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City vs French Le – Call to Arms

In a repeat of last year’s final, we play the French in our first round of the Cup this year. The game is this Sunday at the Lidu pitch, kicking off at 2 pm.

Come and Support !

EDIT: GAME NOW STARTS @ 4pm 

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Do you want play football (soccer) in Beijing?

Do you want play football (soccer) in Beijing? With two 11-a-side teams, regular training and midweek 5-a-side matches, we’ll find a place for you. Send us an email now to find out more.

scan the QR code below to subscribe to our Wechat account and contact / Join Forbidden City FC now!

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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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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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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: 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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G4: Squad Summer Palace vs Celtic B

Palace,
Below is the squad list for our league game vs Celtic B, to be played on Sunday at the Lido. Kick off is scheduled for 2PM, make it at 1:30 PM at the latest.
Please make it on time!
It’s really disturbing not to have a proper warm-up with the full squad, and to have to worry about guys coming late when the game is about to kick off.
Cheers,
Patrick
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G4: Summer Palace vs Celtic B

Palace,
Well done to all involved in the intra-squad game played last Saturday.
Our next league is on Sunday 14th against Celtic B. This team made a good start in the league, they have the same number of points as we have, so this promised to be a very tough game.
The game is scheduled for a 2pm kick off at the Lido, who is available?
Please reply ASAP and come to training on Wednesday.
Cheers,
Patrick
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Friendly Match

Hi guys,

We have a last minute friendly – if available please show up tomorrow 6-8pm Lido pitch. ALL city and palace players are WELCOME

PLEASE BE THERE 30 MINUTES BEFORE KICK OFF

Thanks,

philippe

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