Dear Citizens all over the world,
Forbidden City FC is sending you warm Christmas greetings and our best wishes for a wonderful New Year of health, happiness and fun.
In the first half of the 2011/12 season both teams continued to play magnificent football. Forbidden City is tied for first place in the Premier League with 8 wins and 1 draw while Summer Palace is in second place of the First Division with 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Off the pitch we have been spending quite a bit of time in Beijing’s nightlife and Teppanyaki scene and we are also often seen at Luga’s who is sponsoring us for the 4th season. A recent highlight was the FCFC Xmas party with over 60 people.
If you are in the region then mark the Easter weekend (7&8 April) in your calendar because that’s when we’ll roll up in Bangkok for a weekend of football.
All the best from us. Be safe. Peace.
Forbidden City FC
Christmas is coming. For religion of another sort, here’s a little update for those dreaming of a Bangkok Easter…
Easter weekend is April 6-9, UK/HK etc public holiday.
Qingming Tomb Sweeping is April 5-7, official China holiday.
GAS Bangkok Far Easter Tour is April 7-8 – see the 2011 rules attached.
The tournament is played at Pattana School on beautiful grass pitches and is an 11 a-side, 11 min-half, no off-side, bonus for 3 goals open to all cup played over two days.
I’ve looked at some flights, Thai is looking good, as always.
FOR THOSE WITH LESS TIME:
1. TG615 FRI 06/04/12 PEK-BKK 17:05 – 21:20
2. TG674 SUN 08/04/12 BKK-PEK 23:50 – 05:30
OR WITH MORE TIME:
1. TG615 WED 04/04/12 PEK-BKK 17:05 – 21:20
2. TG614 MON 09/04/12 BKK-PEK 10:10 – 15:50
These flights are daily and at the moment all the same price
Total Price: ¥ 3,240
Or with Air China maybe a little cheaper
1. CA979 WE04APR PEK-BKK 1935 2340
2. CA980 MO09APR BKK-PEK 0100 0630
Total Price: ¥ 2,990
There are flights with Air Asia from Shenzhen to Bangkok for ¥ 1,900 (or from Macao for ¥ 1,200 !), but then you have to get there.
You can book a nice spacious apartment hotel like the Grand President for ¥ 360 per night for a double.
Or just around the corner you can have a the DS67 Suites, with rooms for up to 4 people, for B2,500, that works out as ¥ 130, per person, per night.
These places are on Sukhumvit Soi 11 / Soi 13.
Not forgetting social spending and a tournament entry fee (maybe RMB300 each depending on numbers), you can work out how much you need to budget for this trip. I suppose realistically if you book flights soon, the minimum will be ¥ 5,000
Let me know what people think, date wise, hotel wise and I will then start collecting deposits. Of course, I am up for suggestions if others want to do some planning as well.
Game vs Africa this Sunday 5pm Chaoyang stadium. are you available?
Sunday 5pm Chaoyang Stadium
please RSVP now.
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
Great start to the season with two big wins for SP and FC. let’s keep the momentum going and Join us for training tonight. Be there and make it on time!
PS: remember Friday season opening Party!!!!
FCFC got off to a good start to the footballing season this weekend with Palace beating Chaoyang Park Rangers 6 – 0 and City winning a hard fought battle against the French 1 – 0.
But as everyone at FC knows, the real season does not start until Luga has given us a free bottle of Tequila, Andy has been sick all over a toilet and Gabrielle has taken the chastity of a local schoolgirl.
So come down to Luga’s this Friday night for the Season Opening Party, starting at 8PM, for an evening of all you can eat and drink entertainment for 150RMB!
Please reply now to this email NOW so we can get an idea of numbers. Cheers