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england's world cup starting 11 revealed

We don't think the papers have got hold of this yet, but we have it on good authority that Capello and Baldini nipped into the boys toilets at Fruit Towers and chalked up the team on our blackboard...

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Controversially, they've gone for Albert (or Tom) Finney ahead of Ashley Cole, and it's good to see Yoda back in the starting line up after a long lay off. Bullard will always give you 160% in the engine room, and Tuffers is set to form a strong right hand side, with the Dark Knight himself in front of him. And those centre backs...no-one's going to get past those two.

You can compare this with the sparse team selection of a couple of months ago to see how much thinking has changed in a relatively short space of time.

Come on England.

football was the winner

Ladies and gentlemen, please meet the Goldfork Toads, innocent's very own all-conquering five-a-side team.

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They won the cup (pictured in Ed's hands, above) and the story goes like this:

"Last night innocent’s own Goldfork Toads footy team won the league. A freak set of results, involving fete helpers Sister Sledge actually winning a game, conspired to hand the mighty Toads the cup after they themselves smashed their opposition 8-2.

The dramatic finale was a fitting close to a season where the Toads had scored a total of 75 goals and finished with the highest goal difference in all of Chiswick. There were highs and lows, lefts and rights but despite Ops Matkinson’s fabled touch in front of goal, Oli utilising his kick boxing skills, Andrew W top scoring while the keeper, Giles C getting sent off in nearly every game, Jim (aka Tony Yeboah) going on holiday for most of the season and Ed G returning 1 goal in 10 games the toads fell out on top.

The trophy was presented by Greg, the guy who collects the money at the end of the match. The winning keeper Andrew W said ‘I can’t remember the last time a saw a trophy that big, pet’. Greg followed with ‘never before have a side been so happy to win the Chiswick 5-a-side league division 3 title. It’s concerning’. "

Now that, I'm sure you'll all agree, is what sport is all about.

fancy doing a duathlon?

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Our Fordy is part of a committee organising a duathlon. Fancy joining in? As you can see above, duathlons are a great way of combinbing luminous running shoes with more sombre tones of Lycra, and generally getting fit and looking super hot, as Fordy does above. This is what Fordy says:

"Can you run and ride a bike? (one after the other rather than at the same time)? If your answer is mostly yes then I may have the answer for you:

The inaugural Ful On Dualthon - Saturday 26th April 2008.

It's happening on a test track so there will be no cars to hamper your style. And there's an option of 2 distances:

Standard: 5k run / 20k bike / 5k run OR
Sprint: 2.5k run / 10k bike / 2.5k run

Online entry with a bargain price of £22. It's a great first race and you don’t need a super whizzy bike (pretty much anything that works will do). Hope to see you on the start line.

Yours in Lycra

Fordy"

folf professionals

Folf is a new sport, a bit like golf but played with a foam ball.

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Brian lines up a shot

It is traditionally played in Mountjoy Square in Dublin, by two men called Brian and Peter.

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Claire grabs the ball

But play has been suspended after Claire got in the way of an important folf tournament and ended up with a black eye. Ouch.