Thursday, September 27, 2007

5 months deep and I finally had my first date in London :)

It was with great anticipation that I awaited my first date in London... I picked up some nice flowers from the local Supermarket and pedalled my way over to Honour Oak Road for a cup of tea and a bite to eat, which gradually became a day of sightseeing on the Thames, a light lunch in the Horniman Pub and a fine dinner and wine at a Thai Restaurant! Did I mention that my date was Joan (my Grandads sister) at the ripe young age of 78!?! Truth be told, I had a bit of trouble keeping up to her!

Turned out to be a great day where we were able to do a tour of the London Tower Bridge, and check out the National Gallery among other things.

On another note, its getting a bit nippy out here... I think fall is near... or here actually! Time to bundle up and enjoy all that is a London Autumn!

Hope all is well with whoever is reading this ;)


Monday, September 24, 2007

Rivelino suffers first defeat

It looks as though we were brought down a notch on Saturday with a 3-1 loss. The team looked sharp at times coming out hard early, but the away side worked the counter-attack to a tee and pounced on our mistakes to secure victory. On a personal note, my ankle feels worse than it did before the match... never was good at giving injuries adequate rest!!

One thing I have learned (and learned fast) is that the best way to drown the sorrows of defeat is by attending an FA Premiership football match... and that I did. Fullham welcomed Man City to Craven Cottage for what turned into a goal fest with both teams scoring three on the day. I took in this game with Kyle and his co-teachers and students which was an absolute blast. I plan on attending the next one which is in October against Portsmouth I believe. The game itself was brilliant and it was nice to finally get my first Premiership game under my belt, although I always envisioned I would be on the pitch playing rather than in the stands!

Post game involved pizza, wine, and a wee bit of dancing... I must say it was a slice! (no pun intended) I am on pins and needles waiting for the next Fullham match...
In a bit.... Bakes

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Beaten, Battered, Bruised... BUT... Victorious!

Rivelino City make a statement in their first league fixture of 2007 storming out of the gates with a 5-1 victory over Hyde Park Thursday. Rivelino arrived with but one substitute player to play 90 minutes under the heat of the London sun. The team settled in nicely after a bit of a shaky start. Sporting the long sleeve Brazilian yellow football jerseys they played a tactical game where the team made good decisions under pressure and finished the chances that were earned through hard work and determination. Rivelino would prove to be too much for a side from Hyde Park that showed their frustration on the pitch.

The two Canadians made an impact right away working along the left wing. Baker notched his first couple goals of the campaign while Kyle headed home a corner kick in the second half to give the away side a little more breathing room.

Baker had a little trouble walking after the game, as his one year hiatus from football may have had an effect! The left ankle, right knee, right and left hips, and inner thigh took the brunt of the abuse. Baker is hoping that six days of rest will suffice and all injuries will have healed in time for the home opener next Saturday.

Rivelino attendance was estimated at 2... Canadians Ashley and Shawntel made the journey just in time for kick off and were quoted as saying 'we wouldn't have missed it for the world'!!!

The Herne Hill Press - Sunday September 16, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Rivelino City finds key piece to the puzzle...

Rivelino City play their inaugural match of the season today against Hyde Park Thursday! This day marks the first game where Canadian's Ryan Baker and Kyle don the storied Rivelino strip. The Canadians were signed for a record £110 pound registration fee and are expected to do mediocre to relatively good things on the pitch!!

Tickets are still availabe in the Upper Bowl for those interested in coming out for what promises to be a battle of wits, sweat and potentially the odd tear. Check for all the latest results.

Stay Classy!!!