Here’s the league table as of 10/17. We’re off to a decent start, but a few unlucky breaks have given us a lackluster goal differential. Note that divisions are arbitrary and don’t denote skill level or relegation.
I have not had a spare minute to myself….with the semester in full swing, I’ve been attending meetings, writing papers, applying for internships, and all sorts of other things. My technical training has taken a hit due to this business, but I have still been playing soccer every week. In addition, I’ve been running training sessions for gaelic football and hurling with the BCGAA, keeping me pretty well fit.
The intramural season is off to a rocky start. We lost the first game 3-1 and drew the second 1-1. I’ve played pretty well, but the problem has been a team-wide issue with possession. We give up the ball on stupid passes way too many times, missing out on a lot of would-be goal scoring opportunities.
My footballing world has been further upset by Arsenal’s continuing spiral, topped off by a loss to Sp*rs this weekend. Let’s not talk about it.
Promise I’ll be posting more frequently as London draws closer…Cheers.
Training goes on, and today my fitness was really put to the test. From 2-3:40, I ran a hurling/gaelic football practice with the BCGAA, teaching some newcomers how to play the sports as well. Then from 4-6, I had an intense soccer scrimmage with the intramural team. Finally at 7:30, I had an intramural softball game, which got out around an hour later just in time for me to head to work.
Soccer went well, and the team is coming together nicely. Our first game is this Wednesday night, in what looks like our hardest match of the regular season.
For the past two or three days I’ve been suffering from a pretty nasty stomach bug. I won’t get into the details. Just take my word for it – it’s unpleasant. Though it stopped me going to the gym yesterday, I did manage to get out for training today.
It went alright. Healthwise, I was not on my game. Certain effects of my gastrointestinal issue had left me very dehydrated and all around exhausted. That being said, I played alright. My roommate and second-year teammate Alex Choi joined up with us for the first time today, and he seemed to fit in well with the squad.
I’m very excited for the season to get underway. We have a very talented squad that might manage to be a contender come playoff time. More to come…
On the BC practice football field, my intramural team had its first training session yesterday. Though I had to leave a bit early, I have to say it went fantastically. There was lots of inventive play, good passing, and a great level of general fitness. We also have solid players at every position – including goalkeeper, a rarity on the intramural circuit.
More info. to come later.