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Goalpost Volume 4 #8

posted May 14, 2013, 10:24 AM by Jim Magrogan

The Goalpost

Vol. 4 #8

The Mother of All Coed Soccer Newsletters

All the News That is Worth Making Up

Dairy of a Dreamer, Make That Diary



Come to Coney Island

Coney - East on 80, take 4th street exit, turn right at the bottom of the ramp and you are there.

Let’s boost attendance this week. It is amazing how a beverage can quench the thirst and quell the niggly-naggly aspects of a close fought soccer game or unrest within.


Money, Money, Money

My nagging paid dividends. I have been able cross quite a few folk of the list, but still a few to go. So can find me at the Sportsdome, go to the website and pay on line, mail me a check to 5694 Tappan Drive, Reno NV, 89523 or bring it to me at North Valleys this Thursday. Oh yeah, my Sicilian cousins are coming for Memorial Day weekend.


Letting Your Captain(s) Know

I cannot emphasize how important it is to let your captains know about your attendance at games each week. It really helps with the planning, cuts down on last minute scrambling on a Wednesday night and Thursday morning for subs, and making sure we can get the subs as many games as possible while not creating dug out overpopulation.


Match Day Five Results



Golden Slumbers 4 v 1 Slashers


Chaingang 3 v 1 OBG Stoners


Euro Envy 8 v 4 Bhoys & Ghirls


Real Studs 3 v 6 Team quattro


Wright Stuff  2 v 3 Paper Tigers


No 15 Words of Fame This Week

I am not feeling as funny as usual, so my weekly round-up might not be the side-splitting bedtime reading so many of you look forward to as you snuggle up with your hot chocolate…


Having said that, I will give it a try. I guess the big headline for last week has to go something like this: RAIN POSTPONES INDOOR SOCCER BUT OUTDOOR LEAGUE PLAYS ON. I admit I do love irony. As Owen positioned buckets and tin cans as precisely as possible, I merrily shook tins of paint and sprayed them wildly as I made somewhat symmetrical and colorful patterns upon the soccer fields of the Truckee Meadows, leaving many a Southwest pilot wondering whether they were making an approach into Reno, Nevada or Lima, Peru. Gosh, I hope that is not too obscure.


Lower score lines in recent weeks have been hinting that the quality of soccer in the league was on the rise. Lower scores do tend to indicate better soccer. Goals tend to come from mistakes so ipsodipsofacto I must conclude that we are getting better. That was until last week when we witnessed something more akin to baseball box scores, i.e. the mistakes are coming back…and normal service has been resumed, that quality thing was a  mere aberration. In short I typed too soon. With an average of 7 goals per game, this was definitely when the refs needed to make sure they had enough ink in their pens. But his glut of goals has certainly begun to spice the goal scoring tables. With the flood gates wide open all those self-appointed strikers just need to make sure they are in the right place at the right time and goodness knows how many hat tricks could be notched up on (and in) the old goalpost. There are even people getting acquainted with the experience of scoring a goal for the very first time in their RSCSL careers.


Match Day 6 Schedule


With local forecasters hinting at possible showers Thursday evening I am absolutely confident that we will experience dry conditions. but I have to admit the wind could be a factor this week but I do have my chums at the British Meteorological Office busy on getting that changed. You should look forward to pleasant temperatures with a handy shroud of clouds easing that awful twilight glare.


Five games into the season and no yellow or red cards to record. Thank you for not activating the disciplinary committee. There has been the occasional F-bomb dropped but so far they have fallen on deaf ears. However,  I would like to remind you that in few weeks when school is out there will a lot more little, un-corrupted kids attending games, kids that have never heard a bad word ever, so bite your tongues. By comparison if you have ever had the pleasure of attending a high school varsity game (boys or girls) it takes about 5 minutes before the refs have run out of space on the caution column of the game card and enough F-bombs have been dropped to make Quentin Tarantino blush (and that is from the bleachers) . Maurice Palermo’s game videos for McQueen games are banned in the contiguous 48.




Golden Slumbers v Team quattro


Bishop Manogue HS


Slashers v OBG Stoners


Reno HS


Chaingang v Bhoys & Ghirls


North Valley 2


Euro Envy v Wright Stuff


North Valley 1


Real Studs v Paper Tigers


North Valley 3



That dashingly good looking, debonair, fashion guru and sweeper for the OBG Stoners, Santiago Esparza, will be hosting his summer soccer camps to support the Reno High Soccer Program again this year. So if you want to see your kid hone his or her soccer skills or you just need somewhere to leave them (just kidding) you may want to check out the attached flyer.