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Pay Yer Bills, Mase

There were strange goings-on last night at The Pitch.

Rumours circulated early in the evening: that The Fascists had roped in Fàbregas to play in their team, and that unusual betting patterns emanating from Singapore were being reported on the major gambling sites. Could it be that Blacks had mortgaged their homes to finance the short term loan of the Spaniard? How else to explain the sizzling impact of young Cesc and the unprecedented floodlight failure that took place? (See here and here). Police have been called to investigate.

While they are at it, the police should also investigate the withering away of the Red team as the Fascists won 14-8. A missing persons report should make particular mention of Comrade Tom.

Fascist Dictatorship: Clive, George, Ian, Mark C, Sze Kuan, visitor from Barcelona.
Proletarian Reds: Tom, Manuel, Santi, Reza, Yassen, Sushil.

Blacks passed well, defended well and finished well; they were the better team. All in all, they fully deserved to win, even discounting the soft goals cheaply conceded; and it doesn’t get cheaper than when the goal-keeper throws the ball against the opposition player’s backside and the ball richocets in.

Any other tidbits?

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  1. rajiv
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 8:25 am

    Ok, coming from Barcelona, I should have assumed Sushil’s guest was very good, and put him in as the highest ranked player.

  2. Manuel Mark L
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 9:59 am

    Jiv, suspect you do the bookings at Premier Pitch, if yes, note never to book the pitch we used yesterday. It was bad in that it was sloping downwards. No kids… It was not flat. One side plays downhill and the other up.. not to discount the final score. Blacks were all deserving.

    Match was pretty even till the floodlights went out. All in all, mobility of balcks whipped the asses off the Red team. Too bad, always next week i guess. But being in the Reds, we did fight back, and every goal we scored was canceled by some frivilous goal conceded on our end.. So our own fault, after a while also ‘demoralised’.

  3. rajiv
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 11:25 am

    Yes Mark, I’ve booked through to 9 February 2009. However, I don’t get to choose the pitch at the time of booking. It’s assigned by the Premier Pitch, probably on the day itself (same system at Sports Planet @ East Coast).

    Feel free to call The Premier Pitch and give your feedback directly to them. Their contact details are in the links to the right of this page.

  4. Ian
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 11:27 am

    After a period of prolonged and intense introspection, I’ve finally discovered the reason why I’m a FIOFAFI member – just to read Comrade Tom’s brilliantly spun match reports is worth the very server it’s written/stored on.

    But he can be forgetful at times.

    Tom, you forgot to mention that – budding arsonist that you are – you burnt Mase’s business card in a fit of rage and almost set the place alight (even if your football did not)?

  5. Tue 18 November 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Re. The pitch at The Pitch: it’s been some time since we played on the far pitch (#2) at the left side (facing away from the office). The slope was noticeable. Actually, we were due to get Pitch #1 (near side, facing away from the office) – I saw it written on the board – but for some reason but the thieving scouse bastard at the office, some horizontal no-good lazy piece of shit said something along the lines of “The other group came first”. Not true. By the way, this guy was a sneaky shit who thought about returning 4 ten dollar notes when I asked him to break a $50. He is not the usual guy.

    @Ian: I regularly wrote for Правда. Yes, I wanted to mention that card burning incident but I thought no-one would believe me given my history with Правда and propensity for its peculiar form of truthfulness.

    To be fair, though, having longed for that coveted Pulitzer, one tries to avoid “match reports” as such.

    Insofar as “the match report” aspect is concerned, however, it does occupy the last paragraph. I think it was a fair (and reasonable) perspective, don’t you think? One good way to counter any semblance of bias is to post alternative views of the game in the comments section here! As my friend once said:

    There are many kinds of eyes. Even the sphinx has eyes—and consequently there are many kinds of “truths,” and consequently there is no truth.

  6. Santi
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I’m not making any excuses for the defeat but Reds played with two injured players. Sushil was visibly slower and didn’t track back as often as he usually does. Yassem was also nursing a foot injury.

  7. Manuel Mark L
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks Jiv. i think since we cant choose pitches, then no need to call them to tell them. That pitch #2 is just a real piece of crap as far as gradient is concerned.. Ha Ha.

    Tom, reference the cheat.. i also beleive he is up to no good.. Heh Heh. Based on my expereicnes with the Permier Pitch and their junior tots soccer prog…

    Well.. Good workout nonetheless. Always a pleasure and great fun to be on the pitch with the guys on a Monday!

  8. rajiv
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 2:34 pm

    To be fair, though, having longed for that coveted Pulitzer, one tries to avoid “match reports” as such.

    As long as the line ups, final score and player of the session poll are covered, you can write about anything else you like. In fact, you do write about anything else you like.

  9. Manuel Mark L
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Anywya, i wrote an email (cc Rajiv) to the Premier Pitch to provide some feedback and ask that they never give us pitch #2 again. Based on a 1st come 1st serve philosophy, we should be given some priority since we are booked in till 9 Feb 2009? If not 1st, at least 2nd or 3rd. Surely not last…

  10. Reza
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Another fantastic report Tom, although if I remember correctly, the Catalans were the ones at the heart of the proliterian cause werent they? I’m not quite sure where Reds went wrong… it all started so promisingly. I suppose in a 50/50 game it’s the little things like the slope and a slight injuries which are enough to swing things. Unfortunately, it looks like Sushil might be out for another month or so.

  11. Tue 18 November 2008 at 5:43 pm

    @Reza: I am also at a loss (no pun intended). But even if we had played to our maximum ability, organised ourselves professionally, gave heart and soul to the cause last night, it may well be that it still wouldn’t have been enough. Borrowing from Ockham, we simply lost to the better team.

    Re. Spain and Proletariats, I must admit my sole compass is Orwell, and if I recall correctly, he made reference to the betrayal of the Catalan Marxists by the Stalin-backed Communists. So yes, you are correct, but I prefer to think of our Cesc as an evil Madrid-born, Franco-financed infiltrator.

  12. rajiv
    Thu 20 November 2008 at 9:40 am

    There could only have been one winner of the Cesc award couldn’t there – Cesc beat Cesc into second place.

  13. Man. Mark L
    Thu 20 November 2008 at 2:55 pm

    48 Hours after my email to the Premier Bitch, Opps, Pitch i mean.. i still dont have a reply. i wonder why.. i thot it was privately owned.. not the civil service..

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    Manuel Mark L Says:
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 2:38 pm
    Anywya, i wrote an email (cc Rajiv) to the Premier Pitch to provide some feedback and ask that they never give us pitch #2 again. Based on a 1st come 1st serve philosophy, we should be given some priority since we are booked in till 9 Feb 2009? If not 1st, at least 2nd or 3rd. Surely not last…

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