MATCH REPORT: Royals come up trumps against the old foe, Brunswick Zebras, in a thrilling game at East Keilor on Sunday that ended 2-1. The game was decided on a few pieces of individual brilliance. Most notably from striker Tommy Kaparis, who ran 45 yards with the ball at his feet, and rounded the keeper to score the winning goal with 12 minutes remaining.Though only a few moments before, it was young defender Samuel Campbell, coming from nowhere to save a goal, clearing the ball off the line after the Zebras forward had gotten past the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation, and had an open net to strike into. The result puts the Royals into equal second place. #ersc#er60th#essendonroyals#weareroyals#soccer#football#futbol#sport#fifa#carnroyals#iloveayouboys#purepassion
Essendon Royals Men’s Thirds midfielder Julian Lee is one player who has seen far more bench and table action than most of his team-mates. Nicknamed J-Lee or the “J-Train”, Julian is an explosive midfielder who never backed away from a little bit of action. On many occasions, opposition players would cower away from a challenge against him, and for those that did go into battle with the “J-Train” him would end lying face down on the grass wallowing in their defeat. But needless to say due to his frequent injuries we haven’t been able to see the best of him the season on a constant basis. J-Lee suffered a back injury during preseason which saw him miss the first half of the season. After a much-awaited return, he was called up to make his first 2019 appearance against Melbourne University, however this was cut short only 2 minutes in, after an explosive turn saw the “J-Train” derail, suffering a season ending ACL injury. This won’t be the end of Julian’s football career however, and we can’t wait to see the return of the "J-Train" in 2020. Happy Birthday Julian! #ersc#erm3#essendonroyals#er60th#football#soccer#futbol#fifa#pes
All goalkeepers are crazy. Sunday League keepers however are the craziest of all, because they do it not for the glory, or the money, but because they like it. Luke resembles The Monk from 'Mean Machine'. If an altercation follows a tough challenge near the opposition's corner flag, Luke is somehow always the first one on the scene. He comes for crosses not to claim the ball, but as an excuse to punch an opponent in the face, and absolutely relishes 1v1s as an opportunity to end someone's Sunday League career. Luke gets high on danger, constantly taking one more touch before clearing the ball and rushing out to head through balls like a drunk Manuel Neuer. He needs no invitation to come up for a corner if his team are down by a goal... Or even if the scores are level, and who's going to argue with him? Happy Belated Birthday to our main man in goals!!! #ersc#erm3#er60th#essendonroyals#soccer#football#futbol#meanmachine#themonk
Our opposition has forfeited today. So here is an update on #internationalerm3 Fan favourite Johnny Mangoes has been continuing his intensive training session at the national diving centre in Greece. Johnny says: "I just miss the boys and when I get back I wanna make sure I'm giving Chich the opportunity to continue banging in pens"
Strength is not the most important attribute in modern football. But, on a cold, wet, Friday night against Williams Landing, would you rather have Terry Rowan or Lionel Messi by your side as you fight for the Metro 4 NW Championship? You'd take Messi? Well, that's your prerogative, but the simple fact is the former would almost certainly win you the game with a monstrous demonstration of physicality. The Hadouken is a special attack from in Street Fighter and is used by the characters Ryu and Ken, however it has also been used by Terry during a game or two. He is a vital figure in the best defence in Metro 4 NW, he is the current longest serving Essendon Royals player, and he is our leader and coach! Happy Birthday Tez! #ersc#er60th#erm3#essendonroyals#hadouken#football#futbol#soccer#iloveayouboys#ronaldo#messi#ilovethisgame
There are several different types of defenders, ranging from the old fashioned and tough-tackling centre back with the warrior-like spirit to the marauding, pacey full-back who dribbles the ball down the wing before delivering a pin-point cross. Aaron is by far the first of those types. He holds his position and can win a team games with those vital last-ditch tackles, even when the opposition striker doesn’t have the ball. He’s our captain, a leader amongst the lads, and important figure in our team. Happy Birthday Captain! #ersc#er60th#erm3#essendonroyals#soccer#football#futbol#ronaldo#cantona#gypsy#ilovethisgame#iloveayouboys
The man, the myth, the Mangoes. Name: John Tetradis Number: 19 Position: LW/ST Nickname(s): Sporty John, Spicy John, Sportivo, Sportage, Johnson, Johnson & Friends, Johnny Mangoes, Mangoes, Sporty Mangoes, Spicy Mangoes, Manga & Nani Chupo-Mangoes. Seasons with team: 4 Q. Best moment with ERM3? A. Never forget my first goal, as it was my first ever playing football. Up comfortably 3-0 away at Darebin, the ball was played into the box and spilled out to me waiting on the edge, so I hit it across goal with the outside of the boot and pocketed it in the corner, probably the best goal I've scored to date. Q. Worst moment with ERM3? A. Definitely when I sprained my ankle during my second pre season at the team. I was eager to play and definitely didn't look after it properly which kept me out of more football than I would've ever liked. My ankle has never felt the same since then, lesson learnt. Either that or the day I ate Laksa King right before training but let's not get into that shall we? Q. Funniest footballing memory? A. Old Trinity, we were pushing for an equaliser so I decided to get one the only way I know how, diving in the box. There was absolutely zero contact and I remember turning to Caelum after winning the penalty and saying "that's the biggest dive I've ever done!" and Caelum just saying "I know, shut up they might hear you!" Must have sold it pretty well though, shoutout to Sammy for awarding my acting efforts. We scored the penalty to equalise and eventually won the game, making it all the sweeter even though Steve wasn't impressed. Q. What do you think is something that is okay to do occasionally but definitely not okay to do all the time? A. Eating HSPs. It's not something you want to be doing all the time because they're just so unhealthy. I'm looking at a few boys in the playing group without naming names here, however I must admit I'm guilty of consuming more HSPs than would be considered reasonable as well. Q. Which teammate would you swap
2019's revelation Nishan sits down to answer some important questions! Name: Nishan Adhikari Number: 17 Position: CAM/ST Nickname: Nish, Nishy Seasons with team: 3 Q. Best moment with ERM3? A. In 2016, going undefeated second half of the season and me scoring a last minute winning goal against top of the table Strathmore. Q. Worst moment with ERM3? A. Losing by 6 goals to Balmoral. Q. Funniest footballing memory? A. Johnny accidentally punching Ryan in the face while celebrating a goal. The fact that Johnny was linesman at the time and he ran onto the field to take Ryan out made it funnier. Q. What was your favourite toy as a child? Do you still own it? A. A small guitar, yeah it's still in my room somewhere. Q. As a footballer/teammate, how would you like to be remembered? A. Someone skilled, someone selfless. Q. If you were stuck in one moment for the rest of time, what would that moment be? A. Last Saturday night, how I felt when I was reminding everyone to stay hydrated, but right before Kosta ruined my jumper and made me ANGARY. Q. If you had to be paired with one player for the rest of your football career (CM or ST partner), who would that player be? Who would it definitely not be? Don't say which is which. A. Ryan and Johnny.
Meet the current longest serving Essendon Royals player and ERM3 coach! Name: Terry Rowan Number: 16 Nickname: Tez Position: CB/CM/Coach Seasons with team: 5 Q. Best moment with ERM3? A. As a player - scoring the winner against Old Trinity with a wicked overhead kick in the 86th minute last season. As a coach - last second decision to change our formation before kick-off against the top team, and winning the game. Q. Worst moment with ERM3? A. Probably the time I tore my hammy trying to outsprint some of the younger lads during a warm-up at training. Q. Funniest moment with ERM3? A. Had to be when Mark Dinami, notorious for never arriving on time, or at all, arrived at a game a week early. Q. Pepsi or Coke? A. Pepsi. Obviously. Q. What is your favourite motivational/inspirational quote. Where is it from? A. "Don't let anticipation get in the way of execution" - Martin Galea circa 2010/11. I still live by this. Q. As a coach of ERM3, who is the most annoying, who is the best behaved and who is your golden boy? Don't say who is who. A. This is going to cause some discussion... Yanni, Sam, Kosta - not in the order you imagine. Q. You go into an escape room with 3 players from ERM3. There is no time limit. Who do you want in there to help you get out, and who would you not want in there at all? A. I'll take Corey, he always sees things from a different, often better, analytical angle. Give me Chich, he will get hungry and help find a way out sooner rather than later. Also I'll take Julian. If Corey, Chich and I can't work it out, he can fake injury and an ambulance will come and get us. I don't want Aaron in there. He will get frustrated really quickly and hinder the entire operation, or somehow manage to give away a penalty. Q. What is the oldest thing in your fridge? A. Me, when I stick my head in at 2am. Q. What is you most treasured possession? A. My RS275 Megane