attempt to ease the workload of Tom (our organizer, captain and self-proclaimed
great guy) we have decided to spread around the soccer letter writing duties.
No one else volunteered this week so I'm jumping in and also getting my letter
out of the way. In no way am I trying to usurp the miniscule power that Tom has
as the OCSPGG (see above). I am also not going to try to duplicate Tom's
tongue-in-cheek style. I will heap abuse on those that need and/or deserve it.
In a tribute to Canada's
greatest living poet Stompin Tom Connors (I swear they introduced him that way
at the concert last night) the game review will be sung to the tune of every
Stompin Tom song...
we're on the
But the ball
is kicked outta sight.
The grass is
but we score
three times, not twice!
At the good
old soccer game..
the chorus so sing along)
good old soccer game...
But we don't
in deep grass on D.
can't take a seat,
don't make a peep.
may have won
But we don't
At the good
old soccer game
probably enough of that tripe. I apologise to anyone who gets that terrible
song stuck in their head (either my version or Stompin Tom's).
Thanks to everyone who
made it to the game. Even SuperFan Ellen. Her shouts of "Get moving you
bunch of desk jockeys" really inspired us to greater effort. It was great to see Roy there cheering for
the Bent Like Beckhamians. We need a mascot that isn't a grotty 43 year old!
We had a treat when we
witnessed the return of Tom (my groin hurts so please rub it). Tracy must have made him wear a sweater as he
was in fine form. Tom wanted me to encourage eveyone to pay him his $30 or I
may have to come have a little chat with you. I always used to protect him when
he was a kid and some bully (not Ian) was picking on him.
Stuart (the great wall)
made several amazing saves to go along with a few miscues (just kidding Stuie).
I'm not kidding.
thought that I was going to get a goal. Just one goal! For pity's sake can't I
just get a goal? It was not to be this week but I am going to shout a jug of
beer the night I finally get on the scoresheet. (Maybe you guys will pass to me
Carly (I'm too hung over
to play) gets a special award for the weakest excuse for missing a game in the
history of sport.
Peter gets a special
award for the best graft of Stampede 2006. Thanks to Pete for the copious
drink tickets. Too bad we gave away 100 of them when we left :( Those of you
who didn't get invited can complain here http://www.thefreedictionary.com/piss+off
I know what Tom means
when he said these letters take time. I didn't even add a picture of a scantily
clad athletic supporter... ok just one for each gender.