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29th April
Richard Evans
15th April
Richard Evans
1st April
Martin Wilde
25th March
Keith Proudfoot
17th March
Matt Pink
10th March
Richard Evans

3rd March
Bryn Meredith
25th February
John Goodwin
18th February
Chris Anthony

11th February
Ian Lemonzic
4th February
Matt Pink
28th January
Matt Pink
21st January
Ron Buttery
14th January
Paul Garner
7th January
Michael Jackson
 

Players of the Week
2006

17th December
Karl  English  

10th December

Richard Evans

3rd December

Steve Gerrard

26th November
all eleven of us

19th November
John Goodwin

12th November
Keith Mastin
5th November

Martin Wilde

29th October
Paul Garner

22nd October
Chris Anthony

15th October

Matt Pink

8th October
Keith Proudfoot

1st October

Robbie Westwood

24th Sept
Malc Stubbs
17th Sept

Steve Hart

10th Sept
Bryn Meredith

3rd September

Richard Evans

27th August

Keith Mastin

20th August
Matt Pink

13th August

Paul Garner
6th August
Graham Mason
30th July
Steve Gerrard

23rd July
Steve Gerrard

16th July

Bryn Meredith

9th July

Andy Gartside

2nd July
Keith Proudfoot

18th June

Keith Mastin

11th June
Robbie Westwood

4th June

Jamie English

28th May

Malc Stubbs

21st May
John Goodwin

14th May
Martin Wilde

7th May
Steve Gerrard

30th April

Keith Mastin

23rd April
Ian Lemonzic

16th April
Martin Wilde
2nd April
Keith Proudfoot
26th March
Bryn Meredith

19th March

Paul Garner

12th March
Matt Pink

5th March 
Steve Gerrard
26th February
Chris Anthony
19th February
Martin Wilde

12th February
Nigel Caldwell
5th February 
Karl English
29th January
Keith Proudfoot
22nd January

Bud Jackson
15th January
John Goodwin
8th January 
Tony Moore

 

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Matt Pink
29th November
Keith Mastin
16th November
Rob Westwood
2nd November
Richard Evans
26th October
Keith Proudfoot
5th October
Neil McClelland
21st September
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14th September
Chris Todd
7th September
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24th August
Ron Buttery

17th August
Martin Wilde
10th August
Keith Proudfoot
3rd August
John Goodwin
20th July
Nigel Caldwell

13th July
Chris Todd

6th July
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29th June
Keith Mastin
15th June

Matt Pink

8th June
Steve Gerrard
1st June
Malcolm Stubbs
25th May
Martin Wilde

18th May
Nigel Caldwell
4th May

Chris Anthony
27th April
Martin Wilde
13th April
Bryn Meredith
6th April
Steve Gerrard
23rd March
Chris Anthony
16th March
Bryn Meredith
9th March
Chris Todd
24th February
Rick Westwood
17th February
John Goodwin
3rd February
Rob Westwood
27th January
Steve Gerrard
20th January
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13th January
Bryn Meredith
6th January

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4th February 2007 : February already, if only time moved at the same pace as some of the vets I for one would be a damn site happier. Time seems to be flying by and it came as quite a surprise today when flicking through a few of the old Zines that we have been playing at the Leisure Centre for 18½ years. Well not quite all of us but, for John Goodwin,  Keith Mastin and  myself we've been there from the beginning and will continue to keep the old bodies mobile.  With three teams tonight it was fitting that the three of us were in different sides, I was with Matt, Proudy and Rick Pott while John stuck with fellow Mary's Moaners Scouse Ron, Bryn and Martin with Zsu Zsu Mastin heading the third side with Bud Jackson, Paul Garner, Paul Dennis and Ian Lemonzic. I was well chuffed as my team ripped into the opposition with a vengeance. Matt was in sizzling form early doors with Proudy and Rick revelling in the pacy action. Not until later did we flag when it looked like an unbeaten night was on the cards. With three losses on the night though we still just about shaded the honours. Ian Lemonzic "Disley" (I must ask him where that nick name came from) came out of exile for his first appearance since last May. The long break was evident though as the lad struggled to handle the vets pace and spent most of the games in his own half defending, much to the relief of the opposing goalkeepers. Bryn and Scouse Ron teamed up for the first time in a long while and if Ron could shake off some niggling little problems left over from his knee injuries, the Mary's Moaners would once again become a force to be reckoned with. Good turn out again this evening in spite of the usual Man Uni£ed match on Sky as an alternative so it's onwards towards that next milestone of 19 years on June 26th. And finally an email from Proudy - As you all know the shock result announced that Manchester has been granted the right to build a super casino at Eastland's ahead of bids from Blackpool and London. The reason it has been disclosed is purely economical as the casino will provide the Roulette, Fruit Machines, Black Jack and Poker Games, whilst the Crap Games will remain in the Man City stadium next door!  Not wrong Keith.......

11th February 2007 : Three teams again tonight, Bryn, John, Keith Mastin, Disley and Kevin English for the Mary's Moaners - Dan, Paul Garner, Richard Evans, Nigel and Bud Jackson making up the second squad with Keith Proudfoot, Steve Hart, Chris, myself and Rick Pott making up the third team. The standard of football tonight was pretty good and I think all the lads rightly came away feeling they had put in a decent show. Mary's Moaners came out on top completing the night with only a couple of losses. Paul and Richard linked well for their team taking on the main responsibility for putting the ball in the net. Mary's Moaners played as a tight unit all night, Disley slotted in nicely but it was Zsu Zsu's calm play that paved the way for their overall success. I was delighted to score my first, and only, goal tonight to break my scoreless streak which was stretching into the second week. I need to spend less effort controlling the ball and more effort in controlling my food input me thinks. Goal of the night was down to Proudy who channelled all his frustration at not getting a cert free kick into a pile driver of a volley just seconds later. From just inside his own half, the ball flew like a missile straight into the top right hand corner of the net. Steve Hart and Chris also found their scoring touch especially later on when we at last dented Mary's Moaners unbeaten run. Rick Potts has fitted into the vets nights very nicely and can now be accepted as a regular, must check out which team he supports. While on the subject of vets favourite teams, Nigel turned out in a gross Man Uni£ed shirt this evening to join the ranks of non Manchester vets to support the dark side from Trafford. Myself, Chris, Mooro and Martin are all Mancs and naturally follow Manchester's finest.
It was particularly pleasing to get fifteen vets down tonight as we still have a number of regular absentees. Steve Gerrard has gone walkabouts while Karl English has strained his Cruciate Ligament, Robbie, Martin, Scouse Ron and Matt could all appear next week.

18th February 2007 : After watching City cruise into the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup this afternoon I fully expected a seriously big turnout at the Leisure Centre for the 5 a side Vets footy. After all there were no more alternative matches of any interest to be played, it wasn't Mothers Day and Valentines' Day was on Thursday. West Brom got a result at Middlesbrough so surely Robbie would be there but no, just eleven souls managed to drag themselves off their couches for the weekly thrash. Chris, John, Dan, Keith Mastin, Paul Garner, Bryn, Bud, Matt, Rick, Martin and myself still managed to make a decent enough night of it though, rotating the teams Scouse Ron style. It did take on a reasonably light hearted tone although the tackles were flying in when needed. John was on the end of a few "good 'uns" but to his credit didn't seek retribution although as we all know, they could well come next week after he's had a think about it. Man flew around like a mad thing but has got into the habit of trying to destroy the nets instead of his usual reliable finishing subsequently ending up threatening the basket ball hoop rather than the goal. Goals of the night were both long rangers with Bryn curling one in from the kick off (past an unsighted keeper, well I didn't see it 'til very late) and Paul from further back still battering one into the top corner. Chris had another good night and I doubled my scoring tally from last week. Martin's non smoking is paying off as he now manages to complete at least half an hour before turning green. Watching the FA Cup this week it is noticeable that the huff puff bish bash style of football is now permeating our game at the professional level more than ever. As I said to Zsu Zsu tonight, if the skill goes out of our game me and you are finished. As Keith enters his 60th year we are running out of time to pass on our own silky playmaking skills to the lesser mortals around us. While on the subject of Keith, it's about time the old git sorted out a date for the next EGM and combined Christmas do..... come on Mastin get yourself into gear. 
 

Tonight's Teams

Bryn Meredith
John Goodwin
Keith Mastin
Martin Wilde
Bud Jackson

Matt Pink
Richard Evans
Dan Bolton
Malc Stubbs
Paul Garner

Keith Proudfoot
Chris Anthony
Steve Hart
Paul Dennis
Malc Hough
Nigel Caldwell

 

February 25th 2007 : The League Cup Final thankfully finished without extra time today ensuring the lads had no excuse for being late. It turned out that most of them didn't bother watching it which was a shame because it was a really good match for a change with Arsenal giving Chelsea a good run for their money with their reserve team. The mass brawl at the end only added to what was probably the best final for years even if it was between basically a bunch of foreigners and four English blokes. Unlike the Premier League teams the vets don't have to rely on cheap foreign imports, other than our resident Jocko of course who turned in a fine performance tonight at the Leisure Centre. Sixteen players meant that Proudy's team had to play with a squad of six which left me waiting 35 minutes before I actually got a game in the outfield. Not ideal but we coped. Matt's team set off really well and at one point it looked like they may actually be the first team in all the years to win all their games. Packed with all the young guns they took some stopping but Mary's moaners eventually did it with a great team effort that left them all exhausted as they trooped off the pitch looking well pleased with themselves. After that it became an even contest with all three teams having their moments in a most enjoyable nights football. Whilst the goals flowed thick and fast a quite portly looking Bryn Meredith had to wait until near the hour mark to net his first goal of the night, the second arriving fifteen minutes later. Most unusual for the vets most prolific marksman over the last few years. I had the embarrassment of netting two own goals on the night which raised more than a smile or three. Too many good performances from the lads to mention individually so lets keep up the good standard set tonight and have more of the same next week. 
Tonight's Teams

Mary's Moaners:
Bryn Meredith
John Goodwin
Keith Mastin
Martin Wilde
Bud Jackson

Matt Pink
Richard Evans
Dan Bolton
Rick Potts
Paul Garner

Keith Proudfoot
Chris Anthony
Karl English
Malc Hough

 

 

 


 

Sunday 4th March 2007 : After watching City yesterday put on another absolutely awful excuse for a football match in a successful attempt to  join the relegation contenders it was good to get down to the Leisure Centre and be part of an exceptionally fine 90 minutes of 5 a side football. The passion missing from my favourite team at the moment was there in abundance as the lads stretched themselves to the limits. Matt's team started off in awesome form with goals flying in from everywhere. Matt was firing on all cylinders and running us ragged and his team mates supported him superbly. Would this be the night that a team actually was good enough to win all the games, it looked like it from the balcony. After four wins on the trot Proudy's team hit form against them and a draw looked on the cards until I miss hit a free kick which bounced straight back to me and I fired a speculative shot into the net for a late winner to stop their gallop. Surprisingly this win inspired the Mary's Moaners who started to put things together themselves with Martin and Bryn both scoring some pretty spectacular goals. In fairness on the night the Moaners just about shaded the honours although all the teams still had their moments. Rick Potts had a bad tumble when in typical style he refused to give up a lost cause and attempted to fire the ball across while off balance and travelling at breakneck speed. He went arse over tit and slid into the wall head first in what could have been a John Terry moment. Thankfully the lad dusted his self down and carried on regardless.  John also had a superb lost cause moment when he chased Matt around the pitch finally snatching the ball from him and drilling in the goal of the night from his own half bringing out a wry smile from our paramedic. Sadly like the League Cup final last week the evening was marred, this time by one of the worst outbursts of foul and abusive attacks on a referee I have witnessed since we started the vets sessions nearly 20 years ago. Suffice to say I hope the player involved reflects on his vile behaviour witnessed by children on the balcony and resolves to avoid any repetition in the future. A real shame for what otherwise was a brilliant night's football. Enough said!
Injury news reaches me from Hayfield where Stevie Gerrard is nursing a damaged ankle and Tony, the Ipswich fan who graced the Leisure Centre for a while is now concentrating on bulking up his frame with Sunday dinners and copious amounts of Boddingtons rendering himself incapable of adding to his many appearances. Having said that it doesn't seem to affect most of the lads who still appear every week. Robbie has had knee surgery which with any luck will  restore the balance which so often affects his goal scoring attempts.
Great to see Karl back a lot earlier than we expected and looking pretty good after his Cruciate problems.
 
Tonight's Teams

Malc Hough
Keith Mastin
Chris Anthony
Paul Garner

Richard Evans
Dan Bolton
Nigel Caldwell
Rick Potts

Matt Pink

 

 

 

 


 

Sunday 11th March 2007: A poor turnout tonight with three FA CUP games liveon TV  I suppose we were bound to be affected. Proudy no doubt pleased as punch to see his Rovers turf City out of the cup with very little difficulty on his trip to Ewood Park today. Still we made a decent enough fist of it starting with a four a side session which was as even as you could possibly get. After thirty minutes Matt arrived late and the scores were still level. We restarted with our usual rotational system which worked quite well. No benches meant a pretty free scoring night with all players netting their fair share. Four a side is a doddle for Matt with all that space to run into but, tonight he kept a reign on his scoring and settled for playmaking instead. He must have been watching Zsu Zsu and myself as he took to it like a New Mills man in a pub, setting up chance after chance. Nigel and Rick Pott both had busy nights, Nigel in particular was tackling as well as I've seen him. I have to admit Chris and myself were pretty done in during the final game after a long nights football, there is definitely nowhere to hide in four a side so we had to hold our hands up and watch as the younger players ran riot.
Getting back to the football I'm not looking forward to my trip to the COMSTAD on Wednesday night when Chelsea come to town. Thirty five quid to watch City get a good gubbing is no joke, that's seven weeks subs for the vets and I know where the better value is..... and that doesn't include my pre match Chicken Balti Pie, pint of Boddies in a plastic glass and a programme,  that's another eight quid on top. And they wonder why crowds are falling!!
Tonight's Teams

Malc Hough
Keith Proudfoot
Chris Anthony
Steve Hart

John Goodwin
Bryn Meredith
Martin Wilde
Tony Moore
Matt Pink

Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Richard Evans
Rick Potts

 


Sunday 18th March 2007: Seeing City win yesterday lifted the spirits although with my fifth grandchild, Megan being born in Blackpool on Monday (another Lancastrian) it was one of my better weeks. Tonight's five a side was all the more exciting with the arrival of old Mooro who is the oldest vet still playing with us. Mooro of course like myself, Keith Mastin and John Goodwin are all original members who played in the first ever session at the Leisure Centre way back in the last century. Tony Moore certainly wasn't down to make up the numbers, playing in his old role as deep lying moaner he had a superb night showing many of his old skills and whacking in a couple of classic goals. Well played Tony and here's to many more appearances. Mary's Moaners were the top team on the night mainly due to poaching Matt Pink to replace Keith Zsu Zsu Mastin. Matt had a blinder tonight setting the bench mark for us all to follow. A keen eye for goal, energy to burn and frightening pace was all too much for the rest of us this evening as he hit goals from every angle known to man. Richard Evans was the only player to match Matt's pace and in fairness on another night would have grabbed that elusive player of the week tag. To be fair Richards team had a decent enough night, Zsu Zsu was always busy, Paul and Rick foraged away but Mary's Moaners always had the edge until my team slipped into gear on the hour mark and brought their unbeaten run to an end with a tidy 4-1 win. Overall though my team underperformed all evening with poor passing only matched by our level of shooting as Chris said afterwards, we weren't fit to wear the bibs...
Bryn was back from a holiday in St Lucia, one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, looking like he'd taken full advantage of the fine Caribbean cuisine on offer as he wobbled around the pitch this evening. Following Bryn's example of luxury Island holidays, Keith Mastin is taking his family on a no expense spared trip to that idyllic Isle in the sun, Anglesey next week. That boy certainly knows how to push the boat out.

Tonight's Teams

Bryn Meredith
John Goodwin
Martin Wilde
Ron Buttery
Tony Moore

 

Matt Pink
Paul Garner
Richard Evans
Nigel Caldwell
Rick Pott

 

Keith Proudfoot
Malc Hough
Paul Dennis
Bud Jackson
Kevin English

 

 

 


Sunday 25th March 2007 :  The luxury of three full teams tonight and a bright ninety minutes of five
a side football as usual played in good spirit throughout. Mary's Moaners fielded a full squad for the
first time in quite a while when Scouse Ron returned from injury bandaged up like an Egyptian Mummy. It's been a long road to recovery for the aging Evertonian and sensibly he wasn't going to
risk any set backs by over exerting himself or possibly nothings changed!! Overall the Moaners did extremely well this evening although wins were at a Premium but chances were created and the post intervened at the most untimely moments. Martin and John both pulled out good performances while Tony continues his impressive comeback as the senior vet.
    
Proudy's team was depleted tonight but with Bud, Paul Dennis & Kevin English joining myself and Keith we turned out to be the team to beat on the night. Keith rediscovered his scoring touch but goals from all round just gave us the edge in some pretty tight games. Losing only two games all night made a pleasant change for me and victories against Matt's side were all the sweeter. We actually stopped Matt scoring in all but one game tonight which is no mean feat . Matt's team had a decent enough night with himself, Paul Garner, Rick Pott and Richard Evans possibly the quickest four players we have at the moment, until Scouse Ron regains full fitness that is.
Steve Gerrard emailed me this week and hopefully will be back with us in the next couple of weeks and of course the old cockney hippie will return from the tropics of Anglesey in time for next weeks thrash probably laden down with souvenirs and duty frees.
Finally, I haven't mentioned England because they were about as convincing as a shot by Robbie from 30 yards. In fact that may be a bit unkind to Robbie but if a draw with Israel is something to be proud of then we're in the proverbial. I'll bet a pound to a splash of that proverbial that our old Jocko is back next week with a grin all over his Edinburgh fizzog.....   

 

             Tonight's Teams

Bryn Meredith
John Goodwin
Martin Wilde
Keith Mastin
Tony Moore

 

Matt Pink
Bud Jackson
Richard Evans
Nigel Caldwell
Rick Pott

 

Keith Proudfoot
Malc Hough
Paul Dennis
Kevin English

 

 

 

Sunday April 1st 2007 : Another awful performance by England on Wednesday but, Italy's victory over the Jocko's thankfully saved us from a potential bout of piss taking from Stevie Hart who instead chose not to show tonight. Pity really because we had a right good session again this evening. Bryn's Mary's Moaners started off like a church on fire winning their first three games in a canter. Zsu Zsu added the missing playmaker role from last Sunday and pulled the strings like a good 'un. Martin was lashing in goals from everywhere so it came as a relief when Matt's team eventually brought a halt to their gallop. Richard Evans and Matt take some stopping with their pace and as the Moaners paid the price for not pacing themselves the goals started to fly into their net at an alarming rate. Nigel is proving to be a very difficult player to get past these days and his defending certainly deserves credit. Proudy and Paul both linked well and after some early setbacks both got into the groove to make sure their team made an impression. Myself and Kevin eased ourselves into things but found the going a lot easier as the night went on. Old Mooro is finding his form again after his long lay off and it was good to see the old chap galloping up and down the pitch with very little effort, well at least for the first couple of minutes anyway.... Good stuff tonight with the three teams finishing level overall. Easter Sunday next week but hopefully we'll have a full turnout.
 

Tonight's Teams

Bryn Meredith
Keith Mastin
Bud Jackson
Richard Evans
Chris Anthony
Keith Proudfoot
Malc Hough
Paul Garner
Kevin English

 

 

 

 


Sunday 8th April 2007 : Easter Sunday was bound to affect our attendance tonight but nine of the lads turned up for an Easter bonanza of light hearted football. Remembering that Easter Sunday was the day that Jesus allegedly rose from the dead this would have been a great opportunity for him to join the Mary's Moaners and perhaps perform a miracle or three. Turning Zsu Zsu's hippy outfit into a regular football kit would have been a pretty impressive one to start with. Healing Stevie Gerrard's ankle and Scouse Ron's failing legs possibly even better but, sadly he was just another no show so as far as I am concerned there was more chance of a eunuch rising than Jesus on Easter Sunday. Anyway the boys certainly enjoyed their football this evening and with the teams rotating that competitive edge was perhaps missing. This allowed the more creative players to showcase their skills which meant that Zsu Zsu and myself could craft the goal scoring openings for the rest to generally waste. Paul had a mare when it came to shooting tonight, we all have night's like that although he didn't give up it got worse as the night wore on. Bryn revelled in the service he received from the senior vets hitting the goal trail with gusto. On the whole a very enjoyable run out for the lads who chose to support the more traditional Sunday activity on offer in New Mills today
Tonight's Teams

Bryn Meredith
Rick Pott
Keith Mastin
Steve Hart
Steve Gerrard
Richard Evans
Chris Anthony
Martin Wilde
Malc Hough
Paul Garner
John Goodwin

 

 

 


Sunday 15th April 2007 : Cup Semi Final weekend and surprise surprise is Chelski and Man Uni£ed in the Final, that makes a change I don't think. Looks like the English Premiership has taken the same path as the Jocko league with most of the teams just making up the numbers while the top wadded teams cream off all the silverware. No such elitism with the vets where we're all in with a shout. Eleven tonight was a decent showing with Kevin in Thailand, Proudy & Paul watching the Rovers get the inevitable at Gold Tra££ord and Matt on new baby duty with the arrival of his first born. We rotated the teams again and had a fair to middling nights football but suffered from one of the worst nights finishing in Vets history. Ballooning shots and misses from close in were the order of the night with almost everybody guilty of spurning opportunities. Maybe it was the unusually warm weather or the ball which could have done with a few more psi's in it but one thing for sure is if Robbie had been playing he'd have been in good company.  All was not bad though, Stevie Gerrard made his promised come back and did pretty well, looked quite fit compared to a few of us regulars too. Rick Pott managed to net a few decent goals and Chris Anthony struck the goal of the night with a vicious drive from some distance that fair ripped into the net. Richard Evans had a busy night, up and down the pitch like a man on a mission. Steve Hart also put in a lot of effort as did most of the lads this evening. Next week hopefully will see the return of old Mooro from his trip down the smoke and the crestfallen Proudy, now completely pissed off with his recent visits to the Theatre of broken Dreams.
Talk in the dressing room was of the Christmas EGM which is now bordering on the late side by anybodies standards. Time for Zsu Zsu to get his act together and invest some of our bulging coffers in a night fit for old gits. I'll drop the old hippie an email this week and let him know that we are now in need of a top night at the White Hart where all manner of traditional awards need to be bestowed on those who are - The New Mills Vets.
Tonight's Teams

Bryn Meredith
Martin Wilde
Keith Mastin
John Goodwin
 

Keith Proudfoot
Steve Gerrard
Paul Dennis
Chris Anthony


Richard Evans
Malc Hough
Rick Pott
Nigel Caldwell
Bud Jackson
 

 

 

 

 


Sunday 15th April 2007 : When the squads were assembled tonight Zsu Zsu Mastin decided Proudy's team was too strong so I was loaned out on a Bosman to Richard Evans team. It was going to be strange playing against my own team but sometimes you have to make sacrifices and this was one of those times. Did they struggle without me.... not really, in fact they only lost two games all night. After two excellent wins it looked like they were going to clean up but in their third Richard's team stopped them in their tracks. In a hard fought game the two Ricks used their pace to unsettle them and when Nigel put me through I found the net from close range. I resisted kissing the badge and suddenly realised how Denis Law felt when he sent the rags down with that back heel all those years ago. Chris saved the game with an equaliser in the dying seconds so yet again no team would complete the session with a 100% record. We did manage a win against them later on as did Mary's Moaners who always compete well but tonight they suffered from erratic finishing especially Martin who had one of those nights. John the assassin Goodwin reappeared  this evening when he attempted to barge Rick Pott through the double doors while the unsuspecting striker was flying down the flank. Rick retreated into no mans land looking quite dazed but thankfully John was only venting his frustration at his own below par performance. Proudy and Rick Evans scored the two best goals tonight, Ricks being a superb headed own goal and Proudy's a pile driver from just inside the opposition's half. Steve Gerrard continues his come back with another solid performance but plainly missed my playmaking skills.
Hopefully the Christmas EGM will be held at the White Hart on Friday 18th May which gives us a chance to get in touch with everybody. Should be a good one - will confirm next week.

 

Tonight's Teams

Bryn Meredith
Keith Mastin
John Goodwin
Chris Anthony
Richard Evans
Malc Hough
Rick Pott
Paul Garner
Matt Pink
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 29th April 2007 : This was turning into a nightmare week, Uni£ed 2-1 down to Milan on Wednesday and they come back to win 3-2, then yesterday with Chelski 2-1 up at half time and Uni£ed 2-0 down what happens?  Chelski draw 2-2, Phil Neal bangs in an own goal and the rags end up winning with Shreck fluking the winner against the team he used to live for. Hyde United miss out on the play offs and Altrincham get relegated. City play like a bunch of tarts and are the last hope to stop Uni£ed winning the Prem when they meet next Saturday, fat chance. Ladyboy Ronaldo gets the players player and young player of the year awards, could it get any worse???
Thank goodness for Sunday night with the vets although only nine were lucky enough to enjoy this excellent session. Four a side was the order for the night which always leaves everyone breathing out of their rear orifice because there is just nowhere to hide with all that space. Well maybe we may just omit Matt and Richard Evans from that scenario as their younger and lighter frames are still capable of playing for ninety minutes without too much risk of burn out. John came up with a good idea to bring them down to our level when he found a 20lb weight which he thought they should both be forced to carry round with them, a bit like handicapping a jockey. Rick Pott is another who is bordering on fit and tonight he again put in another non stop performance which is all the more surprising when he stays on for another 90 minutes with the lads who follow us on - now that's moving into marathon mode. Bryn hit the goal trail again this week with an astonishing amount of them going through the old hippy Zsu Zsu's legs.  Matt had a quiet night by his standards, probably those sleepless nights that follow a new baby in the household. John was just pleased to nick a few goals past Matt and Rick Pott. Paul turned out in his Henrik Larsson Swedish number again and at times you would think it really was Henrik who I believe has just retired!! Chris failed to reach the giddy heights he set last week but still weighed in with a few quality strikes and certainly one particularly superb tackle on two opponents at the same time.
Well by this time next week we could well be in the ultra nightmare  situation with a Man Ewe v Chelski FA Cup Final - a Man U v Chelski European money bags Final and surprise surprise Man U and Chelski fighting it out for the Premiership title -  so for heavens sake COME ON Liverpool and Milan do us all a favour....

 

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