Professional hammering.

Sassco on tour along the Barcelona streets.

The next day, we got a bit of an early morning hammering from our esteemed opponents, UE Sants. They were very good and played quick Futsal. Hembrough was getting increasingly frustrated by the game and called Futsal players world wide "gay."

We got to the venue just in time, now being experts on the metro and map reading. Overall, the tour was more of an "arranging everything day-by-day tour", so it was a bit more hectic as we didn't have anyone looking after us until we got to the games themselves.

Needless to say, we got a walloping, and Tim Gillespie scored an own-goal. Thanks to Miki of UE Sants for arranging the hammering.

UE Sants 10 3
Davinder Sangha
Tim Gillespie
Scott Hembrough
Dave Gourlay 1
Mark Edmondson 2

Finally, we had no more games and time to relax. Unfortunately, we didn't really have a great deal of time. Next tour, I'm definitely going to make sure we have one full free day to do what we want. However, we were all looking forward to watching the Espanyol game at their new stadium. It kicked off at 5pm, so we had plenty of time to get there.

But we were late to leave for the Espanyol game. We were meant to leave early, but Tim's sitting there in the sofa, fancy shirt on, but only his undies on. I had to tell him to get "his fucking pants on". Then, power-walking past a pub, Tim says: "I fancy a pint in here, like." I stopped in the middle of a packed street, masses of Espanyol fans wandering past, "Are you fucking serious. One hour fucking late, probably a massive fucking queue outside the fucking ticket office and you want to go for a pint?"

Match was enjoyable. I had to get one dude to move out of my chair, but it was a good experience. Espanyol won 2-1.

Espanyol Stadium, not too different from Downhill.

On the way back, we had a drink in a bog-standard bar, before wandering to the main strip. By now, Tim had asked everyone twice (or was it four times) if they fancied a tapas. Instead of actually saying that he wants a tapas.

Tim and Mark stayed out quite late, but the rest of us had early nights. I was back first, then Scott and Dave, before later on it was Tim and Mark. Tim was rooming together with Dave G. Tim returning late was whispering to Dave G, "Dave….Dave….." to which Dave replied, "Fuck off, Tim!" It didn't end there. Tim then slowly proceeded to take off six velcro strips on his shoes very slowly.

On the plane back, Tim asked where we were going next and I finally turned the tables on him:

"Tim, where do you want to go. We'll go wherever you want. Anywhere nice and warm."
"Ummm, errrr….?"
"Anywhere you want, Tim."
"Errr, I fancy going to a city."Cyprus Tour 2011.
"Right, Tim, that's generally where we'll be going. Do you happen to have an exact location?"
"Errr, ummm, I fancy Spain."
"No, Tim, we've just been to Spain. Where else?"
"Errr, ummm, errr."
"The next time I ask a question, Tim, I'm going to wrap my hands around your throat while ringing it and asking."
"I fancy Germany…." Cyprus Tour 2011 to take place 7th - 11th September 2011. Flights at current rates from are around £202 each. For more details, click here.

Spain Tour 2010 - Day 1

Spain Tour 2010 - 24th October 2010

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"Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" It was the usual one hundred and one texts the night before, but these were all from Tim. Is the...Read More

Spain Tour 2010 - Day 2

Spain Tour 2010 - 23rd October 2010

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Tiring day, but unbeaten! Second day was the difficult day. Two games against lesser opponents; one at around 1pm and the second at 7pm. The opening game saw us play on...Read More

Spain Tour 2010 - Day 3

Spain Tour 2010 - 22nd October 2010

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Professional hammering. The next day, we got a bit of an early morning hammering from our esteemed opponents, UE Sants. They were very good and played quick Futsal. Hembrough was getting...Read More

Spain Tour map

Spain Tour 2010 - 21st October 2010

The map below shows the venues we used in the Spain Tour 2010, around Barcelona. View Spain Tour 2010 in a larger map

Spain Tour 2010 fixtures.

Spain Tour 2010 - 5th October 2010

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22nd October (Friday) Port de Barcelona 6:00pm Pabello Zal, Port de Barcelona, Indoor Gym. 23rd October (Saturday) Ashwan FC 1:00pm Complex Sportius Llars Mundet, Outdoor 3G. 23rd October (Saturday) ALM FC 7:00pm Colegio Sagrado Corazón de Sarrià, Outdoor 3G. 24th October (Sunday) UE...Read More

Espanyol v Levante.

Spain Tour 2010 - 30th September 2010

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Looks like we'll be watching Espanyol take on Levante at 4:00pm on the 24th October. Our tickets (five of them) are for the main stand. They've been reserved by the...Read More

Apartment confirmed in Barcel…

Spain Tour 2010 - 18th July 2010

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This luxury apartment in Barcelona is suitable for 6 people on 72 m2. The apartment has 2 bedrooms with 1 double bed and 2 single beds. In the...Read More

Major changes to the tour.

Spain Tour 2010 - 17th July 2010

Having had six so-called "guaranteed" entrants, we were narrowed down to four, due to two last minute (and expected) drop outs. This means major changes. We can't really afford to pay...Read More

Full pricing for the Spain To…

Spain Tour 2010 - 22nd March 2010

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Now fixed on the  22nd to 25th October, due to cheaper flights. Based on 13 people, the actual flight costs will be £134.60.Accommodation (to be confirmed) is the Oasis Hotel, based...Read More

Spain Tour 2010 shirt.

Spain Tour 2010 - 25th November 2009

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The sleeveless shirt for the next tour. This has been purchased already. Printing and logos have been decided, as Spain is our eventual destination. It's likely that Red Fox will...Read More

Italian option.

Spain Tour 2010 - 19th November 2009

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The only option for Italy is organised by Pierre Azzorpardi, the same person who arranged the Malta Tour. It will be based at Pisa, which has direct flights from Newcastle...Read More

Spanish option.

Spain Tour 2010 - 19th November 2009

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The first option for Spain is organised by Teamlink, who organise similar tours. It will be based at Lloret de Mar, which is close to Barcelona. Tour would be a...Read More

2010 tour destination probabi…

Spain Tour 2010 - 27th October 2009

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Five destinations have been earmarked for Sassco's 2010 tour overseas. They are in order of probability. Cyprus seems to be the most likely choice with Spain a close second. More...Read More

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