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March 09, 2005

Match 12: Stats and FACTS

Yeah, so we had a friendly with kung foo. More news to follow when that swarthy tusk Christopher gets his arse in gear.
Basically what happened was we were meant to have a game, our opponents didn't turn up, so we had a friendly with Kung Foo, (as you'd probably guessed.) We scored through David Pickles, and although they edge the game possesion wise, we came away with the win.

March 06, 2005

Match(?) 11

They didn't turn up (which means we won). Nayfe has said he will write a report still but given how much of a lay about the man is, I don't hold out much hope.

February 26, 2005

Tardan Stallions Match 10: Stats and Facts

Tardan Stallions vs Mad Tramp
Played 10am Saturday 26th of February 2005
Venue: Westwood Astro Pitch 2

So it turns out Nayfe is a lazy tusk. He can't be arsed to write a match report – FACT! So what happened I hear you cry? Well we lost. Always the same. In this case it was 17–6 but it could have been worse, or better.

Being lazy also I can't really be bothered with writing a full report and my memory of the match is a little hazy. They scored the first, and to be fair it was a good finish leaving Baker on his return to goal no chance. A few moments later a long range bullet from Hadris went in off the post and it was 1–1. Even in the early stages the game was stretched but sadly the opposition's finishing was excellent while with Pond and Bellamy missing a couple of chances a piece. At half time it looked all over (and it was) at 8–1.

The Stallions came out with renewed vigor and in their traditional style took kick off and conceded a goal within about 30 seconds. The second half though had several positives as listed here:

  • Another Bellamy hat trick (the man is on fire… not literally)
  • A first ever Dave Pickles goal
  • An AMAZING 5 minute spell in goal from Stez (see my comment – no I'm not ashamed of the self-promotion)
  • No new injury worries.

A final note upon a certain special someone's request ;-) listed here are the negatives of the match:

  • We lost
  • Nayfe (as he was shit)
  • Naif (as he was crap)
  • Nathaniel Christopher (as he was a pile of turd)
  • NC Stallions super defender wasn't so super but in fact was SHIT

Starting Line Up:
Daniel Baker [GK]
Mark Hadris [c]
David Pickles
Owen Bellamy
Stephen Pond

Substitutes:
Nathaniel Christopher

Goal Scorers:
Mark Hadris (2)
Owen Bellamy (3)
David Pickles (1)

Man of the Match:
Debbie Simcock (in goal for the warm up and though this at first appears to not be much of a contribution it was far better than anyone elses aka we were shit!)

Anti-Man of the Match:
Daniel Baker (he volenteered himself though I think this is just so he can take the "1st ever Anti-man of the match" award at the end of season awards evening – he is crafty is that Dan)

Attendance 3:
Gabrielle Frith
Kimberley Goddard
Debbie Simcock


February 18, 2005

Reaction to match 9:

"Owen got a hat-trick? How cute!" – Debbie Simcock, on hearing about Owen's final goal, which she'd missed.
"That's ours!" – Anon, whenever the ball went out of play.
"The opposition were much like an elephant, in that they had a pair of tusks." – Nathaniel Christopher, on the 2 opposition players who didn't endear themselves to us.
"I have a lot of respect for him. He supports a team who think Graham "I'm a fucking piece" Taylor is a legend, yet has managed to stay sane. Fair play to the lad." – Manager Daniel Baker, making a comment on the oppositions' best player.

Tardan Stallions Match 9: Stats and Facts

Tardan Stallions vs JM Crusaders
Played 2pm Friday 18th of February 2005
Venue: Westwood Astro Pitch 1

With the rain coming down, the Stallions took to the pitch in their 9th match this season. After an initial bright start, sloppy defending by Christopher led to a goal. Christopher then came off, mumbling something, to be replaced by Baker. This left the Stallions a little short at the back*. A well taken kick in left Hadris in space, and he converted, leveling the score. However, as the attention turned to attack, the defending was not the best, and the opponents scored several soft goals. Pond came off for O'Flynn, who cut himself out a good opportunity, but failed to run on to the final ball. When the call came for half time, it was 5–1 to the home side.
The second half heralded the long awaited return of Baker in goal. Christopher came back on, and atoned for his earlier shabbiness by turning in a good performance. The combination of Hadris, Bellamy and Pond provided the crowd with some very entertaining football, and their persistance was rewarded with an excellent goal from Bellamy, with Pond unselfishly passing rather than going for glory, and Hadris providing the silky link-up play. Pickles came on for Hadris, and also played well up the flank, with a great opportunity coming to him, when the Stallions were 3 on 1. He took a dig from a tight angle, but it sadly went over. Another Bellamy goal, and a couple conceded, and the game was rounded off by Bellamy sealing his hat-trick.
Final Score 8–4

Starting Line Up:
David Pickles [GK]
Nathaniel Christopher
Mark Hadris [c]
Owen Bellamy
Stephen Pond

Substitutes:
Daniel Baker
Daniel O'Flynn

Goal Scorers:
Mark Hadris (1)
Owen Bellamy (3)

Man of the Match:
Nathaniel Christopher – For an assured performance in defence, and because he's not won it yet, and Owen's already had it twice…

Attendance 3:
Gabrielle Frith
Eloise Moir-Ford
Debbie Simcock

*NB: This is a hilareous pun. Think about it.


February 11, 2005

Tardan Stallions Match 8: Stats and Facts

Tardan Stallions vs Spa Town Harriers
Played 4pm Friday 11th February 2005
Venue: Westwood Old Astro 2

An FA inquiry into this game adjudged that the 3 ineligible players fielded by Spa Town Harriers
a) Bore no resemblence whatever to Ryan Giggs
b) Were by far the best players for the opposition
c) Were "nobbers" under rule 6, paragraph 3 subclause (c) "Don't argue about the rules the team you're allegedly playing for have set out when you are in breach of them. You bell ends."

The FA also noted that they couldn't be fucked to do anything about the result, namely a 15–4 drubbing.
Shit.

Starting Line Up:
David Pickles [GK]
Nathaniel Christopher
Owen Bellamy
Mark Hadris
Stephen Pond

Substitutes:
Daniel Baker
Daniel O'Flynn

Goal Scorers:
Stephen Pond (4)

Man of the Match:
Stephen Pond – For 3 top drawer goals. And one shit one.

Attendance 5:
Gabrielle Frith
Kimberley Goddard
Eloise Moir-Ford
Katie Moreton
Debbie Simcock


February 05, 2005

Tardan Stallions Match 7: Stats and Facts

Tardan Stallions vs International Rescue
Played 10am Saturday 5th February 2005
Venue: Westwood Old Astro 2

There were only three of them, so we played for a bit, then they said this is stupid, and WE WON!!!

Starting Line Up:
David Pickles [GK]
Daniel Baker
Owen Bellamy
Mark Hadris
Dennis Carl

Substitutes:
Nathaniel Christopher
Stephen Pond

Goal Scorers:
Mark Hadris (3)

Man of the Match:
Dennis Carl – A splendid debut for a promising young player

Attendance 3:
Gabrielle Frith
Kimberley Goddard
Alison Milner


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]
Nathaniel Christopher
Owen Bellamy
Mark Hadris [c]
Stephen Pond

Substitutes:
Daniel O'Flynn
Daryl Jackson

Goal Scorers:
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

Attendance 3:
Gabrielle Frith
Kimberley Goddard
Eloise Moir-Ford

In the Dugout:
Daniel Baker


November 30, 2004

Reaction to Match 5

"Now do it with your pants!"- Katie Moreton gets overexcited after Stephen Pond throws off his hat in celebration.
"FUCKIN' YEAH!"- Debbie Simcock at full time.
"It was a great team effort, and I would like to accept this on behalf of the lads" – Owen Bellamy on his man of the match award.
"To put it in gentleman's term; a win is a bird. Today's wasn't the best looking, but we took her home anyway." – A clear and concise explaination of the result from Daniel Baker.
"They were a steaming pile of hotspur" – David Pickles refering to the opponents ability, or lack thereof.
"I make my Stallions debut and we record our first win" – Daniel O'Flynn's judgement of his contribution, to which Nathaniel Christopher quipped "Pipe down".

Tardan Stallions Match 5: Stats and Facts

Tardan Stallions vs Captain Courageous
Played 12pm Tuesday 30th November 2004
Venue: Westwood Old Astro 1

A fortuitously timed challenge meant the Stallions were almost at full strength, with just Daniel Baker being missed through injury and Daryl Jackson missing through lectures. Nathaniel Christopher stood in for Daniel in goals. After a slightly lacklustre start, the Stallions quickly realised the opposition were as bad as they were, but failed to capitalise on this in the opening period. Both keepers were untroubled for long spells, until an untidy bit of passing from the Stallions lost possession. This, combined with some basic defensive problems and an elementary mistake from the keeper, gifted an easy chance, and the opposition were able to put the ball in the net. However, the home support never wavered, and they got behind the team. This made a marked improvement to their game, and they started to pass and tackle with a fervour seldom seen before. Midway through the first half, despite his seeming inability to stand, David Pickles managed to dispossess the opposition with the ball breaking the Mark Hadris who launched the Stallions into a counter attack. His ball forward to Stephen Pond saw him play a delightful one two with Owen Bellamy that left him 1 on 1 with the keeper, and he calmly slotted it through the keepers legs into the back of the net. It was his fifth goal in as many games. The game really started to swing in the Stallions favour, and the opposition never looked likely to score for the rest of the half. A hospital roll out by the oppositions' keeper gave Stephen a chance to increase his tally, but the keeper scrambled it round the post. The last ten minutes of the half saw the Stallions entrenched in the oppositions' penalty area, winning corner after corner, or kick ins. Sadly, they weren't able to profit from this intense pressure, with the corners sailing inches past outstretched feet and inches over ducked heads, and they came in at the break with the score at 1–1.

After a rousing half time talk, the Stallions took to the pitch for the second half. Some changes had been made by the manager Daniel Baker. As David Pickles was having some trouble with his footwear, it was decided he should swap for Nathaniel Christopher in goals. Mark Hadris had pulled up with a muscle strain, so Daniel O'Flynn came on, making his debut. Right from the kick off, the Stallions were creating chances with Stephen Pond and Nathaniel Christopher linking up nicely for an attack almost from the kick off. Nathaniel then recalled he should have been in defence, where he was shortly needed to be fully alert to overt several Captain Courageous attacks, a team playing with renewed vigour. A Daniel O’Flynn burst down the wing saw him play a cheeky one two with Stephen Pond putting him through on the keeper. Just as he was about to pull the trigger, a desperate last ditch tackle narrowly prevented him getting his shot off. Despite Owen Bellamy marshalling the defence excellently, a few fine saves where needed from David Pickles who was looking very calm and collected in goals to prevent the Stallions from going behind for the second time in the match. This spell of play was clearly concerning for the Stallions manager who was pacing up the touchline barking out orders to his team. It soon became apparent that changes would be needed, with Daniel Baker opting to rest Stephen Pond and bring Mark Hadris back on to shore up the midfield area. The change immediately paid dividends after a Nathaniel Christopher hoof up the line was won by Mark Hadris, who beat his man, and then with a cheeky little flick up volleyed his shot expertly into the bottom left of the goal, sneaking the ball between the goalkeeper and the near post. The terraces erupted, but the Stallions knew the game wasn't won yet. However, as the opposition began to tire, their passes became sloppy, they stayed on the ball too long, and they started to feel the backlash. With a long ball tactic increasingly being adopted by both sides the game became stretched and Daniel O’Flynn, still short of match fitness from his twisted ligament injury, was pulled off by Daniel Baker for a rejuvenated Stephen Pond. The taste of victory hung heavy in the air, and the Stallions went up a gear. Some pressure on the defence by Nathaniel Christopher paid off, with Stephen Pond being able to pick up the ball in a very dangerous position. An absolute bullet from him megged the keeper, and it was 3–1. From thereon in, it was just a matter of containing the opposition, who opted to go gung-ho. They got nothing for their troubles, and the match ended 3–1. At this point, some people report seeing Elvis and Lord Lucan ride by on Shergar. But the even more incredible had happen: the Stallions had won!

Starting Line Up:
Nathaniel Christopher
David Pickles
Owen Bellamy
Mark Hadris [c]
Stephen Pond

Substitutes:
Daniel O'Flynn

Goal Scorers:
Stephen Pond (2)
Mark Hadris (1)

Man of the Match:
Owen Bellamy – A rock in the middle of defence, upon which their attacking ship foundered, to use a sailing analogy

Attendance 2:
Debbie Simcock
Katie Moreton

In the Dugout:
Daniel Baker


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