No one got 3 votes, but Elvin, Andrew, Paul and Damian each have 2 votes. Paul and Damian have played the most number of games in the current 6 month period (28 and 25 respectively, compared to 22 for Elvin and 17 for Andrew), so they can be team selectors. I'll discuss line ups with them.
Balanced line up with both teams equally matched (in my opinion). Reds started the game with 1 man short but Sivaraj appeared 2 mins into the game to balance things out.
Whites took an early lead with vini and soon doubled that lead with some good attacking play by Dev, Joshua and vini. Reds pressed hard and were rewarded with a goal to halve the lead. Game was generally played in good spirits but a crunching tackle from Dennis on Paul resulted in Paul having to leave the pitch at about two-thirds of the game with whites in the lead.
Game ended 5-3(i think?) with whites one man down and valiantly defending the lead after Paul's departure.
Elvin's ball was used I believe. And i hope Paul's injury is not too serious.
Post by Just D James on Apr 20, 2015 3:46:45 GMT 8
Apologies to Paul for the last tackle. I went for the ball as Paul was going to kick it and his foot probably made contact with my foot or ball I m not too sure. Hope you get well soon. I m a physical n hard player but not dirty n definitely not out to hurt anyone.
We managed to mount a serious challenge also in 2nd half because we changed tactics n played with Naz up top when previously we had no striker.
The Whites had too much firepower on us and our own wingers were too conservative with their runs but tried their best so couldn't be faulted for effort.
Not that it matters but I think the score was 5-4 to Reds as out of the 2 disallowed Red goals, 1 should have registered as it was taken inside the penalty spot ie. the round dot but not inside the painted square box area. Should get some clarity on the rule when one team is playing a man short as people get confused about which area the opposing team is allowed to score within. The round dot penalty spot is just outside the painted box
Also, the rules still seem to state that there is no "no back pass" rule and as I understand it this is decided usually at the game itself between the captains. However, this seems to have become the de-facto rule? Cos I surely didn't discuss that before the game started with Paul. Would be good to clarify that too.
Hope You are ok Paul. Nothing too serious buddy. Ice the ankle regularly. Well it was a nice physical game. The initial line ups did look fine. After couple of tweaks it was slightly off. We were unfortunater to be 1 man down due to an injury. Even if elvins goal counted,it would have been 5-4 to whites as another goal came in from near the halfway line. Where did u come out with 5-4 to reds damian ; ) nontheless a great game. My body is battered today. My ankle is also swollen. Its war. Lol