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The Legend of "Shoeless" Iain McDougall PDF Print E-mail
Baseball may have the legend of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, but now the GGSL can match it with the legend of "Shoeless" Iain McDougall"!  During Thee Olde Boys' game against Man United, Iain received a pass at center while being marked by "Ragin' Ray" Ridgway.  The marking was very tight.  How tight you ask?  Well, so tight that Ray was standing directly on Iain's foot.  As Iain spun away one of his cleats flew off, but he wasn't detered for a second!  He dribbled expertly with his one cleated foot and one socked foot as he broke for the Man U net.  As he approached the box he let fly with a shot that anyone would be envious of, especially when you consider it flew from a foot that didn't have a soccer cleat on it!
Great goal Iain!  Just make sure you don't emulate "Shoeless Joe" in any other respects.  For example, "fixing" GGSL games will earn you a swift lifetime ban, just like poor old Joe!
Condolences - Maria Kouto Praticante PDF Print E-mail
The GGSL community is saddened to hear of the April 8th passing of Maria Kouto Praticante.
We wish Joe and his entire family our comfort during this very difficult time.
Boom-Boom Makes Some Noise With 100th GGSL Goal! PDF Print E-mail
Sari  Jon Jan 2015 SmallOn March 25th, 2016 Man United's Jon "Boom-Boom" Burgoyne joined the ranks of the GGSL immortals, notching his 100th league goal.  Jon becomes the 2nd Man United player to achieve this honour, following Chris Tuck who earned his century late last year.  Known for his fearsome shot and competitiveness, Boom-Boom becomes the 10th player in the stats era (i.e. Fall 2008 to date) to achieve this milestone and just the 4th to have done so with the same franchise.  Jon admits that the prospect of notching his 100th GGSL goal helped motivate him during his rehab from a horrific ankle injury he suffered last summer.  "When I was putting in all those hours with the physios and in the weightroom, this is the moment  that I visualized.  This is the moment that kept me pushing through the pain!" he said contentedly.
Left:  Boom-Boom with his biggest fan, wife Sari.
Orange Crush Fit To Be Tied! PDF Print E-mail

RopeOn March 18th, Orange Crush set a GGSL record that will likely never be beat - except if they can extend the record themselves in their next game.  Incredibly, Crush have tied 8 consecutive games.  The streak started with a 2-2 tie versus Man United in the last game of the Winter season, continued through the 3 games of the B Shield, and now 4 games into the Spring season.  Even Crush Manager Keith "Yoda" Corkum, who has almost seen it all in his decades in the game, can't remember anything like it.  Despite being incapable of winning during this extended stretch, things haven't been all bad for the Soda Pops as they were able to win the B Division Shield due to their penalty-taking prowess.  Dragons Fire's stalwart David "Never Stop Improving" Lowe pushed the record to 8 games when his well placed shot off the left wing found the far corner on record setting Crush keeper Alan "Der Kaiser" Pfahl, knotting up the game at 4-4. 

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