Tuesday Season 18 - 17th June 2016
Downhill Complex is a distant memory now, but Sassco 6-a-side keeps failing to die off. Now it's a 5-a-side tournament played over a few hours in the new Everyone Active venue...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 11th June 2016
During the Switzerland Tour, the Microsoft Band was in action and with GPS tracking during the Geneva Tournament, here are the results from my ultra-cautious approach during three 20 minute...Read More
11-a-side - 11th June 2016
Trepidation meant I wanted everyone to be at the stadium early. All arrived promptly, probably because their subs were £163 each. But it was a bit of a hiccup from...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 11th June 2016
After a bad night's sleep, the next morning, we headed into the city centre again for a bite to eat and then headed to a market. A local said it...Read More
11-a-side - 7th June 2016
Learn about our opponents! Here's a very detailed player biography provided by David Duke from GB Outfitters.
Jonny Prested (Goalkeeper)The many faced man; Ronnie O'Sullivan, Peter Whittingham, the count from Sesame...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 4th June 2016
Back in the late Summer of 2015, I was contemplating an end to the football tours.
We were Stateside in New York, playing in iconic surroundings, down in the Lower...Read More
11-a-side - 2nd June 2016
We've finally discovered our opponents, GB Outfitters, a strong side which includes David Duke, who played for us in a friendly v Sunderland Deaf AFC not too long ago.
Kick off...Read More
11-a-side - 23rd May 2016
Itinerary - Thursday 9th June 2016
7.00pm - Team Arrival, taken to changing rooms
7.15pm - Team Photographs
7.20pm - Pre- Match Warm Up
7.30pm - Kick off
8.15pm - Half Time
8.30pm - Second Half
9.15pm -...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th May 2016
Delighted, as part of the tour in Switzerland, to be involved in a special tournament arranged by Adolfo Domingues and FC Semailles.
There are a total of five teams taking part...Read More
11-a-side - 10th May 2016
The initial 11 who have paid the money for the Stadium of Light game have been set to start as we now have had two drop outs from the original...Read More
USA Tour 2015 - 27th April 2016
Back in 2011, I made my way over to Old Trafford and refused to "Stand up if you love Paul Scholes" while fulfilling an ambition to watch the New York...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 26th April 2016
Workwear Express will be supplying the Switzerland Tour 2016 jersey.
The shirt (along with a black long sleeve version for the goalkeeper) will be worn by the six players travelling to Geneva...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 18th April 2016
McDermont sets the tone for his performance with a pre-match miss.
Confidence was sky high, but then Dixon announced he was unavailable, which meant McDermont hopped on board, alongside He Who...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 4th April 2016
The map below shows the venues to be used in Switzerland. The game against FC Semailles Futsal will be taking place on the 5th June on the Stade De Fraisiers grass pitch...Read More
11-a-side - 12th March 2016
Back: Chris Dixon, Connor Llewellyn, Patrick Knox, David Bilton, Mike Barker, Paul McConville. Front: Davinder Sangha, Marc McDermont, Kevin Cooper, Dave Gourlay, Mark Middlemiss
Safe to say that this was a...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th February 2016
The team in one of the worst photos ever taken and placed on a Sassco site (by Paul McConville)
Despite the posh surroundings, the teams made their journeys from the four...Read More
11-a-side - 13th February 2016
“Nothing is impossible, you just haven’t done it yet. Dreams are hard to achieve, otherwise they wouldn’t be a dream. In the darkest of hours when all seems hopeless, that’s...Read More
11-a-side - 26th January 2016
Despite thinking that he deserves a full 90 minutes and extra time and corner kicks and free-kicks and pre-match pies, Mike "Max Factor Baxter" Barker has signed up for the...Read More
11-a-side - 19th January 2016
So, our usual pre-match meal would be a fry up, or even being late for a game at Silksworth, due to Fatty wanting a McDonald's.
But as we're spending around £120...Read More
11-a-side - 18th January 2016
It's a little under four months away for our historic Stadium of Light game, so no excuses; we need to be fit.
So, here's a quick fitness guide and some advice...Read More
11-a-side - 11th January 2016
Delighted to announce that Jon "Fatty" Wardle is on board for the Stadium of Light game on the 15th May.
Wardle last kicked a ball in anger (including with a goal)...Read More
11-a-side - 6th January 2016
After Sassco's hard fought comeback win in the pouring rain against Sunderland Deaf FC, the team will next be back in action in March, against Mark Middlemiss' team.
11-a-side - 3rd January 2016
McDermont's 35 yard "screamer".
Our bi- or tri-annual game against Sunderland AFC's Deaf team took place at Chester-Le-Street, and shockingly, we had more than a full turn out.
A total of fifteen...Read More
11-a-side - 23rd December 2015
Pleased to announce that Workwear Express are now providing the tops for the game at the Stadium of Light on the 9th June.
The company have provided the uniform and kit for the every...Read More
11-a-side - 20th December 2015
Sassco will be roaring back into action in the New Year.
Our regular game against Sunderland DFC is arranged and will take place at 2pm on the 3rd January 2016. The venue...Read More
11-a-side - 19th December 2015
Delighted to announce that the attack pairing for the forthcoming game at Sunderland's Stadium of Light will be Scott Hembrough and Mark Cresswell.
The game takes place Thursday 9th June, 7:00pm...Read More
11-a-side - 17th November 2015
Sassco are looking to play at their most ambitious venue yet.
After the warm climes of the Victor Tedesco Stadium in Malta, the balmy FC Ferreiras Stadium in Portugal and various...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 6th November 2015
Delighted to see after much "humming" and "haaaing", that Mike Barker, goal scorer extraordinaire and Dave Gourlay's nemesis, is on board to make the squad a perfect 6.
The squad is...Read More
Articles - 24th September 2015
A detailed map showing the venues Sassco.co.uk have played in since 2008.
7th November 2008 Victor Tedesco Stadium, Valletta, Malta Kirkop FC 4 Sassco.co.uk 1 Scott Hembrough David Smith, Chris...Read More
USA Tour 2015 - 24th September 2015
Gourlay, Sangha and Dixon in action on a soccer field in Lower East Side Manhatten
With Sassco recently completing a very successful USA soccer tour in New York, it's interesting to...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 20th September 2015
Delighted to make contact with a predominantly Futsal team in Geneva. The team, FC Semailles, will be hosting us (thanks to their manager, Adolfo Domingues). The game, set for Sunday...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th September 2015
The Suite Novotel Geneve hotel is our venue for the Switzerland Tour 2016.
The 3-Star Superior hotel boasts comfortable suites. It also has a fitness room (which might be handy) and a...Read More
Switzerland Tour 2016 - 16th September 2015
Sassco.co.uk are visiting Geneva in Switzerland in 2016.
The tour will take place from 3rd June to 6th June. Flights will be from Newcastle and the current cost is around £60...Read More
USA Tour 2015 - 13th September 2015
Game 1: Alphabet City SC 6 Sassco.co.uk 6 | Game 2: Alphabet City 4 Sassco.co.uk 6.
Sassco headed west for the first time ever, after initially attempting a failed Florida tour back...Read More
USA Tour 2015 - 11th September 2015
The map shows the venue and the key locations for the USA Tour 2015.
USA Tour 2015 - 26th August 2015
The shirt for the tour in New York City is again sponsored by Workwear Express. The shirt will be printed / embroidered with the badge, sponsor logo and number on...Read More
USA Tour 2015 - 5th August 2015
Looks like we have a confirmed opponent including some players to help out, but still waiting on a venue. The game is due to kick off on the 13th September...Read More
Sassco 6-a-side - 13th July 2015
Sassco failed to qualify for the Round of 16, in a disappointing day.
The opening game saw Simon Maw strike to take a late lead, but two quick goals in succession...Read More
Sassco 6-a-side - 17th June 2015
Sassco.co.uk sponsored by Workwear Express are taking part in a charity competition on the 11th July at Seaham on 3G pitches.
The team currently comprises of the following players:
Tuesday Season 17 - 5th May 2015
Team Coulson defeated.
Redhouse Fusion 3 Team Coulson 1.
A full-strength Fusion team were held at bay by a dogged Team Coulson throughout the final game of the Season 17 mini-tournament. With...Read More
11-a-side - 29th April 2015
Back in 2004, Sassco were without a league and undertook an odyssey of friendly games, pre-season and also throughout the season. A total of 18 games were played after the...Read More
Tuesday Season 17 - 28th April 2015
Anth Mouat returns with a dog whistle.
Redhouse Fusion 5 Sassco.co.uk 4.
A depleted Fusion team, without Quinn, Lay or Wooton, took on a strong Sassco team, so it was quite even...Read More
11-a-side - 24th April 2015
25th October 2003 | Mav, Wardle and Muers get sent off early to keep me company on the sidelines.
Trawling through our many archives sometimes brings up amazing victories, cracking photos...Read More
Tuesday Season 16 - 24th April 2015
Sassco's Facebook page has been in operation for quite a while now. Feel free to log on to Facebook and join it. The page is usually updated with our friendly...Read More
Tuesday Season 17 - 21st April 2015
Approximately 1525 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes and 26 seconds, or 4 years, 2 months, 5 days since Season 16 ended (back in 2011), Season 17 kicked off in similar fashion...Read More
Tuesday Season 17 - 12th April 2015
A total of four teams have been confirmed for Season 17, which will run on four consecutive Tuesdays from the 21st April.
Sassco.co.uk - Won a number of cups throughout the...Read More
Tuesday Season 17 - 7th April 2015
Delighted to announce that Season 17 of the 6-a-side League is to kick off on the 21st April 2015, at Downhill Complex.
The last competition took place in 2011.
The short league...Read More
11-a-side - 28th February 2015
Our regular run out against Sunderland Deaf was a bit short notice, as their cup game was cancelled. However, two days before the game, the Sassco.co.uk squad was coming together...Read More
USA Tour 2015 - 1st January 2015
Delighted to announce an initial game should be taking place in Brooklyn against The American Outlaws.
Time is to be confirmed, but the date is tentatively scheduled for the 12th September.
USA Tour 2015 - 22nd November 2014
The tour dates have been confirmed and, so far, three are going, with Gourlay, Dixon and Sangha. Hopefully more can make it, otherwise we'll recruit players from NYC. Opponents haven't...Read More
11-a-side - 21st September 2014
Victory again. Charlie doesn't score.
A bit of a headache today, as we had so many drop outs for our regular football game against Sunderland Deaf FC. One by one, Si...Read More
11-a-side - 11th September 2014
Game is arranged and will take place at lunchtime on the 21st. The venue is the Durham FA at Chester-le-Street Riverside, either grass or 3G.
More details will be posted shortly...Read More
Denmark Tour 2014 - 2nd August 2014
Most had late nights (including the Danes), therefore the games on the second day started at lunchtime. Barker had spent the night gurning in the toilet and the sink, which...Read More
Denmark Tour 2014 - 30th July 2014
It was Sassco on Tour again. This time, six travelled down to Manchester (including the wife, Pauline), and the venue was Copenhagen. The travelling squad list included Davinder Sangha (myself)...Read More