Can you kick it? slicedbread can

The Creative Cup is back and slicedbread are entering the 5 aside competition to be held in Manchester on 30th October.

Open to Manchester’s digital industry; the Creative Cup raises money for charity with the winner able to choose a Manchester charity of their choice.

Creative Cup 5 aside competition

So how will the brave challengers of slicedbread fare in this competition? First it might be wise to look at their previous performance back in the 2014 competition. Sit comfortably, let’s take a trip back in time….88 miles an hour Marty…

The slicedbread team of 2014 were a mix of players who played the beautiful game regularly and some who were living on past glories. The warm up consisted of the eight-man team blasting the ball at the ringer keeper (Joe’s Dad). The group stage was a tight affair with the odd goal separating the teams with slicedbread managing to qualify with a respectable two wins, a draw and a loss.

Having established themselves as a team to be reckoned with, slicedbread were capable of crunching tackles just inside the laws of the game, but also finesse and subtly thanks to the big man, little man front pairing of Joe Humphries and Calum (Joe’s friend).

The quarter finals beckoned and then began in the usual fashion, with the ref blowing his whistle. With the game finely balanced at 1-1 with extra time and the prospect of penalties looming the nerves were setting in. In the final minutes, slicedbread stalwart Lee Hansen had a moment of madness; passing the ball square across his own box and straight to the opposition. They didn’t hesitate and neatly tucked the ball away. 2-1 to the opposition. But wait, all was not lost, a final break away with Lee Hansen having the opportunity to turn from zero to hero. Through one-on-one with the keeper, a man square and free to tap in…Lee shoots…Lee misses. slicedbread are out. Lee no longer works for the company.

One final note about the 2014 tournament, Joe Humphries scored in every round…this is only included as he leant across the desk to insist that this was mentioned.

So 2014 ended in heartbreak, how will 2016 fare for slicedbread? It’s an unknown quantity. With business booming, new recruits have joined the team and declared allegiance to slicedbread FC. To assess the team’s chances let’s take a look at some of the players who will be taking part in the charity tournament:

Come and support us…

If you’re free on Sunday 30th October and want to get involved, come along to the Manchester Powerleague Central (Ardwick) to support this brave team of warriors. We need your support!