Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday June 27, 2010

Wednesday evening ten or so members of WSS met at the turf and joined forces with a group of high schoolers and had a friendly scrimmage. There is talk of trying again this Wednesday.

Saturday Timmay, Bobby, Eddie, Moe, Joe Bagles, Mark dos peros and I convened at the ABG to cheer on our boys, to no avail.

Sunday was overcast and hot at 8AM start time. We had about 30 players show up, including two first timers: Joe who said Kennington sent him, and a kid that came with Joe B. We eventually worked out a substitution arrangement that worked out pretty well, with all subs going in after ten minutes out. Welcome back to Eddie! Keebs was on fire, scoring the first three for Red. Other than that, I don't remember. Red won. We played about ten minutes of stoppage time, so everyone got their fair share of abuse.

Monday, June 21, 2010

June 20, Fathers Day

8 am start, but it's already hot! We had up to 27 players, including Kevin & Marylyn, Mike the Wizard, Super Mario, Doug! and Steve plus Steve P, Jake and another kid. Blue started the scoring and it stayed 2-0 for quite a while. We took a break at half time to cool down a bit, then the kids on the red team took over. Keith tried to disallow goals by players under twenty, but finally red scored more than blue. Frank put about a dozen beautiful feeds over the net, Keeble played like he was British.

We've discussed this before, but we shouldn't be inviting guests when we're getting full sides of paying members, and if we do, those guests should voluntarily leave the field when the sides get over 12-12. Unfortunately, we're talking about Steve & Jake. My son Will played with us for years, but he was a full dues paying member, and he didn't make us look like old fools. We should be starting up Wednesday night games, and guests have been more than welcome to these scrimmages in the past. Cheers!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday June 13

Saturday Mark, Mark, Steve, Hock & I assembled at the Allendale Bar & Grill to watch the USA vs. England World Cup game. A fun time was had by all, thanks to Keebs, who was afraid to come. It would be fun to do this again, but the next couple of USA games are 10 am starts.

Sunday 7 AM start, 70 and overcast. We started with 9 v 9 full court, latecomers brought it up to full sides. No J no C no Kennington. Steve P had a couple of beauties for the Blue, Keebs had a couple of uglies for the Red, Jordan hooked in a corner for an unassisted goal for the Red, Shamu had none that I remember. My knee was bothering me, so I sat in goal for the Red for the whole game. Red win, 6-5 or so.

Next week its Father's Day, best day of the year, so all you mother effers come out for a great time at 8AM. Adam has offered to collect any offerings of canned food that we may care to bring and carry it to the Center for Food Action, a worthy cause.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sunday June 6

Hey. I guess some guys did show up last Monday. 6 or 8, brutally hot, that's all I heard.

Sunday, 8AM start, 70 degrees and overcast. We had as many as 13 v. 14. Steve came late, Ken left early, red goal manned by field players. Red offense with Joe, Keeble, Mario & Tom poured in so many goals Keith left in disgust. At the other end Jay knocked in a couple of beauties, Shamu got one on an open net, maybe there were a couple more. The mighty Keebo switched to blue late in the match, but even he couldn't even the score. Best score of the day was on a beautiful corner kick cross from Joe that went clear across the goal mouth 'till it bounced off Miller's head into the net!

Next week 7AM. On Saturday Mr Keeble has arranged for a table at the Allendale Bar & Grill for us to watch England vs. USA in the first round of the world cup. See you then.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day

70 degrees at game time, but its hotter on the turf. Sunny and clear with a light breeze, it's a beautiful day. Slow start in spite of the nice late nine o'clock start time, we eventually had 24 players. The blue had a fearsome offense, with Shamu, Jay, Carlos, Dan G. and Mike M. and they poured in the goals. Of course red had no keeper, with field players taking turns in the net. Red was missing their chief goal getter and spiritual leader, Keebo, so Mario, Tom, Jimmy and Joey had a lot of shoes to fill.

Biggest event of the day was when Jay retrieved a ball he sent far over the goal and into the woods. He received a well deserved ovation from both teams for his display of humility and sportsmanship.

Next week its back to 7am at the turf, then there has been some discussion of starting at 8 am for the rest of the summer. TBD