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[SPL News] Happy Snake Year

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,

Well the year of the dragon comes to an end but the SPL is in full swing ! We had our last three games before the Chinese New Year.

  • Super 48 2-3 Gremio

It looks like the Super 48 managed to find the secret to keep their defense tight 1) their goalie is getting bigger and bigger so that he covers more of the goal area 2) they form a diamond shaped blue wall during the game 3) they do some voodoo ritual before the game. It worked against the Lions and now it worked against Gremio. First half was only 2-1 and the second half Gremio missed two penalties, they hit the post several times. Good to see super 48 getting stronger !

  • Pistolera Bulls 0-1 Flamenkos

Bilgins team unbeaten run came to an end by an early goal scored by newcomer Dave. The Flamenkos don’t score much but this time the only goal gave them the full three points. Man of the match was the Flamenkos goalie as he stood in the way on several occasions. The last 5 minutes of the game the Pistolera Bulls got 5 corner but couldn’t score. No cards this game which left Bilgin rather disappointed !

Strong wind at waigaoqiao gave the Lions an advantage in the first half as they started more aggressive. The game was battled in the midfield where the Lions found it easier to make combinations. Garret scored two rare goals and Ahmet made it 0-3. In the second half the Lions kept a clean sheet and took all three points to go on top of the SPL because the Cowboys didn’t play and are on a long Chinese New Year break !


As we are starting the year of the snake its good to study what we can expect for the players and teams in the SPL in 2013.

Snake is a no-limb animal with fork-like tongue. Although, Snake uses its tongue to smell, people don’t like the spitting tongue which is associated with mouth action, possibly argumentation. Therefore, the Snake has the potential to hurt people relationship, especially, when Tiger and Monkey are around.

2012 Year of Black Dragon was the last year of Wood cycle. 2013 Snake year is the beginning year of the Fire cycle (Snake, Horse and Sheep). If people’s lucky element is Wood, then their fortune will slow down. If the people’s lucky element is Fire, then their fortune will begin to take off. The energy of Wood is on the East side. The energy of Fire is on the South side. The Element’s Luck is turning from East (Wood) to South (Fire) in 2013.

Before predicting your luck in 2013, you have to know what Type of Element you are and what your Lucky Element is from your Astrology Birth Chart. The Lucky Element is the major factor to determine people’s fortune. 2013 is the Year of the Black Water Snake, which contains Fire, Metal and Earth. If your Lucky Element is Fire, Metal or Earth, then 2013 will bring you some degree of fortune. Since 2013 is Water Snake year, people whose lucky element is Water will obtain fortune in 2013. Fire is the opposite element of Water. People whose lucky element is Fire can get some benefits, however, will reach the limitation.

Famous snake people :  Mao,Ghandi,John F Kennedy, Picasso,Brook Shields


Trust it’s all clear now where your team is going next year ! Enjoy the break stay fit and healthy !


Freek – SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee

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