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Summer Palace Pre Season

Hi GuysJust a follow up to Patrick’s note. For those who don’t know me I currently wear the captains arm band for SP.Last year occassionally, and for our first cup game this year there was a general could not care less attitude from some people. Possibly as a result of the hang over the night before.However this year we have decided to introduce some changes.Patrick has requested that foks arrive at the pitch by 3.20. If everyone can adhere to that then great. However if you are not at the pitch at least 30 minutes before the game / and or have not phoned Patrick or myself with a viable reason as to why you will be late then we’ll exclude you from the starting line up. Both Patrick and I play and need to get ready and have to get the team sheet sorted early and players organised. We also need to warm up.On that subject personally I know what I need to do in order to get ready for a game and many others also do a proper warm up. However lots of folks think a quick cigarette and kick of the ball for 2 / 3 minutes is a proper warm up – not so!So this year on the assumption that everyone arrives at least 30 minutes before the game and gets changed quickly we will organise a team warm up which will be taken by one of the senior players.We also need water and drinks and will organise for that to be brought, but I find my self amazed that smart, capable, organised blokes such as yourself can not throw a bottle of water in your kit bag just in case we are unable to provide.Looking forward to tomorrow and another great season ahead. If ISB Dragons are the high school kids then do not expect an easy game – they’ll run the legs off most of us, so go reasonable on the pop tonight.And because it is Friday a little humour to lighten the load – both Robbie McIntosh and Pat Wilkens came to mind when I first read this!!!!! Though Mike Rahn was in there also> THE TEQUILA TEST> Guy walks into a bar, notices a very large jar on the counter, and sees it’s filled to the brim with $10 bills. He guesses there must be thousands of dollars in it. He approaches the bartender and asks. ‘What’s up with the jar?” Well, you pay $10 and if you pass three tests, you get all the money. ‘The man certainly isn’t going to pass this up. ‘What are the three tests?”Pay first, those are the rules.’ says the bartender. So the man gives him the $10 and the bartender drops it into the jar.’OK,’ the bartender says. ‘Here’s what you need to do: First, You have to drink that entire gallon of pepper tequila, the whole thing, all atonce…and you can’t make a face while doing it. Second, there’s a pit bull chained-up out back with a sore tooth. You have to remove the toothwith your bare hands. Third, there’s a 90-year old woman upstairs who has never reached orgasm during intercourse. You’ve gotta make things right for her. ‘The man is stunned. He says, ‘I know I just paid $10, but I’m not an idiot…I won’t do it! You’d have to be nuts to drink a gallon of pepper tequila, and then do those other things.”Your call,’ says the bartender, ‘but your money stays where it is.’As time goes on and the man has a few drinks, then a few more, he asks, ‘Wherez zat tequila?’He grabs the gallon with both hands and downs it with a big slurp. Tears streaming down both cheeks, but he doesn’t make a face.Next, he staggers out back where the pit bull is chained-up and soon the people inside the bar hear a huge, noisy, scuffle going on outside. Theyhear the pit bull barking, the guy screaming, the pit bull yelping and then silence. Just when they think the man surely must be dead, he staggers back into the bar, with his shirt ripped and large bloody scratches all over his body. He says…’Now then…where’s that old woman with the sore tooth!!?’

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