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posted Jul 20, 2010, 3:47 PM by Jim Magrogan

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Keeping Hope Alive

 

Seismic Shifts

As my friend Kurt might say, I am all apologies for missing last week’s publication deadline. You skip one week’s newsletter and all such and such breaks loose. The once invincible Chuters have stumbled during the dog days of summer. Only one win since the great southern migration has witnessed them surrender top position to the Red Hot Tamales. In turn the Tamales soft center has been revealed by the surging Wright Stuff whose sensational team and individual performances have catapulted these unlikely culprits to the apex of Truckee Meadows’ soccer. An astonishing 7 goal flurry in the last fortnight from the Wright Stuff’s somewhat red-haired wonder Mike Reynolds has propelled his team to championship contenders while tying his own golden boot’s laces with none other than those of the legendary Paul “Rooney” Roberti. Both these gentleman now share top spot with 15 goals a piece. Game on. With only two regular season games left these teams are in a titanic struggle for supremacy, but don’t forget this is America, the pay off could all change in the play offs.

 

With all this excitement you could be forgiven for failing to notice a certain game on Sunday the 11th. Despite about 90% of my predictions being as successful as BP’s attempts to cap the well, I was just about spot on as to who would ultimately emerge victorious. Now I must wait another 4 years for my boyhood dreams to once again become my adult delusions. But with the current crop of English goalkeepers failing to ignite a nation’s confidence maybe I will be heading to Rio in 2014. Keep hope alive, it is an audacious thing. And for you American folk, who knows how the US will fair next time. If Sarah makes it to the White House (my spine just shuddered), you have no hope. Soccer will be declared an un-American activity, all soccer players will be branded as “tree-hugging anti-offshore drilling comi-pinko jihadists” and forced to flee across the strait of Florida .

 

The Business End

Last week I had a lot of folk coming for a chat; some at quite inopportune moments. When I am facing a corner kick or a free kick right at the top of the box I am not usually at my conversational best. Anyhow the questions were primarily concerning the schedule, the season end and the play offs. Here is a summary addressing these concerns.

 

The Schedule:

 

            July 22nd           – games at South Valley .

            July 29th            – games at South Valley are tentative hinging upon field availability.

            August 5th         – no games

            August 12th       – games at South Valley (and one possibly at Galena High School )

            August 19th       – games at South Valley (and one possibly at Galena High School )

            August 26th       – last games at South Valley (and one possibly at Galena High School )

 

The Play Offs:

 

The exact nature of the play offs will depend on whether the fields are available on July 29th. If they are, we will complete the regular season games and play offs will begin on August 12th. All teams will compete in an 8 team knock out format based on regular season standings (first versus eighth and so on). Teams that are knocked out of the play offs will still play each week until the end of the season. Keep hope alive, this is America everyone can still win the elusive Dunning Cup.

 

If the fields are not available on July 29th the play off format will differ. The league table will be split into GOLD (top 4) and SILVER (bottom 4) brackets with play offs beginning on August 19th. The teams in the GOLD bracket will compete for the Dunning Cup; the teams in the SILVER bracket will compete for one of my old coffee cups…

 

Bottom line is this: all teams keep playing until August 26th – win or lose. After all, it is for the love of the game – right?

 

2010 RSCSL Standings (7/16)

 

Team

P

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Reds

Pts

Wright Stuff

12

9

2

1

38

23

15

0

28

Red Hot Tamales

12

9

2

1

40

27

13

0

28

Mt Rose Chuters

12

7

2

3

38

22

13

0

24

Lift-n-Pints

12

5

3

4

39

31

8

1

18

Blue Mooners

12

4

6

2

30

32

-2

0

14

AARP

12

3

7

2

33

37

-4

0

11

Chaingang

12

1

8

3

29

43

-14

0

6

Pink Panthers

12

2

10

0

32

60

-28

0

6

 

Top Scorers

 

Roberti P

Mt Rose Chuters

15

Reynolds M

Wright Stuff

15

Vlad

Blue Mooners

9

Reynolds C

Substitute

9

OG

 

8

Nicolescu

Lift ‘n Pints

8

Levy R

Red Hot Tamales

8

Irra A

AARP

8

Henriksen

Pink Panthers

8

 

The Weeks That Were:

 

July 8th

            Lift-n-Pints 2 v 2 Blue Mooners                                                

            Wright Stuff 7 v 3Pink Panthers                                                            

            Red Hot Tamales 5 v 2 Chaingang                                                                    

            Mt. Rose Chuters 5 v 2 AARP                                                                                                                                                 

July 15th

            Lift-n-Pints 5 v 4 Pink Panthers             

            Wright Stuff 4 v 2 Red Hot Tamales                              

            Mt. Rose Chuters 1 v 1 Chaingang                                                                    

            Blue Mooners 2 v 2 AARP                                                       

 

The Week That Is:

 

July 22nd

            Lift-n-Pints v Chaingang

            Wright Stuff v AARP

            Mt. Rose Chuters v Blue Mooners

            Red Hot Tamales v Pink Panthers

 

Game Postponement Policy

Although I am now optimistic that the questionable weather is behind us it is advised that you check your email at 3pm on a game day just in case a postponement has to be announced.

 

By the way good weather is now defined as anything above 32 degrees Fahrenheit, wind speeds below 50 mph with precipitation of any kind and intensity acceptable.

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