TDA Bulls (Fall I 2016) Game 3 Recap


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*Disclaimer: Tonight’s recap is rated PG-13 as the terms “britches” and “chafing” are used, though luckily not in the same sentence, and there is also a suggestive re-enactment. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.*

The TDA Bulls were back on the field looking to continue their unbeaten start against a new opponent to the division in Just For Kicks. TDA were the favorites going in based on the standings but would have to make do without star defenseman Doug, who was out with a case of big babyitis. Regular keeper Tyler got over his own case and returned after a few weeks off. Phil was unable to sub as he was spending the day stuffing his colon with greasy Texas State Fair food, shame, it would have made for an interesting physiological experiment. So Plano-bound 😭 Alex P got the call, not as keeper this time, but due to his brokenness he was probably still going to pick some turf daisies. read more

Draft Fantasy Football: Gameweek 7 Preview

First off, I would like to thank all my loyal followers as simonsayssoccer.com went over 10,000 visits in its first month recently. I have enjoyed writing and it sure has kept me busy (yeah, yeah, “for once” a bunch of you are saying). After previously writing a Euro 2016 Guide and being the main contributor to their Pre-Season Premier League Guide, I have once again joined forces with the good people at Draft Fantasy Football and will be writing a weekly preview article for their blog. The first one is posted and you can find it here: read more

Crown (Fall I 2016) Game 5 Recap

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Crown took to the field against Fugitives FC, looking to bounce back from last week’s disappointing first loss of the season. Phil and Mark were back, thank you soccer gods, but John, Eddie and Rob (shocked, right?) were missing so Lane was called in to “meg” some guys. Crown were the better team on this night and built a healthy lead with Phil, Simon, Mark and Lane all getting in on the act. But there was was something strange going on at the Crown bench, could that be positivity?, peace?, harmony?…hmmm, not sure what the difference could have been… read more

Fantasy Focus: Matchday 6

Matchday 6 was another interesting one for Draft Fantasy Football managers as Kevin De Bruyne joined Harry Kane on the treatment table, and the high scoring continued bringing various players onto our fantasy radar. I will explore a few situations which will require monitoring and what you should potentially do with your waiver pick. Many of the players mentioned may be owned in larger pools but for those in smaller setups there is lots to think about, so let’s get into it.

Kevin De Bruyne injury: read more

TDA Bulls (Fall I 2016) Game 2 Recap

After breezing to victory in their first game of the new season, TDA took on Ball Blazers in their second game.  With Tyler and Ryan injured, “Broken” Alex was back again in net. There was also one full-time roster change made as Christina dropped to the sub list and was replaced by Claudia. After complaining last week about her “Julio’s Sister” nickname, I have decided that she deserves a new one. So say let’s welcome back into the fold, Claudia “Little Miss Fabulous” Jacobo: read more

Crown (Fall I 2016) Game 4 Recap

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Crown entered their 4th game of the season with an unblemished 3-0-0 record. And guess what? They were not playing Black Ops, it’s a miracle! Their opponent on this night was MG2, a newly promoted team from Division 2. Crown was missing top scorer Phil and fellow youngster Mark so an old face was brought out in the form of Alex P, who apparently is immune to the plague mentioned last week. The question was how would they replace all those missed goals in their lineup?

Crown started slowly, I seem to always say that, and MG2 took a 1-0 lead. The game was tied up when Eddie opened his scoring account by tapping in a rebound from Alex’s shot. It stayed that way until the half but it was a sloppy game as Crown were playing to MG2’s strengths. Neither team was dominating the play in the second half but Crown took a 3-1 lead when Simon first set up Jeremy and then Eddie for his second of the game. But MG2 fought back with three unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead. In the final minute Crown got a power play and had a series of direct free kicks but the tying goal did not come. The undefeated season came to an end with a disappointing effort as Crown put up a stinker, 💩💩💩💩💩, maybe one more 💩. Actually I blame Phil. read more

TDA Bulls (Fall I 2016) Game 1 Recap

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After a considerable delay involving teams dropping from the league and BlueSky searching for replacements, the new season began for the TDA Bulls on Friday night. The title defense began against a new team to the league, “The Others” and there certainly were a lot of them as was evidenced by the warmup:

As far as TDA’s meager squad, they were missing a few regulars so a couple of friendly faces came out to sub, Claudia and “Broken” Alex, who was in net. It became evident very early that TDA were the much more experienced and superior team and that Alex was not going to get much action in the goal, so he helped the facility with that pesky turf daisy problem: read more

Flashback Friday: Witness The Fitness

London, Ontario is a relatively quiet city in Canada. But once a year, in Harris Park, an event called the 24-Hour Relay was held. This is the story of an epic group of “runners” that overcame the odds stacked against them to set a new record for total laps completed. And what were these odds? They battled fatigue, drunkiness (that will be explained) and a multiple defending top laps champion sponsored by the local Running Room store comprised of members of their Running Club. But how does this all relate to soccer you ask? Well, let’s start there and get to know the background of the team known as Witness The Fitness. read more

Crown (Fall I 2016) Game 3 Recap

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Crown’s third game of the season was against Black Ops once again, the second time in 3 games and third time in 4 games including the final game of last season. So I have complete faith that we are safe from the machines taking over any time soon, and if so, BlueSky in Keller, Texas should be a safe haven…or maybe the computers are just lulling us into a false sense of security? Ok, enough conspiracy theories, on to the game.

Crown was without three regulars, Captain Shawn, Mark and Rob (best not to even ask…). Despite having the opportunity to make it onto this awesome blog, our subs are avoiding us like the plague it seems so our only option was to ask injured goalkeeper Pistol to help us out, and boy were we happy he did. read more

Fantasy Focus: Diego “Roller”Costa Part II

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Guess who’s back, back again, Diego’s back, tell a friend…

After picking up an assist (and no Yellow Card?!) in Chelsea’s last game, a comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Burnley, Diego Costa returned from the international break with a bang against Swansea in Sunday’s feature Premier League match. In a fantasy gameweek where many were looking to find a replacement for the suspended Sergio Aguero, Costa came through with the goods, but once again, it was not without its ups and downs. Let’s take a further look into his latest all-action display. read more