Tomorrow as usual. Stay fit and committed!
8pm Lido pitch
We have a few tracksuits left (Umbro, red top, blue trousers). Size L (i.e. my size), and XL (i.e. that fits someone bigger than me) are available.
Price is 300 rmb.
First-come, first-served, just let me know if you want one (and what size) and I’ll bring it to the training session on Wednesday evening.
After the October Holiday (for some of you) I hope you enjoyed it but kept fit and a raring to lose those extra pints added while watching the Rugby. etc.
Training will resume as usual at the Lido Pitch, this Wednesday at 8pm. With some big games coming up this Sunday (Afrika and Azurri), fitness is key. Be there each week.
For the rest of the season, you can look on the IFFC1994 website as below or see the provisional schedule in the attachment. You will see Palace are mostly Saturday with a couple of Sundays thrown in, and City are the opposite.
We also play in the 5-aside leagues, with the new season kicking off this Tuesday – speak to the relevant people if you are keen to play on a regular basis.
See you on Wednesday.
Well done this weekend!
Palace couldnt quite keep up with their winning streak losing against a very good team. good battle though!
City charged forward and won in style against the Strollers 5-0.
Make it to training this Wednesday 8-10pm Lido pitch Maps here
Well done to all involved in our first league game of the season, a 6-0 demolition of Chaoyang Park Rangers (please see the match report below).
It was good, but it was not the best as we’re not top of the league (the French B team won 8-1 at the weekend). Also note that our next game is likely to be much tougher, as Dong Ren trashed the Japanese of Red Cards 5-1.
I’ll send the team call for our next league game in a separate email, later.
Match report for Summer Palace vs Chaoyang Park Rangers, league game, played on Saturday 17th September 2011, Chaoyang Stadium
As defending champions of the first division it was important to make a good start of the new league season. Things did not start too smoothly however with Chaoyang Stadium being used as a concert venue and some unhelpful security staff making access to the football pitches a little difficult.
But things improved rapidly. The 18 members of our squad, plus a few supporters all made it to the pitch eventually and the rangers turned up with 11 players, which was a relief. At last we could kick off the game, although 25 minutes late.
From the start, Palace looked good, passing the ball fast and with our wide players, Ben Roberts on the left and Lee Russell on the right giving their full-backs plenty to worry about. With less than 10 minutes played, Amir opened the scoring with a great volley below the bar, following a cross by Lee Russell. Not long after that Jim So double our lead and after 30 minutes, one of the Rangers’ central defender scored an own-goal, turning Lee Russell’s fierce cross past his own goalkeeper under no particular pressure. The nearest the rangers came to reducing the deficit was just before half-time when they had a good spell and their centre-forward failed to convert into a goal a good cross that had eluded all our defense. Half –time: 3-0 for Palace.
The second half went more or less the same way as the first did with Palace having plenty of possession, our defense doing an excellent job, but we just could not convert into goals the numerous chances we created. So the score stayed at 3-0 for another 30 minutes until Fei Yan, Lee Russell and Jim So could finally scored 3 more goals. Final score 6:0.
After the game, most of the squad members gather in Luga’s for some food and drink.
New recruit, Nils Jakobsen was voted Donkey for forgetting that he was playing full-back and Jim So got Man-of-the-Match for his brace of goals and for playing “the game of his life”.
Training this Wednesday 8-10pm. please try and be there before 8pm so we start our session on time.
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The league starts this coming weekend! be there
Palace,Due to the snow we could not play last weekend, our game vs Lao Hu Inter has been postponed to a later date not yet scheduled.Hopefully we can finally resume our football season this coming saturday, 5th of March. We are playing bottom-of-the-league Chaoyang Park Rangers. Kick off is scheduled for 2PM, the venue is the same as usual for Summer Palace, that is to say Chaoyang Stadium on Yaojiayuan Lu. Who is available?Cheers,PatrickPS: Remember that we have a training session tomorrow evening, wednesday 2nd March, at the Lido (Side Gongyuan), 8-10PM. As we have a lot of players available for the weekend games and that the squad is limited to 18 players, priority will be given to the guys who make the effort to come to training.PPS: If you have not yet pick-up your new kit, please arrange with Jason Dorey to bring it to you tomorrow so that we don’t have to spend so much time to distribute the kit on saturday before the game, cheers. The deposit for the kit is 200 rmb.
Palace,The winter break is finally over. Our next league game, against Lao Hu Internazionale (= WAB) is scheduled for this coming weekend, saturday 26th February, kick off scheduled at 12 noon, Chaoyang Stadium. Be there at 11:30 am latest. Can you make it?We have now a new kit. If you have not got one already, try to make it to indoor football tonight (monday 21st, 8pm Canadian School). Jason Dorey is holding the kits in his office and he’s organizing the distribution. It’s 200 kuai deposit, unless you signed up this current season in which case you won’t have to pay a deposit again but you will have to give back the old kit you got earlier this season.Remember we also have a training session this wednesday, 8-10pm at the Lido,Cheers,Patrick