Thursday, June 26, 2008

Soccer Training

Sport Boy's soccer team are playing the MR Gladiators this weekend, the top team. We are 2nd, having won all our games except for one draw, the classic 6-6 game v Vasse a few weeks back.

It will be a tough game, they are well coached and well drilled, and have a couple of gun players.

In order to help prepare the kids at training this afternoon we played a scratch match against the next older team, coached by Stu the Gardener. The kids did well and gave a very good account of themselves against the bigger stronger kids. The score was 3-3 and Sport Boy scored a couple of goals. Hopefully it will be good preparation for the big game on Saturday.

Talking of soccer, I was disappointed that Russia knocked Holland out of the Euro 2008 quarter finals, the Dutch had been playing really well and looking likely winners. Gus Huddink has done it again, he was the master mind behind Australia's excellent performance in the 2006 World Cup. Of the semi-finalists I'd like to see Spain win, they have promised much and delivered nothing in their entire history. These tournaments are fairly predictable though so I expect to see Germany playing Russia in the final, with the Germans winning again!!

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