Thursday Night At Balestier Road (8) - 13 March 2014 Posted by Rajiv Mar 13, 2014 22:03:23 GMT 8
Post by Rajiv on Mar 13, 2014 22:03:23 GMT 8
A mix of long-time players who have been less regular in recent times and newer players. I'll suggest line ups after 4.30 pm tomorrow. I've added a team captain poll. I've limited it to those who have been playing recently, and have played at least 30 games in total (since January 2009).
After one of the candidates withdrew from the game:
Later, another of the candidates withdrew, and his place was filled only at 5.36 pm.
Bearing in mind that Kelvin always has to rush over after work, best not to make him captain. For Team 1, I'll go with the player with the most number of games in total, so that will be David M, with 160 games. For Team 2, I will go with the oldest player, so that's Joe.
Colours in an hour.
Reds: Kelvin Han, Joe C (c), Alvin Chew, Dev, Sheldon, Manish, Simon
Whites: Ting Han, Zakaria, Nic G, Nic F, George L, David M (c), Ling Chong
Everyone, please be early.
Only Kelvin (32 games) and Ting Han (14 games) have been playing regularly at Balestier Road. Apart from David (who hasn't played for more than 6 months), Kelvin and Alvin (25 games), no one else in today's game has played more than 20 games in total (since January 2009). Simon has 16 games, but mainly weekend games at The Grandstand.
David has been playing for a long time, and I've met Alvin, Kelvin and Joe a few times each. Apart from having met Zak and Sheldon once each, the remaining players, I hadn't seen or met before.
With so many newer and less regular players, I went down for the start of the game. Kelvin joined the game about 5 minutes in. Considering that apart from groups of friends (Dev, Manish and Simon on Reds and the two Nics on Whites) most of the players on both teams were playing together for the first time, it looked like a remarkably good game. Nic F hit the post early on (before Kelvin arrived), but apart from that it was a tight game. When I left after 10 minutes, the score was still 0-0.
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