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G2: Summer Palace vs Dong Ren

Palace,

Our next league game is against a new team, called Dong Ren. They should be a lot tougher to beat than the Chaoyang Park rangers as they won against Red Stars 5-1 last weekend.
The game is scheduled for this Saturday, 24th of September, kick off at 2PM, and we’ll play at the Lido (=Side Gongyuan). Meet at pitch at 1:30PM.

Who wants to play?

Please reply as soon as possible, even if you’re not available. As we have many players available I won’t bother chasing people up if they don’t reply to the team call.

See you at training tomorrow, Wednesday 21st, 8-10pm at the Lido

Cheers,
Patrick

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G1: FCFC vs French Le

Citizens,

Well done on Sunday, it was a much improved game from the City compared to our Cup game! let’s keep aiming high and pushing ourselves!

Our first game of the season will be against the French. Make yourselves available and let me know ASAP.

When: Sunday
Where: Lido
Time: 2pm

Cheers,
Philippe

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Friendly: Summer Palace vs Barbarians

Palace,

I’ve finally made some progress regarding the organization of a friendly game for this bank holiday weekend vs the Barbarians A/B Club.

The best we could get is to play on Monday afternoon (3pm kick off) at the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) – see attached Google map link for the location.

http://maps.google.com.hk/maps?q=western+academy+beijing+map&hl=en&ll=39.982645,116.516533&spn=0.129955,0.21801&fb=1&gl=hk&view=map&cid=1872001232261131045&brcurrent=3,0×0:0x0,0&z=12&vpsrc=6&iwloc=A

the address is:
Western Academy of Beijing
10 Lai Guang Ying dong Lu
北京市朝阳区来广营东路10号
北京京西学校

Are you available?
Please reply ASAP.

Cheers,
Patrick

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FCFC season 2011-2012

Citizens,

With such a fantastic 2010-2011 season behind us its already  time to look forward and start planning for the season ahead. here are a few key football dates to look forward to:

– IFFC Championship 1st division (SP) and Premier League (FC): September 17/18

– IFFC Thomas Marechal Cup 1st and 2nd round: August 27/28 – September 3/4

– BT6 Beijing Amateur Champions Tournament 9 aside (6weeks): August 13 (selected 25 tbc by monday)

– 7 aside Lido tournament (4weeks every thursday): July 14 (to play please RSVP to FCFC)

– 5 aside dates tbc please contact Darren (FCFC) Jason C (SPFC) for participation

Please note training will resume in early August (dates tbc). In the meantime should you want to take part in the 5s or 7 aside games please let us know!

As we build on the achievement of the 2010-2011 season, if you have any mates with good skills and a soft spot for beer fuelled parties, now is the time to get them involved and have them contact FCFC or join one of our training sessions!

Let’s have a massive season both on and off the pitch!

Cheers,

Philippe

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Summer Palace vs Dulwich Lions

Palace,

Our next league game is scheduled for next saturday, 21st May. Currently we should play at the Chaoyang stadium for a 2 pm kick off, however the venue and time of kick off may change (especially the kick off).

Who is available?
Cheers,
Patrick

PS: try your best to attend the training session on wednesday 17th. As City will play a catch-up league game that day, we will need as many Palace players as possible to make the training session worthwhile.

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Summer Palace vs ISB Dragons

Palace,

Our next league game is this coming saturday, 30th of April. We are playing against ISB Dragons, a team that we have never managed to beat in the past. Over the last 3 seasons, the stats so far are 1 draw and 5 defeats, including 2 this season already: 5-7 in the cup, and 3-4 in the league. On current form, I hope we can finally get a win against them.

Kick off is scheduled for 12 noon at Chaoyang Stadium, meet at the pitch at 11:30AM.

Who is available?
Please reply ASAP and don’t forget the training session on wednesday, 8-10 PM at the Lido.
Cheers,
Patrick

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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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