Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions stay on top of SIFL & SPL


It was great to see the lions back into action after the Chinese New Year holiday ! It seemed the extra training session last week paid off as we got good results for both teams!

[ SIFL ] Azzurri FC 0-6 Shanghai Lions (23 Feb 2013)

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Saturday,  the game versus the Azzurri was described as being the most important of the season and for the first time we started to talk about the Championship! Was it nerves or the great weather whatever it was we didn’t play well in the first half. However the Azzurri with barely 11 players on the field couldn’t capitalize on it and because our forwards couldn’t score it was a cross from our right back / capitano Jerome which ended up to our left back Remy who easily scored! Jerome felt a bit dizzy after that and urged us to get sugar form him. The only sugar we could get was a bottle of vitamin water but it seemed to work.

As second half started, we brought on our highly motivated substitutes and that changed the game. First it was Jerome “high” on vitamins who launched a rocket straight in the top corner… surely a candidate for goal of the season! Matthieu scored twice with his head giving him more reason not to cut his hair and Jonny scored AGAIN with his right foot (he’s lefty). To conclude, Romain had a solid one on one and scored while Gwenn had the same one on one few minutes later but didn’t score……. 6-0 good result and good time to celebrate 12 games unbeaten and 69 goals scored with 13 conceded with some ice cold beers!

Next week is a cup game a must win as we go for the double this season!

[ SPL ] Galacticos FC 0-11 Shanghai Lions (24 Feb 2013)

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Sunday, we had a small selection for the game but an opponent not to worry about as they were in the bottom of the SPL with zero points. We needed to work on our goal difference and that’s just what we did. As usual we started slow and wasted a few open changes, Joel had a rare penalty miss I wonder what he was thinking before he kicked the ball as it went into orbit. Ahmet had his usual miss 80 cm before the open goal. So only 2-0 at half time and Terao-san had to leave us because of his work.

In 2nd half, we changed to formation and we started to play well. Galacticos were down to 10 man and out of all people Gwen managed to score two goals… He should have scored at least 5 but 3 times he was referring to “Putain Putain” while missing the target… Not sure what is his connection with “Putain” as he doesn’t drink and drive. Michael our born to be striker had the easiest of headers but his eye sight let him down as the goal was too close for him to see properly! Ok, we ended up winning 11-0 and Thomas our goalie had one shot on goal, a busy day for him!

Credit to him as we got 4 clean sheets in a row and are on top of the SPL !!

Good weekend for the Lions and good to see that we have two highly motivated teams. Next Sunday our veterans will start their first League game of the season!


Go Lions / Cheers


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