Mar 262014

1999: Made first Whites appearance at the FA Cup Final at Leo’s, and then 1 unofficial appearance in a cup game at Flinders, setting up the winner in a 4-3 game. (Still contracted to Cumberland at the time).

2000-01: Joined the Whites under the advice of much more talented & wise older brother Cam. Started quite slowly from a drinking point of view, but made up for it with a huge tally of goals (about 26) in his debut season, to be the catalyst for another A’s league win. More goals in 2001 (around 20) and another championship, but must be reminded of the goal he missed at Hindmarsh to lose us the Cup Final (heading over from 3 yards with not even the keeper to beat).

2002: Was a bit of a disappointment at The Whites, with no title or Cup win & Strop with only 15 goals. He decided that this was too much, had to leave the club to sulk, and took a job in the Hell-hole that is Hamilton Island.

Currently the only guy involved with the club to come anywhere near to matching Marty with the ladies, Strop has been known to be quite ruthless with girls. Fortunately, the Whites Culture has enveloped him and he now proudly holds down a squad position in The Drinking XI.

Whites Career: Games 60; Goals 55-60; Women 13 and counting (not including one-night-stands)

 Posted by at 9:10 pm
Mar 262014

In the summer of 2001, it looked like the Whites were rid of the man known to almost everyone as the “Black Hole of Footballs”, and to a select, lucky few as Marty Aspin.

However, little did we know that, waiting in the wings, was a ready-made replacement. A tall, lanky dark-haired Eastern European hailing from Romania.

The man with the silky skills at first looked out of his depth during glamour training sessions, struggling with the physical aspect of the Hard Men of the Whites, and it seemed as if he would follow in the footsteps of other dud iron curtain recruits such as Istvan Kozma & Torben Piechnik.

He seemed destined for reserve football at best, and so it happened. Languishing in the 2nd team, he struggled, only scoring 30-odd goals in his two seasons of mid-table mediocrity.

In season 2004, however, after some retirements & transfers, it looks as though the man destined never to make it by some ill-informed bystanders is set to make his mark on the upper echelons of the Collegiate Leage with the Glamour.

We wait with baited breath………….

 Posted by at 9:10 pm