Post by Rajiv on Jan 27, 2012 8:52:12 GMT 8
I try not to have 3 friends together on one team, and 4 is an exception.
However, as I can have William and his 2 friends on the other team, I'll accommodate them this time.
David and Alex were on your team that won comfortably last week (even with William and Jonathan on the opposing side)! That's 4 out of the 7 players on Whites. The remaining three players are Keng Loon and Clement, and Leo, who has been playing a lot recently. Guage for yourself from the report for last Thursday's game.
For Reds, Woo Sheng is new.
If you're still concerned, we can swap David M or Leo with Philip.
With Alex arriving just as the game started, Whites were very disjointed to start with, and were 0-2 down within 5 minutes. This seemed to shake their confidence, and they were 0-4 down in 10 minutes. I thought we'd wait a while to see if Whites could re-group. The leaking of goals stopped, but it didn't really look like Whites could make a comeback. When it went to 5-0 and 6-0 within the next 10 minutes, I asked to swap with one of Lester and his friends. I thought I could play in defence for Whites, which would allow David and Alex to play further forward. I repeated it to to Lester and Keng Loon, but they said they'd stick it out.
Reds continued to create more chances, although Whites began to create a few. A soft penalty, when the ball struck Stanley's arm within the D, saw Whites pull one back to 1-6. The score progressed to 7-2, before Reds had another surge that took them to 12-2. Lester grabbed the last goal, to make it 12-3. About as one-sided a game as we've had for some time.
With the game being so one-sided, it lacked intensity, and was a bit flat. However, it was good that those on the losing side could laugh about it at the end. And Azfar, and perhaps Lester too, could see the benefits up being split up from friends.
We really should have swapped players at 5-0 or 6-0. Never mind - more incentive for those on the losing side to come back next week to prove themselves.
Add any other comments below. The $2 credit for a first report is still available, as my report doesn't count.