National FC vs DiS // 11-a-side Football // Sunday 8 October // 4:30 PM

Battersea Park
South Carriage Drive
SW11 4NJ

To celebrate the latest round of matches to qualify for the World Cup, we will have our own international friendly, against the equally mighty National FC. There may be one or more Austrians involved.

For those of you who haven’t been before and are scared to go south of the river, the all-weather pitches are in the south-west corner of the park, next to the children’s playground.

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

We have another international confirmed for Saturday 21 October against Cardiff City Journalists FC at Market Road (12 PM kick-off). Reds v Blues games will continue in November, albeit in a different format and at a different location …

Full details:

  • we play on a full-sized astro-turf pitch
  • they don’t allow anyone to play in studded boots – even moulded. They insist on astroturf boots or trainers, and they do come out and check as well!!!
  • there are changing and showering facilities
  • 10 min walk from Battersea Park rail station and Queenstown Road rail station
  • 20 min walk from Sloane Square tube station (District and Circle lines)
  • these buses pass by or near the Park: 19, 44, 49, 137, 156, 239, 319, 344, 345, 452
  • arrive at 4 PM for warm-up, tactics discussion, pre-match fags, team pictures, etc.
  • full 2 x 45 minutes and injury time + 15 min break
  • normal FA rules, but with rolling subs
  • outfit = red shirts / white shorts / white socks
  • final team will be announced on the Thursday before the game
  • 7 pounds per player will be collected on the day
  • post-match analysis in the nearby Prince Albert on Albert Bridge Road

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.

Ooh very tempting if I cant make it down please remind them of the shoeing they took in Amsterdam

Will is IN
Harry is IN
I’m IN

Facebook “interested”: James A, Owen, Oxford Chris, Dan R, Matt B

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Keen for this

Sean L is IN
Louis is IN

Owen is now IN

I am injured and therefore OUT :weary: Sorry, wish I could play but I actually can’t run at the moment

Is this even happening?


Squad at moment is:

Dave B (new)

The eagle eyed amongst you will know this is only 8. We are trying to get ringers or will borrow some players from the oppo. They only had 10 yesterday though so we might play a smaller -sided game, say 9/10 a side.

It goes without saying that those of you playing should invited any mates who fancy a game.

We’ll have their two best players, please, given what they usually do to us

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Sean’s mate Adam is IN

Sean’s Adam?

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I’m glad it’s on because I have a picture of a godwit* to show you and I haven’t fully speciated it yet

*two godwits