Mercedes 4 – 2 Uni Whites. True scores (Referee 3 + Mercedes 1 = 4 – 2 Uni Whites)

Grey and wet didn’t just describe the weather on Saturday for the Whites trip to the ‘pig pen’ of a pitch that Mercedes call home. With the ‘Gaffer’ currently deployed on nappy changing duties following the birth of baby Stella (congratulations to the Haralam family)managerial duties were handed to the Club ‘CEO’ Tim ‘Levandowski’)

With Matt ‘The Gloves’ dropping out with what the ‘CEO’ described as a career threatening ‘Ouchy’ and ‘Snake Hips’ Whiteside succumbing to old age (doesn’t want anyone to know he is 40 years young), the ‘CEO’ was forced into a couple of changes.

Lim came in for the ‘Ouchy’ and started between the posts, with the ‘CEO’ slotting in alongside ‘Oscar’ Bock at the back. Being a staunch Chelsea man the ‘CEO’ and obviously buoyed by the news that the chosen one is returning to The Bridge, the ‘CEO’ (in the guise of the Chosen one) opted for an attacking 4-3-3 formation working on the belief that the somewhat waterlogged pitch, the pace and flair of the many attacking options available to him and possibly a change in luck may suit the formation and snaffle that elusive first win.

Our referee for the day and I use that term loosely gave an inspiring ‘Keep the sliding tackles to a minimum lads, the conditions don’t suit and I don’t want anyone getting injured’ speech. Our ‘CEO’ however, knew this referee (again used in the loosest terms) well, and delivered his speech:
“This referee is S#$T, he doesn’t move, he is lazy and if you upset him he will give nothing. In fact it will go the way of the opposition”

Having assumed the role of Chief motivator I found this somewhat unfair. Never judge a book by its cover I thought unit I saw said referee (yet again used in its loosest terms). Oh how wrong I was to be.

Anyhow to the game…

The first fifteen or so minutes saw the Whites (why do we wear White on days like this) in the ascendancy. The midfield three of Leachy (still not seen him smile), Fairuz and Call