The final lineup was as follows after Faz's last min w/drawal:
Whites: Mark T, Ben Y, Stephen C, Rai, Chih Seng, Azmi, Alex F Reds: Jeff Salleh, Melvin Au, Kelvin Au, Jamie, Justin, John Sng, Chen Hong
The game start pretty balanced as both teams traded goals for a 2-2 start within the first 10mins or so before Whites started to capitalise on Reds wastefulness in front of goal to go 4-2 up.
Even so, the game was pretty even as chances coming fast & thick for both sides before Reds defence started to crumble due to a combination of Rai's superb imitation of Reina's distribution of ball out from goal and Reds comical defending (i think we let in 2 or 3 goal frm defensive mix-ups ).
Soon, it was White 7-3 Reds before our contingent reserve Chen Hong takes his leave for his conf call. The numerical advantage was not apparent initially and Reds even scored a goal soon after to bring the score to White 7-4 Reds.
As the saying goes, 'good things doesn't last forever' and Reds begin to succumb to the swift counter attacks to score a few more goal even after Rai graciously sat out the last 8-10mins or so to even up the numbers..
In the end, Reds scored the "winning goal" (did we agree on 'last goal win' just nw?? ;D) to bring the final score to Whites 10-6 Reds (or was it 11-6??)
Overall, a good game n would have been closer if I had brght along my scoring boots and not have so many misplaced passes..
Yeah - the Whites certainly played the Route One game very well with Mark as the target man. I think he even scored one just by performing shadow dancing infront of the goalie & the ball sailed right in ! Amazing !
Many thanks to Chen Hong for rushing down at last minute notice!! The match started with 7 Reds and 6 Whites with Jeff opening the scoring with a header from a corner.
From a White perspective: White kept possession well with Alex and Mark moving well to create space upfront with overlapping Azmi and Ben providing good support down the flanks. Chih Seng was hustling hard all over the pitch as usual. Complacency began to creep in after building a big lead with players pouring forward at every opportunity and not falling back to defend. We managed to slow things down and defended well towards the end to finally pull away. I think every White Player scored at least one goal each (or maybe could have)
My MOM will be for both:
Mark "Inzhagi" T for his clever running into space behind the defenders to create our goals and pressuring the Reds defenders from the top.
Stephen "Maldini" C - this guy never makes a mistake and passes the ball with ease and purpose every single opportunity.
I didn't know Reina was famed for distribution? Biased!
Well, one of those nights for Reds... where nothing worked up front, and everything fell apart at the back... some comical goals... but had red taken their chances, score line would have also been closer I think...
Rai - Man of the Match or Men of the Match; choose 1 damn it
Somehow it was a tough game for me and was feeling that I am not even 70% of my usual game. I think it showed however I felt very drained after the game. Good thing was the back held up.
on the game, whites was really up for the game and chased the ball all the way. Nice tactical move with the variation of long balls and quick balls to Mark and other forwards. One difference yesterday, almost all the individual mistakes made by reds ended up with a white's goal, me and melvin was one - "Called out Mel", let the ball slipped under my foot and ever-willing chih seng grabbed the goal with an easy tap-in.
On paper, i think the teams were almost balance, whites got their act sorted out fast, I feel reds never got much into any kind of rhythm. Would have love a rematch if we get the majority in next week except chih seng (as he will be traveling).
Kelvin C - there isn't "major" incident yesterday or score like 22-2 - so really not that much to say.
Lol! Kelvin's post about making ours as interesting as Saturday's tickled me!! In all honesty, I think the regulars for Sports Planet games are awesome; taking in the good with the bad. One very good indicator of the bunch's temperament is our ability to applaud opposition attacks and defence when applicable. Keep this up guys! I choose to play Thursday and Tuesdays simply because if this fact.
It all boils down to attitude. Eg. "Until next time ..." ... how pathetic is that Kelvin ? We play to win, in fact we pay to win ! No one comes all the way to East Coast to play in a mickey mouse standard pitch punched with unrepaired mouse holes like a piece of cheese unless the relationship between the players are in question.
We should stop all this applauding the opposite team - if i have someone like that on my team i will surely suspect his commitment & will to perform. Might as well get Justin a half red/white jersey if he keeps saying such things - its better than our 'everyone bring a red & a white top just in case'. Then Justin can just switch sides anytime during the game.
As for putting on make-up, my friend Glenn T told me he will be back after his Reservists & Wedding duties & will surely try to win that honor then.
Also for Jeff - no excuses for being sloppy - i started noticing that last week when you tripped over the ball a few times - its that skirt/shorts you been wearing. Pls sort it out. We look up to you as our captain to carry the team. Alternatively you can supply everyone with the same pair of panties.
Melvin - your grunting is not appreciated. I could smell your garlic breathe as your goalie. Pls eat something else before the game. We know you are trying to motivate everyone but honestly who really cares ? If you look abit closer to Sharapova then its a different story.
Finally - Mark.
Yes you may look more disinterested than Ashavin but at least you score I questioned your attitude from day one but after the last few games we are all convinced you are our No. 1 Fantasy League Player.
Rai & Chih Seng - this pair should be broken up. Look up the thread 'friends or twins should not play in the same team just because they are friend-friend or twins'.
I will go into hiding after this post & see you guys next week.
@jeff : Rai - Man of the Match or Men of the Match; choose 1 damn it
Ok Jeff .. you got me again!! I have not choice but to nominate myself for MOM .. supplying the final assist to least half of my team goals on a week in week out basis and my constant "reminders" to my fellow team-mates to get back and help defend! How do you top that?!!
I think Rajiv need to ban Chen Hong from playing too many games a week .. its getting to his brain ... "I want to score in every futsal ground in Singapore!!" .. tsk tsk
@cheng hong I can take a lot of shit from people but I swear I will not let it down easy when people insult the skirt I am wearing !!! Next time you play against me I will make sure I do several "OLEs" through your that two stumps you have called legs that you will be begging me to swap skirt with your short shorts after the game.
And as for the panties, with the kind of pace everyone seems to have after CNY celebration I might need to order 14 pairs of grandma panties for each one of you pansies.
And mark if you going to do star jump in front of goal and give a cheeky smile after the goal, I will make sure we take you out in the next minute, I will get the 3tonner to give you a good one from the back and we will then give you a multiple choice options to choose your next course of action.
Rai more of that the long ball crap that you did yesterday, I will start calling you Sam Allardyce.
Some "rules" we need to introduce
1. You are allow to "whack" the person leg if he holds the ball for more than 10secs. 2. Will do a ice hockey bang on people who is trying to dig out the ball from the padding along the sides. 3. Ban all encouraging words when people miss shots especially open goal. We MUST boo and insult for those who miss an open goal and remarks like "you couldn't score at geylang" would be highly encouraged. If I continue to see more shots hitting the roof or close, I will request rajiv to start OZ Rules and gladly nominate people to that group. 4. Confusion/disagreement during the game will result in both going to what i call "The Pit". Both will have 2 mins "time out" and do a little MMA to sort this out, winner of that will be get the call and the rest of the team mates should curse and swear at the looser. 4. No more hanging out at the end of the game for chit chats, only "see you after game" kind of meetups to settle dispute can be tolerated and the only reason why anyone should spend 20 mins staying after the game.
So with all these said, Justin you don't really have much slot to play now because we are going to turn to be like the foul mouth Cartman from Southpark... go to the other section maybe the giffa ladies will be more respectful then.
All you momma's boys getting your panties up in a bunch, eh?
Also noticed that you boys have a flair for writing... and I happen to find that unnervingly funny. Did you happen to write it yourselves?
Oh and yeah... and if anyone has a problem with me.. say it to my face and not in some crappy message board where we need a lawyer to act as a moderator... Also, you better think before you say something funny about me again... because 1) I don't really pay attention to hobbits... 2) I will kick of your face in so hard, you'd be sniffing thru your bung-hole!!
Jeff - you post in not funny at all. As such I must conclude that you did write it yourself. Besides poor grammar, your weak attempt at writing prose by putting words that rhyme is downright as appalling as your Aussie rules goal attempts. I counted at least 5 on Tue.
The only kind word I have for you is that everyone PM-ed me to say you carry your skirt-pants well & we unanimously decided that you Jeff & only Jeff can wear 3 1/4 pants for football. Anyone found flouting this rule will have to take over your skirty-pants 30 min. into the game.
Rai - I did notice you played me in the opposite side the last few games. Is there something i need to know ? Next time after the game lets sort it out behind MacDonalds.
Mark called me & told me he is unhappy at the fake accolades you showered him - he is not into Italians. He thinks its your veiled attempt to say he is old like Inzaghi & that he doesnt track back to defend like Inzaghi. He wants all to know he is a MU fan & from tonight he wants to be called Chicharotito - aka The Little Cockcroach. Also he is not afraid of any 3 tonner - remember last week he was taken out by that big boy & he just smiled & continued playing ! He didnt even write anything on our posts !!!!
Yes Justin - i have a problem with you. I dont like that voice of yours. Who shouts 'Chen cover that space - pls', 'hold that space - pls', 'tackle now', 'dont commit'. C'mon what is it exactly do you want me to do ?
Finally - we are still about 100 views behind 'the other post' ......