FC Irlande 2nds
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10 October 2020, a beautiful and sunny Saturday to play football. After 3 losses, FC Irlande 2nds were eager to grab their first 3 points in this season 2020-2020 (no, there is no mistake in those numbers).
The opponent of the day was British United, that the Boys in Green know very well. But first of all, before attacking this beautiful derby, the 2nds had to travel to Bof…Beauch…Bauch…Somewhere in the Brabant wallon, Waals-Brabant, Walloon Brabant, Wallonisch-Brabant, Brabante Valón, Roman Payis, Woals-Broabant, whatever the language you prefer. (the last two languages are Walloon and West-Vlams by the way).
So, the Boys in Green arrived really motivated on the pi… No sorry, I can’t contain myself from making a comment about what’s written above : Roman Payis/Païs, what the hell is that… (more seriously, it’s because the romance language was used in this province in the 12th century. This was the history class of the day).
Anyway, here was the starting eleven : the spicy Josh Harissa in goal (throw me stones for that terrible pun, I deserve it), our half-shiny head Hadrien Valembois at left-back, the “language of Shakespeare” connection in central defense with T-Lion and Selfy, and our favorite spy at right-back (I might “disappear” if I don’t say that).
In midfield, we had another connection, the “language of Molière” one this time with Brioche, my favorite pastry (let’s just avoid a breakup), and Mathias “Party King” Gineste. On the wings, we had our full-shiny head Gabriel Jacqmin and Benjamin “Suuu” Benjelloun. Captain Dastan was in charge of the offensive midfield position and Ionut Nedelcu was our striker (to be honest, I had to check the family name on SportEasy, sorry Ionut. By the way, is it Yonut or Ionut ?).
We will also note the presence of Lolo’s best friend on British United side.
Some FC Irlande faithful supporters were also present to cheer the team up : big thanks to Pierrone the Python, Rulian Jueda, B2oba, Ale “The Goatfather” Arditi, and a random Flemish girl.
During the first 15 minutes, FC Irlande 2nds showed a determination that they usually lack of at the start of their games. The first dangerous opportunities were unluckily created by British, but luckily they were clumsy in front of the goal. The battle in the midfield was really tough, but FC Irlande proved British United that they could be physically good even if the opponents were taller.
Furthermore, the amount of handballs that were not whistled made everyone forget for a few minutes what sport the 22 actors were playing.
0-0 at half time, no goal scored but an amazing defensive work by the Boys in Green.
In second half, the 2nds went back on the pitch with the same energy. Four substitutions were made during that half : Neil in for Mat G (who came out of the pitch like a injured king), Amadou in for Dastan (good to see the return of the Wakanda King), the flying Dutchman Mike in for Gabriel, and Lolo in for BB7.
Despite the last 20 intense minutes proposed by FC Irlande, the two teams left the pitch without any goal scored. Final score : 0-0. Typically the type of game after which a sport journalist has more interest of talking about everything but what happened during the match.
Positive conclusion : first point of the season for the Boys in Green with a very good attitude.
Negative conclusion : stop f*cking yelling guys.
Purple rain, purple rain… it was one of these rainy days made for the seamen of Irish sheeps, that is at least what we thought when we prepared ourselves for COBRA.
A good covid mood in the locker room and a good attitude of the team offered a fine start into the game.
The first half provided opportunities on both sides of the pitch. FC Ireland 2 was focused and played through the middle,creating some shooting opportunities for Ionut.
Gabi on the left, Lolo on the right, both receiced some good deep balls by our Brioche.
A balanced game changed after 10 min in the second half where cobra, like a nasty snake, scored via a header. FC Ireland did attempt to get closer with some counter- attacks but left a hole in the midfield which has been used again by COBRA.
COBRA did outnumber FC Ireland in the box and scored.
0- 2 for COBRA.
It was an avoidable loss in light of a team which displayed not that much quality. However the team needs to admit that COBRA brought more intensity to the pitch today.
But the seamen will master these turbulent waters and will soon dock at a safe and enjoyable harbour.
Seconds lost 2-0 away from home at Union JP. A mistake early in the first half and a late goal when we pushed everyone forward masked an otherwise spirited performance. Unlucky not to come away with at least one point
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FC Irlande 2nds
- Coach : John-Simon Sparks
- Captain : Ryan Self
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