Friday, February 18, 2005

Death Or Glory *

Around a year ago, a bloke at work came up with the brilliant idea of getting some of us together for a five-a-side match. Reidski hadn't played footie since he was at school, but was well up for it. Reidski thought he wasn't too bad in this first game and realised what had been missing in his life all these years. In fact, what he had been missing was friends who played football, but there you go. In fact in fact, some may say that what Reidski was missing was friends full stop, but let's not go into that.

So, we have been playing on an off for nearly a year and I have loved it. Last summer we played weekly indoor matches, but, as a university had a block booking at this leisure centre, our regular weekly games came to an end when term started. It seems that the university partly paid for the building of this centre - obviously a public-private partnership job - but the public part of it has been forgotten as the university has first priority on every session for every sport at every time. The only way any others can get a look in is if the university call the centre to free it up for an hour or so.

Nevertheless, we have had games on and off, including challenge matches against others - involving either outdoor five-a-sides, indoor games and outdoors astroturf eight-a-sides.

But a new development arrives tomorrow as me and the rest of the boys travel up to County Durham - yes, a long way away - to take on Shildon Railway Football Club. We not only think we will get beat, but we think that we are in for a right humping - I'm thinking that a decent score will be under 20-0. Look here for the reasons why we think this.

So, why are we doing it? Cos it will be fun and cos the team asked us to play them as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. After the match there will be a dinner with after dinner speaker and comedian. Reidski and the boys intend to get suitably pissed and enjoy the occasion.

Here we go, here we go, here we go
Here we go, here we go, here we go-o


*Do you really need to be told that it's The Clash?

4 Comments:

Blogger Jim said...

So you'll not be getting into some fight in the pub over the old firm game then.

12:50 pm  
Anonymous Messalina said...

I am concerned that TNR's exposure of that photograph of you has exploded your blogging mystique. I had always imagined you to be blond.

9:50 am  
Anonymous I am curious, yellow said...

Were you one of the ones that got close to pulling in Escapades, Darlington????

10:29 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

Of course I was one.

12:17 pm  

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