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Sun 11 January 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

We lined up as follows at FICO earlier this evening.

  • Blacks:  Boris, Yaseen, Yaseen’s friend, Zai, Rajseran, me
  • Whites/Colours:  Ronak’s colleague’s son Jit, his friend, Desmond, and Franco’s Brazilian colleagues, Eduardo Carlos, Alex and Maya.

Although both sides showed nice touches, it took a while for the scoring to start, with Blacks taking a 2-1 lead.

Whites rustiness and lack of fitness began to tell, as Blacks pulled ahead 7-2.

Franco then came on for Whites as a rolling substitute, and stayed to the end.  Franco had not come prepared to play, and did not have any sports shoes, so he played in socks, as did one of the Brazilians (Carlos).

Blacks then tried to samba, but fell asleep instead.  Boris was off his best, which left Rajseran to speculate as to why that was.

Blacks were shaken as Whites pulled back the score and levelled it at 7-7.

Blacks finally woke up, and pulled ahead 9-7, one of the goals coming from a defensive mix-up by Whites.  Whites again pulled back to 9-9, before Blacks finally pulled away to win 18-12 after 1 hour 15 minutes, with Franco scoring the last goal of the game.

There were several well worked goals.  The score could have been much higher, with several good saves, both sides hitting the posts and cross-bar several times, and squandering several other chances.

Attacking was the order of the day.

Overall, it was a good game, with spells of excellent passing and movement from both sides.

Franco and I had a longish chat about Life, The Universe And Everything after the game.

As an unranked game, the game scores as a half win for Blacks, and a draw for Whites.  Also, as an unranked game, there is no player poll.

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  1. Boris
    Mon 12 January 2009 at 9:25 am

    “left Rajseran to speculate as to why that was.”

    Haha. I played badly because I think I pulled my groin and not what Rajseran thinks :|. I had trouble walking up the stairs later. 🙂 I’m still playing today but will rethink about playing on Wednesday after today’s performance.

  2. yaseen
    Mon 12 January 2009 at 12:13 pm

    nice workout and good immaculate football.. however, everything should be done in good sportsmanship.. we must watch the way we tackle opponents and also the amount of dirty play involved.. 1 thing all of us tend to forget is that in the heat of moment, it wouldnt take long for any player to retaliate.. when that happens, God knows what it will lead too..

  3. yaseen
    Mon 12 January 2009 at 12:21 pm

    ya and 1 more thing. calling out an opponent’s name during a match IS NOT a bookable offence unless you call an opponent in a derogatory way or giving racists insults. checked with a friend who is a FIFA referee

  4. rajiv
    Mon 12 January 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Yaseen, saying things that are designed to confuse or distract an opponent may be considered unsporting behaviour, which is a cautionable offence. See http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Unsporting-behaviour

    Many referees may ignore it, but a referee can book a player for that.

    We can laugh it off if it happens between players who are good friends, but generally, I would discourage it.

  5. Franco
    Mon 12 January 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks one more time on behalf of my colleagues and they are looking forward for coming sunday

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