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Schedule: Week Of 27 October 2008

Wed 22 October 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

As Monday, 27 October 2008, is a public holiday, I have arranged for the bigger pitch at The Premier Pitch earlier in the day.  The only earlier slot available is 6 to 7 pm.  We can go up to 16 on the bigger pitch (minimum 14), but I need to confirm numbers by Friday.

For the other sessions next week, PLEASE NOTE:

  • As we can go up to 14 on Monday at The Premier Pitch, a few are away, and several others are injured, there’ll be one less session next week – there will be no session on Tuesday.
  • The remaining sessions are back at the regular venues, as follows:
    • Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Cage.
    • Thursday, 30 October 2008, 9 to 10 pm, Sports Planet @ East Coast.

Confirmations by the end of tomorrow please. Please specify both the day (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday) and the venue (The Premier Pitch, Sports Planet @ East Coast or The Cage) in your confirmation.   Franco has already confirmed for Monday and Thursday next week. Again, I appreciate the enthusiasm, but do wait for the following week’s schedule to come out on Wednesday before confirming.

As always, all confirmations or any subsequent withdrawal as a comment below please. After you confirm, your confirmation should appear as a comment below.

Thanks.

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  1. Ian
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Put me down for Monday at The Premier Pitch please.

  2. Philipp
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Wednesday at the Cage please. Thanks!

  3. George
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Pls count me in for Monday at the Premier. Tks

  4. Bobby
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Monday @ Premier Pitch & Wednesday @ The Cage for me, please.

  5. Mark C
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I’m in for the session on Monday @ Premier Pitch.

  6. Raj
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I’m confirmed for Monday@pitch

  7. Wed 22 October 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I’m havin’ somma dat Monday Masiness, Beeeacthes.

  8. rajesh
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I am in for Monday as usual .

  9. Edardy
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Hook me up for Wednesday and Thursday thank you. If there are too many people who wants to play on thursday, you can take me out. No worries. Thanks mate!

  10. Wed 22 October 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Let me throw in Yassem’s name into the ring for Monday.

  11. Damian
    Wed 22 October 2008 at 5:23 pm

    I’m in for Mon pls. Tks

  12. Benjamin Yeo
    Thu 23 October 2008 at 1:25 am

    Count me in for Wed @ The Cage & Thurs @ Sports Planet for me. Thx.

  13. Dirk
    Thu 23 October 2008 at 9:52 am

    Could u put my name down for Wed @ The Cage? Thanks!

  14. Thu 23 October 2008 at 1:08 pm

    forgot to put my name for Thursday.

    /facepalm

  15. rajiv
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 10:30 am

    Confirmed so far for next week:

    • Monday, 27 October 2008 (Deepavali public holiday), 6 to 7 pm, The Premier Pitch, Turf City – Franco, Ian, George, Bobby, Mark C, Raj, Tom, Rajesh, Yassem, Damian, me (11). We need at least 3 more by this afternoon to keep the bigger pitch, in which case, we can have up to 5 more. If we don’t get at least 3 more, than it will have to be capped at 12 (which would mean just 1 more place). Colours: Bright (Red etc) and Dark.

    • Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Cage – Philipp, Bobby, Edardy, Benjamin, Dirk, me (6). 4 more. Colours: Dark and Light.

    • Thursday, 30 October 2008, 9 to 10 pm, Sports Planet @ East Coast – Franco, Edardy, Benjamin, Tom, me (5). 5 more. Colours: Light and Bright.

    Confirm early to avoid disappointment! Line ups (based on the latest rankings) will be announced after numbers are finalized. As Monday is a public holiday, I would like to finalize the line ups for Monday’s session by today.

  16. Sushil George
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 10:51 am

    I can confirm for Wed @ the cage and Thursday @ East Coast.

    Cant confrim for Monday yet. Sorry, but if I play I will only know later, so will most likely be a replacement if at all.

  17. boon yick
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 10:52 am

    i will do thurs east coast

  18. Ooi Yu Teik
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 10:56 am

    am on for MOnday!

  19. Andy C
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 10:58 am

    I am available on Wednesday at the Cage and Thursday at East Coast. If you have too many for one of the nights I am ok to drop out

    Thanks

    Andy C

  20. Mark L
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 11:09 am

    i’m back. But only for a week. Monday 1 hour sounds good to me.

  21. Andy M
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 11:11 am

    Thursday for me please

  22. Murray
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 11:37 am

    Count me in for Monday at the Pitch and Thursday at East Coast

  23. Fri 24 October 2008 at 11:42 am

    Kin is in for Monday.

  24. Gilbert
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I’ll play on Wednesday @ the Cage

  25. Andy M
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 5:11 pm

    i should be ok for Monday too

  26. rajiv
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Update on Monday, 27 October 2008 (Deepavali public holiday), 6 to 7 pm, The Premier Pitch, Turf City – 16: Franco (36), Ian (21), George (1), Bobby (15), Mark C (11), Raj (3), Tom (8), Rajesh (19), Yassem (-), Damian (34), Yu Teik (7), Mark L (13), Murray (18), Kin (16), Andy M (14), me (29).

  27. Fri 24 October 2008 at 6:08 pm

    i think we are still 1 short for monday. teik doesn’t realise its a 6pm kick off.

  28. rajiv
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Just SMSed Teik. He says he forgot Monday was a public holiday, and he will be out with the family. It doesn’t seem to have helped that every post/e-mail on next week’s session started by pointing out that Monday is a public holiday.

    So one more place is available. Alternatively, someone else might withdraw.

  29. rajesh
    Fri 24 October 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Monday … line ups (pending 1 more confirmation or any withdrawal):

    – Brights (Red etc): George, Mark C, Mark L, Kin, Murray, me, Damian.
    – Darks: Raj, Tom, Andy M, Bobby, Rajesh, Ian, Franco, Yassem.

    Handicaps on BET365 will be out for Mondays Match that includes First Scorer and many others. Watch this Space on Sunday .

    Early Handicaps as for now is

    Darks Giving -1.25 to the Brights

    First Scorer Odds( goes according to your position , not because you are not good )

    Franco ($3.6), Ian ($21), George ($1.80), Bobby ($15), Mark C ($11), Raj ($1.80), Tom ($88), Rajesh ($5), Yassem ($5), Damian ($100), Yu Teik ($7), Mark L ($4), Murray ($4), Kin ($16), Andy M ($4), rajiv ($29).

    First Person To Shout Foul ( My $$$$ on them )

    Raj $0.15
    Tom $0.15

    First Person to USe the F language ( My $$$ on them )

    Raj $0.15
    Tom $0.15

    First Team to Score

    Brights $4.2
    Dark $2.25

    Good Luck and will be back with the updated odds once we have the name of the person joining the Brights .

  30. Gilbert
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 11:00 am

    Looks like we have a game. I’d like to join in on Monday to make even numbers. Will this change the handicaps?

  31. rajesh
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 12:00 pm

    OK The Handicap Has changed now since Gilbert is playing , The rest remains but handicaps are now

    Gilbert to score first $2.25

    Darks to give -0.75 to win $86

    I am punting on Darks to win this time since i will be sober over this weekend and planning to have two cans of Red Bull before game and a shot of Viagra so that all my three legs will be active throught the whole match ( Warning do not take too long to bent down to pick the ball ) .

    Good luck.

  32. Franco
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Is anybody interested to play sunday 1pm @ UOB pitch near woodleigh park, near bradell. The Italian Team which I m usually join on sunday is looking urgent for some players. Doesn’t matter age or skills…:-) just commitment is important and if you love italian food…we have a great sponsor..”Buono”..near Serengoon garden…very tasty and delicious food…hmmm…bella..
    Here is a link for the location..”http://www.espzen.com/pitches.asp?pitch=28″ and please message me “xxxx7350” if you interested to join… Thanks in advance and see you either sunday or monday..ciao Franco

  33. rajiv
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Rajesh, Franco, I’ve moved your discussion about betting on European matches etc to the Football News section.

    If anyone would like to play with Franco’s Italian team tomorrow, feel free to comment here or reply directly to him. Franco, likewise, if any of your Italian team-mates would like to play with us during the week, feel free to invite them to confirm on the blog as well. The three sessions in the coming week are now full, but I will revert to four sessions in the following weeks. FIOFAFI is a platform, and the benefits of the pooling effect are open to everyone.

    Franco, if you would like me to remove your mobile number from your comment, please e-mail or SMS me. Tom gets very concerned whenever personal information (including surnames, e-mail addresses and mobile numbers) appears on the blog, and I do suggest that you do not put up personal information on the blog, but it is a matter of individual choice, so while I will not put up personal information about anyone, and I will remove personal information put up by newcomers (on the premise that they are not yet familiar with the blog), I will not remove personal information put up by regulars about themselves, unless they did so inadvertently, and request that the information be removed.

  34. rajiv
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Reza has e-mailed me while on holiday to say he’s confirmed for Wednesday at The Cage. There’s dedication for you.

  35. rajiv
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Sorry Rajesh, as Gilbert comes in highly ranked, I re-adjusted all those below him, which brings us back quite close to the original line ups e-mailed yesterday afternoon.

    Monday … line ups:

    – Brights (Red etc): George, Gilbert, Mark C, Bobby, Kin, Ian, me, Yassem.
    – Darks: Raj, Tom, Mark L, Andy M, Murray, Rajesh, Damian, Franco.

    How does that affect your numbers? You might want to wait until Monday afternoon before finalizing them.

  36. Sat 25 October 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Jiv, I thought the two top ranked will choose the teams?

    Either way, Mr. Bookie better change the odds before he loses money.

  37. Raj
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 4:57 pm

    The team selected by Rajiv is clearly imbalanced…..

  38. rajiv
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Tom, in case you’ve forgotten, after Wednesday’s session, I asked for your views as to how teams should be selected for next Monday. Apparently still disillusioned with your selections last Monday, you said any way would do.

    Further, as Monday is a public holiday, I thought we could finalize the line ups by yesterday afternoon (using the rankings method), except that Teik’s reluctance to read threw a spanner in the works.

    Raj, “selected” implies choice. I applied a methodology – no choices involved. Your choice of language is akin to the way you call fouls – usually wrong.

    You’re ranked third, and Tom is ranked eighth (both above Gilbert). Are you saying your ranking flatters you?

    Even believing George and Gilbert would both be on the opposing side with Reds, Rajesh still had Darks to win. There’s confidence for you. If your side loses Raj, it will have a lot more to do with your negative attitude than the line ups. Being the highest ranked player in the side carries certain responsibilities, or aren’t you up to it?

  39. Raj
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 9:20 pm

    See you on Monday and we’ll sort it out on the pitch.

  40. Sat 25 October 2008 at 9:48 pm

    @ Jiv: Yup, I was disillusioned with my decisions (and the logic behind them), which is not to say that I am disillusioned with the system. But regardless of how the teams are chosen, let’s get it on!

    Re. Teik, yes, I agree. Perhaps it is to do with his fondness for internet porn.

    By the way, we are a player short as Yassem had a little bike accident and injured his foot. So if there are any others itching for a Monday game, let us know.

  41. rajiv
    Sat 25 October 2008 at 10:39 pm

    I hope Yassem’s not seriously hurt Tom.

    Yup, I was disillusioned with my decisions (and the logic behind them), which is not to say that I am disillusioned with the system.

    Tom, what I said was your disillusionment with your choices came across as indifference to the system, but it’s only just one Monday session.

    See you on Monday and we’ll sort it out on the pitch.

    That’s the attitude Raj.

  42. Franco
    Sun 26 October 2008 at 10:33 am

    Thanks Rajiv for your advise and concern of handling personel information on the blog and therefor please remove my mobile number even if I m not too worry about.
    Tom are you WANTED..? Police or Girl’s..or..or..or…;-)

    Regarding the line-up I m really surprise to see there might be issues…:(..maybe you ask first who would like play together and than we keep the teams for a month together and see the final result afterwards…;-)..if player missing of any team of course it need to be filled up from each side. (just divide 40 player in to teams, which can be done during our “team-building” coming friday..;-)..)

    An if anybody need more competion than feel free to join the Italians on sunday 11-side espzen-league tournament. We are playing currently in the 2.devision of 10.

    Anyway, yes I will offer the Italians the opportunity of joining FIOFAFI as I m still glad to be member and feel it’s really a great community with lots of fun too. Thanks

    see you tomorrow
    Franco

  43. rajiv
    Sun 26 October 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Franco, I have moved your comment on the German Championship of 1944 to the Football News post, as I believe it was a response to that.

    In any event, I try to keep the the Schedule threads on our upcoming sessions, as otherwise, the thread becomes unwieldy (and as we have seen, not everyone reads everything), and I don’t want anyone to miss the main point of the Schedule threads, namely, confirmations, numbers and line ups for upcoming sessions.

    I hope you had a good game this afternoon, and have avoided any injury that might keep you out of our sessions this week.

  44. rajiv
    Sun 26 October 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Mark L has SMSed me to say he has to withdraw from tomorrow’s session as something has come up.

    We now have 14 for tomorrow (27 Oct, Deepavali public holiday), 6 to 7 pm, The Premier Pitch, Turf City – Franco (36), Ian (21), George (1), Bobby (15), Mark C (11), Raj (3), Tom (8), Rajesh (19), Damian (34), Murray (18), Kin (16), Andy M (14), Gilbert (9), me (29). Based on rankings, the line ups would be:

    – Brights (Red etc): George, Gilbert, Andy M, Bobby, Rajesh, Ian, Franco.
    – Darks: Raj, Tom, Mark C, Kin, Murray, me, Damian.

    However, now that Yassem and Mark L have withdrawn, a more interesting split for line ups might be Bukit Timah regulars v The Cage/East Coast regulars (since 1 September 2008). Only 5 players have played both Bukit Timah and The Cage/East Coast:

    • Bobby, 12 at The Cage/East Coast, 3 at Bukit Timah.
    • Gilbert, 6 at The Cage/East Coast, 3 at Bukit Timah.
    • Rajesh, 5 at Bukit Timah, 3 at The Cage/East Coast
    • Tom, 8 at Bukit Timah, 3 at The Cage/East Coast.
    • Kin, 7 at Bukit Timah, 1 at The Cage/East Coast.

    Ian’s 5 games and my 15 games since 1 September 2008 have all been at The Cage/East Coast.

    The line ups would be:

    * Reds: George, Mark C, Raj, Tom, Rajesh, Damian, Kin.
    * Darks: Franco, Ian, Bobby, Murray, Andy M, Gilbert, me.

    Everyone happy with these line ups instead of the rankings-based line ups above? If there are no views expressed, I’ll stick with this, and SMS everyone their final colours tomorrow.

    If you have not been there before, there is a location map on the links to the right.

    Please be there by 5.45 pm, and use any waiting time to warm up.

    We’ve reached 10 for the remaining sessions in the coming week.

  45. Franco
    Sun 26 October 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Wow Rajiv, complement not getting lost due to all the changes. Anyway I don’t mind to bring a black and a red shirt too..
    Hopefully we can just play without changing and mixing teams around during the session..;-)
    I m fine after the weekend game and free of any injury..thanks
    See you tomorrow

  46. rajesh
    Sun 26 October 2008 at 9:44 pm

    THE LATEST HANDCICAP FOR TOMORROW’S MATCH

    REDS TO GIVE -0.5 🙂

    AND MY LIVERPOOL IS LEADING BY 1-0 YAHOO

  47. Mon 27 October 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I was bathing my buddy just now and he – speaking as an unbiased observer – thinks Darks can get better odds elsewhere. Just consider that Darks have seldom played together and Reds have been played together for years. I asked him by how much, and he said, “Grrrrrr, Woof”.

    You heard it here first: Bacchus says Reds to give -1.5

  48. Shankar
    Mon 27 October 2008 at 1:11 pm

    hi there everyone,

    Looks are you are all full for the week. If there are any withdrawals, please let me know. I can play both Wednesday and Thursday.

    cheers.

  49. rajiv
    Mon 27 October 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Tom, Darks have played together as regularly of late, and there’s a chance that some of the Reds players may end up fighting between themselves (even without Dennis), so -0.5 might be safer.

  50. rajesh
    Mon 27 October 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I guess the handicap -0.5 was a fair handicap after all . If it would have been -1.5 , one might shout it was a Fix match 🙂

  51. boon yick
    Tue 28 October 2008 at 7:50 am

    rajiv, have to pull out on thurs, got a conference call rescheduled at 9pm, sorry.

  52. rajesh
    Tue 28 October 2008 at 11:54 am

    Hi Rajiv

    You can put me in for Thursday . Thanks

  53. Gilbert
    Tue 28 October 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Please pull me out from Wednesday as I would like to rest an ankle injury I picked up in yesterday’s game.

  54. Andy C
    Tue 28 October 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Rajiv

    Very sorry, got to go to Malaysia on Wednesday. Cannot make the Cage on 29th.
    Still OK for East Coast on 30th.
    Sorry about the short notice.

    Andy C

  55. Franco
    Tue 28 October 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Please withdraw me from the coming thursday session as I do suffer from a rupture of a muscle fibre. I think I will need this time a bit longer as I can’t find a good physio or massage like I always got in Thailand…;-( Over there was it really easy and nearly all gone just after few days. So need to rest until next public holiday…;-) and hopefully my wrist will be better too.
    Man-O-man its hard to realize getting older…

  56. rajiv
    Wed 29 October 2008 at 10:20 am

    Update on the rest of this week:

    • Tonight (29 Oct), 9 to 10 pm, The Cage – 9: Philipp (20), Bobby (15), Edardy (31), Benjamin (37), Dirk (5), Sushil (27), Reza (4), Shankar (30). 2 more needed urgently. I’ll put up the line ups this afternoon after the numbers are finalized.

    • Tomorrow (30 Oct) night, 9 to 10 pm, Sports Planet @ East Coast – 10: Edardy (31), Benjamin (37), Tom (8), Sushil (27), Andy C (22), Andy M (14), Murray (18), Shankar (30), Rajesh (19), me (29).

  57. Ladi
    Wed 29 October 2008 at 11:45 am

    Hi Rajiv,

    I am in Dubai currently but enroute back to Singapore, looking forward to joining next week so eagerly anticipating next week’s roster!

    Ladi

  58. rajiv
    Wed 29 October 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Update on tonight (29 Oct), 9 to 10 pm, The Cage – Sam and Kenneth are in, but Benjamin is out, so I guess I’ll have to come in to make 10 – Philipp (20), Bobby (15), Edardy (31), Dirk (5), Sushil (27), Reza (4), Shankar (30), Sam (-), Kenneth (-), me (29). Line ups:

    • Darks: Dirk, Philipp, Sushil, Edardy, Sam
    • Lights: Reza, Bobby, me, Shankar, Kenneth

    Please be there by 8.45 pm, and use any waiting time to warm up!

    As I’m playing tonight, anyone who would like to play tomorrow, please confirm below to take my place.

  59. Benjamin Yeo
    Thu 30 October 2008 at 12:04 am

    I’m out for Thurs nite at Sports Planet ECP.

  60. rajesh
    Thu 30 October 2008 at 9:38 am

    Hi Rajiv

    I have sms you this morning . I am down with flu and fever . Will not be able to make it tonight . Sorry.

  61. rajiv
    Thu 30 October 2008 at 11:10 am

    Benjamin, Rajesh and Sushil are out, but Ronak and Ladi are in, so we currently have 9 for tonight at Sports Planet – Edardy (31), Tom (8), Andy C (22), Andy M (14), Murray (18), Shankar (30), Ronak (-), Ladi (24), me (29). 1 more.

  62. Andy M
    Thu 30 October 2008 at 11:20 am

    are you sure that Ladi is playing, his message above seems to indicate that he is in Dubai, i just knocked on his office door but no reply!

  63. rajiv
    Thu 30 October 2008 at 11:26 am

    Ladi replied to my SMS – should be back in the office shortly.

  64. Thu 30 October 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Any chance of dragging Ian into the game?

  65. rajiv
    Thu 30 October 2008 at 1:51 pm

    SMsed Ian. He said he can’t make it tonight.

  66. rajiv
    Thu 30 October 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Steve F is in, so we have 10 for tonight, 9 to 10 pm, at Sports Planet – Edardy (31), Tom (8), Andy C (22), Andy M (14), Murray (18), Shankar (30), Ronak (-), Ladi (24), Steve F (6), me (29). Final line ups:

    • Lights: Steve F, Murray, Andy C, Shankar, Edardy
    • Reds: Tom, Andy M, Ladi, me, Ronak

    Please be there by 8.50 pm, and use any waiting time to warm up.

    See you there.

  1. Mon 27 October 2008 at 3:07 pm
  2. Tue 28 October 2008 at 5:12 pm

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