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View from the Cemetery - September 2011

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Monday, 12 September 2011

Well clear at the top of the League, and a couple of cracking home wins against Coxhoe and Cleveland Bridge to enjoy. Hang on a minute, that doesn't sound quite right...

Yes, it's been a pleasure to watch the CW on tour, down here at Meadow Park, while the council wait for the nesting swallows to move on before they can finish the work up at the Welfare. And a couple of canny games as well, with some RCA old boys on show. They have been as good as gold so far, tidying after them and all that. Nice to see a spirit of neighbourliness here in Ryhope, normally the neighbours is just the first place you go when your telly goes missing in these parts; and even better to see both clubs going like trains. Been nearly as good as hearing about the RCA on their travels. Watching the CW over the fence has been fine, but I wish I could have been up at Benfield on Saturday.

View From the Cemetery - August 2011 - Part 2

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Thursday, 25 August 2011

Well, well, well, who would have believed it? Four games in and not beat yet, are we the Colliery in disguise, sneaking into the local league? Oh no, I don't think so, we are the Meadow Park boys, taking on the big names and getting results. Fair perked me up no end it has. But can it last? Will the cold chill of a Ryhope August Bank Holiday weekend bring it all to an end? Are the neighbours revolting? Will the council turf us out? Who is getting sent off this week? Has the Deft finally ordered enough beer and pies?

View From the Cemetery - August 2011

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Wednesday, 17 August 2011

So, we have turned into a team of cloggers then? Two sent off in half an hour, is this good for the revered name of Ryhope I ask? Mind if the same rules had been applied when I was a lad, there isn't a side in Ryhope would ever have got to half time with a team on the pitch. Came up against some right assassins playing for the Railway or the Top Club over the years, me being the more refined sort from over the water, tha knars.

(Pre) View from the Cemetery

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Middle of July, three or four weeks to go, plenty of grass on the pitch, lots of hammering and banging in the clubhouse, level on points at top and bottom, must be time to think about the season ahead. Worked out all right in the end last year, though there were a few more grey hairs around at the end than the start, thats for sure. Usual raft of new faces at pre season training, most of them been and gone before you can learn their names, but a couple of blasts from the past even I can recall seeing before, and a promising young keeper. And Owensy returns, and is a wizz at the pre season beep tests, just wind him up and let him go.

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