Spring 2023 Results:
Friday Morning Tuneups - July 2023
June 29, 2023. Glenn's most recent email tells us- we're headed to
School to scrimmage.
"I will be returning
“my” Friday kick-around to its roots in SE PDX where we started this
during the early pandemic times. See locations list:
LOCATION(S): We will try these locations in this order, hopefully
we’ll find some stability ('Flexibility')
bowl (turf): (SE 52nd-54th between Division and Woodward)
Lower Clinton Park (grass): (adjacent to Franklin HS,
~57th & SE Clinton)
Upper Clinton Park (grass):
(up the hill from Lower Clinton Park)
NW corner (grass): (last resort @ 22nd SE Powell Blvd)
Cleveland field is closed for construction until about 8/3. We may add
that in as an alternative when available.) "
"Last week we had
a good turnout at Franklin HS. However, we were warned we may get
kicked out so come prepared to move to the alternate locations listed
below. Other fields are grass. Have appropriate footwear."
FORMAT: We all have a sense of the format of these
kick-arounds, but I want to be a bit specific.
across field, e.g. 2 games on a regular field.
to 8 v 8 as a target.
Corner Kicks will be taken
on the sideline about the 20 yard line.
tending, no defending (or offense) within a 6’ radius of the goals.
For those that care to
socialize afterwards- Rogue Eastside Pub at SE 9th & Belmont.
8v8 Is A Hellava Game
The Boys Of Summer - 2022
Nicks In The Baja
March 31, 2020. A trophy hungry mob of norteņos descended on La Paz
in early March. Invited (through Mike Calder's good works) there by
the local Baja men's league, the mostly-Nicks had a wonderful time.
As Anatole put it, "Well, officially, we had 4 [teams] then they heard
that Nicks are old but can still beat younger teams so one team
cancelled the day (or 3) prior to the tournament. We tied one team 0-0
and lost to a team that was made of their best players from 10 teams.
First game was 2-4 loss but in the finals, we played each other again
and the game and the score was very close this time. We lost 3-4 but
the game could have gone either way. In the final, we started to lose
players one at a time also and had Glenn who was already playing with
Lisa's crutches to take on some secret Mezcal and told him to get in
there and he played the full match."
Yes, we even got local tv coverage!
Take a look at all of Rich and Tammy Black's
excellent picture coverage of the tournament. [9/22/21: La Paz
Tournament II announced. See FC77 main page for details.]
View the above
video and relive a time when some winter season games were
under the lights at Strasser field at Delta Park. Marvel at a
time when manager David collected your sweaty jersey at game end
and laundered them for you in the vain hope
that a complete set of team uniforms would last through a season of player mishaps. Truely, a bygone time...
(Another) Blast From The Past
As the Spring 2023 Season
progresses, how many of your current Old Nicks players can you pick out of this
Stouthearts photo from 1983?
The names- ( L to R):
Rear: John Harland, David Porter, Bob
Stout, Mike Calder, Doug Morasch. ??
Middle: ??, ??,
Front: David Southey, Lee Gadinas, Al
Gerritsen, Mark Dillon, Peter Korn, Dan Murphy
our brethren who only got a "??". Old soccer brains only remember so
many names after 38 years. [Fill us in through the
FC77 Facebook page
if you are that person, or know their names!]
for bigger image.
October 21, 2019. Our no-guff
reporter Roy Thompson
unvarnished story of the Nicks 2-1 win over Willamette Valley