Meet Crown: 5 Questions with Keith Jarrell


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With the arrival of the Thanksgiving holiday, it meant no game for Crown this past week, but as promised, it is time for the second installment of Meet Crown. After initially being introduced to the founder and captain, we turn our attention to our elder statesman and trusty veteran, Keith Jarrell.

Q1: I know I speak for the whole team, past and present, when I say that we all wish to play as long as you have so while this is seen as a rude question in society, it is being asked in this regard with the upmost respect…so, how old are you?, and how long have you been playing recreational indoor soccer for?  read more

Draft Fantasy Football: Gameweek 13 Preview

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My latest article, previewing Gameweek 13, is up on the Draft Fantasy Football blog:

https://blog.draftfantasyfootball.co.uk/draft-fantasy-football-gameweek-13-preview/

And a HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my US followers from everyone here at simonsayssoccer.com, which is just this guy…

Simon

TDA Bulls (Winter I 2016) Game 2 Recap

The TDA Bulls were coming off of an impressive opening game win when they faced a new team to the Friday Coed league in FC Peeps. There was a roster change of note as Ricky dropped to sub list and was replaced by Phil. Justin was unavailable so everyone had their 👀 on passing him in the Golden Boot standings. A cold front arrived in North Texas earlier in the day and it led to some interesting pre-game fashion statements as Simon was rocking some felt pajama pants, while Carolyn was sporting some new head wear: read more

Draft Fantasy Football: Gameweek 12 Preview

The Premier League returns this weekend, which means that it is once again time for my weekly Gameweek Preview article for Draft Fantasy Football. The latest edition is now posted on their blog:

http://blog.draftfantasyfootball.co.uk/draft-fantasy-football-gameweek-12-preview/

Simon

Crown (Winter I 2016) Game 2 Recap

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After the first game of the season brought a blowout win for Crown, game 2 promised to be a much more difficult task as they faced DW Energy FC. Crown took the only meeting last season by a 4-3 scoreline in a game that decided who made the Championship. Crown was missing a couple of important players in Josh and Brian, and DW looked to have added some players, so pardon the foreshadowing but it was looking like an uphill battle. DW dominated the possession early and eventually it led to them building a 3-0 lead in the first half. Phil was proving a danger on the counter attack though and his persistence paid off as he finished one of those chances and Crown somehow found themselves within striking distance, only down 3-1 at the half. read more

TDA Bulls (Winter I 2016) Game 1 Recap

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The two-time defending champion TDA Bulls returned to action on Friday night looking to get the new season off to a good start. There was one change to the roster as Dani moved to the sub list, 😿, and was replaced by newcomer Kim, 👍. The opponent on this night was the Ball Blasters, and both teams joined for a pic before kickoff to commemorate Veteran’s Day:

The game began with the Bulls jumping out on the front foot and pinning the Blasters in their defensive zone, looking for a breakthrough, which eventually came as Kim marked her first game in a TDA uniform with the opening goal. Against the run of play, the Blasters tied the game when a fortunate bounce off the wall went their way. TDA asserted their dominance again and soon goals by Carolyn and Justin had them up at halftime. read more

Draft Fantasy Football: Looking Ahead, Part 2

It is an international break for the Premier League but that does not mean that Draft Fantasy Football managers should sit idle, looking ahead at the upcoming schedule is always important. I do just that in my latest article for DFF, up on their blog:

http://blog.draftfantasyfootball.co.uk/draft-fantasy-football-looking-ahead-part-2/

Simon

Crown (Winter I 2016) Game 1 Recap

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It was a big night on Tuesday…no, not the Election, Crown were right back on the field for the start the new Winter I season. There was one roster change as Rob moved to the sub list and was replaced by Brian “The Brit” Birmingham. Crown’s opponent on this night was MG2, a team that gave them one of their losses last season, so revenge was on the mind. The game was on the verge of being a forfeit as MG2 were short on players but they stepped on the turf just in time to kick off, probably hoping the final score would not end up something like this: read more

Coed O30 (Fall I 2016) Championship Game Recap

The TDA Bulls had already qualified for the Championship but had the matter of their final game of the season to play beforehand as it was double-header night. Their opponent was Just For Kicks and TDA were using it as warm up for their next game, as was evident by the slow pace in the opening moments. Simon decided that this was the type of game to test out his injured knee and came on to a rapturous applause…or maybe Justin just claps really loud by himself? Regardless it was not until hop-a-long scored to make it 1-0. The Bulls took the game by the horns (haven’t used that all season) with Carolyn specifically not knowing how to take it down a notch, but that’s why we love her. The second half brought a goal for Claudia and it finished up a comfortable 3-0 victory. There was a kind moment at the end when “Grace”, after a few clashes with Doug, needed some love and found Simon in the corner: read more

Men’s O30 (Fall I 2016) Championship Recap

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After finishing the season in a 3-way tie for 1st place with a record of 6-2, Crown qualified for the Final on goal differential. Their opponent was the Honey Badgers, who got in under the same scenario. The Badgers were peaking at the right time so it was going to a tough task. And that became even tougher with the news that Captain Keller had been called out of town and Simon was ruled out with a knee injury 😡 picked up in that pivotal win last week over DW Energy FC. But the good news for the rest of you was that Simon was on hand to take some game videos for the recap. read more