Both squads before the game.

And then there were three.

Chris Dixon, who last watched SAFC when they were in the Champions League, sipping champagne in the corporate boxes, decided that it was really important that Sunderland needed his support for this one game.

So he had to leave the Sassco team in the lurch and head to Wembley. Dixon, although, had overstayed his welcome, after trying to take on two St. Georges players with the ball, in the deluge a night before. Dixon lost the ball and realising he was crap, started to slag off Dave G. Then I started on Dixon, and we all had a lot of fun. The comprehensive sunburn didn't help. He was burnt so badly that we only needed to paint on some white stripes on his chest minge to simulate the red and white Awdis shirt.

Better than that prick, Tim, who didn't even show. Dave actually asked me, when Tim was first hinting at not being on time (a day before we were due to fly out), how much of a percentage did I think Tim wouldn't show up and I said 100%, which is ironically the amount of a percentage of a spineless, sackless cunt I think he also is.

So, for our third and final game, which was against a representative team organised by Andreas Menelaou, at the excellent A.M. Fair Game Sports Centre (or Center), we were the walking wounded - well I was. Andreas kindly put on a barbecue afterwards, to inevitably drown our sorrows and stuff our faces

For the game itself, we actually spent large swathes of this game ahead. Bulgy, now liberated and realising he wasn't playing professionals, fired in a number of goals and shockingly discovered his right foot wasn't just for stepping in dog shite.

Gabriel Theodorou, our guest outfield player, also fired in a number of goals and Gourlay also hit the score sheet, even while wearing his stupid hat (has to be different). Savvas Pitsillos was our goalkeeper and he did a great job in and out of goal, and both our "guests" were probably wishing Brexit had happened a bit earlier and we hadn't been allowed to step into Cyprus.

Eventually, we failed to keep the lead and suffered our third defeat in four days, with three players in a five a side tour.

 

Alana FC 17 Sassco.co.uk 8.

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 5th April 2019

The initial line up against Alana FC.

Three games, with four players in a five a side tour Our 12th tour kicked off, and seemed to be steeped in a little chaos. From 6 players, we were left...Read More

St. Georges FC 9 Sassco.co.uk…

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The line up before the game. Dixon was prepared to block all the shots.

Leading twice, but then Dixon....  The second game was our last game as a group of 4 (in a 5-a-side tour - as Tim still hadn't turned up). We needed some...Read More

A.M. Fair Game FC 14 Sassco.c…

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 2nd April 2019

Both squads before the game.

And then there were three. Chris Dixon, who last watched SAFC when they were in the Champions League, sipping champagne in the corporate boxes, decided that it was really important that...Read More

Brief modern history of Cypru…

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 25th March 2019

Either our villa or a photo of Paphos bombed by the Turks in 1974 (Photo by S.Charitou)

Yes, it's Sassco on Tour again. This time, to Cyprus, which was our first choice destination back in 2007, when we only managed to get 10 people paying, before abandoning...Read More

Sassco.co.uk v Alana FC

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Opening game of Futsal. Thanks to Periklis Perikleous from the Alana Sports Center, we have arranged a game on the day we land. It's an outdoor futsall encounter, similar to the one we had...Read More

Sassco.co.uk v St. Georges FC

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 8th March 2019

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Friday night game at A.M. Fair Game. Thanks to Nick Cairns from St. Georges FC. We have the Friday night game confirmed at the A.M. Fair Game Sports Center v St...Read More

Tournament at A.M. Fair Game.

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 8th March 2019

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Saturday tournament at A.M. Fair Game. Thanks to Andreas Menelaou from A.M. Fair Game for arranging a mini tournament on Saturday afternoon. We'll be playing St. Georges (again), Anal√≥sima FC and Legend FC. Two of...Read More

Venue confirmed in Paphos.

Cyprus Tour 2019 - 1st March 2019

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Fair Game Sports Center We're caged in Paphos, with the venue: Fair Game, agreeing to arrange some games for us (opponents TBC). I've requested the fences to be increased in height...Read More

Sassco in 2019 means football…

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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

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