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OPSAGE: 25 September 2009

Fri 25 September 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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We didn’t manage a representative game last Sunday, or on Monday, and I’ve become less inclined to convert a routine session or existing booking into a representative game, especially since from now on, I am no longer keeping spare bookings at The Cage or Sports Planet.

If anyone is interested in an extra session or game of 5, 6, 7 or 8-a-side indoor football (including on Friday nights), add a comment to the weekly “OPSAGE” post.  If there is sufficient interest (a whole team available to play or at least 5 individual players), I will check with our usual venues (Turf City, Sports Planet, or The Cage) whether a pitch is available.    Pitches are more readily available at these venues at short notice at the weekends than on weeknights.

When Mark T spoke to me last Friday, he said he had a group of about 7 or 8 players interested in regular games on Sunday mornings.  If anyone is interested in joining them, add a comment below.   If the group can get to 10 or more, they could have a regular game.

The “OPSAGE” post could also be used to “broker” a game between two other teams, such as a match between Mark T’s team and Dennis W’s team.

Last week, I pointed out that the “OPSAGE” post could be used to find players if other groups were short of players for their regular games.

Today, I received the following e-mail from Elvin:

I was wondering if I can draw on your pool of players for a regular goalie for my Sunday 11-a side soccer team or even some guys for other positions?

Could you put a word out?

I’ll highlight all relevant requests in the next e-mail circular.

It would help if proposals or requests were made as comments to the “OPSAGE” post rather than e-mailing or SMSing me.

As female players have less opportunities to play regularly, the “OPSAGE” post could be used to organize sessions for female players on a more regular basis.  A mixed session might be a useful intermediary stage.  Like I said:

As views about a mixed session vary, I would prefer to designate a particular session as a mixed session, rather than having it arise ad hoc by having female players in a regular session.

For it to work, we need the right balance of male and female players.

Like I said earlier:

Actually, in a mixed session, it makes sense to have more female players in a team, so that it is the men adapting to the dynamic of a female game, rather than the women adapting to the dynamic of a male game.

Or at least two females per team.

Perhaps we could have one on Saturday, 3 October 2009, 4.50 to 6.00 pm, at The Cage.

The “OPSAGE” post could also be used to propose, arrange or organize other sports and activities, including both team and individual sport.

To facilitate going to watch local football, S. League fixtures will be added as a comment below.

The Singapore Grand Prix takes place this weekend.  If you’re going to watch, add a comment below.

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  1. rajiv
    Fri 25 September 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve amended the “OPSAGE” page, so that it sets out more fully what is covered by the weekly “OPSAGE” post. The following has been added:

    • Extra indoor football games at times other than those routinely scheduled, such as at 10 to 11 pm on weeknights, Friday nights, or Saturday or Sunday mornings.

    Ad hoc representative games against other teams, whether 5, 6, 7, 8 or 11-a-side.

    Women’s or mixed sessions.

    Other team sports such as Cage cricket, floorball or Ultimate.

    • Picking up opponents for a racket game or other individual sport, such as tennis, squash or badminton.

    • Other groups looking for additional players for their regular or ad hoc games.

    • Other teams seeking players for their side.

    Arranging a match between two teams.

    • Arranging to go watch local football, such as S. League matches, or other sports and events.

    • Arranging other social activity, such as drinks.

    If you add a comment under the latest “OPSAGE” post, and their is some interest from other participants, I will include the proposed OPSAGE in the next e-mail circular. If the interest is sufficiently great, I will help organize the OPSAGE through the blog. The person proposing the OPSAGE should ordinarily take the lead in organizing it, unless someone else does so voluntarily.

    To canvass interest, use the latest mobile number list, which is circulated once a month.

  2. rajiv
    Fri 25 September 2009 at 6:08 pm

    S. League fixtures until next Thursday:

    • Tonight at Jalan Besar Stadium: Home United v Woodlands Wellington
    • Monday night at Hougang Stadium: Sengkang Punggol v Balestier Khalsa
    • Tuesday night in Brunei: DPMM v Tampines Rovers
    • Wednesday night at Jurong West Stadium: Gombak United v SAFFC
    • Thursday night at Jurong East Stadium: Albirex Niigata v Young Lions

    • rajiv
      Fri 2 October 2009 at 11:12 am

      S. League results and table here. SAFFC remain 10 points clear of Tampines Rovers despite losing 1-2 to Gombak United on Wednesday night. Tampines Rovers drew 2-2 in Brunei on Tuesday.

  3. rajiv
    Mon 28 December 2009 at 2:06 pm

    The booking yesterday at Turf City was used for a match between Neil M/Nick A’s regular Sunday team and Elvin’s regular Sunday team.

    Add a comment below as to how it went.

    From the start of the new year onwards, using a regular booking for a representative game or to arrange a game between two other teams will be the exception. Players are free to arrange a match on either the blog or the GIFFA Message Board, but they should also try to make their own bookings.

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