Monthly Archives: November 2013

It’s Only A Game, Right?

Jake from our Crewe office is a lover of the Beautiful Game so we decided to have a little chat about it… 

Jake in action, in black & white

Jake in action, in black & white

I hear you are a keen footballer, who do you play for? I play on both Saturday and Sunday. On a Saturday I play for Alsager Town FC and on a Sunday I play for AFC Alsager.

How long have you been playing? I’ve been playing for a team since I was 10.

What position do you play? Well, I play all over the place really, through my career I’ve played in every position possible. But recently mainly I play Centre Back or Right Back 🙂

What’s the highest goal count your team has achieved in one match? In child football my team won 17-1 which was good but a bit harsh on the other team. (I scored 4 of the 17). And in adult football the most my team won was 6-1.

And the lowest? Haha bit of a sore subject, we recently lost 10-0 for my Sunday team. In our defence we only had 10 men & a few were still under the influence from the night before.

Have you ever dreamed of making football your full time career? Of course, what boy/man doesn’t?

If so, who would you want to play for? Be silly if I didn’t say the best team in England… Man Utd.

Who would be your perfect WAG and why? Michelle Keegan. Just WOW.

Thank you Jake, and good luck with the rest of the season.


I’m Exhausted Just Reading This…

I thought it was time we found out a little more about what people do outside of work, so here’s an interview with the very energetic Bob from our Crewe office:

What do you do when you aren’t working? I am a Fitness Instructor and have taught Spinning for over 20 years.

I hear you’ve just done a great job of raising money for charity, tell us more about it: Myself and two other instructors have just raised over £2000 for two local charities. We did a 6 hour class called SPUMBASIZE. We enlisted the help of normal class members and challenged them to do all three two hour classes, and to collect sponsor money.


Erm, what is SPUMBASIZE? It’s a made up word consisting of two hours Spinning followed by two hours of Kettlesize, followed by two hours of Zumba.


But that’s not all you’ve done is it? No, we have just done a pink night at a local hotel, The Tollgate Hotel and Leisure, who kindly allowed us to host a Pink Night in aid of breast cancer, Fortunately the Hotel was also hosting a group of 60 Norwegians who had come over to watch Stoke City FC, Although being prolific drinkers they were equally generous, and we were able to raise £330 on the night which will be sent to Breast Cancer Research.

Any other fundraising events coming up? We will be planning our next charity scheme in the new year but next for me is a holiday at the end of November in Lanzarote with 10 other members from the gym, Woooohoooo!!!

Thanks Bob, and keep up the good work while I go and have a sit down with a cuppa and a biscuit.