Green Brigade A D Tournament

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Green Brigade always put an a great show. After Saturday I know know they can also put on a great football tournament.
The wife and myself decided to go along and see what the craic was. Turned out that it was one of the most enjoyable days out at the football we’ve had an a wee while. Football is really enjoyable when you strip back the layers of corruption, finances and an over zealous police force. It was one of those days that reminded you why you fell in love with football in the first place.
The tournament itself was a credit to the organisers. There were teams there representing refugees, immigrants and minorities. This is a fine example of how Scotland could be a very warm ,welcoming culture. The eventual winners were Govan Emerald CSC. Must say that they as well as others were a decent team.
Football aside the best thing about the day was meeting new people like the one and only ‘Paul the Tim’ a top Tim and a decent bhoy also Allison who is involved with the Celtic Choir. Also had a great time catching up with others I knew like The Parrot with his ‘cash and carry’ ADIDAS sanny’s , Paul fae the Drum who was sporting a suit that I think he must have stolen from Gilt Edge circa 1980, Crutches and Uppity Taig along with some other assorted riff raff 🙂 .
There was a team of Basque’s and I don’t mean the underwear, who pitched up beside us and brought out a very agreeable picnic and an accordion which added to the merriment. All in all it was a great day out and I would highly recommend that you try and get along to next years tournament.
Here’s some pics.
Hail, Hail
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Comments

  1. Jas
    It sounds a great event and I must try hard to get there next year. These are the times I really miss being at home with easier access to all these terrific occasions. It was interesting to see the lack of “kettles”. I bet it did not stop the teams getting “steamed in” – yes, I AM always this good in the morning 🙂
    “Football is really enjoyable when you strip back the layers of corruption, finances and an over zealous police force. It was one of those days that reminded you why you fell in love with football in the first place.”
    Jas, these words almost brought a tear to my eyes. It reminded me of the honest endeavour of the boys’ teams I used to watch in the local park years ago. The last time I saw a similar game, the “professionalism” looked like it was creeping in even at that level.
    H H

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