Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Six lessons in Burridge

Our friend, Jimmy Bastard, suggested on his last blog post, which you can see here , that I raise six pointers that will give the uninitiated a better understanding of life at Burridge, so here goes:



1. Greg Baker (pictured) hasn't missed a penalty kick since blazing over Tim Flowers' crossbar at Wembley stadium, whilst warming the Southampton goalkeeper up before their 3-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the hotly anticipated 1992 Zenith Data Systems Cup. What memories, you can see the game here


2. Burridge featured on BBC's Newsnight in January 2007 after former red headed Burridge centre-half, Paul Dyke, wrote a of letter of complaint to the Southern Daily Echo, comparing Southampton referee, Mark Rayment's comment to him of, 'oi, ginger - shut up,' to a racist slur.




3. I passed out with heat exhaustion after twenty-two miles of the 2005 Siberian Marathon in Omsk. Former Burridge legend and soon to be Dad, Scott Burnet did finish the 26 miles, then had to fanny around in taxis looking for me in hospital.





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4.Sometimes I'm a little hard on my former housemate, Jay Schwodler, and his ability on the football field. As you'll see quite clearly by watching the video above, that was shot on location in France by Lee Fielder, I feel my bitching is totally vindicated.


5.Burridge were given the kiss of death by Rod Sutherland in the 6th September 2008 edition of the Southampton Sport Echo, who predicted Burridge would finish in second place in senior division one of the Drew Smith Group Southampton Football League. The man must be a clown.



6.I'm a heterosexual man, but never tire of admiring the magnificence of Lee Fielder stood naked in the shower. I won't lie to you, sometimes it gets so cold, by the time I get to the shower my old trouser mouse is reduced to nothing more than an acorn. But Lee, despite only being 5 foot 6 in his shoes, hangs like a proud cucumber at a vegetable growing competition.




This is the tip of the iceberg, I hope it serves to give you a better understanding of Burridge. Maybe I should have posted Steve Whitfield's inspirational team talk before the game with Meon Valley champions, Fareham Sacred Hearts? I know it got the players going.

I'm sure I've missed some gems, lads. Perhaps you could remind me...

16 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

Jay Schwodler's silky touch reminds me of the great Brazilian, Ze Fanta, who accompanied the 1958 World Cup Squad and kept them supplied with soft drinks. "We were never thirsty thanks to Ze Fanta," said Didi. I bet Schwodler could keep you guys belching though the 90 minutes.

The Gaffer said...

redbridge @ home Sat may be playing @ titchfield as Burridge pavilion has been vandalised watch this space.

Emerson Marks said...

The pavillion has been vandalised? By whom? It's miles from anywhere.

Emerson Marks said...

Schwodler, Schweppes...I'm a secret alco-pop drinker.

savannah said...

wicked sense of humor you have there, sugar! ;) xoxoxo

scarlet-blue said...

I like Lee too...
Sx

wilts said...

oh no not titchfield, this can't be happening!!!! Lets Play at Whitely instead.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Never mind where you play boys, just fecking win!

Next season I'm gonnae be mentioning you'se in the unofficial Celtic fanzine.

Don't let me doon, reet?

Emerson Marks said...
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Emerson Marks said...

C'mon, Wilts. You're the six foot three lynchpin of the back four.

Titchfield offers a fine playing surface. I just hope the moles have cleared off.

Jimmy has spoken. We need to reverse the previous two defeats.

Scarlet - if only your eyes could see what I've seen.

fields said...

Mark, can we start up a Lee Fielder fanclub? I know at least 3 people that would want to be in it, myself included of course..

Lads, the Boats are out...

Emerson Marks said...

"Lads, the boats are out...." Steve Whitfield 2003.

Fans favourite, Justin Newman, and I could send members videos of you.

fields said...

yeah.. i take it back.

wilts said...

Your right sandford, who cares where we play, lets f***** win!! Im not accepting 3 straight defeats, my dad taught me better than that. Just to say i won't be joining the fielder fan culb!!

fields said...

you'll get a free signed picture if you do kev..

scarlet-blue said...

Scarlet - if only your eyes could see what I've seen

More pics please...
Sx

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