a lot of you may have known darren crittenden, one of our players who moved to queensland the year before last. unfortunately, we've just received word that he passed away last week. an incredible player, probably the best on-field organiser i've ever played with and completely fearless, and was one of the first to go out of his way and get alongside me and get to know me when i joined the team 5 years ago, which i appreciated greatly.
i believe a memorial service will be held on thursday. i'll be away and have no internet for the rest of the week so won't be able to pass details on, but updates will, no doubt, appear on the greystanes website.
Post by mrtangerine on Apr 15, 2014 9:59:50 GMT 10
Ajebec Mate sorry to hear about your mate Darren,sounds like he was a great bloke and top guy to play soccer with. I had played many games against Darren in the past as a junior. All the best to his friends and family. Regards mrtangy.
Post by villageidiot on Apr 15, 2014 16:51:24 GMT 10
Hi All, The funeral for Darren will be held at Pinegrove Cemetery North Chapel at 1pm Thursday April 17. We will farewell a great bloke, a champion football player and a true Club Legend who played over 600 games for Greystanes FC!
That's terrible news. I've played cricket and soccer against Darren and his brother many times over the years, right back to the 80's I guess. He represented everything that was good about sport, and particularly the Greystanes club. A great sportsman, clubman and a great bloke. Please pass on the condolences of everyone at Baulkham Hills.
Post by Direstraits on Apr 17, 2014 11:41:55 GMT 10
Darren had a huge heart who was admired and was respected by all those who played with him or against him. I had to send him off a couple of times but I awlays had respect for the way he played the game hard and with a passion.
He was a true Greystanes champion and he will be missed by many people involved in our great World Game.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Crittenden family at this very sad time.
Realise that we live in the real world, not an ideal one.
After 10 mins ville down to 10 with player injured and no subs, ville on top but notworthy left his shooting boots at home again, thats none from 2 for the 2 star strikers!!, Tonnie nicked one to be 1-0 half time, ville leveled 10 mins in second half then went down to 9 5 mins later with a serious injury,no foul, knee just went, Tonnie then hit 2 quick goals game over, I think we could have got a draw if it was even numbers but Toonie a very good side and have added some quality players from last year
Post by mrtangerine on Apr 26, 2014 20:41:49 GMT 10
Cream you got the word early on Winston and lidcombe!!!!
Yes that is correct 5-5 draw and what a game it was! Certainly the crowd got there money's worth today and to so did the players from both teams.
Well where do I start???!! Here goes anyway.
The game started with Winsto dominated the first 5 mins where they were gifted a goal from the Lidcombe keeper who tried to pass the ball to his right fullback but somehow found our forward 3 yards out in front of goal who slotted it in the left hand corner 1zip Winsto. The next ten mins saw Lidcombe starting to find there feet with some neat passing however Winston was still dominant but a shot from Lidcombe 5 yards out hit the Winsto full back high up on the arm and penalty awarded, taken and scored low in the right hand corner. 1-1. With play starting to become even with both sides having equal possession Winston put some good passing together in midfield with a break down the right hand side which was dribbled all the way to the 6 yard box and wayward pass led to next goal with a little scrappy affair on the goal line, Winsto score 2-1. Play even still however Lidcombe slotted a soft low shot at the Winston keeper who had it we'll cover but somehow with lack of pace on the shot the ball slipped under the keepers body. 2-2 all even at half time. Both teams recoup at half time,the coaches lay down the law and the plan is set!!!!!!!!
Whistle goes 2nd half is underway and before not to long Lidcombe score to take the lees for the first time in the match 3-2. 5 mins later Winsto score 3-3. And this game has plenty to time to go and it's beginning to be one crazy game. At this stage whilst the score is even Lidcombe seem to have the better chances but Winston had most of the possession, niether side were threatening each other's goal to often but when chances came both sides were capitalising. Not before to long Lidcombe slots another goal in with a nice lobbing shot over the Winstos keepers head 4-3 to Lidcombe. 17 mins to go and the ref needs a new pen as it has run out of ink from all the goals scored but the game is far from over. Again by this time whilst the game fairly even but Winsto maybe dominating the game slightly the score was in favour of Lidcombe. Winsto start putting some good soccer together and before you know it a great run from the Winsto forward beating 2 Lidcombe players and slotting a great pass on a string to his other forward and guess what he finishes in the left hand corner and YES the score is now 4-4. Unbelievable and there is still 10mins to go. The game started to open up by now with both players from each team started to get tired. This time a timely mistake from the Winsto keeper gifts a pass to the Lidcombe forward who pounces on his chance and scores. 5-4 Lidcombe. This is crazy!!!!!!!!! And with 5 mins to go in the the game of the century Winsto are fired up and put some great moves on with some great passing together, a break Down the left hand side and some disco moves from the Winsto left half see 2 Lidcombe fullbacks beaten and a nice cross into the Lidcombe box punched away leading to the Winsto center half drilling a shot only to hit the cross bar landing straight down onto Winsto strikers feet who slots it in to even things up once again.
Score line read 5-5. Yes 5-5. By this time a couple of minutes left on the clock. Ref blows the whistle - full time game over for a draw and score remainded at 5-5. What a game, to be a part of. My head is still spinning after this one. It was a great game with a lot of great soccer played and not so much scrappy soccer if you can believe the score. In the 35 years of soccer I have played i have never been involved in a game that panned out like this one today. AMAZING!!!!!!!! The game was played fair and hard from both sides and the guys from Lidcombe are a great bunch of blokes and a a good side. Also with a full compliment of 2 linesman and a qualified ref who all did a good job to. We'll lads that's the match report from mrtangerine I hope you all enjoy it. My fingers are now sore from covering such a comprehensive match report .
Baulko 3 Greys 3 Fair result after a topsy turvy game. We again started well and produced a quality, easy early goal after great lead up work by the pope and nice cross by masterchef. Then we had a little nap and the greys jagged 2 before half time. 1-2 down at half time but super coach (China doll) had some words of wisdom to inspire us "we are fitter, faster AND better looking than them!". Of course we responded and went 3-2 up and looked like going on with it until a penalty levelled things up. We pressed hard but couldn't bag a winner. I'm baulkobob
Post by mrtangerine on Apr 26, 2014 21:01:19 GMT 10
Baulkobob I tried however the game today was just absolutely crazy and it deserved such a comprehensive report so you could get a feel for it of maybe its the beers kicking in. Didn't you like my report Bob? Sounds like you guys had a great game today aswell. Cream wanted the match report and I have it to him.
Post by mrtangerine on Apr 26, 2014 21:39:08 GMT 10
Cream thanks for the reply I knew you would enjoy the report. I put that one together especially for you mate. It wasn't easy but the beers certainly helped!!! And the bourbons too.
Bob go the Wanderers!!!!!!!!!!!!! We're you at the game?
I am sure you guys will top that one somewhere along the line this year. I'm mrtangerine / Tange/ Tangy or Tanger or as Cream has called me the Master. Thanks Cream , just wanted to please you because I know that when you heard the score today you said what the F$$$$$$$$$$$K!!!!!!!!!!