Archive for: March, 2016

Women’s Derby, Saturday Reds and Sunday April 3rd Schedule

Mar 30 2016 Published by under Club

It’s derby time again this Sunday, but first some games on Saturday night:

Saturday April 2nd:

Men’s Red Reserves @ NY Ittihad FC, 6pm Randall’s #74

Men’s Red @ NY Ittihad FC, 8pm Randall’s #74

Sunday Funday April 3rd:

CPR Women’s Derby: CPR Women’s White vs CPR Women’s Red. 11am East 6th

CPR Men’s White Reserves at United FC, 6pm Aviator’s Sports Complex

CPR Men’s White at United FC, 8pm Aviator’s Sports Complex

CPR Old Boys vs. Manhattan Celtics Legends, 8am Randall’s #71

CPR Grays @ Manhattan Kickers Over 30s, 4pm Randalls #75

CPR Legends @ SC Eintracht, 8am Randall’s #74

Good Luck All!




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Results from 3/20

Mar 21 2016 Published by under Club

CPR Women’s Red beat NYC United 3-0.  Goals: Robin McCollough (2) and Alaina Jones

CPR Women’s White beat NY Smoking Aces 2-0.  Goals: Anne Drames and Klara Jenkins

Men’s White Reserves lost 0-3 to NY Athletic Club.

Men’s White lost 1-2 to NY Athletic Club,.  Goal: Justin Dotzman

Men’s Red & Red Reserves had the weekend off

CPR Old Boys got a forfeit win from Guyana Veterans, 3-0.

CPR Grays beat Brooklyn Gunners 6-0.  Goals: Justin Rifis, Danny Azzo, Bahaa Ahmed, Adil El Mouji, and Matt Hatcher (2)

CPR Legends fell 1-2 to SC Gjoa.  Goal from Jan Carlsen (PK)  Match Report Link

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Difficult pitch yields poor results for the Legends

Mar 21 2016 Published by under Legends

Dyker Beach park has always been a tough pitch for the Legends.  Not only is it distance wise one of the furthest pitches the Legends visit each year, but the condition of the pitch is a slap in the face to the game of football.  If the freezing temperatures hadn’t hastened departures a picture would certainly have been worth a thousand words.  In parts the entire carpet of the pitch was folded over and one wonders what any insurance agent viewing this atrocity would think.  Although the field has always been bad, this week it seemed particularly egregious.  Fortunately unlike last week CPR had 3 substitutes who would definitely get their playing time in this week.  The opposition uncharacteristically appeared to only have a couple of substitutes themselves.

Not only the worst field the Legends will play all year, but a lawsuit waiting to happen. A real regret that we didn’t take pictures of that disgrace











The game started with Gjoa on the wind assisted front foot, a good toss to win.  The Legends were pinned back and yielded the first goal, a gentle chip over the wall finding the back of the net.  CPR seemed unable to maintain any momentum, passing moves generated always resulting in long balls causing no concern to Gjoa.  The ball occasionally made it to the last third but with no shots on target to trouble the suspect keeper.  Gjoa eventually extended the lead with a speculative shot making it through Telly.  The Legends had certainly played below their capabilities but the two goal lead seemed a bit harsh, and CPR were able to claw one back when the opposition keeper blatantly took Faherty down in what should have been a sending off.  The amiable referee decided to exercise discretion and only award a penalty which was duly dispatched by Carlson (Resnik & Venkataraman having been on the sidelines at the time).  After urging referees to remember that the games played are of the Over 36 variety it would be somewhat churlish to chastise the referee for following that tenet, but nevertheless the Legends felt somewhat aggrieved especially when the half time whistle was blown several minutes early.

With the wind at their backs management nevertheless urged the CPR midfield to stop with the long/through balls and focus on building the attack slowly.  Players were also encouraged to take some wind aided shots at the keeper and challenge him.  Soon CPR started closing the vise and keeping extended possession in the Gjoa half.  Meanwhile Gjoa certainly looked dangerous on the counterattack and missed several of their own chances.  No matter how the Legends tried to a decent shot in the box, the ball would not fall kindly.  Numerous bounces in between or around players would not allow a clean shot, and the shots from distance were high, wide and fancy free.  In the exact same position as Gjoa scored the first goal the Legends conspired to blast the ball over instead of just chipping the wall.  In the end, despite the referee agreeably adding on the proper time, the Legends huffed and puffed but could not get the tying goal.

Thoughtful as ever, El Presidente started the indoctrination early with some babywear for Baby Vale. Papa Vale promptly disgraced the occasion by drinking white wine all day.











In the end a draw was probably a fair result, but close only counts with horse shoes and hand grenades.  An unfortunate loss was not a good way to cement second place after the distant Cozmos.

Competition: SC Gjoa, League Opposition


Location: Dyker Beach, Brooklyn


Conditions: Freezing cold morning, appalling pitch


Fans: None


Result: 1-2


Goals: 1-2: Carlson (Pen), Assist Faherty


Yellow Cards: None


Red Cards: None


Mike D’s aka No Shows: Hodges with the late Mr. Mom duties


Conboy’s aka Reverse Mike D’s: None


”Mr. Glass” Fragility/Old Man Injury Award: Fortunately nothing major, no thanks to the lawsuit in waiting of a field


Old Man of the Match:  With enough of a quorum at the bar this was a missed opportunity.  After next game Tier One needs to make sure after ordering beers the next step should be to organize voting.  A potential missed opportunity for Faherty.


Old Man of the Bar: None.


El Presidente (new award for Old Men who don’t make it to game but come to the bar): None


Statistic of the week: The Legends stretched their scoring streak to 18 goals and now over a year.  Faherty is now the only player this season to register scoring a goal, assisting a goal, participating in a defensive shutout and a defensive assist.  This is an achievement only accomplished by two other legends over the years, Paul Stephan & Randall Klitz.  Bar statistics not included. #Allrounder  


Team Bar Showing: 7 out of 14 (50%)


Team Bar Night: 3.5 out of 5. Decent depth with half the squad making it back after a dispiriting loss, good longevity with everyone making it through the entire Manchester derby (without throwing up).


Team (No new profiles this week): Telly Vamvouris (GK), Mark Resnik (DF), Ollie Roberts (DF), Drew Faherty (DF), Jan Carlson (DF), Luciano Belizan (DF), Steve Teesdale (DF), Pete Hahn, Paul Vale, Tom Pattinson, Ugo Solinas, Manohar Venkataraman, Tony Vamvouris, Manuel Casanova


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Schedule for March 20th

Mar 16 2016 Published by under Club

First, heads up…the NYC Half Marathon take place this Sunday morning. Manhattan/tunnel traffic will be a mess so plan your routes accordingly. Here’s the course map:

Here is our schedule:

CPR Women’s Red @ NYC United, 4:30pm New Utrecht

CPR Women’s White vs. NY Smoking Aces, 11am East 6th

Men’s White Reserves @ NY Athletic Club, 10am  Travers Island

Men’s White @ NY Athletic Club, 12noon  Travers Island

Men’s Red & Red Reserves have the weekend off

CPR Old Boys @ Guyana Veterans, 8am Randalls #72

CPR Grays vs.  Brooklyn Gunners, 2pm Randalls #74

CPR Legends @ SC Gjoa, 9:30am Dyker Beach Park

…and we’ll see you back at Dempsey’s after the games.



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Results from March 13th

Mar 14 2016 Published by under Club

CPR Women’s Red lost to MKS, 0-1

CPR Women’s White beat Fuel FC 5-0 with goals from Alison (2), Klara, Candace and Mallory

Men’s White beat Manhattan Celtic Reserve 6-2 (League Cup) Carson (2), Kwesi, Dan Miller (pk), Justin, and Shahin scored.

CPR Old Boys got knocked out of the Overs 30s cup on PK’s by Guyana Veterans (2-2 end of regulation) Ernest scored the pair.

CPR Grays fell 1-2 to Manhattan Celtic Bhoys (Over 30s Cup)

CPR Legends fell to Brooklyn Gunners 1-6 (Over 30s Cup) Hakan was the lone goal scorer.  Match Report


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Legends suffer through Bataan death march in cup with predictable results

Mar 14 2016 Published by under Legends

The preparation for the first game of the CPR Legends spring season was long and dour.  Player after player was deemed unavailable and the reasonably sized On Call list provided little help.  With a record 20 players unavailable it was down to the bare minimum of 11 players to head to Brooklyn for a Cup game against a higher league side.  The seemingly interminable complaints from the opposition about the need to provide nets didn’t materialize into any problems as the Gunners were at the field performing suitable preparations.  The amiable referee seemed in no hurry and it was 15 minutes after scheduled kick-off before the teams started at 10 men a piece.

The Gunners as befitting their higher league status were on the front foot, and when the Legends were able to get the ball they were unable to maintain possession for long.  Late arrivers meant that although CPR were at 11, the hosts had substitutes now available.  Space was tight and the Gunners slowly turned the screw.  The initial breakthrough was a deflection off Resnik that left Telly flatfooted.  Out of nowhere the Legends were able to conjure an equalizer, a powerful Yayaesque run from Nizam resulting in a shot that took a fortunate deflection into the side netting.  CPR started growing in to the game, a Pattinson free kick forcing a save from the keeper that just eluded an onrushing Venkataraman.  Some more scrambles in the last third were unable to provide a finishing touch, while meanwhile the Gunners were putting pressure on of their own.  Despite tenuous defending on the left the opposition were able to parlay a lucky bounce and a blind cross into a well taken header for the lead.

Half time saw an already tiring Legends limp to the bench.  Although down only a goal, the mountain looked steep and forbidding, especially with relative youngsters limbering up on the other side.  CPR were able to keep it tight at the back but without a speedy outlet up front the pressure from the Gunners was relentless.  Inevitably, another coffin nail was pounded in and soon the floodgates opened.  Simic limping off meant the Gunners were lining up to take advantage of the exhausted 10 man CPR.  More goals trickled in and when the whistle mercifully blew it equaled the Legends largest defeat, 6-1.

The most that could be taken out of the game was the ability to get a run out on a nice day, but CPR will have to make sure they bring their A game along with some substitutes at the perennially difficult Dyker Beach to play tough Gjoa.

Competition: Brooklyn Gunners, Over 30’s Division One

Location: Red Hook Field #1, Brooklyn

Conditions: Decent warm day

Fans: None

Result: 1-6

1-1: Nizam

Goals: 1-1: Nizam

Yellow Cards: None

Red Cards: None

Mike D’s aka No Shows: None

Conboy’s aka Reverse Mike D’s: None

”Mr. Glass” Fragility/Old Man Injury Award: Ante Simic certainly did not have the best of luck yesterday.  After running into a Quota Cop and receiving a ticket, he arrived at the field to angrily gesturing Legends urging him to get on the field.  Although the lack of warm up did not directly cause the torn meniscus, it certainly did not help.  Prognosis  unknown, but not good for at least the next few weeks.  The array of bloodied knees on the field was impressive and showed a lot of heart from players.

Old Man of the Match:  Tough to determine one player given how tired everyone was, but honorary mention goes to Paul Vale who had some aggressive runs through the middle.

Old Man of the Bar: None.

El Presidente (new award for Old Men who don’t make it to game but come to the bar): None

Statistic of the week: After managing another goal in the loss it will be exactly a year this weekend against the same opponents since the Legends were shut out, a 17 game scoring streak.  Here’s to hoping the scoring streak continues


Team Bar Showing: 3 out of 11 (27%)

Team Bar Night: 1.5 out of 5. Although the Tier One was able to make it back to the pub, it was an exhausted crew given Daylight Savings and 90 minutes each.  They were able to stay a couple of hours and the women’s whites joined them, but more of a ‘keep the clock ticking’ performance.

Team (No new profiles this week): Telly Vamvouris (GK), Steve Roberts (DF), Mark Resnik (DF), Ollie Roberts (DF), Drew Faherty (DF), Ante Simic, Paul Vale, Tom Pattinson, Manohar Venkataraman, Simon Mckeown, Hakan Nizam


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We’re back in action this weekend – CSL League Cup + Women’s schedule

Mar 12 2016 Published by under Club

While the Old Boys got back into action last week at the CSL Indoor tournament, some more teams get going in the CSL League Cups, before leagues resume next week.  The Women’s league slate starts back up this weekend.


CPR Women’s Red vs MKS, 9am East 6th

CPR Women’s White @ Fuel FC, 11am East 6th

Men’s White vs. Manhattan Celtic Reserve, 6pm McCarren Park (League Cup)

CPR Old Boys @ Guyana Veterans,  2pm McCarren Park (Over 30s Cup)

CPR Grays vs. Manhattan Celtic Bhoys, 2pm Randalls #72 (Over 30s Cup)

CPR Legends @ Brooklyn Gunners, 10am Red Hook #1 (Over 30s Cup)


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