Colin, who has been plagued by injury since Festog '98, has been undergoing a strict fitness regime with personal trainer and club physio Steve Hargraves, 'We have been getting up and going for a 10mile run together every morning followed by some quick sprints' said Colin,' ..my fitness is slowly improving and I can just about keep up with Steve now.'
Manager John Kay has been working hard on how to improve the squad on last season, he said ' We have the basis of a good team and we are always on the lookout for new talent, but we don't have the same funds as the likes of BC Milan who delve into the transfer market every season.' Allstars have managed to bring in one new face this year on a free transfer, Scott Fisher, also a target for BC Milan who Scott only turned down after he admitted to being a life long Allstars supporter.
John Kay also revealed his new training program called the 'Technicians In Training Scheme' or TITS for short. Manager Kay had this to say 'I have been looking at TITS for some time now and I think once the lads get a firm grasp of TITS then you see a huge improvement in team morale.' Assistant coach Neil Pinchbeck added ' the guys get quite excited even thinking about TITS, I think it great!'
The Allstars chairman Ian Mosley, with a 51% stake in the club, announced that he is planning on standing down at the end of the season to spend more time with his P&ID's. It is thought that John Smith will buy up some of the shares to become the majority shareholder. On this news shares in Bravo Allstars rocketed, moving up 1p to 1536p. Colin Elgie, the Allstars Captain, has been talked out of retirement and will now play in this years Festog tournament. After intense discussions between Elgie and the Allstars board this week he has decided to play on for one more season. Allstars player-manager John Kay said ' This is great news for us, it will give the team a much needed boost and we are sure that Colin will continue to 'shine' as he has done in previous tournaments.'
Fans Favourite, John Smith, club finance director, has been busy trying to arrange a sponsorship deal for the club after Tunnocks backed out of a deal for a years supply of teacakes. Tunnocks spokesman Chris P. Wafer said 'When this deal was struck we had no idea that Neil Pinchbeck was in the team.'
Smithers said 'We have approached a number of companies and we are hopeful of finding a sponsor before the tournament.' NTL were thought to be on the verge of a deal with Allstars but this fell through after the Allstars board heard that they would have to share the money with the Old Firm.
Allstars board were also playing down rumours that MGM studios were trying to tempt Roddy MacLachlan away with a multi-million pound deal to make Terminator 3. Roddy himself said 'I think they have exhausted that story line now but I wouldn't mind trying something new, especially if Gail Porter was in it.'
Team Captain, Colin Elgie was keen to talk about this years event 'I think with the squad we have this year we should be in with a good chance. Matt Chattell has refound the form that helped the Allstars keep the best defensive record over the last two seasons, Roddy MacLachlan looks to be fit again after being savagely beaten up by a gang thought to be hired by Charlie St. Germain and Ali Gillespie has now recovered after the shock of Celtic losing the premier league at Parkhead.'
Allstars have drawn quite a tough group but should aim to win it and thus avoid last years winners BC Milan, who are probably the Allstars biggest worry, until the final.
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