Almost a whole season has ran its course since the 2002 Magaluf championships and now the able and willing participants
are gearing themselves up for their assault in 2003. Whilst we don't exactly know what will happen we can cast our minds back
to review the previous season and give us an indication of the things to come.
So 2002 was the date and Palma Nova was the location. The squad had just graduated from the YTS scheme in Cheltenham
and were ready to use their new found skills on the playing fields of the Balieric's. The Team Line-up consisted of:
We're all guys
Raymond Review Niggle
Sub: Top Gun
After arriving at base-camp in the sun, the shirts were off and the reflective grease was straight on the body. The boys
of summer were preparing to wow the glitterazi of Magaluf, unsuspecting of the foreign rules of play. The first night was
essentially the transition phase whereby the rules of the PR people, pubs, clubs, restaurants and 'Billy-Billy' men were quickly
learnt. The action plan was to slowly evaluate the environment and just casually sip the nector in the bars - Bed-time should've
been around 1:00am. 8 hours later and we were hammered on an £18 all inclusive BCM special. Premier Battered and the precendent
The second day to the day of departure was essentially a blur. We knew what happened on the European adventure...but
we just didn't know what happened on what day. At the end of the seven days all we knew was that:
Shakes: had pissed on his foot to removed poisonous sea crature spines. He
then continued to piss on himself as he enjoyed the warming sensation of golden showers.
Jimbob had recovered from a viral infection only to go into an alcohol-fuelled remission which left
him in an even worse state.
RaymondReview had lost almost his body weight in body weight. His diet of
pepper sauce, chips and ciggarettes with beer to supply the vitamins just didn't work. Additionnally, the holiday was an immearsurable
success as the strip bar provided stirring results for this young Scot.
ADB - Battered. A couple goals scored here and there.
We're all Guys thumped home on the last day to secure a cracking last minute
win. Other things happened we just don't know what!
Eurohike's adventure was obstructed through predictable injury. Created numourous
chances and occasionally just needed better finishing.
Niggle was successful on the pitch and in the proverbial pitch although wage
demands and contract negotiations fell through for this season.
Top-gun's mid-season transfer boosted the squad depth and with recent experience
is likely to lead the new full season spearheading the attack.