Sliema players and Barbara’s night out

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 11:48 ! No it’s not a cross promotion link to this site but it is really and truly only in Malta. After last Saturday’s encounter between Valletta and Sliema with the latter winning 2-1 some Sliema players and officials had a long night out to celebrate this important victory against title contenders Valletta FC.

As the photos accompanying this article confirm, Sliema President Steve Abela and coach Mark Marlow are seen posing in a picture with Hibernians striker Etienne Barbara who was ironically involved earlier in the day with Hibs in their encounter with Birkirkara with the Stripes winning 2-1.

These photos have been sent to us on our email address by a very upset Valletta supporter who preferred to remain anonymous. A quick search on the internet resulted in the fact that these photos could be also viewed from within the Sliema Wanderers official face book page.

Further investigation on Barbara’s night out with the Sliema players after the win against Valletta gave light to the real reason of this meeting which the Hibs player and the Sliema officials claim was not planned. Their argument is believed to be that Barbara had organized a farewell night out prior his departure to the US.

In the meantime insiders from the Sliema dressing room confirmed that the Sliema’s night out on Saturday resulted in the cancellation of the pre planned recovery training session of Sunday morning and also of the Monday training session. Mark Marlow is to resume his sessions this evening.

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