The first match against Adthena in Shoreditch proved problematic, with two players dropping out at short notice due to undisclosed reasons. Coach Albers reflected in typical fashion: “Chaps. We not on top of workflow”. Despite the valiant efforts of our new recruits, it was a rare loss in what has otherwise been a consistently strong campaign, coming up just short of the Bing tournament championship earlier this year.
Jackie “Kagawa” Yen impressed in the previous outing against Adthena, despite growing concerns that his muscle mass is adversely affecting his cardio. “This time I don’t have to play in my basketball shoes, so the only way is up” he informs us.
In similar optimistic vein, team veteran and penalty expert Roy Coughlan is confident the home advantage will play in our favour: “As a South African, I feel more at ease south of the river. Although I hope those pricks Max and Rowan will not just pass to each other tomorrow”.
Much is expected of the youthful James McNay, who has recently graduated from the academy and is keen to secure his place in the starting 5: “It’s great to be part of the senior team, and if Tom Hutton doesn’t perform, I will be taking my chances”.
It has been confirmed TMI will be sporting their traditional black T shirts, in an effort to hide the extra pounds they’ve gained in the winter months. Any support is welcome.