Tuesday, 27 November 2007


Saturday 24th November

So eighteen winters have passed and we find ourselves with parched throats standing at the bar of the Bugle in Botley and for Sam Hewitt, whose birthday it is this very day, a new age. The age of man and with it his very first legal pint. The rest of them lean on the bar waiting to be served, listening to the latest scores coming in from the wide-screen TV behind them.

Jeff Stelling says, "….The deadlocks’s been broken at the Emirates." His hair’s still a suspicious shade of dark brown. "….And Arsenal have had to wait almost eighty minutes to get it."

Arsenal and Sam Hewitt both. The young man will have to wait a little bit longer. There’s only one member of staff behind the bar, but it’s not the girl who’s expecting and not the young lad who’s usually good for a couple of quid on the football card. No. Some bloke who’s all beady eyes and long face.

Burridge didn’t have to wait so long on the field of play. Inmar put up little resistance and it was all over after twenty minutes as crash! A lonely Inmar defender confirmed to the world he got the final touch to a Rob Kelly cross by lying prostate in the mud with his head in his hands. Bang! Ryan Jones thumped home number two. Wallop! Justin Newman cracked home direct from a corner. A fourth came early in the second half from the head of Rob Kelly. Arsenal are top. Burridge are third. Just not in the same division.

B.Stanfield, J. Schwodler, P.Dyke, K.Hewitt, L.Sanderson, R.Jones, J.Newman (M.Sanderson), J.Hewitt (M.Reeves), R.Kelly, S.Hewitt, S.Schwodler

Booked: P.Dyke, S.Schwodler


pete said...

great football first half probably one of our best performances against a poor side or did we make them look poor!!I missed the second half through a call out but great to keep a clean sheet.We are away to Sporting wessex on Sat @ Gangwarily Fawley where Blackfield & Langley play 2pm ko.I am away this weekend so I have asked Phil& Matt birks to take over the reigns for the day.I will select the team and see you all on Wed training 8pm. Keep up the good work 10pts out of 12 lets carry that form away from home.The teams behind us are all winning too so we can not afford any slip ups.the gaffer

Anonymous said...

not a well written blog this week,seems to have missed a few things out,for example luke falling over every 5 minutes when the little wee man strode by him, then the man himself who writes for fun missed an open goal from 2 yards but managed to hit the post,then there's lee who was left in charge...i leave it at that, because i could write a book on lee

pete said...

i forgot to mention Lee thanks for taken up the management mantel in the second half I heard you made some inspired substitutions after i had left @ 4 nil up.we also lost a match ball was that the one Sandy missed?the gaffer

Mark Sanderson said...

First off, it wasn't two yards. It was one yard. Tight angle too. Taught me a lesson though. I need to get to bed early and get fit. And sort my life out. And one or two other things. Justin was magnificent though. Really good.

Van Der Sar said...

2nd best defensive record in the league as well!

fields said...

justins' goal was amazing, definitely the best of the game.

and anon.. i have loads of pics of myself if you want to take them off my hands. you could put them all together and make it a picture book. that way you wont have to tax your brain writing words and sentences.

Anonymous said...

Phil Birks can not make Sat so Matt will be in charge.Like I said Wednesday give Matt all your support remember I picked the team.All the best Sat I will be on the phone after the match to see how we raired.the gaffer

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