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What do you know. While I’m banned from the pitch and thought that the idea of this blog was bedridden as well, Krish just happened to mail me the comments about Episode 6. One man blog you said? Save Football is back on track.

15/08/09: 7am and only 4 players on the pitch. · The absence of many of the Rotaractors confirmed the rumours of a late night of partying. · 4 more Rotaract showed up defying all accepted notions that a nightlong comsumption of alcohol and early waking up are incompatible. · 4 vs 4 match started · Out of the blue the AWOL members of the core 8 appeared with some friends. · The first “proper” match since the beginning of our fight started: a good old 8-a-side! · The match ended 5-3 but mostly due to the fact that the losing team`s goal keeper “Singh is King” Pam did not have any shoes and the striker “Himesh” Ashish forgot his glasses. · To be noted that even though the “cagenappers” were present, they did not dare to strike.

26/07/09: “Core 8” you said? At 07 15, only three of us were present! One did notify, past midnight, that he would not be coming. Hopefully, one of those present had two newly recruited players who were already on their way from Rose-Hill. Now, what can you possibly do with 5 players on a football field? Put one as goalie, field a 2 v/s 2 match. The person who scores takes the goalie’s place who, in turn, replaces the person in the two-man team… harsh times call for harsh measures!

A couple of goals down this run-out formula later, we noticed a few fringe players who didn’t get to play among the “Skilled Ones” on the main football field. We called them up for a match. A 6-a-side was set up, and we were soon running rampage: we were leading the “Skilled Ones” fringe players by 5-0 after 30 mins. However, just after they pulled one back “pour l’honneur”, the strangest event you’ll ever see on a football field occurred.

We had just scored our 6th goal, turning around as we waited for the opposite team to kick-off again, when a third team appeared out of nowhere… and lifted the cages and took them away! As we stood there in disbelief, we realised it was a third team who usually arrive a bit later on Sunday morning, who claim that the football cages are “theirs”. Apparently one of them “made those for the Mahatma Gandhi Institute”, giving them rights over the cages.

Our match ended that very moment, as the “Skilled Ones” fringe players walked away. The “Cagenappers” just struck.

Next episode: Rotaract to the rescue!


As it happened

June 2020

Potential Players Count

  • 671 visits from potential players