The second round of groups games at the 2014 World Cup Round eight of the Collegiate League saw Brazil the ‘Glamour’ make the short trip into the Suburbs to take on the old nemesis of Honduras Unley. With the C’s currently sitting (dizzily) in fourth spot on the ladder and only above the Unley on goal difference, it was all to play for.
The C’s are fortunate these days to be able to select from a seasoned and experienced core of players and a smattering of fleet of foot youngsters, with both groups providing the C’s with a smorgasbord of differing Nationalities.
Thrown together they have staked a claim to become the equivalent of a International All Star XI and are displaying an attitude that says they are willing to ‘Risk Everything’, die for the shirt, the Club, their Mum or just beating the ‘Silver Fox’ Dave Forster to the Golden Boot.
Arriving at t
he Maracana Stadium Ranger Park on Saturday afternoon the Whites cast their eyes (jealously) across the wide lush green turf that lay before them. Not an imperfection or blemish could be seen. The green top resembled a billiard table, perfect for the Whites expansive and fluid passing game. Unfortunately the goats in the neighbouring field had the luxury of grazing on that particular surface.
Nature had seen fit to turn the Unley paddock into it’s obligatory mud bath, with artificial cricket pitch inserted for good measure. By the time the C’s took to the ‘Somme’ two other games had already been played, and the Whites own ‘Chairman Plough’ had been doing what he does best and had left many a deep furrow across the pitch.
The message from ‘Hot Fuzz’ was simple ‘Don’t F#@k about with it in our half. If in doubt do a Bobby and belt it into the Torrens. Play football
in their half or on any small patches of grass that you can find’.
Selection had been difficult this week with all those listed in the squad pressing for a start, but following discussions with Top International Coaches
‘Woy’ Hodgson, Vincente Del Bosque, Kev Holohan , Steve ‘The Axe’ Bresolin and Mike Bassett, as well as consul