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Goalpost Vol. 4 #19

posted Aug 8, 2013, 1:32 PM by Jim Magrogan

The Goalpost

Vol. 4 #19

Official Reggie Bolden Fanzine

The Mother of All Coed Soccer Newsletters

All the News That is Worth Making Up

Dairy of a Dreamer, Make That Diary

More 15 minutes of fame per lifetime if you are on my team

A Muse of Fire

Poetic License

The Mostly Sensible Edition

 

 

See you at Lamppost (near RC Willey) after the game

After all – all is well that ends well. Right?

Great turn out last week; let’s make it even better this week.

 

Match Day 17 Schedule

 

8/8

Golden Slumbers v Euro Envy

6pm

Bishop Manogue HS

8/8

Chaingang v Real Studs

6pm

South Valley Upper 2

8/8

Team quattro v Wright Stuff

6pm

South Valley Lower 1

8/8

Bhoys & Ghirls v OBG Stoners

6pm

South Valley Lower 2

8/8

Slashers v Paper Tigers

6pm

South Valley Upper  1

 

Match Day 16 Results

 

Golden Slumbers P v P Chaingang

Euro Envy 2 v 1 Real Studs

Team quattro 3 v 5 Bhoys & Ghirls

Wright Stuff 2 v 4 Slashers

OBG Stoners 4 v 3 Paper Tigers

 

Postponed Game From Last Week

Golden Slumbers and Chaingang folk - you should have heard form your captains about playing this make up game at South Valleys next Wednesday the 14th. Note this is in ADDITION to the Thursday 15th game.

 

Player Feedback

A concerned league member pointed out to me that some players have been partaking in adult beverages during the game. The concern was that if one maybe gets a wee-bit tipsy during a game, one’s timing may be a little off increasing the risk of injury for everyone. I am not going to take an official position on this but they do have a point and it may be advisable to wait….

 

August 15th

It may not be a date to live in infamy, but it is the date I no longer try to find subs for a few months. This will be the last game day of the season (assuming the creek does not rise) and it certainly looks like the championship will not be determined until the final whistles blow; five teams still have a chance to lift the Holy Grail of northern Nevada coed soccer. This is not the week to pick up a straight red card – remember it is a 1 point deduction. Some may disagree but this seems to me testimony to the parity of the league that five teams remain contentious shall we say. The teams that have struggled are certainly the ones most impacted by absence and injury. With outdoor winding up I want to remind you that coed soccer goes on. The Reno Sportsdome will once again host senior coed soccer on Thursday evenings. Many of you will be returning with teams but if you are looking to play consider these options – form your own team; contact the Sportsdome to learn about house teams and other teams looking for recruits; or ask around among your fellow league members. Please note the indoor league is NOT run by the RSCSL it is completely administered by the Sportsdome. For more details go to www.renodome.com .

 

Fun, Fun, Fun Until Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away

Although games will soon be over we will have one more event (projected date 8/22, 6pm, but not confirmed, but scratch it on your calendar) – our Awards Banquet. I know, I know you are all saying “more darn compulsory fun” but it will be fun so I urge to make every effort to attend. Exact details will follow soon.

 

Even More Bands to Name Maybe

With the Chaingang game postponed there is no opportunity to mention Reggie “the league’s number one fan” Bolden this week. Wait - great googlimoogly I just did! God only knows what or who I am going to write about this week in my room.

 

With no Chaingang to work on myself I barely hung on in quiet desperation (that is what my folk do apparently) as I strolled between games on my own inserting my sticky fingers in my ears as a season’s worth of issues and frustrations surfaced from all sixteen corners. I admit I felt like a villain trapped between a couple of hangars at Heathrow (if you can name that band I will buy you a beer at Lamppost). Trapped in this somewhat bizarre love ten-sided geometric figure I try to organize I just wanted to runaway and hide but I will survive, cos I am a street fighting kinda guy. In my defense all four games last week were decided by either one or two goals; a wild night on SVL1 witnessed a real nail biter as OBG squeezed out a win as “Teddy, Teddy, Teddy Chrissinger” calmly slotted home a last gasp PK that the likes of Ronaldo and Messi would have simply popped over the bar under pressure from the intimidating presence of Mike “de la tigre de papier” Torre between the sticks. But Teddy, Teddy, Teddy found his way to San Jose, no Shangri-La, no Eldorado, no the Atlantis to insert the Stoners into the thick of the blurred lines (yes, I can be current) that are my hurried paint jobs. I might as well have painted them black. It was a heartbreaker for the Tigers who had clawed their way back from a 3-0 deficit with a Nicolet trifecta only to see their hopes, dreams and visions just fade away like sand through the hourglass. The Slashers were anticipating an easy game until they realized the cunning pre-games moves of Sophie “hmmm, those guys aren’t playing this week” Hartley who quickly moved to plug gaps in the Wright Stuff’s line up with RSCSL’s equivalent of Navy Seal Team 6 but the Slashers still came through. The win has thrust them to the top of the table on goal difference with the prospects of Champion’s League football next season if they can knock off Liverpool in the qualifiers. For aging Slashers player manager Jeremy “Tommy Lawrence” Sumner it would be a lifelong ambition fulfilled. Up top the Gallowayless Quattro have seen their undercarriage scrape a few speed bumps and with eyes wide open they may have finally blown a gasket with the checkered flag insight. It was not looking so good for the Envy at first, as the Real Studs finally seemed to nail it, as they welcomed the central powers to a jungle of 2x4s that for a long time could not be blown down, despite a lot of huffing and puffing. (Sorry, another nursery chryme.) One down at half time you could see, even feel the anxiety upon the Envy’s faces but they were finally able to write a couple of songs the whole of central Europe at least could sing as they turned it around in the second half. With the help of Ernie “he drives the fastest milk cart in the west” Oliden subbing between the poles the Envy joined the Slashers atop the table. Will they both fall from such great heights next week?

 

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See you at Lamppost (near RC Willey) after the game.

Great turn out last week; let’s make it even better this week.

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