Post by bringbacklenwhite on May 15, 2014 15:15:07 GMT
Some good news and some bad news.
Blackpool Old Gits did not win the Le Tissier Cup but we were not disgraced.
Most other teams have been playing a couple of years, outdoors, larger pitch and allow some quick walking !
We started with a 2-0 victory over the hosts Glossop which led to a false sense of achievement as we then went down 2-0 to Grimsby "Professionals" which included a very harsh penalty when I totaled the centre forward as I came for a punch on the edge of the area. Took him and the ball as he "walked under me". 30 years ago he wouldn't have got up.
A 1-1 draw in the play-offs saw us go out on sudden death penalties despite saving their first two. Sadly we missed our 3.
Two friendlies to finish with (both 0-0) brought a wonderful event to a close. Rotherham the overall winners, captained by Tommy Charlton the least known of the Charlton brothers !!!
The good news was - yours truly was presented with Player of the Tournament prize !!! A copy of "The Stupid Footballer is Dead" by Paul McVeigh.
I can tell you, the stupid footballer is very much alive and living in Blackpool !