Tuktuk Day Fifteen

Well, after yesterday’s fantastic piece by David Blight about Sunderland AFC, it’s time for something completely different. Nine levels down the pyramid I am at my beloved FC Deportivo Galicia for a Combined Counties league fixture against Rising Ballers, Kensington. My prediction before kick off is an emphatic 5-1 but I have been known to be a bit over-optimistic sometimes! Wherever you are today enjoy!

Oh, well. Just a wee bit out. It ended 1-1 with 17 year old Mateo saving our bacon with a beautifully calmly taken late equaliser. Real maturity for a kid of 17. Claim to fame? Scored four second half goals in a FA Vase game. Big swanky car and a big swanky attitude? No, he catches the H25 bus to the game. Next week we are off to a new ground for me. London Colney. I am not quite sure how they are in our league. Geographically l am sure they should be elsewhere. Feeling good about the game. I’ll say 3-1 away win.

You will remember a tremendous piece from Christian Obray this week about the move from the top four divisions by fans in the UK. Yesterday he sent me a hugely important request for help. My pleasure, amigo.

He is raising money for the Head in the Game charity and for a £5 stake there is the chance of a £200 first prize and £50 second! I was also excited to see who the teams on the card – NOT the usual Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrids! So, here’s a great chance to win £250, brag about “owning” Bradford PA or Tadcaster Albion AND help a great cause. Ping Christian for details. Good Luck

Football sessions that are saving lives

Head In The Game is a UK registered charity that offers the invaluable opportunity for people in the local community to unite and indulge in the sport they love. These weekly sessions, provided free of charge, cater to anyone between the ages of 18-55, regardless of their footballing ability.

Under the guidance of experienced football and talking therapy coaches, each session is meticulously designed to prioritise mental health and overall wellbeing. By creating a secure and trusted environment, these sessions serve as an outlet for participants to address their mental health concerns.

I am hoping to get an interview with some Falmouth Town fans who have CHARTERED a plane to get them to their FA Vase 5th round match in Jersey today! #respect It will probably mean a rant from me about distances that anybody outside the Premier League and Championship has to travel but as this is a cup match, I will try to shut up

As always, I HOPE you are all enjoying the tour of the UK and that you will consider a donation however small to support FC Deportivo Galicia and/or Prostate Cancer UK If everybody chipped in £1 I would easily hit my target of £10,000 and life would be easier in West London whilst the charity continued their great work. A HEARTFELT thanks, if you can.


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