Monday, August 14, 2006

Kick and Apologise

After a week’s hiatus, the Steampackets decided to use Tuesday’s less formal game to brush up on their basics.

Players shared their various areas of expertise with the other Steampackets in an effort to finely hone what is already an incredibly well rounded team.

The most notable effort was wingman Lloyd Stokie, who started off the clinic with a number of demonstrations of his trademark manoeuvre, the “kick and apologise”; whereby the player with the ball will call for a team-mate’s attention and then, in a bid to confuse his opponents, kick it in a different direction altogether. “You see the subtlety of the tactic,” says Stokie, “is in the apology afterwards. It gives the other team the idea that you really meant to kick it to the person you called, and so when you do it next time they are none the wiser.”

In the course of Tuesday’s match, everyone had a chance to try this one out, with varying degrees of success. “No matter how hard I try,” said Adrian Roberts, shaking his head and cursing himself after kicking yet another goal, “I just can’t seem to kick it to anyone else at all. I can’t even pretend to.”

The boys of the Steampackets are, of course, so keen to get themselves in shape so they will be ready for when the ladies return to the field on the 22nd of September. “If we’re not careful they will walk all over us, and we can’t let that happen,” said one anonymous Steampacket.

If you want to brush up on your skills before the big reunion, come down to Steampacket Park on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Rob Jennings,

Steampackets Media Liaison.

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Anonymous President said...

It's not the same since Tibor left.

8:59 PM  

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