Match Statistics

Date Team 1 Goals 1 Team 2 Goals 2 Match reports
Wed, 07/01/2015 Argentina
Gordon Baker
Hugo Fuller
Jacopo Forloni
James Arbib
Nick Warner
Paddy Inglis
Steve Davies
Yasheen Rajan
6 Germany
Andy Krick
Hugo Cuddigan
Mark Davies
Pete Davies
Robin Garton
Rupert Coltart
Simon Derrick
Simon Gillespie
4 A surprising competitive fixture with which to start the year. On paper, it looked like it would be an easy win for Argentina, Hugo having selected the teams on the explicit basis that "I'm much better than everyone else thinks I am." Argies take a 2-0 lead on the stroke of half time, but Germany quickly pull one back early in the second half with a goal of rare striker's quality by Hugo C, almost justifying his ridiculous assertion above. 2-1 led to 3-1, 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4 and then 6-4 final score - Germany could never quite close the gap despite 10 mins of extra time at the end. Rupert struck a sweet volley from 20 yards; Degs snuck in at the back post to score for the first time since 2006; Warner appeared to go on a mazy run when he actually fell over a couple of challenges in the right direction before slotting home. Steve Davies heading home the final goal. And relative newcomer Jacopo admits to having 'gone to the gym' over the holiday period to get his fitness up to scratch. Skinny pub turnout: warner, cuddigan and inglis.
Wed, 17/12/2014 Argentina
Gordon Baker
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Max de Rosnay
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Oliver Gorton
Paddy Inglis
5 Germany
Andy Krick
Andy Moretti
Ethan Kline
Hugo Cuddigan
Jacopo Forloni
Mark Davies
Pete Davies
Rupert Coltart
4 Argentina win the match. Warner missing for Argentina. Argentina pass the ball crisply.Warner missing for Argentina. Argentina defend well.Warner missing for Argentina. Argentina disciplined and well organised. Warner missing for Argentina. Also, Paddy was excellent in goal, Olly scored a great goal, and the Germans gave away the ball too often. Happy holidays.
Wed, 10/12/2014 Argentina
Barney Reynolds
Gordon Baker
Hugo Fuller
Jacopo Forloni
Nick Warner
Steve Brooke
Yasheen Rajan
3 Germany
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Hugo Cuddigan
Mark Davies
Pete Davies
Rupert Coltart
Simon Gillespie
7 In a repeat of the 2014 World Cup final, Germany trounced Argentina. It was clear from the first minute that there would only be one winner in this match. Consequently Germany took their foot off the pedal from the second minute in a show of sportsmanship which will never be seen from Argentina. Some very good goals on the night mostly from Germany who found their way through the Argentina defence aided by Warner and Baker shouting constant and contradictory commands to their team mates. Notable goals: Krick and who ever was on the end of the 27 pass move for Germany which ended with a tap in. Good turn out at the pub for the Christmas party.
Wed, 12/11/2014 Argentina
Alex Stevenson
Andy Moretti
Hugo Fuller
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
Paddy Inglis
Steve Davies
6 Germany
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Hugo Cuddigan
Mark Davies
Pete Davies
Rupert Coltart
4 Rupert makes a long-awaited return. Krick hurts his ankle. Paddy strong in the field. Good turn out at the pub.
Wed, 29/10/2014 Argentina
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Max de Rosnay
Oliver Gorton
Steve Brooke
Steve Davies
Yasheen Rajan
4 Germany
Alex Stevenson
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Mark Davies
Pete Davies
Robin Garton
Saverio Campione
8 Whites generally romp through Blues - highlights few and far between. Steve nutmegs his bother and then scores with a screaming toke poke. Kline beats Romeo at the near post with a delicate header. A debut for Steve B who's first touch often took the ball away from the oppo - and from Steve himself. Krick's new strategy effective - don't run in the first half and save all energy for the second. The real talking points were the late, very late and very, very late withdrawals. Robin Garton pulls out at 9am, Olly (Raheem Sterling) Gorton pleads fatigue at 19:15 and Max didn't bother to turn up or to let anyone know.
Wed, 22/10/2014 Argentina
Hugo Fuller
James Arbib
John Romeo
Nick Warner
Will Sheldon
Yasheen Rajan
4 Germany
Alex Stevenson
Andy Krick
Hugo Cuddigan
Max de Rosnay
Nick van den Arend
Steve Davies
4 We know that Hugo and Nick no longer run around, preferring to use "man management" (yelling at people) skills to influence the game. But can't they even be bothered to write a match report? Second hand reports that the ringers ruin the game by not passing.
Wed, 15/10/2014 Argentina
Alex Stevenson
Andy Moretti
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Max de Rosnay
Nick van den Arend
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
4 Germany
Andy Krick
Barney Reynolds
Hugo Cuddigan
Mark Davies
Pete Davies
Saverio Campione
Simon Gillespie
Steve Davies
6 Two for Cuddigan to tip a delicately balanced match (after Gillespie left early) in favour of Germany. Reynolds caught in possession as the last man after one too many step-overs. His team mates then share carefully worded opinions as to his approach. Warner tired of losing so sits alone at the pub. Whites win there too.
Wed, 08/10/2014 Argentina
Alex Stevenson
Gordon Baker
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
Paddy Inglis
4 Germany
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Mark Davies
Max de Rosnay
Pete Davies
Simon Gillespie
Steve Davies
Yasheen Rajan
9 Score not important on a night when everyone remembers to turn up. Next we'll work on turning up on time. Highlights of the night: Whites win! Nick Warner almost scores the goal of the year only to see it turn into an assist at the other end. He also got nutmegged on the slowest. pass. of. the. year. Much discussion in the pub about why Hugo chose shirts of the same colour for both sides.
Wed, 01/10/2014 Argentina
Alexis de Rosnay
Gordon Baker
James Arbib
Max de Rosnay
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Nick Warner
Tomaso Cremonesi
Zio Bejtullahi
11 Germany
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Mark Davies
Robin Garton
Simon Derrick
Steve Davies
Will Sheldon
Yasheen Rajan
5 Three no shows this week to bugger up the game for everyone else, two without any explanation... As far as I recall when designing this idiot-proof system, an email reminder goes out at 8pm on Monday night to tell you whether you've made yourself available for selection in case you've forgotten). Then a second team sheet is produced sometime on Tuesday confirming selection. It's not hard. Anyway, having decided not to allow a ringer who is a known watch thief make up numbers early in the match, Germany managed to generally stay in touch with superior-manpowered Argies through most of the game until the last 20 minutes, at which point things started falling apart, the score going from 4-4 to 11-4 as heads began to fall and legs began to tire. After scoring three goals via deflections off the motorway, we have positive confirmation that these types of goals are allowed. As gordon put it during the intense negotiation: "They've been allowed before, so...". Nothing further notable about tonight other than Tomaso is pregnant again.
Wed, 24/09/2014 Argentina
Alexis de Rosnay
Andy Moretti
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Max de Rosnay
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
William Stevenson
7 Germany
Alex Stevenson
Andy Krick
Hugo Cuddigan
Mark Davies
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Pete Davies
Simon Gillespie
Yasheen Rajan
4 Amazing game of two 'arves (I feel like it's the same match report each week...). Germany score 4 goals in succession (I understand Yash scored a couple but was way to far back sweeping to witness any of this miracle); then Argentina respond with 7 to run out ultimately victorious. "The miracle of the match was how Germany managed to get into a 4-0 lead..." - heard after the match and loosely translated back from the original german. Man of the Match - De Rosnay Jr, for a solid all round performance; duffer of the match De Rosnay Snr, for not turning up and then somehow managing to blame his PA... In the pub: Krick, Gorton, Cuddigan, Romeo, Moretti, Warner. Krick announces his engagement and Gorton celebrates by buying a vintage prosecco that he had apparently been 'eyeing' on the wine list while others were ordering their food.
Wed, 17/09/2014 Argentina
Gordon Baker
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Max de Rosnay
Nick Warner
Paddy Inglis
Robin Garton
5 Germany
Alexis de Rosnay
Alex Stevenson
Mark Davies
Robin Haller
Rupert Coltart
William Stevenson
Yasheen Rajan
5 A game of two halves. One half with goals, one half without. Germany (though shirts are yet to arrive because we delegated this simple task to Hugo C this year...) came into the second half with a 1-0 lead courtesy of season debutant Max de Rosney. Then, in the second half, the footballing equivalent of 'all hell' breaks loose: Germany decides that defending "is for girls" and Romeo takes the opportunity to knock in a hat-trick (while missing the equivalent chances for three or four further hat-tricks); Warner adds a fourth to give Argentina a 4-1 lead with 15 minutes to go... As expected the foot is taken firmly off the pedal and, with some helpful shepherding of German players 'straight down the middle', Germany - with hitherto very latent talent - take it upon themselves to make a game of it, knocking in 4 quick goals to take the lead with minutes to spare. Gordon Baker, whose tactical decision to kick the ball out to the only place from which it could not be retrieved, thereby wasting valuable minutes with the score still at 4-1, appeared to have seriously backfired, then contrives to do a one two with an opponent on the edge of the box, slotting one 'home' to bring the scores level at 5 a piece. With still a minute to go, Wills takes it upon himself to leave the field of play and call "time", thereby precluding Argentina its much deserved injury time victory. Wills, "Sportsmanship" is not a vessel used for ferrying an athlete by sea from one continent to another...
Wed, 10/09/2014 Argentina
Gordon Baker
Hugo Fuller
James Arbib
John Romeo
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Oliver Gorton
Yasheen Rajan
Zio Bejtullahi
7 Germany
Alex Stevenson
Hugo Cuddigan
Mark Davies
Nick van den Arend
Pete Davies
Simon Gillespie
Steve Davies
William Stevenson
5 Reasonable game. Argentina won 7-5 or thereabouts. Preposterous behaviour from Baker, Gorton & Romeo. When I arrived, Gordon was talking to some guy I didn't know. Apparently both Romeo and Gorton knew who he was, and saw him there. I assumed he was the noob (Zio?). In any event, Argentina were a man short for the match. Afterwards GHB said it was Zio and he didn't know whether he was playing or not. No-one thought to (a) read their automatic email with the team lists or (b) check that or the website, so Zio just wandered off. He's obviously pretty much as stupid as them, mind.
Wed, 14/05/2014 AC Milan
Andy Krick
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
Saverio Campione
Steve Davies
10 Inter Milan
Alex Stevenson
Gordon Baker
Robin Haller
Simon Gillespie
William Stevenson
Yasheen Rajan
Zio Bejtullahi
4 One of those games... Krick for reds turned up 25 minutes late (as usual) but reds were already 2 0 up by time of his arrival. Reds played with more energy throughout, usually first to the ball etc nice instinctive one-two's and every time they shot it seemed to go in. Blues found themselves helpless and somewhat hopeless. As I say, one of those games.
Wed, 07/05/2014 AC Milan
Alex Stevenson
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
Rupert Coltart
Saverio Campione
4 Inter Milan
Andy Krick
James Arbib
Robin Haller
Steve Davies
Will Sheldon
Yasheen Rajan
Zio Bejtullahi
3 Reds 4-0 up at half time. Team talk: "carry on the way you're playing", completely ignored. Final score 4-3 with reds hanging on at the end. Gorton man of the match- legs of an octopus. Full reserve debut for Zio, who is not quite as good as his Brazilian name might suggest.
Wed, 30/04/2014 AC Milan
Alex Stevenson
Andy Krick
Barney Reynolds
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
Rupert Coltart
6 Inter Milan
Gordon Baker
Hugo Cuddigan
Michael Davies
Pete Davies
Saverio Campione
Simon Gillespie
Steve Davies
Yasheen Rajan
5 Ref controversially disallows last second equaliser from blues, as we had all stopped playing. Fuller scores two fabulous goals, one a blinding left foot volley, and there were lots of headers , some sweeping end to end one touch football, and lots of the usual rubbish too. Krick arrives at half time and does his best to scupper the reds advantage, giving away the ball as last man with his first touch, and almost redeeming himself with a crunching tackle. Good showing in the public house to watch Chelsea's demise.
Wed, 09/04/2014 AC Milan
Andy Krick
Andy Moretti
Hugo Fuller
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Sameer Godbole
Steve Davies
2 Inter Milan
Alex Stevenson
Ethan Kline
Nick Haigh
Pete Davies
Will Sheldon
Yasheen Rajan
3 Blues better on paper and barely on the pitch. Yash battles through illness to set up one and score two for blues. Reds play well but Steve can't beat his brother in goal.
Wed, 02/04/2014 AC Milan
Alex Stevenson
Andy Krick
Andy Moretti
Hugo Fuller
Nick Warner
Rupert Coltart
Saverio Campione
4 Inter Milan
Ethan Kline
Nick Haigh
Robin Haller
Sameer Godbole
Steve Davies
Will Sheldon
Yasheen Rajan
7 It was never as close as the score suggests. Blues stage a spirited comeback from 4 down at the break but Sameer seals the win with a back post header that Sav can only get fingertips to. Good turn out at the pub.
Wed, 26/03/2014 AC Milan
Andy Moretti
Hugo Fuller
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Nick Warner
Rupert Coltart
Sameer Godbole
3 Inter Milan
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Gordon Baker
Pete Davies
Robin Haller
Yasheen Rajan
3 Best match of the past three seasons.
Wed, 19/03/2014 AC Milan
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Steve Davies
William Stevenson
Yasheen Rajan
6 Inter Milan
Alex Stevenson
Ethan Kline
Gordon Baker
Pete Davies
Robin Garton
Saverio Campione
4 The fewer the reds regulars, the better the result. Red subs triumph over a blue team that just couldn't get out of the corner. Yash's shooting boots were on - scored two, hit the post and forced a number of good saves.
Wed, 05/03/2014 AC Milan
Hugo Fuller
Jeff Romeo
Mark Davies
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
Rupert Coltart
Sameer Godbole
5 Inter Milan
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Gordon Baker
Hugo Cuddigan
James Arbib
Robin Haller
Steve Davies
Yasheen Rajan
5 Olly makes a brief appearance and misses Krick and ringer who join late. Sameer plays for both sides and is better for Reds. Hugo C's first appearance for weeks is limited to letting in soft goals in the first half and then making one save in the second. Paddy comes to the pub guaranteeing good post-match attendance for the first time in weeks.
Wed, 26/02/2014 AC Milan
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Mark Davies
Nick Haigh
Nick Warner
Robin Garton
Saverio Campione
4 Inter Milan
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
James Arbib
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Sameer Godbole
Simon Gillespie
William Stevenson
6 Dubious goals committee should change the score of this match but no matter their ruling blues win. A good match with Arbib sacrificing his manhood to make a save that kept Blues on top. Blues ringer starts out like Ronaldo but the graph of step-overs to usefulness soon started to go the wrong way. Rumour has it that Paddy will be at the pub signing autographs next week. Let's hope for better pub attendance which has been poor with Olly away.
Wed, 19/02/2014 AC Milan
Hugo Fuller
Mark Davies
Nick Warner
Robin Garton
Sameer Godbole
4 Inter Milan
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Gordon Baker
Nick Haigh
Yasheen Rajan
8 Arsenal at home and half-term were the perfect storm for attendance by worthless regulars. Thanks to Yash for helping find players to make it 8v7. Blues thrashed Reds - full of running and passing where Reds were full of whinging and pouting. Goals from impossible angles from Will and Andy and a looping header from Gordon effectively ended the content. Warner and Baker agree to disagree.
Wed, 12/02/2014 AC Milan
David Baker
Jeff Romeo
Mark Davies
Nick Warner
Rupert Coltart
Sameer Godbole
Steve Davies
7 Inter Milan
Barney Reynolds
Ethan Kline
Gordon Baker
Heneage Stevenson
Pete Davies
Saverio Campione
2 A brace for Heneage who eventually got into the swing of things and remembered he used to be good at football after several months (years?) in the worthless wilderness; however this was not enough to counter the generally dominant reds who scored some fairly impressive goals (notably a big curler from the more talented Baker brother, a volley from warner and a pile driver half volley from coltart - please forgive omissions but it's easier to remember one's own goals - not 'own goals' - and ones for which one has provided a valuable assist...). Jeff Romeo no show... poor show.
Wed, 05/02/2014 AC Milan
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Mark Davies
Mayamiko Kachingwe
Nick Warner
Oliver Gorton
Steve Davies
5 Inter Milan
Alex Stevenson
Andy Krick
Gordon Baker
Pete Davies
Saverio Campione
William Stevenson
Yasheen Rajan
3 Good game, ending up in favour of the team that looked slightly worse on paper. Highlight being Hugo Fuller's unstoppable own goal which looped and dipped into the top left hand corner. Nick's birthday cake was shared seven ways in the pub afterwards, with the usual orders of chicken chiabatta and enchilladas made by the usual suspects. Yash no show despite everyone else managing to make it on an evening of a well-advertised tube strike...
Wed, 29/01/2014 AC Milan
Alex Stevenson
Hugo Fuller
John Romeo
Mark Davies
Rupert Coltart
Steve Davies
William Stevenson
Yasheen Rajan
4 Inter Milan
Andy Krick
Ethan Kline
Gordon Baker
James Arbib
James Swallow
Pete Davies
Sameer Godbole
Simon Gillespie
2 Blues go for an all attacking approach with the late substitution of Sav for James Swallow. The approach backfires when John Romeo scores a left-footed hat rick to fire Reds to victory. MotM goes to William Stevenson. Why? It is true that he was a peripheral figure for most of the game but he showed great resilience even to finish the match after a flashback to one of the most difficult moments of his career. While the Westway 7-a-side pitch doesn't resemble the green grass of Craven Cottage, Wills must of looked up after getting nutmegged (and I retrieved it) expecting to see his family in the Riverside Stand trying not to make eye contact. And although the nutmeg was neither in the first five minutes nor in the area, it could not have been nice to have a skilful player dressed in dark blue humiliate him again. Credit to the mid-aged midfielder; he put himself in goal for ten minutes (where he could be heard talking to himself) before coming back onto the pitch. Goal of the match -- Simon.