Ben NAATSed on the WhatsApp group chat earlier. Jake with 3 votes is one team selector. The 3 remaining in the poll (Elvin, Damian and Jon) are sufficiently familiar with those playing to be the other team selector. Elvin gets in ahead of the others, having played more games in the current 6 month period (21, 18 and 15 respectively). Line ups to follow.
As posted by Jake on the WhatsApp group chat at 2.27 pm:
Reds won by 2 goals! It was a more even match than i had anticipated given the strength of the Red team but Whites put up a good show with a brill backheel goal by Jake. Faisal was staunch in the White defence and Alan (first time back after a long while) showed no signs of rust save for fitness Maarten played a good game too and provided very strategic / smart passes while Elvin duly complied with his supply of goals.
One point of contention that arose again today was regarding sliding tackles. I know jiv has addressed this in much detail in a section on this site but there are always disputes arising from whether a sliding tackle was made. So there are 2 instances that have come up frequently:-
1. where the defending players slides to block a shot/pass without touching the attacking player; 2. where the defending players tackles the attacking player, gets the ball but "slips" into a slide
I think 2 is quite clear cut that its not a slide but will let Jiv clarify 1.
Kicking or hacking an opponent, or tripping an opponent, are not allowed and may be regarded as serious foul play or violent play.
All forms of gamesmanship, including but not limited to winding up opponents (over and above mere banter), simulation and feigning injury, repeatedly making unnecessary calls during a game or stubbornly insisting on calls going in one's favour, or calling out to an opponent to pass the ball to you in order to confuse the opponent.
Tripping an opponent, even accidentally, is a foul. Deliberately falling over another player's outstretch leg is simulation. Captains have to decide which applies.