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Monday Night At Sports Planet: 17 August 2009

The default line ups were:

  • Reds: Gilbert, Neil M, Bobby, Joel, Sze Kuan
  • Blacks: Wade, Alex F, Damian Y, Adam, Rais

Blacks won by around 3 goals. The score was something like 18-15 or something like that. Last nite was a contrast of playing styles, while the Reds were running hard and dribbling, the Blacks were leisurely stroking and passing the ball around without much running ala Berbatov! πŸ™‚

However, there seemed to be some chemistry in the Black team (maybe cos Wade was playing with his Bro …psychic connection?) their passing was superb and the Reds had a hard time coping with the opportunities and openings created by the sharp passing. Gradually, Reds became fatigued and Blacks were helped by some real sharp shooting as well.

Wade had many goals to his credit with his intuitive interceptions in Reds defence and shooting skills. So did Adam, Alex and Rais.

I have to say this Black side was kind of unusual for me without the hard running and constant attack, the times that I did come out of goal (stayed in most of the match cos of ankle injury), it disrupted the Blacks flowing passing and so perhaps it was for the best as they seemed to have it down pat!

On the Reds side, Gilbert was commendable as always, a wall in defence and made it v difficult to get past. Joel has good runs in attack and scored a couple, alas unlucky for him many of his shots hit the post as well. Neil was the dynamo of the team and in the midfield causing all sorts of problems while Sze Kuan (not used to seeing him out of goal) was threatening on several occasions.

ps. Noticed 1 thing tho’ which was a repeat of what happened at the last match I played. There was a disputed handball situation and some players stopped play while the the other side continued and as a result scored! (unfortunately this was my only goal of the nite :(. Tempers of course frayed as a result. How do we avoid this? I know the obvious answer is for each player to continue until all the players have literally stopped since we do not have a referee. But wld be good to have a system or play it in good gentlemanly spirit. πŸ™‚

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  1. Gilbert
    Tue 18 August 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Having Wade on your team is a good thing. Having his brother there as well is a real bonus! The dynamic duo caused havoc, with a potent passing game together with the likes of Alex, Adam and Damian. Reds did well to keep up but was chasing the game from the start. Sloppy goalkeeping and defending from the Reds made sure Blacks were victorious with the scoreline something like 20 to 17. Blacks were putting it in from all angles, shots from everywhere and everyone. Reds were unlucky numerous times, squandering open chances and finding the posts too many times and with Joel only putting on his scoring boots towards the last 15 minutes. A good game of attacking football as the score suggests.

  2. rajiv
    Tue 18 August 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Sorry Damian, your comment didn’t appear earlier as it got caught by the blog’s spam filter. I’m not sure why.

    Anyway, I’ve moved your comment into the post, so you have your first post under your belt (since being added as an author in February!).

    As to whether to stop play for a foul, the Routine Session Rules & Principles provides:

    If a player involved in a passage of play calls a foul, play it back to one of the goalkeepers until it is agreed that is is a foul. If it is disputed, the game continues from the goalkeeper who has possession of the ball. If necessary, the dispute can be resolved later on the blog. Don’t just leave the ball for the opposing side and stop playing. Sometimes, they will continue and score.

    The Routine Schedule page also states “Please read … the latest rules & principles”.

    I know most participants don’t read that stuff, but you’ll find it covers most issues.

  3. Damian
    Tue 18 August 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Great thanks Jiv! Am guilty of not reading the Rules & Principles ;0 but makes sense, so I guess there will be no “advantage” in this game due to the absence of an arbiter referee πŸ™‚

  4. Imran
    Wed 19 August 2009 at 12:17 am

    Wow. 20-17 score line… that must have been a fast paced game. The most goals I ever saw in a match I play in was about 14. Too bad I missed this one .. We were kicking it out in Turf city… literally at times.. πŸ˜›

    • Gilbert
      Thu 20 August 2009 at 12:21 pm

      This happened because everyone was focused on attacking and it is usually not a good idea to try stopping missle-like shots from Wade and Co. if you are the goalie.

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