Tuesday, June 26, 2007


There has been renewed interest in the Steampackets in recent weeks. So much so that the committee has decided to re-open it media department.

As expected, this renewed interest has resulted an influx of new recruits.

When asked to comment on the larger turnouts, seemingly eternal club president Adrian Dillon had this to say:

"We're very happy with the current turnout. In fact there are more people playing at the moment than there was at a time when we had fewer people playing."

So many people in fact that, after some negotiations made through the Steampackets legal firm, Gringo and Sons, the club has won the opportunity to register with the television sports program, Nerds FC.

As there are one or two self confessed "nerds" in the Steampackets, the question has been asked, what is it that attracts nerds to football?

After a budget approval, a quick purchase at Fantastic Furniture meant that a special Steampackets sub-committee could be formed to conduct a "round table" to discuss this very issue.

At a press conference afterwards, club secretary Adrian Roberts summed it up.

"Well you see, the one thing that all nerds love, whether they are computer nerds, sci-fi nerds, D&D nerds, movie nerds or even Britney nerds, is correcting people. '

You can't read a blog site without finding some nerd telling you how wrong everyone else is, and how right it should be. 'How could the Enterprise shoot photon torpedoes out of its phaser ports?'. Nerds love to show how right they are, and there's no easier way to do that in Australia than correct people when they use the word 'soccer'."

Since the 1st of January, 2005, when the 'Australia Soccer Association' was renamed 'Football Federation Australia' nerds countrywide rejoiced in a new piece of useless and incredibly annoying information to correct people with, and their love of the game only grew from there.

It seems only natural that the ever inquisitive nature of the nerd lead him (or in rare cases her) to actually try the game.

If you would like a chance to join the team before they become too famous, come down to Steampacket Park on Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes.

Rob Jennings,

Steampackets Media Liaison.

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