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Cup: FCFC vs Lao Hu International

CITYY!!

Cup game this coming weekend vs Lao Hu international.

Date: Sunday 4th of September
Time: 2pm
Location: Lido Pitch

Please let me know if you’re available. In the next few days i will send out the selected squad.

Cheers,

Philippe

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Cup: Summer Palace vs Chaoyang Park Rangers

Hello Summer Palace and new signings!

Summer Palace vs Chaoyang Park Rangers Cup Match 4PM Sunday 28/8 Lido Pitch

The IFFC season is fast approaching and the IFFC Cup draw has taken place.  Our first match is against Chaoyang Park Rangers, this Sunday at 4pm at the Lido Pitch.

Manager Patrick is away this week, so please confirm your availability now!  Captain Ben will choose the squad, with a maximum of 18 players listed.

Reply today so the squad can be announced on Friday. Sorry for the late notice, Patrick will normally be more organized than this.

Reply now

Many thanks,
Pikey

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Weekly Update (IFFC Cup semi-final)

BBBoooyyyyaaa

City made it to the Final!!!
A tough game against a much improved Vikings side saw City dominate in the 1st half score two goals and then rely on penalty wizard JDorey to secure a well deserved place in the IFFC Thomas Marechal Cup Final!!!!
Ally Russell and Adam Ferry were the 1st half goal scorers
MOM: JD for his massive double shot stop on the penalty!!!
DOM: Philippe (I’m starting to see a trend here) for giving away a pathetic penalty.
See you Sunday!
City!
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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G16: Summer Palace vs Lao Hu Internazionale

Palace,Please find below:1- a short match report of our last game played vs Shenzhen Development Bank2- the match schedule for April and updated stats3- the team call for our next game.1- Match Report for Summer Palace vs Shenzhen Dev Bk (played on Saturday 19th March): We kept going our winning streak, now extended to 6 win in a row, but it was not that easy. We started the game very well, pilling pressure on their defence especially attacking the wings with Ally and Ben making great runs. We were rewarded by Ally scoring the first goal thanks to Matt harassing their central defenders. We however missed quite a few good chances and Shenzhen started to have more of the ball especially in midfield. Fortunately, they did not create good chances and seldom threaten to score. 1-0 at half time. The second half started more or less the same way the first finished but clever coaching from Chris (or Lee?) ended the stalemate. Old-school, Lao Cui came in for the last 30 minutes and made the difference with assists for Ally then for Matt Costello to make the final score 3-0. Matt Costello scored his 8th goal of the season and he’s now our top goal-scorer. It was also his last game for us. Well done Matt and good luck in Singapore (keep your “gold” kit, you’ll be back in Beijing playing football sooner than you expect). Overall, it was a good team performance, with solid defending and good passing.2- the schedule for the next 5 games is now online:Saturday, 26.03.2011 14:00 Chaoyang Stadium League 1st Div Summer Palace Lao Hu InternazionaleSunday, 03.04.2011 14:00 Chaoyang Stadium League 1st Div Summer Palace Beijing Celtics 02Saturday, 09.04.2011 12:00 Chaoyang Stadium League 1st Div Summer Palace French LE BSaturday, 16.04.2011 16:00 Chaoyang Stadium League 1st Div Summer Palace Azzurri FC BSaturday, 30.04.2011 12:00 Chaoyang Stadium League 1st Div Summer Palace Dragons3- This Saturday 26th of March we are playing the high-school team Lao Hu Internazionale (=WAB). Kick off scheduled at 2PM, venue is as usual Chaoyang Stadium. Who is available?Please reply ASAP and come to training on wednesday evening, Side Gongyuan 8-10PM.Cheers,Patrick

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G15: Summer Palace vs Shenzhen Dev Bank

Palace,We had a tough game last Saturday, beating a strong Barbarians team 3-1. We played very well at the start of the game, creating several good chances and taking the lead early on. Manuel scored the first goal with a long range shot, then a second from close range after their keeper had parried a couple of shots. Our third goal came from a good cross by Jason Dorey that Matt Costello did well to convert into a goal by tackling the ball passed their keeper. However even at 3-0 down the Barbs were still dangerous and got one back just before half-time. In the 2nd half we had very few chances to add a goal and had to spend most of the time defending, with Stefan making a couple of good saves to deny their strikers. We hold on and finally won 3-1.Well done to all 17 players involved, especially Manuel (voted Man-of-the-Match for his 2 goals) and Edouard (voted Donkey for, it seems(?), no reason).This coming Saturday, 19th March, we are playing the Chinese side Shenzhen Development Bank. Kick off is scheduled for 4 PM and the venue is as usual Chaoyang Stadium. Shenzhen Bank currently ranks low in the league table but we should be cautious as we could only managed a draw (3-3) against them earlier this season.Who is available?PatrickPS: Training session as usual on Wednesday evening, 8-10PM at the Side Gongyuan pitch near the Lido

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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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G13: Summer Palace vs Chaoyang Park Rangers

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.

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G12: FCFC vs Azzurri

CCCCIIIITTYYY

Late night beers in dingy bars, Pollution filled lungs, Dodgy pitches and even dodgier opponents, Aaron stepovers, and Philippe Tantrums…yep that’s right: FOOTY IS BACK!!!
We’ve won all our games so far with spirit, determination and (questionable) style, No reason we cant rise to the Challenge and keep this going through out the season. To make this happen the team will need every single one of you! So put you your weekend plans with the wife on hold – tell the Boss Footy comes first and No fake Matty injuries/hangovers either ;)! You’re City till you die!
UPCOMING GAMES:
League game: FCFC vs Azzurri
where: Lido
when: Sunday 27 Feb 12pm KO
ARE YOU AVAILABLE? RSVP NOW!
Cup game: FCFC vs Sexy FC
where: Chaoyang Stadium
when: Tuesday 1 March 8:30pm KO
(Please note this game is next Tuesday)
ARE YOU AVAILABLE? RSVP NOW!
Some of you are also on the Palace list let me know which matches you can come to: all 3 just 2 or 1. let me know, and Patrick, Ben and I will decide on SQUADS!
Cant wait! Booya!!
Philippe
PS: Trainings have of course resumed (Wednesdays 8pm Lido) but Futsal is now over . 5s starts soon and should you wish to join our 5s teams please let Darren, Patrick, Ben Roberts and myself know. Thanks
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