Hockey last night was great. Shame on everybody who wasn’t there
The original plan was to play multiball hockey, but it was raining quite
a bit so we just played as normal. There were only seven of us there so,
I guess we get to call ourselves “hardcore”. The rain carried on
throughout the game, reasonably heavy and completely unrelenting.
I’ve always thought of the pitch as being pretty flat, but was proved
wrong - we ended up with pretty deep puddles in a corner of the pitch,
in front of my goal and roughly in the middle of the pitch. It caused a
lot of miss-passes as the ball just stopped dead when going through
these puddles. The other drawback was the amount of spray - take a swing
at the ball and a lot of water gets thrown up as your stick pushes
through the puddle. Us all being who we are, there were quite a lot of
times when people were swinging at the puddles when the ball was nowhere
to be seen. I suppose we were all pretty wet anyway, so it hardly mattered.
We’ve certainly not played in quite such wet conditions before, but it
was good fun once we’d warmed up. Suprisingly there were less falls than
usual, even considering that I know I’m not the only one whose wheel
skidded sideways one the sharper turns.
Oh yeah, I’d vote for “hardcore”.
The last time it looked like rain on one of our gamedays, we postponed.
Multiball is great fun but you do need a couple of extra people to help keep score. The last time we tried it we played with a tennis ball, a wooden ball and an inline puck.
Do you play with more than one of the same ball or with different balls?
I hope you’re not insinuating that people where purpersfully splashing each other with water!, i for one, attempted to play the ball, and was incredably shocked and distressed if i accidently slashed a little puddle water on the gentlemen of the opposition. And i’m sure when Mr Himsworth picked up my unicycle and dragged it across the pitch and deposited it in the deepest puddle it was a pure accident with no malice!
There may be photos / video footage to post from my camera, i’ll be finding out if my camera was waterproof when i turn in on later at home
But I spent four years of my life loving one of your Welsh cousinesses and she loved calling Hugh Grant, Tim Henman and the guy who played Bobby in The Practise “big girl’s blouses”.
I’m rather familiar with the expression, I’m just playing dumb so I don’t have to take offence and feel forced, thru sheer pride, to arrive at your next game with a South African team, ready to kick some blousy, if civilised, butt.
Which, by the way, are virtually impossible to get in SA (the perfectly round ones that is).
I found that pair in that area of london where the juggling shop is? Camden Town?
Should any one of you happen to chance upon a pair like those, please let me know as I would be willing to have a first born so as to be able to sell it into slavery to raise the money to convince you to please buy them for me and make it worth your while to post them to me.
Ignoring, for the moment, the fact that I’m the only one still going on about it, I trust the accompanying photos will allow us to now set this big-blousy-fairy(sic)-unihoki-in-the-rain discussion behind us?
I even donned a brain-bucket for the occasion.
And while we’re talking Unihoki, which ball will be used for the EJC Spelling-Grudge Unihoki Match?
And while we’re talking about that, I thought I’d scare you with the kind of style you’ll be up against…