Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hush hush

An unofficial first showing of a brand new story, Hang Yunn, by the students and teachers of the classical dance school of the Secondary School of Fine Arts will take place this Tuesday (9th) at the Chenla Theatre in Phnom Penh at 6pm. Don't tell anyone, but turn up and get in on the night, and it's free. Performances of new classical works are rare but with the fantastic collaboration of Amrita Performing Arts, they are increasing slowly but surely though each work takes many months to prepare and train the dancers before it can be incorporated into the repertoire and performed in public. I haven't managed to find out any details of the Hang Yunn story so I'll be there on Tuesday to see it for myself.
It's a busy weekend on the football front. Bayon Wanderers, the mish-mash of expats and Khmer players that I joined a couple of months ago, have a game at 2pm today at the Old Stadium and then two more games tomorrow, in the morning and afternoon. Fortunately we now have a large squad of players to select from, and fingers crossed my dodgy groin will hold out, though the dark clouds hovering overhead may put the games in some doubt. The Old Stadium is now run by the Armed Forces and as such they will cancel games at short notice depending on the weather situation. It's understandable as the games are friendlies and there are a dearth of good pitches in and around the capital, so they need to protect their pitch.


Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Not sure quite how it happened, but after leading 3-nil at half-time in this afternoon's friendly game against CamIntel, we finished all square at 3-3.
Boy it was hot and given a spot on the right-hand side of midfield was not ideal on such a scorcher of an afternoon. Throughout my years of playing football, I've studiously avoided playing in midfield, quite simply as its the hardest job in the team and you need to be ultra-fit. Admittedly it was good for my own fitness to play there today but it isn't a position I relish, by any stretch of the imagination.
There was only 1 team in it in the first-half and we coasted to a 3-0 lead at the half-time interval. I still don't know how we managed not to increase our advantage in the 2nd half with a hatful of opportunities, but it was an important lesson as our youthful opponents sensed they had a chance after they pulled a fluky goal back and went onto grab two more to make the final score 3-3.
I was shattered after the game and hope I can get my breath back to play against MAST on Sunday at 2pm, again at the Old Stadium.

September 7, 2008 12:02 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Two results from today, Sunday. The 'yellow' Bayon team played Bon Cafe this morning and lost 4-1, whilst the 'blue' Bayon team beat MAST 3-1 this afternoon. The sun was out again at 2pm, darn it, and I was restored to a striking role though a combination of too may fruitless runs without getting a pass, and still knackered after yesterday's game, I gave it 30 minutes before taking a rest. I popped back on for the final 20 minutes but didn't manage a goal, though we played well enough to easily deserve our 3-1 success. However, two games in a weekend was tough though I need the games to get my fitness levels back up to scratch. Its going to be a long road...

September 7, 2008 7:10 PM  

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