In their first ever OTPL game, our U23 team under the leadership of Johnni Nielsen, beat last seasons 4th places Animals with 6:4. In a fast and exciting game, "Little Blues" we already down 2:4, but have shown very good morale, came back into the game and thanks to a Hattrick by Alex Chen, magaged to get our first 3 point in this league. Next Sunday it will be even more difficult, as we will be facing last seasons runner up - Carnegies B53.
While the 1st team and our U23 are still in preparation for their upcoming seasons, our U10 is fighting in the Victory 8 for the title Last Sunday, in an absolute top match against the second placed FCB Taiwan, our boys won 5:0, despite a difficult 1st half. A clear 7:0 in second game cemented the 1st place in the league and with 6 points ahead and 2 games left, Little Blues have almost secured this seasons Championship.
With two another wins, our U10 is marching through the Victory 8 league season and is still top of the league, with 3 point ahead the second place. Our top scorer Danny Carroll added another 7 goals to his tally and has now 23 goals, which makes it impossible to take away the Golden Boot award from him. Next games begin January - bi game against the second placed FCB - if we win this one, the title will be our. Remarkable event, which happens throughout most of the Royal Blues teams - a keeper scored one of the goals.
In another training game, a mixed Royal Blues team (1 team and U23) drew TaiTi, Taipei Sports university in Tianmu. "It was a good training session, one where we can give some high level experience time to our younger players and give them first impression, what it is like to play on this level. Ahmed Namairage from the first team and the 15 years old Rooney scored goals for the Blues.
Once again the RBFC made it into newspaper - Taiwan Times are reporting about the U10 team playing in the Victory 8 League, enjoy the read!!!
皇家蔚藍足球俱樂部又再一次登上報紙版面 — Taiwan Times 報導關於U10隊在勝利聯賽踢球的事情，享受閱讀吧!!
In a friendly game last Thursday, our U23 Royal Vikings team has tied an mixed U18 and first team side of Inter Taipei. It is one of many test games our boys will play before enter the local foreign league OTPL next season. If you are interested into a trial at the club, write us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: