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Thursday Outdoor Football

We play on the Sloterdijk pitch, starting at 6.30pm. The pitch is 50m to the west of where the marker is on the Google Map, but it's not visible 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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  • Alexey

    gonna be 30 minutes late as well...

    July 25, 2013

  • Koen S.

    my outdoor ball just gave up the ghost. i assume/hope other people will bring a ball as well though

    July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      bring a pump if u have one. otherwise I ll chexk with the bike shop at thw station if they can revive mine...

      July 25, 2013

  • Derek B.

    ...gonna be around 30 minutes late...

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope there are no tournaments happening on Thursday :-D

    July 19, 2013

    • Corneliu G.

      Yep we can only hope :-)

      July 24, 2013

    • Koen S.

      they said it was an annual thing so we should be good for another 11 3/4 months

      1 · July 24, 2013

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