FHM O2 CUP
On a cold and
windy Monday night, a select Bunky Chollox squad took to the muddy playing
Sutton Coldfield Football Club in order to pit their talent against the best
in the Midlands regional heat.
In order to
qualify for this inaugural tournament, Bunky’s had first had to fight their way
series of highly demanding challenges, including (but not limited to): form
filling; vote rigging and
pulling names from a hat to select a squad.
Tough, yes. Fair,
maybe. Agreed upon, no. Absolutely not. And let’s not lose sight that none of
completed without tears and casualties but, at least, after much ado, a
representative squad was
finally chosen … and before the game!
The lucky lads
for the night were;
goal Richie A.
back Justin Long Russell Forbes Gareth Davies
middle Matty Rogers Ben Tranter
front Sean de Fraine
by Mark Rolfe
Upon arrival at
the ground, the clamour for pictures, interviews and freebies had already
fortunately, the film crews kept most of the Bunky squad away from the ladies
and the threat of
restraining orders never actually carried through …
It was evident,
however, that the copious amounts of drool this fine totty induced had only
in producing an unplayable surface (the inclement weather not assisting, despite
Liverpool ‘legend’ John Scales may have led you to believe). In reality, it
resembled a large mud-wrestling
ring, but the breadth of a normal, full size, pitch and maybe 30 metres. across,
surrounded by a large inflatable wall.
Bunky’s were the
oldest team on display – both in how long the club had been going and the
age (who let the kids in?) – although surely this experience could only enhance
would bring to such an auspicious occasion?
Well it did. Oh,
the football? No, that was crap. We got a bye in the first game and then lost
next two 3-0 - but we did hit the post and undertake some very fine defending –
Justiniho with a couple of goal line clearances.
The rest of the
team did o.k., but the Bunky style of football did not suit the pitch and so …
who are we kidding? We got whapped!
But, as for the
main event, the evening, nay, the reason for being, well, that was fine.
knew who Bunky’s were. John ‘the legend’ Scales wants to join... (He can’t), FHM
were so impressed
with the web-site they invited us to the finals (even though we went out
straight away), O2 love us
and want to do something (?), Richard’s interview on Horizon was a milestone for
the club and best of all,
we were able to enjoy some proper post-match Pork Scratchings in the bar
… with our chips and beer.
Add this to our
commemorative purple T-Shirts and the fact that we have at least one FHM girl
in our kit you’ve got one hell of a success story!
Well done lads –
a great evening … and roll on the finals.