Good game, good game

Good turn out again Wednesday, we had three teams and two refs, thanks again to the guys who are injured but still turn up to help out.
After last Wednesday’s showing of Mike Burnett’s match videos, all the players were putting in the extra effort to refrain from running. The matches weren’t as high tempo as they have been recently, this made for more evenly contested matches and fewer rash challenges, well done to everyone.
Once again, the team selectors done a grand job, all teams were evenly matched. In fact, we even had a 0-0 game, the biggest margin was a 2 goal win.
Special mentions for George muir and big willy Craib, George for his link up play and holding the ball up, and Big Willy for bagging 5 goals.

In other News, the TRA charity cup finals will be held in or around London on August 12th 2018.
For the guys who are going to Spain, there will be an update on Wednesday.

Last, but not least … congratulations to Dave Milne for reaching 100 goals, an amazing tally.

Age? It’s just a number

Great turnout on Wednesday evening again (21/02/18).
Many thanks to the injured guys who show up to help out with refereeing, scoring, or just to watch and support, you guys are the best (you know who you are) and we all appreciate it.

Running has been creeping back in to our game, although it’s not a massive issue, It’s still one that needs to be addressed. We have videos to show everyone, we just need a night when can get the majority to turn up.

Let’s all doff our collective bunnets in the direction of George Muir. George is nearing 78 years old and was almost booked for running this week, not only that, he scored a hat trick that any player would have been proud of. Watch the sly auld bugger peeling off from the players chasing the ball.
Personally, anyone running at that age deserves a bloody round of applause, not a booking.

I give you George’s third goal.

The blue card

Competition rules and normal rules were mixed up on Wednesday night. The non competition law pertaining to running is as follows.
Walking is defined as ‘always having at least one foot in contact with the ground’.
The referee will award a direct free kick against any player who is seen to be not walking.
If a player is penalised on three occasions for infringing the walking rule, they receive a blue card and are sin binned for a duration of two minutes.
For subsequent running offences by the same player, it’s a straight blue card.

Wednesday night saw our first use of the blue card. The man to make history was John Cruickshanks.
The blue card rule will now be used for all future games.
Please note that the referee’s decision is final.
Although you might not think you’re running, if the ref thinks you are, you more than likely are.

Congrats to John