After many cold afternoons struggling in the conditions, Sassco's idea of a mid-season break overseas finally came to fruition with a weekend tour to Malta.

Despite a few failed starts, including a week tour planned to the USA in 2006 (too expensive), then an aborted trip to Cyprus in 2007 (not enough players), the venue for 2008 was chosen as a weekend tour. Eventually, we have 12 who put down the money in the self-funded tour and once we stepped on to the pitch at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, two hours after we landed, the first of many tours started.

 

The Voyage Home

Malta Tour 2008 - 10th November 2008

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Shopping, drinking and it actually rained! The Monday was coming back day. Me, Macca, Cressy and Dave Smith spent it shopping around. The Maltese roads and pavements were shocking. Digga, in...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 2 Gudja FC 5.

Malta Tour 2008 - 9th November 2008

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Best performance so far, but second half lack of fitness shows The third and final game took us to the evening on Sunday. As everyone had a late, late night, we...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 0 Mdina Knights …

Malta Tour 2008 - 8th November 2008

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Searing heat combined with massive hangovers. The morning game was rough. I started due to Emu blowing out of his arse for the previous one. Cressy was well out of it...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 KirKop FC 4.

Malta Tour 2008 - 7th November 2008

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Hembrough opens the account, but everyone else is out of it I was utterly convinced that out of the thousands of flights from Newcastle to all over, ours would be the...Read More

Victor Tedesco Stadium

Malta Tour 2008 - 16th May 2008

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A panoramic view of Sassco's venue for the tour. The Victor Tedesco Stadium (Capacity: 2,000) was inaugurated in 1996 and is the training ground for Hamrun Spartans. This football ground...Read More

Malta Tour Squad

Malta Tour 2008 - 16th May 2008

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Malta 2008 Sassco team information. Numbers are shown as squad numbers. 01 Dave Smith The highly regarded goalkeeper from Fatfield Biddick Inn. Made one appearance for the "B" team. 02 Mark...Read More

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