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How was the wintersports trip?!
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Now, a week later, back in this Corona-ridden country, the vacation seems even better than it already was. We have enjoyed skiing/snowboarding, (the maybe even more important) après skiing, good weather, amazing snow and enough pints. Maishofen was a very nice location for us, just 20 minutes by bus to the first piste, where we went to everyday with the earliest bus. The food at Gasthof Unterwirt was very good and after the first day the employees were even nice to us. The guesthouse itself had one of the weirdest layouts that we had ever seen and no wifi, but it was still very chill. After an amazing week the long ride back began. Some busses could easily go past the 140 km/h so we raced over the German highways to a, especially for the toppers that had a game the next day, a much needed night’s rest. In addition to all the great memories and the Coronavirus, we also got the aftermovie from this successful holiday!

UPDATED 23/03: Cancellations due to the corona virus
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Also at Pusphaira we closely follow the progress of the virus. The health of our members is paramount. The SSC will close its doors until the 1st of June. All trainings, competitions and events of student sports associations must be canceled.

General Members Meeting
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The bi-annual GMM will take place on Monday 16 March. You have already received the agenda for the coming GMM and minutes from the previous GMM via email. Important topics will be discussed, so be there and give your opinion!

Canceled trainigs
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Because of the carnival, there will be no training tonight, Monday 24-02 and Tuesday 25-02 for the men. The women will not train tonight, but they will train on Tuesday 25-02.

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Training lower men teams and trainingmembers
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After the winter break the lower men teams and trainingmembers will train on Mondays and Wednesdays. There won’t be a training anymore on Fridays

On Monday the training is from 6.30 to 8.00 PM
On Wednesday the trainingmembers train from 7.00 to 8.30 PM, and the matchmembers from 8.30 to 10.00 PM

The first training will be on Monday 06-01.

Under construction
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The current website is being renovated.

Therefore, pages could be empty. Do you miss any information, or do you have any questions, feel free to send an e-mail to bestuur@pusphaira.nl.

Ladies 2 team of the week
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Ladies 2: increasing Amado’s bloodpressure since 8 december 2019. Yes you read it correctly.. this is a story about the day of our coach, Amado.

Sunday morning. After getting Ladies 4 all set, Amado was obligated to drag himself to the next match: LADIES 2 against Nieuw-Woensel!!🎈A message from Girtje in our team chat already made sure that the hairs on his back were standing up straight: “I hope I’m Just in time, but I had to repair my bike first😬”. Amado responded calmly with: “NOW I DONT EVEN HAVE ELEVEN PLAYERS TO START WITH!” Oh well Amado.. viva la vida (or some other spanish quote about life)..

All went well and Girtje even arrived too early at Nieuw-Woensel. #NoStressAmado. After giving his TED-talk, which made it clear that he still holds on to our non-existant capabilities, we got dressed and entered the field. Because we only had eleven players (also; no Lien, so Marloes had to be our goalkeeper) and no substitutes. Our precious Armadillo had to start off as a flagger.

For once in our lives, the match started of smoothly. Diana put pressure in the front and made sure the opponents could not play their game. When Roggel yelled to Diana that even though the ball went out, she was still a goodlooking magic sunflower, the oppenent’s coach responded with “Oh thank you! Thats always nice to hear!”. Just after yelling back “You are so welcome” Roggel found out that their coach is also the boyfriend of their striker… This was fine…

The match continued with some nice one-two’s and deep balls on Riek and Riley. Aaaand we even got a corner! Because of this special event, Girtje was the chosen back that could go to the front to try and score. The corner was taken. Girtje felt that this was her moment to shine. Utter focus was needed to kick the ball perfectly next to the keeper and into the net! 0-1!🎈

The opponents were not dangerous most of the time during the first half. Their most spectacular attack ended with their striker falling over Marloes. This resulted in her lying on the ground, while her shin and shoulder hurt.. Those were oddly specific injuries that were not even located close to one another… But oh well.. When she was finally able to stand up again, the referee just walked into her, causing her some extra pain. So nice ref! Great coordination.

Not long after that our beloved teammates, who joined the match of ladies 4 first, arrived. This meant that we got our keeper (Lien)back, that we gained Kaas and Christine as important substitutes and that Amado could finally stop flagging.

The first half ended and Amado actually seemed pretty flabbergasted. How can we tell you ask? Because he finished his half-time-talk before the referee came to get us out of the dressing room. THIS NEVER HAPPENS.

But man, did we get on Amado’s nerves the second half. We got so confident with our play of the first half, that we did not put in as much effort as we should. This resulted in Anouk almost kicking Christine’s head, Marloes lying on the ground, tripping the opponent and Lien deciding that she could not catch a ball anymore all of a sudden… This girl.. Lien, if you are reading this: you cost Amado three years of his life…

So.. you are probably wondering: did ladies 2 fuck up? The answer is: yes. Yes we did. We gave away three corners in a row.. the last of those resulted in a goal against. Luckily, we did not learn from our mistakes and we gave away even more corners. One of which Roggel tried to head away with her nose. Long story short: she bled, it was bad, Roggel sad.

But did we fuck up even further? YES OF COURSE! We gave Nieuw-Woensel too much space, which resulted in them scoring another goal.. Of course Amado did not lose his temper when this happened. Sidenote from the bench: he died from the inside when this happened.

Realising that we fucked up, we still tried to make something out of this. A deep ball was played towards Emma, who sprinted, passed the keeper and ALMOST, I shit you not, she almost ran the ball over the backline.. But luckily she didn’t. She kicked the ball into the goal! 2-2! The keeper cried…

Amado’s face went from eternal depression to “meh 🤷”. He was not a happy coach that day, he was not even a happy man, so we took him to the McDonalds and everything was still fucked up in his life.

The end.

Winterbreak Trainings
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From 16th December until the 6th of Januari there won’t be any training.

This means that the ladies and the selection will have there last training on 12-12, and they will start again on 7-01. The lower men teams will have there last training on 13-12 and start again on 08-01.

P4: Team of the week
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This week P4 played home versus Woenselse Boys. Upon arrival at the pitch the sun was shining brightly, promising a good day for a match. We started the warm up well before the opponent showed up. It was clear we were more determined to win. As the first half began we had played with the sun in our backs hoping it would give the early advantage we were hoping for. The match started of hot with a lot of ball possession and scoring opportunities. The most notable is a 1 on 1 with the keeper which Gido just missed. In spite of all our early plays Woenselse Boys managed to counterattack with a long ball over the midfield. Their high pace caught the defence of guard and they scored the first goal. This lead was kept into the half time break.
As we switched sides and the sun was now in our faces we had a monumental task ahead of us. The great passes we had in the first half continued and gave several more chances. Finally, David managed to score the equalizer after a beautiful passing play which left the defence of Woenselse Boys scratching their heads. After this the match became much more exciting as both sides started to increase the pressure. Woenselse Boys kept trying with long balls over the midfield. Luckily, Kevin had a great game keeping most of the shot out of the net. Sadly they managed another counterattack in which they scored. We managed to keep our cool and kept on playing. We kept having chances and could feel the equalizer coming. Then suddenly David had the ball at the 16 line and an opportunity to shoot. The ball went into the top left corner leaving their keeper with no chance of saving it. Both teams fought really hard to score another goal. Just before the end of the match we got a free kick from about 25 meters away. Abe was behind the ball and narrowly missed the goal by 10 meters. Soon after the match was concluded with 2-2 as the final score.