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It's not the winning that counts...

... it's the taking apart!  I saw this written on a bill board in London ahead of an England v France rugby match.  One letter and a truely English play on words.

Today, we thrashed the French.  I say we, but it was actually Yousef and the rest of the under fives team.  In fact it wasn't Yousef at all, it was the rest of his team. Actually it was a couple of the players who knew what they were doing. The rest had no clue where the ball was, and some didn't even care.  It was great fun to watch and the weather was great considering the start of the week that we've had.

The match was part of an annual tournament  between football teams of the BSK and LFK  of all ages.  I'm not sure what all the results were and I really don't care.  It was great to be part of an energetic and friendly Saturday.

Reader Comments (7)

Actually it was a couple of the players who knew what they were doing. The rest had no clue where the ball was, and some didn’t even care

Hehe. Kids are adorable.

February 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter8bitsofcoffee


February 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

does sound like fun, especially with the near perfect weather yesterday. Do we see girls too,part of the team, and blazing away towards the goal post too??!! :)

February 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

Its the perfect weather for outdoor games and kids are adorable :)

February 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmu

-- onlooker
It was wonderful... and yes I think there were two or three girls :)

-- Amu
It really was :)

February 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Oh, I remember those days. And my son would be distracted by a beautiful flower just as the ball would come his way. Or the entire team would be moving en masse here and there. We would laugh until we were crying, it was so sweet and so funny. (I also got a lot of cross-stitching done at the practices.)

February 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

That's a lovely image... With Yousef it was a feather floating just over the grass, or a child falling over in the match across the field :)

I should point out that this was his first "competitive" match. In fact as my wife pointed out, his first competition of any kind. He has time to start getting more focussed and deal with the pressure of life. For now his job is to run around and laugh. Sounds blissful.

February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

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