AFC Muswell Hill II v DiS // 11-a-side football // Sunday 2 September 2:30 PM

New River Sport & Fitness Centre
White Hart Lane
Wood Green
N22 5QW

Another football thread I hear you say? Don’t we have enough? Well, this is one with a difference: here you get the chance to actually play the beautiful game, instead of slouching in front of the telly or arguing about Man Utd formations on the Internet.

The good people of AFC Muswell Hill’s second team have invited us for a friendly pre-season warm-up game. They describe themselves as “a really friendly team of average ability, who mainly play for the love of the game”. Pretty much the same attitude we have here at Drowned In Sound FC.

As always with international friendlies, we’ll have a proper FA referee, so bring your shinpads and practice those throw-ins.

The usual blurb:

  • we play on a full-sized astro-turf 3G pitch
  • changing rooms with shower and toilet facilities are available
  • 15 min walk from Wood Green tube station (Piccadilly line)
  • arrive at 12:30 PM for warm-up, tactics discussion, pre-match fags, team pictures, etc.
  • kick-off at 1 PM sharp
  • full 2 x 45 minutes and injury time + 15 min break
  • normal FA rules, but with rolling subs
  • shirt colour RED (official DiS shirt if you have one, a handful spares are available)
  • final team will be announced on the Thursday before the game
  • £6.50 per player will be collected on the day
  • post-match analysis in a pub (the Muswell Hill guys will be our guides)

You know the drill by now: sign up below if you want to be considered for selection. Applications from specialists (i.e. goalkeepers) will be viewed favourably.


Aye, in. Would be keen to do a half in nets if possible whilst I continue to make sure my leg isn’t going to re-snap into three bits. Winger/striker for the other half would be ideal too…

A few more dates for your diary:

  • Sunday 7 October (details t.b.c.): friendly against Chinese Community Centre
  • Sunday 25 November 2 PM at Regents Park: tenth anniversary Reds v Blues game
  • Saturday 12 January 12 PM at Market Road: friendly against Cardiff City Journalists

Ooft! I can do the October and November ones, ideal!

Has it really been 10 years? Sweet jesus

23 November 2008. I remember it like yesterday.


Giving away a penalty stays with a man…


The following players are IN:
James A
Chris S

Also IN:


@blind_pilot ?

1 Like

Yes, I’m in.

(You can also play, but I’m dibsing a spot on right/left midfield ahead of you)


Jimmy is IN


New venue and kick off time

Christ’s College Finchley
East End Road
London, N2 0SE


1 Like

@OceanStorm is IN

Jack is IN

@i_remember_laughter is IN

Tarik is IN

@thedistrict is IN
@OceanStorm is OUT