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SQUAD: G2 Summer Palace vs CYPR

Palace,

Below is the list of players available for our 2nd league game to be played tomorrow, Saturday 15th at the LIDO (in Chinese = Side Gong yuan, that’s the same place where we train every Wednesday).  Time of kick off is 12 noon, meet at the pitch at 11:30 AM. Please be on time so that we can warm-up properly and start the game in good conditions. 

Cheers,

Patrick (mobile: 135 0108 xxxx)

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Friendly Match this Sunday

Hello Citizens,

Thanks to Barrie for taking a gruesome training session last night and for the 18 people who showed up, including a few new faces.

This weekend we have organised a friendly pre-season match versus a Chinese team. This Sunday, 12 pm kick of Lido Si’de Gongyuan (where we train). The game kicks off at 12 so be there for 11:30 for a match warm-up.

The match is all inclusive and is a good opportunity for the new players to take part so we can see you in match conditions – and for existing players to gain match fitness. Bring your own shinpads and a yellow training top/kit. The cost will be around ¥50 depending on numbers.

We could also do with a ref, so if someone is injured (already!) and wants to take the ref’s role, please let me know!

Please let me know your availability by Friday afternoon.

Get involved!
Pikey

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Match report for Summer Palace vs French LE B

Match report for Summer Palace vs French LE B, 26th November 2011, Lido

The weather keeps getting colder, but Palace came to the game with a red hot string of results. Joining them on the sidelines, however, were perennial contenders and longtime rivals French LE B. It was the game of the week according to many commentators and many a Chinese person was seen peering through the fence, obviously having been unable to acquire any of the sold-out tickets.
Palace may have felt edgy from all the hype before the game, but captain Ben Roberts found the right words to calm the team and get everyone focused. As a result, Palace came out firing on all cylinders and quickly put their stamp on the game. Palace’s more physical brand of football quickly led to the lion’s share of possession and eventually to Jim So taking a ball from half and passing 3 defenders to put the ball in the back of the net. Almost before French LE could adjust to Jim So’s ability to dribble, he then showed that he is clearly not a one trick pony by bursting past the last man to collect a through ball and calmly finish for his tenth goal of the season. You can’t spell SCORE without S.O. Jason Dorey also showed his class at this point by making a superb one-on-one save. Lee Russell also nearly had a fantastic goal, but his left footed strike off a Giovanni cross caromed of the corner of the goal. Then it was Barrie George up front giving the French headaches from headers, but none of his attempts yielded a goal. Oddly enough it was Ben Roberts who finally found the goal as he directed a cross into the bottom corner with his head. Yes you read that correctly, with his head. 3-0 Palace at the half.

The second half started much as the first had finished with Palace enjoying a greater part of the possession and looking far more threatening. Although none of their chances were converted at first, the pressure was building and the French defense looked ready to concede another. Finally Olliver Chesterman had his opportunity with a ball coming to him in the penalty area. The French keeper could only watch as the ball shot just inside the left post. Regardless of the score at this point French Le B were not going to lay down, and they kept pressing and defending till the end. A great run near the end of the game from Ollie produced the last goal, which Lee R knocked in with his left foot. 5-0 Palace

After watching City come from behind against Vikings, the palace boys went to Lugas where they were soon joined by the rest of the club. After much drinking and fun they voted for men and donkeys. Jim So and Giovanni were voted Men of the Match, with 5 votes each. Lee Russell got Donkey with 5 very ridiculous votes.

For people who like stats:
Palace leads the league in goals against with 6 goals conceded in 10 games
Jim so is the leading goal scorer with ten in 6 games played
Lee Russell has the highest donkeys per game average at 40%


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G9: Summer Palace vs French Le

Palace,
This week is our penultimate league game before the winter break. We are playing the French LE, who for sure will be a much tougher opposition than King World. The game is scheduled for Saturday 26th, in the morning, 11 AM kick off and the venue is the LIDO.
I repeat, the LIDO. I repeat the venue will be the LIDO.
Adam N., Jim So : please text me back to acknowledge that you understood where we will play, thanks.
Who is available, please reply ASAP and don’t forget our training session on Wednesday 8-10 pm at the Lido, as usual.
Patrick
PS: This will be the last game of Aaron T., who is returning to Singapore.
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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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Match Report Summer Palace vs ISB Dragons

Match report for Summer Palace vs ISB Dragons, League game, 12th November 2011. Side Gongyuan
It was a beautiful sunny day when Summer Palace met to face a high school team for the second time this season.  On the squad were faces new and old.  Hailing from old Mexico was Felipe, a young midfielder full of promise, and from Forbidden City we had our old friend Barrie George in goal. In a shocking decision, the captain showed up to the game sans facial hair, perhaps wanting to appear closer in age to the day’s opponents.  This flies in the face of the tenants of Movember (moustache month) and everything his club represents (teamwork, accountability, etc.).  The defense was also missing some parts, with Peter unavailable and Adam needing to conclude some business at Chaoyang sports complex before coming to the game.
After play commenced both trams began trying to impose their own style of play.  Palace opening by trying to work possession and use dangerous wing play to their advantage, and ISB using quick passing and probing with their quick strikers.  Both teams had some chances and Palace seemed more like to score after a series of set pieces.  Finally after Ben Roberts took a fine free kick, Lee Russell found himself in the right place at the right time and sent a shot through the crowd in front of goal, 1-0 Palace. Palace had no time to relax however, as the young ISB only seemed to grow more threatening after conceding and they had plenty of 13 year old firepower waiting on the sidelines. The score remained the same until halftime, despite ISB having a couples of one-on-one with only Barrie George to beat.
The halftime talk was optimistic, but it seemed that everyone knew there would be more goals in the game.  But if more goals were to be had, they would be bloody hard to come by.  Time after time Palace’s attacks came away with nothing, and Barrie George kept stunning the ISB forwards with gut wrenching saves.  These same young forwards who had taunted the City standout after the halftime whistle by calling him lucky were now finding that Barrie George makes his own luck.
Luck can go both ways, and just when it seemed that ISB simply had to have a bit of luck, Andy Mo found himself with the ball and an open net gaping.  No one needs to tell Andy Mo where to stick it 2-0 Palace. That was only justice in fact as minutes before that, the (half-blind?) referee managed to miss that one of the ISB defender had cleared the ball from behind his goal-line using both hands!!  Palace then saw the tireless Jason Dorey taking a turn at striker and doing his best to cover himself in glory and getting booked by the ref. Joining him was Felipe who showed a good deal of flair and a penchant for flick-ons.  Amir showed everyone he loves being offside as much as he loves herbs.
The game ended 2-0 in favor of the Palace, and the majority of the team stayed to see City give the Barbarians a 4-0 thrashing and then went to the traditional spot afterwards. At Lugas the voting commenced over a bottle or two of tequila and the usual amount of wisecracks. Adam walked away with the donkey with a massive nine votes for being at the wrong field at the right time.  Ben Roberts got the Man award with five votes for good play and leadership despite a woeful gaffe with the whiskers and also forgetting sunscreen again.  Really, if I looked like that after sun I would wear sunscreen to bed.
Go on Palace!
Lee Russell
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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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