sports update

nothing major, haven’t followed much of anything 1.ffc.frankfurt has done (i should) because we actually have a league of our own here between departments, co-ed “c-league” for the sort of beginners like me.  Due to lack of time/games/etc., they merged “c” and “b” leagues together, and one way led to another, we were in the final today against the all-spanish team.  These are quite serious guys, all dressed up in their national jerseys, muuuch more skillful than yours truly,  talked A LOT (in spanish) during the game as it should be, calling out where to pass, loads of dribbling, very nice 1-2 passings.  sadly, we lost in overtime 1-3 after 1-1 tie @ end of regulation, though we had our chances with one nice shot hitting the cross bar during regular time.  Haven’t run that hard in quite a while, ankle fully swollen now and legs want to fall off, but it felt GREAT.  As usual, yours truly played “right back”, the only possible position.   Read more of this post

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played my first “competitive” game 🙂 🙂
we lost though, 2-4, with opponents scoring 3 goals in a span of 5 min near end of 2nd half…
and yes, we actually played on a “near” full size field, just 20min each half though, and yours truly only had to run out gasping for air once. so, keeping tap of first:
* game
* full size field
* night game (to full moon!!)
* on astroturf (too bad it’s not grass!)
* got knocked over with an elbow, head still ringing
* blocked ball with butt, hey that’s what you do when you can’t use hands and don’t know how to stop the ball with your ab/chest!
* finished 1 dribble without losing the ball
* got spatially disoriented toward end of game, wasn’t sure which way i was facing (in the big picture. small picture-ly, i was fine, staying in front of the guy in yellow shirt)

so, you know i never learned to play the game properly, no technique. a long long time ago in a far away country, all boys in school wanted me to join the team. back then, i could beat 2/3 of them running, not any more. anyhow, parents said fußball was not for girls so there you have it. some 20+ years later in another country around the world, finally kicked the ball around for the first time. great great great fun!!! (as it should be). Read more of this post