The veterans starts to look like a serious group of players now and it was great to see 17 players showing up for the clash against England. It’s quite interesting to see that actually we can keep the Lions spirit in the legs of the over 35 years old players. England played their long balls as a trade mark whereas we focused on our short simple passes in order to save our energy which was the right thing to do in the polluted air ! In the end we kept a clean sheet and scored 5 goals which was good enough to keep us in the lead of the veteran league. A very good warm up for the Shanghai Masters next weekend. We have a very good and strong and motivated line up for the two days event and hope we can clinch that title for the third time !
In Jinqiao we had senior players and youth players showing up for the pre-season training session. It was great to see many motivated youth players showing up and Azz give them a solid session a combination of fun and hard work out exercises. Simon gave the seniors a hard time knowing that the new season is around the corner and knowing that it will be one of the hardest if we want to clinch the title for three times in a row. It was nice to have 4 Colombian students join our training and it shows that we are multi-cultural Club !
This coming weekend we have two major events for the Lions / First its our own organized Lions Cup on Saturday where we will have two Lions teams participating and over the two days we have the Shanghai Masters for the over 40 players !
Lets enjoy the last part of summer and hopefully clinch some silverware !