On The Road Again

The club was losing money faster than someone who loses money very quickly, so the team bus was laid up for the visit to Veternik. It was only on the other side of town, so a fleet of bicycles were borrowed from local residents and the team set off to a ticker-tape parade – well, a few disgruntled locals threw rubbish at them as they cycled by. I had obtained most of the bicycles, and ensured that we were one short. As the man responsible for the error, I followed behind in a horse-drawn cart, relaxing on a pile of rotting vegetables as the driver told me in broken English of the scene up ahead. He muttered: “Agghhh, shit hit him. He wobble. Man angry, empty piss pot on them, small child spitting”. I figured we were getting into Veternik territory. The night before, Angel told me of a previous manager at Novi Sad who had lost the first game against Veternik. The fans had stripped him naked, painted him with hot tar, and dragged him through the streets tied to a donkey. The police had found him in a ditch the next morning, with one of his testicles removed. The offending gonad was in a paper bag, in his mouth. Realising who he was, the police officer simply moved on. He had lived, but had to leave town. I feared for Boris. She reassured me; it had been a home game. For an away game, he would keep his full complement of testes!

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Join The Team; We Need You!

In a combined effort to offer a stage to new authors and lighten the burden on my own shoulders, I plan to include more guest authors on the site. At least, I hope to have more guest authors on Strikerless. Whether this is a one time piece or a more regular contribution, it’s all welcome. So how about it? Care to join the Dark Side?

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 720,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 31 days for Read more…

My Team Just Scored From A Bicycle Kick!!!

In an age where football is becoming less about individual skill and finesse and more about team tactics and defensive responsibilities, some players and their style of play are like a breath of fresh air.

I’m generalising here, but fans and spectators want to be entertained and it’s generally not the team players who provide most of this entertainment. It’s not the Matic’s, Khedira’s or Mascherano’s of this world people want to see when they go to a football stadium, be it a digital or a real one.

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The 1% Theory

Football has evolved in every way possible over the years, from the Arsenal side of the 1930’s to the modern day Barcelona. The short-passing game back in the very early stages of football was deemed as cowardly, that alone shows you how far football has come as a sport. I Read more…