Vote for Pete!

VOTE PETE!Time to put Pete 'Man of' Steel into the Hall of Fame!It has become a tradition within the league to honour the great contributors to our game in an annual induction into the ESFL Hall of Fame. That time is upon us once again and I'm pleased to say that Pete has been shortlisted again.Pete reached the final stage of voting last year, narrowly missing out to former Chichester QB Nick Watson. This year Pete joins the illustrious company of the following nominees:Richard Cleveland (current ESFL Chairman, Bournemouth Raiders)Justin Handley (former Shark, current Baba/'player' for hire)Dayle Kirby (Barbarians)Ty Metcalfe (Voodoo)Alan O'Sullivan (current ESFL Treasurer, Leicester Eagles)Pete Steel (Chichester Sharks)Only TWO from the above group will make it into Hall of Fame this year. So make sure you VOTE FOR…
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Useless Trivia Question

We've made it to the big time, fellas.We're obviously so famous that we're now the answer to a Trivia Question - 'In sporting terms, who are the Sharks?'(scroll to the bottom of that page)OK, so we're not alone in sharing that honour but it was nice of someone to think of us :)It won't be long before the record number of TDs caught by Pete in one season becomes the £250,000 question on 'Who wants to be a Millionaire'...
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Turkey Bowl (West Ruislip) – Review

The (likely) final tournament to be held in West Ruislip, saw some great football but very, very bad weather. The Sharks had the misfortune of kicking off their first match against Voodoo in a torrential downpour, which pretty much set the tone of day and kept us wet and grumpy too.The London Liberty, who hosted the tournament, are soon to be posted back to the States and so wanted one last home tournament before they swapped the drizzly grey skies of the UK for the glorious blue skies of Florida. They pretty much wanted to kick our butts too, which they managed to do going unbeaten on the day.There was no G-TV camera crew available for this tournament so I don't have the luxury of giving you a blow by…
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Ruislip Tournament – Sunday

This Sunday is the penultimate tournament of the 2006 season. The tournament is to be hosted by London Liberty at West Ruislip.It kicks off at 11 a.m., so we'd need to leave the car park at 8.30 a.m.Please let me know here, text or email if you are coming or not - plus if you are able to drive.I must know numbers asap so let me know as soon as you know.cheers
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G-TV Presents…Chichester vs Chatham

OK, so it took a while, but one small cable off ebay later, I've finally been able to edit the first video from the Halloween Bowl - Chichester vs Chatham - the battle of the Sharks (though we know is the original...).For the first time I left every play in there - so you can watch the whole game uninterrupted. It has bit of everything, 3 scores on O and great D - check out how few completions they make - great work guys.Here it is.The rest will have to wait until I'm back from the Big Apple. Go Bears!!
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Next Tournaments

There are two tournaments left this season and we would like to send 2 teams to both.The first is in TWO weeks time on the 26th November in Ruislip, London.The second is the Beach Bowl Finals in Westergate on the 17th December. This tournament is not just for the Final Four teams, there will be another tournament running alongside, which the Thespians can enter.Please ensure you are available for both dates.
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Make your League Better

There are a number of discussions going on over at the league forum that concern the future of our league.Please, please do go visit, register and join the discussion. It is important that as many people get involved as possible. You have an opportunity to shape the game we all love to play.Please take a look now.
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Team Roster Update

I've updated the Roster page to reflect the many recent additions to the Thespians and the return of JP to the fold.Check it out hereEDIT: Unfortunately, Luke Nash broke his knee cap on Sunday, in a collision at training. He'll be out now for 8 weeks, which will end his season. Hopefully, he'll be ready to go for the Thespians at the first tournament of 2007.
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Road to Final Four – Update

Here is an update from the league on the Final Four...Following the Halloween Bowl, the top four look to have cemented their positions in the Final Four end of season English Championship. Only the London Liberty emerged from the tournament with more wins than losses, though they remain in second place behind the Leicester Eagles who went 2-3 at Halloween Bowl. Leicester still lead the way with a win/lose % of 76. The Barbarians had to pull out half way through Halloween Bowl due to be short of players after injury, and went 0-4, and dropped from 3rd to 4th in the overall league standings. They have been replaced in 3rd place by the Chichester Sharks. Team Voodoo and the North Devon Dogs still have a shot at a Final…
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Thespians Match Report

Following their good showing at the Voodoo tournament this past weekend, Thierry has written a match report for their four games.From the Spinning Frenchman himself...'Hello sports fans. On Sunday 29th of October the new Thespians team played their best tournament result so far. Scoring two touchdowns and winning a game (granted the win was by forfeit) but it’s the win that counts; we also had a tie against Voodont - who went on to win every other game they played up until Voodoo, but I don’t know what happened there. The grounds for the tournament where brilliant, there were changing rooms, toilets, somewhere to buy food and a place to stock up on football gear from MH football shop, which had a table beside the grandstand. It was by far…
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