W+K 3-0 AKQA
Last night W+K FC took on our digital collaborators, AKQA FC. That’s football club for those who don’t know. A big game. Pressure. Who would come away with the spoils? The bragging rights?
They rocked up in their pristine kit, whilst our boys pulled together bits ‘n pieces from the stig bin, with Thursday’s Guardian edition rolled up as shin pads. But we were confident. Months of being kicked from pillar to post by The Cleminator had prepared us. We looked them in the eyes and realised they were but ordinary men.
The lightening quick Salomao secured our first goal early on from a big punt off the solid boot of our keeper Nick ‘The Iron Curtain’ Livingstone.
Super-sub Lawton and Player Manager Capello (Bruno) encouraged from the sideline as W+K showed them how to play the beautiful game. With crab like side ways action from Bond in the centre, menacing link up play from our forwards Morgan and Owen, explosive shoulder barges from the effervescent Maynard, water tight back four in the form of Reading, Stevens, McNipple and Walsh, silky skills from both our high flying wingers Paulo and Thompson, and the safest hands in the world, Livingstone, who proved cat like between the sticks.
Our digital friends were up against it.
Then came the bad news – our Brazilian whizz Salomao fell injured. Could the magic continue? Lawton stepped up to the plate. And set his stall out.
Half time. 1-0. Owen off for Capello.
But just then came the free kick; the one that would put AKQA in a very dark place, even darker in colour than their nike sponsored attire; the one when player manager Capello leapt like a salmon and bravely flicked the ball over the their stopper’s flailing digits. Who could blame the ‘catch me if you can’ celebration, from one goal to the other.
W+K were 2-0 up.
In the analogue world of flesh, blood, sweat and tears, surely there could only be one winner?
They came at us. We battled on.
Then came the moment that would sink the digital giants. Lawton caught the keeper with his pants down, stole the ball from under his nose, and carefully slotted it into the inviting net. It was all over.
The celebration played homage to one that’s very close to our hearts – ‘catch the fish’…
W+K remain undefeated.
What If destroyed.
It is written.
The undefeated champions play on…