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Schedule: Week Of 2 March 2009

Thu 26 February 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I understand that a lot of us who have been away or unavailable this week or for some time now will be back in action next week.

Despite that, including Saturday’s 11-a-side, we’ve filled more than 40 places (17 on Saturday, 8 for Tuesday’s session and, so far, 18 for tonight) – more than enough to fill our usual four regular sessions.

In the circumstances, I’ve scheduled 5 regular sessions for next week.  Further, I’ve noticed that in the past few weeks, the oversubscribed session has alternated between Monday, Wednesday or Thursday:

  • Week of 1 February 2009, it was Monday, until several players switched to Tuesday.
  • Last week, it was Wednesday, until several players switched to Tuesday.

I’m going to try to use my predictive powers – even though last night’s session was cancelled due to lack of numbers, I think the popular night next week with be Wednesday.

Accordingly, I have lined up two sessions from 9 to 10 pm on Wednesday night.  However, as several of the Wednesday regulars live centrally or in the west, and The Premier Pitch is still not available, one of the two sessions on Wednesday night is scheduled for FICO in Jurong West.  It’s also a chance to try out a different venue.

Accordingly, next week’s schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, 2 March 2009, 8.50 pm to 10 .00 pm, at The Cage, Kallang.
  • Tuesday, 3 March 2009, 8.50 pm to 10 .00 pm, at The Cage, Kallang.
  • Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 8.50 pm to 10 .00 pm, at The Cage, Kallang venues to be decided, depending on whether we have one or two sessions.  If it’s one session, it will be at The Cage. If it’s two sessions, I also have one pitch at each of Sports Planet and FICO available. Further discussion here.
  • Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 8.50 pm to 10 .00 pm, at FICO, Jurong West.
  • Thursday, 5 March 2009, 8.50 pm to 10 .00 pm, at Sports Planet @ East Coast.

Those confirming for Wednesday, please specify your preference if you have any.  If you do not specify your preference and we go ahead with two sessions, I will put you in the session which has fewer players.

If, in the end, we do not have enough players to sustain two sessions on Wednesday, I’ll merge them into one session at The Cage (the regular venue).

Confirmations or any subsequent withdrawals as a comment below please.

In addition to any session you confirm for, please consider, and if possible, state, which other session you’d like to play if the session you choose is cancelled for any reason.

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  1. philipp
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 9:03 am

    Wednesday at the Cage please. Thanks!

  2. Dirk
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 10:21 am

    Wednesday at the Cage please. Thanks!

  3. Bret
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 10:26 am

    Wed @ The Cage @ Confirmed

  4. Lukas
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 10:32 am

    Wednesday at the Cage please…

  5. rajiv
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 10:35 am

    Andy N is in Vietnam and has asked me to put him down for The Cage on Wednesday.

  6. Lukas
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 10:50 am

    I would like to register a friend of mine…Robin for Wednesday at the cage please…

  7. Man-U-El
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Wow. Wats with Wed? Is it Free Beer nite?

  8. Edardy
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Wednesday please for me. Thanks

  9. Sushil George
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Mon at the cage, Wed at the cage and Thur at East Coast for me pls.

    Thanks
    Sushil George

  10. Bobby
    Thu 26 February 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Mon & Wed at the Cage. Tks

  11. philipp
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 12:56 am

    Julius would like to play Wednesday at the Cage. Thanks!

  12. rajiv
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 7:03 am

    Current Schedule updated.

    I was right – despite this Wednesday’s session being cancelled due to lack of numbers, we already have 10 players for next Wednesday.

    If we go ahead with just one session on Wednesday, it will be at The Cage. If we have 10 more players, we’ll have a second session that day.

    However, I am not able to get a second pitch at The Cage for next Wednesday. Instead, I have got one at FICO in Jurong West and one at Sports Planet @ East Coast, both from 9 to 10 pm.

    Either familiarity or proximity is why virtually everyone down for Wednesday has so far chosen The Cage. If we have 2 sessions next Wednesday, I’m minded to have them at FICO and Sports Planet, to cover the greatest geographical area of Singapore, and so that the question of who gets to play at The Cage is no longer an issue. If the session at FICO goes ahead, I’ll play that session.

    For those living more to the west, FICO is worth a try. Those confirmed for Wednesday, please indicate your preference between FICO and Sports Planet. If one venue is oversubscribed and the other is undersubscribed, priority for the oversubscribed venue may be given to those living closer to that venue.

    Plenty of places left for the sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Will they all go on? It all depends on the numbers. For the Monday session, I will need at least 7 confirmed by Sunday evening.

  13. Shankar
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 9:01 am

    Thursday @ sports planet for me.

  14. Damian
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 9:37 am

    Wed @ either Cage or Fico for me pls tks

  15. Joel
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 10:09 am

    hi rajiv – can you put me down for wed and thurs please? if wednesday splits into two then can you put me down for the easternmost session.
    thanks
    joel

  16. Neil
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 10:16 am

    Rajiv,

    Please put me down for Monday and Thursday next week. If Monday is cancelled, I can play Tuesday instead.

    Thanks
    Neil

  17. John J
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 10:37 am

    Rajiv,
    Can you put me down for Monday and Thursday; but can be switched to any session as you see fit. Many thanks

  18. rajseran
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 11:31 am

    Hi Rajiv

    Monday for me and Wednesday Cage for me ( if no one is playing at Fico ) . I am sure someone might drop out . hehehehe . Thanks

  19. Adam
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Tuesday for me please Rajiv.

  20. Bobby
    Fri 27 February 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Pls switch me from Wed to Thurs @ East Coast. Tks

  21. rajiv
    Sat 28 February 2009 at 11:04 am

    I’m leaving the venue(s) for Wednesday open for now, and moved the discussion here.

  22. Nick
    Sat 28 February 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Hi

    I am in for Monday and maybe wed

    thanks

  23. rajseran
    Sat 28 February 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Hi Rajiv

    I will be out for Monday cause i forgot that i have a Company Bowling Session

    Therefore i will play on Wednesday and Thursday . Thanks

  24. Yuchi
    Sat 28 February 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I’m in for Monday.
    Thanks Jiv.

  25. Chris
    Sun 1 March 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Monday, Wednesday for me at the moment, I might be able to make Thursday but can not confirm until Tuesday afternoon.

  26. yaseen
    Sun 1 March 2009 at 5:18 pm

    monday for me. thks

  27. bret
    Sun 1 March 2009 at 7:26 pm

    ‘jiv, please move me from Wed to Thurs @ East Coast please

  28. Chris
    Sun 1 March 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Hey Jiv,

    sorry to be a pain, can you move me from Monday to Tuesday night, just had something come up.

    Thanks.

  29. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 7:50 am

    Yaseen SMSed me last night to say Qaleel will play tonight.

  30. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 8:12 am

    Current Schedule updated.

    • 2 places left for tonight at The Cage.

    • 8 places left for Tuesday night at The Cage. If we don’t get at least another 5 or 6 confirmations by this evening, the session will be cancelled, so those who are down for tomorrow night, please consider which other session you’d like to play if it is cancelled.

    • If we get 6 more for Wednesday night, we’ll have two sessions. If we have two sessions, it looks increasingly like we’ll have one at The Cage and the other at Sports Planet @ East Coast. Apart from Gilbert and Andy N who have stated a preference for The Cage, I take it everyone else who lives in the east prefers or is okay with Sports Planet.

    • 3 more places for Thursday night at Sports Planet.

    Further confirmations below please.

  31. John S
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 9:26 am

    Hi Jiv,

    I’d like to play this evening (Monday) at the Cage please.

    John

  32. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 9:38 am

    Adam e-mailed to say he’ll play tonight, so we’re up to 10 for tonight. LIne ups will be up this afternoon.

  33. Murray
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 9:52 am

    I’ll play Thursday at East Coast and can boost numbers for Tue if required.

  34. Alan L
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 9:55 am

    Sorry about late reply. I’m in for Tuesday and Wednesday.

  35. rajseran
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 10:38 am

    Hi Rajiv

    As wednesday i prefer Cage cause its nearer for me then East Coast . Thanks

    • rajiv
      Mon 2 March 2009 at 11:01 am

      Ok Rajseran

      Anyway, as you don’t live in the east, I’d have put you down for The Cage in any event.

  36. melvinl
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 10:56 am

    Tues pls, if there’s a game

  37. Luke
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 11:26 am

    Hi

    Tuesday and Wednesday for me at the cage please.

    Cheeeeeers

  38. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 11:32 am

    We’re up to 6 for Tuesday and 15 for Wednesday.

    It looks like tomorrow’s session may go ahead after all, and we’ll have 2 sessions on Wednesday. On the other hand, if anyone can switch from Wednesday to Tuesday so that Tuesday fills up first, please do so.

    We’ll go ahead with tomorrow’s session even with 8 – 4 v 4, like we did last Tuesday.

  39. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 4:26 pm

    If any 2 for tonight can switch to tomorrow, we can have 4 v 4 for both nights. 4 v 4 at The Cage worked really well last Tuesday. Playing to the side-lines slowed the game down sufficiently so that it wasn’t “super exhausting”.

    And if you play tomorrow, you’ll get to see the “Singapore Legends”, who are also playing tomorrow night.

  40. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 4:54 pm

    John J can switch to tomorrow night, so if one more could switch from tonight to tomorrow night, that would be good.

  41. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Two of my cousins can play on Thursday.

  42. yaseen
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Rajiv just stick to the 5 a side today as time running out to reorganize things for today..

    And i am not in favour for 4 a side.. kind of feel restricted to the normal futsal..

  43. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 5:09 pm

    You should try 4 v 4 at The Cage Yaseen. More space, and more skill and accuracy involved. 🙂

    Anyway, Wade can play tonight, and I can play tomorrow night, so it’s 5 v 5 tonight, and 4 v 4 tomorrow night.

    Line ups shortly.

  44. yaseen
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 5:20 pm

    thank god.. KUDOS for doing a wonderful job Jiv.. Send my regards to Paul Maesfield and tell him its time he fully convert the pitch to a horse stable.. He wont get disturbance from SCDF.

  45. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Tonight’s line ups under Current Schedule.

    Could any one of the regulars (Yaseen, Bobby, Nick, John or Sushil) pay for the session and collect each player’s share?

    Thanks.

  46. rajiv
    Mon 2 March 2009 at 6:14 pm

    John J can also switch from Thursday to Wednesday, and Sze Kuan can also play. Definitely 2 sessions on Wednesday.

    I’ve split those confirmed for Wednesday between The Cage and Sports Planet by their stated preference or their responses to my SMSs.

    1 more for each venue on Wednesday.

    Would also be good if we got 2 more for tomorrow.

    1 more also for Sports Planet on Thursday.

  47. Boris
    Tue 3 March 2009 at 12:07 am

    Today’s match I’m guessing was a very close encounter.

    • yaseen
      Tue 3 March 2009 at 12:15 am

      a draw of 9 all with the last goal coming after full time… tough match..

  48. Andy M
    Tue 3 March 2009 at 9:59 am

    Thursday at east coast please 🙂

  49. Reza
    Tue 3 March 2009 at 11:43 am

    Weds at East Coast for me please Rajiv. Looks like my HK trip has been canned – on the bright side, there’s plenty of FIOFAFI to be had!

    • rajiv
      Tue 3 March 2009 at 4:18 pm

      At the time, I felt your testimonial was premature. 🙂

      See you tomorrow.

  50. Nick
    Tue 3 March 2009 at 11:45 am

    Hi all, I am out till at least next week. Complete strain of quads cannot run or kick so on the pitch am about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

    enjoy 😦

    • rajiv
      Tue 3 March 2009 at 4:40 pm

      This is the same quad strain you picked up towards the end of January 2009 right Nick?

      If I’m not mistaken, it goes back the Monday night session on 19 January 2009.

      It’s the same session at which I first picked up my groin strain. It didn’t help that I played again on the Wednesday, which was my third game in four days.

      I’ve tried to rest since then.

      When taking one or two weeks off didn’t help, I figured I would need to take two to three weeks off.

      However, even though I’ve only played twice since the week in which I picked up the injury, the longest break I took was for a week and a half.

      The groin strain is just beginning to clear up. The stretching required in the regular yoga classes I’ve been attending on Saturday mornings since 10 January 2009 seems to help in the recovery.

      Nick, take a longer break if necessary to fully recover. No point playing on hamstrung (pun intended!).

      • yaseen
        Tue 3 March 2009 at 4:49 pm

        today the blog is extremely quiet.. no 1 is commenting much 😦

        • rajiv
          Tue 3 March 2009 at 4:53 pm

          Sometimes, it whether people have time at work to check in on the blog.

          The blog tends to be quieter when markets are rising or falling – everyone is then pre-occupied with other things.

          Quieter markets are better for the blog. 🙂

  51. rajiv
    Tue 3 March 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Adam is out of tonight’s session due to urgent matters at work, and Alan (who works for the same company) can make only one of either today or tomorrow so we’re effectively down to 6 for tonight.

    I usually avoid cancelling a session at such a late stage, but in this case, we really don’t have a choice. The Cage has accepted the late cancellation of the booking tonight this one time.

    Tonight’s session is therefore cancelled. Sorry everyone, especially John J who switched from yesterday to today at my request.

    Anyway, everyone down for today still gets a game either tomorrow or Thursday, except Melvin. Melvin, if you can play tomorrow, there’s still one place left.

    • rajiv
      Tue 3 March 2009 at 11:11 pm

      I should have SMSed everyone who was still confirmed to inform them that tonight’s session was cancelled. Sorry about that.

      • melvinl
        Wed 4 March 2009 at 2:40 pm

        Hi, Jiv

        I know that comment was directed to me. No worries, the fault is mine.

        I checked the blog in the morning and went down for the game with both colors. I should have checked in the evening that the game is on.

        FIOFAFI is too much work for 1 person to juggle especially with last minute changes. The blog is a sustainable way of coordinating things. Please do continue to run the system in the way that’s least painful to the coordinator. We should all be grateful and fall in line.

        Thanks again.

        PS: Has anyone wondered what happens when Rajiv goes “on leave”?

        • rajiv
          Wed 4 March 2009 at 2:49 pm

          I do have it up under “Confirmations, Withdrawals & Cancellations” that if a session is cancelled on the same day, those confirmed will also be notified by SMS, so I should have stuck to that. Cancellations on the same day are in any event very rare.

          What I’m trying to cut down on is SMSing to find additional players. Other than that, it’s actually not too much work. As for the writing, I’d do it anyway.

          As, in theory, I can access the blog from anywhere, I could sustain the blog even while I’m away. 🙂 I just need to check each day at about 5 pm Singapore to do the line ups, and to make sure there are enough players for the next day’s session, otherwise, it’s cancelled. Without the SMSs, and trying to keep as many people as possible happy, it would be as simple as that.

          Would any of your Friday guys be interested in playing on Tuesdays as well? If we had more Tuesday regulars, the Tuesday session could be stabilised.

  52. rajiv
    Wed 4 March 2009 at 8:59 am

    Damian is unwell, and is out of tonight’s sessions. 1 place left for tonight.

  53. Edardy
    Wed 4 March 2009 at 11:34 am

    hey rajiv. looking at my schedule for the day. ain’t gonna be able to make it tonight. sorry.

  54. rajiv
    Wed 4 March 2009 at 1:57 pm

    A summary of tonight’s sessions can be found here.

  55. rajseran
    Thu 5 March 2009 at 12:11 am

    Hi Rajiv

    I am out for Thursday . Wifey had book some Dinner plans with me . Thanks

    • rajiv
      Thu 5 March 2009 at 8:24 am

      Ok Rajseran, I’ll let you off this time. Next time, ask the wife to have dinner at East Coast while you play. 🙂

  56. rajiv
    Thu 5 March 2009 at 11:46 am

    Chris can play tonight, so we have 10.

  57. rajiv
    Thu 5 March 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Tonight’s line ups are under Current Schedule.

    Murray, Andy, Bobby or Shankar, could one of you pay for the pitch and collect each player’s share? Thanks.

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