Ship's Football Teams - Ships Nostalgia
23:45

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Ship's Football Teams

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 23rd October 2007, 21:52
Trevorw's Avatar
Trevorw Trevorw is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 254
Ship's Football Teams

When on "Glengarry" we had one of the best football teams in the Far East! Nobody beat us! Our peak was when we beat one of our deadliest rivals, Ben Line! We played, "Benvrackie" (I think) a highly regarded side in Port Swettenham, the current, then, unofficial champions. Carried away by our success, we took on the RN in Seletar. We had two stars in our side; John Garner, 1st R/O in goal and Albert Farquhar, 2nd Mate in mid-field - an absolute rock! At half time it was 1-0 in our favour. In the second half, fitness told and they beat us 6-1! It was only after the game (because in those days National Service was still in) that we learned we had been playing two thirds of the first team of Oldham Athletic!

Any other tales of footballing achievements?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24th October 2007, 09:58
Tai Pan's Avatar
Tai Pan Tai Pan is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 391
Hi Trev. still got clour photo of that team. we organised bingo for the passengers on way out to pay for the strip which we ordered from our agents in singapore. when he delivered them we found shirts a bit tight, europeans being somewhat larger than Malays. albert the 2nd mate split his so many times it fell apart. good memories.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 1st February 2008, 23:00
Graham McMorine's Avatar
Graham McMorine Graham McMorine is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
My location
Posts: 316
When on first trip on the Astyanax I got Press ganged into playing a team of tally clerks in Singapore. The twelve of us turned up full of confidence that we would show these simpletons how to play football, afterall we had a proper kit and plimpsols.
They came out in full regailier, shirts , socks, shorts , shin pads, and boots, all eighteen of them. Everybody played the full match, no subs. They kicked ten colours of s??t out of us and won the game 16- 0. I was sore for a week.
__________________
"what can you do when your wellies are full "
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14th August 2008, 15:46
TonyAllen TonyAllen is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,751
hi tony allen here.we had a team on the Elpenor in 55, played a german ship and they gave us a lesson in the art of defending,we all went to the seamans mission after the game and thats when we found out that they had played together for the last 18 months since they left hamburg.they were a good bunch of fellas and we spend 6 days in port together and had crib, table tennis,deck games, but I tell you we did not win many they were great days never to be repeated. regards to you tony Allen blue funnel 55/58
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14th August 2008, 15:53
TonyAllen TonyAllen is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,751
Back again, it was also in port swettenham cheers, Tony allen.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14th August 2008, 23:48
eldersuk's Avatar
eldersuk eldersuk is offline  
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1957 - 1990
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
My location
Posts: 1,507
Brings back memories of West Africa. When anyone went down injured (or just knackered) the Trainer (Chief Steward) would run on with a can of ale and a ciggie.

Derek
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11th August 2014, 23:50
kradford kradford is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
My location
Posts: 71
I played on the "Fourah Bay" footie team that played against a German ship team. Heading to the field we were in a collision with a passenger train. Bus driver killed. AB went through side window. Minor injuries. We went on to play the game but alas we lost 2-1
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
France, Norway, Blue Lady the saga continues Paul UK News and Views from the Shipping World 197 15th November 2007 15:28
Hospital Ships in the Sailing Navies Jim MacIntyre Ship Research 2 14th August 2007 00:16
Cruise Ships on Order 31.12.2006 fred henderson Modern Cruise Ships 1 3rd February 2007 18:56
The cruise revival of passenger shipping fred henderson Modern Cruise Ships 8 21st November 2005 23:49



Search the net with ask.com
Support SN
Ask.com and get


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.