Had a 5-a-side tournament yesterday, lots of different businesses in Nottingham playing against each other. We had enough players for two teams with subs. There wasn't much organisation, and everytime we asked what the teams were nobody messaged (we have a group chat at work).
Even when we get to the tournament, still nobody is answering when we ask what the teams are. But literally two minutes before we're due to kick off the chairman (we have a football society and get some funding from the company, and he's the one that organises matches and stuff) tells us what the teams are. He hasn't tried to balance the teams out at all, he's clearly gone for an A team and a B team, put himself on the A team with all the best players. Well I didn't make the cut and am on the B team. I ordinarily wouldn't mind so much as we still have some good players, me and three others. But the other three players on the team are awful. I'm not talking in terms of skill (I'm one of the least skillful), in terms of effort. They will just stand in one place on the pitch, not mark players, watch players run past them and just walk around rather than chasing the ball or other players down.
The first match I took an unofficial captain role and played our four best players with one of the lazy players in net. We played well and won 2 nil (it was 8 minutes per match). It would have been a dick move to only play that team every game so we rotated subs. And we didn't win a single match after that. We would rotate subs halfway through the game which in hindsight I think was a bad move as it meant we would always have a some lazy players on the pitch. In all the time I was on the pitch we only conceded one goal, but would still lose the game as when I subbed off we'd concede three.
We didn't make it through the group stages, but the A team did. It was already about 9:15pm by this point, so I started to go home. And then the A team shout towards me, "You're not gonna stay and cheer us on? I can't believe it". So after they shafted us when they picked the team they still expect me to stay and watch them play.
I don't know if all this sounds really petty and stuck up from an outsider perspective but it really pissed me off.