Wednesday, December 23, 2009

End Of Year Statistics 2009!

Time for Team Statistics for the Fall Season and the Overall Stats for the Year 2009!;

Well it's nearly the end of the year and its time to take stock of our achievements through the 2009 season. I have to admit I thought that the team was going to collapse into oblivion as we entered the Fall season with a shortage of players and chronic communication problems. But, we survived and got the team on track. We have a new administration team in place to help El Presidente, with lots of CFO's, CRO's, CEO's, CPO's and UFO's. We signed up some new players during the season that really helped us through our constant crisis of injured players, disappearing players and enigmas. And, after all these problems, we actually played better in the Fall season than we did in the Summer season!

Henrique and Carlos were our top goalscorers over the whole of 2009 with 7 goals a piece. Carlos won the most man of the match awards with 3, although 13 players won at least 1 MOM during the season!

The Fall season was tough because bad weather was always a factor but we still managed to get some games and good performances in! The highlights are as follows;

Played 7, Won 4, Lost 3, Drew 0; Goals For 16, Against, 16, Points 12

Our home record was;
Played 4, Won 2, Lost 2

Our away record was;
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1

Top goal scorers;
Henrique 5, Carlos 4, Roniildo 3, Tom A, Telat, Dejan and Jorge all got one goal!

Man of the Match Awards;
Carlito, El Gato, La Boca, Telat, Tom A, Dejan and Roniildo all got one award!

AS A REMINDER; Our record during the Summer was;

Played 11, Won 4, Lost 7, Drew 0; Goals For 23, Against, 26, Points 12

Our home record was;
Played 6, Won 4, Lost 2

Our away record was;
Played 5, Lost 5!

Top goal scorers;
Jorge 5, Carlos 3, TJ 3, Scott 3, Henrique 2, La Boca, Roniildo, Jodingo!!, Fribeka, Tom A, Ahmad, OG all got one goal!

Man of the Match Awards;
BOR 2, Carlito 2, Kevinho 2, Ron the Toe, Jodingo!!, Henrique, Fribeka and Roniildo all got one award!

SO the overall view of the 2009 season looks like this;

Played 18, Won 8, Lost 10, Drew 0; Goals For 39, Against, 42, Points 24

Our home record was;
Played 10, Won 6, Lost 4

Our away record was;
Played 8, Won 2, Lost 6

Top goal scorers;
Henrique 7, Carlos 7, Jorge 6, Roniildo 4, TJ 3, Scott 3,Tom A 2, La Boca, Jodingo!!, Fribeka, Ahmad, Telat, Dejan and OG all got one goal!

Man of the Match Awards;
Carlito 3, BOR 2, Kevinho 2, Roniildo 2, Ron the Toe, Jodingo!!, La Boca, Henrique, Fribeka, Tom A, Telat, Dejan and El Gato all got one award!

We had a losing season overall, but the Fall season got us back on track. The stats tell us we are a very decisive team..... we either win or lose.... we did not tie a game in the whole of 2009!

Let's hope for an even better 2010 season, both indoor and outdoor!


Have a great Holiday Season, keep happy and healthy..... and see you all in the New Year!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Striker Of The Fall 2009!

After some outrageous vote counts in the best midfielder poll with a record 54 votes cast and the winner ( Dejan for European President!! ) garnering 80% of those votes, will we see a similar battle emerge in the Striker of the Fall vote?

We have five main candidates for the vote who have all played a strong part in the 2009 season. Henrique and Carlos who finished as top scorers for the season with 7 goals each, followed closely by Jorge with 6. Scotty was also on the scoring charts with 3 before he was cut down in his prime by injury ( speedy recovery Scotty! ). Halil just joined the team near the end of the season so no photo of him yet but he goes straight into the poll.

Go ahead and vote! And please, do not use remote control of worldwide computer networks to influence the vote!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Midfielder Of The Fall 2009!

After the exciting defender of the Fall vote, which was won by newcomer Telat, it is now time for the Midfielders to be recognized! Some great players for you to vote on.... Vote for the new players Dejan and Ilan? Both have had great starts to their new Madison Celtic careers or you could go for one of the old stalwarts Jodinho, Fribeka, Roniildo or our El Presidente!

Go for it!

And thanks to those guys that turned up Monday night for the team meeting at Augers. It was a good meeting and fun.... and thanks Jodingo!! for providing most of the fun ;o)

We have got several guys signed up, and paid up, for the indoor season but we need more guys to cough up their fees for the indoor. Please get in touch with Cap'n Ron as soon as you can.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Defender Of The Fall 2009!

Hi Guys...yes it's that time again. Your big chance to vote for the best player of the Fall. This time we are going to start with best defender. Could be a close run race this time as a number of our usual stars like La Boca only played a few game during the Fall and some players like Tom A ( El Presidente!) started playing at the back and had some great games. On top of that we had our new players also playing in different positions but I have placed Telat and Ilan in the defender poll because of their great defensive play. Of course we could have the sympathy vote kicking in for BOR after his injury or Johnaldo could get the vote for turning up even when injured! If we had ref of the season as a vote I'm sure Pink would win it but you only get to vote for him in the defender poll.

Go ahead and vote!

Remember this Monday night we will have our team meeting at Augers bar in Guilford 7pm!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Season Has Ended!

Guys, our 2009 season is officially over. We will not play this weekend as Winter has finally arrived! I will send out some season stats soon as well as getting your votes for player of the Fall!

Our next outing will be in January 2010 in the Indoor League. See details from El Gato in the comments section below.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Snow Day Blocks Friendly

So, looks a like a little bit of cold weather and snow stopped the game from happening yesterday. But the notice on the cancellation was very short and again we had two of our players show up for the game....I know.... Jodingo!! and Roniildo were the same guys that showed up the last time we cancelled a game ..... but this time they really did not get any notice. For last minute changes like this we need to phone everyone....the blog is good for general notices when we leave enough time for people to check it out.

We can discuss this and other topics at our team night out, which looks like being on Monday Dec 14th at Auger's Bar in Guilford. Didn't get too many replies but i think we have at least 5 or 6 guys who will turn up.

The next big question is.....will be even attempt to play this weekend against Clinton? It would be a league game but will the weather hold out? If we are going to go for it we need to get the roll call going again and maybe Tom A can check in with Clinton to see if they are still up for playing this last league game of the season.

OK, that's enough from me....back to the sunny Florida weather ;o)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Next Game; Friendly against Guilford!

Guys, the friendly game planned for this Sunday at the Guilford High School turf field is still on. The players that are a confirmed YES at the moment are as follows;


The two Toms are 50/50.

We have still to hear from Kevinho, Dejan and Danny. The rest are out, injured or enigmas.

Have fun, it's only a friendly and if the weather holds out we will have a league game the following Sunday. If someone wants to write a report on the game i will post it but no problem if your creative juices are not up for being used in a friendly.
The 2010 World Cup draw just took place and the groups are shown below;

Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
Group B: Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria, Greece
Group C: England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia
Group D: Germany, Australia, Ghana, Serbia
Group E: Netherlands, Japan, Cameroon, Denmark
Group F: Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovakia
Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Cost, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Honduras, Chile, Switzerland

Some interesting games to watch next year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Players Bring New Dimension To Team!

Depending on the weather we may have at least one more friendly and maybe another make up league game before the end of the year. I will be doing a season round up for the Fall season and an overall round up for the year shortly. But it's worth reminding ourselves what shape we were in only a few short weeks ago......internal strife, poor communication and a dwindling squad. We had our Bar Summit and got ourselves together. Signing a few new players such as Dejan, Telat, Ilan and now Halil has really helped the team over the last few weeks and got us back into a competitive position. Having different options on the field is a great help. If we can get a few more for the Spring 2010 season we will be in good shape as a team.

I think it would be good for us to have another Bar Summit before the end of the year to talk about how we have done and also to celebrate the end of the 2009 season. If you are up for this then say yes in the comments section below and suggest what day of the week, and venue, works best for you.
Roll call for this Sunday is going sloooow.....only 4 players are yes so far with Tom A being 50/50. We need to get final numbers before Friday so we can tell Guilford if we are a go or not.
Finally, just to make Roniildo feel a little bit better after his penalty miss have a watch at this!
Hope to see you soon!