Versus IPI FC

Huge game tomorrow as we seek to get our derailed title challenge back on track.

A lot of thought went into this squad selection - it’s a panel that reflects recent performances, effort and dedication and unfortunately it’s also illustrative of a squad that has suffered a few injuries recently.

SQUAD in full:

Rocko [c]
Stevie G

The following players were not considered due to injury:


The following players were not considered due to poor recent performances:


The following players were not considered at all:


We will win tomorrow.

Ah lovely.


We’re playing IPSI FC tonight rather than IPI FC. Gutted to be missing out again but that’s a squad that can certainly get the right result. Clearly it’s really difficult watching on from the sidelines so I might just watch Home and Away instead. That said, I feel my very presence along with my tactical acumen might be very crucial in Sandymount later.

I’ll be attending in my Assistant Manager capacity this evening.

I have the outline of a little speech prepared as follows:

"Well, boys … I haven’t a thing to say. Been playing great games…all of you. Great games.

(I try to smile.)

I guess we just can’t expect to win ‘em all.

(I pause and say quietly…)

I’m going to tell you something I’ve kept to myself for years – None of you ever knew George Gipp. It was long before your time. But you know what a tradition he is at TFK…

(There is a gentle, faraway look in my eyes as I recall the boy’s words.)

And the last thing he said to me – “Bandage,” he said - "sometime, when the team is up against it – and the breaks are beating the boys – tell them to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper…

(My eyes will become misty and my voice will be unsteady as I finish…)

I don’t know where I’ll be then, Bandage", he said - “but I’ll know about it - and I’ll be happy.”

(There will be a hushed stillness as myself and the crowd of players look at each other. In the midst of this tense silence, I will quietly say “Alright,” to the men beside me, and my wheelchair will be wheeled slowly out of the dressing room.)

(Rocko will then shout…)
“Well, what are we waiting for?”

With a single roar, the players will throw off their shackles and rush through the doorway.

They will win tonight for the Gipper.

The time has come to go out there and make some great memories for yourself and for your team! Let’s go!!* 6-0 IPSI FC

Magnificent response from the lads. Goals by Farmer x1, Rocko x1, BA x1, Stevie G x1, Smelly x1 and cesc4 x1. Jugs was very commanding in goal too and got a well earned clean sheet.

The title challenge is firmly back on track and there was even further positive news when I managed to do some jogging, light sprints and ball work at half time.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Well done lads. In Rocko we trust! :barcasmile:


Bandage IN

Bandage will replace me eventually. The time is not right though. He’s Brown to my Blair.

In relation to astro football team or in relation to Mrs Rocko? Specify please. A bit coarse I think The Runt, especially given the “confusion” that occured amongst that triumvirate in the past.

See my previous post.

Ah that’s awfully crude Appendage.

This is worthy of further exploration I feel…