Diary of an unknown football legend


teds over 75s

He’s going to shoot any minute now ….   the All-Priests Over 75s Indoor Challenge match on Craggy Island … or is it my weekly  five-a-side game

Aged 59-and-a-half,  I’ve wintered way too well and those ankle ligaments strained way back in November are still not right. But it’s just a twinge now and as the evenings stretch, the senescent sap is rising in my strung-out hamstrings. My Wednesday night indoor soccer game is calling me back. 

How dignified is it to be still drawn to that draughty old sports hall to run … trundle …  around red-faced and panting and kicking ball for an hour with similarly deluded/evergreen old boys? Sure even my 10-year-old son told me I have no pace. And he wasn’t slagging, merely observing.

When is it over?  Continue reading