Date: 24th December 2008 at 10:05am
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Despite a shaky start our defence has gone from strength to strength. I think most of us would agree that lack of cover early doors exposed them to some unwarranted stick at times. The addition of Beevers at left back gave us the balance we needed and somehow made everything add. Potentially we have the best back 5 in years.


Robert Burch

Though we may not be singing England`s number one yet it can`t be far off. Rob has become an ever present in his first season and hates to concede a goal – just take a look the next time he concedes one. Young Rob is also becoming one of the more vociferous members of the class and is even starting to take a bigger role in the set piece area of the curriculum.

Attainment Grade B
Effort A
Appearances: 21(0) 2FA Cup 1 Carling Cup
Saves 92 – 76 L2 8 FA 8 Carling Cup.
Clean Sheets 6
Yellow Cards: 0
Red Cards: 0
Minutes on Pitch: 2110
Contracted until 30th June 2010


Paul Green.

Master Green is a popular and honest member of the side even if his penchant for shooting has damaged a few of the buildings. Thankfully the teaching staff have realised he is right handed as opposed to left which has helped him no end. He doggedly sets about his business with many of his peers relying on him to help out in more than one area.
Attainment Grade B+
Effort A
Appearances: 20(0) + 2 FA 1CC
Goals: 0
Assists 3 – 1 L2 1 FA 1CC
Yellow Cards: 2 (1Lg 1FA)
Red Cards: 0
Minutes on Pitch: 2070
SH: Shots, 7
SG: Shots on goal 3
FC: Fouls Committed, 19
FS: Fouls Suffered 23


Janos Kovacs
Young Janos is already an absolute giant of a man. It is hoped with a bit of experience he will go on to be a legend. Wrongly diagnosed as being the class bully he has come back from detention a better and stronger man thanks to a few tips from Uncle Frank. Nicknamed the giant of the Imps he is also prepared to help out at both the front and back of the class.

Attainment Grade B
Effort A
Appearances: 20(0) + 2 Fa 1 CC 1 JPT
Goals: 2
Assists 1
Yellow Cards: 4 + 1 FA
Red Cards: 0
Minutes on Pitch: 2070
FC: Fouls Committed 27
FS: Fouls Suffered 16
Contracted to 30th June 2010

Daniel Hone.

A determined thoughtful lad who reads situations well. The son of an ex pupil he is following in the family footsteps well, though there is some fear that he might be transferred to a bigger school in South Yorkshire or the Midlands. Janos would dearly miss him as the two of them regularly enjoy head conkers with visitors to the school. A potential head boy or school Captain who has the ability to balance the budget all on his own.

Attainment Grade B
Effort A
Appearances: 13(2) FA 2 JPT 1
Goals: 1
Yellow Cards: 3
Red Cards: 1
Minutes on Pitch: 1470
Fouls comitted 15
Fouled 32
Contracted to 30th June 2011

Frank Sinclair

Frank has not participated as often as we would expect on field trips, though he has become actively involved in preparation. He can be relied upon to jump into the fray in most roles but I do detect a few sick notes so far this term.

Attainment Grade B
Effort B
Appearances: 2(2) plus 1 JPT
Goals: 0
Yellow Cards: 2
Red Cards: 0
Minutes on Pitch: 743
Contracted to 30th June 2009

Lee ‘Superman` Beevers

Young Lee was down at the beginning of the term and the butt of insults. Fortunately he has knuckled down to become quite the ambidextrous little Imp. A model for any aspiring youngster Beevers has blossomed into the star pupil so far this year. He is eager to help out, determined to succeed and would now even be popular with the OFSTED observers in the Library.

Well done Lee the headmaster will be round to discuss extending your stay shortly.
Attainment Grade A*
Effort A

Appearances: 19(1) + 2 FA, 1 CC 1JPT
Goals: 1
Yellow Cards: 2
Red Cards: 0
Minutes on Pitch: 2045
Fouls Committed 24
Fouls Suffered 21
Contracted to 30th June 2009