Monday, June 05, 2006

A Boy And His Footballing Alpaca


I know I've posted this already at The Nightwatchan but I can't get enough of 8 year old Rory Matthews and Chicky, his footballing alpaca.

My friends are worried to the point of being told I've "clearly gone insane" with my excitement for this story. They could be right.

Rory's first game against humans since he made front page news was covered on all the channels' TV news last night.

Chicky watched the game from inside the family car parked behind the goalposts. At half time Rory guzzled water from a huge water bottle. Chicky had milk.

When asked what position Chicky would play if he could, Rory matter of factly stated that due to his strong tackling muscle, Chicky would play the backline, somewhere between centre half back and full back.

Strangely Jet, the border collie, Hamlet, the minature pig and Lu Lu the cockatoo were snubbed by television reporters last night.

Earlier this week Rory's dad told The Daily Telegraph:
"Because he's such a small guy, when he first started playing he was too much of a gentleman and would let everyone else get the ball, so I just threw Chicky out there one day when he was kicking because Chicky has an attitude, and it just started from there.

Now Rory is a tackling tiger. He is a fierce tackler on the field now."

Photos from The Daily Telegraph.

6 comments:

Rory Matthews said...

hello this is Rory. im glad you like our story.
from Rory

Glenn said...

Hi Rory!

Tackle hard and kick long, big fella!

Mack said...

Great to hear from the little tacker, but I caught a few minutes of his goat on Eddie's old program last night. The shark has been jumped.

Glenn said...

No poos and wees supporter's gonna diss my mates Rory and Chicky here at Victoria Park.

Jumping the shark? What on earth were you doing watching the frickin' footy show anyway?

Off, you spotted twerp, back to Kooyong or wherever you order your double glazed prescription glasses from.

Two more words for you....

Chance Bateman.

Anonymous said...

glenn thank you for sticking up for me thats really kind. chicky was scared of all the people last night at the footy show. from Rory.
i forgot my password sorry.

Mack said...

Like everyone else I was channel surfing when the ads were on The Amazing Race. Back off to Kooyong now. Got a spot of spreadsheeting to do. Cheerio.