Shanghai Lions Football Club

[SPL News] SPL title race wide open

Amigo’s and Amiga’s,

Slowly we see some Christmas decorations popping up in the City ! Temperatures are dropping and winter is around the corner ! I am praying everyday for snow during the Santa Cup ! Talking about the Santa Cup we have 16 teams confirmed for December the 16th and this weekend  the draw will be done by M. Santa himself !

Last Sunday we had perfect football conditions blue sky 15 degrees and still green grass and good games of football ! The top 4 of the SPL is within two points of each making it very interesting this anniversary season !

  • ERS 2-5 Cowboys

Two very well managed teams fighting for glory. Our French Friends had no answer for the fast counter attacks of the Cowboys esp striker Zhuang was a threat. Cowboys took a solid 0-2 lead but ran into trouble when their defender was sent off after a second booking. This made the game more interesting and right after half time ERS pulled one back and forced the Cowboys more and more in defense. However the Cowboys kept scoring on fast breaks and with their win became the new SPL leaders for the first time in their SPL history !

  • Marlins 11-0 Pistolera Bulls

Its very rare for the Pistolera Bulls not to score in a game and to concede 11 goals. We tried to contact Bilgin after the game to ask for his comments but the phone was turned off. Beside his poor team performance he was also not happy NOT to have received a yellow card in this game ! Marlins are on a rampage for goal difference. Fedja already netter 20 goals, defenders and goalkeepers you cannot say we didn’t warn you in advance !

  • Gremio 2-3 Lions

You can almost call this game “el classico” ! Always a good game of football, hard fast and fair ! Lions were so motivated for the game that within 10 minutes they scored twice and Gremio realized they needed to regroup themselves fast as otherwise it could go very wrong.They did that before half time with a strong strike from Xu. Lions knew that they needed to score another goal to be safe and they did that but………………in their own net after it bounced off the cross bar by Dave ! 2-2 and 15 minutes to go temperatures were rising but the Lions seemed more composed and clinched the winner by their young striker Martin.

  • Super 48 2-7 Shanghai 2000

Good to see Super 48 scoring more goals and for Shanghai 2000 it was their third victory as rooky in the SPL !


If you like to update your team page on our website please send the relevant info/pictures to Frederick. We noticed that a few teams still are pointless in the league but within the next couple of games that should be sorted out as they will play against each other.

25 Nov 2012 Schedule is on:

  • 1000-1200 Gremio – Flamenkos
  • 1200-1400 Lions – ERS
  • 1400-1600 Japan – Galacticos
  • 1400-1600 Cowboys – Shanghai 2000 @ Century Park

Enjoy the games and hopefully the forecasted rain will disappear !


Freek – SPL President on behalf of the SPL Committee !

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