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Droitwich Lions Club 8

I can't remember who had the idea but we once organised an American football match at St George's Lane stadium in Worcester. Chad will know this as it was the home of Worcester City football club until recently. Sadly the ground has now been demolished and houses are being built on the site.

 

Still back to the story. We had to go and mark up the pitch with the many white lines required to indicate that one side or the other had gained 6 inches.

 

As I recall we had a reasonable crowd turn up. We took the kids and endured about 45 minutes of mind numbing boredom. Suddenly one player caught the ball practically at his end of the pitch and went off like a rocket the full length scoring the equivalent of a try. 

 

This must have been in the late 80s

Droitwich Lions Club 8

I can't remember who had the idea but we once organised an American football match at St George's Lane stadium in Worcester. Chad will know this as it was the home of Worcester City football club until recently. Sadly the ground has now been demolished and houses are being built on the site.

 

Still back to the story. We had to go and mark up the pitch with the many white lines required to indicate that one side or the other had gained 6 inches.

 

As I recall we had a reasonable crowd turn up. We took the kids and endured about 45 minutes of mind numbing boredom. Suddenly one player caught the ball practically at his end of the pitch and went off like a rocket the full length scoring the equivalent of a try. 

 

This must have been in the late 80s

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jul 2014, 00:41
Great post, Bill.

I especially like your powerful description of that strange game they should rename "Competition Statistics".
Bill Phillips: One day the Americans will learn to play proper football and then we will probably wish they had stuck to this!
The cowboy fits well, but the Dallas Cheerleaders should be in blue.
Bill Phillips: That'a Alec, you would just know he would have a cowboy hat!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Jul 2014, 04:46
Memories, memories.... I hope the ladies were not mind numbing boring grin....
Great cowboy in the middle.
Bill Phillips: The girls were the best thing about the day!
Aske Astrid one time what she thinks of American football...comparted to soccer. You'll get an earful! smile I guess some people DO go for the cheerleaders. HA!
Bill Phillips: I confess I find American football mind numbingly boring Ginnie. Kathryn's ex Jason used to play it at one time and would stay up to watch the Superbowl
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jul 2014, 06:34
You have led an eventful life
Bill Phillips: Staggeringly so
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Jul 2014, 06:41
I bet the girls just loved this, Bill
Bill Phillips: They had great fun
  • Lurch
  • England
  • 30 Jul 2014, 07:59
You always need good cheer leaders Baron Twiddler.. Great Memories..
Bill Phillips: Very true Tracy. Best part of the day was their enthusiastic cheering
Can't stand the game it's nearly as bad ad Baseball..
Bill Phillips: It is a close run thing. I think I agree that baseball is worse
A most interesting series Bill,quite some archive you have.
Bill Phillips: Ange made several scrapbooks and since then digital has taken over!
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 30 Jul 2014, 08:38
How could it have been boring with such pretty cheerleaders?
Bill Phillips: Oh it could Mike
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 30 Jul 2014, 08:58
Despite their efforts it will never catch on in this country Bill.
Bill Phillips: I can't see it Ridge.
Plenty of fanfare for the game! Great shot Bill smile
Bill Phillips: All that Razzmatazz can't disguise what a dreadful game it is
A happy bunch with the cow boy in the middle Bill!
Bill Phillips: The famous Droitwich Cowboy Alec Little
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Jul 2014, 11:03
Could be the Dutch national netball team smile
Bill Phillips: I think in the original the outfits were red!
American football is boring as you describe well. I would think the cheer leaders loved their jobs.
Bill Phillips: A cure for insomnia Mary. The cheerleaders had great fun
This is Terrific Bill.. nice one!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ronky. Pleased you are enjoying my ramble down memory lane
Thanks goodness I'm not the only one who can't stand American Football and Rounders, oops sorry, Baseball. Still you got a good photo Bill, everybody looks happy at that point in the proceedings.
Bill Phillips: Neither game does anything for me Brian. This was fun though and we raised a few quid!
So YOU are one of the people responsible for this US import smile However, it didn't take, so all is well smile
Bill Phillips: It was at the time when there was a bit of interest here. Watching a game, even with a commentary of what the hell was going on was enough to extinguish the interest pretty rapidly
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Jul 2014, 19:22
Blow the game; I'd just look at cheerleaders. I wonder what they look like now?
Bill Phillips: Well they must all be in their late 40 now i guess

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