Friday, 2 October 2015


So we emerged blinking into the sunlight this morning, after a night when several vats of fermented llama spit were consumed, to find the GFC website proclaim 'Eyes on the Trophy'.

There followed a short article where Tony Vance promised his side will 'give their all to try and progress...'.

' is an iconic competition and we are lucky we can compete in it'.

Then the squad was announced and here it is: Riley, Cochrane, de la Mare, le Prevost, Winch, Steel, Mahon, Fernandez, Young, Heaume, McGrath, Loaring, Allen.

When you consider the GFC match day programme lists something like 35 players 'on the books', it's hardly surprising that the casual observer raises an eyebrow on discovering that giving it all in an iconic competition means travelling with just 13 players.

Usually placid, mild mannered fan Nutty Neale was moved to exclaim 'piss poor turn out for a game'.

That said, if the travelling players are on their game (and we get the rub of the green as far as knocks go) then the squad is capable of a win tomorrow but Thurrock have won 5 and drawn 1 of their last 6, so it will be a bit of a challenge.

Directions and suggestions for refreshment can be found on the away games tab, hope to see a few of you there tomorrow.

Keep it Green

Allez les Verts!!

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