Archive for June, 2009

Loser Defined

In kids team’s 6th game today they had their 5th loss and it was all club president’s fault. The team leaded 2-0 against Vefa (arguably the best team in the group) and everybody was watching in shock and disbelief because our team played a much much better football. They dominated the opposition for 20 minutes. […]

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Let’s Fight!

The day started with another 50 laps around the field for me. Then was the kids training at 5 pm, which actually started at 6 pm and concluded at 7 pm. But it wasn’t your typical training really, it involved some players playing with their cellphones in their hands and listening to music. Also some […]

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Capacity Issues

Today morning as planned we played against Pasha, a very important game — especially for me as this also acted like a selection for me. Even though I scored 7 goals and assisted 7 the game ended 18-17 for Pasha, thus breaking my 15-game unbeaten record and making this my 2nd loss out of two […]

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Still Rehearsing, Huh

Today I upgraded my running to 50 laps, making about 40 mins of non-stop running around the field. Getting ready for tomorrow’s ‘first selection’ as I play against Pasha to show what I’m capable of. So then the kids team went on to lose another game, their third loss of the campaign. But this time, […]

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Tireded

Another VERY tiring day, just before two tiring days ahead was today. I started the day with running 40 laps around the football field and then proceeded to wait for Ardi and the kids for their training (which was delayed to be done at 17:00) and then played 2 games and won both. Then came […]

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Playing Like A Pro

Today morning I went for my first training for the agency selections. Didn’t do much but run 30 laps around the field with moderate speed. Then went home to come back there later on to go for the kids game. …We DID IT! did it big time! 3-0! the first ever win in the third […]

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Learning From Mistakes

Oh yes! We had another fine training that lasted about an hour and a half today. And we’re extremely optimistic for tomorrow’s game, the 10-11 year olds’ third game. Hopefully not their third straight loss. Also Ardi talked with a football agent about me so that I’ll get a chance to be watched by a […]

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The Side With A Sane Coach Wins

Yeah, as expected 4 hours of training the day before the game had its effects; 2 half-injured players whose status went from bad to worse during the match (the two of them being part of the starting 8 ) and also the whole team not being able to catch a glimpse of the opponents. Note […]

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Just Don’t Get It

Sometimes Ardi just seems to be wanting to do his own thing even though he says otherwise. For example today; as I told him hundred thousand times not to make the players train for 4 hours before their game tomorrow, he did it again. Well, I remember it was hard for me to adjust myself […]

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Smooth!!

Today we had such a smooth training that even Ardi and Yusuf (son of club manager) didn’t believe it. One big difference was there: I managed the training. Thus proving that I am actually better in performing trainings than grand master shouter Mr. Ardi. Also my ‘assisted match’ went very well with perfect ratings from […]

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