Farnborough OBG FC

Match Report

Sunday 17th September 2006


0 - 10
Wickham Park Vets


So there we all were, familiar faces, sitting down having a chat, laughing, giggling, talking about the usual stuff. It felt good to be back in the Farnborough dressing room, with the smell of liniment in the air and foul language on our breaths.

Yes even before the match began, we had our plan, to mark man to man, including Desperate Dan, holding a fan whilst eating a clam, filled with spam.

Yeah and that’s just about how the match went too. After the whistle blew, we managed to string at least 3 passes together before they took over. And from then on they basically took the game by the scruff of the neck, and outplayed, outrun, and outrun us. They substituted every 30 seconds, we subjugated every 30 seconds. They moved, we stood still. By half time they were 4-0 up and from then on it just got worse.

With Toby doing great impersonations of a blancmange on ice, letting in a few good lobs, to the backs playing Cool Hand Luke, to the midfield dancing a funeral march, to the forwards re-enacting circus time, with Billy Smarts refusing to pay the ransom. Yep it was all great fun, but none of us were laughing. Pre-match talks turned to post match haste...... Where’s the team spirit gone!!! Who knows?

There was certainly little evidence of it in this match, and that includes everyone. It’s a shame, I know that it was our first match, but come on fellahs we can at least go down fighting! After match drinks and the team spirit had already vanished as no two players seemed to be sitting next to each other, and having a laugh.

Come on lads, let’s put it in, and at least go down fighting. Our next two home games are against Cudham and Maidstone, two very good teams. I only hope we put up a better fight of it, including myself, the next time out. I don’t mind losing; it’s the manner in which we lose I mind. A final score of 10-0 does not sit well. WE really can only get better!

luv ya Jimmy the Fish

P.S. Man of the match = Scooby Doo.

I am at a loss for words so in the absence of anything good to say about our performance on Sunday I think the following should be adopted as our theme tune for the following season!

Cheer up, Vets. You know what they say.
Some things in life are bad,
They can really make you mad.
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you''re chewing on life''s gristle,
Don''t grumble, give a whistle!
And this''ll help things turn out for the best...

...always look on the bright side of life!

Always look on the bright side of life...
If life seems jolly rotten,
There''s something you''ve forgotten!
And that''s to laugh and smile and dance and sing,

When you''re feeling in the dumps,
Don''t be silly chumps,
Just purse your lips and whistle -- that''s the thing!
And... always look on the bright side of life...

Come on!

Always look on the bright side of life...

For life is quite absurd,
And death''s the final word.
You must always face the curtain with a bow!
Forget about your sin -- give the audience a grin,
Enjoy it -- it''s the last chance anyhow!

So always look on the bright side of death!
Just before you draw your terminal breath.
Life''s a piece of sh*t,
When you look at it.

Life''s a laugh and death''s a joke, it''s true,
You''ll see it''s all a show,
Keep ''em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you!

And always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the bright side of life