Thursday, October 16, 2008

St. Xaviers Ground Where We Played Our First Collegiate Football Match

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(The St. Xaviers ground where we played our first collegiate football match)

This is the St. Xaviers ground where we played our first collegiate football match, as we were in the college football team, obviously. We lost by a big margin 6 to 0, thoroughly thrashed by a more professional team. That was the first and the last match we played. Since we were the last man in the team, we were asked to be the linesman, only getting to play for five minutes when another member retired out of exhaustion. We only got to strike the ball once. Our team never got near the goalpost of the other team because they were dominating our goalpost and rewarding us with goal after goal. Groan! Grumble! Grumble!

We pass this ground everyday on the way to work near Metro Cinema, Marine Lines, to be exact, and the scene was too tempting to be missed by our phone camera. (Nokia N 61 gives good pictures, by the by.) Memories came flooding by, as we survey the first Waterloo of our sporting career. Our team had our class friends Saswata, Ghanshyam, Kaviraj. Haven't met them for a long time. Where are they?

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