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G6: Squad – Summer Palace vs Red Cards

Palace,
Below is the squad list for Sunday game vs Red Cards. Meet at the Lido at 11:30am, kick off at 12 noon. Please don’t be late.
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Cheers,
Patrick
PS: any change in your plans, call me on my mobile: 135 xxxx xxxx
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G6: Squad – FCFC vs Celtics

Citizens!

Top game this weekend! make sure you can make it!

SQUAD: FCFC vs Celtics Sunday meet 3:15pm

SQUAD:
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Cheers,

Philippe


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Training Wednesday

Hey Guys,
Big games coming up for both teams this weekend! Try and make it tonight!
Don’t miss out
Thanks,
Philippe
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Bangkok Tour March 2013

Hello Lads,

A football tour they said. In Bangkok they said. Next March. What do you say?

I know the date ‘end of March’ seems way off but the chat about our Easter 2012 tour is just dying down so I thought six months would be the right time to start the banter for next year’s tour!

About 20 of us headed down to Bangkok last year to play in the German All Stars Bangkok (http://www.gasbkk.com/?page_id=2237 – need VPN in China) 11 a-side open football tournament. Even if you are a new recruit to City you should already have heard some banter about the football and fun we had during that week. If not, ask the lads at the weekend.

We WILL be going again next year. Get on board. Saturday 30th March and Sunday 31st March are the important days.

Good Friday is 29th March, while Qing Ming Jie is Thursday 4th April. Hopefully you will have one or both of these holidays available.

Last year about 10 of us went a week early and had a lovely and quiet ‘rest and relaxation’ few days on the beaches of Koh Chang. Maybe this year because of the Chinese holiday the week after, we could plan a recovery session of a similar nature. Get your ideas in now and start the plans forming.

The 11 a-side tournament is open to all ages, while there is likely to be a Masters 7 a-side tournament for over 35’s at the same time. Let me know now if you are interested to join in one or the other or both??

Flights cost about ¥3,000 (less if indirect or booked now!), hotel was ¥200 a night and spending money less than a night out in Sanlitun, depending on your pleasures. So start saving and get involved.

FCFC New and old are more than welcome whether you are in the US, Indonesia, Canada, UK, Thailand, Sweden (you know who you are!)…etc..or in China of course. All you need to do is book the time off work and start saving. Right now I want to hear who is interested and some ideas for side trips before or after.

Let’s get this party started.

Your tour captain,
Pikey

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Match report: Summer Palace vs ISB Dragons

Match report for Summer Palace vs ISB Dragons, IFFC first Division league, Saturday 20th October, Lido
On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon Summer Palace played its 5th league game of the season against the high-school team ISB Dragons.
Early on in the game, Palace had the lion-share in terms of ball possession and created numerous chances, with in particular Ian Crouch, playing up-front and giving their central defenders a hard time. However, the lack of luck (we hit the bar 3 or 4 times during that game), combined with a lack of composure in front of goal meant that it was still 0-0 after 10 minutes. It was then the high-school boys who drew first blood on one of their rare incursion into our half of the pitch. Loose marking at the back post from Patrick R. let the little Dragons plenty of time to head the ball on Jason D.’s cross-bar and then get the rebound into the goal off his back…
Palace, 0-1 down but not panicking, re-took control of the game and quickly equalized as Peter H., with a simple tap-in, could take advantage of the Dragons’ inability to defend corner kicks.  In the rest of the first half Dragons were getting more of the ball as the (older) legs of the Palace were tiring. The young Dragons, deceptively short-sized, grew more aggressive too and Gabriel de T. had to leave the pitch injured after a clumsy challenge. Then, 5 minutes before half-time, a through-ball caught our central defense off-guard and Jason had to dive in the feet of the on-rushing forward. Being at least twice as big as his opponent, Jason got the ball and the boy too! The ref had no hesitation, penalty against Palace! The well-taken penalty kick left no chance to Jason, and Palace were once again behind. Fortunately, just one minute after the restart Mike Zheng could convert one of our chances with a great demonstration of shooting on the turn. A great tackle from Adam Nowak saved us from conceding a third goal in the dying seconds on the first half. 2-2 at half time.
Early on in the second half, Palace were the quickest off the starting block and managed a great move involving at least 7 or 8 passes with the ball going from one side of the pitch to the other before Chris Lupton could release a nice ball in the feet of Charles Wharton who coolly converted the chance by slotting the ball under the Dragon’s keeper. 3-2, Palace was finally leading on the score-sheet in this game. We however could not extend our lead, despite having most of ball possession and a few more opportunities to score. As a result, the last 5 minutes of the games were a bit nervous as the Dragons were pushing for an equalizer. But we hold-on to preserve this narrow lead and to claim another win and the 3 points associated to it.
Few people made it to the bar after the game and Peter was voted Man for bringing friends to support us during the game, while Adam N. got Donkey for playing chess while in the bar.
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G6: Summer Palace vs Red Cards

Palace,
Well done to all involved in the game last Saturday, that saw Palace gain a hard-fought win against ISB Dragons (3-2, report to follow).
Next league game is against top-of-the-league table, the Japanese from Red Cards. The game is scheduled for 2 PM on SUNDAY 28th October at Chaoyang Stadium.
Cheers,
Patrick
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G6: FCFC vs Celtics

Citizens,
Let’s crush Celtics this coming Sunday 4pm Lido
Can you make it? are YOU AVAILABLE? PLEASE RSVP NOW
See you in training
Thanks
Philippe
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G5: Squad Summer Palace vs ISB Dragons

Palace,
Below is our squad list for tomorrow’s league game vs the ISB Dragons.
Kick off is scheduled for 2 PM at the Lido pitch. Be there at 1:30 PM so that we can warm-up properly.
We don’t have a big squad this week, so PLEASE, don’t be late or we may have to start without having 11 guys on the pitch.
Cheers,
Patrick
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G5: FCFC vs Afrika

Hi Guys,
We play Afrika this weekend – this will be a proper game. Dont miss out!
The game is scheduled for 12pm but might get reschedule for 2 or 4 pm.
Are you available at these times?
Thanks for letting me know
Philippe
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G5: Summer Palace vs ISB Dragons

Palace,
After last weekend hard-fought draw vs Celtic B (2-2, match report to follow soon), let’s try to go back to winning ways.
This Saturday (20th of October), we are playing the ISB Dragons. Kick off is again scheduled for 2PM and the venue is again the Lido.
Who is available?
Please REPLY as soon as possible (if you are very busy, just YES or NO is enough) and remember to come to training on Wednesday evening (8-10PM at the Lido, as ever).
Cheers,
Patrick
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