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FCFC October Break Season Update

We made sure that this season started with the traditional FCFC bang as we welcomed new members during our Season Opening Party @ longstanding FCFC watering hole Lugas in Sanlitun. Throughout the night, we discovered that Fran wasn’t lying when he said he can’t drink, acknowledged FCFC’s biggest dick and watched some great videos from FCFC stars of the past (Ivan). New guys such as Christoph and Pedro stepped up to remind us that despite the demolitions currently taking place in Sanlitun, FCFC can still bring the party…

So far this year has seen some quality football in the IFFC Premier League from Forbidden City. Four games, four wins, with 16 goals scored. Despite initial fitness issues causing problems for City in the second half of some games, we are now top by two points – long may it continue!

Ollie is currently leading the scoring charts for the club with six goals, whilst newbie Pedro and old timer Mehmet have three and two goals respectively. With tough matches against French L’Equipe in the Cup and Beijing Celtic in the league coming up, if you are not playing come and support City and cheer the lads on as they continue their quest for what could be a memorable league and cup double if the football Gods continue to favour us!

Despite a tough start to the 2017/18 season for Summer Palace in the IFFC First Division, the team has been gaining momentum with each game, culminating in a 5-0 thrashing of Chaoyang Park Rangers and some quite exquisite football against Too Sexy in the final match before the October break. Despite not managing to get over the line and win that game, further performances like that should see Palace make a strong push towards the league’s summit once a long string of pre-Christmas games resume on October 21st against Celtic Beijing. With the league wide open, it is all to play for for the mighty Palace!

On a less positive note, we have already said goodbye to FCFC lothario, Denis, who was top-scorer for Palace this season so far (both on and off the pitch) before deciding to make the switch to Shanghai, ensuring the FCFC tradition of meiyou mingtian continues to spread…

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training tomorrow 2pm canadian school

hi guys,

Training in the afternoon tomorrow at the canadian school outside pitch. for maps follow the link below.

http://www.cisb.com.cn/page/contact_us/maps.php

nearest subway stop is liangmaqiao on line 10

Cheers,

see you all there!

Philippe

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G3: Summer Palace vs Barbarians B

Palace,After a very long break, we can finally resume our football season.Our next league game is to be played this SUNDAY, 17th of October against the Barbarians B. The venue is Chaoyang Stadium and the time of kick off is 12 Noon, please be at the pitch at 11:30 am.Who is available?PLEASE REPLY VERY SOON YES/NO. This is especially valid if you want to play, we have now a large squad and we are only allowed 18 names on the team sheet. Attending training and replying quickly to emails are the main criteria I will use to make my selection (if needed).Patrick (mobile: 135 0108 4340)PS: remember that we have our training session this evening, wednesday 13th, 8-10pm at the Lido (Side Gongyuan).PPS: the fixture list for the first part of the season (before the winter break) is now online, check the IFFC website for details: http://www.iffc1994.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1508&Itemid=99

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Rowan talking Chinese football in bed with Maradona

China craves sporting recognition and has a huge passion for football, but development of the domestic game has been blighted by corruption and general apathy. Rowan Simons refuses to allow Chinese football to wallow in the gutter. Egan Richardson on an influential figure in Beijing.
Chinese Football Stadium

Chinese Football Stadium

Few British people have as deep an understanding of and passion for China as Rowan Simons, who moved to Beijing in the late 1980s and has lived there ever since. He has enough in his media businesses to keep him busy – the group consists of three companies, and does everything from media production to strategic consulting, from event organising to communications – but one thing has given him a sense of mission.“Football has always been my passion,” says Simons in a phone interview conducted with radio86.com just before he ran out of the door for a training session. “I started playing as soon as I came to China, but I realised very quickly that football in China was very different from football in the UK, and elsewhere. In the mid-90s I was lucky enough to be a co-commentator on English Premier League and FA Cup matches on Bejing TV, so I became very well known to football fans as the English guy who talked about football.” (more…)

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FCFC – the weekly news

Hey Guys,First off a big thanks to all those that made it out on Sunday for our friendly against the French, twas good to gage the fitness of all concerned..and clearly our World Cup hangover has yet to clear away. But no worries, with training and the 5 aside league having started we all have the chance to get back to our best levels of fitness to once again fight for top spot in both divisions…if you’ve recently visited our websites www.forbiddencityfc.com & http://www.webteams.co.uk/Home.aspx?team=forbiddencity you would have hopefully noticed the new and improved look and recent updates. Cheers Pikey. Remember to keep visiting them to keep in touch with your teams latest stats and news.Finally a quick reminder to all that both Palace and City will be involved this coming weekend: Palace get an early start to the season with the Cup 1st round (Patrick will be in touch) and City meet the French once again on Sunday 2pm Lido for our last pre-season friendly (more details later this week).See you in training this eveningCheers,Philippe

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FCFC Training – Wed, 18/08 10-11.30pm – Lido Pitch

Citizens,Just a quick reminder about TRAINING tomorrow night. In preparation for the season to come let s have a great turn out this week!Time: 18 August, 10-11.30pm (be there at 9.45pm)Location: Lido Pitch, Side Park (map on FCFC website below)Please quickly reply to this email, indicating whether you are coming (YES) or not (NO).Make the effort and see you soonCheersPhilippe

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Can you Make Training / Match

Dear City!
This week there will be training on Wednesday at 7.45pm at Lido as usual, and City will play against Africa Sunday at 1.15 at Lido. I hope we can get as organised as possible so please take a moment to let me know about your availability. I really hope everyone can make a light training session so we can run over a few technical things.reply now to-1/ Training, Wednesday Lido 7.45.pm meet2/ Match, Sunday Lido 1.15pm meetCheersJames

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FCFC-TV: City vs. Azz

FCFC-TV presents another episode of fun football in Beijing. Watch the mighty City take on the Azzurris in front of record attendance as the weather warms up. “Most fans that ever came to City match”, said football pundit Matthew D. OnkyThe going wide pays off. Sheff is on camera with more than two shots on goal and leaping ahead in the ‘who’s the best left winger’ competition, much to Blaine’s dismay. Blaine’s still got the looks though.Getting bored with all his vacation time after selling loads of electronics to friends, Alex is auditioning for a Hollywood career, giving a Florence Nightingale impression.When Philippe is not not chasing the ball he is running circles around Azz players (“every fucking time”). You better leave the ball for him.‘Google Me’ is coming on in the second half, though unfortunately the camera missed his coming off. The camera didn’t miss someone else’s walk of shame though, but not today and here.And what is Ferry doing?All in all, captured 5 out of 7 goals and about 20 shots on goal. Not too bad.

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Start of the Season!

Dear Citizens!This year is the year of the tiger, and this year is our year CITIZENS!!!So lets have a roaring start to the season by coming down to a first outdoors training this WEDNESDAY 23rd st Lido ( tomorrow 7.45pm) to give yourself the best start for football this campaign!This weekend lets rip into our opponents! Palace play the French @ Chaoyang stadium SATURDAY meet 3.30pm. With City tearing into the Russians at Lido SUNDAY meet 3.15pmI will be looking towards the fittest tigers to be selected for this game, so make sure you give yourself the best opportunity to get a shift on this Wednesday,REPLY NOW FOR-

-WEDNESDAY 23rd Training Lido 7.45pm-SATURDAY 27th Palace v French 3.30pm Chaoyang Stadium-SUNDAY 28th City v Russia 3.15pm LidoCan YOU come?

CheersJamesGRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

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GAME- SATURDAY! v Sexy 1pm Canadian school or 1.30 Dulwich

Dear Citizens!!!!!The game will now be on SATURDAY v Sexy FC meeting 1.00pm at Canadian school or Dulwich (legend garden campus exit 7 airport expressway) at 1.30pmPlease let me know if you can play and if you will meet at Canadian school at 1.00pm or Dulwich at 1.30pm?Absolutely everyone is welcome to play!PLEASE REPLY NOW!!!!!!!!Thanks James

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