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su 10 Dec
2017

 POSTPONED  Today's UEA Pirates v Imperial Immortals game in Norwich postponed because of a frozen pitch.  The match will now take place some time after Christmas.

fr 8 Dec
2017

Sunday morning the offside tyre was flat, the car wouldn't go into reverse and nearbyUEA Pirates 12-20 Kent Falcons the Dennington Queen's Head there were ducks in the road so we missed the UEA Pirates going six nil up against the visiting Kent Falcons.  Despite a second Pirates' touchdown in the end they lost 20-12 but encouragingly the Pirates' game ending hurry up offence seemed to slightly bemuse the Falcons, we especially liked the hook and ladder which may have been the first lateral we've seen in British american football ... like our first apex jump in roller derby ... you never forget your first time.

mo 6 Nov
2017

A comfortable american football 31-00 win in Norwich yesterday forUEA Pirates 31-00 Canterbury Christ Church Chargers UEA Pirates against Canterbury Christ Church Chargers.  Though distinctly cold when the sun went in more spectators than we recall last season.  Neither team showed much interest in punting early on to both their disadvantages and we can't recall a field goal attempt for the entire game.  Impressively Canterbury's woman number three (probably not her real number as the Chargers were in borrowed Mavericks shirts) played on special teams and took a turn at quarterbacking.  Pirates next home game is December against Kent Falcons.

fr 20 Oct
2017

A good turn out for the Ipswich Cardinals' come and try american football Sunday with untypically spectators ... though one of them wasn't very happy.

su 1 Oct
2017

UEA Pirates Rookie DayLike the Ipswich Cardinals and unlike the Bury Saints most of the newbs at yesterday's UEA Pirates rookies day in Norwich were first timers.  On adjacent pitches impressive turn outs for men and women's lacrosse made the apparent handful for american football look depressing but it soon swelled to 30-40 players and they could all catch the ball.  Looking forward to seeing a fixture list for this winter.

fr 8 Sep
2017

Iceni Spears flag trainingSunday in Thorpe St Andrew Norwich the Iceni Spears were flag training.  We were pleased to see new faces including a Norwich Devils coach moonlighting.  He told us the Devils are 4-0 on the season and pretty much guaranteed to join the league next year.  Visiting website Brit Blitz joined in the training and a mixed ten minute each way game to finish the morning.

th 24 Aug
2017

Congratulations to the Ipswich Cardinals for deservedly winning two of the biennial John Slavin awards.

mo 7 Aug
2017

Ipswich Cardinals v Essex Spartans seniorsAt yesterday's juniors and seniors Ipswich Cardinals v Essex Spartans games we learnt juniors are under 19 and reminded that in college rules kicking directly out of bounds is not a penalty.  The Three Chordettes entertained at half times with classy 40s style close harmony that prompted dancing ... limited dancing but definitely dancing.  The senior Cards as always were outnumbered, lost players to injury, scored a the ball's still live safety and almost made it a win but in the end 22-21.

mo 10 Jul
2017

Marlee Powell Saints Cheerleaders coachBury Saints v Bristol Aztecs Sunday in Thetford was the Saints' last home game of their first season the Premiership and only their fourth season since formation.  The Premiership has been a big bite for the Saints and not helped by losing their starting quarterback, a running back and they are short one lineman.  This year no relegation in the Premiership so they will be back next year and we're looking forward to it.

mo 5 Jun
2017

Flying water bottleA light moment before yesterday's Ipswich Cardinals-East Kent Mavericks game when the visitors failed to shake hands with honourary captain for the day singer Sarah Probert so the referee sent the Kent captains round again:)  The Cards were looking competitive and scored first but the Mavericks had some very nippy (and slippery) runners for a Cards 51 to 28 loss.

we 24 May
2017

After three years of watching UK gridiron we've finally realised it's college rules not NFL ... thought some of those decisions were a bit odd.

mo 22 May
2017

It was the London Warriors' high completion passing game that did for the Bury Saints yesterday in Thetford ... we had a sweet jerk sauce on our chicken wings.

tu 16 May
2017

Yesterday the Bury Saints had their first win in their first season in the Premiership.

we 10 May
2017

Bury Saints 07-36 London BlitzThe Bury Saints played London Blitz Sunday as the Saints' first home game in the Premiership .  They were on a different pitch with a decent sized scoreboard, tiered seating, an announcer/commentator, programmes and the black van of True Wings who had a permanent queue until they sold out though a mercy dash soon restocked them.  The Saints scored first with a converted touch down but eventually lost 36-07.  For us the difference was the running game with the Saints RBs often being stopped at the line of scrimmage whilst the opposing backs found holes.  The Saints are at home again this coming Sunday, a bit of a drive from near the coast but an excellent free day out.

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