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[SPL News] Shanghai 2000 debut in the SPL

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,

With the Shanghai 2000 making their SPL debut last Sunday we are officially an 11 team 11 aside league ! Not bad if we look back at the early years of the SPL where we only had 6 teams ! More teams means more work but foremost more games and more fun for all of us ! Not many surprises on the scores last Sunday !

  • ERS 4-1 Japan

Solid win for the French who were in control of most of the game. Chamak was their hero scoring a hat-trick. Japan seems to struggle this season but are in the process of hiring a sumo wrestler to play as striker so that they can keep the ball upfront !

  • Hawks 5-0 Galacticos

Galacticos are rebuilding the squad after Danielle announced she will move to Europe at the end of the year ! Hawks are also rebuilding their squad but just the name as soon they will be named Gremio ! Very friendly game with no cards and the Hawks simply too strong for the Galacticos on the day !

  • Marlins 11-0 Super 48

Our Japanese friends didn’t manage to get their usual goal ! Marlins had no mercy for them especially not the SIFL top scorer Gui who netted 5 goals behind the blue wall !

  • Shanghai 2000 2-6 Lions

What a great pitch ! Lions had most of the possession but only scored once in the first half however tactical changes worked for the Lions and the managed to score another 5, one by the president himself who is in heavy competition with Yamada for the oldest goal scorers in the SPL trophee ! Shanghai 2000 did get two goals back when the Lions lost their focus !


One reminder to all the Captains ! This special year with 11 teams and three pitches there is not much room for postponements so please get your team organized and do not ask for postponements anymore ! If there is a possibility within the current schedule to swap some games its ok as long as all the other Captains agree !

We have a 5 games Sunday with WaigoaQiao back as venue as well !

  • 9.30-11.30 Hawks/Gremio-Super 48
  • 11.30-13.30 Pistolera Bulls – Cowboys
  • 13.30-15.30 Marlins – Galacticos
  • 10.00-12.00 Lions – Japan @ Waigaoqiao
  • 14.00-16.00 Shanghai 2000 – ERS @ Century Park


Lets make it a great weekend with Good Friendly and Fair Football in Shanghai ! Long live the SPL !


Freek – SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee

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