Bangkok Veterans League
Season #1, Month #6
— Season-ending Tournament —
11/Dec/2005 • Harrow School

British Club carry Dec/2005 Vets League deservedly

Date: 23/Dec/2005
Once again, I would like to thank all of you for participating in our 6th monthly Bangkok Vets League "season-ending" competition on Sunday 2 weeks ago. It was a total success, especially having record number of 6 teams first time ever!

I think many of us felt it was surreal having handed the champions trophy to British Club, but believe it, they swept the competition throughout the day. The 3-0 score against the Harrow Teachers in the Grand Final was a clinical finish to the day.

Some of the highlights I remember were:
  • 35 minutes late kickoff to the day
  • 7 of the 9 groups games ending in a draw, while only 2 wins for Harrow Teachers and British Club
  • A bone-crunching 5th place game between the 2 bottom-ender Thai teams
  • 2 exciting SFs with British Club -vs- Sunbelt United and Harrow Teachers -vs- Germans
  • and, a very entertaining but multi-goal Grand Final with British Club against Harrow Teachers

Here's the complete scores of the day ==>

As I mentioned on the day, following this 1st season's "season-ending" tournament, now it's time think about to where we want take this Vets. We will need to make a concrete decision whether to continue the tournament format on a more frequent monthly basis, or make it into a more regular bi-weekly league structure.

Thanks, once again, for supporting the "Vets" idea. It's looking it will expand with greater interest in the near future. As always, I would also appreciate any of your suggestions on how to improve the event.

See y'all next year.!

Plentiful wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Kind regards,
-Eralp


 
Photos:


Picture 1 — Everyone is in waiting to kick the day off.


Picture 2 — The days gets a "GO", and the crowd is doesn't miss the heat of the action.


Picture 3 — Harrow Teachers is advancing the ball against the Germans in the SF2.


Picture 4 — Sunbelt United (+ Mori San) had a good showing on the day.


Picture 5 — Yingcharoen Standbys struggled with a depleted squad.


Picture 6 — ThaiAir Village looked strong, but lacked the performance on the field, and become another one of the statistics to bring home the BadCup! on their "first-ever" entry in the Vets.


Picture 7 — The Champ!, British Club grabbed their "first-ever" Top Trophy in the Vets.


Picture 8 — Germans advancing the ball onto Sunbelt's goal in the 3rd Place game.


Picture 9 — Sunbelt's Preben closely guarding the ball as Germans's Matthias is in pursuit.


Picture 10 — Gerald from the Germans taking the first penalty on Sunbelt's Gonzague in the 3rd Place game.


Picture 11 — Sunbelt's Mori San doesn't forgive from the spot.


Picture 12 — Germans in awe of the Grand Final on the sidelines.


Picture 13 — End-of-day family photo — beers is the winner.


 
Links:
Author: Tytus
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 11/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion at Sunbelt Thaivisa website


Just got news from Harrow School that our Veteran team is doing well...

LiveScore :

1st match 1-1- Draw Vs British Club
2nd Match 0-0- Draw VS Thai Veterans

More Result coming soon

We are now playing in the Semi Final

Match is still playing now

 
Author: Malcolm
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 11/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion at Sunbelt Thaivisa website


Hopefully the granddads of Sunbelt can restore some of our pride.

 
Author: Tytus
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 11/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion at Sunbelt Thaivisa website


Oh yeah hopefully....

The goal was scored by Mr. Mori, a shot by Preben but hit the post and Mori was there to hit it home.

 
Author: Tytus
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 11/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion at Sunbelt Thaivisa website


 

Semi Final:
    • Full Time: 0-0 Vs British Club, Lost 0-2 on penalty Shout out...

3rd Place Game:
    • Full Time: 0-0 Vs Germans, Won 2-0 on Penalty Shoot Out..


Sunbelt TVFC won the 3rd place in the Veterans tournament, and brings back the Bronze Cup.

Well done and thanks to those who played for the STVFC Dream Team:
    • Gonzague (Singa_Traz)
    • Preben (Firefan)
    • Khun Air (Airyamu) & Friends
    • Phil (from British Club)
    • Mr. Mori (from BU Japan)
    • Baraja

And the others...  

WELL DONE

 
Author: Sunderland
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 12/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion Sunbelt Thaivisa website


Haha ... I like the idea of a penalty SHOUT out!! Whoever shouts "PENALTY" the loudest wins. I think the Winking Frogs fan club would help us to win that ...

Good 3rd place there for the Sunbelt veterans team.

 
Author: Preben
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 12/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion at Sunbelt Thaivisa website


Was fun too!

A good group of people got together and the 7-aside game on a RATHER big pitch (in our eyes) made for some fast paced (some faster than others naturally ) play.

We met the British Club twice (first in the group game and later in the SFs as mentioned) - and drew both times (in normal playing time), and they ended up obtaining the place in the Grand Final based on penalty kick.

Some suggestions for higher goal scores came up such as longer playing time and maybe 8-aside (as field seemed BIG).

A league OR regular mini tournaments like this one seems to be in the cards and interested players can look here for more.

Age: born 1971 (and before) for games played in the new year - so one can still join if 34 (Sunderland?).


Still in pain though...

Cheers! Ben

 
Author: Sunderland
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 15/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion at Sunbelt Thaivisa website


Yes, if April 1971 qualifies me, I would be interested in playing for your veterans team in the new year on Sundays that don't clash with Winking Frog fixtures on the same day ... usually only the Japanese and Patana (when they have a team ) who play on Sundays. My poor old legs are crying out for a rest , but I still enjoy playing as often as possible . . .

 
Author: Tytus
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 16/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion at Sunbelt Thaivisa website


Yeah Sunderland you're welcome to join in the Vets when u turn 35 hehhee

 
Author: Preben
Team: Sunbelt United
Date: 16/Dec/2005
Source: Discussion at Sunbelt Thaivisa website


As mentioned one can be 34 too. As long as turn 35 in the given calender year.

Also, the games might in the future be mid-week (flood lights) so no clash with the other leagues.

Have noted you as player on our team Sunderland! More to come.

Cheers! Ben


 

Feel free to e-mail to me if you would like to voice your take on the above summary, or would like to obtain the original resolution pictures.

 




 
 
 
 
 


 


 

11/Dec/2005 Results
Teams                          Group Points       Final Standings   
 • British Club 5 (1st) Champ!
 • Harrow Teachers 5 (2nd) 2nd
 • Sunbelt 3 (4th) 3rd
 • Germans 3 (3rd) 4th
 • Yingcharoen 2 (5th) 5th
 • ThaiAir Village 2 (6th) BadCup!
Note: "(3rd)" means finished 3rd after the Groups