2007: The year in numbers

To finish off the year, I thought I'd take a look at how we did this year by looking at the stats we've been keeping. Obviously the biggest stat of all is the W next to our name in the championship game.However, getting there meant some great individual and team performances along the way. You may not have noticed them when spread across many months but once you look at them collectively, you can what a good year we all had as a team.We'll start with some individual performances.Individual statsGames PlayedIts not always easy getting a team together for each tournament so well done to the following players who took part in every game their teams played:Sharks (max. 17 games):17 Neil17 Gary17 Dayle17 LamboMakos (max. 13 games)13 Thierry13 Luke13 Sean13…
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Breaker Boys – The true NFL champions of 1925

For those of you who like to read and have an unhealthy obsession with all things football related, you might be interested in a book I've discovered called the 'Breaker Boys'.It is the story of the Pottsville Maroons, one of the earliest NFL teams, and how they won the league title in their first year in 1925, only to have it taken away by the NFL. They had such a massive impact on the league and helped shaped the sport you watch - and play - today. The forward pass, training, scouting, salary, strategy and teamwork - all shaped in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania.Its a really easy, interesting read and would be a great way to spend any xmas present money you're given!You can buy it by…
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Tournament Results

On Sunday, the Sharks took part in an end of season friendly tournament in Billingshurst. We had a really good turn out, with several new teams - and an old face - taking part.We had a squad of 8 playing - Neil, Pete, Ben, Dayle, Thierry, Arthur, Toby and myself - with sideline support from Dave and Lambo.We had a really enjoyable day and a pretty productive one on the pitch. Our group draw featured the Renegade Outlaws, Surrey Stingers Old Boys (kitted team) and the Hastings Serpents. The team played outstanding in all three matches, scoring in the region of 90-100 points (don't have the exact scores at the moment) and conceding ZERO! An outstanding effort. All those who played D should be proud of that feat. Special mention…
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December Friendly Tournament

Tomorrow the Chichester Sharks will be playing in a friendly tournament in Billingshurst, nr Horsham.We'll be playing on Astroturf at the Weald School - Station RoadBillingshurstW.SussexRH14 9RYAs its a sand based astroturf please make sure you have suitable footwear. Molded cleats or trainers, but not metal spike boots.We have the pitches from 10-4 with floodlights for the final hour. All Sharks leaving from Chichester should meet at the New Park car park ready for an 8a.m. departure.On the basis of the following confirmed teams, entry to the tournament will cost each team £13. Please bring a couple of quid to contribute.Birmingham Raiders / Coventry JetsCanterbury CardinalsChichester SharksHastings ConquerorsHastings SerpentsLeicester EaglesLincoln teamMildenhall MayhemNorth Devon DogsRenegade Outlaws & CH Old BoysSundevil/DestroyersSurrey Stingers Old Boys Time to shake off the post-championship rust!
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