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Thursday Outdoor Football

We play on the Sloterdijk pitch, starting at 6.30pm. The pitch is where the marker is on the Google Map, but it cannot be seen on the map as the map was created before the pitch was.

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There are a couple of crucial points to keep in mind about outdoor games.

1) It is not possible to reserve outdoor pitches (I've tried everywhere I could think of, but couldn't find any pitches that could be booked in advance. If you know of one, please let me know). This means that the pitch may be being used by other people when we want to play, and so there is no guarantee that we can actually play there when we want to play, and we won't know before we actually get to the pitch. There is nothing that can be done about this so please don't blame the organizer (in the form of a low star rating, which reflects badly on the group) if you had a bad experience because the pitch wasn't available.

The advantage of the Sloterdijk pitch is that it is not in a residential area which may increase the chance that it is available. Last year we were able to play every time we went there (at times with some other people joining us) but we may not be so lucky this year.

2) It may rain. A bit of rain isn't so bad but more than a bit becomes problematic, also because fewer people will show up then and we may not have enough players for a good game. So if it is expected to rain when we play the game will be cancelled.

3) The goals on the Sloterdijk pitch are bizarrely wide so that it becomes relatively ridiculously easy to score. I'd advise to narrow the goals by placing bags or coats that can be used as posts.

4) The upside of it being impossible to book the courts in advance is that they're free to use, so outdoor games are always free.

5) If you have special shoes for artificial grass I highly recommend using them.

 

 

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  • Vincent

    definitly fun to play on this nice pitch. Wished everybody had stayed! see u guys!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2nd game was nice!! See u next time all.

    July 18, 2013

  • Royston Wilson F.

    It was worth coming back. :-)

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The pitch at sloterdijk will be available at 7pm, see you all there

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Derek B.

      There are five of us here.. We're aiming to play in a bit... ^_^

      July 18, 2013

    • Derek B.

      .. Playing at last...

      July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bad news guys, pitch at sloterdijk is occupied with a massive tournament.

    July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      by two corners lol. got ot:-)

      July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sooo. options?

      July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    there are qquite a few pitches around sloterdijk... the map marker isnt anywhere near any of them though... am i right in assuming its the pitch next to the main road? loks like artigrass from the satellite image

    July 18, 2013

    • Koen S.

      The pitch is where the marker is on the map, but it cannot be seen on the Google Map as the map was created before the pitch was. So it requires a bit of a leap of faith, but it's really there.

      July 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      roger that, leaping out of the office in about half an hour :)

      July 18, 2013

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