|Fran Morillo (S18-18), Open (S18-18),|
KIN are rivals to 5 teams.
Two year plan: Develop a midfield and shooters under age 4. Immediate future: Find replacements for the 10 age 5+ players on the roster. Glaring need: Midfield power & more than 3 DFs.
|46||Mar 06||W||1 - 0||Memphis Pharaohs||MSWL Cup|
|45||Mar 02||L||0 - 1||@||Memphis Pharaohs||MSWL Cup|
|44||Feb 27||L||0 - 1||Gauteng Golden Dragons||MSWL Cup|
|43||Feb 23||W||2 - 0||@||Barnsley Brewers||MSWL Cup|
|42||Feb 20||D||1 - 1||@||Marblehead Wild Woodpeckers||MSWL Cup|
|41||Feb 16||L||0 - 1||@||Gauteng Golden Dragons||MSWL Cup|
|40||Feb 13||W||3 - 0||Barnsley Brewers||MSWL Cup|
|39||Feb 09||W||4 - 0||Marblehead Wild Woodpeckers||MSWL Cup|
|38||Jan 30||L||1 - 2||Essex Supreme||MSWL Cup|
|37||Jan 26||W||6 - 0||@||Ayers Rock||MSWL Cup|
KIN (or "the Bugs" as affectionately known) began back when there was a division three after taking over ownership from the then worst-in-league club Oxford Ivory Tower. Having a so-so first season that saw them finish 3rd in the 3rd division, KIN were on pins and needles as the league contracted. Fortunately, KIN were spared the axe and allowed to participate in the 2nd Division competition the following season (a move Al likely regrets to this day). KIN went on to win the 2nd Division crown that season and has been in Division One since, peaking at 2nd place.
While the founding manager is now back at the helm, KIN this year (Season 20) is seeking only to survive and not be relegated. We don't have the GK or shooter depth to be able to seriously compete this season. Early returns are not promising for chances of surviving another campaign in the big pond. And yet if we're known for one thing, the Bugs are survivors. We don't have to be big and mighty to bite and sting where it hurts.
For our rivals, it's the fault of Phil that I'm even in this league to start with so the Cats get first pick as a rival. Besides, Flea and Tick really love away games to our cross-county rivals, needing just 15 minutes to get from stadium to stadium. Boston was promoted with us from Division 2 and pushed us for the title in our 2nd season in the league. We're looking forward to getting Rob back up in the 1st Division to renew those great clashes. And finally we've added Robin, not just because he's always a tough opponent, yet also because most of our bloodsucking and biting crew can't stand him. Something about being perpetually intoxicated makes his blood impossible to palate without leaving most of my team with severe hangovers come game day...
With sarcasm as his preferred method of interaction with friends, anything written in or around this league should be taken with a healthy dose of dry humor and read with the intention of stirring up banter between managers. Should he offend unintentionally, drop him a note and he'll back off - or so he says. Never trust a man who keeps a scorpion paperweight on his desk.