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The First Spring Match of the Year

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Floodlit by the morning sun and encouraged by the balmy +10 degrees this weeks Doddering turned out to be a relatively disappointing affair. As if we had all emerged from a winters hibernation and had stopped to admire the flowers, most of us appeared half asleep – not the hardened Dodderers that we want to be. Gone was the bite and ambition from last week,  sadly to be replaced with yawns, half closed eyes, poor ball handling, and generally low effort.
 
Having said that there were some flashes of inspiration. Jordans’ dummy on Simo immediately followed by a dummy on newbie (Toby) to score was a sheer pleasure to watch. Likewise George managed a positively balletic pirouette dummy past Foz  to  score…Pat once again managed a long one handed pass to Toby also to score – so that’s two out of twenty that have made it lately….
A Special welcome to our latest Dodderer, Dave H (aka Toby) who played his first match with us this week.

So for next week your Captain encourages you to stop looking at the flowers*….and Think Rugby!

* no flowers were harmed in the making of this Blog….

Rod is Un-faggot-able On and Off the pitch

February 18, 2009 1 comment

Our very own Butcher-cum-Dodderer  Rod  was pictured last week in the Citizen extolling the virtues of faggots……..

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Rod is Un-faggot-able in his nice hat!

Thanks to a concerned Dodderer for sending this clipping in!
Nice one Rod! – its faggots all round….actually I’m quite partial to a nice faggot 😉
Fellow Dodderers remember – when its a good faggot you need … Rods’ your man!
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Spicy play for post Valentine’s match

February 16, 2009 4 comments

As our President Foz put it – “It’s a bit Spicy today….I like it”
Your Captain doesn’t know if it was post Valentines frustrations or poor England performance vs. Wales; but today’s play was definitely more Spicy, Vociferous, and Argumentative than over the last few weeks. It all started with a short Big Game, but as the late-commers drifted in we quickly decided to make it a four team league….

Foz as ever was keen to make sure the sides were as balanced as possible…and after the usual negotiation (you’ve got all the fast ones…. and we want Tom or Dick) the teams were laid to rest, and we went our ways in our league.

Off to a fast Start…. the league games were fast paced and not without the Hard Touches we have come to expect. early on your Captain managed to dummy Tom which resulted in smiles all round – except Tom who protested he’d had plenty to drink at the Valentines ball the night before…

Kiwi was the star turn of the day – scoring ten tries or so…which is something we have come to expect so twenty would be required for a Hall-of-Flame mention. On a number of occasions Kiwi vented his frustration with the quality of passing or the speed of passing the ~@~& ball out to him.

Postman Pat was on good vocal form – often sparring with George who both seem to spend plenty of time discussing the virtues of the “Referees’ Decision”. At one point Nick managed a minor injury by falling and hitting Pats’ arse….probably enough said about that.

Jordan was making a good impression and managed to wrong foot his Dad (Chris) on a number of occasions. Foz, Dick and Rich were all in characteristically good form. Your Captain even managed a couple of switches with Dick!

After the League which was won by Foz’s team (See Fridges comment below)  Tom, Rod, Kiwi and Fridge….we settled down to a big game, which carried on for some time, and was particularly energetic given the previous hours exertions.
We must have needed it…and with fustrations vented we left at nearly 10am – which could almost be a record for duration on a Sunday morning….

….Once again already looking forward to next week…don’t forget to bring the attitude!

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Upon arrival this morning it was immediately apparent that Postman Pat had not marked out the pitch. In fact he’d failed to clear away the snow so the pitch was nowhere to be seen….

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As only ten Dodderers had turned up we settled down to a game of five-a-side. Andy made a welcome return and spent much of the time commenting that he was unfit although he was still able to outclass us all.

Yet again The Ferret showed us that he’s capable of catching those long passes…and that he doesn’t deserve to be in the running for the Anchor Butter Award

Sharky has been playing well lately and this time was no exception – he was able to score a well deserved hatric; including a great side-step on Andy for a try.
Luckily Simo brought his camera along and recorded  some play for the blog as well as take some stills.  After much crunching through the snow … George lifted the Ice Sculpture as the captain of the winning side.

After the 9.14 exodus the remaining six of us played skins vs. shirts with  Simo, Foz and Tim up for the skins. The non skin side tried to take the advantage by holding snow for a ‘cold touch’ on the skins but to no avail as the skins made the winning try. 

In the video kindly compiled by Simo, you will see some exceptional Doddering – especially the part where your captain ends up falling over in the snow whilst trying to move backwards for position.

Roll on next week – more attendance required too – you know who you are!

Talk up your Team – Six Nations 2009

Get on the record with predictions….
…and tell your fellow Dodderers why your favorite team is going to win!

https://doddererscaptainsblog.wordpress.com/talk-up-your-team-six-nations-2009/

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Spot the Ball Competition

February 5, 2009 3 comments

Judging by the response….  some Dodderers have plainly had trouble spotting the ball in the previous competition.

So this time there is more than one ball , and they’re still visible!

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Provide the co-ordinates of the square(s) that the ball(s) are in. A Chilled bottle of wine to the Winning Dodderer!

Answer for the previous competition…sadly no winners.

https://doddererscaptainsblog.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/spot-the-ball/

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The Fridge Magnets are back!

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