Platt Lane plans

 

We arranged an indoor game at Platt Lane – the Manchester University complex that used to be occupied by Manchester County F.A. and was formerly Manchester City F.C.’s training ground when they played at nearby Maine Road. We hired the ‘Dome’ on Friday 6th. December for two hours from 10-30am.  Due to its popularity  we will probably play three eight a side matches with players from our own pool of ‘talent’.  Initially meant to be a Thursday v. Tuesday friendly game the numbers for that don’t stack up as this idea has proven very popular.  If you don’t get to play this time we may well be doing it again soon, as the pitch rental fee is not outlandish.

 

The idea is that after the games we will all return to the Fletcher’s Arms in Denton for lunch ( or just  a drink) as there is a reasonably priced carvery.  A side room has been reserved. All players are asked  to commit to this please as the socialising side is as important as playing together.  All players, part of the games are not,  are very welcome to join us at the Fletchers from about  1-15pm.

The games themselves should  be light-hearted in the traditions of our groups. Three teams managed by David Wilson (with Tony Cravagan) , David Partington and Colin Fielding. Because of numbers we’ll play either in bibs or large shirts to wear over your own kit – (the Dome is not heated and it could be chilly in there) not quite decided yet. So bring football  shirts, shorts and socks of your own please. More details to come. Team names, players etc.  Watch this space please.

GROUP CHAIRMAN GORDON NIXON IS  UNABLE TO PLAY ON THE DAY BUT WILL BE WATCHING …AND JUDGING…THE PLAYER OF THE DAY TO WHOM HE WILL PRESENT ‘THE PLATT LANE PLAUDIT PLAQUE’ too many pee’s’ perhaps BUT THIS MAY BECOME AN ANNUAL AWARD….BEE THE FIRST !

LEGS MISERABLES MANAGER DAVID WILSON :

Squad: Denis Cudahy – Peter Collins – Hadge Cooper – Garry Pearce  – Tony Cravagan

Mike Caldwell  –  David Wilson – Peter Jarvis   –  Alan Richards.

(select 8 from nine to start: regular rolling substitute every ten minutes ensures everyone outfield gets 85 % game time)

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OLDMEN PATHETIC – Party’s people….

The Pathetic’s squad:  David Partington  –  Rob Lake  –  John Gaskin –  Martyn Heath

Steve Wingrove  –  Lawrie O’Toole  –  David Wenham  –  Peter Dixon  –  John Kenyon

(select 8 from nine to start: regular rolling substitute every ten minutes ensures everyone outfield  gets 85 % game time)

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 C.F. FARCELONA  Fielding’s squad named…

 

Mike Kieran  — David Gibbons  —  Peter Quinn — Colin Fielding  — Steve Tomlinson

Keith Oldham  —  Jimmy Stewart  — Steve Stafford  — Joe Bemrose

 

(select 8 from nine to start: regular rolling substitute every ten minutes ensures everyone outfield gets 85 % game time)