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November 08, 2004

Team News

We've been challenged by Cunning Kievs to a match at 11am Tuesday 9th of November 2004
Venue: Main Sports Hall.

The Stallions are currently sitting 7th in the table, with the challengers in 10th.

Team news as follows:

Missing through injury:
Daniel Baker (Broken and bruised collar bone, 4–5 weeks)
Daniel O'Flynn (Scurf of the testicles, 2–3 weeks)

Missing through lectures:
Mark Hadris (Introduction to Reprobativity)

Loans in:
Debbie Simcock (From Warwick Ladies 1st and 2nds)

Trialists in:
Miles Dennis (Unattached- 1 week)

Starting line up from:
Owen Bellamy
Nathaniel Christopher
Miles Dennis
Daryl Jackson
David Pickles
Stephen Pond
Debbie Simcock

Reaction to Match 3

"We knew there was going to be a fight on. We KNEW there was going to be a fight on."- Stephen Pond, remarking on the fight (not literally, well almost literally at times) he knew was going to be on.
"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown in to the sea. I follow the pie truck for the same reason."- Nathaniel Christopher, enigmatic as ever.
"The ironic thing about that was it was our first attack down the wing"-Dave Pickles, failing to understand the meaning of the word ironic.
"I'm humbled, we all did really well out there today."- Daryl Jackson, accepting his Man of the Match award.

Tardan Stallions Match 3: Stats and Facts

Tardan Stallions vs WW9's
Played 1.30pm Tuesday 2nd November 2004
Venue: Astro Pitch 1
Resplendent in our new kits, we walked onto Astro Pitch 1 on a misty November afternoon. The opposition didn't look like they were important Saudi Arabian officials- they were no great sheiks. Annoyingly, with a bare bones squad for the 2nd week on the trot, a victory seemed unlikely. After a disallowed goal for the visitors, after a blatent handball, they went 3 goals to the good. Then an absolute screamer from 15 yards out, caught on the volley, nestled into the top left hand corner, leaving their keeper dazed and confused. Unfortunately, when half time came, it was 1–4. After an inspiring team talk from the Captain, we went out for the second half. An initially promising spell was brought to an abrupt halt when a cynical challenge, universally condemned by kith and sundry (and I don't mean Dave Kith and Terry Sundry), injured striker Stephen Pond. Without any substitues, he was forced to play on, and the game swung in their favour, ending 1–7
A big thanks to Holly Cruise, our stand in keeper, who was willing to forgo the plesure of writing a 6000 word essay just to play football with us!

Starting Line Up:
Holly Cruise
Nathaniel Christopher [c]
Daryl Jackson
David Pickles
Stephen Pond


Goal Scorers:
Stephen Pond (1)

Man of the Match:
Daryl Jackson – Put in a lot of effort in only his second start for the stallions

Attendance 1:
Debbie Simcock

Reaction to Match 2

"He took one for the team"- Stephen Pond, remarking on how Daniel Baker took one for the team.
"He went down like he was shot."- Nathaniel Christopher, remarking on the crunching tackle on the keeper.
"I think I'm going to go to hospital now."- Daniel Baker, taking it like a man.
"If we was to beat them, I would LOVE it"- Dave Pickles
"He shouldn't have even been in the fucking area… AND ANOTHER THING…" Stephen Pond and Mark Hadris, in conversation with Eric Hardy-King, on the Dance floor in Score, Week 5.

Tardan Stallions Match 2: Stats and Facts

Tardan Stallions vs some fuckers.. (aka Dudley's Rejects)
Played 11.30am Tuesday 26th October 2004.
Venue: Astro Pitch 2
With a bare bones squad of only 5, spirits were already low, only to realise the opposition had lots of substitues. After a hard fought, but ultimately disappointing half, with one solitary goal from a deflection, a career ending challenge on the keeper brought a halt to the proceedings.
Game abandoned at half time due to injury to the keeper (broken collar bone)
Score before abandonment: 1–5

Starting Line Up:
Daniel Baker [c]
Nathaniel Christopher
Darryl Jackson
David Pickles
Stephen Pond

Goal Scorers:
Stephen Pond (1)

Man of the Match:
Daniel Baker – Played on despite a broken collarbone, after an initially sound first period

Attendance 2:
Laura Fricker
Debbie Simcock

Reaction to Match 1

"I think in the end we wanted it too much. And I think they knew that back then." – Stephen Pond, remarking on a disappointing game.
"The ball was passed to me, and I thought "I should stick this in the back of the net." So I stuck it in the back of the net."- Mark Hadris, remarking on his goal.
"After going in at half-time 1–1, we started to feel the backlash."- Nathaniel Christopehr, explaining the poor 2nd period.

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