Riders on the
By Paul Kinchin
Gephyrophobia (The fear of crossing bridges) a strange if common phenomena, certainly not a condition shared amongst the Knights collective! If there was a moment of doubt, that hesitation was rubbed off the chalk board at the heralded Kings Field this morning.
If Saturday’s interchangeable weather blew in new Westerly winds, today the grasses of Hampton Wick were combed through by a Gusts that reached up to the half century.
I have taken over to Kings Field many things. Hopes, dreams, bolt cutters, vast arrays of cones, bibs and balls that seldomly returned home with me. Lost, it seems, to the vacuous mayhem that is the romping stomping game of football.
Today I decided to bring along weighing scales. Strategy has its place however if we were to overcome the obstacle that represented itself in todays opposition Motspur Park Pride, we would need the requisite number of lads on the field.
New rule: anyone weighing less than 7 stone, or 44.5 Kgs were told to wait in the Café as they had little chance of remaining upright, unable to maintain a lineal path in conditions that Jurgen Klopp would describe as quite incredible and therefore a plausible excuse for their current meltdown.
You know when things are going crap when every other word that oozes from your mouth is quickly followed by notions of keeping positive. It’s as if the word itself has some life affirming quality rather than illustrate the illusory state you have managed to get yourself into!
The word Fear was extinguished from the Knights vocabulary quite some time ago. Brick by brick, step by step, together we built the armaments in order to punish opposition. We ensured that we had the right mobilisation whilst having the temerity and chutzpah and continue to simply believe. Irrespective of conditions!
I have alluded in the past to a pantheon of Gods who regularly scatter aside clouds in order to take a seat in the great big sofa in the sky. Wrestling for best position to give true witness to our Knights side on a Sunday morning.
Well today was no different, as the heavens reshaped themselves in trepidation. Would last year’s Division 2 Champions lift themselves to become this year’s divisions 1 Champions?
Answer? OH YES!
Other people talk about levels whilst we continue to moot the possibility of the greater community of spirit! Essential vitality that is often overlooked in the immediacy of a pick and choose em society prevalent in today’s footballing parlance.
Big up then to Sam Roberts, Arvin Zhoubin, Leo Kinchin, Charlie Murphy, Louis Marshall, Ben Roohan. Real back bone with parents that through difficult times, stood together and stood strong! Tremendous and courageous assets that have played an invaluable contribution to Division 1’s table toppers.
We were victorious today with 10 goals to Motspur’s gift of 1. This after we loaned them two players after they turned up for the match short.
Goals: Adam 3, Jacob 2, Joel 2, Fred 1, Michael 1, Leo 1
MOTM: Unusually this was totally forgotten in the moment so I belatedly award it to the TEAM