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.
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...