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Toastboy FC: Tuesday Night Football

We play a friendly five-a-side footy game amongst ourselves every Tuesday night between 6 and 7pm at the Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre in Cambridge (for our international visitors, that's "soccer", "center" and "Cambridge, England"). Here's an outline of the rules of our games.

The standard of play's not too high, although we're not complete duffers - but we do play to win. After all, there's the glory of the trophies which are presented at the sumptuous end-of-year awards ceremonies at stake.

Here's how it works. Every player who's on the winning team each week gets 3 points, or 1 for a draw. There are 3 trophies up for grabs:

  1. Points. Simple - whoever has the biggest points total at the end of the year wins the Pewterware.
  2. Averages. Just the points total divided by the number of games played, but note you have to have played a minimum of 5 games in a year to qualify.
  3. Stalwart. To encourage people to play regularly. The winner is the one who's played the most games in a year.

Each week an automated email goes out, inviting players to log in to the site and say whether or not they can play. Once we have enough players, we run the picker script which picks the fairest possible teams based on the age and number of wins in the last 10 games played of each player. Oh, and I ask for three pounds fifty from each player to cover the cost of the hall booking.

We nearly always go for a pint after the game: local haunts have recently included the Live and Let Live, the Clarendon Arms and maybe even the Avery.

There's an extra little bonus something at the award ceremony for the person who has the best average response time throughout the year: keep track of where you stand in the Captain Speedy table.

We're always looking for players, so if you want to join the list, fill in the form below!