Anyone fancy a kick-about...

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saintbletch posted this 10 December 2015 - Last edited 27 January 2016

...in the new year?

I'm putting together a couple of 5-a-side teams for a one off game in mid-January. It'll be in the Eastleigh / Southampton area and I've got a couple of places to fill. 

Standard and experience is very mixed and on average I'm guessing we'll be pretty average.

We're a bunch of late 30s, late 40s and mid-50s blokes (and one female).

After we see who can still walk the next day, we'll probably enter a team into a local 5-a-side league.

There will be beer!

 

No time wasters pls.

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Rallyboy posted this 10 December 2015

Maybe.....

ant posted this 10 December 2015

Hell yes. Taken a sabbatical from my league team and could do with some playing time. I'm about 4 months out but when fit I run. A lot.

Halo Stickman posted this 10 December 2015

Well, this week we've had Lou's fire thread, now Bletch is arranging some footie; all we need now is someone to organise some greyhound racing on the beach.

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saintbletch posted this 11 December 2015

Excellent, ant. 

Maybe excellent, Raleighboy. 

ant, can I just check the you read the bit about there being a football match, and didn't just skip straight to the part about beer? 

Raleighboy, why so coy? What are the factors that will make you a yes or a no? 

 

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Areola Grandee posted this 11 December 2015

Unfortunately I am unfit, overweight, with fucked knees and an agressive on the field personna that involved multiple sendings off - think 'Benson' physique crossed with the 'Whacko's' attitude.... so the fact I live 450miles North is probably a good thing?

 

(Sorry Bletch, is this timewasting?) 

Areola Grandee posted this 11 December 2015 - Last edited 11 December 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

Excellent, ant. 

Maybe excellent, Raleighboy. 

ant, can I just check the you read the bit about there being a football match, and didn't just skip straight to the part about beer? 

Raleighboy, why so coy? What are the factors that will make you a yes or a no? 

 

 He's not sure if his 80's shorts are appropriate, or if this involve will ridicule or even a pasting - Here he is ready for his last match

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Halo Stickman posted this 11 December 2015

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Unfortunately I am unfit, overweight, with fucked knees and an agressive on the field personna that involved multiple sendings off - think 'Benson' physique crossed with the 'Whacko's' attitude.... so the fact I live 450miles North is probably a good thing?

 

(Sorry Bletch, is this timewasting?) 

 No problem, Gay: Bletch can do your fetching and carrying; you can do fancy flicks and headers.

Rallyboy posted this 11 December 2015

I'm in.

But when you play one or two games a week you're not sure whether you'll be walking at any given time.

And those shorts are way too long, I favour the 1980 ones that physically hurt the genitals - it gives you an edge that only pain can do.

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saintbletch posted this 11 December 2015

Originally posted by Halo Stickman

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Unfortunately I am unfit, overweight, with fucked knees and an agressive on the field personna that involved multiple sendings off - think 'Benson' physique crossed with the 'Whacko's' attitude.... so the fact I live 450miles North is probably a good thing?

 

(Sorry Bletch, is this timewasting?) 

 No problem, Gay: Bletch can do your fetching and carrying; you can do fancy flicks and headers.

That's right Halo, I am Deschamps' water carrier to Gay's Cantona brilliance.

saintbletch posted this 11 December 2015

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Unfortunately I am unfit, overweight, with fucked knees and an agressive on the field personna that involved multiple sendings off - think 'Benson' physique crossed with the 'Whacko's' attitude.... so the fact I live 450miles North is probably a good thing?

 

(Sorry Bletch, is this timewasting?) 

The only bit that delineates you from me there is the 450 miles north.

I play 11-a-side on a Monday night and my knees, through the medium of pain, are making it clear that I need to run less.

That, and the fact that they now bend backwards like a flamingo's..

Areola Grandee posted this 11 December 2015

If this old and knackered frame is indeed a welcome participant, then I suggest you aquire a mannekin and dress it appropriately and stick it in midfield... given my mobility in this area, I suggest that any difference between this and the real me, will be of little significance or consequence. However, it may become evident that it is indeed only a 'fake' when back in the pub.

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saintbletch posted this 11 December 2015

Originally posted by Rallyboy

I'm in.

But when you play one or two games a week you're not sure whether you'll be walking at any given time.

And those shorts are way too long, I favour the 1980 ones that physically hurt the genitals - it gives you an edge that only pain can do.

Excellent.

I'll share more details once I've got them.

As I said the standard will be pretty mixed so if you're walking you'll likely be flying down the 'wing' in relation to the 'defenders'.

Halo Stickman posted this 11 December 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

Originally posted by Halo Stickman

Originally posted by Gay Abandon

Unfortunately I am unfit, overweight, with fucked knees and an agressive on the field personna that involved multiple sendings off - think 'Benson' physique crossed with the 'Whacko's' attitude.... so the fact I live 450miles North is probably a good thing?

 

(Sorry Bletch, is this timewasting?) 

 No problem, Gay: Bletch can do your fetching and carrying; you can do fancy flicks and headers.

That's right Halo, I am Deschamps' water carrier to Gay's Cantona brilliance.

 Funny that Bletch because I picture you more Terry Hurlock.

Coxford_lou posted this 11 December 2015

Zimmerframe footie. This could be quite a spectacle! lou_wink2

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Coxford_lou posted this 11 December 2015

Can we live stream it?!

Sadoldgit posted this 11 December 2015

Originally posted by ant

Hell yes. Taken a sabbatical from my league team and could do with some playing time. I'm about 4 months out but when fit I run. A lot.

 Shane???

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ant posted this 11 December 2015

Originally posted by saintbletch

ant, can I just check the you read the bit about there being a football match, and didn't just skip straight to the part about beer?  

Well played, sir. Nah - I can't think of anywhere in Eastleigh that serves decent beer anyway. wink 

ant posted this 11 December 2015 - Last edited 11 December 2015

Originally posted by Gay Abandon 

 He's not sure if his 80's shorts are appropriate, or if this involve will ridicule or even a pasting - Here he is ready for his last match

6m32s to 8m57s in this:

Rallyboy posted this 11 December 2015

The boys are back in the barracks!

lifeintheslowlane posted this 11 December 2015

Even now I think I could still pace myself to play 90 minutes..not football though.

Last time I played...against advice (the missus) I had to play the last hour with a groin strain. Yes I had to...after saying I wasn't too old there was no way I was going to leave the field clutching my nether regions.lou_angry

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