Sportsmanship helps on days like these
4 nov 2018 2 kommentarer
"At a young age winning is not the most important thing.... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence." Arsene Wenger. Although if you are Tiger Woods" Winning solves everything"
Whatever your philosophy, we had an equal measure of success and challenge at this Scorpions Cup; there were highs and lows, howls and screams (excited parents) for the "might have beens", the "almosts" and for those shots and intercepts that hit home. Our opponents were a mixed bag and included the eventual winners in this class, F06 Skarpäng. Well done to very worthy winners - you thoroughly deserved it! Although, I can't say a Täby Derby on Sunday at 8am ((samling at 'awful o'clock' ) in Barkaby really floated my boat but there you go.
Best match? against Värmdö - we were down 0-2 within 51 seconds, "helloooo, wakeup call", and how we woke up. Something clicked and the girls switched things up, making the most out of every single opportunity near and far. We fought for every ball and turned the match around to win 3-2 . Now that's better than a kick in the teeth.
A couple of things have stuck in my mind as I write this; the camradarie and sportsmanship of this team, win or lose they seem to enjoy themselves and are hugely supportive of each other. And, that size doesn't matter; the classic" dog with a bone" mentality where sheer will sometimes wins the day and how entertaining those moments were. (India's goal at the end of our last match was one she wanted so so so much). There we go again with our stickability and just imagine the possibilities when everything finally comes together! And, believe me, it will!
Matchens Lirare: Perla, Ebba, Ida and Evelina.
And last but not least to our amazing/chilled/focussed/smart coaches Hannes, Anders and Johan - you kept us on the straight and narrow, the Whatsapp stream flowed with economical and comical thoughts, tactics and emoji's. You kept everyone grounded so that the lows did not feel too low and the highs were celebrated and acknowledged.
Here's to us!
Signing off with a promise to keep away from social media for at least a week.