Playing at 4’o clock didn’t help as it was sizzling hot 35 degrees and no cooling breeze to be found. We got a good bunch of Lions some old (Garret) and some new ! Some arrived late blaming the traffic however a recent survey on traffic in China pointed out that the traffic in Shanghai over the last three months was the worst in China even worse than Beijing.
Japan is always a good opponent for friendlies as they never stop running. In the end over the 3 x 30 minutes we managed to score 5 goals and gave one to the Japanese.
After the game we were off to celebrate Azzedine’s 30th birthday and looking at the Lions turn out at Muse on the Bund we don’t have to worry about our team spirit ! Great Party and thanks goes to Big Johns help who unfortunately couldn’t attend due to his knee injury !
Next will be a special training session this Saturday for now its planned at Century Park from 1000-1200. A World Champion Taekwondo will teach the lions some Martial Art Secrets which we can use during our tough season ahead of us. Don’t miss this unique experience.
On Sunday we booked the Jinqiao field from 1400-1600 for a training for youth and veterans but senior players who like to get in shape and put some extra work on are more than welcome to join !
On the weekend of 6 and 7 September we will have the Lions Cup and the Shanghai Masters !
It’s great to be a Lion ! Cheers Freek