GAS began the game on the front foot and were camped out in the opposition half from the first minute but no breakthrough, until midway through the first half when a marauding run from left winger Julian’s pull back eventually made it over to the right winger John who had time to take a touch and slot it past the keeper for the first goal of the game. The second goal followed shortly after, again coming from a left wing pull back from Julian allowing Tommy Almond to prod the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
This Sunday saw Germans All Stars kick off their first league game against Bangkok United.
The first game saw a big squad come together at our home turf at Bangkok Patana school. The coaching team had decided to invite all available players to create good atmosphere.
Our tactics for the game saw us continue with our high midfield pressing from the wingers which has worked very well in pre-season so far.
After roughly 5 minutes played a quick taking throw from Damian saw Tommy with possession inside the box who then laid the ball off to Dominik for the first goal of the season!!!
Saturday 22nd April 2017 will live long in the memory of the GAS faithful. Here is why…
It was cup final day. The Casuals League had pulled out all the stops with getting a fine venue in Siam’s National Stadium, a perfect arena for without doubt the biggest game of the season for both teams. Pre game brunch was had at the Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok next to MBK where the hosts kindly laid on fresh fruit and pasta, drinks and assisted with taking pre-game photographs.
So, here it is, the last game of the season. Swealtering conditions, a less than perfect pitch and a stripped back squad saw GAS take on Flann O Briens formally known as Londoner FC in the final game of the season.
A picture perfect start saw GAS take the lead through what is without question the fastest goal in Bangkok Casuals’ history. Dom playing a ball out wide to Philip who whipped in an audacious cross for Thomas to raise like the horny little salmon he is, notching his first of the game. Great start. The game could’ve easily been 2-3 maybe even 4 goals to the good in the first 15 minutes with GAS looking to end in style. No longer than 10 minutes into the game saw Kalle and Ronny come off injured making an already slim squad, slimmer. Despite going into battle with half an army the second goal finally came when again Philip’s deflected cross landed to Thomas who once again showed the predatory instincts to smash home. Buying balls to play with is not the only he’s good at, evidently. Continue reading
Saturday 11th March the stage is set for the third game of the season against Siam Celtic this time in the BCL Cup Semi Final.
This game wasn’t for the sexy football fans – it was a game that required patience, work rate, grit and desire to get to the final which GAS clearly had the upper hand on throughout. In less than 10 minutes GAS were 2-0 to the good through Freeboy and Dominik. Dominik scoring yet another freekick and Freeboy creating his goal from almost nothing, skipping around the keeper and slotting past the man on the line. Superb instinct. A very smart goal. Continue reading
This past Saturday GAS BKK took on the travelling GAS HK in a game whereby the conditions were flipped in the sense of players being in terrible shape and the pitch in perfect condition!
Having been advised that GAS HK were the reigning champions of the HK amateur football league GAS BKK were heading into this game somewhat nervily, with a bare bones team including two late drop outs totalling 12 players. Never ideal in 35 degrees heat but GAS BKK took care of business nonetheless.
With the majority of GAS HK looking like they’d not slept all week and smelling like they had drank soi 11 dry the night before, GAS BKK came out the traps flying and themselves 2-0 in under 10 minutes through the two center midfielders Dom and Craig. GAS HK clearly not expecting such a strong start, they began to have not so quiet, nor subtle words with one another on the pitch and attempted to actually get out of their mental bed. Continue reading
Built up as arguably the biggest game of the season GAS took on Red Star in the most anticipated of the four BCL Cup quarter final games and boy, it did not disappoint!
Despite the field conditions being below par GAS were phenomenal from the first whistle. Opting to play a 4-4-1-1 the pressure piled onto Star from the beginning was immense. GAS clearly meant business. Freeboy and Tommy both having chances to open the scoring within the first 5 minutes though somehow, Star managing to thwart their efforts. Not long after saw the unfortunate removal of Tommy after a nasty clash with Star’s number five leaving one of GAS’ key men in a pool of blood. This lead to a slight, pre-mature reshuffle of GAS’ midfield though seemingly provided extra incentive for them to go on and win the game. Chance after chance was created by GAS – Julian working hard on the wing, Freeboy and Fede pressing well from the front with Craig and Dom working well in the middle. It was only a matter of time before the deadlock was broken as Star couldn’t seem to get out of their own half. Craig came extremely close from the edge of the box pulling his shot agonizingly wide following a smart pass from Coco, though shortly after GAS finally found a way through the stubborn defence after some superb work from Fede set up Dom who’s thunderous shot found, up until that point, the elusive back of the net! An extremely well worked goal from the youthful pair.