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1991/92 SEASON REVIEW
 
THE CASUALS ARE BORN
 
It is the Summer of 1991 and Conservative Party members Phil Malcolm and Alex Aiken decide to form a Sunday afternoon football team.
 
"We were bored, unemployed, without girlfriends and sick of politics" explained Aiken years later. "We had nothing else to do and desperately needed some friends. Luckily, as the success of the Casuals to date proves, there are many people like us."

THE NEW CASUALS: Aiken in that disgusting kit

Aiken came up with the club name, insisting it had to be ?Westminster? because of their links with politics.
 
"We considered calling ourselves Rovers, City, Wanderers etc, but Casuals seemed to sum-up our slightly chaotic approach" he said.  Westminster Casuals FC were officially formed in a pub called The Cardinal in Francis Street, Westminster.
 
Phil is appointed player manager, and they enter the London West End League Division C playing their home games in Regents Park in Central London. AAbout 8 of the original side are Conservatives.
 
 A quite horrible kit with a green and white diamond design is aquired and the tight fitting shirts don?t do much for the likes of Huwey Thomas and Dave Houlker.
 
The first ever Casuals friendly at Battersea Rec in the Summer of 1991 results in a 13-1 defeat to a Post Office side but despite this minor setback they go into their first league fixture against Double A (Alcoholics Anonymous) full of excitement. The Casuals arrive late, have just eleven players and get smashed 8-1. A sobering experience no doubt...

"We quickly learnt that there is a big gap between a ?kickabout? side and playing in a competitive league, even the West End Sunday League" said Alex.
 
To their credit the Casuals bounce back and finish the season in a creditable 4th place in the league.

As well as the Tory party players come from a number of sources and the following make telling contributions: Tony Almond, Dominic Bourke, Ertan (Vinny) Djemal, Duncan Dunne, Martin Foot, Dave Houlker, Tony Kerby, Nick Markham (who scores a hattrick on his debut), Mark McGregor, Martin Rootes, Tony Smith and Huw Thomas.

Alex launches "The Casual" newsletter for match reports, club news and gossip. This format continues for 12 years until a club website is set up to perform the same function.

GOAL! Huw Thomas (who else) nets on Hackey Marshes while Phil Malcolm looks on

Without a specialised goalkeeper, 10 different players have a stint between the sticks. Performance of the season comes from Wimbledon youth team goalkeeper Neil Fairbairn who plays in a 2-0 cup defeat vs an impressive Kobs team packed with Ghanaian youth internationals. The Geordie shotstopper single handedly keeps the score down with an unbelievable display of agile shot stopping, regularly drawing applause from both sets of players.

Star striker Huw Thomas bags an incredible 32 goals in 20 matches however scouse centre back Tony Almond is voted player of the year.
 
91/92 Stats
Played 21
Goals scored: 63 (average 3 goals per game)
League Position: 4th of 9 in London West End League Division C
Honours: None
Players Used: 36
Player of the Year: Tony Almond
Top Scorer: Huw Thomas - 32 goals
 
League Table:
 
 
1991/92 WEST END LEAGUE DIVISION C
 
 
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
PTS
1
Double A
16
11
2
3
80
36
44
24
2
Makedela
16
10
0
6
57
49
8
20
3
Amoco
16
9
1
6
55
47
8
19
4
WESTMINSTER CASUALS
16
8
3
5
50
44
6
19
5
Urban
16
7
2
7
46
42
4
16
6
Barron Rovers
16
4
5
7
41
55
-14
13
7
Rio Spartans
16
6
1
9
37
63
-26
13
8
Monkhams
16
6
0
10
53
60
-7
12
9
Sloane Square
16
3
2
11
24
50
-26
8
 

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