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SITE UPGRADED Sticky

Aug
31

Take a look around the site which has been upgraded on September 1. All the fixtures for next season are now available on the individual team pages.  Enjoy the new season. 

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Jonathan Wogan R.I.P.

Dec
21

The Club is  saddened to learn of the death of former player Jonathan Wogan who died tragically in Thailand.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/a-lad-of-genuine-character-and-values-tributes-paid-to-dadofone-killed-in-kitesurfing-accident-6427747.html

Jonathan played for the club in the late nineties and was captain of the 2nd team in season 1998-1999. A popular guy who worked hard for the club during his time in Brussels. Our condolences go to Jonathan's family on their tragic loss. 

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Match Report Vets 2

Nov
11

Etincelle v FC Irlande Vets 2

K.O. 12.30 COMPLEXE SPORTIF DE SAINT GILLES

Result : 0-0

 

Match report : Terry

 

With a depleted squad and the bare 11 players, Vets 2 came away with a great point from high flying Etincelle. The old boys made their way out to West Brussels for the second week running and again had to endure an early kick off. The game to be played in minus temperatures on a hard astroturf pitch against a big, strong physical side, meant Vets 2 would need everyone to dig deep and play well to get anything out of the game – and they all did just that! Captain Bart lined up a formation that relied heavily on defence with lonely, lucky Luuk upfront for breakaway attacks and to make his presence felt – which he certainly did. Ken in goal, the back 4 was Patrick (playing his first game), Alan and Antonio (back from retirement) in the middle and man on the match man Pietro as left back. Deep central midfielders were Terry and Bart while Matt and Jorg were wide midfielders (more like wide attackers at times!!). Jacob had a free role infront of Bart and Terry.

The smallest referee in ABSSA told everyone to remove their hats for the game so poor Jorg and Jacob were disappointed since they are almost slapheads (English term for no hair on the skull) and there was certainly a nip in the air! A well organised FCIrlande frustrated the opposition throughout the first half and limiting Etincelle to only long range shots that never troubled Ken. Indeed Ken was having little to do but distribute the ball which he was doing with great accuracy. Twenty minutes into the game, Luuk picked up the ball and had a one on one with a huge defender (his head alone was as big as Pietro), he was barged over which resulted in a bad cut to the knee. The cut bled heavily for the whole game (despite been requested by the referee to clean it off the field). Unfortunately, this and a few other free kicks we took, didn´t really trouble their keeper. A good solid half for us left us scoreless at half time. Our spirits were up and everyone was positive during the team talk. We suddenly believed that yes; we could get a result from this game!

 

The second half was more of the first with Vets 2 frustrating the opposition and limiting them to long range shots. Another one of their big forwards unleased a left footcurler from way outside the box that smashed against the Irish post – of course, Ken said he had it covered all the way! The Irish also had their chances though and could quite easily have had a penalty, goal or seen the opposition get a red card. Luuk was really making himself a nuisance upfront and had a great opportunity to score, but his first touch led him down. He also got into another great scoring situation only to be fouled right on the goal area line. Another opportunity could have fallen to Terry who made a well timed run through Etincelle´s offside trap, but the through ball from Bart could not be reached since one of their players (who moaned throughout the game) blatantly cut Terry down in full stride. No foul and we certainly could have had a one on one situation with their goalkeeper. Etincelle also had a few chances, especially during the last 15 minutes while Vets2 were losing a little bit of composure at the back. At times balls were spinning this way and that from mishit clearances which put us under pressure in the closing stages. Their right forward probably had the best chance of the game but fortunately put it high and wide from a few metres out!

So we ground the result out and came away with another clean sheet – 3 on the bounce now and 7 points from the last 3 games. Both teams had respect for each other at the end of the game and even though they had only 10 players, Vets 2 once again proved themselves to be better than their

league position. Leaving the field many of our boys looked like they had certainly been in a battle with several bloody knees. But Luuk looked the toughest warrier – until he started crying when some blood got on his kaki designer trousers! The beers tasted sweat in the bar afterwards, and Antonio rounded it off with a plateful of sandwiches – which mainly Luuk polished off. The Etincelle players were on the next table to us eating meze (olives, feta, octopus, dips with baguettes) – my style of post-match celebration boys!

 

Man of the match: Pietro

Nest game: Tigre at home (points for the taking so let us keep the run rolling)

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Mixed results for the Girls and Boys in Green (game 8/10/16)

Oct
09

Firsts lost 4:2 to newly promoted Green Devils. In the first half we went down 2:0 after conceding two unnecessary goals and missing out on a couple of one-on-ones with their keeper. 2d half we showed some great spirit and levelled the score. Unfortunately when we were pushing for the winner, one of their excellent strikers scored an unstoppable volley from outside the box in 65th minute. Their last goal was a gift from us in the dying minutes of the game. Nonetheless a good performance against a side that beat FC Portugal 1:3 last Saturday.

 

Seconds continue their great form with a 0-4 win away to Realistes Mexico. We built a wall and got them to pay for it. ;-). That is 18 points from 18 and 4 clean sheets in a row. Next week Beethoven away, let's make sure this symphony stays sweet.

 

The Turds drew against a team that proved to be better than it's current position in the league. After leading 2:1 following a powerful header from Ionut, we unfortunately didn't manage to keep the lead and conceded late in the 2d half. 2:2 was the final score of a balanced game, in which we missed several key players.

 

Fourths played a strong young team that will challenge for promotion this season. While having the upper hand for most of the first half, we missed a couple of great chances. This cost us dearly, when Fc Tauro scored in the 60th minute. Again we missed to reward us for a decent performance because of our sloppiness in front of the goal. The game finished 1:0. But we will bounce back next Saturday!

 

Vets1 lost 0:2. While Brussels Ltc had only 4 shots on target throughout the game, these proved to be efficient. We conceded the first one after 2 minutes because of a too short warm-up. Afterwards we created a couple of good chances that we unfortunately missed to convert. In the second half we were down to ten after Frazer had to come off injured. Nevertheless we managed to keep them quiet for most of the second half. Their second goal came shortly before the final whistle... Again we deserved more!

 

Vets2 chalked up a first win this season after an impressive display away to Tubifoot. Well in control from the off the men in green led by 3:0 at half time. Nick unfortunately had to limp off and was replaced by Laurent. In the 2d half vets2 conceded 2, one a gift-wrapped penalty courtesy of the ref occasionnel, but also scored a further four. MOTM and surprise guest Jeff Bridoux bagged four while the owner of the first two syllables of the Oscarlos combo added a hattrick to become Vets topscorer. A marvellous performance on the day marred  only by the red card to skipper Bart reacting badly to a nasty tackle from behind.

 

Ladies I lost 0:1 against the 2d in the league. The only goal of the game was scored on a questionable penalty. The defeat has a bitter taste since they weren't better than us and since we managed to beat them in the past. Will do better next time!

 

Ladies II won 14:0 (!) against Lasne. Though opposition was one of the weaker teams in the league, we kept the intensity high throughout the game and scored a few crackers. Very pleasing team performance!

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PLAYING LOCATIONS

Sep
06

 

Playing Locations

  • Stade communal d'Auderghem

         Chaussée de Wavre 1854, 
         1160 Auderghem

 

https://www.google.de/maps/place/Stade+Communal+d%27Auderghem,+Chauss%C3%A9e+de+Wavre+1854,+1160+Oudergem,+Belgien/@50.8124848,4.4402142,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x47c3db1acb1b0e91:0xc464254e33dea75f?hl=de

On pitch 2 (astro next to the bar)
 

 

Thirds: 3.30pm

Ladies 1: 5.30pm 

Ladies 2: 7.30pm 

 

  • Nossegem

          Melsbroekstraat, 

          1930 Nossegem

 

https://www.google.de/maps/place/SK+Nossegem,+Melsbroekstraat,+1930+Nossegem,+Belgien/@50.888711,4.504823,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x47c3dc2d462434fd:0x34a3d2d8e1206c4?hl=de

 

On pitch 1 (upper grass pitch next to the bar)

 

Firsts: 12.30 

Seconds: 2pm

Vets 1: 3.30pm

On pitch 2 (lower grass pitch)

Fourths: 2pm

Vets 2: 3.30pm

Please Note: These are the kick-off times and not the meeting times!

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With the weather Gods absent, the Irish enjoy a good day

Jan
30

The firsts played La Lorraine a relegation battle. The firsts, one point above relegation places, came out deserved winners with a 3-2 victory. Some great attacking play resulting in 3 nice goals, a commanding defensive display and some amazing saves from MOTM Antonio sealed the three points. The conditions weren't ideal but as Ross said at halftime we were fighting hard, everybody was playing at a high level and with high intensity. It was a hardfought and important win and it will give us confidence for the derby against the Brits next week.

Seconds were playing top of the league azur in what were very Irish conditions. The 6 nations of fc irlande which must be a first in a long time ;-). We started brightly in what was a makeshift but full of quality team. Stevie Byrne scoring after 3 minutes after a quality finish. Azur are a very good side and they are not top of the league for nothing. The conditions turned worse and it was almost impossible to get the ball past the half way line. So the plan was to get to half time and use the wind to get back at them. Euan came on for Ollie and chopped a lovely ball for Stevie again to equal the score. Game on we wanted it and we got it. With a quarter of an hour on the click Robbie and mike played out out well from defence. The ball fell to Stevie who took a touch and have it to john Sparks on the left. For an obscure reason their goalie came out and from almost the sideline bench he turned the ball past the keeper and in. Oh yeah. We kept our cool and secured the 3 points. Great victory and a day to remember.

The 4th got their first draw of the season. In a very physical game, on a soaked and muddy pitch, we even came close to a win. Though the result isn't enough for us, this convincing team performance gives us hope for the rest of the season.

Vets2 drew 1-1 with Azur but should have won, the first half was a bland affair with hardly any chances, the second half, uphill and against throwing the team produced a ver good half. Azur went one up through a soft goal but Oscar levelled and had a great chance cleared off the line, there were more chances but it was not to be,. Two points dropped as Vets2 were clearly the better side but a good fight back after going down.

Games for Turds and the Ladies were cancelled due to bad conditions and the ref not turning up (more games could have been cancelled for that).
Vets 1 had a bye.

Some important results for the club today. They were games Warren would have loved. The beers after are in honour of him.

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