The Spartan Brand: Chasing Down Second

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Blog Entry #15 (Saturday, November 8)
Chasing Down Second

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of The Spartan Brand. Since I last wrote to you, we have accumulated seven points out of nine. We should have achieved nine out of nine, but those seven points have seen us rise to third in our conference. It is not where we would choose to be, or where our talent should be, but like I have said before, the table never lies, and we are where we deserve to be due to many different factors.
We’re playing some good stuff right now, and special mention has to go to Nick Cukar, who has scored three goals in three games. He has been a consistent goal-scorer on our side for two years now, and we need his goals from midfield.

This week as a whole has been a very difficult week for the team. Issues have occurred that I will not discuss in this blog, as they are internal. I can say that they have been resolved, and it’s something that everybody wants to put behind us and look forward.

Looking forward, and it is New Mexico, then Sacramento State who we conclude our season against. We are gunning down second-place, and I feel that would be the least we deserve. New Mexico is a very talented side, and I have a lot of respect for the coach, who has done a very good job there. I have only beat New Mexico once here at San Jose State, and would love nothing more than in my penultimate game, to get a second win.

Away from soccer, it was my mum and dad’s 27th wedding anniversary the other week, and I just want to say congratulations to my mum and dad again. They are great parents, and everything I have achieved is because of them, so thanks mum and dad!

Moving back to soccer, my beloved Arsenal won 2-1 today against Manchester United, so obviously, I am a very happy young man and life is good. My roommate’s sister is in town, and she supports Chelsea. She was convinced Arsenal would lose, so it was nice to see her shut up! Haha.

Go Spartans!

Ed Brand