Monday, May 02, 2011

We Are The Soccer Team.

Apparently there is a theory linking violence in soccer-fans to the high levels of frustration caused by the small number of goals scored per game. That's as may be (did they also study the socio-economic backgrounds of violent soccer fans, hmm?) but if it were true then at least the families at Climber's first ever soccer match were in no danger of being beaten up on the way out.  A grand total of 8 goals scored, 7 of them by Climber's team.  It was a pretty exciting match, it made the early start on a cold Sunday morning almost bearable.  I did feel sorry for the other team who had less players on the field than us and no reserves;  they played so gamely and we all cheered hard when they finally scored a goal. 

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Climber had a great game, playing strongly in defence, and came off the field at the end on a great big happy high.

I'm pretty impressed with our coach. The only stuff he shouted from the sidelines was either positive tactical advice or Good Boy [name of player]! when they made a good play.  As in Good boy Climber! in a wonderful booming and slightly Italian-accented voice.  It was ace.  And he made sure the boys gave 3 cheers for the other team, and lined up properly to shake hands at the end.  And then he sent them back into a team huddle and told them to make up a team song.  Here's what they came up with: 

We are The [Name of Team], 
We are The [Name of Team], 
We are The [Name of Team], 
We are The [Name of Team]!!!

No actual tune to it yet, but it's early in the season.

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(The half-time score.)

11 comments:

  1. Well if the future songwriting thing falls through, at least they can say they loved their soccer.

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  2. The correct term is 'Soccer MOM', not 'Soccer Mum' btw!

    Hooray for Climber, Hooray for a terrific coach (by the sounds of it)....

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  3. hmmmm, we used to 'give' one of our players to the other team at that stage of the soccer career... imagine how those kids and parents on the other side felt! But hooray for climber and the lovely coach. I miss being a soccer mummy!

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  4. Aaah soccer season - we are in our tenth year of going to soccer games - we are all happy at the conclusion of each season but still roll out of bed early each Saturday of the next...

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  5. I took almost identical photos at U14 football on Sunday! ( even the ground lools the same). Similar experience and after years of losing J's team is FINALLY getting some wins. Go Eagles!

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  6. I like 'We are the Name of Team'. It's catchy.

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  7. Our own footy coach and families are like that and it makes it so much fun. It's great see Climber get such thrill from his first game.

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  8. What a great action shot of Climber - he looks positively Beckham!

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  9. Oooh, imagine how it would feel to hear your name after "Good girl" said in a slight Italian accent.

    Mmmmmmmm...

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  10. I like the song. Doesn't faff around, gets the information across and easy to remember. Bellissimo.

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