Match Report: Summer Palace vs Barbarians

 Match report for Summer Palace vs Barbarians B, Sunday 9th September 2012, Chaoyang Stadium
As quite a few guys came late (as usual) and the ones who had played for City just before our game needed a rest our starting 11 was probably not the strongest and we fell behind after 10-15 minutes. Fortunately the guys who came from the bench at that point quickly changed the game and we started to pile pressure on their goal. Jason Kaye scored a great goal (volley below the bar from outside the box after a long ping-pong style exchange between their defence and our strikers…) to make it 1-1. Neat passing on the right wing led to Mike Zheng to double our score, 2-1 at half time, but it should have been more in our favour.

In the 2nd half, the Barbs’ keeper continued to make a lot of good saves to keep them in the game and then the ref gave an extremely soft penalty against Blythe for handball (he jumped to clear a corner with his arm across his chest the ball struck his arm having deflected, with no Barbs player within a 10-m radius…). They converted the penalty to level the score at 2-2.

Fortunately there was still plenty of playing time left, and we went on the attack again and created numerous chances. Captain Ben missed a sitter only for the ball to be partially cleared to the edge of the box and Elliot smashed it into the ‘upper 90’. Elliot then added another 10 mins later. Final score 4-2 for Palace. We could have added more, Benny Wu being guilty of missing a sitter as well.
All in all, it was a very good start of the league season: we created far more and better chances than them as well as having more possession, scoring 4 top quality goals, and got great support from the City guys who had stayed to watch our game.
In Luga’s after the game, Jason Kaye got MOM for an excellent defensive performance topped off by a bullet of a half-volley into the top corner to make it 1-1 and Benny Wu got Donkey for generally for not scoring. The best shots he took that day were of Luga’s tequila…


Ben R. (with editing from Patrick)

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Squad: G1: Forbidden City vs Barbarians A

We’ve worked hard in training and pre-season games. Let’s make sure we bury the Barbarians on Sunday! First game of the season, let’s kill them.

Please meet no later than 1:15pm Chaoyang Stadium. Be on time as we need to warm up together etc…



In any case see you this evening. Should be a great Party don’t miss out!

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G1: Forbidden City vs Barbarians A


It starts this weekend boys! The league is there for the taking- so let’s make sure we show up in force and earn ourselves a sweet victory against the Barbarians!

When: Sunday
Time: 2pm
Where: Chaoyang Stadium

Please RSVP now and let me know if you are available.

I will send the squad list no later than Friday.

Please remember to send you passport scan (jpeg) and photo (jpeg) if you havent done so yet!!

Also make an effort and show up fro training – ally will be taking this session – be there – be fit and let’s kill’em


PS: FRIDAY SEASON OPENER! 730pm Lugas – Sanlitun – no excuses

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G1: Summer Palace vs Barbarians B

Good afternoon gentlemen,

Forget that the Premiership, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga have all already kicked-off the 2012/13 season – the big one is here, Division 1’s curtain-raiser: Summer Palace vs Barbarians B, this Sunday 3:30pm, Chaoyang Sports Centre.

Are you available? Reply yes or no to this email as soon as possible. Get yourselves to training on Wednesday to give us the best chance of starting the league with a bang, our eyes are on the number 1 spot….

Forbidden City will be playing before Summer Palace at 2pm, it’ll be a proper club start to the season – especially with the opening season party on Friday!



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Match report for Summer Palace vs Barbarians B

Match report for Summer Palace vs Barbarians B, 11th December 2011, Lido

This was Palace’s last league game to play before the winter break and on that Sunday afternoon it was a relief that the weather was not as cold as one could have feared.

Palace was looking for another win so that Dong Ren would not run away with the league title even before the half-season mark had passed. This game however, was a derby, if one considers that the Barbarians and City/Palace share common roots through Club Football, and the Barbs B are a solid opposition as we had found out in the friendly game we played against them earlier this season (a 1-1 draw).

Fortunately this season Palace has plenty of depth in the squad, and with Charles Wharton and Ally Russell we could welcome back to the team two of last-season high-scoring midfielders.

Early on in the game, Palace had more possession but the Barbs had the best chances to score, and Jason Dorey had to make some fine saves to deny them a goal. For once, Palace wasn’t the more physical side on the pitch and the Barbs were living up to their name with some barbaric tackles and cynical fouls, giving away a lot of free-kicks. It was therefore quite pleasing that they got punished for it as the ref awarded Palace with a free-kick just outside the penalty-box, slightly off the centre, on the left. Then came Jim So, our leading goal-scorer, who took the free kick beautifully as the ball went over the wall with pace and dropped in the side-netting inside the right post. Their keeper had hardly moved. 1-0 for Palace. After opening the scoring Palace dominated the rest of the first half and it with was with confidence that we went into the half-time break during which Jim So left us… to catch a plane for Japan.

Maybe we were a little over-confident, as when the game resumed, it was the Barbs who were looking like the stronger side. Only 5 minutes had elapsed since the re-start and the Barbs had found a equalizer. Jason could only weakly punch away a corner kick, and one of the barbs could head the ball back towards our goal, lobbing our defence from 6-yards. For most of the second half, the game was very close and the tension was high for the Palace’s supporters as, at that stage, it could have gone either way. But gradually, Palace re-took control and
as we entered the last few minutes of the game we were putting the Barbs under sustained pressure. The pressure finally paid off, when Lee Russell was the quickest to take advantage of a goal-line scramble to score the decisive goal. It wasn’t the prettiest of goal but it may proved to be very valuable at the end of the season if Palace is still in contention for the league title. 2-1 for Palace, final score although there was still time for the big oaf that plays centre-forward for the Barbs to get his marching order from the ref for a second yellow card. What a fine afternoon this was!

After the game, most of the team and its supporters went to Luga’s for the customary drinks and votes. Jim So, although not there, got Man again for his beautifully taken free-kick and for Donkey there was a tie as the votes were shared between Adam, Ally and Amir (I’m not sure why, maybe you had to have a first name starting with an A to get voted Donkey that day??).


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G9: Summer Palace vs Barbarians B



I hope you’ve by now recovered from the FCFC Xmas party!

We have 2 remaining events before the winter break:

– Wednesday 7th: last training session, 8-10pm at the Lido
as usual. Try your best to make it, especially if you want to be =
included in
our last league game this calendar year to be played on:
Sunday 11th: Summer =
Palace vs Barbarians B, 3PM kick off, at the =
Lido (=3DSide Gongyuan).

Please reply ASAP to let me know your availability about the training =
and the league game on Sunday.


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G7: FCFC vs Barbarians

Hi Guys,

Well done on Sunday both on and off the pitch! ;0. Sexy always give us a good game and we managed to keep them quiet for 90 minutes!

We have 3 games left this first half of the season and we have lost none so far! let’s make sure we win all 3 remaining games and hit the top spot of the league at Xmas. for that, we now need everybody on board trying their hardest to commit to games and show up on the weekend. MAKE YOURSELVES AVAILABLE!!

Saturday we play old foes barbarians, this will be tough and we’ll need all hands on board. are you available:

SATURDAY 1pm Lido pitch?????

Let’s kill them

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Friendly: Summer Palace vs Barbarians


I’ve finally made some progress regarding the organization of a friendly game for this bank holiday weekend vs the Barbarians A/B Club.

The best we could get is to play on Monday afternoon (3pm kick off) at the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) – see attached Google map link for the location.,116.516533&spn=0.129955,0.21801&fb=1&gl=hk&view=map&cid=1872001232261131045&brcurrent=3,0×0:0x0,0&z=12&vpsrc=6&iwloc=A

the address is:
Western Academy of Beijing
10 Lai Guang Ying dong Lu

Are you available?
Please reply ASAP.


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G5: FCFC vs Barbarians

FCFC vs Barbarians this Sunday, 4pm @ Lido.Are you available?This should be a proper tough game, a bit of derby really, so make sure you make yourself available for a great game. I’ll of course follow up with the Squad selected.Cheers,Philippe
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Summer Palace vs Barbarians B

Palace,Well done to all involved in winning 2-1 against a strong side from WAB,last sunday, under scortching heat. It was a true club effort with importantcontributions from several regular City players. Special mention to JimMckay for a great long-range goal that went just under the bar. It made it1-1 just before half-time and deflated a bit the opposition.We are currently 8th in the league table but with 2 games in hand. Ourambitions should be to finish 4th.This weekend we have another important make-up game, this time against ourold rivals Barbarians. It’s always a tigh game versus this lot, so we cannotafford to be complacent and make a poor start (as we did last week againstWAB).The game is scheduled on saturday the 8th, for a 4 PM kick off at ChaoyangStadium. Meet there at 3:30PM.Who is available for this game?Cheers,PatrickPS:for info, here are the remaining league features of our season:THURSDAY 13th May: SP vs Dulwich Lions, Dulwich College, 8 PM KOSaturday 15th May: SP vs ISB Dragons, Chaoyang Stadium, 2PM KOSaturday 22nd May: SP vs Chaoyang Park Rangers, Chaoyang Stadium, 12 noon KOSaturday 29th May: Sp vs Azzurri B, Chaoyang Stadium, 4 PM KO

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