A couple of late withdrawals resulted in TFK taking to the field with the bare minimum 6 tonight and no substitutes available.
Rocko settled the nerves early on with a magnificently taken early goal after a quick exchange with Monkey Allen. The rest of the lads kicked on from that and contributed a further 14 goals (Monkey with 8) with a consolation goal from the Endesa thrown into the mix (the unfortunate Rocko picked up another deflection on that goal).
Great win, marred only by an over-zealous Endesa player losing his temper near the end and suffering the humiliation of ending up on the ground three times in a series of successive skirmishes with an unnamed TFK star.
He has alright. I remember when we first got hold of him you could see there was talent there but it was hiding behind a woeful first touch and a coward’s heart. Through some serious technical coaching and a lot of psychological prompting we have him in a good place now though.
Actually I put my goals down to the understanding I have developed with Rocko. I can now read how far wide his mis-hit shots are likely to go so I can position myself where defenders think there is no danger. When Rockos shots, or “assists” as he prefers to call them, fall to me I can get a free shot at goal.
My favourite part last night was their Spanish keeper walking off at the end telling all of us “he crazy, he got problem” while pointing at Rocko. This is the same keeper that conceded a goal because he decided to run off and get the spare ball behind the goal as a shot was rolling towards him.