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Walk, Walk Rudolf*

Updated: Dec 16, 2022

As Local Author signs for Club The last Monday session of 2022 was far from the predictable wash out as the Council had made an early declaration of ‘unfit pitch’ to thwart our intrepid Walking Footballers



Plan B was instantly put in motion with the latest version of the Pools Panel wheeled out to provide alternative entertainment for members Veteran QuizMeister Tony Snakehips Byrne teamed up with Tom Parr (mind-stretcher) to set questions for our now Annual pre-Christmas Brain Teasers At the heart of the Quiz was ‘The Biggest Christmas Quiz Book…Ever’ by local author Neil Mather (available exclusively from Amazon just £6.49)



Neil obliged by signing a copy of his seasonably timely volume which was presented later in proceedings to one lucky member


Questions all with a festive theme tested members who were cunningly assembled in teams (to save blushes or encourage great teamwork - depending on your viewpoint) included such gems as the French greeting for Merry Christmas and which manager of an Italian teams witnessed his Father being sacked from his managerial role by phone during Christmas Dinner?


Tom shifted the emphasis to include a brief music quiz Bobbie Gentry seem to stump all of the teams doing an early example of sampling (Dusty Springfield we all incorrectly thought) The theme then changed to include Walking Football rules and some World Cup trivia - all thankfully supplied by Bamber Byrne (aka Snakehips)


After the quiz we were treated to cakes whilst the ticks were totted up In due course Messrs Chopper, Donal, El Presidente and Lord Rainford were declared worthy winners El Presidente produced his now familiar bottle of Vintage Port on an elastic band and gave it to himself once more , before donating the bottle to the Draw


The Draw featuring a luxury shaving prize supplied by long time Club sponsor Harry’s which was won by Snakehips (well earned recognition of his efforts for Quiz setting), a signed edition of the aforementioned Quiz book - won by Les Victor Meldrew and the elastic Vintage Port won by Paul Moore


The day’s final award was provided personally by Football Man(anger) Andy Houghton who surprised Mike Andrews with a trophy in recognition of his outstanding efforts on behalf of SHWFC this last year



During the post quiz discussions, talk turned to our last Wednesday night session of the year at Sutton With the temperature unlikely to scale the dizzy heights beyond zero between now and :6:45 on Wednesday evening It is unlikely that we can provide outdoor activity


Therefore we will have to play indoors Space will be at a premium and we may need to adjust games and player numbers accordingly


So get there early


Walk, Walk Rudolf* - a variant on the Chuck Berry original



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