First game back after the winter break and the freezing cold temperatures at turf city caused some fans to get their ski jackets out. Rangers started well and with a thin squad managed to race into a 2-0 lead through Frasers quickfire double. With Casuals wearing blue bibs over their customary red strips they got back into the game with a long range effort our keeper could only watch fly in. 2-1 quickly became 2-2 when a through ball directed between our gigantic centre backs was calmly finished. The second half was all to play for but Rangers managed to get more of the ball and with timing running out Fraser got his deserved hat trick and MOM after squeezing the ball under their keeper late on. Final score 3-2.
After the Great flood of Singapore where a crazy 1inch of rain fell within 3 days came the Great Singapore Freeze where temps plummeted to 22c – Cosmo football returned! The gaffer was excited to be back and even highlighted a 5km run he went on to show his commitment! What he didn’t realise is that in the app it had the chosen method as ‘bicycle’…silly. Anyhow, with a depleted squad we had to turn to some former (registered) players such as Noz who lost us the cup final 2 years ago with a sh*t pen, Adi whose ankles snap after a light breeze and new lad Louie who only struggles to remember people’s names! That aside we were more prepared than Rangers with Nathan sheepishly failing to tell us that they now have a red kit and then added that he left the match balls on the train….who the hell takes a train to football?!? The first 20mins were probable akin to pub footy on a Sunday, I’ve never played it myself but apparently its really shit…like Fraze looks like he has a touch, kinda shit! Or like Gregs 1/2340 successful passes put him in the top 1% for accuracy! And with that, some proper Sunday defending let the striker in to dink over our 4ft 3” GK to take the lead! Grrrr! To add to the Sunday style banter we again conceded a totally avoidable goal and again our 4ft 3” GK getting lobbed but to be fair this was a nice finish! 2-0 down. But then new Daddy Nick scored and ran off roaring, it was our first passage of passing which interestingly didn’t involve the rocket man Greg. 2-1 oi oi. We only bloody did it again! More passing (insane) 2-2 and Nick again popped up. 2-2. Half time came and we were in the game! Louie asked for some feedback, didn’t like it so suggested constructive feedback of which Andy laughed at home. Canning was needing some positive noise too…this must be a CBD thing because then Nick said he’s injured but there were GOALS to get and he just wanted more positive vibes. I haven’t mentioned Callum as yet and he was by far the best player on the pitch but what really detracts from this is his weird hobo beard and shit earing and therefore he won’t be mentioned again. Noz was keen to get on advising that he is no longer the lazy c*nt he was and that he is a quote “workhorse”. We put him on for Fried-Rice and he gave the ball away immediately and didn’t chase back! Thanks Noz. Both teams were having some opportunities with both strikers looking to win the game on their own, soft Nick was looking for his third and that wasn’t too obvious asides from the fact he stopped passing and the Rangers striker was shooting every time he got the ball and luckily we had many spare because most went over the 30ft fence behind the goals. Then it happened, 88th min and Rangers got a scrappy winner. Jansey who I hate to admit had a very good game, lost the ball under his tiny little hands and the ball squirmed over the goal line as Fraze lay there beached L heart breaking! Huge credit to the Casuals crew who all put in a huge shift and played with massive amounts of commitment! It was great to see so much effort and desire which at times has been lacking. Well done to Rangers, good honest game and played in the right spirit. MOM Casuals – shit earring MOM Rangers – striker who scored 2