On January 31, the “Deadline Day”, around 60 kilometers northwest of Birmingham had fallen down a few chin. Because the pub team Bull in The Barn United from the 70,000-inhabitant town of Shrewsbury had a use of Roberto Carlos, World Champion of 2002 and three times Champions League winner at Ebay. The revenue of the raffle came to a good cause.
From the dream was reality on Friday: Roberto Carlos, now 48 years old, the wine-red jersey of the amateur team attracted. Where, at kick-off, he first wore the black top of the spare players, because the Brazilian was initially sitting on the bench.
At Liam Turrall, EtaTatless left-back, would not have failed a boot used, as he had betrayed English media in advance: “If it arrives now on me or Carlos, I would accept that he has collected a few awards more in football, so I would take the bench with great humility. ” But player trainer ED Speller had other plans and left the world champion out: Roberto Carlos was used in the first half of the central midfield. He carried out his biggest act in the second half, as he, in the meantime replaced again, was asked for a penalty back on the field and turned ice cold.
We have seen what he can on a carpet like in Santiago Bernabeu, now we were curious if he also creates it on a winter day in Shrewsbury.
Liam Turrall, left-back Bull in The Barn United
Although the former world star is only for a match, his impression is supposed to work according to Turrall in the longer term: “It used to be the motto ‘run and hunt’, but now we woke up a bit and recognized that we can play aesthetically appealing football,” Explained Turrall and added to a wink: “I’m sure he has not played on such a surface for decades. In classic Sunday League Manier, our playing field is littered with mole, furrows and some muddy spots. We have seen what He can be on a carpet like in Santiago Bernabeu, now we were curious if he also creates it on a winter day in Shrewsbury. ” Apparently, Roberto Carlos also passed this test.