Category Archives: Pre-Season 09-10

John warms up in his No. 6 shirt

Warming up for the first league match of the season, John puts back on the favoured No. 6 shirt!

News Flash – almost 900 keepie uppies

Sunday morning, 10:00am and John is out in the garden.  The rest of the family can hear the unmistakable sound of keepie uppie practise going well ….. so well in fact that he did 897!  Nearly 900 and not many more for a 1000.  Great stuff John!

Marbella Paraíso 2 – Peña Compadres 8

A well fought match between these two well respected Alevin teams. John opened up the score sheet in the first half with a great left footed shot, and then contributed a second goal from a fantastic cross by Sergio Esteban in the second half. Sergio himself scored 3 crackers, and Herman scored 2 goals, including a great header, and Jorge added one more to make 8. A fantastic performance by all the team, including both goalies Benitez and León who between them contributed in no small way to the large goal difference. “¡Uno, dos, tres….los Compadres!”

Short video of a few keepie uppies

Now John seems to have mastered keepie uppies with both feet, it is time to try a few headers – not bad for a first attempt!  See it on You Tube by clicking here.

Peña Compadres 9 – Nueva Andalucia 2

Half time score : 4-1

Full time score : 9-2

Goal scorers: John, Antonio Manzano, Sergio Esteban x 3, Antonio, Javi, Propia meta x 2

John’s goal was with his left foot!

10 year old John Wallace makes 749 keepie uppies look easy!

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John beat his keepie uppies record on the beach today, 13th September 2009.  749 is the new number to beat, and guess what, we happened to get it on video, so you can see it on You Tube.

John Wallace practises his football keepie uppies

Football keepie uppies become more interesting as John decides to include a few tricky moves into the mix…. see a short sample of a warm up here on You Tube.

Peña Compadres 4 – San Pedro 4

A pre-season match between Peña Compadres and San Pedro Alevin A teams was drawn 4-4, a well-contested football match.  Both teams had their fair share of chances, and both showed great skills and fitness despite the hot and humid weather.  John scored the third goal for Compadres, a sneaky one from a difficult angle with his left foot.

Peña Compadres 6 – Costa Unida 2

The fitness of the Peña Compadres team led them to a convincing win against the Costa Unida team, who had only been training together for a short time.  John Wallace contributed 2 goals, and the usual abundance of energy!

John and Yousef


Trying to keep cool on a very hot day