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Sunday 7th January 2017 : Great to be back with the lads tonight at the Leisure Centre for the first game of the New Year. As ever the honour of scoring the first goal was keenly contested with Rick Westwood eager to add to his last four years of winning the award. After two hard fought 0-0 draws up stepped Cameron Shaw to rip one into the top corner - well done Cameron. Mary's Moaners were top dogs on a cold night with their guys knitting together well and although they tasted defeat by both of the other teams it was a great start to the New Year. The Young Guns were a close second with all four players hitting the net. The Strollers played their part too with Nigel and Chris Todd busy at both ends of the pitch. Personally I was suffering with a dose of Old Man Flu but it didn't stop me stepping out of nets for the penultimate game and converting a rare Rick Evans pass to level against the Moaners. And finally a mention for our Cockney Hippie leader Keith Mastin who managed to hit four or five goals in a decent competitive session - now that's going some for a 70 year old!

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

 The Strollers

Dave Brown
Nigel Caldwell
Malc Hough
Chris Todd
Rick Evans

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham

Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Cameron Shaw

 

 

 


 

 

Sunday 14th January 2017 : What a crackin' nights footie was had by all tonight as we had 15 souls down to add much needed funds to our diminishing bank balance. An early shock to me as we lined up for our first games came when Paul Holmes our new recruit lumped the ball into my aging wedding tackle, not the best way of introducing himself especially as he's a United fan! However, this aside we launched into another session of 5 a side contests in which The Young Guns finished at the top of the order. With Anthony Graham and Rick Evans failing to hide their pleasure because their beloved Liverpool were leading my Man City at Anfield by the embarrassing score of 4-3, they set about beating the opposition with some success. But, not before Mary's Moaners had took the first game from them in fine style. Meanwhile the Strollers were building on their sluggish start and were gathering momentum especially after Graham Levine had pinged one in from just outside his own goal area. In between, Nigel Caldwell was playing like a good 'un and in one incident managed to stop Ant in full flight with a brilliantly timed tackle. Paulo Garner turned up tonight in an outrageously gay fluorescent top which definitely belonged more to a Manchester Pride Parade than on the famous Hyde Bank indoor arena. Phil Butler made a rare appearance this evening and played an important role in The Strollers finishing in third place although there was only a cigarette papers width between them and Mary's Moaners. New boy Paul Holmes having not played for over two years did fine on his debut and hopefully enjoyed it enough to become a regular member of the group. As for Liverpool's victory over City, we live to fight another day and hopefully keep our 15 point cushion!

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

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Paul Holmes
Malc Hough
Phil Butler
Kelwyn Whittaker

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham

Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Cameron Shaw
Rick Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 21st January 2017 : No Premier League interest to distract our players this week, giving the Vets a bumper turn out and a welcome boost to the coffers. Three Teams of 6 fought out a competitive nights football. Chris Anthony returned for his first game of 2018, proving he has still got it (whatever it was he’s got ?). Tempting fate once again in his Man Utd Kit Paul Holmes slotted in nicely with the Strollers popping in the odd goal or two and Jake Shaw called in to add a competitive edge to the Young Guns (like they needed one). Not much between any of the teams this week, but the Young Guns just about edged it. Although the Moaners and the Strollers both put them to the sword over the ninety minutes, no emphatic wins and plenty of drawn matches this evening.
When the goals did come most were of a high quality, Kelwyn Whittaker showed us all how to do it, smashing in a variety of stonkers. Graham Levine struck again from two centimetres this time not 200 yards. Ronnie Dooley and Chris Podmore were on target for the Moaners, helped by rampaging Rick Evans when on loan. Nigel and Keith got stuck in and left their mark on the shins of the opposition.
Paulo found himself in the referees note book after some comedy tumbles with Rick Pott and Rick Westwood. Potty through the outside doors and young Rick joining Paulo bouncing on the tiled floor, hilarious and worth the entrance fee alone. Also worth a mention Anthony Grahams electric Shocking Pink socks, not sure whether they improved his performance, some players likened them to condoms around his ankles !!.? Chris Todd had a steady evening holding the Strollers together through their frequent moments of defensive madness. Cameron Shaw side footed in a cool low strike late on, but it was his goalkeeping this week that caught the eye. Diving all over the place.
So another Sunday ends with handshakes and pats on the back for all…..Roll on next week. Early doors former founding Vet Tony Moore looked on glassy eyed from the viewing platform …kicking every ball I’m sure.
Thanks to our guest writer for the excellent report. Sorry to miss the session (family commitments) but more sorry to miss Old Mooro, might have tempted him back if he saw me rockin' on the pitch.

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

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Paul Holmes
Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Rick Evans
Kelwyn Whittaker

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham

Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Cameron Shaw
Jake Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 28th January 2017 : With my beloved City leading Cardiff 2-0 at half time on TV, I confidently strode into the Leisure Centre joined by 14 others for our weekly set to. Three teams again this week and each one played their part in crackin' session played in good spirit and a great amount of skill and endeavour. Teams ended the contest pretty much level with the Strollers starting off with two good wins including a 4-1 tanning of the Young Guns. Outstanding performer of the night had to go to Kelwyn Whittaker who not only fired in a bagful of goals but picked his passes with great skill. Nigel Caldwell as usual weighed in with his usual outstanding defending coupled with some really tidy passing. Young Guns were backed by some fine team work from Rick Westwood and Cameron Shaw but the star of the show was surely Anthony Grahams pink socks which wouldn't be out of place on Canal Street. For Mary's Moaners, Podders and Ronnie Dooley stood out with the galloping Scotsman ripping in a few exceptional strikes and well as a few truly crap ones. Tonight we saw the first VAR (video assistant referee) decision when I asked the players on the viewing platform for a decision on a penalty area incursion. The players voted unanimously that a defender had entered the area so I awarded a penalty to The Young Guns which they duly converted. Bit of fun really which wasn't appreciated by all but, I don't think under the circumstances that it will take on.

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Jake Shaw

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Nigel Caldwell
Rick Evans
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham

Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Cameron Shaw
Paul Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 4th February 2017 : Another full turnout tonight saw fifteen of the lads grace us with their presence at Hyde Bank Road. A bit different tonight when I will try to analyse the game through my eyes as the Strollers goalie. First of all who gave me the hardest time in nets? Well Phil Butler launched a couple of exocet missiles past me and Ronnie Dooley fired the first goal of the night into the bottom corner in a 5-1 hammering, that wasn't a bad strike. Add to that an outrageous own goal off Chris Anthony's portly frame and an equally outrageous attempted save by me from the Man Utd trainer worn by Paul Holmes when I completely fresh aired my kick clear. Even Pottie managed to miss hit one into my supposedly guarded net and more followed from the jinking Rick Westwood and Podders. Anthony Graham had the smug smile of a man whose beloved Liverpool were leading Spurs just before half time as he ripped one past me. Other than that I performed with a mixture of Claudio Bravo, Jim Leighton and Frank Haffey for which I can only apologise to my unfortunate team mates.
Other incidents saw Graham Levine gently ease off the attentions of Phil Butler before rasping in the winner against Mary's Moaners which left Phil cursing the ref and Graham (think himself lucky it wasn't John Goodwin, Scouse Ron or Bryn Meredith). We also saw Paulo complaining about The Strollers constant back passing to their keeper (me), with three blues in the side we call it the Guardiola way to include the goalie (whose distribution leaves a lot to be desired) as an extra outfield player, sorry Paulo.
Best player on the night by a country mile was Kelwyn Whittaker who in a side that contained two pensioners made more than a good fist of it.
Funny how things turn out but I would have loved to have seen Anthony Graham's face when he discovered that Spurs had equalised with the last kick of the game at Anfield!  It's a funny old game......

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Phil Butler

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham

Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Cameron Shaw
Paul Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 11th February 2017 : Not often we start a report with these words ….Team of the week, are the new look Strollers. In their final back to back matches they smashed in 10 goals without reply. Young Guns hit for six and the out of sorts Moaners leaking in Four.
Keith Proudfoot’s return gave added strength to the line-up and he was on the end of many a cool finish. Chris Todd and Graham Levine took every opportunity to shoot from distance and can both boast some wonder strikes. The rampaging Rick Evans also found the net after his trademark solo runs. Play maker Chris Anthony kept his cool head to calm things down at the back.
The Young Guns started well a single Anthony Graham low drive enough to beat the Moaners in the first rubber. However when it came to facing the Strollers they seemed to self-destruct. Paul Holmes scored some good goals, but both Ricks had off nights the junior tangled up in his own feet and the seniors torrent of toe bungs well off target.
Where do we start with the Moaners? Not lacking in effort and some excellent goals from Dave Brown and Ronnie Dooley, they could only manage a couple of draws against the Young Guns all night. However they beat the Strollers at least twice. Chris Podmore once again banging in the goals. Their slick passing football not quite suited to the more physical theme of this evenings encounters. Paulo and Keith suffering with knee problems still managed to find the net. Ronnie Dooley’s sublime chip into the onion bag over the prostrate Rick Evans guest goalkeeping for the Guns, the highlight of their evening.
Comedy Moments, Chris Anthony getting a blast from Graham for missing a sitter. Mr Levine scuffed wide an even easier chance during the Strollers penultimate game. However Chris Anthony had left the arena by then so Graham’s blushes were spared.
Another Good nights Football ….leaving the Stollers with a selection problem next week when their missing regulars return.

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

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot
Rick Evans

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham

Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 18th February 2017 : Again a bumper showing from the boys this week as sixteen players rolled up for the Sunday bonanza we call, Vets 5 a side. Quite unusually the first two games ended scoreless with all three defences manfully holding ground. After that goals were scored at a premium with low scores being the order of the night mainly due to good goalkeeping and sturdy defences. However, there were a number of quality goals to be had with Phil Butler probably the pick of the scorers closely followed by Cameron Shaw. Stand out players were Rocket Ronnie and Chris Podmore for Mary's, Rick Evans and Pottie for the Young Guns with Chris Todd and Proudy for the Strollers. Kel Whitaker put in the usual shift for the Strollers although he left the striking to Hitman Levine who obliged on the odd occasion. Nigel Caldwell defended valiantly for Mary's, he always seems to manage to get a foot in no matter who is trying to get past him.
Well I have to admit that all of the teams were deserving to be team of the week although if I had to pick one it would of course have to be The Strollers as the only team to have two pensioners in their side.
No Paulo this week, the old knees haven't recovered from last week.  Next week the three City boys will be at Wembley (now the home of Spurs) to watch my glorious Blues take on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Final - can they win the quadruple, I suspect only us three City boys care!

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Phil Butler
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Rick Evans
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes
Cameron Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 25th February 2017 : Only Paulo Garner sent in a sick note to confirm his absence tonight, reporting a recurrence of the knee problem which has plagued his career and prevented him making it into the big time. Even the prospect of going in goal failed to entice him, but the fact of an imminent holiday with his beloved should sort him in time for Spring. There were other n’er-do- wells, though, with a small but confident bunch heading south to Wembley to see City recover from their shock exit from the FA Cup. With various other absentees, this left just seven die-hards to fight it out, with three Top Guns versus four Golden Oldies in a one hour session. With two first-to-ten matches, the Top Guns strolled the first match in a 10-6 victory, but maturity paid off in the second with the Golden Oldies scoring a comfortable 10-8 victory. A good session, but much was missed – the raking runs of Evans Above, the brutal shooting of Graham Levine, the dazzling footwork of Rick Westwood, the worrying distribution skills of Malc Hough in goal. For club funds if nothing else we need a better turn-out next week – and donations to support the acquisition of new footballs..!

Thanks to our guest writer for this report. Rick Evans is holidaying with his good lady (that should be joyous) in Sunny Spain. Crackin' day out at Wembley with the lads giving Arsenal a good old gubbing.

 The Oldies
Ronnie Dooley
Paul Holmes
Keith Mastin
Nigel Caldwell

 The Top Guns
Anthony Graham
Chris Podmore
Kelwyn Whittaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 4th March 2018 :Our over confident leader Mr Mastin set up the teams as what can only be described as some sort of Masochistic FA Disciplinary action. Cheerfully the Moaners gave it a go. After no reply for 7 conceded in the first match. Ronnie Dooley eventually found the net. Predictably this was only one of two other consolations as the highly charged Young Guns ploughed on to win 10-3. The next game went the same way 10-2 to the Premier League team. Goals, Goals . Goals…..Rick Westwood, solos a plenty, Unstoppable boomers from Rick Evans, Classic well placed grass cutters from Kel Whittaker, cheeky Tap ins from Anthony Graham. Rick Pott notched some trade mark toe bungers with Paul Holmes tucking away some cool one on ones with the Keeper. Still 20 minutes of pain left for The Moaners.
Whether the tough in the tackle, physical Guns took their foot off the gas or the Moaners found some Herculean effort the last game was more even. Chris Todd, Chris Podmore and Ronnie Dooley put their side into the lead. Keith Mastin’s Goal keeping was assured and Nigel Caldwell’s defensive 110% defending exemplary. Paulo was finally passing the new ball to his own team mates. Of course the Guns pegged them back, raising their game a level to crash home a number of equalisers.
When the session ended the Moaners pride had been slightly restored as they still held the lead 6-4. Another good nights football enjoyed by the winners, exhausting and demoralising for the losers.
Next week our light Blue contingent should return, adding their experience and skill to the Gladiatorial Arena.

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

 The Young Guns
Rick Evans
Rick Pott
Anthony Graham
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes
Kelwyn Whittaker

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 11th March 2018 : Twelve guys it the Sports Hall running tonight in another Vets football fest. In all truth it was a game strewn with errors with my distribution from goal only matched by my failure to use my hands when the ball rebounded off my foot straight to the waiting Kelwyn who duly dispatched it into the net. Cameron Shaw made a birthday blunder when he decided to kick the wall instead of Graham Levine. Then Graham Levine decided to end Rick Potts stunning run by legging him up as he prepared to score, surely a red card! Kelwyn also suffered a tupping off Mr Levine's lavender coulored trainers. The Rick Evans flailing legs failed to stop a Chris Podmore drive which could easily have been palmed away by his hands.
These errors apart it was a game of three halves with the Young Guns running riot in the first game, Having transferred me in exchange for Kelwyn Whittaker plus a huge add on transfer fee to the Young Guns, Moaners picked up their game to take the second one 10-5 thanks in main to Kelwyn. Finally the third game ended at two apiece thanks to my equaliser with the last kick for the Young Guns.
So another successful night of action and passion with all players able to hold their heads up at the end and hopefully back next week when it all starts again.
No Paulo for the next three weeks as he decided to take a two week holibobs break running from Sunday to Sunday, Next time Paulo start on a Saturday!!

 Mary's Moaners
Ronnie Dooley
Malc Hough
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell
Graham Levine

 The Young Guns
Rick Evans
Rick Pott
Anthony Graham
Rick Westwood

Kelwyn Whittaker
Cameron Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 18th March 2018 : On a freezing March night with the temperature below freezing it was eleven hardy souls who rocked up to Hyde Bank Road for the weekly festival of 5 a side footy. The first game saw a titanic battle between the six men of Moaners Select and the four Young Guns and myself, end in a 10-9 win to the Young Guns. Kelwyn Whittaker ran the show inter-passing neatly between Cameron, Paul and Anthony. But although they took a healthy lead The Moaners came back well with Ronnie and the two Chris's battling away like good 'uns. Nigel defended stoutly with Keith the old Hippie Mastin playing some great long passes. However, at 9-9 Cameron rifled in the winner for the Young Guns. The following game saw Moaners Select run rampant with a combination of missed passes from the Young Guns, goalkeeping errors by me and a dashing display of attacking play by Graham Levine in particular leading to a 10-4 win. In the third game The Young Guns were feeling the strain, with the extra man the opposition were building up a head of steam taking a 8-4 lead with Podders and Chris Todd in particular bangin' in the goals. One of these which saw Podders pick out Toddie who on the opposite wing volleyed in the goal of the night. All was not lost though and after a monumental amount of effort The Young Guns dragged themselves back into it and at 9-9 looked the likelier to grab the winner. Cometh the hour cometh the clanger! I throw the ball to Kelwyn who plays safe when covered by Keith Mastin and passes back to me in nets. As Keith moves to cover me I attempt to flick the ball back to the now unmarked Kelwyn but Keith sticks his enormous size 11's out and the ball rebounds off them into an unguarded net for the winner. I'm left feeling like a Virgin Badger the day after the mating season has finished!
In the final game of the night with my legs feeling like lumps of lead and Paul Holmes looking like he's carrying me on his back, The Young Guns somehow against all the odds won the game on the Golden Goal rule thus we finished all square.

  Moaners Select
Ronnie Dooley
Chris Todd
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Nigel Caldwell
Graham Levine

 The Young Guns
Anthony Graham
Kelwyn Whittaker
Cameron Shaw
Malc Hough
Paul Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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