then 20 seconds of defensive suicide alowed the rampaging Rick Evans to hammer home a brace, completing his teams rather flattering 10 -5 win.
Only quarter of an hour for the shattered Moaners to earn some pride. This they did in style crashing in four goals of quality, but for sublime goalkeeping more would have followed. However as with most FA Cup hopes of giant killing, they were pegged back to 4-4. “Golden Goal“…. Keith, roll out to Nigel, who passed wide to Chris Podmore, he turns the full back, finds Dooley back to goal, the ball pinged wide left to Paulo, back to the feet of Dooley who shoots low……..ooooooohhh…..!!!! millimetres wide of the post.
Within seconds, goal keeper Chris Todd fires along ball to the unmarked Rick Pott who dispatches a Howitzer past the out stretched Mastin. 5-4 all over.
That’s Football………….

Manchester Derby next week…..so all vets who prefer to play than watch we really need you to turn up.

Sorry for the delay in posting, my computer like me is getting knackered. Next week the Manchester Derby (COME ON CITY) - I will be down for 5 a side so get yourselves down to join me.

 

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell

 The Strollers

Rick Pott

Kelwyn  Whittaker
Chris Todd
Rick Evans
Cameron Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 10th December 2017 : Predictably with the Manchester and Merseyside Derby’s taking preference this Sunday the player turnout was low. However in true Vets spirit the Seven who braved the snow and ice played out a fast and furious session. Benches and Red line rules applied, a pair of 4 verses 3 matches ensued. The first game pitted  Keith, Paulo, Chris and Nigel against Kel, Dave and Rick. Lots of triangular passing and missed chances from both teams. The benches, post and bar having the best of it at either end. Keith and Nigel in particular produced age defying fitness to keep their opponents at bay. Dave Brown also put in a shift finding the net from all areas of the pitch. Kel and Rick jinked and linked , while Paulo and Chris huffed and puffed. Eventually the first rubber ended 10 -7 in favour of Kel, Rick and Dave. Pre match we decided to swap a player, so Keith joined the winners for the next match. Paulo, Chris and Nigel dug deep and all managed to find the net. Nigel popping in two crackers. However Dave Browns tactic of stay at home goalkeeping making some marvellous saves along the way made it even more of an uphill battle for the Three. Keith Mastin lobbed in the winner completing an exhausting 10-6 win for his new club. All in all a really enjoyable nights football. Last game of the season next week, so let’s make it a full turn out. A cry has gone up for “ CHRISTMAS JUMPERS “ to be worn next Sunday so make sure you bring one along.
Sorry I missed last night's action, although I did watch my glorious Blues I was suffering a bad back. However, will be back next week but thanks to our guest writer not only for turning out but for this report.
On a different note,  I noticed on the pre match Sky build up to the City United game they passed a house with a snowman in the front garden with a (wait for it) Man Utd scarf and hat on, they passed much later after the match and you'll never ever believe this
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,someone had nicked the snowman - Malc

PLAYERS

Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell
Kelwyn  Whittaker
Dave Brown
Rick Westwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 17th December 2017 : Last game before Christmas tonight and as it turned out quite a decent contest. Shortly after the start Paulo Garner, niftily dressed in a festive jumper, slipped on the damp surface and damaged his knee in a nasty fall. Sadly that was the end of the night for Paulo who was rightly pissed off with the Leisure Centres inability to deal with the ongoing problem. However although the atmosphere was quite rightly flat as a flute, we carried on. The Young Guns bossed the first game as Mary's failed to recover from losing their talisman, closing out the game 10-4 with the returning Malc Stubbs looking good. In the second game I swapped teams with Chris Todd thus weakening the Moaners even more but with Podders and Ronnie in mean scoring moods the gap narrowed. Chris Todd worked well linking with Zsu Zsu and Nigel but they hadn't reckoned on the industrious Kelwyn feeding off the ever eager Rick and Anthony. Kel was bangin' them in for fun and the Young Guns ran out 10-8 winners. In the final game The Young Guns visibly tired  and with Nigel tackling like a good 'un and even firing one in Mary's were on the front foot. All they needed to top the night off was for the old Cockney Hippie to post his Christmas present in the shape of a goal, this was not forth coming and coupled with my lapses in nets and the odd own goal Mary's ran out
10-7 winners.
Well all that remains is for me to wish Paulo and Johnboy speedy recoveries from their injuries and to all you lot - thanks for making the vets nights what they are and a Merry Christmas and Happy and healthy New Year - finally, may my glorious Blues keep up their astonishing run, COME ON CITY
Next session - January 7th
(next year)

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Malc Hough
(Chris Todd)
Nigel Caldwell

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Rick Westwood
Chris Todd
(Malc Hough)
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Stubbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Main Page  or HOME Page

The Vets Archives

 

Copyright © Get Your Kits Out 2005 - All Rights Reserved - football is a habit which you just can't kick