Monday, 5 February 2007

BURRIDGE AFC 2-1 BISHOPSTOKE

Burridge notched their second win on the bounce against Bishopstoke. Many will recall that Bishopstoke were the opposition when Ginger-gate was born forty-two days earlier. This caused both the BBC and the tabloids to scrum fervently to get the truth behind this radical incident. This resulted in the general public daring to dream about the possibility of a utopian world, whereupon red haired individuals would be treated as equal members of society. The full impact of human rights activist Paul Dyke – the flame headed protagonist of what is now being called the hair war, and his moral crusade against the derogatory use of the G word, won’t be known for years, perhaps even decades. The history books will be those responsible for his immortal effigy. Dyke’s absence from this fixture, only served to fuel rumours of his fragile state of health as a result of constant media hounding.

Anonymous claims have been made of his sighting in dark glasses and long coat, about to flee the country by private helicopter to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. Further speculation suggested his doing so is in order to lead a militant vigilante organisation known as the Ginger Panthers, who are financed by an unnamed underground consortium; whilst operating a strict code of zero tolerance to hairism. At the time of going to press this hasn’t been fully substantiated. Many Burridge players believed that Bishopstoke’s changed jerseys of bright orange were a coded message of solidarity to the missing centre-half. But again, this was never fully substantiated. Influential drifter Jaimie Hewitt put Burridge a goal up, when he calmly slotted home. Greg Baker made the game safe from the penalty spot after Bryn Schwodler’s weaving left wing run was stopped by foul means. ‘Stoke pulled one back late on, but it wasn’t enough.

4-4-2: S.Schwodler, L.Sanderson, S.Froud, M.Sanderson, J.Schwodler, J.Newman, M.Reeves, K.Hewitt, G.Baker, B.Schwodler, J.Hewitt. Unused sub: M.Birks

Scorers: J.Hewitt, G.Baker (pen)
Booked: J.Hewitt

42 comments:

Dykey said...

well done excellant result esp. as i understand with low numbers.

Well done bakes for another pen. and hewitt with a goal and a booking - over celebration?!?!?!?!?!?

long way to go but if we can beat those around us hopefully 4th could be on the cards?

PS where was Ben this w/e?

Steve Sutton: cross eyed keeper slur. said...

Ben Hutton had a pre arranged family commitment. Another game, another referee is welcomed into Burridge's plentiful bosom.

Dykey said...

why who called him a Wa@#ker - was it that milded mannered hewitt again or bakes

Benaldinho said...

Sorry i wasn't there boys but great to c another win weve got priory this sat so lets make 9/9points!!!
like dykey said 4th could easily be ours and we beat the teams above us who knows maybe the prem nxt season cu all wed

Steve Mclaren said...

Keep saying my name. "Steve Maclaren, Steve Maclaren, Steve Maclaren." You'll notice you no longer no who he is or what he does much like himself. But results are key. Absolutley key.

Goals don't win games. Rich Allan does. said...

If - or should I say when - Rich Allan returns, he'll probably want all free-kicks and penalties. Remember his penalty in the 2005 Cup Final at Cams Alders?

Bring back Richard Allan lobby said...

I remember Rich Allan's best game. It was February 2001. The venue was Osbourne Road, Warsash. The opponents were Blues reserves (later known as Bold Forester, Philipa to some). It was the semi final of the Southampton B Cup. Allan put Burridge one up with a ferocious 25 yarder. Then he got sent off for swearing. Yeah, Jay Schwodler got the winner. What happened to him?

fields said...

written with great expertise once again marcus.

it got me thinking, being part of burridge afc reminds oneself of last nights superbowl.

no, not with the expected worldwide audience of 1 billion tuning in to catch up on our weekly fortunes. But hyped up, good in bits (with the odd flare up) and genrally boring.

not a great one for the fans again, but at least we are winning.

with constant cries from the 'stoke players of "fuck off mush, i'll fuckin' do ya" and "what da fuck was dat ref" thank god we didnt let them do the double over us.

jay schwodler?? rich allan?? are these names being made up?

Scotty B said...

Whatever happened to that mature centre-half we had right at the start of our adult playing careers. He went by the name of Wayne! He was fairly competent at scoring from corners but only lasted a season.

He helped me with my dissertation but seemed to drop off the face of the earth when he had to come back in for testing. Rumor has it he runs marathons now. God knows he better keep running because if get hold of him...

Sonny Burnet said...

By the way, great result on saturday guys. Jay, did you get your own back on that centre-half that chinned you?

DAVE GURD said...

Ah yes, Wayne Fletcher. Drafted in bt Steve Whitfield during teh 1997/98 Sunday afternoon Meon Valley division four, to stabilise those Burridge reserves rookies. Who could forget his goal at Burridge against Froxfield? What's that, you forgot? Well, from a corner he sent in a towering header. He celebrated with a forward roll. He had a lovely little 'tache, and had Burridge done a Wind of The Willows production, he would have been ratty defo, with Barrie Betchers being badger, Barry Smith being mole and Rich Allan being toad.

phil wiseman said...

Hey, don't forget about me. Lets talk about all the goals I scored for Burridge. Mark, get the stats book out....

ALL I WANT FOR CHRIMBO IS AN IZAAK WALTON AWAY KIT said...

I recall a chilly afternoon away to Waterlooville Bobs XI reserves. Phil Wiseman was on hand at the edge of the box to side foot home number three. Incidentally, does anyone recall Dave Gurd's last gasp equaliser versus the same opposition in early '98? Unparamounted quality. Unparamounted.

pete said...

good win all twelve of you contributed including Matt lets keep grinding out results and who knows where we will finish.The pitch was not the best but the same for both sides old cliche i know see you lot at the far post.the gaffer

iceman said...

Good couple of wins lads, hopefully c u all at training tonight.

Davey Gurd said...

Excuse me...I scored?

fields said...

i think i'd rather come training and stay in goal all night, rather than sitting through 90 mins watching england pump long balls up to crouch.

phil neville left back, kieran dyer in the hole, lampard left mid-field. AND he's starting wright-phillips. my god mclaren, what are you doing to us.

A very strange Dave Gurd said...

Does anyone remember that time i freaked out on the pitch and starting talking to myself? Scotty B, you were there to hear my madness!

scotty B said...

As I remember, Dave had just f#*/ed up and someone (possibly everyone) let him know what they thought of him. From playing as an attacking left wing, he voluntarily slipped rapidly to a very defensive left back, maybe even a sweeper.

Despite attempts to move him forward, he preferred to hang back, kick the ground and mutter to himself...much like Dustin Hoffman in Rainman. A very strange individual.

Does anyone remember when Dave took a free-kick at Burridge with his left-foot because Bryn told him to? The amazing thing was that Smith got a flick on and scored. What type of person takes a free-kick his none preferred foot because bryn told him to?

I say again...very strange!

Joyless sex said...

Gurd was last seen starting out the 45th lutharian church of the Wiseman-Smith order, which bestowed the values of wearing your entire football kit including shin-pads to the pre game rendez-vous.

He began communicating so infrequently with the outside world that he actually became an inanimate object. He currently resides in Skegness as a door bell.

Goals don't win games, Rich Allan does. said...

Do you remember me, before I became a pastiche of myself? Well, I'm getting back to what I do best. No, not glean through footie catalogues for newer Adidas Predators - instead, midfield domination. I want to come home to Burridge.

Dykey said...

Rish allen doing what he does best - what getting hammered and snogging spider women

Goals don't win games, Rich Allan does said...

Remember the motto: Goals don't win games, Rich Allan does. Says it all, really.

Blast from the past said...

Ah meon valley Football. Who could forget those heady days of Tony Spencer running the line, Darren Gough scissor tackles in midfield, or, quite possibly the most intelligent member of the team, Scott burnett, mistaking the A3 for the M3. Hampshire Ambulance service had to be put on standby as Colin Barfoot was forced to start a game........

GOUGH'S KNEES BUCKLED said...

Meon Valley, indeed. High Rivers, the Linden leas and Bobs. Hamble boss in Southampton cup quarter final at Osborne road going blarney that Steve Whitters had no key to changing room. I'll never forget his rallying call before the Fareham game. "Boats are out lads!"

Dykey said...

That was my first ever game that i came to watch you guys - the "boats are out" one. If only i had had the honour to play under him!!

UGLY BADGERS said...

I had a long relationship with the Whitmeister. In August 1990, he made me captain of Botley Barracudas. We'd pit our wits against the likes of Wellow & Eastleigh Tornadoes in the Eastleigh district league on Saturday mornings. I left to join Botley AFC. But rejoined Whitters in '93. The final straw at AFC when I was bought on as sub for 3 seconds. Then after being asked if I had my boots, asked to give them to Michael Edwards. Bob Gregory was the manager. Sadist cunt.

Scotty B said...

Sure...I f@#$ed up in those early days. Winchester...Waterlooville! I remember Mark was livid saying 'put it in a quadratic equation and he'd find his way there.' It was the last time I ever went to ask Matt for directions. Apparently their manager lived there though.

I wouldn't say I was one of the most intelligent members of the team though. Afterall, I only have a Sports Science degree...it's not proper degree!

M.E.Sanderson said...

I had a thing about some grounds. I felt Wicker Rec never wanted me there. Wicker Rec couldn't help me thinking of the Wicker man. Never helpful in pre-match preparation.

fields said...

i remember playing in that game mark. the game you were asked to hand over your boots. i used the trophey we received as league champions that season, as a doorstop for many years. then i destroyed it when i threw one of my tantrums.

who remembers playing lynx sports over portsmouth way, and scott upsetting their 25st central mid-fielder? who incidentally felt the need to barge into our changing room after the match, to give scott a good hiding.

steve whits had his finger on the call button of his mobile phone, ready to contact the police as we were leaving!

Frazer Hewlitt said...

does anyone remember Barry Smith taking a post match thump from either a centre back who looked like richard ashcroft, or his thug-like defensive partner. Think that was wicor rec too

pete said...

congrats to Justin new baby boy born today Alex 8.14 another newman on the rampage

Scotty B said...

God help us! Congratulations Justin.

Marks Old Team Leader! said...

Mark will be leaving my bosom a week to this very day....

quite glad really, as he dont have bite hard!

Best of luck at Matchtech!

Anonymous said...

good luck 4 the next couple of games lads... get max points for us please and just maybe we'll find a striker that CAN finish his corn flakes.
Although i'd sooner see the games rained off!
B.Schwodleplops.

Antony Pearn said...

w-w-w-was this weeks g-g-g-ame called off?

Stuart Newman said...

Are you guys ever going to play a game? At this rate football will replace cricket as the number one summer sport.

benaldinho said...

alrite boyz r we playing at wellands?
if so could someone put on the blog directions from southampton mine and sandy, giggs, bryn n jay sort of area much obliged

Scotty B said...

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The 55 year old star once famously broke Sean Connery’s arm while teaching him fight techniques on the film set.

Internationally acclaimed blues band launches tour in Canada January 2007; Continues On Through Europe in March

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Honoring the last of the Delta Blues legends, “MOJO PRIEST” (Ark 21/Universal) is a soulful collection of new and old sounds re-made. Seagal and Thunderbox joined up with some of the best in the genre, including Hurbert Sumlin who played with Muddy Waters, and for 25 years, with Howlin’ Wolf.

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pete said...

Just to let you lads know that at the end of the month training will be cancelled due to our fixture backlog.I think once the weather is better we will be playing three times a week plus some double headers

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Catherine Tate said...

If 10% of gingers commit suicide by the tender age of 16, then how does this compare with the national average?

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