Being the coach’s wife and the striker’s mum
Apr26

Being the coach’s wife and the striker’s mum

So another football season has limped to a close, in a blaze of mediocrity with a fair bit of misery thrown in. As the coach’s wife and striker’s mum, I think I feel it more than most other parents. It’s not just my own misery I have to deal with, it’s my husband’s and my son’s. Because they work flipping hard at football. They deserve more than mid-table mediocrity. Every season starts the same...

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The angry football match
Mar02

The angry football match

With the end of the season in sight, my son’s under 12s football team had a league game against a team that was beatable. The opposition had beaten them earlier in the season, but my son’s team were short on players that day. They should have won this one. Before the game, my husband (the coach) told us this team had a new coach who wasn’t very nice. Apparently they’d been doing better this season, since...

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