A Day Trip To Wrexham

Tuesday, 17 September 2002, 0:00
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Because of my commitment to the team, I was enforced to take a day trip to our friends in the north. The day started with an air of excitement, and to cut a long story short myself and mad Mike (Mikeswan) arrived at the coach pick up point to at 6.30 am. There were a few board members about and very soon the coach arrived and the remaining team members and supporters boarded. At 7.00am the coach left, picking up Bridgendjack on route. The journey however took a turn for the worst when we ran into a diversion, which delayed us for over an hour. Phone calls were made and the J.a.net/ Robins online match was delayed from 11.00 to a 12.00 kick off. Eventually we arrived (11.50am) and made it onto the field of play for the starting time.

The robins were a strong looking team and after a strong but fair challenge by lee (A true Jack) and a few strong words to both players by the referee the match settled down. There was an initial strong attack from Wrexham but a well-controlled defence by fast Ian and the two Mikes was catching Wrexham’s very good striker and team captain (to his annoyance) off side. Although in the first 5 minutes there was trouble within J.A.NETS defence as there were two Mike’s, so all instructions shouted to one meant both would move to intercept the same man, this was settled when mikeswan reverted back to his nickname “Mad Mike”.

Communication, positioning and discipline of the Janet team held with a few words of encouragement and veiled threats from the side line (by myself). Within 5 min of the match starting the first goal was scored by one of the twins. (Who for the occasion and to confuse me had the same hairstyles) That was the turning point and the first half finished 5-0 to us. During the second half 4 subs were put on (Shane) Swansea loyal went on replacing Ian, wombat-jack fresh from Oz, and the mentalist frank all played (Shane lasted 5 minutes before sheer exhaustion set in, having given his all and ran at least half the pitch) Frank, with a reoccurring leg injury, and Shane had to be replaced. Troy (Wombat-jack) was given his name out of respect, the guy played for a good 30 minutes in an outstanding performance before he too had to be replaced. I think there should also be a special mention of Garyjack for his hard work in arranging the venue and for standing in for our missing goalkeeper who was working (Lee we missed you) Although he’d never replace Roger as the ball needs to be bigger to stop it slipping though his bandy legs, and what about his new style of play? Leaning against the goalpost and blowing the ball so as it misses the goal is something that needs to be seen to be believed (and the surprising thing is, it worked) Gary was replaced by Shane who proved up to the task as he terrified the attackers with his impersonations of Ian paisley, and as a last resort he impersonated the African lion including teeth, roar and the pounce. The final score was 13-2 to the jackarmy.com, who are now the undefeated Welsh rival champions (Well done guys) I also feel it important to mention our supporters who travelled with us, Monkeyjack and Bridgendjack, Kay (Frank’s other half) and Swansea girl (Ian’s missus) great to see you guys and gals, thank-you for your support and all the other supporters all who boosted the guys morale. After our victorious game the J.A.NET team went onto what was suppose to have been the main event of the day (Swansea v Wrexham) but enough has been said and all I can add is that I would play the J.A.NET team against them (Swansea) any day on the performance I saw on the day, and I would be willing to put a hefty bet on the J.A.NET team would win.

The trip home was a classic with a stop in Shrewsbury for liquid refreshment and a celebratory drink for the J.a.net team win a place where Gary jack met his long lost brother in a biker bar? Back on the bus and arriving in Monmouth we stopped again (never to start again) only to discover the bus had broken down so after a 1 ½ Hr wait (in the pub) and a bit worse for wear the team carried on it’s very noisy way, only to find a bridge that was being repaired and yet another diversion, so with lots of delays we eventually arrived in Swansea at 1.30 am tired but unbeaten and unquestionably the undefeated WELSH RIVALS CHAMPS

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