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“I don’t want Rooney to leave these shores but if he does, I think he’ll go abroad” – IAN WRIGHT      

 

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Reaction to the internal tournament planned for August 8th. has been good so far.  We had seventeen players return the forms expressing availability. We need 2o minimum and I’m confident we can do this. Although numbers will be tight on the day if folk don’t turn up! Four teams from Denton’s ranks will be augmented by an Nash Ambler’s side made up of mostly those who never play at King Street. We will have to have two Referee’s to cover two pitches of 5v. 5 walking football – a total of TEN games plus a final over our two hour slot.

Team Captains will be David’s Partington and Wilson, Stewart White and Gordon Nixon with Ambler’s goalkeeper Garry Pearce organising a team from Ashton.  Some of thes eCaptain’s are already putting feelers out in terms of selecting their sides – this will hopefully be done on  a location basis but we may have to change that….so far we have ALBION (Glossop) Gordon Nixon,  ROVERS (Denton) Stewart White, WANDERERS Hyde & Stockport) David Wilson, and RANGERS (Other Tameside) David Partington. 

Expect lots of deadline day shennanagins as Captain’s manoeuvre for the best line ups.  It’s important to stress this is a bit of fun – and taking part is the important part of the day.  If teams look imbalanced we’ll revert to allocating and fine tuning.  We want everyone to enjoy this experience. 

A.G.M. will take place just after Noon on the 8th. too so please try to be there – playing or not. All teams will be issued with contrasting shirts (only) bring your own shorts/socks. Dressing rooms will be opened.

£4 to take part and some of that will go towards a medal for each of the winning team. Everyone is encouraged to stay and watch the Final  – no group games or the Final itself will be drawn – ALL decided by penalty shoot out if needed. Best of three then sudden death. Three points for a win – no draws. This time we need the entry money in advance before the end of July please.

  • There will be no ordinary session that particular Tuesday.
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A reminder that on Monday 26th. June six Amblers journey north to Scotland to record an episode of ‘EGGHEADS’ the BBC television quiz show.  We’ll let you know as and when  a transmission date is arranged. The team – predictably enough – will be called THE NASH AMBLERS and be sure they will mention walking football and Curzon Ashton F.C. at every opportunity. Look out for pics and tweets as we head towards Glasgow. @thenashamblers
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Although the site is now functioning in Tameside Strider’s trademark  black and white all Ambler’s pages and posts will be in BLUE

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  • Just a bit of transparent accountability. A couple of weeks ago when turnout was low we ran a deficit – on the 20th June, a surplus. Swings and roundabouts.
     
    Tuesday’s turnout at Denton raised £72.00. £40 was paid to DYFC for the 2 hr. pitch rental. Three Referee’s for three games cost £15 in total. £10 of which has gone straight into our ‘Buffet Fund’ which pays for incidentals. All Committee men who Referee donate their fivers in this way. Funds are healthy and holding up. Insurance premium (personal accident, modest cover) has just been paid (£116) and signing on fees of £5 will be due during the month of August please…thanks.

BILL FOULKES MEMORIAL CUP !

WE MAY NEED AT LEAST  A DOZEN PLAYERS FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON JULY 6th. at Ewen Fields, home of Hyde United.  This will possibly mean  TWO   Nash Ambler’s teams: ‘A’ and  ‘B’ sides  –  and will involve Japanese opposition ! We await  more details and some confirmation but please watch this space.  This is NOT a long way off.. Meanwhile regular Ambler’s should remember the exhibition game and post match drinks on July 1st at ‘The Nash’ Assemble from about three pm.

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Jim Thompson (below left) should have had his knee replacement by now.  The first few days will be very tough but we wish you well Jim – hope to see you back soon.

More pictures from  a great morning of walking football…

Because it’s June….goals were busting out all over   <ClickFlickr>

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The story of our day at Heywood is here <StridersatHeywood>

The photo’s are here <click>

IF YOU USE THEM – (or take them) –  ALL WE ASK IS YOU CREDIT THIS WEBSITE out of politeness ! …

…and feedback is always appreciated  here – thank you.

 

 

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Two packs of these flat markers have arrived for use at Denton.  We have been trialling home made ones at Ashton and they are a marked improvement on the raised variety. Far fewer deflections AND they tend to stay where you put them.

We now have a sufficient mix to mark out four goal areas.

Progress..

“the aggregation of marginal gains in the quest for perfection” – next ?  ….any ideas ??

 

 

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  • Letters to the Editor….
  • “Alan : I just wanted to share my thoughts with you on your report and the spirit evident in today’s games…. I am certain that the style and inclusiveness of these reports together with the photographs make it interesting to people not even involved on the day. Despite the dreadful weather it didn’t dampen the real spirit of friendship and camaraderie that is unlikely to be found in many other Walking Football Groups. This is mainly down to your effort……… you should be rightly proud of our achievements as a group. “

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GARRY’S PARTY PEARCE ! – an invitation to Nash Ambler’s , wherever you may be

Henk & Co. will be okay when they get a few more turning up – Walking Football…spreading across Europe

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Remember – the experiment is continuing and has already been decisive in one game , edged by  a penalty, given for three running offences – the team as a whole don’t forget not any one individual player.

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Some interesting facts about Colin Fielding on the new look  ‘Meet the Players’ page – fancy revealing a little more about yourself too ? – just email me at the address on the header pic

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  • NUMBERS
  • Public thanks to Keith Burrows (and Wife Dee, who no doubt lent a helping hand) in numbering two sets of shirts for us for the price of the numbers alone. Brilliant !
  • Keith – plays another blinder !
  • We now have three sets of shirts numbered – which is a condition of many competitions AND which adds a touch of (dare I say it?) professionalism.
  • This means we can wear our primary colours of  White & Black in the Over 65’s knockout Cup at Rochdale next week.  We shall have the Green shirts too in the event of a colour clash.  Thanks Keith – MUCH appreciated. Keith has also expressed interest in joining  the Ambler’s  Autumn squad for the GMWF League – more on that later in the year. We may well be able to field two teams if indeed this is possible. Watch this space.
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‘Meet’ Michael Conroy <here>

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  • Have you checked our Flickr feed lately? Over 700 Photographs from internal sessions, friendly games and competitions – almost fifteen hundred album views so far
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A SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER  – This is happening at Heywood. If you’re interested in taking part in this memorial tournament  please e.mail alan@tamestriderswalkingfootball.org.uk sometime soon.  We already have SEVEN players interested.  Stewart White will take  us into this tournament as yours truly will be unavailable at that time

 Cost will range between £3 and £5 per player depending on numbers.

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Friend of the Striders and walking footballer ‘Chris’ has designed a GIF for us. If you’re not sure what that is – it’s here ! Keep staring at it when you’re stood up and you’ll probably fall over!

 

 

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Stewart White stepped up to report on last  Tuesday’s games at Denton

See the Match Reports page for his account (Thanks Stewart – Always good to see contributions on here from other than the usual source ~  ie. Me…Ed.)

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  • This quote just in from Strider’s Chairman Gord ~ it’s what our game’s all about…
  • …see The Nash Amblers page for more details

“It was a pleasure to be a Curzon 15/5/2017 I never thought I could enjoy a game of football so much and laugh so long, get soaking wet and be on the wrong end of a 14/4 thrashing and enjoy every minute of it.
And reading Trevor’s excellent match report it made it seem even funnier than it was this morning”…..Gordon Nixon

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  • We are looking to organise a five team internal tournament (festival) at Denton (possibly early August – Tuesday the 8th. provisionally) At present we don’t have enough of a core number to do this at Ashton. What we would need from Ashton is a commitment from FIVE players to form at least one team to take part. Preferably five who never play at Denton. We should easily have enough players  at Denton to field four teams – possibly on a location basis. Glossop team, Denton, other Tameside, plus Stockport/Hyde based etc.

     

    Each team would play 4 fifteen minute games then the top two play off for a trophy and/or small individual medals (better for this kind of internal comp).

    Intended to be just a very friendly extension of our normal sessions, with an added air of competition to make it feel like something slightly different. Same old same old, will eventually become a bit dull. All teams would have shirts provided and I’ll ask Graham and DYFC if they can make the changing rooms and showers available. £3 per player will cover costs. I’ll gather names in July and we can sort the teams out then.

    It shouldn’t really matter which team is strongest or who wins at the end of the day.

    Good idea , or not ? Let’s have feedback please. The go-ahead is dependant upon interest, after all. If we don’t do this then we’ll just have a normal session on 8/8/17

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    I appreciate early August is a popular holiday time so please let me know early if you’re going to be unavailable. The sooner the better. If this works well , and with Mark’s agreement we could reverse the venue in late Autumn and do this at Curzon too. Maybe invite an external team or two.

    (Personal note: Didn’t go on holiday due to my wife’s illness – she’s starting to recover but we’ve written it off – might go to our caravan in Wales in midweek. Either way I’ll be missing for a while as my foot is still far from right – it is in fact, left).

    Have fun in the meantime

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MONDAY AND FRIDAY SESSIONS AT ASHTON  CONTINUE AS NORMAL NOW FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE AND TUESDAY’S AT DENTON  ARE UNINTERRUPTED AS USUAL

Remember 11-00am. Ashton for The Amblers  & From 10-00am. Denton with Tameside Striders

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  • THE NASH AMBLERS FINISHED RUNNERS-UP IN THE INAUGURAL SPRING GMWF LEAGUE  at HEYWOOD.  FOUR GAMES PLAYED TODAY WITH ONE WIN , TWO DRAWS AND ONE DEFEAT.
  • More later on the GMWF page – well done all, a tough but enjoyable morning
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Confirmation from the F.A. that Gordon Nixon and Stewart White are booked to attend an Emergency First Aid course on the evening of the 17th.May at the Platt Lane  complex in Manchester

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10 minute Video from ‘The Lingerers’ game  last Tuesday. Takes a while to get going …or fast forward to one minute thirty to avoid Steve Wingrove’s ball juggling – which I have to say was fairly impressive

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Surprisingly,  the reaction to the introduction of yellow Sondico training balls at Tuesday’s session was mixed.  The ‘Unders’ jettisoned the ball early doors – saying it ‘had an egg in it’ or ‘it’s egg shaped’  A slight exaggeration, I felt…while David Wenham on the other pitch commented very favourably on the  one we were using. I concurred and there were no complaints.

Later investigations confirmed there is a slightly irregular shape about one of ’em and I’ve inflated it to near maximum to see if this corrects itself.  If not I’ll consider taking it back to Sports Direct, although I could do without the mither….it cost around eight pounds with postage…we bought three in total. The two others seem fine. I recently purchased a ‘match ball’ from Sports Direct  at £16.00 and this will be introduced to the sessions next Tuesday. Similar in appearance but the feel of it is better and it looks more resilient.

Today though we moved up half  a level and this Mitre ‘Hyperseam’ ‘match quality’ was delivered. From next week both games will use a ‘match quality  ball’ . This one was purchased directly from Mitre.com and came in at £21.45 including carriage. Those ‘intense’ Under 65’s can give it a go next week. I hope and pray it cuts the custard mustard

Anyone remember the ‘Mitre Max’ ?

Of course we will retain the  surviving Mitre ‘Tempest’ Balls we have from kick-about and warm up purposes. And we remain grateful to donor Ian Wilson for getting us started last summer. The Mitre ‘Impel’  balls we got from the Postcode Lottery are frankly not very good when compared with ones that cost a bit more. At the end of the day you get what you pay for. In walking football , as in life.

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‘Virgin Referee’ and highly  respected and  distinguished player of this parish shares his thoughts in our quote of the day……

“Thought the over 65’s game was good this morning, some decent play from both teams. I thought the game had the essence of how the game should be played, in contrast to the intensity of the under 65’s.”…..   Trevor Brereton
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TODAY’S shortish game VIDEO which featured  ‘The Lingerers’ will be processed soon and I’ll put a link on here as soon as it’s up – thanks for the enquiries

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*BREAKING NEWS  David Partington has ruled himself out of contention in Friday’s league programme at Heywood. The Stalybridge based man has decided to rest his troublesome sciatic nerve related injury. Gordon Nixon is therefore called into the squad.

David Partington – seen here on the right
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CHAIRMAN GORDON NIXON and Committee member STEWART WHITE have been provisionally booked onto a Football Association ‘Emergency First Aid’ course at Platt Lane, Manchester later in the month. The cost of £25 per attendee will be borne by Tameside Striders – just another sign that we take our game seriously and realise the responsibilities we owe to ourselves and all who take part.  In this regard we have invited representatives of ‘Ambition for Ageing’ to pay  a site visit to Denton on June 13th.  We understand they have advice for our committee in respect to our rules, insurance cover, and certain health and safety issues.

Just  a reminder to all of our players:

WE EACH PLAY “AT OUR OWN RISK” – as certified on your signing-on form

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The fixtures for the ultimate round of Spring League fixtures at Heywood  have been announced and are shown on this GMWF webpage <GMWFL>   For a more simple view of the games as they affect The Nash Amblers  and the latest news regarding the squad kindly see the GMWF page from our own menu above. Three players have yet to pay the entry fee and this is due by Tuesday of this week please – thanks chaps.  An earlier report that our club monies had not been received by the organisers proved to be incorrect

The cheque had been posted in plenty of time by yours truly and has now been cashed so all is in order as we countdown the week towards this interesting final Friday.

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Two very short video clips – a Bertenshaw strike and a Smith save are on our Daily Motion channel now:  <click>

HIGH NOON at the NASH – one man stood alone against a gang  of  hard-bitten shooters

Barry Smith – stood alone

Gary Cooper would have been proud of him – give that man  a silver star ! An 11-8 win which gave Luke Davenport – guest player – a chance to shine. Bertenshaw* , Brereton*, White*, Cuthbert*, Wilson*, Partington, Leach*, Richards also turned up – supported by Bob Derbyshire and Michael Conroy (thanks for Refereeing Mike) in this bonus session in which all those asterisked got on the scoresheet (I think)

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  • GAME IN CRISIS ?

The occasional delver  and casual participant in the world of walking football might not realise the game is already in crisis. Especially the competitive form, and more specifically at Over 50’s level.
Take a look here <WFU> The ever pessimistic Walking Football United website site has been banging on about overt physicality and cheating for months now. Meanwhile proponents of the Football Association take issue with this gloomy outlook and insist everything will be OK when the F.A. get their act together – which is something of a postcode lottery at best, an utter shambles at worst. So far that organisation have introduced rules more appropriate to ordinary five-a-side football, and there seems to be little movement on Referee’s courses or an approach that acknowledges the walking variety of the game stands far apart from traditional football, when played in its purest form.

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Tales of bad injuries, studs raked down legs and games ending in fights have been recorded, players barged into barriers especially since The F.A. People’s Cup, a competition Tameside Striders sampled some of the more unpleasant side of this infant game.
So, where do  we go from here?  The Nash Amblers are about to compete in the final round of fixtures in the Over 60’s Greater Manchester Walking Football League.  Tameside Striders are set to engage in  an Over 65’s Knockout Cup in June. Apart from that we have no further plans to take part in tournaments over the Summer. My own view is we leave well alone, perhaps visit one or two of these events and gauge levels of physicality for ourselves.

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Unlike some other groups I could mention we still do not take this game too seriously. For the vast majority of us it’s a get together up to three times a week for a kick-about at sensible speeds with barely any hint of nastiness or foul play. Results still matter, results are STILL unimportant.

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The important thing is to retain a sense of perspective. Focus on the aspects of the game we all enjoy and realise we are all advancing in years at  a rate of knots, and that we are  not the young, testosterone charged athletes some of us may have been in the past. I discount myself from that description.

 

 

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Photo below just a bit of fun – courtesy of a Facebook ‘Photoshop requests’ group….

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Given we have so many players with other plans in early July the Strider’s return fixture away in Derby is in doubt. We are all keen to play this fixture of course but Luke at Derby CCT has been asked if a later date is feasible – watch this space

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In common with many  professional football clubs we are pleased to introduce our own version of the  ‘tunnel camera’ – can you spot the fly on the wall ?

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THE WEBSITE RENEWAL HAPPENS THIS SATURDAY .  THANKS TO ALAN GRAHAM AND GORDON NIXON THE LATEST DONORS WE NOW HAVE 80% of the £100.08 cost.  The bill will be paid  from funds and the record will then immediately show those funds increased by everyone’s generous  response – a maximum of £20 is required from our bank account – might be even  less as there is still time to donate on Friday – Very grateful Gentlemen..Thanks..and of course it’s great to know you get something out of this site and visit often. The hit counter at the very bottom of this page was installed at the end of January – just one page remember and there are hit counters on several other pages – total 24,000 page visits since we started accurately recording last July.

Not bad for a fairly basic and  homespun site

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  • Please note: The proposed ‘fair-play’ tournament at Curzon on 29th.April has been cancelled
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Many thanks to those players who have boosted the website’s hosting costs renewal fund to within 65% of the total required.  This was only mentioned on Monday and the response over just three sessions has been fantastic ! … you know who you are Gentlemen and on behalf of all who visit this site regularly  24,000+ page visits in the last  8 months alone-thank you very much

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More pics from ‘the lingerers’

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STOP PRESS !  MOST OF THE ACTION FROM THE NASH AMBLERS V  BLACKPOOL V.S.S.IS HERE…

CAMERAWORK  A LITTLE VARIABLE

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As we go along our walking football way we are amassing large amounts of data which are too much for this website alone

Check out our dailymotion.com – linked lower down the page + a few bits & pieces here

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Hadge Cooper has become the latest player to sign up to our  Facebook Group <HERE>

which now has in excess of forty members.

It’s a useful back-up to this site

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Well, we played our ‘demo’ game at the Museum, in the ‘cage’.  Frankly it was far too competitive and  not the ‘fun, exhibition’ affair some of us had hoped for. The flagstone floor was uneven and wet, but we emerged relatively unscathed despite the needlessly hurried nature of the game.  Yours truly was watching and filming some of it- not playing.

Discretion, often the better part of valour.

Well meaning organisers no doubt with good intentions. I thank Louise Rutherford for her welcome and her assistance on the day.

Louise Rutherford

The museum exhibition was very enjoyable, thanks to our guide Craig. Also Sarah Venning of Manchester F.A. – thank you for the invitation.

As a group , we’re not sure the F.A. really understands what walking football is , only the future will tell. We need lots of trained, aware and assertive Referee’s and the involvement of regular players and organisers in the rule making process which is surely NOT done and dusted

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THE game  versus Derby Co. CT ended in a 2 – 2 draw. Goals from Brereton and White put the Strider’s two-nil up at the half way stage in proceedings but Derby kept plugging away and eventually found gaps in Strider’s defences to craft goals from Tony Ward and then a deserved equaliser from Steve Shinner. Goalkeeper Peter Horn had a great game for Derby and was by far the busier ‘keeper today, Match report, photos and links to some match video later. Probably by late afternoon or early evening.

Hope you Rams got home safely – we enjoyed meeting you…and will see you again.

Special thanks to Luke and Jack

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Check out our new album on Flickr  ‘Striding Out’ with pics from Tuesday’s internals:

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ALSO NEW FILM FOOTAGE FROM MARCH 28TH ON THE “VIDEO – Striders in Action” page

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Terrific game of midfield grit and defensive graft at The Nash last Monday.  1 – 1 a close encounter of the weird kind if we’re being honest. Not many shots, even fewer on target. Pics on Flickr…

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As Secretary/Co-Treasurer of Tameside Striders Denton Walking Football Group I’m pleased to announce that Stewart White has agreed to be co-opted onto our small committee. Stewart has become an integral member of DWFG and will offer much as we go forward together as a group.

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Monday 20th.March…and yet another tight game at The Nash  – reports and a couple of  pics on the  Nash Ambler’s page. Trevor Brereton strikes yet again as Bib’s edge it One-nil.

Brereton – on target once more
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GREAT 2-2 DRAW last Friday at ‘The Nash’ – the rain held off for a while…

Full details and the match report on The Nash Amblers page from the menu

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The game of walking football is in a state of some turmoil at the moment with two sets of rules now causing division and disagreement. Basically the F.A. rules rely a lot on a Referee’s judgement in interpreting  degree of contact , and they also make most free kicks ‘direct’.

WFU/WFA rules are rather more specific for a walking game aimed at older players.

Some insight here – although of course this is a subjective view from WFU . Can we hope for a similarly subjective piece from the Football Association about its view on walking football and where it goes from here?

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and a good video explaining the ideas behind a ‘non-contact’ games – are they workable?

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Having seen it  myself and commented thus – it would be good to get more views… please sign up to the forum at walkingfootball.com and have your say….

“Good video, and much food for thought among people who, unlike some of us here, seldom think about the wider ramifications of walking football participation.

I personally think ‘minimal’ contact under the watchful eye of a good referee is preferable to total ‘non-contact’ because that concept is almost impossible to achieve within the confines of a competitive (even mildly competitive) game. Some of the foul play shown, and some we have actually experienced quite recently  is totally at odds with the spirit of the game of walking football and the guilty parties should be ashamed of themselves. The illustrative passages were very good, especially when talking about upper bodies coming into the equation when players are both honing in on  a loose ball. That is perhaps the biggest bone of contention on pitches without side boards. Outlawing tackles from the side and behind whilst  allowing legitimate blocks from the front in  a ‘head-on’ scenario works for us. Some of the foul play we have seen – on video and elsewhere –  would result in red cards in traditional football, let alone the walking variety.

In conclusion, and to answer the question,  if players cannot control themselves to play within a ‘minimal contact’ framework they shouldn’t be playing the game, and if Referees are not skilled enough or assertive enough to tell the difference between ‘minimal and excessive’ then a blanket non-contact formula as indicated in the video  is preferable to  a free for all , which will just put a lot of people off playing the game many of them have come to love.”

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All video clips from Wednesday have been uploaded to our Daily Motion ‘Brexiteer’ feed unedited…browse at the link below

(please don’t expect impartial commentary, there’s no doubt where Tony’s loyalties lie but they are applied with tongue in cheek humour and dry wit…thanks for doing this Mr.C )

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“If City had as good a back five as the Striders one that played at Barnsley they would have won the league by Christmas. Great Day from start to finish.”

Gordon Nixon

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Sincere thanks to our hosts today Barnsley Pals.  For the warm welcome , the tour of your famous old club’s atmospheric stadium and two superbly enjoyable games of walking football in  a brilliant venue. Thanks to Barnsley F.C. Academy.

 Tameside Striders emerged narrow winners in both game versus Pals ‘A’ and Pals ‘B’ but more importantly friends were made, and  foundations  laid for an ongoing relationship between two groups with a similar ethos. We hope to see you over this side of the hills later in the year.

thanks again guys

 

 

 

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Much less pressure on time at Denton from March.

We are good to go for TWO HOURS

Get there at 10-00am. please as usual . Not such  a rush to warm-up and  we need not play the whole two hours but we can decide what to do when we have an idea of the numbers.  Extra Tea and Coffee will be bought for the DYFC kitchen  If you need to be away at 11-00am. let the session organisers know when you arrive please. If at any time you want a break from play just let us know…there is no pressure to play for the whole time.  We can always re-configure teams as we go along.  This extension is a learning curve but part of the  idea is to have a more relaxed morning where we’re not busting a gut to get kicked off as soon as possible

Please remember – from this week Denton ‘subs’ are increased to £3 per player per session

 

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Courtesy of ‘Walking Football United’ compare and contrast the two sets of rules for Walking Football.  Last week, the F.A. finally issued their rule ‘book’ whilst WFU have had theirs for some time and they are what we currently adhere to with one or two exceptions.  If you have ten minutes to spare, take a look and make your own mind up

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In the seven months since we began collecting reliably gathered statistics on this webste the number of page visits has just exceeded 20,000 .  The hit counter at the bottom of this page was installed on the 20th. January this year and is standing at 1,600 visitors plus to this ‘News’ page alone.

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Conventional football boots with studs of any depth are now prohibited at our internal games both at Denton and Ashton

A common sense measure which met with unanimous agreement and is introduced to minimise the risk of injury to wearer and opponent alike. Fortunately the mind set within our groups are such that none of the current players wear them anyway. Prospective players, new recruits etc. please take heed. We will only agree to friendly games if potential opponents are in agreement.

Astro Trainers with  a  dimpled sole are best for walking football


 

 


 


 

 


 


 


 



The long awaited Football Association  Walking Football Rules have been published.

There is a lot to digest.  WE as organisers, players and especially Referee’s will need to be well versed in them and decide which set of rules we want to follow at Denton, and in competitive games. Main difference. NO heading ANY ball. Majority of free kicks DIRECT. THREE metre withdrawal rule for free kicks and corners. Players can score direct from  a corner which must be taken from the quadrant and more….Have a read?

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