I love playing in goal, even though I was rubbish! My reflex is very good, it is just my handling is poor, and so is my kicking.
The feeling of catching a ball or making a great save is magical! I rather save a goal than score one.
I can remember lots of great saves but I also can remember lots of mistakes too! Most of those mistakes end up giving goals away. (Even now, playing in 5-a-side!).
It is a huge understatement to say that I know how “Green” feels. Even a world class keeper makes mistakes. You are really playing with luck sometimes.
To a goalkeeper, you have to wait. You have to wait for a shot, a cross to come at you. A goalkeeper can only respond and play then. Sometime you only get one chance to show your skills. Lack of concentration will make you do silly things. Well Green you just have to wait until your next match. Although I think James should play, Capello will probably stick with Green. Finger crossed, you are not cursed with making blunders like me.
My account of a not very typical but fun packed week (couple of weeks back…)
Can I start from Saturday? oh go on then
I went to an Retirement Show with my girlfriend, we started the day with some Tai Chi. It was so fun, we both enjoyed it very much.
In the afternoon, she was assisting her sister in their cooking demonstration on stage. I was “the assistant to the assistant”, they gave me a sale target just like at work, to sell her book. I help sold 3!
I went to see Suede at The Ritz in Manchester. I was very excited. It was one of the best, brought me back to school days when I used to play their songs very loud in the boarding house. Some YouTube links here, a prize for who can spot a jumping Simon!
Everything will flow
The Beautiful Ones
Brett was awesome! The very best of britpop and what a gig.
Hope they would come back and do it again.
Meet my girlfriend for dinner (Sushi – yummy…), went for a drink near my place, in the middle of the quiz night. yuk!
Nothing, it was just a boring day…
Took my school mate to my girlfriends’ place to eat before heading off to the football game at Manchester City against Everton
Dinner was great, thank you my dear. We loved it!
The game was dull, referee was diabolical. Everton won 2-nil but the game was played like a nil-nil.
But I did see some retired ex-gunners Paddy Vieira and Kolo Toure. They look relax and enjoying their retirement. (They have past it unfortunately!)
Shame I didn’t see the handbags fight from both managers at the end, I was at the opposite end.
Still fun to go to a live game.
I was busy at work, but quite as productive though…
After work, I went to the office mixed five a side, started in goal again, but got beaten twice by a girl. She is streetwise, apparently.
The lowest point in my career? Well unfortunately not! I was in goal once for UMIST and lost 12-1 >_< It was the defence! not me…
Still it was fun, good exercise to keep my weight loss plan on track……
Busy at work again but it was dress down day so I came in with my Coca Cola Delivery Man shirt with Coca Cola badges and COKE written on the back. I love this shirt. Only recently that I could fit back in it.
For my round of drinks, I asked: “Tea, Coffee or COKE?”
Then I tag along to cricket nets with a colleague from work. It was so much fun, I love cricket, haven’t played for donkey years. It is slowly coming back to me, my leg breaks, top spinners and the ‘Chinamen’ (one that goes the other way…)
My bowling was dissapointing but batting was much more fun, even did a cheeky sweep (my trademark!). Oh I did get a caught and bowled.
My whole body was shattered. But got myself up though for a special haircut at Trevs, then met my girlfriend to find something to eat.
That was it, my not very typical but fun packed week…