Posted by PhoenixStormPosted by Piscis_Hominis
Pisces are the easiest to get, but hardest to keep.
This might be true. Slippery little fish. Y’all ALWAYS try swimming back though. Lol My Virgo venus just don’t understand the inconsistency. 🤷♀️ I need a Pisces with earth in his chart.click to expand
Posted by akituPosted by Piscis_Hominis
Due to covid, sports media are spending time talking about things from the past, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Soccer is my main sport. Covid aside, I still play, coach, and am a community builder in the sport. There have been articles/stories about past figures and accomplishments in the local media in recent months.
Soccer games in the local men's league used to be televised locally, as were many of my games. There have been soccer stories in the local media, as well talk about what the quality of the men's league before. (I'm working with others to get it back.) People have been posting these games online so I've gotten to see myself, relive some memories, and jog some I thought I forgot. My team manager died a couple of years ago and he was a great guy. I got to see him play as an older guy competing younger guys, right before I joined the team at 16, which was pretty amazing.
Anyway, I developed with a young, fit team that had a arch-rival made up of guys who were older than us and where it took us a few years to handle them and dominate the league. I just watched our last league game in our special season, where we took the league and playoffs, going undefeated.
I'm a pretty good player, but I was near the middle of the pack in terms of talent with this team. I was in great shape at the time -- could outrun a teammate (in long distance) who later played for our national team, a guy who trained constantly. I wasn't the fastest guy on the team, maybe third or fourth fastest in sprints, but I think I was the fastest when chasing the ball though. I recall a teammate seeing me on TV as we watched ourselves at our club one time: "I can't believe how fast ____ is." I was lean but strong, like a gazelle. My main nickname was 50/50. A 50/50 ball is a ball between two players. I was the guy who got that ball and got it to the better players who scored the goals. I would do this in practice too with my teammates. To their amazement, I would always come up with the ball in one of those battles, where the other guy would feel the brunt of contact, but I'd just keep going, like the Energizer Bunny, which was another nickname. lol
Anyway, during that last league game we were playing against a lesser opponent (a team who barely made the playoffs), and our goalkeeper let in a couple of softies early on. We even pulled him as he was dealing with an injury too. I score a lot more now than back then with this team. I scored the first goal of the game on a nice one-time shot from a firmly crossed ball. I was impressed watching it again. I came out of nowhere to beat the guy covering me and connected well. For our second goal, I did my job winning the ball in my own end as a midfielder and passing it off to set us up for quick attack goal that I was nowhere near in the end. We were down 3-2 late in the game, when I found some space on the wing to deliver a perfect cross to one of our defenders (huge guy) who had pushed forward for this tying goal. He finished beautifully and we tied the game, before dominating in the playoffs. I basically put it where only he could get it and I remember trying to target him and striking it perfectly.
This was a great team. We had some younger players who played post-secondary where we lost them before the end of the local soccer season in the next couple of years. I also injured my knee severely the following season, with a harsh tackle from behind, then getting reconstructive surgery a couple of years later. (ACL) I'm still quite fast and agile, but that was the last year I had with full functionality too.
I would go back to that undefeated season. I'd probably score a few more goals too. lol
I’m not one to read about sport naturally but I enjoyed reading this. 😊 I would read your blog if you had oneclick to expand