Hey Guys, I’m just going to be giving a update on the whole experience as a whole, and then getting back to the updates as much as possible. I started my whole experience as a ManVFatter when I ended up back at my Saturday league team in chard, and my friend James mentioned to me, there was a league going on in Yeovil which was aimed towards weight loss. I spoke to Connor who was also a member joining the league too, and decided to sign up. So upon registering I decided to be a bit negative with my playing position and say a left back, but as the league has progressed, I have become more confident, as a striker which is where I play on a Saturday. I turned up for the second to last kick around, and gravitated towards the chard lads, making sure when we did the kick around we stuck together, especially Sam and Connor. The first kick around was very tough with me not having much football time at that point, I think I had managed 18 minutes in the season, so was out of my depth entirely. However as I got more used to having a ball at my feet, I started to fall in love what the game was about, which was the social side for me. The last kick around we had as a league it was much the same, but I had managed to play another 20 minutes in my 11 a side team, and I felt more confident, with me gaining two goals and four assists. League registration came around, and I found out who’s team I was on which was the red team, with another one of my Chard United team mates, Rich Hunter. We also had Ash Lawrence who was a decent player, but the rest of our team were no shows. However in our first league game we will were still short on numbers, even with the additions of Malcolm and Kieran. I really liked trying to lead the line, and although at 30 learning how to play a new position is difficult, its been good. But away from the pitch, I really started to find my feet, and become more confident chatting with the lads from the other teams, and will mention them later in the post. As the weeks have gone on, the football for our team is become better, and off the pitch we have a lot of laughs with a lot of banter. Also in the main Whatsapp group as @smithr82 will attest the football talk is pretty far back on our agendas, deciding to go down whatever banter we feel necessary, sometimes feels like it is aimed at me a bit, but you have to give as you get The weeks have passed and now we are halfway there which always makes me think bon jovi is needed. But in all seriousness, I have made some amazing friends, who I hope to have for a very long time.
The boys are the main reason the league has been a success, admittedly without @smithr82 and @mr51pay it wouldn’t be what it is now. Si has been a massive help to me, and its been nice to meet different people and have their opinions on how I play football, and where the improvements could be made. When I first started playing ManvFat I was also homeless, and since I told the lads, they have all been massively supportive, and really done everything to make my whole life a lot more satisfactory. the lads I owe so much to are Greg, Chris, Ash, James, Rich, Si and Al @jasondoe230868 these guys are some of the nicest and most genuine guys I think I will ever meet, and like I said I think I have made friends for life. Obviously the lads from Chard United have been very helpful to me too which makes me want to keep playing for them too.
I will be coming back for a second league, and I’m hoping the boys who I have grown to respect and look up too, will be back too, with the hope, I can spend more time with them and play some football