Bangkok Veterans League Season #1, Month #3 19/Jun/2005 • Harrow School
Harrow Teachers emerge as the new champions in Jun/2005 Vets League
I would like to thank all of you once again for being a part of our 3rd monthly "Bangkok Vets League" competition on the weekend. It was a pleasant Sunday afternoon of football in the true spirit of the game. Despite that the Vikings were absent, I think the 4 participating teams still had a good run against each other, rekindling old rivalries.!
The comments I got was similar to previous events — if there is interest, we could continue to hold these events every 4-6 weeks.
The following were certainly the clear highlights of the day:
very friendly, non-competitive casual atmosphere, although with our "first-ever" yellow-card shown in the competition
the Harrow venue
cloudy & breezy weather
volume of beer (once again, mostly due to the rapid disappearance of many from British Club!)
The day seemed like it would go Germans way (with 2 convincing wins and a draw in the Group Stage), but it ended in favour of Harrow Teachers, defending well against the onslaught of German miss-hits, and winning on a late goal.
Here's the complete scores of the day ==>
On the 3rd month, here are some observed patterns:
teacher teams won 2 out of the 3 competitions so far
Strong Germans are still seeking their first Top Trophy
Thai teams are tough to play against only when they bring "younger" players.!
British Club continuing their consistency, pulling the rear in all 3 months, and becoming a deserved owner of the "BadCup!" once again
As I mentioned, at the moment, the next monthly competition is planned to be either the last Saturday of July (Jul/30th) or first Saturday of August (Aug/6th). I will discuss with RBSC further if they would agree to hold it at their venue, which will be a welcome change in the teams line-up with the addition of RBSC Veterans and hopefully the French Vets.
Thanks, once again, for supporting the "Vets" idea. Hopefully, we can expand it with greater interest in the near future. Please do contact me if you think there are other suggestions or ideas that could improve the event.
Looking forward to welcoming you back for the same kick-around very soon.
Picture 1 — "Say cheese..!"
Picture 2 — Germans ready for action.
Picture 3 — British Club and Yingcharoen battle it out in one of the early games of the day.
Picture 4 — Fancy footwork from British Club's Glen.
Picture 5 — Love those pinky shirts of Yingcharoen Standbys.
Picture 6 — Dedicated Vets League followers at full attention.
Picture 7 — British Club testing Harrow Teachers's defence.
Picture 8 — Germans getting ready to take on Yingcharoen on the last game of the Group Stage.
Picture 9 — And, they leap ahead early in the game.
Picture 10 — Germans put up a good fight in the Grand Final, but fell short to Harrow Teachers.
Picture 11 — Germans's Ashley keeping Harrow Teachers's Captain Steve in check.
Picture 12 — "We're here for the beer.!"
Picture 13 — Fahri "the Black Cat of Bosphorous" enjoying the end-of-day beers.
Picture 14 — All the silverware, raring to go!
Picture 15 — A serenade to the BadCup!
Picture 16 — British Club Captain, Martin, picking up the revered BadCup! reserved for the last place team in every competition.
Picture 17 — Sirichai raising Yingcharoen's 3rd place trophy, losing the defending champions title in the process.
Picture 18 — Hartwig enthusiastically lifts 2nd place trophy for the Germans.
Picture 19 — Champions, Harrow Teachers, raise their glass to their "first-ever" victory.
From: Martin Team: British Club Date: 20/Jun/2005
Thanks for organizing the football on Sunday. It was fun. Let's see how things develop from here.
Feel free to e-mail to me if you would like to voice your take on the above summary, or would like to obtain the original resolution pictures.