Bandits Weekly

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Morning Bandits,
Despite the disappointment of no game this weekend (see below), the sun is shining and on the whole life is good.
Email Comms
It looks as if my over zealous use of email has caused Google to flag me as a spammer.  I’ve contacted them to try to resolve but in the meantime, I’m sending out in smaller name batches.
CANCELLED | Bandits vs Millwall Llamas
Unfortunately Millwall misunderstood our intention to play tonight, and have organised their own game for Saturday.  My thanks to those Bandits below that made themselves available, :
  • Adi Buxton
  • Ben Mieszkowski
  • Ben Walker
  • Iain Macleod
  • James Jones
  • Kiwi Alex
  • Matt White
  • Michael Parsons
  • Nye Bidwell
  • Oli Butterworth
  • Olly Brewer
  • Paul O’Brien
  • Paul Roberts
  • Richard Leon
  • Steve Butcher
  • Tim Brindle
  • Tom Hogarth
The new plan is to meet at Well Hall at 7:30pm, play a game of some form to work up a thirst and then retire to the bar to satisfy said thirst. Once satisfied, I suggest we continue our training by competing in a few drinking games, possibly a game of poker??
Training | Wednesdays, 7:15 pm | Well Hall
Building on the success of our first session, double the numbers came training this week and from the feedback, all enjoyed it.  For me the highlight was the development of some new moves, giving the bandits a few more exciting options in a game.
Club Membership
Time to get your memberships in.  All details available at http://blackheathrugby.co.uk/memberships/.  Please note the additional £70 covers all match fees, so the sooner you pay your membership, not only will you get some great benefits (like 10% off the bar at Well Hall), you’ll also be saving money over the season. This means out of fairness to those that have paid their memberships (and therefore their season’s match fees), after a game I will be collecting £1 from Members (to go towards opposition jug) and £10 (yes TEN pounds) from non-members; this will cover the match day fees and a contribution towards the infrastructure that allows us to enjoy everything that is rugby.   If you can’t afford the one-off membership hit, there are payment plans available. If you still can’t afford it, please talk to me.  At the time of writing only the following Bandits have paid up:
  • Albert Patrick
  • Iain Macleod
  • Jim Nugent
  • Matt White
  • Nik Dinning
  • Oliver Butterworth
  • Paul O’Brien
  • Paul Roberts
  • Rory O’Sullivan
  • Tim Brindle
Feel free to put me straight if you’ve paid, or better still, pay and then put me straight.
World Cup launch meal | 6pm, 18th Sept | Well Hall
The Bandits will have their first official engagement off the pitch on Friday, 18th Sept where they will be responsible for witty banter, drinking the bar dry and generally winding up the other attendees.
Representing the Bandits so far on this occasion are:
  • Iain Macleod
  • Jim Nugent
  • John Hull
  • Kiwi Alex
  • Oli Butterworth
  • Olly Brewer
  • Pascal Dowers
  • Paul O’Brien
  • Paul Roberts
  • Tim Brindle (+ mate + son)
More support is always welcome, let’s try to get to two full tables and completely dominate this event!  Please let me know asap, but before Monday as that’s last orders.  I’ll cover initial cost of table and folks can square up with me on the evening.
Ladies COCKtail Night | 6:30pm, 18th Sept | Tudor Barn
Some of us are blessed with other halves that either enjoy a good drink and/or a game of rugby and/or are loving enough to let us enjoy both.  For the first time this season, it’s time to share the love and if necessary get a baby sitter.
Please let me know if your better half would be interested in meeting like-minded ladies at the Tudor Barn, where they can discuss the latest news and events, trends and fashions, enjoy a cocktail or two and ultimately complain about how muddy socks kills the washing machine.  Once sufficient alcohol has been consumed and ideally before 8pm, they will then decamp to Well Hall where fine wine awaits.  Once there and adorning their trendiest beer goggles, they can admire all the fine figures of men, who of course will pay them every attention and not get distracted by the England-Fiji game.
Parkhouse II’s | 3pm KO, 19th Sept | Away @ Park House
Thank you to those who have already responded to the call to take on Park House II’s in the start our 2015/16 league campaign, still more of you to hear from.  If you haven’t done so already, can you also let me know of your availability. If you are available, please include whether you are going direct, or are able to give a lift to others from Well Hall Road, or whether you need a lift from Well Hall Road.  Remember league rules only allow for us to take a team of 18, so get your votes in early.
RWC Fantasy League
Habana has fulfilled his role as Chief Fantasist and set up a RWC fantasy league. Go to http://fantasyrugby.espn.co.uk/  Search for “Well Hall Cup” and use pin 1120717-5237 to get involved.
Roll on our first league game.  Hopefully see you tonight at some time in the bar 🙂
Jim
El capitán de los bandidos 2015/16

 

Jim Nugent

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