Friday, June 19, 2009


Back to 9am this Sunday - Father's Day - and if the weather cooperates, I will be there to take any canned food donations as well as school all-comers in the fine art of poaching a goal, even if it means taking the ball off someone else's toe to do so.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Yeah, it rained. So what?

A deluge of Biblical proportions didn't take away from a good game which ended up being closer than it looked like it was going to be. The Blues took a 4 or 5 goal lead before the Reds started to get it together.

Jake M, wearing an '80s cut-off shirt that would have looked great on a hot girl, tormented the Blue defenders but the Red tap-in expert Keeble was a yard short, and 30 pounds too heavy to make anything of his service.

(Jake M earlier today)

Dan for the Blues added some nice goals, as did Rosner, but the surprise of the day was Doug, usually found in goal, ripping up the right wing like it was his personal property. One cross/shot was particularly peachy.

The unlikely Red comeback was due to a mismatch (15 Red players, 12 Blues for a long period) and once parity was restored, the Blues got it together and sealed a two-goal win.

FINAL SCORE: Blue 6 Red 4

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: The weather


Monday, June 8, 2009


Don't forget an 8:00am start on Sunday so we can be off the field by 10:30am when the kids want to play. If it's as hot this Sunday as last, we'll all be grateful of the cooler start time anyway (those of us that didn't tie one on the night before.)


The Red team tallied their first win in their new jerseys as they wore down a determined Blue team in high temperatures.

Keeble's hattrick was unnecessary as the Red Machine won 7-2 or so. The key to the victory was a constant shape and a hungry midfield making the most of the space in the center of the field. Mark S patrolled the backline with John G, Kevin S to make life difficult for the Blue forwards and a rampant John Bilow worked the right wing like he was on rails.

Even the injection of youth on the Blue team, in the form of the Mangione Boys, couldn't make the chances count while the Reds, powered by Scott P, Mike M, Dave and Mario were a multi-limbed threat.

The quality of play continued to be high, but the increasing heat took its toll and an 11 o'clock finish couldn't come soon enough.

(apologies for the brief report - there is a direct inverse relationship between the length of time I wait after the game finishes before writing and the length and quality of the blog post itself.)

FINAL SCORE: Red 7 (or 6 or 5) Blue 2

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Mark S - majestic and key in keeping the Blues at bay