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SQUAD: G2 City vs Russia

Hi guys,
It’s FCFC vs the Russians this week. Make sure you arrive early enough for warm up! Let’s earn ourselves another victory and 3 points!
Meet SUNDAY 1:15pm Chaoyang Stadium
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Cheers,
Philippe

2010/11 Premiership & First Division League Winners.

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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…

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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

Citizens,

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

CCCIIIIITTTYYYY
Philippe

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!

FOOOOTBAAAAALL!

Ben

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G7: Palace vs King World

Palace,
Our next league game is against the Chinese team King World on this coming Saturday, 19th of November.
The time of kick off is 2 PM and the venue (please pay attention to this) is: CHAOYANG STADIUM.
Can you play?
Please reply ASAP and remember to come to training on Wednesday evening 8-10 pm at the Lido as usual.
Cheers,
Patrick
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G7: Summer Palace vs ISB Dragons

Palace,
Our  next league game is scheduled for this coming Saturday, 12th of November. We are playing the high-school team ISB Dragons. Kick off is in the morning at 11AM at the LIDO, Who can play? Please reply ASAP.

Remember to come to training tomorrow, Wednesday 9th, 8-10 PM at the Lido pitch as usual.
Cheers,
Patrick

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Match Report for Summer Palace vs Celtics

Match report for Summer Palace vs Celtics, League game, 5th November 2011. Chaoyang Stadium
The rain stopped just in time for the league’s curtain raiser of the weekend, the showdown between the league’s ‘lethal-est’ attack and league leaders, Celtics, against the league’s tightest defence, Palace. The game started with Celtics playing their aggressive and physical brand of football, preventing Palace from playing their free-flowing pass and move game. City initially struggled to adapt as dangerous challenges were flying in from everywhere, and the game was in danger of spilling over as Celtics were getting away with some studs up challenges and Palace getting increasingly frustrated with the inept refereeing standards. A Palace goal on 15 minutes managed to calm some nerves, though no one could make out who scored, as Adam chose to coolly stroll back from the melee leading to the goal (Adam was the scorer, if this is still unclear). Shortly after, Ben put in a defence splitting through pass to Olly, who tucked it coolly under the advancing Celtics keeper to make it 2-0. As the half wore on, Palace upped the tempo and their pressure was rewarded with a stunning first time volley (Paul Scholes style) off a corner, hitting the inside of the post and nestling in the top corner of the net, from Gio right at the stroke of halftime, def a nominee for goal of the season. 3-0 HT.
The Celtics started quicker off the blocks in the second half, particularly posing a threat from their giant striker (flicking long high balls)-quick forward combination (Duncan Ferguson kinda stuff), but this was effectively neutralised by Peter, sticking to the tall guy like glue (and irritating the hell out of him). Totally against the run of play, Palace made a quick counter attack with Kieran squaring unselfishly to Amir who tapped in from close range. 4-0 to Palace. As the game threatened to taper off, Palace scored again through another blistering attack down the wing, albeit this time through an O.G as the Celtics defender deflected Ben’s cross into his own net. Palace was about to run riot though, as they turned on the style, moving the ball around, resulting in Nils, putting in a MoM worthy performance, rounding the Celtics goalkeeper Robin Van Persie style and rolling the ball into the empty net. He was not done though, as minutes later, he hit a first time half-volley which hit the base of the post. Celtics were still posing a threat though, coming close with well-taken free-kick that rattled Jason’s crossbar before earning a dubious, soft penalty (by a Peeri Weepu lookalike). Not to be undone, and preserving his awesome Palace penalty record, Jason (nursing a terrible hangover and injured wrist) saved the penalty, but unfortunately for us, the rebound rolled back out to the Celtics forward who put it away, which took some gloss off our scoreline. The game tapered out till the end, as we wish Jason all the best in recovering from the kick he got on his hand from the Celtics forward. Full-Time score Palace 6 – Celtics 1. That result makes us top of the league table (although Dong Ren have a couple of games in hands).
In fairness, it could be said that Celtics fielded a weak squad as they were without their star player Johnny White (who played in goal for the first 15 minutes), and their talismanic fleet footed winger. But this should not take any credit off the Palace performance as all 18 players put in a good game with the goals coming from different guys. Perhaps, Palace’s role model player of the game award goes to Adam, who demonstrated his commitment to the cause by not only tracking the Celtics winger all over the park and also from one end to the other, as the Celtics guy was getting substituted off the pitch! Brilliant! Votes for Man-of-Match and Donkey were in-part done at Luga’s just after the match and in part done in the evening at the Teppanyaki near Gongti. The combined result of the votes for MoM went to Adam, Nils and Peter (with 3 votes each), while Donkey was awarded to Adam alone.
Aaron
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Match report for Palace vs Red Cards

Match report for Summer Palace vs Red Cards, Sat 29th October 2011, Chaoyang Stadium (old pitch)
It would seem fitting that on the 29th of October, palace found itself playing a night game on the dimly lit, some would say spooky, old field at the Chaoyang Sports Center.  An eerie mist hung over the field during a vigorous warm-up that left some (Gio) short of breath.  The late arrivals joined an ample crowd of around six in watching the opening minutes of the game.  Although Palace enjoyed most of the possession at first, we only managed a few looks at goal and none were truly threatening.  Making matters worse, the red cards were not ready to capitulate so early and showed real menace for about 15 seconds, which was all it took for a neat pass to find a streaking forward who belted a brilliant ball over Jason, who had to that point been merely a spectator.  In response, palace turned up the pressure.  After making some substitutions, Palace began a renewed attack that put the Japanese on their heels for the remainder of the half. So it was, Palace 1-0 down at the half-time whistle.
The second half began with more droves of attacking from Palace.  Red Cards were doing all in their power to stave off the determined palace forwards, at points wasting time simulating injuries.  The equalizer finally came when an on form Ben Roberts put a ball into the middle.  Lee Russell came to meet the ball and volleyed it off the post.  Fortunately the rebound fell to him and he stuck it in the back of the net, after which he promptly celebrated by sprinting back to his own side and then accepting high fives.  It then seemed that Red Cards would be happy to end on a tie as they didn’t seem interested in a go ahead goal as much as wasting the rest of regulation. Giovanni changed the equation with 15 minutes to play when, following Kieran outflanking the Japanese defence from the right, he took possession of the ball in the penalty area and showed us a tricky finish which sliced under the keeper.  Lee R celebrated the Italian’s beautiful goal by running off by himself and having a geriatric fit.  Red Cards finally seemed to show some urgency, and managed some probing attacks, but left themselves open when good defence yielded a counter that started by Jim So. His lobbed pass send Amir to run free towards the goal, who, instead of “shooting like [he] should have” passed the ball to Lee Russell for a tap in goal. Final score: 3-1 for Palace.
After the game, a large gathering made their way to Luga’s where they voted while watching the English premiership (and memorable Arsenal vs Chelsea).  It looked as though Giovanni would take both man and donkey honors, but Lee Russell eventually got Man with 5 votes (Gio with 4), and Giovanni walked away with the Donkey on 6 votes earned primarily for his manful attempts to fit his posterior under the fence at training on Wednesday.
Good Game, Good Goals, Good God get the man some cheesecake
(a report from Lee Russell)
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G6: Palace vs Celtics

Palace,
Well done to those involved last Saturday when we got a well-deserved win against the Japanese from Red Cards. A match report for this game will follow soon, Lee Russell is writing it up. In the meantime you can have a look at the attached Excel spreadsheet that summarizes our season so far.
This coming week-end we are playing Celtics, who among the title contenders. We can expect a tough game as usual when we play them. The match is scheduled for Saturday 5th November, kick off at 12 noon, the venue is Chaoyang Stadium (on the new pitch).
Who is available? Reply ASAP and don’t forget to attend training this Wednesday (8-10 pm at the Lido). We should have a good session this week.
Also, if you fancy a game of  5-a-side, and especially if you cannot make it to training on Wednesday, please make an effort to play 5’s. Their next game is tomorrow evening , Tuesday 1st of November, 8PM kick off at Chaoyang PARK. Please contact Jason Crawford if you want to play tomorrow.
That’s all for now,
Patrick
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G10: Summer Palace vs Lao Hu Inter

Palace,
We have a league game this weekend, and a tough one!
We’ve managed to re-arrange a fixture so that we could play Lao Hu Inter this weekend in replacement on the originally fixture against Red stars.
This game is now scheduled for this Saturday, the 22nd of October, kick off is at 12 (noon), be at the pitch at 11:30am at the latest. Beware of the bad traffic on YaoJiaYuan Lu, take enough time to arrive on time, thanks.
So, who is available? Please answer ASAP
Patrick
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