Sunday, 28 June 2009

Final touch and momentous news

Leaving my thoughts of the Lions aside for a while longer yet...

Last week was the final week of the Chesham/Mid Bucks Touch Rugby League and, true to form, the Chairman's Stags maintained our 100% record with a 7-4 defeat to the inappropriately named "Old Gitonians" - inappropriate because their team appeared to be dominated by young things who had yet to experience the joys of shaving.

Given that we turned up at the start with 4 players and had to borrow a few more for a quorum to be established, the team's performance was quite reasonable under the circumstances. For my own part I had plenty of playing time, worked hard and created a few chances but suffered once again from a lack of acceleration and, on this occasion, from having hands like spades.

One thing I have noticed is that this summer the general standard has been far higher than in previous years. In past summers there have one or two very good teams, one or two decent teams and quite a few who could best be described as "pedestrian". Our team this year would certainly have won 2 or 3 games in previous years but we've struggled largely because all of the other teams this year have been very well drilled and we've been somewhat shambolic. Perhaps there's a lesson there to be learned...

Of more alarming news is that, rather than carrying on for a few weeks playing social touch rugby, the 1st XV captain's plan appears to be to start pre-season training this Tuesday. That's pre-season training...in June. I think I can safely say that I'm not quite ready for that just yet.

What I am ready for is the momentous news that, after a thorough selection process (I was asked, I said yes) I have been appointed to the role of Club Webmaster, which (aside from the Spiderman outfit) means that the good folks of Chesham Rugby Club will also have to suffer my inane drivel on the club website.

Lucky, lucky people.

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