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Play off game vs French LE B

Palace,

I hope you’ve now recovered from the party on sunday night celebrating for City winning the premier league in emphatic fashion.

For Palace, it was a very disappointing day: We lost against Red cards (defeat 2-3, match report to follow if I can find the time to write it, although i would appreciate if someone else did it, any volunteer??) and we also lost Rowan, who broke is collar bone and has to go through surgery (last night). He’s staying at the Beijing United hospital, near the Lido. We will pass on more info and arrange a visit to the hospital when Rowan will have recovered a little, post-surgery.

Regarding the league, we have been given a chance to redeem ourselves. As Athletico totally screwed the league by fielding a semi-pro Chinese team for the last 4 weeks and that the results of our game as well as the French LE B’s game vs Athletico are both under examination by the disciplinary committee of the League, the French LE B and us, as well as the IFFC all agreed that it would be more practical and fair to just play a “play-off game” between the French B and Palace to decide which team wins the First Division league this season.

Only players having played at least 4 games with their B teams (i.e. Summer Palace and French LE B) are allow to take part (so Philippe, Jochen, Darren, Barrie,: you’re not qualified to play in this game, sorry!).

This game will be played this saturday at 12 noon, at the Lido (Side Gongyuan). Who is available?
Please reply ASAP and don’t forget to come to training tomorrow, wednesday 8 pm at the LIDO.

Cheers,
Patrick

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FIGHT HARD LADS

C’MON THE MIGHTY CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

C’MON THE MIGHTY PALACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DO YOURSELVES PROUD BOYS!

BE ORGANISED, WORK HARD AND PARTY LIKE ONLY THE CITY CAN!!!

CLEAN UP THE TITLES!!!!!

BIG JIMBOOOOOO

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A French Outing

Hello lads,

Just a short and sweet email to invite you to participate in an afternoon of drinking icy-cold beverages whilst watching the French get whipped by Atletico. We are all aware that Atletico beating the French would mean the title would be ours if we were to beat Red Cards on sunday, so Ben Roberts and I decided it would be a good chance to begin the weekend’s festivities by catching a few rays, drinking and generally aggravating our rivals.

Kick-off is at 4pm at Chaoyang Stadium (TBC – follow up email for those who are interested) so the plan is to go there en-masse via some kind of public transport (depends how many people are up for it).

This is a huge game with regards to where we finish in the table, so I personally would like to be there to cheer on the other team, and get wasted.

If you want in, reply to this email or text either myself or Ben.

Cheers,
Chris

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FCFC Bang Bus!

Boys, we are going all out this Sunday!

We have hired a bus for the day that will be taking people to the Chaoyang Pitch in the morning for the Palace game and then taking everyone to the Lido Pitch before our final destination of Luga’s for celebrations.

The bus sets off from Gongti at 10:30AM on Sunday morning, before passing by Nongzhanlan Guan at 10:45AM and then onto the pitch.

The bus will ferry us between matches before our final stop of Luga’s at 6:45PM.

If we pass nearby on the way to Chaoyang Pitch let me know and we can make a stop.

Contact me on Sunday to let me know if you need us to pick you up or wait for you.

Cheers

Blythe

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Summer Palace vs Red Cards

Palace,

Our last league game is scheduled for this coming SUNDAY, 29th of May. Kick off scheduled at 12 noon at the Chaoyang stadium. We are playing against the Japanese team, Red Cards. Who is available? Reply ASAP and don’t forget the training session at the Lido on wednesday, 8-10pm as usual.

Cheers,
Patrick

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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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Call to arms: Palace vs Athletico

We played brilliantly against Dragons and now it’s time for another big match!

ARE YOU AVAILABLE?

At this point in time the match is scheduled for Saturday 14th, 2pm kick-off (meet at 1:15pm) at Chaoyang but that might change this week… I will email confirmation of date/time/venue when we know for sure.

Athletico can still win the league if they win all of their remaining fixtures this season so they’ll be up for it this weekend but of course, three more wins for us champions! We can show them that 8-1 was not a one-off
but a demolition they should expect against us…

Training is on Wednesday as ever, 8pm Lido.

Yeeeaaah boys!
REPLY TO THIS, NOT
PATRICK!

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IFFC Cup Final FCFC vs. Afrika

Citizens, current and former!

This Sunday, 8 May, at 4pm City will play Afrika in the IFFC Cup Final. We invite you to make your way to the Lido pitch in Side Park. It would be awesome if we could welcome a great contingent of the Yellow Army at the match to support the lads.

For those of you who have been somewhat out of touch lately: City is 19 for 19 in the Premier League this season so far; if you add three cup matches that’s 22 wins in 22 games. It’s almost out of this world. We would have definitely giving ManU a better battle than those Schalke tossers. FYI, Palace is top of the First Division and currently on an 11 game winning streak. With three games to go in the league we are certainly destined for glory in both league competitions, too.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Cheers,

Jochen

Chairman
Forbidden City FC

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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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