All entries for December 2004
December 03, 2004
Match 6: Stallions bow out of cup
Tardan Stallions vs Atletico Cryfield
Played 12pm Friday 2nd December 2004
Venue: Westwood Old Astro 1
A game that at one point was 1–1 ended up in a 9–3 defeat. Some superb goals scored by Owen today and Mark scored another goal that as I am sure he will post in the comments was so good most of Europe's big clubs have turned their attention away from trying to sign the young Argentine Tevez who has accepted a move to Corinthians and will be making an approach for him in the near future.
Not a lot of other lovely things to say about this right now as
a) we weren't great
b) we weren't even good…
c) Nayfe will probably write a proper report later
Starting Line Up:
David Pickles [Gk]
Mark Hadris [c]
Owen Bellamy (2)
Mark Hadris (1)
Man of the Match:
Owen Bellamy – Just edges the award in a tight run contest for his goals, and his defensive efforts
In the Dugout:
December 02, 2004
Pickles in Passion Plea
In an exclusive interview with Stallions World, David Pickles called upon the supporters to get behind the team for the whole hour of their crucial cup match against Atletico Cryfield.
"By and large, the fans have been marvelous this season, but there are a certain few who are in what I like to call the anti pie and beer brigade, who haven't been getting behind the team. It's all well and good sitting quietly and clapping in your director's box, but when you're down on the terrace, you've got to be vocal. In a game like this, the crowd can act as a 6th man, and that is what we want- a one man advantage.."
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The 2nd round cup game against Atletico Cryfield has been arranged for 12pm Friday 3rd of December.
Venue: Westwood Old Astro Pitch 1
Team news is as follows:
Missing through injury:
Daniel Baker (Broken Collar Bone 3–4 weeks)
Waiting on late fitness test:
Daniel O'Flynn (Twisted Ankle)
Starting line up from:
Comments from the Manager
Bloody typical, you wait for a year and a half, and the first time we win I'm relegated to the dugout!!! I suppose at least I could concentrate on the tactical side of the game, which was responsible to the lead up to Mark's goal (although I suppose I should give him some credit for it).
Overall, it was a bloody fantastic game, and will stay in the fan's memories for a long time to come (and if it doesn't the DVD is out on Monday, with a 5 hour commentary by Hadris).
Friday's game is a very important game for the Stallions, looking to increase on their longest ever winning streak, by a whole 100%, and as usual the lads are up and raring to go. Stallion's veteran striker Stephen Pond, or Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeve as can heard from the crowd, has been on top form lately, and I expect great things from him for the rest of the season. Obvoiusly there has been a fair amount of interest, but as I said in the local papers, he's an indispensible player, and you can't put a price on that. Although I would be tempted if the offer is right…
In other news, I have been in negotiation talks with Christopher over a new contract. If all goes well, he should sign a new deal that will keep him at the Stallions until June 2005.
Good luck to everyone tomorrow
Come on you Stallions!
As you are probably aware the cup is a bloody big match. So I went to check on the match odds.
Progress to the 3rd Round
AtleticoCryfield 1/7 Tardan Stallions AFC 12/1
Result at 60 Mins
Atletico Cryfield 1/5 Draw 4/1 Tardan Stallions AFC 14/1
Atletico Cryfield Attacker Evens
Atletico Cryfield Midfielder 2/1
Atletico Cryfield Defencer 3/1
Atletico Cryfield Goalkeeper 5/1
Stephen Pond 10/1
Mark Hadris 12/1
Owen Bellamy 16/1
Daniel O'Flynn 20/1
Nathaniel Christopher 20/1
David Pickles 20/1
Atletico Cryfield to score…
less than 10 goals 10/1 10 goal exactly 14/1 more than 10 goals 1/2
Tardan Stallions AFC to score…
no goals 10/11 1 goal exactly 10/11 more than 1 goal 5/1
Nathaniel Christopher to leave the field of play….
not sweating like a rapist 20/1 sweating like a rapist 1/3 sweating like a scottish rapist 1/10
Tocil Trick (Stez, Nayfe and Dave to score 3 between them) 12/1
Bellamy Bullet (Owen to score from his own half) 20/1
Hadris Hacker (Mark to cripple 3 or more people (either team)) 5/1
Stallions Surgery (Any member of the Stallions to go to hospital afterwards) Evens
So get down the fookies and have yourself a little flutter.