Win two wins this weekend, our U10 team climbed into the 1st place in the Victory8 league. Danny Carroll added 8 goals to his tally, and is with 16 goals in 4 games the top contestant for the golden boot award. Next games are scheduled on December 3rd. UP THE BLUES!!!
Royal F. C. Vikings - Taiwan U23 announcement:
Thank you for everyone who showed up for both tryout. Whoever didn't make it to the list, we welcome you for training.
1st training session: 2017/11/02 at Fujen University, 20:00~22:00
感謝各位來參加二次的選拔, 沒選上的, 也歡迎一起加入練習.
第一次訓練時間: 2017-11-02 輔大足球場, 20:00~22:00.
Here is the final selection:
陳亭皓, 郭桐霖, Ben Bratsch, Ken Zorigtsaikhan, 林子豪, 蔡明哲, 王秉程, 呂旻, 李嘉維Maximilian,Vuyo, Augustine, 盧信丞, 宋法恩, 張峻傑, 張任霖, 李家源, 劉耿維, 練宗翰, 邢奕銓, 楊耀堂
Last weekend wasn't only the 1 team playing - our new formed U10 team started their Victory 8 League adventure and were very successful - two wins in two games, 8:1 against Tiger Gold and 5:0 against MFA Daan&Riverside. The team is in second place after 2 game and with 2 games in hand. Our top scorer Danny Carroll, who scored 8 goals on this weekend, is leading the top scorer table. The future looks bright for the BLUES!!!
Our first game in the newly renamed Taiwan Premier Football League was held in Kaoshiung and we were facing a strong Taichung Sport Uni side. We started with a 352 formation with Adam Lupinski in goal, Adrian Espinal, Oliver Gerbig and Sebastian Gruhle in center of the defense, Danny Weir and Yuichiro Mitsuoshi on the wings, Elias Argueta, Hank Lee and captain Michael O’Gorman in the center midfield and on top of it two striker, Loal Perron and Javi Funes.
TSU started to push from begin and the Blues were quickly forced to play a rather defensive 532 formation, with occasionally counter attacks.
After 15 minutes Blues' formation got better, the pressure from NTU less and most of the action happened in middle of the pitch, without any danger to both goals.
We had to wait to the last minutes of the first half to see a shot on target from NTU, which landed straight in hands of Adam Lupinski and to the 45th minute to a side bicycle kick by Elias, which missed the target. Halftime result 0:0
In the second half, the Blues manager decided to change the formation to 451, bringing a fresh striker Bhekumuzi Mathunja for Javi Funes, Atsushi Yanagisawa for Yuichiro Misumi and William Lopez for Hank Lee. This resulted with more pressing from the Blues side, Taiti players seemed to have problem to adjust to new Blues tactics.
One of the long balls almost reached Bheky but TSU goalkeeper cleared with his hands, which looked pretty close to being a handball outside the box. On the other side Adam Lupinski saved with his fingers a shot from 22 yards.
In the 67th minute then, big celebration in the Blues team, after Adrian Espinal headed a corner from Luis Ricci into the back of the net – 1:0 for the Blues. TSU team being punished for not having a player on the posts during a corner.
In the 70th minute Loal Perron started to having cramps and since the Blues used all the possible substitutes, they had to play with 10 players. Perron came back on the pitch later, though more as a dummy, to confuse the opposition defense as he was not able to run but still won some balls.
From then on, the Blues limited their game to defending. It almost paid off, but only almost - Lee Wei Xin equalized for TSU in the 93rd minute - really bitter pill for the Blues to swallow.
But it seemed the pill was swallowed by the TSU team - they became very aggressive and nasty, there were two ugly fouls in the last minute on the same player, one of them should be awarded with a red card but the referee had a different opinion on it.
1:1 is a deserved result but a little bit harsh when the equalized is conceded in the 93rd minute.
Our next game is in Taipei, at the Fujen University pitch on Wednesday, 3 PM kick off. Welcome to come and support the Blues if by any chance, you are a millionaire and don’t need to work at this time.
Link to the who game and highlights:
With a 2:0 win over MinChuan University (Goals by Hank 李孟哲 and Javi Funes), the Blues are still 3rd in the table with 2 points behind the top 2 teams. This Tuesday we will play our last game against Tatung reserves and a win will put as into 1st place. After it, we will need to wait for the remaining 2 team to play their last games too. Everything between 1-3 is theoretically still possible. UP THE BLUES
UP THE BLUES!!!
2nd of August - the official start of our season preparation. The league starts 18th of September and the Blues will work hard in the upcoming 6 weeks, to prepare themselves as good as possible for the new season. It looks like the level of Intercity league will be higher this season and we will need to be well prepared to finish in top 3.
We will have a last tryout on August 16th and 18th - the last chance for all who wants to join our team for the upcoming season.
UP THE BLUES!!!
Official tryouts for the Royal Blues team!!!
If you are interested in playing 1 Division in the season 2016/2017 with a bunch of good footballers and nice lads, come down to Fujen University on Tuesday or Thursday, 7:45 PM
We charge 150$ to cover the pitch cost.
Last game of the Intercity League 2015/16 - the Blues will travel once again down to Kaohsiung to play the team from Taichung City, which is currently in 7th position and without any chance to escape the relegation places.
We are going down with a strong squad and everything but 3 points will be a huge disappointment!
If you are in Kaohsiung tomorrow and want to see some quality football by the Blues, come top the World Games stadium at 3 PM and support our team
our 1:2 defeat in an away game against last year and this year Champions Taipower - congratulation to Taipower to another title - Royal Blues have one more game left and will finish the league in 5th place!
Elias Argueta 3