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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old October 6th, 2015, 13:03 Thread Starter
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Rhizoid's football career documented

After a long hiatus, and picking up Shisha smoking for six months now, I'm back on the pitch.

No more unhealthy lifestyle.

Work issues, and being a daddy took up my energy and stress in 2015, making it the first year in my life that I really take a long break from sport. Time to change that again and get my shit together.

I want to use this to document my progress

Will post pics.

Tonight's game is outdoor, in a very humid atmosphere. It's a friendly practice match with work colleagues. Most of them are smokers and unfit, so the level of play should be somewhat equal to mine. Also the familiar faces will make it comfortable and less intimidating.

This Saturday I *might* take part in an amateur tournament in case I feel I'm "fit enough" after tonight, else I'll stick to my work-mates till I get my fitness back.

Don't lament the treachery of time;
long have dogs danced over the carcasses of lions.

Don't suppose that their dancing raises them above their masters;
for dogs remain dogs, and lions remain lions.

Insult me as you wish;
For my silence to the depraved is a response.

It's not that I have no response, but;
A lion does not reply to a dog.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old October 7th, 2015, 06:02 Thread Starter
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The game went well. It was very light-medium paced, and perfect for me to slowly regain my poor fitness.

We played 7-a-side, and I was deployed as an MC.

My philosophy last night was purely: "Do not lose the ball for any reason, and prevent any turnover/counterattack"

I did my best to pick out the easy pass if I was tight, and pick out a long precise pass if I had space and time to look up and identify the optimal pass.

It worked out well. The game ended 5-5. We were 3-0 up! they came back to 3-4, until the score evened out at 5-5. I provided a buildup assist (i.e. I passed to someone, who passed to the scorer). I cut out a few passes. Two of the goals conceded were entirely my fault- as I was too easily out of breath and slow to chase the man I'm supposed to be marking.
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Don't lament the treachery of time;
long have dogs danced over the carcasses of lions.

Don't suppose that their dancing raises them above their masters;
for dogs remain dogs, and lions remain lions.

Insult me as you wish;
For my silence to the depraved is a response.

It's not that I have no response, but;
A lion does not reply to a dog.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old October 7th, 2015, 06:07 Thread Starter
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This morning my toes are all blistered. I got invited for a practice match to train with a team of semi-pro's tonight, but it's going to be too fast-paced for me.

How can I quickly heal the blisters if I choose to play tonight? Because honestly I can barely walk.

Don't lament the treachery of time;
long have dogs danced over the carcasses of lions.

Don't suppose that their dancing raises them above their masters;
for dogs remain dogs, and lions remain lions.

Insult me as you wish;
For my silence to the depraved is a response.

It's not that I have no response, but;
A lion does not reply to a dog.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old October 7th, 2015, 13:37 Thread Starter
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ha.

That's a first. I see the resemblance.

Don't lament the treachery of time;
long have dogs danced over the carcasses of lions.

Don't suppose that their dancing raises them above their masters;
for dogs remain dogs, and lions remain lions.

Insult me as you wish;
For my silence to the depraved is a response.

It's not that I have no response, but;
A lion does not reply to a dog.
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This morning my toes are all blistered. I got invited for a practice match to train with a team of semi-pro's tonight, but it's going to be too fast-paced for me.

How can I quickly heal the blisters if I choose to play tonight? Because honestly I can barely walk.
You can't heal them, but there are special bandages for blisters which have some sort of a gel membrane on them. You will find them in most pharmacies, which are great. You won't feel the blisters at all with those on.

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Played Game 2.

I was horrible. Gave away many passes and defended poorly. The game was physical, and I admit...guilty as charged, I had a smoke on the same day. Fags at work dragged me out and I couldn't resist


Played Game 3. Overall I was better. Hadn't smoked in a week, since Game 2.

I ran well, passed well. Not as good as Game 1.

We won 12-10 against a very physical side. I didn't score any, but assisted one goal. I played defensively, and ran up for one volley shot, that went just wide.

Don't lament the treachery of time;
long have dogs danced over the carcasses of lions.

Don't suppose that their dancing raises them above their masters;
for dogs remain dogs, and lions remain lions.

Insult me as you wish;
For my silence to the depraved is a response.

It's not that I have no response, but;
A lion does not reply to a dog.
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We won 12-10 against a very physical side. I didn't score any, but assisted one goal. I played defensively, and ran up for one volley shot, that went just wide.
Was it 6 aside?

"I went to a football school 60 miles away from where I lived. I practised 12 hours a day, training both feet so thoroughly, that I no longer know which is better. At Sparta Prague, I would retake the field after a match and train until the floodlights were extinguished."

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Was it 6 aside?
8 a side.

on a medium-large size artificial grass pitch.

Don't lament the treachery of time;
long have dogs danced over the carcasses of lions.

Don't suppose that their dancing raises them above their masters;
for dogs remain dogs, and lions remain lions.

Insult me as you wish;
For my silence to the depraved is a response.

It's not that I have no response, but;
A lion does not reply to a dog.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old October 26th, 2015, 15:20
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That's quite a high scoring game for 8 a-side.

I too play quite regularly now. I play in defence since I lack both speed and stamina.

Looking forward to your next update

"I went to a football school 60 miles away from where I lived. I practised 12 hours a day, training both feet so thoroughly, that I no longer know which is better. At Sparta Prague, I would retake the field after a match and train until the floodlights were extinguished."

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That's quite a high scoring game for 8 a-side.

I too play quite regularly now. I play in defence since I lack both speed and stamina.

Looking forward to your next update
My latest update was I reached the pitch last Saturday, only to realize I forgot my boots alm:

To compensate my disappointment I discovered a video game store right next to it. THey had every vintage console you could think of, like a kid in a candy store. But I digress.

I will play this Saturday, and hopefully bring my boots along with me. :hopeful:

P.S. How do you quit smoking?

Don't lament the treachery of time;
long have dogs danced over the carcasses of lions.

Don't suppose that their dancing raises them above their masters;
for dogs remain dogs, and lions remain lions.

Insult me as you wish;
For my silence to the depraved is a response.

It's not that I have no response, but;
A lion does not reply to a dog.
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^ Not true.

How many do you smoke a day, Haytham?

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I don't smoke cigarettes, I do the odd shisha.

I'm proud to say though, I been shisha free for a whopping 10 days.

Even last night I was far from my house for Juve-Torino match, so I popped by a cafe to watch the game exactly at kick off, with the intention of shisha-ing with a cup of tea ...but those f*ckers were stubborn and wanted to watch La Liga action even though Real nor Barcelona were playing during the time that Juve-Torino was on.

Long story short, I drove home and reached by the 30th minute, and ordered pizza. no shisha!

Don't lament the treachery of time;
long have dogs danced over the carcasses of lions.

Don't suppose that their dancing raises them above their masters;
for dogs remain dogs, and lions remain lions.

Insult me as you wish;
For my silence to the depraved is a response.

It's not that I have no response, but;
A lion does not reply to a dog.
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