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[SPL News] It’s getting exciting at the Top

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,

We had a full 4 game program in Jinqiao and even were honored to have ICS TV paying us a visit. Its good to see that people recognize the SPL as a “Grown Up” and “Exciting League”. Next season will be our 10th year and surely we will be pleased to organize a party ! This year the title race is still in full force with the Hawks and Hard Days Night and the Lions looking to have the best cards and ERS the team in form can be still be a dangerous outsider !

  • Japan – Flamenkos 3-0 Quite a surprise result.  Japan seems to get stronger by the week and after a 0-0 first half they got the goal they were looking for. Flamenkos started to attack by full force but were denied a few times by the Japan Goalie and the linesman. Japan played the counter attack and were very happy to get 3 points !
  • Lions – Hawks 3-0 Top flight game ! The Lions needed a win to stay in the race and started off well. They controlled the midfield and found the net twice behind the Tall Hawks goalie in the first half. Second half the Hawks were stronger but half way the Lions got the killer goal 3-0 by a header from Joel.
  • Hard Days Night – Galacticos 6-2 Before hand Danielle expected a lack of Galacticos players due to overseas commitments but there were Yellow Jerseys everywhere at least 18 players I counted which is a good sign for the last games of the season. Steve the Hard Days Night manager was complaining about the “hang over’s” of his players and the play displayed but on the other hand with their win they came to within one point of SPL League leaders the Hawks.
  • Pistolera Bulls – Super 48 3-0 Super 48 is getting more serious by the day. As they were practicing many set pieces before the game. The Pistolera’s badly needed a win as the pressure on Bilgin was building up ! A clean sheet was more than welcome as well !

A quick look at the SPL top scorers as that competition is as well heating up !

  1. 16 goals Nils (Pistolera Bulls)
  2. 13 goals Joel (Lions) / Peter and Fedja 13 goals (Hard Days Night)

Recently we get approached by people who like to offer services or products to the SPL we welcome that as long as its related to Sports and can benefit SPL players. Here are two examples :

  1. Jon Robinson is an exercise physiologist and is conducting a seminar on April 21 from 1400-1600 PM at Big Bamboo Nanyang Lu Puxi about how to help people with back and neck aches and other pains, especially good for SPL players. He offers 100 rmb discount on the entry fee for SPL players 150 rmb only i.o. 250 rmb (including the seminar material and a drink)
  2. We got contacted by Selcuk Kisa who works for Emiran Hotels Group In Turkey. The have state of the art soccer training facilities which are used by pro clubs like Zenith, Borussia, Hungary national team etc.. for training camps. So if you want to properly prepare for the next SPL season pls contact / he will be in shanghai 17th of May and available to meet you after 1400 pm

This Sunday we have three good games on the menu !  Weather should be good !

  • 1000-1200 Flamenkos – Galacticos
  • 1200-1400 Lions – Hawks
  • 1400-1600 ERS – Cowboys

Forget the Formula One in Shanghai nothing better than running behind a ball with your Friends on a Sunday !

See you all on Sunday / Cheers Freek / SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee

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