Ambition Essay

1117 words - 4 pages


The Noise was deafening, Worksop had done it! They'd beaten Manchester
united in the semi final of the FA cup in penalties, now the final was
the next step, Worksop who were bottom of the premiership had beaten
European champions Manchester united, the players were delighted and
amazed about just how much they'd achieved, after the bus crash last
season killing most of the 1st team, all the players who had served
the club so well over the years, everyone knew they were up for
relegation, but somehow they had managed with the help of Karl
Fletcher the saviour, captain and super striker, to do well in the
cup, a cup which by winning would qualify them into Europe and help
they money problems, they now thought that they must have a chance of
staying up in the top flight

The league was close to the end, there were 5 games left to play, and
they needed to win 4 of them for definite safety, the other two teams
in relegation were playing some very hard teams, so the games were in
Worksop's favour, they had had a rough season, losing the first 7
games on the trot, but in the cup, the team seamed in different league
altogether, the potential was there, the ambition was there and morale
was there, of the whole club, all except one, Jamie parker, the
goalkeeper, he hadn't been right since his wife had left him, he had
entered a slippy slope, gambling and drinking.

But when he was at his best he was the best keeper in the word, which
is why he was ever present all season, although he made one or two
blunders he always seemed to make up for it in the next game, since
the arrival of the new manager Jez Watkins, 3 years ago, they had
improved leaps and bounds, they had managed to sign some top players
without breaking the bank, he had sold players who were not worth
anything from what they were earning he had taken a debt ridden
division 2 team and brought them up and up, he was the fans
favourite,what was his secret? No one knew.

Being quite a small club and having the smallest ground in the league
meant that the wages that were paid to the players were very much
smaller than what other teams paid their players, the fans often
wondered why the players didn't demand higher wages, the club had 3
internationals, Karl Fletcher, who was the Republic of Ireland
Captain, Jamie Parker, the welsh star goalkeeper, one who England very
much wished had chosen them as his team, and William Anderton an
England Centre forward, he was a nice lad, the youngest player ever to
be capped by England, at the age of 18, but in the past few years had

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