Tuesday Outdoor Football

We play on the Sloterdijk pitch, starting at 6.30pm.

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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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  • Koen S.

    k, well that was interesting, playing with the South-Americans. Interesting, but not very satisfying as the game became very slow-paced, and the talking and laughing incessant.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Koen S.

    so we have 9 people now. i think that'll work. so see you guys at 6.30

    July 9, 2013

  • Satish M.

    I will bring a ball
    See you guys at 6.30pm

    July 9, 2013

  • Koen S.

    k, we have 7 people now if Cyril brings a friend. I'd say 7 is not enough, but I wouldnt mind waiting until tomorrow morning or early afternoon to see if not more people have signed up by then

    July 8, 2013

  • Cyril

    A friend of mine will come too, it seems like we need people.

    July 8, 2013

  • Corneliu G.

    New things came out that need my presence. Sorry i have to cancel for tomorrow.

    July 8, 2013

    • Magdalena (Male) A.

      Me too, sorry guys but I can't make it tomorrow. Will be there on Thursday though :)

      July 8, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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