The season has begun...at least for the OYSL teams. As a 1998 parent, I wish good luck to ALL the 1998 teams across all levels
I took in the NM v RH game yesterday...it was fun...full of excitement and passion. Ended as a tie but the edge goes to NM who played 10 men and still had the better chance of winning the game. Must confess that the card was a little harsh for the first game of the season but it is a good lesson to the NM boys that they have to rein in their behaviour or it will cost them points. RH seemed to have a few new players....new look RH for this season? A few of their trusted players over the years came off the bench or not at all. That was interesting. On the whole, I think RH must be happy they did not lose more points.
Our cross town team, the Falcons had a rough start though. NT took full advantage of the fact that there was wholesale change during the off season for the Falcons. Hope they get their act together sometime soon. Too proud a history for that team to get drubbed the whole season. It may take a few games to gel but good luck to them.
From what I hear, WT are the beneficiaries of the Falcons exodus. I didn't see this game but the scoreline suggests that they overran Dixie....although it appears the tidal wave hit in the 2nd half. Did Dixie have conditioning issues? Welcome thoughts from anyone who saw the game.
Brampton seems like the team to beat this season. They have good bench strength and, from my past observation, their coach does the best job of rotating his players - ensuring freshness during games and the total participation of all players - which is a great incentive for any player sitting on that bench.
Barrie is depleted and they don't have a great pool to pick from - so I will be rooting for them - they are the Wigan of 1998 soccer.
Which leads me to the EPL.....fantastic end to the season! |Congrats, City!
Good luck to my team (the real blues) as they go on to clinch the Champions League Cup and keep the dogspurs out of this tournament...ha ha!!