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 updated  20th May 2018 - 22:50

Sunday 25th March 2018 : Oh what a night at the Leisure Centre, another newbie in James Etchell and the return of Jonboy Goodwin whose last game was on 26th November 2017. Maybe our leader set the sides out heavily in favour of the Young Guns this evening and the results confirmed this with them winning all the games comfortably. With our resident Jocko away in Scotland and Paulo still with sand in his shoes the odds were stacked against the Moaners but, there was no actual moaning from them and to their great credit never gave up the fight. The Young Guns were in impressive form passing the ball like a Guardiola team with Paul Holmes bangin' in a bag-full of goals with a couple of truly memorable strikes. Kelwyn and James Etchell both played some excellent football over the 90 minutes both scoring their fair share. Rick Pott was acting as sweeper in the absence of Anthony Graham and he did this to great effect giving me plenty of cover in nets. Rick Westwood had his dancing shoes on going through his array of bewildering dribblig skills then, Jonboy reminded us of what he does best when he miss-timed a tackle on Rick  by about eight seconds. Still great to see the lad back after such a long period out injured and he topped the night off by scoring one of his classic scuttlers.
So maybe a one sided affair but twelve of the guys had a good ol' run out. Finally, Congratulations to Chris Podmore, his wife Gabby presented him with a son on Friday, Thomas Frank James Podmore, I'm sure it would have been easier to call him Malc! Oh, just a quickie on tonight's picture - Vets on Holiday - next time any of you guys are away on holiday, just get hold of a ball and do a couple of keepy uppies and email me the pic and I'll post them on here   malchough@hotmail.com
 

 Mary's Moaners
John Goodwin
Paulo Garner

Rick Evans

Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Chris Todd

 The Young Guns
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough
James Etchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 8th April 2018 : The four resident Blues in our gathering were in a sombre mood this evening after losing the chance of wrapping up the Premier League with a win against United and, going three down against Liverpool in the Champions League 1st Leg in the same week. But this didn't effect the football on show as the three sides set about each other. Top of the pile were the Young Guns who had more ups than downs with Paul Holmes celebrating his Man Utd victory by smashing some real crackers past me in particular. Rick Westwood also stonked a few in but Ant Graham really excelled by wellying two absolute blinders past me from well inside his own half in his outrageous pink socks and trainers, both unstoppable. Mary's Moaners had Jocko Ronnie back running the show together with Paulo Garner and both were on the mark with smart finishes. Even old Zsu Zsu Mastin managed to find the mark with a couple of brarmers. Podders as usual was here there and everywhere giving it 100%. As for my Strollers, we were not too far behind, Graham Levine and Dave Brown both managed to find the net with quality finishes and Kelwyn Whittaker was in and out like a fiddlers elbow but, in the final game Chris Anthony turned the clock back hitting  a superb hat trick against the Moaners. Special mention to Rick Pott who continues to play on despite his ongoing knee problems, pat on the back to the lad who continues to be the glue that holds the Yong Guns together. 
This Tuesday see's the 2nd leg of City v Liverpool in the Champions League and here's hoping that City's Team Bus arrives at the Etihad  in one piece and the Venomous booing section of Liverpool fans stay at home in Scouse Land!

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

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Dave Brown
Chris Anthony
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes
Anthony Graham

 

 

 

Sunday 15th April 2018 : Thirteen of the guys made their way into the arena known as New Mills Leisure Centre Sports hall to contest another episode of Vets 5 a side footy. Right from the off the Strollers were to rule the roost over the opposition with a dominant 90 minutes in which they only tasted defeat once. Kelwyn Whittaker was awesome, playing some superb football, scoring at will and defending with purpose. Ably assisted by Graham Levine in the scoring department and with Chris Todd and Chris Anthony beavering away in supporting roles the Strollers came back from behind on many occasions to snatch well deserved results. Their only defeat came at the hands of Mary's Moaners who had Mac Stubbs guesting for them to great effect. Podders ran himself ragged covering in search of success chipping in with some cracking goals. Paulo Garner suffered from the lack of support from his missing Jocko playmaker Ronnie Dooley and the old Cockney hippie Zsu Zsu Mastin just suffered. As for the Young Guns, Rick Westwood was suffering from a virus and really wasn't himself, probably worried as well about his beloved Baggies playing United at OT. Anthony Graham toiled but still managed to drill one particular blinder past me right into the bottom corner. Rick Pott managed to complete the session without finding himself on his arse and avoided further damage to his dodgy knee.
So another successful nights football topped of with the news that West Brom had won 1-0 at Man United making my glorious Blues Premier League Champions. Happy days for Chris Anthony, Graham Levine and myself and I'll bet Rick Westwood was a little bit chuffed too.

 Mary's Moaners
Malc Stubbs
Keith Mastin
Chris Podmore
Paul Garner

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes
Anthony Graham

 

Sunday 22nd April 2018 : Just enough vets for a game this week and the 10 bodies were so keen they played out the full 90 minutes. Moaners and Young guns fought it out with the Strollers preferring to hail Manchester City as Premier league champions. Three excellent matches were fiercely contested. First blood to the slick passing Moaners 10-7  2nd leg to the Guns 10 -8 and at 4-4 in the final match Paul Holmes swept in the Golden Goal. Chris Podmore had a blinder , banging goals in from every angle closely followed by Rick Evans and Ronnie Dooley who both crashed home goals of quality. Paulo and Keith also netted but concentrated on defensive duties this week, trying to keep in check the fast pace of the opposition.
For the Guns, Kelwyn Whittaker took control and almost without breaking sweat, effortlessly set up moves, tackled back and when required thrashed the ball into the back of the net. Anthony Graham enjoyed linking up with his team mate and between them they scored some classics. However their player of the week was Dave Brown who notched some fine net busters and gave 110%. playing in more positions than the Kamasutra.
Rick Pott as usual ended up on the hard surface on numerous occasions, one particular episode left Rick and his name sake Evans exchanging hilarious expletives with gusto. As Mr Pott failed to see the funny side after his awkward stretch into the area.
As previously stated Paul Holmes scored the last goal of the night adding to his impressive tally for the evening.
Traditional pats on the back, smiles and handshakes as the final whistle blew. …….
We will all be back next week.

Another supersonic report from our guest writer - PS The Sky Blue Crew had a ball at the Etihad - COME ON YOU BLUES

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

 The Young Guns
Rick Pott
Dave Brown
Paul Holmes
Anthony Graham
Kelwyn Whittaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 29th April 2018 : Thirteen bodies formed three teams tonight for the Sunday night thrash at the Leisure Centre. Maybe it was the Spring weather or the fact that the footy season nears completion but the session felt a little flat tonight. The Strollers were awful and the Young Guns only slightly better so it came as no surprise that Mary's Moaners took full advantage and cruised to the team of the night. Even without their aging leader who is on a sabbatical over in Southern Ireland, slick passing and great energy were the order of the evening, combined with a fair old dollop of good fortune. Rick Evans banged in a few corkers and also managed to hit the basket ball hoop and ceiling. Podders was his usual busy beaver covering every inch and netting a few in the process. The Scottish Express, Ronnie Dooley provided the bullets and Paulo Garner pulled the strings in what in fairness was a pretty decent session for the Moaners. With Ant Graham proper under the weather and Paul Holmes with expected new son arriving at any time slightly sidetracking him The Young Guns were not firing on all cylinders. Rick Westwood  contributed a couple of tricky dances and one or two stonkin' goals and Rick Pott contributed a couple of heavy falls and a novel way of trapping the ball from a volley (right in the wedding tackle). As for the Strollers, I was a liability in nets, couldn't stop a sloth walking backwards, distribution like a Kamikaze, nuff said! Graham Levine looked like he had his trainers on the wrong feet and Chris Anthony was still at the Etihad celebrating City's Premier League win. Poor old Kelwyn Whittaker had the gate of a man in despair as his ream mates failed to raise themselves above mediocre and he eventually succumbed to the same level - still we did manage to beat Mary's Moaners in the last game of the night - only their second defeat of the evening. Well, our hippie leader is back next week and, Paul Holmes expected new baby boy should have his first glimpse of sunny New Mills. Roll on next week when we can try and up the ante!  

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

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Dave Brown
Chris Anthony
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes
Anthony Graham

 
Sunday 6th May 2018 :  Sorry but there was no Vets football tonight as only six souls turned up at the Leisure centre.
SO lets hope for a full turnout next Sunday, if we want to keep the session then we need to support it.
 

Sunday 13th May 2018 :  Just before tonight's festival of 5 a side footy Man City won at Southampton racking up an amazing 100 points and 106 goals so the four blues present were well pleased. So, myself, Graham Levine and Chris Anthony were really up for it as they say in footy speak and it told. The Strollers cruised to Team of the night with a performance of grit and no small measure of skill. Kelwyn Wittaker dominated the mid field and hit some blinders into the onion bag. He got great support from Toddie, Graham and Chris Anthony who all weighed in with some fine goals. Even I got in on the score sheet when I converted a superb De Bruynesque cross field pass from Mr Levine. Losing only one game, The Strollers were closely followed by The Young Guns who had Paul Holmes on scoring form with good support from his team mates. Paul's partner Katie presented him with a brand new son this week, Thomas Arthur Holmes, who knows one day he may grace the pitch with us at Hyde Bank Road. Rick Pott defended valiantly and still managed to fire a couple of toe pokers past me. Rick Westwood continued to weave mazy patterns as he danced round opponents and Anthony Graham snarled his way through the ninety minutes obviously geeing himself up for the Champions League Final. Finally Mary's Moaners, well obviously missing the influence of the Assassin, Jonboy Goodwin, who it seems is looking less likely to return which is a shame but - no one is bigger than the team or so they say. Zsu Zsu Mastin managed to fire in a couple of rippers which just go to show there's life in the old hippie yet. Podders continues to impress with his tackling and running while Ronnie the Rocket Dooley and Paulo Garner did their best to direct the orchestra like maestro's without a baton                   
Next week can everybody provide us with their mobile number so we can contact them with information such as cancellations before Bank Holidays etc. If you wish you can email myself malcolm.hough@lineone.net with your number.

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

 The Strollers

Graham Levine

Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes
Anthony Graham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th May 2018 : Fourteen of the guys rolled into the Leisure Centre on the hottest night of the year so far, and it showed with bodies flagging. There was much toiling on show as the three sides battled for supremacy. Mary's Moaners probably toiled most of all without their Jocko engine room, Ronnie Dooley. However, they did feature in the nights most exciting game, the last one of the night when they fought back from being 5-0 down to the Strollers to level the game 5-5 mainly due to a hat trick from Podders. Team of the night was a toss up between the Young Guns and The Strollers but in the end I suspect the Young Guns just about scraped it. They had Rick Pott hitting a hat trick of toe pokers and Rick Westwood scoring with shots off both his knee's and shins. Paul Holmes fired in a couple of beaut's but I feel he's suffering from sleep deprivation thanks to baby Thomas Arthur. The Strollers were a shadow of last week failing to convert many of the chances created. With Cameron Shaw standing in for Graham Levine we did have the advantage of a runner but just failed when it came to the crunch. I came out of nets and bagged another goal to add to last weeks effort, not bad for an old lad who just passed the 72 year old mark this week - probably the oldest goal scorer in New Mills. Short report this week as my good lady and myself are off to the Café Bombay for a celebratory Ruby.

No Football next week due to Bank Holiday - Next Session 3rd June

 Mary's Moaners
Nigel Caldwell
Chris Podmore
Paul Garner
Keith Mastin
Dave Brown

 The Strollers

Cameron Shaw

Chris Todd
Chris Anthony
Kelwyn Whittaker
Malc Hough

 The Young Guns
Rick Pott
Rick Westwood
Paul Holmes
Anthony Graham

 
   
   
   

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