Monday, 23 May 2011


Bridgwater International's multi-National football team (there was a Slovak bloke playing for them) have lost their 23 month unbeaten record at Bristol's prestigious 'Sandino tournament' with a solitary draw against Red Star Bedminster followed in rapid succession by 4 consecutive defeats.

The team, who had to hand back their 'Sandino Trophy' - a sort of handcrafted wooden plate strangely containing the remnants of a meal of egg and chips, were upbeat in their post match comments.

Richard,(left) a violent centre back in the style of Norman Hunter, 'Chopper Harris' or the Boston Strangler, said "The weather had something to do with it. Whenever theres 'weather' we never play our best."
Steve (right) who scored 4 of the teams 3 goals, said "The opponents was a bunch of cheats man, not only did they pick better players but every time we scored a goal they scored More than us!"

The results;-

Bridgwater International 1 (Miles) v Red Star Bedminster 1

Bridgwater international 0 v Bristol Nicaragua link 1

Bridgwater international 0 v Bristol Chileans 3

Bridgwater international 1 (Miles) v Avon Plate 2

Bridgwater International 1 (Smedley) v Real Madras 3


A group of 28 teachers from the Kladno area of the Czech Republic spent Easter in London with us, succesfully managed to avoid the Royal Wedding and also took in a tour of Cambridge.

Flying to Stanstead, the group, led by Zdena Biggsova, a long term supporter of the Bridgwater Czech link, spent their first night in Cambridge. The following day clever student Simon Hann gave them a clever tour around the citadel of cleverness including a bunch of clever punts on the river.

The next few days were spent in London at the Thameside youth hostel in Rotherhithe from where the group visited all the relevent places you'd expect in the city including Buckingham palace, Trafalgar Square, Soho, Chinatown, Greenwich, the Tower and St Pauls.

An added insight into British culture was provided by drivers and guides Nigel - who took the group out for a curry, and Brian who did a spontaneous interview on Sky TV outside of Westminster Abbey about how rubbish the Royal wedding was.

Nigel, an avid fan of the 'Sat Nav' , spent much of his time in the Rotherhithe tunnel and on one occaision in a tacky gift shop on Greenwich where he met a lifesize replica of the unlovely couple.

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One of the visiting Czechs asked "Why do you still have a Royal family in the 21st century?". Nobody knew the answer.