Friday, 29 July 2011

Karen's Alzheimer's Society Charity Dodgeball Tournament

With a big squad of mixed ability Dodgeball players at our disposal...I think someone might have shouted......."Do someting to gather  our collective power for good.
So far we've only really made the Carlsberg family ever more rich..

Karen Jeff has organised a Dodgeball tournament to raise ever more funds towards helping The Alzheimer's Society.  A charity that will no doubt unfortunately touch most of our lives at some point.

I'm entering a team for this tournament.

The details are:

Date: Wednesday 10th August
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: Drill Hall, 174 Mile End Road, E1 4TW
Cost: £5 (I've been ripping you all off every Thursday!!)
Nearest Tube: Stepney Green

This tournament is open invite to any players all and new.

I'll do my research and try and find a pub nearby that will provide adequate apres-dodgeball facilities and isn't full of Cockney Villains.

If you can't make it but would like to contribute to Karen's fundraising feel free to do so here.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Player Interview: Andy Davies

Name: Andrew Davies
Nickname: Lord Smurf, @Spiderham
Nationality: English
Age: 24
Place of Birth: Warrington
Profession:  Motor Insurance Pricing Analyst
How recruited: Brockley Central (via Dave Jackson and Rachael Morris)
Special Move: Dodging with ease (especially for a fat boy)

1. Hi Andy. Congratulations on becoming the first 'RAD' to be interviewed.  How has the reality of playing for the 'Really Awful Dodgers' compared to the utopian bliss I painted in my recruitment advert on Brockley Central?
Playing for RAD has almost completely lived up to expectations bar one small point, the beer isn't quite as cheap as I was led to believe.  Plus there's only lager.

2. During your first season you've famously missed games whilst 'collecting money for charity on London Bridge dressed as a Smurf' and 'hob-knobbing at the House of Lords'. How do you plan to top this in future and do they actually serve Hob-Nobs at the House of Lords?
Second answer first, unfortunately no Hob Nobs at House of Lords.  Also, no big plans at the moment, but I am putting myself forward for an MBE and to run with the Olympic torch just to keep the excuses at a high standard.

3. As an early follower @TheAwfulDodgers on Twitter you've been busy discussing tactics with @shaundooley regarding the 'Double D' manourve. When will we see it and can you give us a hint to what it involves?
We'll have to wait for both me and Shaun to be around to see the move in action.  It's top secret but I will tell you that involves a pair of massive tits that have gone South.

4. You have a well documented love of 1980's music. Which song/band from the era would best represent the Awful Dodgers?
Two that immediately spring to mind are "Don't Stop Believing" and "Living on a Prayer" to describe our season's experience.  I have to say though the most relevant song is "Train in Vain" by The Clash from the very early 80s.

Dodgy questions:

5.What’s the dodgiest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Dodgiest thing I've ever eaten has to be some South American worms.  They were a little bit spicy and not too bad but they did make me rather worried.

6.What’s the dodgiest film you’ve ever seen?
I assume we're omitting those "art films" I occasionally watch late at night yeah?  For the entire experience has to be American Pie 2.  First legal 15 I ever went to go and see on my 15th birthday.  My Dad took me and was sat next to him for entire film, dodgy in itself.  At the end of the film he turned to me and said five words I'll never forget, "The first one was better."  He was right though.

7. The Artful Dodger was a famous pickpocket. What was the last thing you stole (be honest, within reason!)
Being the embarrassingly straight-laced good boy that I am, I think it must have been a penny sweet at the age of 12.

8.On a scale of 1-10. (1 being ‘not at all’, 10 being ‘to the extreme’) How dodgy are you and why?
My parents seeing me as a good boy would say 2.  Some of my friends would say 9.  I see myself as about a 6.  I can be a bit dodgy and often get accused of "dodgy behaviour" but feel my intentions are good (even if that is only from my perspective).  I have an almost completely clean history with the police and usually only get semi-naked for greater purposes.