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22.04.2012
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City/Town: Zurich
Event Type: Sports
Meeting Point: Schanzengrabenpromenade

The Sunday five-a-side football at Schanzengrabenpromenade has been cancelled for this weekend. There's a marathon on Sunday in Zurich, and the field might be occupied.

NOT A PROBLEM, WE'RE MOVING THE GAME TO A NEW LOCATION (See Below)

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Meeting point: Ämtlerwiese, Kreis 4, Zürich.

There, is a large grass pitch and two large goals. The best shoes are trainers with good tread. Studs will make rather a mess of the field if everyone uses them, but it that's all you've got then bring them along.

Exact location can be found here:
http://bit.ly/JW0hsr

RULES:
* Please sign as 'yes' or 'no'. 'Maybe' only after 22 people have signed up.
* Check the thread for a game on/game off notice
* Play nice - it's FUN, not the World Cup final.
* The time is 12:00 - 14:00
* New players and women are very welcome (unless we've reached the player limit)
* All skill levels are represented, ranging from comically inept to Spanish
* It's free


PLAYER LIMIT 22
AFTER 22 people have signed up then go ahead and sign up as 'Maybe', so that we have an orderly waiting list.

If you have signed up as 'Yes':
Please show up on Sunday or update your status well in advance.

If you are signed up on the 'Maybe' waiting list:
Keep checking through till Sunday morning to see if anybody has dropped out.

Please sign up ASAP and enjoy the fun. Men and women, beginners and experienced players are welcome. It's a friendly football game for all.

Check this thread continually in case of alterations. Remember this is the first time we're playing an organised game on this pitch, it might be occupied or unavailable, but we're giving it a go.
RSVP'd Yes: 15 (12 members and 3 guests) RSVP'd Maybe: 2 (2 members and No guests) RSVP'd No: 3
RSVP sign-ups for this event are now closed.
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

Please bring along 2 shirts (either white, dark, or colour), and if you've got a football bring that along too.

Again, some new rules:
1) If you sign up to play, you have priority, BUT this does NOT mean you can come whenever you please and expect your spot to remain secure.

2) Signed up players will have until 12:10 or until the second game commences, whichever comes first, after which you lose your priority to play

If it rains this Sunday, then the game might be moved to Ämtlerwiese at 12:30. Stay tuned for further details...
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

I would be up for it!
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

Just wanted to suggest something guys.

We did manage to play at the Aemtlerwiese last weekend. And after that game, those who were there and I would like to suggest that we try playing there for the next couple of weeks to see if it's a better alternative to the Schanzengraben pitch that's always at the mercy of the weather.

There are moveable big goal posts on the large area of grass that could even host an eleven-a-side match (so more people could join) and even a Schanzengraben-like pitch too. There is also no risk of sending the ball into the river.

There are thus plenty of reasons to give it a go. What do you guys think?

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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

i think its a great idea
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

Aemtlerwiese seems like a good idea. There's a couple of good reasons for playing at Schanzengraben too:
1) It's quite well located and convenient for people coming from, say, Zug/Winterthur (i.e. jump off the train and walk towards Paradeplatz).
2) It's useful for us when we are unable to draw a crowd of 15 players, wouldn't want to lose this spot for those colder winter months when not many are willing to show.
3) It's an alternative style to a grass field, being a small and rapid game, we enjoy that too.

I suggest that we start organising a 11-a-side game at Aemtlerwiese on Saturdays so that we can have the best of both worlds, I'd certainly be up for 2 rounds of footie. And if the weather is poor on Sundays then we can move there as well. Perhaps we can discuss that this weekend and come up with a solid plan.
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

I would definitely come regularly with most likely two or three more if played on a larger pitch and even better on grass.
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

I'll be in England for two and a half weeks so will miss the next couple of games. If anyone else wants to organize a plan B game then feel free to use my event entry.

My opinion on the Ämtlerwiese:

I think the pitch is better. It's better when it rains. It's better when more than 15 want to play. Hey it's even better when the weather is good as the pitch is a more grown-up size, has bigger goals and has grass. That said the Schanzengraben game has been a bit of a Zürich ex-pat institution for many years so it makes sense to think it over.

I think that a game on Saturday is not ideal. You may find that 8 turn up on Saturday and 8 on Sunday. I think a game in the week on Wednesday or Thursday evening would be better.

Anyway just my thoughts on the matter.

Have fun on Sunday

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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

I agree that a midweek match would be better, and I'd be interested it that more than on Saturday. It's great that we've now got a real alternative pitch for when the weather is crappy...
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

We've got 20 players willing to play this weekend. Are you thinking what I am thinking?

The weather on Sunday is forecast to be sh!te. So I suggest we decide on shifting play to the Aemtlerwiese right now instead of cancelling play at Schanzengraben at the eleventh hour on Sunday and creating loads of confusion and disappointment. In that way, we can also have a nice 10-a-side game.

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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

Good thinking batman.

The new place is a bit out of the way compared to Paradeplatz, and it will take me longer to get there, but it definitely sounds like a good idea. I'd be glad to try it out. Not sure I can on Sunday after all (family), will update tonight/tomorrow.
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

Hello to all

Can one of you pls provide me with the exact address of the Aemtlerwiese to be sure i don´t miss you out if the game is moved there this Sunday ?

Thanks!
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Re: RELOCATED: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Football

THE GAME HAS BEEN MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION THIS SUNDAY, PLEASE CONSULT THE MAIN THREAD ABOVE FOR THE DETAILS.

These are the players 16 - 20 who were on the Maybe list when I changed the event location and player limit, they have those slots reserved:
16) Wudzz
17) ayaskant_sahu
18) voiceman
19) Konsti
20) Mexpat
There's still 2 slots available to anyone keen on joining

If you have any questions then ask away here and I'll try to answer them as and when possible.

Cheers and I hope to see you all there
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Re: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Five-a-Side Football

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Hello to all

Can one of you pls provide me with the exact address of the Aemtlerwiese to be sure i don´t miss you out if the game is moved there this Sunday ?

Thanks!
David

I couldn't get the link in the description above to work so here's an alternative one:

http://map.search.ch/zuerich/bertastr.

Switch to Aerial view on the above map and you will see the pitch at the corner of Bertastrasse and Saumstrasse, (to the left/east of the big red circle). Let us know if you still have trouble locating the place. Cheers

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Re: RELOCATED: Zurich Sunday Afternoon Football

Thanks for the map. That´s crystal clear. See you Sunday !
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