Shanghai Lions Football Club

Bilgin going for President of China !

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,


We cannot complain about the weather in Shanghai ! It was perfect for football last Sunday and all the teams playing enjoyed their games ! Our spirit is good and hopefully soon we get our first full 6 games program in Shanghai.


We had 4 games played and all in fair spirit and with a lot of goals ! We received compliments about the refereeing officials which is good to hear as without them we have no games !


Galacticos – Super 48 1-8

You can call it el classico as both team have been battling hard in the last years to stay out of the bottom. This time Super 48 clinched their largest win sofar in SPL history and Galacticos claimed that the opponent played like Super 28. Fitness was the key in this game and that’s why we see the big score line. Galacticos is rebuilding their squad and are highly motivated to get it right this time with new management in place.


SFLFC – Marlins 1-5

Great game of football ! Both teams playing open and attacking football both with British Style. Kevin the referee always trying to keep the game going was a plus and one of the lines ladies was one of the best officials in the China Pro-League.

The Marlins took a 3-1 lead but in the second half the result could swing both ways 3-2 or 4-1 in the end the Marlins took the win with 2 more goals !



ERS – Gremio 0-2

It was a frustrating day for our French players as they had several opportunities to get a goal versus Gremio / Each time they play Gremio they get close to beat them but each time the final result is against them. This time it was no difference with a solid win for Gremio who are still unbeaten this season !


Pistolera – Japan 7-2

As per the picture attached Bilgin decided to manage the Bulls from a distance and go for the next Chinese election ! Magic it worked at they got their highest win over Japan in 15 years and no yellow card for Bilgin !

Japan is still struggling how the divide the older players vs the youngers players in a squad of 40 players. Any suggestion pls drop an email to Yamada-san !

This coming Sunday we were unlucky to have to cancel one SPL game as the Jinqiao pitch got damaged by the family day of last weekend ! As we all try to cooperate each other we hope it will benefit our field in the spring !

Games on this coming weekend :

1200-1400 Super 48 – Cowboys at SRFC WQG

1200-1400 Japan – ERS at SRFC WGQ

1400-1600 Pistolera Bulls – Lions at SRFC WGQ

Enjoy the games and keep up the great SPL Spirit !

Cheers Freek / SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee !

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