I was just on to CC and he confirmed my suspicions that we have a work-sub-group-dinner-mother-of-all-piss-ups on Wednesday evening. Many of you have worked in my place of employment before so know what I am talking about
Dinner is booked for 9 bells and I was under the impression that the game was at 7 bells but I see now it is at 8. That means its unlikely that we’ll make it back in. Also the time pre dinner is usualy the best part of these nights
CC has already said ‘I’m playing astro anyway’ but due to my relatively poor performance last week, I am seriously considering going on the beer.
I suppose what I am looking for here is some of the more experienced members to give me advice at this critical stage of my career - Bandage in particular who seems to have turned his career around from the brink of ruin by the demon drink
farmer, the fact that you even think you have a decision to make is extremely discouraging to myself and, dare I say, all the other members of thefreekick.com squad. All we want is commitment and effort and you’re having doubts before week 3??? Very disappointing.
You invite guidance from us all and you mention me in particular what with my career going off the rails for a year or two there. I see myself as being a little bit like Gordon D’Arcy - achieved too much, too young and lost the run of myself as a result but have come back much more mature and have become a mainstay of the side often outperforming more heralded players like rocko.
These dinners never start on time and if you turn around quickly after the game you can be there for 9.20pm. That’s surely not too big a sacrifice to make, is it? This is a dinner for a team in work that means nothing to you and you’re considering putting it ahead of a team and jersey that should mean everything to you???
You’re also developing a winning mentality, getting to play in a world class side and improving your fitness levels on a weekly basis. Sure I had an unhealthy lifestyle for a while, stayed up too late, ate the wrong foods and drank a lot and didn’t get enough exercise for a few years.
But after last Wednesday night’s feed of post match pints as I stood in the chipper waiting for my quarter pounder with cheese and curry chips I realised how thefreekick.com astro team has helped me turn my life around.
Due to my ongoing knee problem it’d be good to have you around to provide goalkeeping cover - the Nicky Colgan to my Shay Given as it were.
Speaking of my knee it’s still giving me constant aggrivation. It’s really painful below the kneecap on the left hand side and while the visible bruising’s gone it’s still very sore to touch. I haven’t kicked a ball since last Wednesday (leaving it til as late as possible), however I went to puck the sliothar around earlier and my movement was extremely restricted (not solely because of obesity either). Anyone know anything about knee injuries or good exercises for the joint?
Many lesser keepers would look at the 35 goals scored by Wednesday night’s opposition in their first 2 games and rule themselves out but it’s a sign of my character that I’m determined to play. Were it that everyone was like this, farmer!!!
Jerseys haven’t arrived yet so it might be a last hurrah in the gold and black of South East Fingal before we switch to the green Puma tops.
Shocked to read Farmer’s post above. Think how much prouder you’ll feel when you go into dinner with a victory under the belt. I remember arriving at a work dinner after Celtic beat Barcelona in the Camp Nou in the UEFA Cup. Even though I wasn’t playing I was absoultely elated when we got into the dinner and it made it all the better.
farmer, you can’t kid a kidder. You’re convincing yourself you have to work and you might til about 7.50pm. Then you’ll say ‘fook it - I’ve stayed in here long enough’. Then you’ll say what a pity you don’t have enough time to get to football and you’ll be in a pub by 8.20pm. Dessie Dolan Senior wouldn’t stand for this. Or Jerome McWeeney.
I can’t help but think Farmer has little respect for McWeeney. After all that man did. I googled him there and the only thing that came up was:
“There have been some notable matches in my memory like the one where Eslin’s Jerome McWeeney broke the shoulder of Mohill’s county star George Dugdale in a horror challenge which even I, as an Eslin man, would not condone.” - Farmerinthecity