Gloucester Gentlemen's Soccer League

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GGSL Shoes for Nunavut Appeal! PDF Print E-mail
Feb 10th Appeal for Turf Shoes
on behalf of the Nunavut Soccer Association,  Sanikiluaq, Nunavut

Local youth coaches Jay Da Costa & Gina Pacheco are heading to Nunavut from Feb 17-19 to run a soccer camp for 100 children aged 8-18, and PE classes at the local school.  They are looking to collect & distribute indoor soccer shoes.  The northern youth are extremely passionate about soccer and are in need of indoor soccer shoes.  Many wear ill-fitted hand-me-downs, outdoor studded shoes and/or play in socks.  Please consider dropping off your used or new indoor soccer shoes of all sizes – for both genders at the dome on February 10th (or during the following week in the Hornets Clubhouse).  For more information, please contact Jay at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it & Gina at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you for your support of this worthwhile endeavour!
 
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Update! GGSL Shield Final Set for Feb 17! PDF Print E-mail

Shield Blank

GGSL END-OF-FALL SEASON SHOWCASE:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
 
The GGSL Shield starts on February 3rd for a 3 week period. NB: This is an open-draw tournament in the great tradition of the European domestic cups. Update: The finalists have now been determined following the Feb 10 semi-final game results,
 
 Round     Division  Home           Away            Date/Time          Field 
 Quarters A  Ajax  Bayern  F eb 3 @ 8:00 #1
 Quarters A  Boca  Spurs  Feb 3 @ 9:00 #1
 Friendly A  Gunners  Reds  Feb 3 @ 10:00 #1
 Quarters B  Man City  Olde Boys  Feb 3 @ 8:00 #2
 Quarters B  Dortmund  Atletico  Feb 3 @ 8:00 #3
 Quarters B  Peles  Man U  Feb 3 @ 9:00 #2
 Quarters B  Eagles  Dragons  Feb 3 @ 9:00 #3
 Quarters B  Mariachis  Crush  Feb 3 @ 10:00 #2
 Semis A  Gunners  Spurs  Feb 10 @ 8:00 #1 
 Semis A  Reds  Ajax  Feb 10 @ 9:00 #1 
Friendly A  Boca  Bayern  Feb 10 @ 10:00 #1
 Semis B  Man City  Crush  Feb 10@ 8:00 #3 
 Semis B  Dortmund  Dragons  Feb 10 @ 8:00 #2 
 Friendly B  Eagles  Man U  Feb 10 @ 9:00 #2
 Friendly B  Peles  Olde Boys  Feb 10 @ 9:00 #3
 Friendly B  Mariachis  Atletico  Feb 10 @ 10:00 #2
 Finals A  Gunners  Reds  Feb 17 @ 8:00 #1
 Finals B  Man City  Dortmund  Feb 17 @ 9:00 #1

 

B Shield Format - With 10 teams, the B Shield has a twist!
Week 1: All 10 teams play the opponent determined by an open draw.
Week 2: Among the 5 winners, a 2nd draw takes place to determine the 4 semi-finalists. One team will be an "unlucky winner" & elminated from the Shield (Man City, anyone?).  This is required to give all teams a chance to compete for the Shield in the allocated 3 weeks and definitely adds another element of unpredictability to the competition!
Week 3: Winners play in the Finals at 9:00 on Field #1.
 
A Shield Format - With 6 teams
Week 1: The top 2 teams in the standings advance to the semifinals directly.  The other 4 teams play the opponent determined by an open draw.
Week 2: Winners of the 2 games in week 1 and the 2 "bye" teams are drawn to determine the semi-final pairings
Week 3: Winners play in the Finals at 8:00 on Field #1.
 
Of course, we will still have lots of other soccer "friendlies" going-on for the teams not competing directly for the Shield.
 
Good luck to all teams!  We look forward to amazing soccer, as well as great sportsmanship, during this year's GGSL Shield!
 
GGSL Czech Rep/Austria Tour - Summer 2017 PDF Print E-mail

GGSL Austria-Czech Tour 2017 2

Calling all GGSL'ers with a yearn to travel, play soccer (& visit European breweries!)

A GGSL "All-Star" team (ha!) is being assembled to tour Europe this summer, specifically Czech Republic and Austria, the vaterland of none-other than Mike "Matterhorn" Lorenz.

When: July 30 to August 13, 2017 (the dates may change by a day or 2 and will be confirmed in January, 2017)
Where: Waizenkirchen, Austria via Prague, Czech Republic.
Who: A bunch of oldtimers from Ottawa (spouses are welcome) going to show some oldtimers from a ghetto in Waizenkirchen (Mike Lorenz's hometown) how soccer is played!
Why: Because in a few more years we will too old to do this! :)...and there are great pubs and beer over there!

For more information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Manchester City) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Dortmund II).

Bon voyage!

 
Gunners Kelby Shaw Has Man U Tryout End in Disappointment PDF Print E-mail
Kelby Shaw at Old Trafford 2 Kelby Shaw at Old Trafford 3

Kelby "Kez" Shaw of the GGSL Gunners gave it all he had, but in the end earning a place on one of the world's most fabled teams proved to be too much. Earlier this year when the EPL's Manchester United made a habit of giving up late goals, Manager Jose Mourinho expressed interest in the GGSL shutdown defender who flew to Manchester for the holidays. Unfortunately for Shaw, much improved results by the Red Devils killed his chances of earning a spot. "No, he will not be on the squad." declared Mourinho at his weekly press conference. "His quality is undeniable, I repeat, undeniable, but when we win and everyone plays well, I repeat, everyone plays well, how I tell Smalling or Blind they must sit?"  The above photos (L to R) taken before his childhood dream of playing for United was crushed, show a smiling Shaw posing in the Man U dressing room with his #23 jersey, and in front of the stands at Old Trafford.

 
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