1. Södermalm looks for greener grass

    By Ivan

    Last weekend in April was also, in a deeper psychological sense, the first weekend of early summer for the blues. Invited by the Dockers together with the Årsta Swans to Norrtälje, the three teams concluded the pre-season with a mixed-team friendly. The Dockers impressed, as always, with exellent grounds and facilities, but more importantly, the conditions were perfect for a light game of footy. Given the season premiere is already next weekend, it came as no surprise that the three teams were holding back, avoiding injuries and not revealing their true colors unnecessarily. Dockers coach Ryan Tucker, however, declared that he was optimistic about playing already after the summer break, despite still jumping on crouches after breaking his ankle while skiing during winter. Only Söder’s president cannon- ball-Kaj, who allegedly rejected taking a ride out to Norrtälje and instead took the 100km to the coast-near city as a triathlon practice run,  went full on out on the pitch, resulting in a single-accident smashed nose.

    Next week is the season premiere for the SAFF league. Stay tuned for updates!

    Södermalm Blues, Årsta Swans and Norrtälje Dockers

  2. Ski trip, last call

    By Petter Eek

    Söder and friends,

    Söder social events are in the air, so pencil this one into your calendar! This Wednesday 25th is the last day to confirm.

    Today’s report

    Snow depth 95cm
    Lifts 10/12
    Open slopes 20/23

    Great news! For those who are keen for a Ski or Snowboard at Romme Alpin Saturday February 4th.

    The weather is getting colder and more snow is on its way!
    The club has decided to cover some of the paid members cost. Members – 400SEK, Non-members – 460SEK

    Ski Bus – Stockholm (includes Ski pass and return bus trip)

    If you haven’t got your own skies or snowboard borrow from a friend or you can rent upon arrival. http://www.rommealpin.se/index.asp/lang/1033

    1. To confirm your spot/s make your payment and write your name.  Pay 400SEK or 460SEK into Södermalm AFC account, bank giro 261-7017 by January 25th.
    2. Send a confirmation email to marcusrapp@hotmail.com and write payment for Ski trip done, and your name.

    For those who would like to, there is always the option to slip into the pub for a meal and beer upon return to Stockholm.

  3. A Christmas carol from the pool side

    By Ivan

    Ho Ho Ho and Get right in there!!

    pool champ

    Well that is what they are all saying downtown in Stockholm inner southern Suburb of Lilljeholmen these days, As lokal resident, Joel “call me what you want” iron guts burnell Takes out the Södermalm AFC Biljard Championship! last friday! In usual Fashion the club had no less than 17 participants turn out to challenge for the Biljard title! and marking the clubs last social event for Season 2012.

    and how about the biljard…..Firstly we can say, The hard done award to Chris ‘choker’ Tancredi who choked on the Black against Joelly Burnell to give him the in the group stage and a spot in the semi finals and then there was no looking back from there! Joel Had a lucky Night playing Maxwell. T. Larsson in the 2011 Final. Organiser Larry Hagberg decided to make it a best of 3 final for the first time in the clubs history. Max Won the first game easily, which would have given him the rights to the annual “Ivan Rexed Memorial biljard Sheild” but alas that was not the case. Iron guts burnell Came from behind to seal the deal 2-1 in what some were labelling as a bench mark Final.

    joel walks away with the covenant Shield and his place on the clubs Roll Of honour, and Max, well he has to be content with receiving a boars head on a Shield at the local pub afterwards for second place.

    In the Semi Finals it was very Straight forward, Joel dominating Ivan ” Tarzan” Rexed in what could only be described as a Massive Mind blowing defeat to The Club Leader. This devastating loss has left the Clubs fearless leader, pondering his Roll as Club President. “ I had it all planned out tonight, and to be beaten by iron guts is totally unacceptable. I guess i will be hearing about this All weekend on the Ice fishing Trip in Feb“.

    Many Avid on lookers Slowly broke to Ivan, that his game was just not good enough, and that he must go away in the off season and find a Pub sponsor who has a pool table so We can all get some practice in. In the other Semi, could only be descibed as the clash of the Age! Young v’s Old, youth V’s Experience, Club Captian V’s Club Grandfather. Maxwell T larsson up against Marcus “Rappa” Rappoccio. As they say in Biljard, too old too slow??  and Max waltzed into the final.

    Well done to Joel and All finalist on the Night.

    It was also great to see some new faces, Dave “Westy” West and “Big Dave” Farrow getting along to meet all the guys. We look forward to seeing you at our bowling championships in January!

    Game of the night! Was between The Stephens boys! recently arriving back in town, Their game, packed with intensity and witt, was a real battle of attrition, lasting 90 minutes and eventually ending the first ever Stalemate in the history of pool, what a result! all on lookers and players went away happy with this result. In Addition, there was Plenty of talk about Social events for 2012, Staring with the 2012 footytrip. Duel Downlow medalist, Micke ” half glass” Perez has offically been sworn in to be Grand poo-bah for the Trip, starting in a club record 6th straight tour of duty! like other years the pool championship marks the awarding of the following year footy trip destination. The 2012 Club footy trip has been awarded to the city of Krakow, Poland, and now we just confirming the date with the city planners for our arrival.

    Plenty of talk about the Annual Ice Fishing trip in Feb. lock it into your calenders and keep an eye out for the invite it could be limited to 10 places only, however we will see what the responses will bring.

    Well done to Jordo, who takes out the Club Fisherman of the year, with his 52 cm Gös, caught in July at the nissan river in småland. Also lock in the clubs AGM and bowling tournament, follow by a day at the Slopes with Rappa! check club websites for dates. Until then, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year where ever you are around the world!