Sahlens Sports Park : 4/15 News RELEASE
PLAYOFFS?… YOU TALK ABOUT PLAYOFFS?… PLAYOFFS? YOU KIDDIN ME.. PLAYOFFS?
There was a lot of hype leading up to this weeks semis, one could only hope the games this weekend could live up to the expectation. The first game saw the undefeated FC BARCELONA going up against the number 4th seed and much feared TEAM BRASIL. ….. FC BARCELONA’s prior meeting with BRAZIL and BRAZIL’s thrashing had generated some doubt because BRAZIL’s roster wasn’t completely intact at the time and BRAZIL’s leader Shay used this doubt to generate some fireworks leading up to the match. He believed the matchup earlier this season would have a different result if his entire roster was present. Would it? But as the saying goes … “BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…..”. Indeed its was a grave miscalculation by Shay that ended their season. Brazil Powerhouses Benti and Polo were shut down offensively. Dover’s play was effective but wasn’t enough. On the other side of the ball, FC Barcelona’s Mateo sliced diced though the mid with precision with goal-machine Ngeeb scoring at will. The final ended up 10-6 seeing BARCELONA through to the finals.
As far as game 2 , I never seen so much disrespect for a 2nd seed in all my years reporting as a sports journalist. Was there anyone who believed in TEAM CRICKET? Going up against the mighty WAYNE’s Boys most people wrote TEAM CRICKET off. However as mentioned in the commentary the week before, the double-shotty double-pump combo of Waheb and Ali was more like a single action pump BB gun. With Waheb showing up late, Ali couldn’t hold up the weight of the crumbling Wayne’s crew. Slowly the team’s v12 engine Abdul-Qawi, slowly dissected WAYNE’s Boys. Actually it was more like a mass slaughter. With Strong D by Migalli, Adnan back in form & with everyone playing on a mission, Wayne’s and company was no match. Team manager Taha obviously had the winning recipe but didn’t share the company secret & is now reaping the rewards. Wayne’s boys coach-manager Sohail was off with his crew to the lounge again post-game but i don’t think they talked about soccer tonight with the season over. Final 10-2.
NEXT WEEK TEAM CRICKET vs FC BARCELONA FINAL … “GET YOUR POPCORN READY”