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I wasn’t going to post about watching my twin nephews Tomi and Leo play this morning, but then I decided that the photos are too good not to share. So here’s a brief few words on the topic of being a football uncle.

It’s a bit ridiculous really, but this morning was the first time I have ever watched any junior relatives of mine play organised football. It was an interesting experience. One that may make me hesitate very slightly before criticising sideline parents in the future!

There were a few moments when I caught myself wanting to offer some coaching advice from the cheap seats before realising that; a) I’m not a coach’s little toe; and b) I have no idea what I’m talking about at the best of times!

Of course, I refrained.

My job was to help make the boys feel good about themselves, and that was an easy task because they both played great! Tomi’s strength being in his build-up play and Leo’s in his cool finishing.

I hope I may get the chance to photograph them playing for a club someday if they continue to enjoy it. But in the meantime, the only pressure I plan to apply is seeing if I can get a couple of Roma shirts in their size…

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Enzo Giordani

A grassroots football enthusiast based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a fan of the most magnificent club on earth - A.S. Roma. More info (including e-mail address) can be found here: http://in-the-back-of-the.net/about/

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