Thursday Outdoor Football

If you have a ball, please bring it (and let us know in the comments). 

We can play in Gerbrandypark (map). It's astroturf (like the Sloterdijk pitch) and it has lights (but they're not very bright), which means that we can start after dark, say at 6.30 PM. 

If you are coming by public transport you can use http://9292.nl/en to plan your journey.

Please sign up if and only if you are going to come (or cancel as early as possible if you signed up but then find out you can't make it), so that everybody can get a good sense of how many people will be there. 

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

1) The main problem with the pitch is that the lights are not very bright so that the pitch is only sort of dimly lit. It's more or less playable, but not everybody will like it. 

2) Another problem is that it's possible that others are either already playing when we arrive or will want to join us later. It's a public court so we can't claim exclusive use of the pitch. For some people this may be a deal breaker, for others it may not be. That's everybody's own choice.  

3) 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.

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 recommend using them, although it's not strictly necessary.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring a ball

    November 21, 2013

    • Vyacheslav T.

      And pump?

      November 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      no need. it has been inflated last time

      November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have RSVPd no for now..not sure if i can make it today

    November 21, 2013

    • Vyacheslav T.

      Bad news, we have 7 players in this case. Let's wait until 17:00 and cancel the match if nobody else will join.

      November 21, 2013

    • Vyacheslav T.

      If you're still able to do it we're waiting for you as well.

      November 21, 2013

  • Vyacheslav T.

    Ok, we have 8 players again today:
    "
    Krysta
    Hi my membership is pending but I would like to play tonight! My name is Krysta -I'm 25 Canadian and have played soccer/football­ for years and have been really missing it here!
    "

    November 21, 2013

    • Michele

      Great! It would be sad not to play today! No rain!

      November 21, 2013

    • Vyacheslav T.

      Please someone bring a ball.

      November 21, 2013

  • Vyacheslav T.

    Only 8 players available, are we still going to make it today?

    November 21, 2013

  • Maxim

    I am not coming today.

    November 21, 2013

    • Vyacheslav T.

      Well, please RSVP to No. We have only 8 players...

      November 21, 2013

  • Vyacheslav T.

    Hey guys, we have 10 players at the moment. If some of you aren't planning to come please inform us as quick as possible.

    November 21, 2013

  • Alexey

    Sorry I have to cancel again. Ankle injured on Tuesday started to trouble me again after Sunday game so its better to give it a week without football.

    November 18, 2013

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Rafaël

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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