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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Photo Hunt: Hope



Ryan played under 9 soccer this year. In all games they swap positions. They managed to make their way through the season losing every game, conceding gazillions of goals and scoring only one. At the end of season tournament, they were on their way to an honorable no score draw in the final game. In the last minute they conceded a penalty. Ryan was in goal at that time. Such tension for all the parents. If all the collective hopes of the parents, including me were the reason that he saved it, then great.

They were all so excited not to have lost (again). There is always hope for next year.

Hope you are hopeful about 2009. I am.

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37 comments:

Pat said...

Oh poor kids! :-) Glad they were able to hold off the last game.

Happy 2009!

Carver said...

Great take on the theme. Sounds a lot like my daughter's soccer team when she was around 5 or 6. Fortunately they had fun which is what matters (or should in my opinion especially with young teams). Happy weekend.

jmb said...

Oh dear. It is very heartbreaking as a parent to see this happen. Still always next season, which I hope will be a reversal of this.

Have a good weekend Colin.

YTSL said...

Despite the near universal prognostications of economic gloom and doom, I do remain hopeful re 2009. Happy new year to you, Colin!

Bengbeng said...

There is always hope. My son came out fourth in wushu championship...a form of martial arts. He was terribly disappointed. I told him there is always hope too :)

Happy new year.

Rach said...

at least they got better in the final match, good luck for next season!

FickleMinded said...

what a nice photo to start the 2009 hunting. :)

Mar said...

Hope they have a fantastic season in 2009!
Hope you have a great year ahead, nice to hear you are hopeful, that's always positive!
Cheers and happy hunting.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

it looks up from here

Leslie said...

Ahhh, kids and sport. I remember it well Colin. :)

T-ball, softball, basketball, touch football, oz tag, pool, street cricket....

I am SO glad mine are old enough to drive themselves to it all now.

Mine are both at Summernats tonight. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/01/photohunt-hope-to-get-back-to-venice.html

julie said...

Awww, let's hope next season would be better :)

Wishing you the best for 2009 :)

SASSY MOM said...

A new year bring us new beginnings. Have a Blessed 2009!

Corey~living and loving said...

lots of hope in sports. :)
Happy weekend.

jams o donnell said...

Here's hoping for a lower goel difference and more points this year Colin!

Claudia said...

Good job...you could not play a game unless you HOPED to win!

CRIZ LAI said...

Haha.. cool photo.. I forgot when was the last time I ever shot a goal.. :P

Happy New Year!
Criz & J Family Kitties
http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

stan said...

The hopes of all soccer moms and dads! Happy NY!

AlvinC said...

Wat a time to have a clean sheet.. in the final.. LOL... and to saved from a penalty..

http://chewygummy.net/blog/2009/01/photo-hunter-hope/

EastCoastLife said...

I remain hopeful of the future. And I'm hopeful your son's team would score well next year.

Happy New Year!

JyLnC said...

A hero and the hope of the game is a great place to be. Great story.

If you have time stop by and see my take on Hope.

http://moderatesuburbanchick.blogspot.com/

Smalltown RN said...

NOw there you go...turning a not so positive into a positive...of course there will be hope for next years season....all the best...

Lilly's Life said...

Oh poor Ryan, the pressure must have been tough. good on him. Well at least they will only improve. They have to start some place. It's a great game hey?

June said...

Yes, hope springs eternal...just look at our Miami Dolphins :-)

Tarheel Rambler said...

Great picture and a wonderful story to go with it. What a perfect ending for a proud parent! My contribution is a grandfather's hope. :0)

victor said...

Have a nice weekend..

Love you blog!!

Sue said...

Awwww great pic! And you cannot lose hope for next season :) All the best to you and your family for 2009!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Nice photo! Kids at that age have such wonderful hope, for everything.

My Photo Hunters is up today. I 'HOPE' you get the chance to visit and leave your link.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-hope/
Happy New Year!

Braja said...

Hey Colin; nice to see you over in India :) I'm an old Adelaide girl...born in Glenelg, lived in the foothills up at Highbury, and mum lives in Mitcham now...it felt funny even writing "Highbury" then...I haven't lived there for over 20 yrs...

Teena in Toronto said...

I hope he's having fun!

I played too :)

Sammawow said...

Great take on the theme and there is always hope for next year! I have hope for the St. Louis Rams to do better next year!

Kin said...

Ha, reminds me of my hockey team first year we played. We lost the first 8 games without scoring a goal at all. We got very excited when one of the top teams only beat us 2 - 0.

Then in the last game we scored one goal. Then another. We still lost (3-2) but no one would have known. It gave us great hope for the next year where we went on to actually win 7 of our games.

A new year always brings Hope.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Here's to a HOPEful new year! Good luck in the soccer department.

Amanda said...

Don't you just love sever losing streaks..Hopefully next season will be the complete opposite.

:)

napaboaniya said...

Hope they'll get better in the next season :)

Mike Goad said...

I hope they have a better season next year and that they don't let the results of this season discourage them.

Mine is up at Haw Creek Out 'n About - Hope.

Amanda said...

Glad to see the team is hopeful for their future.

ipanema said...

hopefully they'll get it in the next season.

happy new year! :)