Breach of Team Disciplinary Protocols by Mums Mob alleged.
Day 3 started wuth a media briefing from Mums Mob management where a prepared statement was issued. It reads:
"Management are aware of rumours circulating that a member of the mums mob touring party has breached team disciplinary Protcols. For this to occur it presupposes that disciplinary protocols were in place to start with. Management vehemently deny that these ever existed. We trust this closes the matter. "
Whilst this satisfied most media experts Clark and Lois noticed that there was no denial of an incident and are now able to provide this exclusive update!!!!
Apparently a player turned up for a game slightly the worse for wear. He claimed to be suffering from the mystery illness "blisters" but after a thorough examination by the medical team this was ruled out. Management hastily met to consider sanctions and repatriation was considered but quickly rejected as insufficient punishment......and besides we needed all the players that we had. It was therefore agreed that this player would be subjected to the ultimate sanction and be forced to start the game, having initially been named on the bench, and be forced to play the full 60 minutes. This was felt to show a deterrent to any other player in such circumstances.
In return for this exclusive interview it was agreed that identities would be kept confidential.
Onto the action for today and a game v Sydney Foreign Legion. Many of the opposition were well known to Matt Minor, returning to Mums Mob after a loan spell in Sydney, and Sean the Aussie Scouser.
Mums Mob were forced to make a change in goal with Zev, another of our loan signings, coming in for the injured humpty dumpty.
Unfirtunately this had disastrous consequences and Sydney scored straight from the kick off following a defensive mistake....however still 59 1/2 minutes to come back.
And come back we did absolutely pounding the Sydney goal and it was obvious that the Aussies would use both fair means and foul to protect their lead with Matt, Sean, and Simon singled out for some especially violent treatment. However, once again, the bloke with the white stick and the whistle didn't seem at all concerned about this only encouraging the Sydneysiders to get more desperate in their tackling.
As with all Aussies they weren't afraid to start a sledging war as well but that was soon ended with a swift "Where'd you leave the Ashes, cobber".
Half time came with us still 1 down and a determination to up the ante and get in amongst the Aussies.
The second half started and we were blitzing their goal. One off the line, a 30 yarder hitting the post and Aussie bodies being thrown in to block repeated shots. Mums mob threw more and more men forward eventually reverting to an old fashioned 2 - 3 - 5 formation and still the goal led a charmed life. The Aussies hadn't been out of their half !!!
As the free kick toll mounted the wrestling in the box increased yet still the ref didn't want to know.
Almost when we felt it wasn't going to be our day with less then 2 minutes left we won yet another corner. A superb ball was floated over and Kent got his head onto it....it was bound for the net on its own until Bob Thomas "stole" the goal by knocking it over the line with his shin.
Cue wild celebrations from the capacity crowd of 43 thinking we had just rescued a point.
However you're always vulnerable when having just scored and the Aussies finally got out of their half in the 59th minute and piled forward. A break into the box was being easily marshaled and controlled by Mark Skeath when the Aussie tried to cross the ball only hitting Mark in the gut. Unfortunately Wayne Barnes II from 50 metres away ruled handball and awarded the Aussies a penalty. Despite Mark providing the ref with anatomy lessons the only result was for Mark to become the 4th player to receive a yellow card.
The Aussies duly despatched the penalty and despite us shaving the post again on the final whistle we had lost again and felt robbed.
However some satisfaction was gained by nicking an Aussie flag and colouring in 5 of the stars with red felt pen and the last with blue...... they didn't seem to notice !!!!!!!
Also on the way back to the team hotel Tom made a startling discovery......he found an Italian Army Truck actually moving forward !!!!! Despite much investigation he couldn't prove his theory that the body had been placed on the chassis the wrong way round.
And so off we trooped to another team meeting to plan.....well nothing really other than who's round it was next !!!!!!
Last Modified on 09/08/2013 08:45