DiS Reds v Blues Football // Sunday 19 November // 2:30 PM


#1

Finsbury Leisure Centre
1 Norman Street
London
EC1V 3PU
https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/islington/finsbury

It is time again for the return of our traditional monthly contest between the giants of DiS Football. At a location we haven’t played at for a long time, with an earlier kickoff time and in a slightly adjusted format, due to the long list of injuries sustained while not playing the friendliest game in town. What hasn’t changed is the bants, the comedy shots and the falling over for no reason. If you haven’t been before, I’d say this upcoming game will be the easiest introduction into DiS Football you’ll ever find.

The usual blurb:

  • we play on an astro-turf pitch
  • there are changing rooms and toilet facilities
  • 5 min walk from Old St tube station (Northern line)
  • Buses 55 and 243 on Old St, use the stop St Luke’s Music Education Centre
  • arrive at 2 PM for warm-up, tactics discussion, pre-match fags, team pictures, etc.
  • kick-off at 2:30 PM sharp
  • full 2 x 45 minutes
  • one team will play in red shirts, the other in blue
  • everyone can participate, the skills on display are wide-ranging
  • final teams will be announced in the week leading up to the game
  • SIX pounds each will be collected on the day
  • post-match analysis in the Old Ivy House pub on Goswell Road (2 mins walk away)

#2

OUT I’m afraid


#3

! IN


#4

#bump


#5

Confirmed IN:

Loz
Will
Johnny
Owen
Eoin
David B

and me, obviously.


#6

Sean L is IN


#7

:cry:


#8

I know! It’s in this thread!


#9

are we on 9 out of 22?


#10

no, 9 out of 14.


#11

what? is this a friendly, not RvB?


#12

RvB redux


#13

oh - 7 a side?


#14

Finsbury leisure centre is the outdoor 5-a-side pitches near Old Street.


#15

it doesn’t say that in the OP tbf


#16

I did think that I didn’t remember there being a full size pitch there, but :man_shrugging:


#17

Can I say PROBABLE?

If you get the numbers in the interim, then no worries.


#18

Left it deliberately vague, in case of a sudden influx of players (in which case the game would have been moved to a proper 11-a-side pitch).

Note that the larger two of the FLC pitches can easily accommodate 7 a-side.


#19

Sean’s mate Kev is IN


#20

I’ve never met any of you, but would be up for this. Do you still need more players?