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Lynx player in off season (The Mirror)

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Rumba Manthali, of Team Green and Trevor Currie, of Team Blue, go for the Frisbee during a game of Frisbee football at the Motionball Marathon of Sport. Saturday at Crescent School. The event helped raise funds for the Special Olympics of Canada foundation.

Mirror photo/DAN PEARCE

There's also a story on Serioux in the same issue:

Serioux adjusting to England's Millwall


Sep. 29, 2004

Life as an English Fist Division soccer player has proven to be a roller coaster ride of sorts for Scarborough native Adrian Serioux.

An alumnus of Pope John Paul II Secondary School in West Hill, Serioux played minor soccer for Scarborough National Malvern.

More recently, he was a regular for the Toronto Lynx of the A-League.

During the summer, Serioux played for a Canadian team in an exhibition game against Millwall and the south London club was impressed enough to sign the 25-year-old to a contract on Aug. 12. Serioux made his debut shortly thereafter and set up the first goal in Millwall's 2-0 home win over Leicester City.

"I made a throw-in from near the half-way line that reached the penalty area. Our striker flicked it on to one of our midfielders and he put the ball into the corner of the net," he told The Scarborough Mirror in a telephone interview.

He added the Millwall faithful were taken by surprise.

"People didn't cheer right away. It was as if they were stunned at how far the throw went."

Serioux is impressed with Millwall player-manager Dennis Wise, who took the club to the FA Cup final last spring.

"You don't come across too many managers who relate to players as well as he does. He's very personable. He wants our opinions, our feedback."

English First Division soccer is a whole new ball game for Serioux.

"The games are a lot faster and tougher. Some tackles that are allowed here would get you a red card back home. They allow a lot more contact than what I'm used to."

Less than two weeks after his memorable debut, Serioux sustained a shoulder injury.

"I was tackled from behind in our game against Reading and I fell awkwardly."

He played hurt for a while but was substituted at halftime during a game Sept. 18 and hasn't played since. He saw a specialist last week.

"There's a slight tear in the cartilage. I either strengthen the muscles that support the injured area or have surgery, which would mean that I'm out for three months."

He has opted for the former and hopes to be back in time for Millwall's FA Cup clash with Liverpool on Oct. 19.

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