Cheerleaders 2018


Could you save goals by getting sconed in the head? It’s valentines day today and this is my romantic gesture to my gf who was also a rep water polo goalie. Saving goals with the head apparently one of her more memorable moments, along with getting a cramp and nearly drowning. and letting in a goal at the same time.


there is a saying amongst water polo goalies that you aren’t a real goalie until you have (water polo ball brand) Mikasa tattoo’d on your forehead from getting hit in the face.

I remember my first one vividly. A guy was only about 3 metres out with his back to goal, he backhanded the throw so I didn’t see it coming until I saw stars for a moment. The ball rebounded about 20 metres towards the other goal and started a counter attack so I almost got an assist off my face.



I learnt (after about 10 years of trying) eggbeater style water treading thanks to my partner. It’s weird and confusing but does actually appear to be more efficient than my previous pretend i’m riding a bike style

She also claims that I have made her sound like a terrible goalie, which I assume is not actually the case given the rep thing


No one remembers the saves you make in water polo.


If God had wanted us to be in the water he wouldn’t have made it so deep.


The event itself is insane but the weekly mileage for an Ironman is what i find interesting. It would consume you


Yeah it would.
Atm I’m running about 35km a week and doing either swimming or yoga on a day as well.
And that distance will increase every week till the event


Neither would you after repeated concussions from making saves with the head…


what did I save with my head?


The free world.

Thank you for your service.


For the last couple of weeks my Facebook feed has been filled with ads for Teenage Fanclub’s north american tour. I have no idea why or how this has happened, but I blame @Sydney_Rovers for it.



Coincidentally saw them play last night, a few hiccups at the start with the sound and Norman’s voice was scratchy due to illness but that were great in the end.


Helinski on 22nd April?


I’m really concerned that it took my late intervention to make a getaway driver joke.

Are we getting like old and shit?


You have to be a certain age or know anything about the NSL to get the joke/


Are you suggesting we are hoodlums of a certain age?


or that SFCU is full of new dawners who wouldnt know that the same player was once on Man-o-Man or Alex Dimitriades’s ‘stunt double’ for all the football scenes in the Heartbreak Kid movie


Kids these days. pffft.


I do somewhat miss the bitters vs new dawners debates that would erupt all over social media and football forums back in the day circa 2006 and 2007

That and the Eurosnob reaction to telling people you followed Sydney FC (or the A-League). I don’t get quite the same ‘reaction’ these days – in fact I think the incidents of people telling me how crap the A-League is has dropped of remarkably. Shame.


Two years tops :wink:

See I fall in the middle, while I was aware of the NSL and watched a handful of games on TV I never saw a game as there was no one really in my area and I was the wrong type of Wog.