Thursday, 25 December 2014

World War One Christmas Truce Football game for the Army Benevolent Fund - All Party MP group lose 6-1 to the Army

http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2014-12-10/it-may-not-have-been-england-vs-germany-but-it-was-almost-as-competitive
Football [and the Army Team] was the winner when a group of MPs played an Army Benevolent Fund match a couple of weeks back early one sunny morning to celebrate the 1914 Christmas Truce. There is no doubt which was the fitter side! Jim Murphy, MP, the new Scottish Labour Leader, captained the side and made the point that with 3 political parties all playing together, and losing 6-1, we spent a lot of the time shouting at each other ...and not a lot of time passing accurately to each other. Jims interview is good fun and the 1 minute highlight above is humbling and well worth a watch.
The match was for a very good cause, and the army lads were a great bunch:
http://www.soldierscharity.org/

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