Taiwan Football

Taiwan 2–1 Bahrain – The Football Revolution has arrived with a BOOM

14-10-2017

Taiwan managed to put in an astonishing performance in Gary White’s first competitive fixture as Taiwan manager. From the first whistle they were all up in Bahrain’s shit, while Bahrain looked like they were expecting…

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Taiwan’s Football Revolution Gets Going…Just

09-10-2017

The first game of Taiwan’s supposed football revolution got underway with a friendly against Mongolia.  In theory by looking at Fifa’s rankings this should have been a one sided encounter with Taiwan handing Mongolia a…

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Taiwan face Mongolia in Preparation for Crucial Asian Cup Qualifier

04-10-2017

Taiwan will be looking to make a good start as new manager Gary White kicks off the self-proclaimed ‘football revolution of Taiwan.” White has started well by setting up a friendly against Mongolia, often Taiwan…

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Taiwan Live on Eleven Sports

05-09-2017

Tonight (5th September 2017) Taiwan continue on their quest to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup in UAE and will attempt to build on their away success in Singapore, when they take on group leaders…

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Asian Cup Final Round Draw

23-01-2017

The draw for the final round of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying took place today, and Taiwan have been drawn in a group E alongside Bahrain, Turkmenistan, and Singapore.The top two in the group…

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Nothing Premier about Taiwan's Premier League

10-01-2017

So the Taiwanese Football Assocation have decided to rebrand the First Divsion and call it Taiwan Premier Football League.  However after watching some of the games and highlights this weekend I must confirm nothing has…

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3pm Afternoon Games, on a Wednesday...Why not?

30-12-2016

With the recent release of the fixtures for the Taiwanese First Division there was a glaring standout point.  That the Taiwanese first division has still decided to schedule fixtures at 3pm on Wednesday afternoons.To have…

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Taiwan Get Annihilated by Hong Kong as Football Continues to go Backwards

10-11-2016

Last night (10-11-2016) I rushed home from work so that I could catch Taiwan play Hong Kong and see if they have made any progress under supposedly 'superior' Japanese coaches.  As that was the reason…

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Taiwan Lose to North Korea

08-11-2016

Taiwan unfortunately lost 2-0 to North Korea.  Tomorrow night (09-11-2016) they face Hong Kong, kick off is at 8pm and can be watched on the EAFF website.  The last match will be Saturday afternoon vs…

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Following the Toon from Afar has Become Massively Challenging

06-11-2016

As I currently sit after completing my successful search for a radio link to today's Toon match against Cardiff. I contemplated how it's much more difficult to follow a team when your're no longer in the…

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Taiwan Announce Squad for East Asian Cup Second Round

03-11-2016

Taiwan have announced a 30 man squad for the up and coming East Asian Football Federation Tournament Second Round which stars this coming weekend (6th - 14th November.) The tournament will take place in Hong…

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Good Article - Sunderland are Shit

01-11-2016

This article in the express hits the nail on the head.  Sunderland are shit all of England knows it.  Newcastle curently have a more recent Premier League win than that awful rabble.Even if they finish…

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Yaki Yen Refuses to Play for Unprofessional Japanese Coach

21-09-2016

Taiwanese international player Yaki Yen has posted a message today on his Facebook page saying that he won't be playing for Taiwan again in the future as long as the Japanese coach is in charge.Yaki…

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Taiwan Struggle to Beat Macau and Qualify for the Second Round of EAFF Championship

05-07-2016

Taiwan managed to battle through an almighty struggle against Macau yesterday.  It really shouldnt of been a huge struggle mind, as Taiwan had most possesion and most control of the game.  Unfortunately the same old…

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Taiwan vs Macau - EAFF Championship 1st Round

03-07-2016

Tomorrow Taiwan will play their last game of the EAFF Championship first round taking place in Guam.  Taiwan only need 1 point to make it into the next round that will be held in Taiwan. Hopefully…

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Taiwan Win First Two Games in EAFF Cup

02-07-2016

Taiwan managed to win both games in the East Asian Football Federation Cup.  They first saw off lowly Northern Mariana Islands 8-1.  Then beat Mongolia 2-0 in a tight game. As Mongolia and Macau played out…

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CTFA to Appeal Against Recent Fine by AFC

23-06-2016

The CTFA have stated their intention to appeal against the recent 5000US dollar fine for fans displaying the green DPP flags at games, which have been deemed to be supportive of pro Taiwan Independence. According to…

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Taiwan Drop to 191st in World Ranking

23-06-2016

After the two games vs Cambodia in Asian Cup Qualifying Taiwan have dropped 9 places in the world rankings and now currently sit at 191st in the world.  They are currently the 19th worst nation…

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Last Throw of the Dice at Asian Cup Qualifying - Taiwan Will Face Timor Leste

22-06-2016

Taiwan will get one last chance to get into the group stage of the Asian Cup Qualifying.  This month they lost 4-2 against Cambodia, but due to the odd qualifying process they will get one…

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Taiwan Fined for 'Pro Independence Flag'

21-06-2016

Taiwan have been fined 5000US dollars for apparently displaying pro independence flags, and displaying signs saying Taiwan independence and Taiwan is not Chinese Taipei during the Asian Cup Qualifying games vs Cambodia. The green and white…

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Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) Shows His Support For Taiwan Football

21-06-2016

Taiwan could be considered a footballing backwater by many, the facilities are considered appaling for all levels of participants. Be that from amateurs who love playing on the weekend all the way up to the…

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EAFF East Asian Championship 2017 Preliminary Round 2 Will be in Taiwan

10-05-2016

The EAFF East Asian Championship second preliminary round will be held in Taiwan again.  They will be held between November 5th and November 18th.  Hopefully Taiwan can do better than last time in this competition.  They…

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The Mag With a Firm Nail on Head

09-05-2016

The Mag Fanzine has firmly bashed the nail on the head when it comes to writing about Villa fans attitude towards the Toon's classic implosion on Saturday.  Again they were there with their painted bed…

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Have the CTFA Dropped a Massive Clanger Ahead of Asian Cup Games?

07-05-2016

A couple of weeks ago, Taiwan eventually appointed a new manager.  He is Toshiaki Imai a Japanese manager who has coached Taiwan before in the past.  In November 2005 he was given the task to…

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What Cambodian Fans Think About Asian Cup Qualifier

03-05-2016

We asked We Are Football and South East Asian Fan's groups on facebook what they thought about the up and coming Asian Qualifier vs Taiwan.  As expected they know very little of the Taiwanese team like…

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Cambodia Preview Ahead Of Asian Cup Qualifier

16-04-2016

As most of you will already know next month Taiwan will play an Asian Cup Qualifier vs Cambodia.  If they win this game they will enter the final qualifying round, if they lose they will…

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Taiwan Draw Cambodia in Asian Cup Playoff Round

07-04-2016

Taiwan have been drawn against Cambodia in the play off round for the Asian Cup Qualifiers.  If they manage to beat Cambodia they will then progress to the final qualifying round.In the final round they…

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Taiwan Enter Asian Cup Playoff Draw

31-03-2016

Because Taiwan managed to struggle past Brunei in the preliminary stage of World Cup Qualifying, and due to the fact the AFC have increased the number of teams competitng in the Asian Cup to 24…

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Another Great Asian Stadium - Kaohsiung National Stadium

29-03-2016

Here is another great and unique Asian Stadium, in our Great Asian Stadiums Series.  We introduce the World Games Stadium, that now hosts national soccer games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.The National Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan was built…

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Syria's National Team Perform Impressively in the Shadow of a Civil War

27-03-2016

Everyone in the world now knows the problems that are currently occuring in Syria.  If you don't you really must be living in a bubble or something equivalent.  We all know about the civil war,…

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Taiwan's World Cup Performance Can Be Considered a Success

25-03-2016

Taiwan have tonight just finished the last game in their World Cup Qualifiers.  They didn't win a single game, didn't even get a draw so you must be wondering how can this be considered a…

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World Cup 2018 qualifying - The AFC section as it stands

22-03-2016

The AFC World Cup 2018 Qualifying PictureThe AFC qualification section for the 2018 world cup in Russia is nearing the end of its second phase. With most teams having played at least 6 matches in…

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TV Information For Taiwan's Final Qualifying Game

21-03-2016

Taiwan's final World Cup Qualifying game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Fox Sports 3 on Thursday 24th March.  Kick off is 8pm.  The game will also be on MOD channel 179. Sportcast Football…

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Top 5 Classic Boots by Taipei Magpies

21-03-2016

Football boots have moved on over the generations.  We now hear a lot of our players complaining how crap most modern football boots are.  Be it they are flimsy, offer no protecton, fall apart quickly…

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Taiwan Battle From Behind to Defeat Guam

20-03-2016

The CTFA had worked hard in promoting this game around Taipei and the island and a lot of people I bumped into knew about it.  They seem to be attempting to get the fact out…

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Another Great Stadium - Bhutan National Stadium

18-03-2016

In a new series from the #MagArmy we will be sharing different stadiums from around Asia that we think look great and we have visited or would love to get round to visiting one day…

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One of the Most Unique Football Stands

16-03-2016

Is this one of the most unique football stands you have seen? The stand is made from old bus stops, and all the bus stops are different sizes.  Amazingly it is close to my home…

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Taiwan vs Guam Friendly - Taipei

15-03-2016

This Saturday Taiwan will play an international friendly match and host Guam.  Guam have had some great results during World Cup Qualifying and have some players from the MLS. Anyone who is interested in football/soccer should…

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Magpies Football Trips - F.C Tokyo vs Urawa Red Diamonds

29-02-2016

Magpies football trips. #1 F.C. Tokyo vs Urawa red diamondsvsWe recently went to a Japanese J league match to watch F.C Tokyo take on local rivals Urawa red diamonds, who hail from the Tokyo suburb…

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Newcastle Finally Show They Have Balls

07-02-2016

Our new players clearly helped.  I had my doubts about Shelvey and Townsend mainly because Shelvey has been portrayed as a lazy bastard and Townsend had been plonked into the U21's to rot. Today however they…

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Newcastle's New Signings Exciting, Still In Need of a Striker

30-01-2016

So Newcastle have been signing a load of new players and trying to change the team around.  They seem like they are trying to save us from relegation or is Mike Ashley just trying to…

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Taiwan Demolish Macau

12-10-2015

Some of us from the team headed out to the National stadium on Friday night to watch Taiwan take on Macau. A lot of us have followed Taiwan this year through the build up to…

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International Friendly - Taiwan vs Macau

30-09-2015

Taiwan have arranged an international friendly against Macau for Friday October 9th.  This is the start of the 10/10 holiday weekend so most people will or should be off work. If you have nothing to do…

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Ronaldo Gives Agent a Greek Island

03-08-2015

Ronaldo(The Portugese one and not the real one) has apparently given his agent a Greek island as a wedding present to his agent.  This is pretty mental.  The greek island has been unamed but it…

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Taiwan vs Vietnam

31-07-2015

Taiwan will take on Vietnam soon.  The game will take place at Taipei Municipal Stadium.  Last time the CTFA gave away the tickets from sports shops around the country and it was a massive diaster.  It…

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Newcastle's Ill Fated Transfer Policy Will See Them Fall Behind

02-07-2015

Fat Mikes transfer policy at Newcastle is now doomed and we are in big danger of getting relegated in my opinion.  I will list the reasons for this in this article. The first one is we…

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Good Article About Guam's Success

20-06-2015

This is a good article about Guam's recent success, and how they have managed to beat teams ranked higher than them.Taiwan could and should take note how to develop.  I doubt they will but its…

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Taiwan produce Gritty Performance Despite Defeat

18-06-2015

There was a lot of hype and expectation surrounding this game, regardless of the crazy ticket situation.  It was especially good seeing Taiwanese people get behind football here no matter how difficult tickets were to…

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Great Article in English about Taiwan's Football Association

12-06-2015

This is one of the best and most informative articles I have seen wrote in English regarding the CTFA (Chinese Taipei Football Association)  Thanks to Robert Iwanicki for sharing it on Facebook and Thank you…

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Tickets to Taiwan's World Cup Match

12-06-2015

We finally got our hands on 3 tickets to the World Cup game vs Thailand.  Be sure to see if you can see the Riverside Magpies(orignal team name.  Now just Taipei Magpies) flag on the…

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Taiwan - Indonesia World Cup Game is Cancelled

05-06-2015

The world cup game between Taiwan and Indonesia next Thursday night has been cancelled.  This is due to the Indonesian government messing with the Indonesian Super League, and trying to say who should, and shouldn't…

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Evening Chronicle's Newcastle 'Merit Ratings'

28-05-2015

The Evening Chronicle (local Newcastle paper) has released the overall average score of Newcastle's players. These are apparently the scores they have been getting per game throughout the season as voted for by the fans…

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Taiwan's World Cup Fixtures.

27-05-2015

Two of Taiwan's four World Cup Qualifying games are coming up in the next couple of weeks and they both take place in Taipei.  Of the two remaining games after that one will take place…

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Sunderland, The Luckiest Team in The League

22-05-2015

Sunderland must be the luckiest team in the Premier League.  Especially over the course of the last three or four matches.  The Southampton game, the two pens they got looked soft.  Especially the one where…

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Newcastle Lose Again, as Relegation Edges Ever Closer.

18-05-2015

So Newcastle lose again, to the worst team in the premier league currently.  QPR, who are already relegated. Anyone who has been watching Newcastle all season knew we were going to lose this game, and…

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The Most Deluded Man in Football

08-05-2015

Is John Carver the most deluded man currently in football?  Tonight he has apparently said he is the best coach in the premier league.  I doubt the best coach in the premier league would of…

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Newcastle Doomed and in Disarray - The Championship is coming!

07-05-2015

Last Saturday saw Newcastle take on Leicester in what turned out to be an utter shambolic performance.  For all of Carver's mutterings about passion, pride, and Bobby Robson he just doesn't have a clue.  He…

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Taiwan's World Cup Qualifying Draw

28-04-2015

Taiwan's World Cup qualifying draw was made a few weeks back, but I didn't have much time to write anything until now.  The draw they have is pretty good considering all the teams other than…

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Chen Po-Liang Talks Taiwan Football with Fifa

09-04-2015

Taiwan captain Chen Po-Liang has just did an interview with Fifa.  He speaks about how happy he is that Taiwan have progressed, and he also shares his wishes that the CTFA and Taiwan football in…

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Newcastle lose to Sunderland again!!!

06-04-2015

So Newcastle again lost to Sunderland to make it an unprecendented 5 losses in a row.  Never in all of Newcastle's history of Derby games have we suffered so many consecutive defeats.  Mike Ashley, Pardew…

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Match Preview - Sunderland vs Newcastle

04-04-2015

Tomorrow afternoon(evening in Taiwan) is derby day.  Newcastle have the chance to reverse the trend of being spanked by the Tramps from down the road recently.  The mighty Toon have never lost 4 matches in…

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International Weekends are Dull and Boring

28-03-2015

This weekend the top leagues throughout Europe will be stopped due to it being the European Championship qualifiers, which are utterly dull and boring.  The sole reason that I think these games are utterly boring…

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The Day the Taiwanese Forward Line Came to Life

18-03-2015

As many of us who have watched the Taiwanese national team play will tell you, finishing is not their strong point. At times you wonder if they're afraid of the chance and the pressure of…

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Taiwans Stand Out Player From Last Weeks Qualifier

17-03-2015

So I finally found out who the number 9 was from Taiwan's qualifier last week.  Step forward Chen Hao-wei (陳浩瑋)Anything good that Taiwan did in the game it came through this fella.  He was playing a…

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Taiwan vs Brunei

16-03-2015

This week me and a mate trekked down to Kaohsiung to watch Taiwan's world cup qualifier vs Brunei. Apparently Brunei were the under dogs but in the end they won the game due to scoring…

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Live on T.V - Fifa World Cup Qualifier - Taiwan vs Brunei. 台灣VS文萊

11-03-2015

Apparently you can watch the Taiwan (台灣) vs Brunei (文萊) World Cup Qualifier live on T.V tomorrow night.  Its On MOD and it should be on 博斯足球(although it doesn't say on the MOD TV guide…

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Carver is the Ghost of Pardew

03-03-2015

So people seem to keep telling me lately, "I bet you wish you still had Pardew now eh?"  Well to answer all you shitheads, bellends and mackems.  No I am glad Pardew is gone like…

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Fifa World Cup Qualifier - Taiwan vs Brunei. 台灣VS文萊

24-02-2015

Taiwan start their attempt to qualify for the world cup next month when they take on Brunei.  The first leg is being held in Kaohsiung with the second leg in Brunei.  The game will take…

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Much of a Muchness, Kim Jong Ashley

29-01-2015

So Pardew left which made us all happy, but there was no one I spoke to who expected anything different to what actually happened.  Mike Ashley has pocketed 3 and a half million quid for…

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Magpies Prediction League (17th and 18th)

17-01-2015

This week we take on Rob Wayne representing the Scunners who are a foreign run team based in Taichung if anyone is based there you can check them out here - The Londoner ScunnersLast weeks results…

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Prediction League Results and Table update.

17-01-2015

Here are the scores from the last round of premier league fixtures:Taipei Magpies - 4Javi - 2Current League Table:Kieran 8 Taipei Magpies 7 (average)George 7 John 6 Luke 5Javi 2 

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Magpies Prediction League Results. New Years Day

10-01-2015

The results came as follows in a crazy week of the premier league:Taipei Magpies - 4pts Luke - 5pts Current Table:Kieran – 8Taipei Magpies - 7.75George 7John 6Luke 5 

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Magpies Predictions league 10th - 11th Jan

10-01-2015

This week we take on Magpies supestar Javi Funes.  Here are the predictions: Taipei Magpies: Sunderland 0 - 3 Liverpool Burnley 1 - 1 QPR Chelsea 4 - 0 NewcastleEverton 1 - 2 Man CityLeicester 1 - 1 VillaSwansea…

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Magpies Prediction league. (results from 28th Dec)

01-01-2015

Taipei Magpies - 5pts John - 6pts Current Table Taipei Magpies - 9pts (average) Kieran - 8pts George - 7pts John - 6pts 

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Magpies Prediction League. (New Years Day)

01-01-2015

This week we take on Mags centre forward Luke.  Hopefully we can do better than last weeks score of 6.  You can click here for last weeks results and the current table.Taipei Magpies Predictions:Stoke 1…

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Prediction League Results

28-12-2014

Taipei Magpies - 14pts George - 7 points The match predictions can be found here.Current Table:TaipeiMagpies.com - 11 points (average) Kieran - 8 points George - 7 points 

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Magpies Prediction League 28th December (predictions)

28-12-2014

This week TaipeiMagpies.tw will take on infamous Magpies midfielder John Purkis.  Below you can see our predictions.  You can click here to see the last results, and current table.Taipei Magpies Predictions:Spurs 1 - 3 Man…

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Magpies Prediction League (Results)

23-12-2014

This is the result from the predictions from the weekend: (20th - 21st December) TaipeiMagpies.com - 8 points Kieran - 9 points.  Kieran got 2 correct scores and 3 correct winners Taipei Magpies got 1 correct score and 5 correct…

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Magpies Prediction League (Boxing Day Games)

23-12-2014

For the next round of fixtures, us here at Magpies HQ will be taking on Magpies centre back George.  Let the best man win! Taipei Magpies Predictions: Chelsea 2 - 0 West Ham West Brom 1 - 3…

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Hang Pardew From the Tyne Bridge

22-12-2014

So Newcastle and Pardew have lost another derby game.  This clown will never win another derby!  He is clueless about how to win them and he is always owned by Poyet.  Pardew couldn't even get…

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Magpies Premier League Prediction League

20-12-2014

Here at the #MagArmy Headquarters we have decided that we are going to run a predictions league and keep the scores throughout the remainder of the premier league season and see who is the winner.So…

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Champions League Draw

16-12-2014

The Champions League draw was made the other day and it is looking very tasty indeed.  The standout ties of the draw are definitely PSG vs Chelsea and Man City vs Barcelona.  Some of the…

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Pardew is Still Shit

16-12-2014

Over recent weeks Newcastle have been winning, while still looking utter shit I may add.  Now that we are winning I constantly have people coming up to me saying something along the lines of, "Alan…

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Taiwan Finish Bottom of Group

19-11-2014

So Taiwan are really as crap at football as everyone expected.  During This past week they have played against Hong Kong, Guam and North Korea in a round robin of games.  The games were to…

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Fragmented Football in Taipei

01-11-2014

There are a lot of reasons why I say football is fragmented in Taipei.  This causes many problems for people who want to run a league, or just want to play.  I will try to…

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Newcastle Won Away!

27-10-2014

In the land of make believe Newcastle did actually win away from home, they did actually come from behind to win a game, they did win in London, and Sammy Ameobi did score.  I watched…

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Taiwan lose to Cambodia

10-10-2014

So last night, we went to watch Taiwan take on Cambodia in warm up matches for their East Asian Qualifying games next month (which I have just found out will also be in Taiwan apparently.)The…

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Taiwan vs Cambodia

30-09-2014

On Wednesday 8th October Taiwan's Football team will take on Cambodia in a friendly game.  It will take place in Taipei, at the Taipei Municipal Stadium which is behind Taipei Arena on Dunhua Road.  Kick…

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Magpies Support SackPardew.com

21-09-2014

We here at Taipei Magpies support the sackpardew.com after that dross I had to watch tonight, yes we came back and got two goals back against Hull, but thats because Papis Cisse is a beast and…

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