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  … or my weekly five-a-side game?

The nights are drawing in and those ankle ligaments strained months ago are still not right. But it’s just a twinge now and as the evenings stretch out long — unlike 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 12-year-old son has told me I have no pace. Saying it like it is.

When is it over?  Continue reading