Monday, February 15, 2010

Supporters' Club 5-a-side fixtures released

Dear City Fans,

To all of those who are participating in the upcoming 5-a-side tournament as part of the Australian Supporters Weekend in Sydney here are the pools for the competition as well as a couple of ground rules.

After a few enquiries regarding footwear, trainers and rubber studs are all good but NO Blades, shin pads are compulsory, should you have a specific enquiry then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The pitches are 3rd generation artificial surfaces which means that should the weather turn the competition will not be affected.

The first games will start at 10:00am prompt, each group will have its own pitch and pitch number 4 will be available for teams to practice.

The top two from each group will progress along with the two best placed 3rd teams, should it be a tie then it will be decided on goals scored not goal difference.

The venue is the Kikoff centre which is at Harbord Bowling Club with the address being Cnr Bennett Street & Stirgess Ave, NSW 2096, probably an idea to google map it and send out – very easy to find.

At the site there are changing facilities and there is ample parking space alongside the Club.

Group 1
Aston Villa
Northern Ireland
Lokomotive Cove
Cardiff City

Group 2
Tartan Army
Manchester City
Australia 2 (not the yacht)

Group 3
Sydney Benfica
Sydney Brazil
Awaiting confirmation on final spot.

For Man City the group is an interesting one. We face defending Champions Everton, who have a striker who is simply unbelievable. Also in the group are our bunnies, Liverpool who we defeated 3-1 after trailing 1-0, with only 6 players to their 12! The Tartan Army seemed only interested in the drinking last time, and Australia 2 are an unknown quantity.

For City to qualify wins over Liverpool, the Tartans, and Spurs should be what we are looking for. Any sort of points against Everton will be a bonus.

Regardless of our result the day should be good fun (especially if you like Ukulele music) and City will be there to represent in the good spirit and good humour we are known for.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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