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Redhouse Fusion win Season 20…

Saturday Season 20 - 8th December 2018

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Three expected wins in the final day seal it. The season finally ended - seven months after starting. The way forward will be one-off tournaments as the commitment is easier. Redhouse Fusion...Read More

Clearly Drinks WLC Cup

Sassco Tournaments - 6th November 2018

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Sassco's first trophy since 2011. Despite being disadvantaged with a tight squad, tight as in only 5 players, Sassco worked their way past two games to take the tournament. This included...Read More

Muers fires in four and bites…

Saturday Season 20 - 3rd November 2018

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Brian "What's the Sunderland score?" Watson returns. Even more dinosaurs were dug up, with Brian Watson, the esteemed Sassco.co.uk 11-a-side Secretary, putting together the Clearly Drinks team to be added to...Read More

Sassco victorious against the…

Sassco 5/6-a-side - 25th October 2018

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Four straight wins for the posh version of Sassco. Tiger Tim is a bit of an enigma when it comes to Sassco. He made his debut on the 21st January 2006...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 11 Workwear Expr…

11-a-side - 8th October 2018

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That's 25 goals scored in two games Shockingly, after the last game's dirty drop outs, all 12 turned up for this one, and it was in distant Durham. Stubba and Muers...Read More

Sassco in 2019 means football…

11-a-side - 6th September 2018

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Preparations for Cyprus in 2019. The squad isn't getting any younger, but the enthusiasm is still there. Five souls have signed on and confirmed with flights to Cyprus in March. Chris Dixon...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 15 (fifteen) Sun…

11-a-side - 29th July 2018

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Drop outs; panic attacks; vintage players returning and a handsome victory. The usual for Sassco. 12 announced and then slowly whittled back to around 10 - but what a 10! Before this...Read More

SNCBC and Fusion on top.

Saturday Season 20 - 30th June 2018

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Sassco balls, Gary Jackson and Fatboy make a comeback. The league's first set of games were last played in April, so it was good to be back in the sun at...Read More

McDermont fires in 8 goals.

11-a-side - 24th June 2018

Muers somehow outruns Cresswell.

Unfortunately, at the wrong end. A truly mercenary team was decimated beforehand, against strong opponents, Hylton Castle FC. Unfortunately, we lost our goalkeeper, soon followed by another player. We managed to get...Read More

Sassco.co.uk at Gateshead Int…

11-a-side - 31st May 2018

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Running track around the pitch; reminiscent of midweek European Cup games in Eastern Europe in the 80's As Sassco.co.uk have graced the Stadium of Light for three years, the new challenge is...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 2 Knattspyrnufél…

11-a-side - 22nd May 2018

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Iceland still unbeaten against England. It was all square at Sassco's third encounter at the Stadium of Light. A loss in 2016, a win in 2017 and now a draw in...Read More

Israel סוקרסטארס Soccerstars …

Israel Tour 2018 - 20th May 2018

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The English lose on penalties (as expected). We were greeted by heavy security at Ben Gurion airport. There were missile silos all around the airport and in the distance, we heard...Read More

Wardle: Sent off!

Saturday Season 20 - 21st April 2018

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Large wins during the 40 minute games It was searing heat, as six teams kicked off Season 20 (wonder how many will be left at the end). The marathon league takes...Read More

Panini stickers for Reykjavik…

11-a-side - 12th April 2018

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Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur "Throttur" line up. If you thought Sassco's line up look rough..... Here we have our esteemed opponents, with their huge squad. in the "Panini" format. The game against Reykjavik's Knattspyrnufélagið...Read More

Soccerball for the Israel Tou…

Israel Tour 2018 - 6th April 2018

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Land of milk and honey, and retro Sassco balls. It's the usual style with our retro balls for the Israel Tour. It contains the Woven Inc logo as well as the tour...Read More

Play on the Pitch Panini Stic…

11-a-side - 26th March 2018

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Got, Got, NEED! We've launched the official Panini Stickers for the Play on the Pitch 2018 game. Apparently, Jake Dyke's worth at least two swaps. The game against Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, our semi-professional...Read More

Tel Aviv-Yafo תל אביב-יפו Ser…

Israel Tour 2018 - 22nd March 2018

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Venues and opponents in The Holy Land.  On Friday afternoon, we will be travelling to the picturesque Kibbutz Ma'agan Michael, just north of Tel-Aviv to take on Tel-Aviv Soccer Stars and...Read More

Season 20 League

Saturday Season 20 - 13th March 2018

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Season 20 to span a number of months After the resounding success from the recent Season 19 Tournament, the particpants requested more regular events.  Therefore the plan is to have a league containing four/five...Read More

Redhouse Fusion win Season 19…

Sassco Tournaments - 11th March 2018

Redhouse Fusion, Champions of Season 19

Slightly older, but worthy winners. The regular league at Downhill ended back in 2011 on a cold, wet and miserable February evening, concluding 17 seasons of weekly football. Since then, a small...Read More

Israel Tour 2018 Itinerary.

Israel Tour 2018 - 1st March 2018

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Flights, football and where Jesus was born. Our five day odyssey in the Holy Land is part of a busy month of May, so we have tentatively planned our schedule. Football...Read More

Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur sq…

11-a-side - 1st March 2018

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A full set of players! Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur have announced their large squad for the game v Sassco.co.uk at the Stadium of Light on the 17th May. They will be bringing a total...Read More

The FA People's Cup at Goals …

Sassco 5/6-a-side - 25th February 2018

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Sassco cruised through the group, but eliminated in the knock-out stage. A far better performance this year, with the team comprising of Kevin Cooper, Curtis Newbold, Davinder Sangha, Aden Bannister and Jake Dyke. Game 1Sassco.co.uk...Read More

Stadium of Light - Rules, Iti…

11-a-side - 24th February 2018

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The rules and regulations for Play on the Pitch 2018 have been passed on from Sunderland AFC. Those who took part last year, will know what to expect. Rules of Play Squads...Read More

Team shirts for the SAFC Game…

11-a-side - 23rd February 2018

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Game confirmed! The game has now been officially confirmed and booked in to the Stadium of Light for the 17th May 2018. The kick off is 7:00pm. Our illustrious guests, Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, have...Read More

Season 19 tournament

Sassco Tournaments - 16th February 2018

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Season 19 in March 2018 The League, albeit in a tournament format and 5-a-side, is back in action after a long hiatus, since the summer of 2016. It's now played over...Read More

Line-up: Sunderland AFC Stadi…

11-a-side - 7th February 2018

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3 Absent, but 3 in. Delighted to have confirmed 11 Sassco players for the Play on the Pitch event at Sunderland's Stadium of Light, in May 2018. The team is scheduled to...Read More

Sassco.co.uk v Knattspyrnufél…

11-a-side - 26th January 2018

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Our first overseas guests? Not 100% confirmed, but Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, a semi-professional side which defeated Sassco in the Iceland Tour 2017 in one game (Sassco won the other) are looking to travel...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 8 Sunderland Dea…

11-a-side - 10th September 2017

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Avoiding the wire above the pitch and Bear avoiding the goal. There were a couple of challenges in our repeat game v Sunderland Deaf: Avoiding hitting the two pieces of wire...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 2 Sunderland Dea…

11-a-side - 13th August 2017

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The Harpers return and both last a full game (nearly). Our O35's 11-a-side adventure ended in a whimper, so it was good to be invited to a full 90 minute session...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 2 Bishop Juniors…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 22nd July 2017

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  Martin Smith: over 300 pro appearances. David Duke over 200 pro appearances. Stubba: Priceless! We were struggling again. This time, we'd lost half the side from last week, due to holidays...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 3 South Tyne Bui…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 15th July 2017

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McDermont concussed - wakes up thinking he's Danny Dichio. It was when he was off getting no treatment that we scored the winner. The game was up and down up to...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 4 Sunderland O35…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 1st July 2017

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Finally, we managed to get a win, However, the circumstances were all too familiar, with new faces coming in, but this time slotting in perfectly. Team talk was just about who was...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 0 Washington AFC…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 24th June 2017

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McDermont foaming at the mouth. Another disappointing game topped off with McDermont foaming at the mouth, requesting to be subbed, then fannying around in the box to concede the fourth goal. The...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 Sunderland O35…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 17th June 2017

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Searing heat, another injury and McDermont roars like a kangaroo to hit the crossbar. It was quite disappointing. We were missing a few from last week: Barker, Dan Smith and Dave...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 Absolute Home …

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 10th June 2017

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Disputed penalty, and it wasn't McDermont this time. A solid performance, again, from Sassco against, arguably, the strongest team in the competition. We were up against it and had three enforced changes...Read More

Terrorism in the UK. Why it h…

Various Articles - 4th June 2017

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The questions about these violent acts are constant: Why? What can we do? And so on. I think the solution could be more simpler than anyone thinks, or dares to suggest...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 South Tyne Bui…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 3rd June 2017

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Last competitive game was 6 years, 9 months, and 19 days ago. Yes, a total of, approximately, 2484 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes had lapsed since Sassco played it's last...Read More

Near miss in the final moment…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 28th May 2017

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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

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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

Sassco win at the Stadium of …

11-a-side - 21st May 2017

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Sassco's most glorious moment in their 18 year history. Sassco 11-a-side, finally won their first game in over a year, and what a place to do it in. It was their first...Read More

Stadium of Light 2017 shirts …

11-a-side - 12th May 2017

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Delighted to announce that the shirts supplied by Woven Inc. have arrived and are ready for our second game at the Stadium of Light on 18th May.

Opening game v South Tyne Bui…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 10th May 2017

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Sassco return to action on the 3rd June at 10am against South Tyne Building Supplies. Squad has been confirmed with the following players: 1. Davinder Sangha 2. Chris Dixon 3. Marc McDermont...Read More

Stadium of Light Rules, Itine…

11-a-side - 4th May 2017

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The rules and regulations for Play on the Pitch 2017 have been passed on from Sunderland AFC. Those who took part last year, will know what to expect. Rules of Play Squads...Read More

Iceland Tour map and Golden C…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 30th April 2017

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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

3-5-Who?

11-a-side - 28th April 2017

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A hastily arranged game against Mark Muers' U35 team, Washington United FC. We really cobbled a team together. High hopes were for the Stadium of Light team, but Smith, Sangha, Dixon...Read More

Woven Inc to supply Sassco's …

11-a-side - 20th April 2017

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Please to announce that Woven Inc, one of the UK leaders in custom workwear and fashion clothing based in Washington, are supplying the AWDis kit for our game at the...Read More

Sassco 11-a-side are back?

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 31st March 2017

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We're looking to revive the 11-a-side team in, albeit, an over 35 format. Durham FA are organising a 50 minute game league, which is played on a Saturday morning at Durham...Read More

NUOTC 5 Sassco.co.uk 3

11-a-side - 25th March 2017

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Sassco travelled to the beyond (i.e. Walker Dome) to take on the Northumbria University Officer Training Corp team. A team which we somehow defeated 6-1 last year, albeit with what...Read More

Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur To…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 20th March 2017

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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 Þrottur, Breidablik, FC Sækó and Öspin. The dates...Read More

AWDis football kit choices fo…

11-a-side - 8th March 2017

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We have a number of choices for our game at Sunderland's Stadium of Light in May. Last year, we chose orange as the sponsor colour, but our opponents are looking at...Read More

Sunderland AFC Stadium of Lig…

11-a-side - 28th February 2017

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Delighted to have confirmed 11 Sassco players for the Play on the Pitch event at Sunderland's Stadium of Light, in May 2017. The team is scheduled to play against a similar...Read More

The FA People's Cup at Goals …

Sassco 5/6-a-side - 24th February 2017

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Sassco took part in their first FA People's Cup, a 5-a-side competition played at Goals Sunderland on Sunday 26th February, but failed to get a Quarter Final spot. The team comprised...Read More

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