With the squad’s great show of form in the first two matches of the season team spirit is running even higher than usual, if that’s even possible. Well, to make matters better GAS was scheduled during the one week break this past weekend, the decision was taken that it would be the perfect occasion for some team bonding, and so it was.
GAS VS Sportsman this past Saturday was the second to last game of the 2016/2017 season. With GAS still chasing the hope of the Division 1 title it was imperative we took 3 points with the hope that Red Star could manage to take points from FC Planet.
The game was a scrappy one. GAS started well and created 1 or 2 chances but couldn’t find the break through. That was until Ronnie a.k.a. Philip Lahm stepped up to take a free kick from 35 yards out, thundering in his attempt into the top corner. Keeper no chance. Despite forgetting his shoes and only realising a week later, he clearly didn’t forget how to strike a dead ball. A good goal from one GAS’ men of the season so far. Continue reading
On a surprisingly sunny Saturday afternoon, a decent sized contingent of the German All Stars took on a different opponent and in a different sport… Drinking! Despite this not being an actual game, a couple of the players were determined to follow matchday tradition and arrived on time in the customary training tops, not naming any names (Matteo & Diego). Once the full squad of players had arrived (Minus Mr. Massey, despite his childish excitement for the event all week) the drinks started flowing and the expected suspect dance moves were on show. A special mention must go to Dom for taking responsibility for collecting cash and ordering drinks – demonstrating skills our current bookkeeper would’ve been proud of! Continue reading
GAS is preparing for the next season in the Bangkok Casuals league and will leave for their annual training camp on September 9th with the first league match planned for the weekend after.
This year, make sure to follow our facebook page at facebook.com/germanallstarsbangkok for match reports and updates.
Less than a month to go for our annual Far East Football Tournament to kick off on April 3rd with the traditional captain’s dinner (new location at Deutsches Eck this year). The organising committee is working hard to welcome teams from all over the world again. With currently 35 teams, both the Open and Vets competition are fully booked with teams on the waiting list. Although some teams could still join the Masters tournament (45+), we can already conclude that registration was a big success. Especially looking at the teams who signed up, we are very happy to welcome teams from all corners of the world. This year, the award for longest travel distance goes to our friends of Sport Klub Windhoek in Namibia followed by MSD from Dubai!
In order to provide all participants with the latest updates, a new facebook page was created to be used for results and other announcements before, during and after the event. Go to www.facebook.com/fareasttournament to follow.
Believe it or not, eleven players confirmed…and showed up! All of them, no exceptions! Maybe the new rule achieves the desired goal. Anyway, thanks to all players! Makes it easier for all of us to plan and organize tournaments day. So, why do we complain about our really hard group, when we had such a great team? Better than the previous first games we did it right this time and beat the FC Penguins from Japan 1:0 by a goal from Faxe, who by the way showed an outstanding performance throughout the whole tournament and scored a triple! Congrats to him and please do it again! Continue reading
It was time again: the season is over, goals were shot (and a few received), games were won, bones were broken-time for the season end trip!
After long deliberations, the responsible guys from both teams (Casuals and Vets) decided against a trip to the sea, where we’ve been the previous three years already. So, we opted for the Erawan National Park North of the city Kanchanaburi in the eponymous Changwat.
After loading all cases, kegs and cans, people of both sexes and plenty of food, kindly provided by Frank and his new restaurant “ Deutsches Eck” (www.deutscheseckbangkok.com), we finally went- through heavy traffic- towards Kanchanaburi. Continue reading