Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Greetings Kankas and Kankies.

No, not the edible variety but the Funny Shaped Ball variety !!

I decided to boycott the Round Ball game last Saturday in what was a fight between the Big 3 and Sivas with little else at stake. Yawn… yawn….. boring !!!

I fought my way into the Red Lion Club through the thousands ……. well, hundreds ……. well, a few anyway, Funny Shaped Ball fanatics to watch the Play-Off match between The Cherries (Gloucester) and The Blues (Bath). Smart Arse Yankee Kanka was also there !

Lots of shouting and chanting ….. Glossssstirrrrrrr …… Glossssstirrrrrr and the one Bath supporter in Ankara was posted missing !!!

Bath took the game to The Cherries in the 1st half and must have had about 80% ball possession, but the Gloucester defence was in uncompromising mood and were able to stem the tide. Only 2 penalties separated the sides at half time.

Into the 2nd half and Bath continued to retain most of the ball possession until Gloucester seized the initiative and touched down in a breakaway move which had Bath back-pedalling to no avail. However, the conversion was missed but there was still all to play for.

All credit to Bath for their efforts and never-say-die spirit. Another penalty was added to their score but in all honesty they never looked like crossing the Gloucester line against a very impressive defence.

Gloucester 8 Bath 6

So, Gloucester go into the semi-final with home advantage and are surely favourites to win the League. Can’t remember who the other semi-finalists are due to the post match celebrations of singing, dancing, and ……. oh yes, ….. drinking !!!

I am considering a career change and becoming a Rugby reporter. How do you rate my chances ???

All the best from Funny Shaped Ball Supporter (for a day !!), Eski Kanka Jim

PS.... Photo shows.....

Eski Kanka sporting his `ancient` Cherries outfit, Cherry Kanka Rob in a `modern` outfit, Darling Wendy Kankie, and the 2 Baby Cherries Rebecca and Stephen

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