WP 20170527 17 55 50 Pro LI 2

Sassco.co.uk had a gruelling four match schedule, and despite Dixon being rudely awoken with a frying pan, and using a player provided by the opponents, they triumphed with a clean sheet in three games and victory in all four. 

An early morning trip to the Blue Lagoon relaxed the team no end, along with watching a bloke playing with his groin holding a camera and a bloke giving his wifey a happy ending, under the water. The face masks were off and most needed an afternoon siesta. Dixon overslept, but had a "frying pan" alarm clock.

We decided to walk to the venue, which was┬áKnattspyrnuf├ęlagi├░ ├×r├│ttur's ground, next to the Icelandic National Stadium. The fixed camera was perched as high as possible to avoid Dixon's shots, and the games began.

Game 1 was straightforward, and despite taking a bit of time to get the hang of the heavy 3G pitch, Sassco defeated FC S├Žk├│ 4-0 with Gourlay and Scott scoring two each. The game was 7-a-side, so we were provided with a player: Indri├░i Waage, who was solid enough to slot in.┬á

Game 2 was the difficult one. It was a against the "home" team, Knattspyrnuf├ęlagi├░ ├×r├│ttur. A solitary goal from Gourlay after the defence (Sangha and Cooper in goal) performed magnificently. Dixon was still blazing balls over the bar.

The next game was difficult, but a brace from Gourlay saw off Brei├░ablik UBK. By this time, we were sick of the standard: "DaveDaveDaveDave!" from Tim, demanding a pass and moving in slow motion.

 

Finally, the last game was academic, but Ospin fired themselves into a lead from kick off after Gourlay was adjusting his watch. An own goal saw us equalise, but then being 2-1 down, Sassco ran out 6-2 winners. Gourlay with three and Scott with two.

Near miss in the final moment…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 28th May 2017

Day2icelandnsp 331

Tired legs took effect the following day, as we faced an identical schedule, which was increasingly gruelling. Also, the majority of the team were out on the lash until around...Read More

Triumph on Day 1 of the Knatt…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 28th May 2017

WP 20170527 17 55 50 Pro LI 2nsp 331

Sassco.co.uk had a gruelling four match schedule, and despite Dixon being rudely awoken with a frying pan, and using a player provided by the opponents, they triumphed with a clean...Read More

Iceland Tour map and Golden C…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 30th April 2017

Hotelrangagooglemapnsp 331

The main venues are shown below for the Iceland Tour. The apartment is shown, plus the football venue, main bus terminal, as well as hotel and airport. Below this map is...Read More

Knattspyrnuf├ęlagi├░ ├×r├│ttur To…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 20th March 2017

Icelandtournamentbannernsp 331

The dates and times have been just about confirmed with a five team tournament set over two days. The teams involved, alongside Sassco.co.uk are┬á├×rottur, Breidablik, FC S├Žk├│ and ├ľspin. The dates...Read More

Official match ball for Icela…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 15th December 2016

IMG20161214WA0008nsp 331

Ready to grace the glaciers. It's back to basics with the 70's retro look for our Iceland Tour 2017 match ball. The ball contains the Iceland Tour logo, as well as...Read More

Iceland Tour football kit by …

Iceland Tour 2017 - 26th August 2016

Iceland 2017 Shirtnsp 331

A little while away, but the initial design for the Iceland Tour 2017 football team kit is ready. The jerseys will be provided by the Just Cool by AWDis brand, supplied...Read More

Icelandair from Manchester an…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 13th August 2016

InfographicIcelandnsp 331

The flights were changed slightly. Originally, we were due back on the 30th May 2017, but as the flight was cancelled, a few panicked communications later saw it changed to...Read More

Iceland Tour 2017 football sq…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 27th July 2016

Subbuteonsp 331

The six players for the Iceland Tour 2017 are detailed below:   Kevin Cooper Joins again after taking part in four recent tours. Superb between the sticks. Davinder Sangha Organiser (as expected) and defender in...Read More

Games against Brei├░ablik UBK …

Iceland Tour 2017 - 23rd July 2016

Icelandgamesarrangednsp 331

Really delighted to announce two games in Iceland for the 2017 tour. Games will take place in and around Reykjavik. The first one arranged was against Brei├░ablik UBK arranged by┬áAndr├ęs P├ętursson...Read More

Tactical headquarters in Reyk…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 7th July 2016

Black Towernsp 331

We've provisionally booked a two bedroom apartment in Reykjavik, which will hold 6 people (Booked tickets yet, Tim?). The apartment is close to shopping, bakery, ATM, etc. Bus stop is also...Read More

Iceland in 2017

Iceland Tour 2017 - 7th March 2016

We're heading to Iceland in 2017. It's early days, but as the Switzerland Tour is all but arranged, pre-planning means that we're heading to Iceland in September/October 2017 with flights from...Read More

Football News

Barry Bennell: Victims face …

Sentencing of the convicted paedophile and former football coach has begun at Liverpool Crown Court.

19-02-2018

All the players are backing C…

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard says he "does not sense there's any player who's not with" manager Antonio Conte.

19-02-2018

Stoney to join Neville's staf…

Casey Stoney will join new England women's boss Phil Neville's backroom team after playing her final Liverpool game on Wednesday.

19-02-2018

Arsenal and Emirates extend l…

The longest running current Premier League shirt deal will now last for at least 18 years.

19-02-2018

Israel friendly completes Nor…

Northern Ireland will play Israel in a friendly international at the National Stadium at Windsor Park on Tuesday 11 September.

19-02-2018

Resurgent Messi, the impassab…

What can Chelsea expect from Barcelona in their Champions League tie? Spanish football writer Andy West takes a closer look.

19-02-2018

Ipswich captain says Norwich …

Ipswich captain Luke Chambers says rivals Norwich are "nowhere near" the level of their 2014-15 Championship promotion season.

19-02-2018

Ten red cards and eight yello…

Watch the moment that led to ten players being sent off and eight yellow cards shown in one game during the Brazilian football match between Vitoria and Bahia.

19-02-2018

Holders Man City to face Sund…

The Women's FA Cup quarter-final draw pits holders Manchester City against Sunderland, while Liverpool host Chelsea.

19-02-2018