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FCFC October Break Season Update

We made sure that this season started with the traditional FCFC bang as we welcomed new members during our Season Opening Party @ longstanding FCFC watering hole Lugas in Sanlitun. Throughout the night, we discovered that Fran wasn’t lying when he said he can’t drink, acknowledged FCFC’s biggest dick and watched some great videos from FCFC stars of the past (Ivan). New guys such as Christoph and Pedro stepped up to remind us that despite the demolitions currently taking place in Sanlitun, FCFC can still bring the party…

So far this year has seen some quality football in the IFFC Premier League from Forbidden City. Four games, four wins, with 16 goals scored. Despite initial fitness issues causing problems for City in the second half of some games, we are now top by two points – long may it continue!

Ollie is currently leading the scoring charts for the club with six goals, whilst newbie Pedro and old timer Mehmet have three and two goals respectively. With tough matches against French L’Equipe in the Cup and Beijing Celtic in the league coming up, if you are not playing come and support City and cheer the lads on as they continue their quest for what could be a memorable league and cup double if the football Gods continue to favour us!

Despite a tough start to the 2017/18 season for Summer Palace in the IFFC First Division, the team has been gaining momentum with each game, culminating in a 5-0 thrashing of Chaoyang Park Rangers and some quite exquisite football against Too Sexy in the final match before the October break. Despite not managing to get over the line and win that game, further performances like that should see Palace make a strong push towards the league’s summit once a long string of pre-Christmas games resume on October 21st against Celtic Beijing. With the league wide open, it is all to play for for the mighty Palace!

On a less positive note, we have already said goodbye to FCFC lothario, Denis, who was top-scorer for Palace this season so far (both on and off the pitch) before deciding to make the switch to Shanghai, ensuring the FCFC tradition of meiyou mingtian continues to spread…

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2017-2018 Season – FCFC what next?

If you are wondering What Next?! in the league and Cup – here’s a breakdown of all our upcoming fixtures up until December:

Oct. 15 – 2pm @ Lido -Thomas Marechal Cup Round 2
City vs French L’Equipe

Oct. 21 – 12pm @ Lido – IFFC Premier Div.
City vs Celtics

Oct. 21 – 2pm @ Lido – IFFC First Div.
Palace vs Celtics B

Oct. 29 – 2pm @ Lido – IFFC Premier Div.
City vs French L’Equipe

Oct. 29 – 4pm @ Lido – IFFC First Div.
Palace vs UCFC

Nov. 5 – 12pm @ Dulwich – IFFC Premier Div.
City vs Barbarians

Nov. 5 – 2pm @ Dulwich – IFFC First Div.
Palace vs Barbarians

Nov. 12 – 12pm @ Lido – IFFC Premier Div.
City vs Kozo Japan

Nov. 12 – 2pm @ Lido – IFFC First Div.
Palace vs Red cards

Nov. 18 – 4pm @ Lido – IFFC First Div.
Palace vs China Club Football

Nov. 19 – 2pm @ Lido – IFFC Premier Div.
City vs Cavaliers

Nov. 25 – 12pm @ Lido – IFFC First Div.
Palace vs Anejo FC

Dec. 02 – 12pm @ Lido – IFFC First Div.
Palace vs Beijing Rockets

Dec. 03 – 4pm @ Lido– IFFC Premier Div.
City vs Afrika United

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G9: FCFC vs Vikings

Dear Citizens,
Well done this weekend to all those involved. both City and Palace earned themselves a great result!
Are you available Saturday? the Game starts at 1pm Lido pitch!
Please RSVP Now.
Please also make it training on Wednesday!
Cheers,
Philippe
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G8: FCFC vs Russia Utd

Citizens,
Massive game this Sunday 1pm Lido Pitch are you available?
RSVP NOW
Priority will be given to players who come to training.
Thanks,
Philippe
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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
Booya
Philippe

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G6: FCFC vs Sexy

Hi guys,
Please let me know NOW if you are available for this game.
When: Sunday
Where: Lido
Time: 1pm
See you in TRAINING!
Please rsvp NOW
Cheers,
Philippe
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G5: FCFC vs Kozo

BOOYA,
Game this Sunday Lido pitch 12:00pm vs Kozo Japan.
Let’s bury them and continue our unbeaten run!
Please RSVP NOW
Thanks,
Philippe
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G12: FCFC vs Azzurri

Citizens,Well done Saturday, a cracking display from all involved. It’s that togetherness that will keep us going till the end of the season!Stats website down so here’s a few game facts:Team:55′ A good move on the left led to a good switch from Ivan for Fabio on the right. The ghanean Wonder crossed it low for Ivan to finish off with ease. 1-065′ Useless foul from Philippe 40 yards out: the Fortuna centre back hit a tricky ball in the box and their striker with the slightest of touches put our rivals back in the game. 1-172′ Blythe hit a good corner, Both Ivan and Philippe double headed the ball in – Ex-poneytail man Ivan claimed it with a more enthusiastic celebration.2-182′ Blythe hussled the ball off their centre backs – clean through, 15 yards out and with only the keeper to beat, the Spurs man finished them off with a typical blythesque scuffed shot accross the goal. Boom. 3-1MOM: Blythe big game at the back – 1 assist – and 1 goal after a 5 minute stint up frontDOM: Ivan forgeting to bring the Donkey hat + his little yelp of agony and dismay after seeing his man get subbed. His girlfriend was not impressed.This coming Sunday we play against Azzurri, a team we know well. These kind of games are equally important, we need to win and keep our nerves. In fact, the first round of beers is on me if we manage a win and 0 yellow/red cards.So Sunday 12pm Kick Off Lido pitch ARE YOU AVAILABLE? please RSVP NOWCITY!!!Philippe

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G14: FCFC vs Strollers

Citizens,Well done on Sunday, a solid performance and good preparation for the tough games ahead. For those who missed out, Ivan powered one in early on and was followed by Rafa and Lao Cui (x2), to make it 4-0 – 4 games in a row with no goals conceded. Solid. Match details are available on the stats web (link below).
The real stuff is back on Sunday with our first (proper) game of the season vs Strollers, we’ll need all the motivation and determination we can muster to see these lads off! Be sure to stay fit at 5s and training this week!
So are you available on Sunday 4pm KO Lido?
Please RSVP NOW
Ciittyy!!!
Philippe

PS: Azzurri game might happen this Wednesday – but i doubt it very much. we are waiting for the league and Azzurri to get back to us.

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G14: Summer Palace vs Barbarians

Palace,For the ones who missed it, we managed to scored 11 goals passed the Chaoyang Park Rangers on Saturday (final score 11-1). Admittedly, this large victory was made easier by the opposition fielding only 9 players. We had the ball 90% of the time, and had chance after chance to score, but the score after 1 hour played was only 3-1. Then in the final half hour the floodgate finally opened and we scored 8 more goals. Goals scorers were Charles Wharton (x3), Jason Dorey (x2), Gab de Tissot (x1), Lee Xiong (x1), Ben Roberts (x1), Jim So (x1), Peter Headden (x1) + 1 opposition own-goal. Lee Xiong was voted Man-of-the-match for scoring a cracking goal and Peter, “Donkey” for scoring the Rangers’ only goal (to make it 1-1 after 10 minutes played!). We are now second in the league table with 23 points, 6 points behind the French, and we have the best attack (56 goals) and goal-difference (+39).This coming weekend we will have a tougher match. We play the Barbarians B (we could only get a draw in that fixture back in October). The game is scheduled for Saturday 12th March, kick off at 5 PM in Chaoyang Stadium. Meet there at 4:30PM. Who can play?PatrickPS: Training session as usual on Wednesday, 8-10 PM at the Lido.

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