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I did some mini footie training today, because I was bored. Louise, one of the players from Woodhill LFC, Rikku’s old ladies team, emailed me a few days ago to say she now lives in the Radcliffe area, and did I fancy a kickabout on the lodge playing fields? I couldn’t refuse, so I got ready and went down to the New Farm playing fields on the lodge near my parents and Jenny’s houses. There’s no changing or showering facilities, so I had to get my kit on at my parents, and put my boots on when I got to the field. And then, as it has been raining quite a lot, had to come back in my muddy kit, which was dirtier and wetter than I’d expected! Jenny came along to watch, she doesn’t have any kit, and didn’t want to play

Louise is a really good footie babe, and she put me through my paces. It’s been a few years since she played for Woodhill, but she’s still as powerful as she was when I used to watch her and Rikky’s team play in Prestwich. It was really windy today, and we were using a light training ball. We did goalkeeping, and tackling, and then some general chasing each other round the field, getting as dirty as possible! Goalkeeping was the dirtiest, though. She’d boot the ball at me in goal, and the wind would accelerate the ball, and throw it off course, making me dive further to catch it. The pitch had recently been used, and whoever used it last had left it nice and muddy for me in goal. Yippee!

Tackling was painful, and muddy, as I’d forgotten to put my shinpads on, silly me! Lou would kick the ball to me, and the wind would carry it away, right into a puddle as I went to stop it with my foot. Out of habit (and admittedly on purpose!) I’d try to stop it from the top of the ball, and because it was wet, I’d slip and fall over, getting quite wet. My boots were squelching within minutes, but my studs kept my grip in the mud and wet really well. As soon as I’d get up, Lou would be on me, getting the ball back, and trying to get me back in the mud again!

Then we both got bored, and decided to just run around slide tackling each other to see who could get the muddiest, and who could make Jenny laugh the most. Louise had her shinpads on, so I don’t think she felt the tackles from me as much, but she certainly fell as much as me. After about 30 minutes, we decided to get even dirtier, and turn the game into Soccer Wrestling, and started wrestling each other, much to the amusement of two rather cute ladies who were walking their dog on the perimeter, and stopped to watch us in our kits, wrestling the hell outta each other!! I didn’t know they were there until I heard giggles and a wolf whistle (that weren’t Jen!), looked at Jenny and realised she was looking at the girls who’d appeared!

One of the girls made us really laugh by shouting, “I should try this next time my boyfriend upsets me!” She must have thought Lou and I were a couple!! I shouted back, “Come and join in, ladies, it’s fun and very therapeutic!! Relate is nothing compared to it!”

This was the result of the day! Not the muddiest, as the water puddles washed lots of mud off me! Jenny got me with the camera after I’d come back to get changed! I wanted Louise to come back and shower at my parents, but she didn’t bring clothes with her, and we didn’t take a camera to the pitch so I didn’t get a picture of her, sadly.

I’ve enjoyed football with ladies so much I don’t want to play with guys anymore! Women are so much cuter getting stuck in, it really does become the Sexy Game! I’m absolutely shattered, and will sleep like a log tonight, hopefully while re-living it all!

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