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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby Fatbloke@football » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:47 am

RUNNING or what :crazy: :crazy:
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby Fatbloke@football » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:01 am

any of you guys use facebook as ive set up a group for us on there as well as I know a lot do not use the forum
check out
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1588616931370980/
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby happyinspain » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:59 pm

Apologies to our ever growing fan base for the lack of a match report last week.
Due to the Charlie Hebdo attack and the blog team’s use of characterizations, they were running scared.
But we’ve toughened up, we are back.

‘Je Suis Charlie’ :clap: :clap:

And to the news, approaches have been made by rival teams for most of our squad in this January transfer window, despite huge sums being offered the management have stood firm regardless of the huge profits available just to keep our amazing team together and keep our 100% record in tact. :thumbup:

Once again it looks like Eastleigh are walking scared, as still they are unable or unwilling to confirm a date for our match. :D

Finally the news from Westleigh Park, the management and backroom boys are keeping their eye in with regular games of darts, with Lee ‘The Power’ Bradbury leading the way, taking this on board but with the health and safety issues for the over 50’s eyesight issues, we will be keeping our eye in with classes in knitting, crochet or for the more adventurous………..Cross stitch. :oops: :oops: :oops:


We welcome again our largest turnout to date with 2 newcomers, Robbie the Yeti our first overseas player who commutes from Iceland, and also welcome to Chris the Late! This week we missed jeff the influential obviously active in the transfer market back at HQ.

The initial warm up was taken by Joe the Mighty, after 5 minutes of body breaking running Galesy saved us with some relatively uncomplicated passing drills, and so to the match.

Engulfed in the darkness of a stormy winters morning the 8 baby blues were to take on the 8 vivid pinks in a committed encounter as the freezing rain swept the pitch and soaked the 16 brave and true, but dampened spirts were not and the tempo started high.

A very tight match ensued with a goalless first half, despite the skill and precision of Joe the Mighty and the ballerina-esque style of the Wok, the line hugging Matt the Miss and the balance and flair of Dave the Rave (AKA Dave the New), the second half started a furious pace with many crunching tackles (SORRY PETE), Dave the Silent But Deadly (AKA Dave the Not So New) took on the strikers role for the Vivids it all started to come together with the vivids pressing the deadlock was soon broken with a stunning brace by Dave SBD, despite the cunning defensive moves of Pete the Fast, the almighty Robbie the Yeti and the workaholic Rob the Fit, within minutes Dave SBD had the taken the match ball with his first hat trick, despite the athleticism of the blues keeper Tony the Wall.

As the Blues pressed ever harder to get back into the game, Matt the Miss morphed into Matt the Protector with his first ever stint in goal, the onslaught continued with Chris the late pressing, but the defensive skills of George the safe and Stewart the Voice working in tandem to great effect, and the effervescent ball control of John the Nipper clearing the box. Completely against play Paul the Anxious (renamed after his consternation of how he may look in a £15 track suit) took a wonderful ball past the keeper and the Vivids were 4-0 up. Clive the Nimble was always on hand finding good space.
The final score 4-0 to the Vivids a flattering score line for a very even contest.

Just to mention a few incidents, Paul the Anxious with a vicious shot on goal was blocked by Robbie the Yeti using his wedding tackle to save the shot OUCH, we must mention Rob the Nipper who treated us all to a view of his great bar tan as he changed his shirt and finally as sirens erupted from the College and the sky grew darker all were concerned as to what was happening……… It was only the Wok changing his shirt :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


Thanks as always to all my fellow athletes for another great hour, also to Galesy for his continued support for help the aged
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby happyinspain » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:05 pm

Welcome all to the latest instalment of the HAWKS over 50’s walking football update.

First, the news. Pressure has been building on the ‘South Coast Special One’ in the transfer window, inundated with yet more transfer requests for the ‘Fabulous Fourteen’, obscene figures have been bandied about (no not you Derek), yet still Galsey stands strong. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


At long last the ‘Friendly’ with Eastleigh a date has been set, but the crafty beasts are trying to change the timings to a 2-30pm kick off from the original 11.00am, as I’m sure you’re all aware at our age an afternoon nap is vital so the time has to be changed. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Westleigh Park update, both ‘The Special One’ and ‘Lord Bradders’ endured a 3 mile run today, we were all very impressed with their fitness commitment, it actually turns out they were being chased by the ‘Style Police’, whilst on the subject of style, we have to mention Adi Aymes who shall be named Adi the eloquent, so reminiscent of Leslie Philips……Ding Dong :oops: :oops: :oops:


To the astro, today we were 14, we miss John the Nipper struggling with an injury, Dave the Rave moving house and Chris the Late to be known as Chris the Very Late, we welcome Mo to be known as Mo the Polite.
A sigh of relief echoed around Southdowns arena as Galesy took the warm up rather than Joe the Mighty……..Phew
We started with a relatively tame passing exercise which when footballs and directions were introduced mutated into a complex fiasco, enough of that…to the match :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:


A beautiful sunny and slightly crisp morning welcomed our match, where the atmosphere held a somewhat electric charge, the eager anticipation of the squad all attempting to better themselves could be sensed. The vivacious 7 Vivids v the 7 Bubbly Blues, 30 minutes of frenetic action to decide this week’s victors.

Once again a very tight match ensued with all players finding their positions and committing to the ball, decent foot to foot passing throughout and good build up play, this made for a quality match with the final score 2 all.

With oodles of skill from all this week I must start with The Wok hard work, determination…….a joy to behold, Stewart the Voice controlling from defence and so quick to the ball, George the Safe creative inventive football and a sparkling spell between the sticks, The Yeti resourceful original football. Our very own colossus, which is Joe the Mighty, back on form with an outstanding display and a back flick wonder goal. Dave SBD crucial in any team and another cracking goal. Paul the Anxious monumental presence in centre midfield, Rob the Fit safe in defence, agile and innovative. Mo the Polite ( named after being head-butted without retaliation) fitted in very well with some worthy skills on display, Clive the Nimble was EVERYWHERE a player of note. Matt the Miss, still searching for that ‘Je ne sais quoi’, so keeps his name. Tony the Wall brilliant, in goal and a power on the pitch, nice goal Tony. Jeff the Influential always a threat in that central role, a real intimidator. Last but by no means least the incredible defence of Pete the Fast brave and strong. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Today’s performance agreed by all and seconded by Galesy was our best performance to date. :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup: :clap:

Finally, could I ask my fellow athletes to suggest an anthem that represents our incredible team. This will be played at the start of all training sessions, matches and tournaments. Maybe ‘Help the Aged’ by Pulp, or to be more serious perhaps ‘Seven Nation Army’ The White Stripes.
:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
With track suits imminent Paul the Anxious entered into a deep and meaningful discussion with the kit supplier and the hierarchy at WLP, the outcome is still unsure. :x :x

With a March tournament looming, we will be working on a few set pieces next week. these to include 'How to take out a scummer' first class referee abuse and 'trash the clubhouse' So for any comedy enthusiasts come on down
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
And as always, thank you to all my fellow athletes for a great couple of hours to the ‘Special One’ for his patience and comedy with us all :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby Probably Shirts » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:35 pm

Excellent report as ever Matt, captures the moment brilliantly.

On the subject of the Anthem:
it should reflect our senior status, the flecks of silver that adorn our noble brows;
it should reflect our machine-like capacity for steamrollering the opposition;
it should acknowledge our representing the mighty HAWKS;
it should acknowledge the Special One, a Gale being a very special kind of wind.

So it must be "Silver Machine" by Hawkwind.

Simples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfniG-AdSC4
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby happyinspain » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:49 pm

Brilliant, great tune, great title :clap:
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby RKelly » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:52 am

Yeah I'd go for that too!!
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby happyinspain » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:45 pm

Gents

After spending much of the morning reviewing our anthem, the title I thought most fitting was

ONE STEP BEYOND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-uyWAe0NhQ
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby jcwm » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:59 pm

Love the "One Step Beyond". They are definitely NOT running. We should practice the walk in the video and use it for walking on to the pitch before our tournament games. :lol:
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby Fatbloke@football » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:14 pm

whats wrong with under the moon of love ???
if its good enough for the first team its good enough for the best team
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4_Vf5VgEM :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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