David, with 3 votes, is one team selector. Stuart has only 2 votes, less than the minimum required, but he is sufficiently familiar with those playing to be the other team selector. Line ups to follow.
As posted by Stuart on the WhatsApp group chat at 7.17 pm:
Reds: 1 Guolong 2 Stuart 3 Kong Fei 4 Liren 5 Moritz 6 Kevin VDK 7 Joel Ong
Whites: 1 Kah Boon 2 David M 3 Kevin Wong 4 Ray C 5 Tan Wee 6 Kelvin Han 7 John Sng
After the game, please post reports and comments on the game below.
Several players expressed concern after the game that nothing had been heard from Ray C.
Finally, at about 12.51 am (after midnight), Ray messaged the group chat as follows:
Anyway guys thanks for the concern.. I am fine just a minor personal thing..
Kelvin Han responded at 12.54 am as follows:
Oh I see... Hmm., then that's good to know but still no good not to inform.
Moritz added as follows at 6.54 am this morning:
Ray, as you apparently could have dropped a quick message to inform about your absence if it was only a minor thing that kept you away, it looks overall disrespectful towards your fellow players who counted on your participation and were worried when there was no sign of you.
"Disrespect" for the other players has been addressed many times on this thread. I don't need to add anymore.
However, to make matters worse, there was a player left on waitlist. As we do not know what time Ray realised he couldn't make it, I can't say if the player could still have made it, but still.
Further, Ray has been playing with us since 2010, and is currently the most regular guest, having played 8 games in the current 6 month period. Regular guests should register. If nothing else, it amounts to an acceptance of the system and values by which our games are organized and played. Every schedule thread provides the following:
"Please read "The GIFFA System" and "Playing Rules & Principles" for more information by following the links. Being familiar with the contents of both pages is a pre-condition to playing in our games."
"All GIFFA Players are presumed to be sufficiently familiar with "The GIFFA System" and the "Playing Rules & Principles" threads. Guests should be provided with salient information contained in those threads by the GIFFA Player adding his name."
Over the years, I have on several occasions messaged Ray to request that he register. He has NEVER replied to me.
Whites started with a handicap as Ray was not around at kickoff. With 1 man missing, Whites decided to go for the attack without giving REDs the time to settle down. Although there were waves of attacks, but no goals were scored in the first 10mins until David's great individual goal. It was 3-1 by the halfway mark. Although Whites did lead throughout the game but with a missing man, the hard running led to fatigue, and REDs starts to capitalize on it. Fortunately, a new player (invited from outside) was introduced and replaced the missing man problem. The final score was 7-5 to the Whites.
The game could have changed if White continued to play with a man missing. It was a graceful act from Stuart (from REDs) to invite the new guy. Great Sportsmanship!