Party season

Our Christmas shindig will take place...

Last Updated: 07/12/12 12:06pm

We don't want to scare you but you may not be able to read this blog for much longer as the world is going to end in a few weeks' time!

"We'll all be donning our Santa hats and tucking into some turkey on 12 January. It's a little later than normal but after the dance-off in the morning a few of the crew may need a glass of sherry to hide the shame. "

Soccer AM Crew

Quotes of the week

"I think we should get a clock with a countdown on it for the studio" announced Dev in the ideas meeting on Tuesday. "I just want to make everyone aware."

We're not too confident about the Balotelli impersonators prediction but you may want to hold off on the Christmas shopping until after the 21st!

There were goals galore in our sides' games at the weekend. Frankie Fryer was involved in a 7-1 win for his Oxshott Royals Sunday side with the nutty geezer bagging a hat-trick and setting up two - against Surrey District Premier League opposition he wishes to add!

Tubes also turned out for Oxshott's Saturday team and set up two in their 6-2 win but Max, Ash, Stu and Dave couldn't make it a clean sweep, although they did come close, taking their game to penalties, but weren't able to make it through, despite Max converting his spot-kick.

Frankie also enjoyed his football Christmas party after their win at the weekend. "It was literally my favourite day ever," he said. He was able to combine two of his favourite things in Tenpin Bowling and Chinese food. "We were a bit rowdy so should really give a big up to the Laughing Buddha Chinese!"

James also enjoyed a night out at the weekend bumping into a familiar face from Saturday's show. He met Hairy Strikers prize 'Lil Chris' whilst out at Chelsea's nightclub in Hoddesdon, although Jack Butland wasn't in sight. We're still hopeful of getting a postcard though in time for Saturday's show.

We've finally managed to agree on a date for our own Christmas party. We'll all be donning our Santa hats and tucking into some turkey on 12 January. It's a little later than normal but after the dance-off in the morning a few of the crew may need a glass of sherry to hide the shame.

Lisa was getting in the Christmas spirit this week as she enjoyed a day out to visit the Winter Wonderland which she highly recommends but Frankie is looking to take it one step further with his festivities as he hopes to bring you the lowdown on all there is to do in Lapland in a few weeks' time as he visits FC Santa Claus - yes, they are a real team.

Snow

Although hopefully he'll be able to deal with the snow a little better than some of the crew this week who were struggling to get in after some snowfall meant delays to trains and traffic chaos on the roads, adding hours to their journeys.

That hasn't stopped the crew getting out on the road this week, though as Bobbie went along with Max to visit the Street League to see the good things that are being done with the profits from our Frankie Fryer T-Shirts.

Although after going to check out the venue last week Bobbie was more in demand for his football skills than his producing after putting in a good performance in a Street League tournament.

"I conceded just one goal and our team were on for five consecutive matches!" Sadly Soccer AM's keeper wasn't able to play second time round to the disappointment of the other players with one of the players saying that the Gunners fan could show Szczesny a thing or to. We don't want to be too big headed though!

Saturday will also be the last JPT draw of the season which means the return of Trigger to the Soccer AM studios and we're pretty sure he'll be making another entrance to see out the year and we'll also be turning on the Soccer AM Christmas lights.

We'll see you on Saturday!