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Here is our latest news section where you can find out about what we have been doing lately.

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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Is Living in Taipei City All It’s Cracked Up to be?

10-10-2017

I lived in Taipei for 7 years.  Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Yep the first couple of years were enjoyable…that’s granted but suddenly and slowly I started to realise think is it…

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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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Cup Making in the Home of Porcelain - Yingge

12-08-2017

Yingge is a town in northern Taiwan famous for the production of porcelain. The history of porcelain making started there 200 years ago when Wu An (吳鞍) emigrated from Guangzhou to Yingge to become the…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - Parking

11-02-2017

Parking in Taiwan can be a thing of amazing wonderment and idiocy which I’ve never had the joy or the pleasure of witnessing up close and personal anywhere else in the world. The beautiful king…

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Ooh Cha Cha - Vegan Food

08-02-2017

Address - 台北市南昌路二段207號. No. 207, Section 2, Nanchang Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100.Opening hours - 10:00 - 21:00 (Monday - Sunday)Price - 150up.Phone - 02 2367 7133Website - Ooh cha chaFacebook Page - Ooh Cha Cha Facebook Page One day after work…

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New OTPL Season 2017

06-02-2017

With the new OTPL season fast approaching our preperation hasn't been the best so far if I'm being honest. We have only managed to play one friendly since last season vs Shane and even then…

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Goalkeeper Needed

05-02-2017

With the new season just around the corner our only goalkeeper decided he didn't want to be a keeper anymore.  With him being the only keeper we have, and good in goal we refused and…

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艾茉蕾披薩店 - Amore Pizzeria

01-02-2017

Address - 羅斯福路四段140號.  No. 140, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100.  (Near Gongguan Station)Opening hours - 11:00 - 22:00 (All Week)Price - 99 up.Phone - 02 2362 0808Facebook page - Amore PizzaThe first I heard of Amore…

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Taipei Lantern Festival

30-01-2017

This year's Taipei Lantern Festival will take place around the Beimen (North Gate) area and Section 1 of Zhonghua Road.  These areas can be accessed via Biemen or Ximen MRT Stations.  The lantern Festival will…

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National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine

30-01-2017

Address - No. 139, Beian Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104So before I begin with this blog, let me point out one thing quickly.  I don't think this place is worth visiting on its own.  That's…

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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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A Good Dentist Near Guting

23-01-2017

Address - No. 69, Section 1, Heping West Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100.  台北市和平西路一段69號.Opening Hours - Morning. 早診10:00~13:00,Afternoon. 午診14:00~17:00,Evening. 晚診18:00~21:00.Phone - (02)2394-0123Closest MRT - Exit 8 Guting Station, 5 minutes walk. 古亭站8號出口步行約5分One Christmas while I was teaching, some…

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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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New Year at Taipei 101

29-12-2016

Its approaching that time of year again where everyone goes mental, watches some fireworks, gets blind drunk and wishes everyone a Happy New Year.  I think the whole world knows one of the best places…

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Kick Off Time Changed for Shane Friendly

27-12-2016

Our kick off time for the friendly match against Shane has been changed to 10am from 11am due to pitch complications.The date and location are still the same.New information is as follows: Kick off time -…

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Kick Abouts Back on 5th January

24-12-2016

We will have kick abouts back again in the new year, thanks to the help of a Magpies team member.  Everyone is welcome to come but must follow our conditions to let us know if…

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First Pre Season Friendly Arranged

23-12-2016

We have managed to arrange our first pre season friendly.  We will take on Mighty Shane who also play in the OTPL.  The match will take place at Fujen University, and kick off is 11am…

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The Season is Over

21-12-2016

Our season has ended recently with defeat against Taipei Eagles in an evenly matched game.  The result had no bearing on our final league position as we had to get hammered 7-0 to drop one…

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MagArmy Scooter Trips

21-12-2016

So some of the guys in the team have been doing massive scooter trips on the weekends.  Either staying all weekend and camping, or just blasting there and back in the same day.  They have…

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Can We Get a Training Pitch?

03-12-2016

So it's coming to that time of the season again where I am constantly asked the same repeated question.  Can we get a training pitch.  Unfotunately the answer is pretty much a big fat solid…

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A Good Dermatologist

14-11-2016

Address - Close to 77 Shida Road, Near Shida University, and Shida Night Market.Back in the UK I had any amount of problems with Psoriasis and Eczema but since moving to Taiwan they haven't effected me much,…

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牧童咖啡 - Mutto Coffee

11-11-2016

Address - 新北市汐止區福德一路106巷9號.  No. 9, Lane 106, Fude 1st Rd, Xizhi District, New Taipei City, 221.Opening hours - 平日:11:00~21:00 例假日:09:00~21:00.  Weekdays: 11:00 to 21:00, Holiday: 09: 00 ~ 21: 00Price - 200upFacebook page - 牧童咖啡 Mutto Coffee - Facebook Page…

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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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博多天麩羅 山海 - Yamami

08-11-2016

Address - 110台北市信義區忠孝東路五段8號B2樓.  B2樓No. 8, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110.Opening hours - Monday 11AM–8:45PM, Tuesday 11AM–8:45PM, Wednesday, 11AM–8:45PM, Thursday 11AM–8:45PM, Friday 11AM–9:15PM, Saturday 11AM–9:15PM, Sunday 11AM–8:45PMPrice - 280NT UPLately the Mrs has been…

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台北美福大飯店 - The Grand Mayful

07-11-2016

Address - 104台北市中山區樂群二路55號.  No. 55, Lequn 2nd Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104Opening hours - Breakfast: 06:30-10:00(Weekdays), 06:30-10:30 (Weekends and Holidays), Lunch: 11:30-14:30, Dinner: 18:00-21:30Price - Breakfast: Adult NT$860+10%, Children NT$430+10%, Lunch : Adult NT$1,500+10% Children NT$750+10%, Dinner:…

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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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Magpies Find New Levels of Grit and Determination

06-11-2016

Our previous two games played out in a very simultaneous pattern against JFC and Daan.  We started well and played an excellent first half managing to secure and hold a 2-0 lead until the half time…

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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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英式西服 - Ying Shi Shirts

30-10-2016

Address - No. 94, Section 4, Minsheng E Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, 105.  台北市松山區民生東路四段94號1F.Facebook - Ying Shi Shirts Recently I changed jobs and now I am eventually out of the Buxiban game(Hurrah, Hurraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!)  This is exceedingly…

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Spot Cinema

25-10-2016

Address - Zhongshan North Road, Section 2, No.18, Taipei City For years upon years since I came to Taipei I have went past this cinema that is in a fancy looking white building that stands out like…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - Work Banquets

01-10-2016

Many moons ago while working at my first job in Taiwan at Joy English I got to learn all about the politics of the work banquet.  There was one banquet in particular that stands out…

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Bose Quiet Comfort 25

24-09-2016

Quite a few months back my headphones broke, and I decided that I was finally going to splurge a load of cash on a very good pair.  I was specifically looking for a pair where…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - Buxiban Nonsense Part 1

24-09-2016

This is one of many stories I have to tell of the nonsense that goes on inside Taiwan's many buxibans.  In my previous job for the biggest buxiban chain on the island (if you live…

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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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Kick Abouts Are Back

21-09-2016

We have kick abouts back again tomorrow (22-09-2016), after a 2 week break.  The kick abouts take place at Fujen Catholic University, which is easily accessible via the MRT.  Kick about starts at 7:45 prompt,…

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Magpies Paintballing

21-09-2016

We will have a team day out at the paintballing in Neihu this weekend (25-09-2016).  The last time we went it was fun, but would of been better with more people joining us.We are meeting…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - The T.V Harassers

13-09-2016

Earlier this year I kept getting loads of random messages on Facebook from people I didn't know or wasn't friends with.  All of the messages were all in Chinese so I popped them into Google…

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Sumo and Darts Night

06-09-2016

This coming Thursday 8th September, we will have a Sumo and Darts night instead of kick about.  This is due to the kick about pitch being unavailble.  Mark Buckton will run an hour sumo session.…

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Magpies Night Out

22-08-2016

We will have a team night out, and any friends, ex players or people in general interested in going out please check out this event.  Magpies night out. Please check this group

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Second Half of OTPL Season Starts

08-08-2016

The second half of the OTPL season kicks off next Sunday (14th August.)  We have been given a tough opener vs Celts, who are currently one spot behind us in the league in 5th place.…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - The Weirdest Door Knocker...EVER!

08-08-2016

This is one weird story which took place, back in my first year of working at Hess.  I often found it difficult to complete work in the office as there were too many kids making…

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Stories From a Foreign Perspective - Life as a Hairy Man in Taiwan

01-08-2016

Are you a hairy man living or working in Taiwan. If you are, you may have come across the same wonderous fascination as I have.  If your not you might just want to know how…

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100NT Quick Haircut

09-07-2016

People new to Taiwan often ask me where do I get my haircut.  Well for anyone who has met me, you will all know that I am slowly/quickly running out of hair so now I…

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Next Weeks Kick About Cancelled (13th July)

09-07-2016

Next weeks kick about at Fujen University is cancelled.  This is because the school are using the pitch for an international children's competition.  So we have been informed it is closed to the kick abouts.We…

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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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Good Scooter Shop on Tingzhou Road, Zhongzheng District

05-07-2016

Address - 188, Section 1, Tingzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City.I had been looking for a good scooter shop close to my home for a long time, when one night heading home late from work I…

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First Kick About at Fujen a Success

03-07-2016

We started a new chapter in our clubs history last week, as we took up an offer from Royal Blues to share Fujen Pitch for our trainings/kick abouts.  The first one was last Thursday and…

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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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93番茄牛肉麵 - 93 Tomato Beef Noodles

29-06-2016

Address - 台北市青島東路3號之2 (MRT: 善導寺).  No. 3, Qingdao E Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100.Phone - 02) 2391-0367Opening hours - 11:00-14:00, 17:00-20:30The other day the missus told me about this famous shop that sells tomato beef noodles.  Apparently…

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1885 Burger Store(市民 branch)

26-06-2016

Address - 台北市松山區市民大道四段57號.  No. 57, Section 4, Civic Blvd, Songshan District, Taipei City, 105Price - 200UP Opening hours - Mon.-Thur. 11:00~22:00 Fri. 11:00~23:00 Sat. 9:30~23:00 Sun. 9:30~22:00Phone - (02)2778-5338Website - http://www.1885burgerstore.comFacebook Page - https://m.facebook.com/1885-BURGER-STORE-136216634585/Recently I need to cure my urge to go…

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Magpies Kick Abouts Are Back!!!

26-06-2016

Exciting news everyone!!!  We finally have mid week kick abouts back.  These will take place at Fujen University on Thursday nights.  The kick about will start at 7:45 and finish at 9:45.  Please be 15…

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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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楊家麵食館 - Yang's Noodles and Dumplings

23-06-2016

Address - 台北市中正區寧波東街15號.  No. 15, Ningbo E St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100 (Close to Chaing Kai Shek Memorial Hall.)Price - 35NTUPOpening hours - Closed Mondays.  Open every other day.  Phone -  (02) 2321-1015At dinner time today, I…

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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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脆皮鮮奶甜甜圈 - Taiwanese Doughnuts

10-05-2016

Address - 台北市大同區華陰街183號.  No. 183, Huayin St, Datong District, Taipei City, 103Price - 30NT UPOpening hours - Opening hours:11:00~19:30After eating at the assorted organs place, afterwards I saw one of those little fried doughnut stands I like to…

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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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Guest Writers Wanted

09-05-2016

We are currently looking for anyone interested in being a guest writer.  If you have any interest in writing about Taiwan; food, travel, any kind of general information thats awkward or difficult to find. Or…

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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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永樂米苔目 - Assorted organs of your choice

09-05-2016

Address - 台北市大同區永昌街7號.  No. 7, Yongchang St, Datong District, Taipei City, 103.Price - 20NTup Opening hours - Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00-18:00,Sat.Sun.7:00-17:00Roughly about a week ago me and the missus were in Datong area as I was looking around for…

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雷蒙叔叔,專業門外漢的廚房 - Uncle Laymen

07-05-2016

Address - 松江路313巷1號, Taipei, Taiwan 104.  No. 1, Lane 313, Songjiang Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104.Price - 300UpOpening hours - Mon-Fri: 11:30 - 22:00 Sat-Sun: 09:30 - 22:00Phone - 02 2517 7684Facebook - Uncle LaymenOther Info - Cash Only This restaurant happens to be…

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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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League Top Scorers

03-05-2016

We currently have two players in the top 15 scorers in the league.  Matt Wraxall is in 4th spot with 5 goals, and Harry Clapham is in 8th spot with 4 goals.  Hopefully they keep…

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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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Magpies Fantasy Premier League Coming to a Conclusion

03-05-2016

The Magpies Fantasy Premier league is coming to conclusion in dramatic fashion just as the actual premier league did. Lewis and his team Gimme My Mane have been in top spot all season, but Mark's Sporting…

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Magpies at the Baseball

03-05-2016

As a football club we are again organising more social events and activities for our players, friends and colleagues to get involved in.The latest one of these events was a trip to the baseball match…

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點點心 - Dimdimsum Taiwan

01-05-2016

Address -  110台北市信義區忠孝東路五段68號B1F(inside Breeze Center Xinyi).  B1F, No. 68, Section 5, Zhongxiao E Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110.Price - 400UPOpening Hours - 11:00-21:30Phone - 02-23450509 (no reservation)Facebook - Dim Dim Sum TaiwanLast week me and the missus…

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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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鬍鬚張 - Formosa Chang

12-04-2016

Address - Formosa Chang is a chain store and can be found throughout Taipei and Taiwan easy enough as the name and logo are very distinctive.Price - 50NT UP Opening Hours - Different locations will have different opening and…

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澠井川 燒肉丼飯串燒居酒屋 - Japanese Dongfan

09-04-2016

Address - 澠井川 燒肉丼飯串燒居酒屋.  No. 409, Jinzhou St, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104.Phone - (02)2509-6058Price - 160NT UP (for dongfan) Opening Hours - 11:30-14:00、17:00-21:00Yesterday I was down on Jinzhou Road close to work which has become my regular haunt for…

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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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法式天然高品質冰淇淋 - O Rose

07-04-2016

Address - 台北市大安區忠孝東路4段170巷6弄1-1號.  No. 1-1, Alley 6, Lane 170, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106.Phone - 02 2773 7989Price - 120NTUPOpening Hours - Mon-Thurs: 13:00 - 22:00 Fri-Sun: 13:00 - 23:00When heading back to the scooter today…

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Magpies Are Off to Watch the Baseball

07-04-2016

We will go to watch the baseball in Xinchuang on 30th April.  We are meeting outside of Xinchuang MRT Station exit 1 at 4:30pm.  Brother Elephants will play Uni Lions.Any Magpies players, ex Magpies, friends…

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Help With Finding a Chinese Tutor

07-04-2016

Your new in Taiwan, you don't know what is going on or being said...so you want to learn Chinese but you don't have the time to go to class.  Then the next best thing you…

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No Name Japanese - Ximen/Wanhua

04-04-2016

Address - 108台北市萬華區昆明街127號(西門町昆明和內江街交叉口).  No. 127.  Kunming Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City 108.Price - 50NT UPOpening Hours - 16:00 - 2:00Down on Kunming Street close to Ximen shopping area in Wanhua district there is a very well known Japanese…

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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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Kenting, South Taiwan

31-03-2016

Kenting is a great place to travel to due to it being hot-warm all year round.  Unlike the Northern parts of Taiwan that can get very cold, wet and miserable during the winter months.  Kenting…

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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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Jiufen, Northern Taiwan

29-03-2016

Until the 1950's Jiufen was a  prosperous gold mining town, present day Jiufen however has been transformed into a popular get away for tourists and locals alike. It has provided the setting for popular movies…

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Fulong Sand Sculpting Art Festival

27-03-2016

More information about the Fulong Sand Sculpting FestivalThe sand sculpture festival at Fulong beach is one of the best attractions worth seeing throughout the year in Taiwan.  This is just my opinion but I believe…

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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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Dragon Boat Festival

27-03-2016

Dragon Boat Festival will be on June 9th this year.  The date changes every year as it follows the lunar calander, here is a bit of history of why it all started and also my…

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石二鍋 - 12Hotpot

26-03-2016

Address - 台北市大安區安居街50號.  六張犁MRT station  No. 50, Anju St, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106(other locations available. Check website.)Phone - 02-2739-3298Price - 218NT (minimum spend) Opening Hours - Weekdays 11:30-14:30 17:00-23:00(last call 14:00/22:30) National holiday 11:30-23:00(last call 22:30)Website - 石二鍋 12Hotpot In…

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Chineasy - Excellent Book for Beginners

26-03-2016

I came across this book when I was browsing for new material to learn from.  When I saw it I wish this book was around when I was a beginner and even though I am…

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Excellent Taiwanese Movies

26-03-2016

Watching movies are a great way of helping learn chinese.  I have picked up loads of new words and phrases from watching movies, but I must admit most of it is mainly foul language that…

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Elephant Mountain Taipei

26-03-2016

One of the most popular places by far for tourists to go and see in Taipei is Elephant Mountain.  This is because the views of Xinyi District(this district includes Taipei 101) from the top are…

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Green Island

26-03-2016

  To get to Green Island there are two options.  You can either fly there or take the ferry.  When we went we decided to take the ferry regardless of what all the locals were telling…

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The Association of Burkinabe Students in Taiwan Football Tournament

25-03-2016

The Association of Burkinabe Students in Taiwan are hosting another soccer tournament and are inviting teams to join.  The tournament takes place in Taipei, and is in its 4th edition.  If you want to join…

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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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Pirate Fest at Waiao Beach

24-03-2016

Drifters Pizza Pub are hosting a pirate festival at Waiao beach early next month (9/10 April.)  This looks to be a really exciting event.  We are not sure if you need to turn up dressed…

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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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View from the Opposition - Taipei Animals

21-03-2016

We didn't manage to get this one out before the game due to a heavy workload.  We would like to say a big thank you to Animals manager James for taking time to write out…

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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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Sony Waterproof MP3 Player

20-03-2016

So I normally go swimming quite often and while I was swimming one day this girl swam past me and looked like she was rocking out to some tunes on her MP3 players.  I was…

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A Fish Was Found on the Pitch Before Our OTPL Match

20-03-2016

We found a fish on the pitch today before our OTPL match vs Animals.  Due to the fact we had a lack of numbers, we should of give the fish a shirt.  MagArmy player Bones…

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Old people on scooters in Taiwan

18-03-2016

The old people who ride around Taiwan on their scooters are some of the most annoying people on the road. There are many reasons for this, but I will explain a few now.  These are…

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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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Kavalan Whiskey

18-03-2016

When I went home last year I found out that a Taiwanese Whiskey was named the best single malt at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards.  My grandad absolutely loves whiskey and I knew he would…

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Everything Home Bar - Get more out of your night in

17-03-2016

What is EverythingHomeBar.com?I'm Matt and as you can see, I like a drink or two. I especially like having a drink at home, in comfort, surrounded by my friends, my own things, with my own music…

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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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The Hardest Two Things to Find in Taipei/Taiwan

15-03-2016

Every time I am out and about I am confused why these two much needed public things are quite impossible to find at times.  You need to have been here for a long time to…

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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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What is polite? What is Not? Some key Differences with Taiwan and the U.K

15-03-2016

I am going to talk about some of the differences between living in England and Taiwan and what is considered polite and not polite.  Have a read through and let us know what you think.People…

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Help With Finding English Teaching Work in Taiwan

13-03-2016

If there is anyone interested in coming to teach English in Taiwan we would highly recommend it as a highly valuable experience.  Taiwan is a great country with loads to see and do.  It has…

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Magpies Out in Support of Taiwan

13-03-2016

The MagArmy was out in support of Taiwan last night as they defeated Guam 3-2 in one of the most exciting games we have seen recently involving Taiwan.Before the game we had a meet up…

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貝菈貝果 - Bugel Bagel

08-03-2016

Address - Taipei Main Station.  Central Hall.  (There are other locations around Taipei but this is the one I go to.)Opening hours - 週一~周五10:00~19:00 週六~週日09:00~20:00.  Monday - Friday 10:00 - 19:00. Saturday/Sunday 9:00 - 20:00.Price - 60NT up Facebook Page…

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View From the Opposition - Royal Celts

08-03-2016

This week we asked the questions to Frankie Hullet who is the new manager of our next opponents Royal Celts. A big thanks to Frankie for taking the time to answer our questions and here…

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View From the Opposition - Daan

03-03-2016

Thank you to Daan manager Alex for taking time out to answer these questions in our recent installment in View From the Opposition.  We take on Daan in our first game of the 2016 OTPL…

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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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If you can't Catch the Bin Man

16-02-2016

Some of you may have the same problem as me and for a long time you didn't know what to do about constantly missing the bin man due to work.  Every day I would race…

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View From the Opposition - Badgers

16-02-2016

Our next installment from View from the Opposition is an interview with On Tap Badgers manager Fred Freeman.  We would like to thank Fred for taking the time to answer these questions.  Here are the…

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Factually Wrong Article About Taipei Magpies

16-02-2016

The recent article posted about the Taipei Island Spring cup that we will take part in has its intentions in the right place, but it implies our team is all from the UK.  This is…

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You know you have lived in Taiwan for a long time when...

15-02-2016

When I first came to Taiwan there were a lot of things I didn't understand or get.  Sometimes I would just think they were outright weird!  Other things I just didn't understand because I was…

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View From the Opposition - Red Lions

13-02-2016

We spoke to Mao Cortes from Red Lions to get his view about our team, and the up and coming season.  We want to offer our thanks to Mao for taking his time to answer…

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View From the Opposition

10-02-2016

In the coming days we will be doing interviews with every team manager from the league.  This will be called view from the opposition.  There will be questions about last season, our team's performance and…

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Magpies Curry Night is Back

07-02-2016

As a lot of you already know we will play in the Taiwan Island Tournament that is eventually taking place in Taipei.  Saturday 20th February after the first day of the tournament we will go…

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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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New Baby Snacks

30-01-2016

So the other day at work one of my student's parents who has just had baby, and after she had her baby she gave me and my co teacher a box of cakes.  I thought…

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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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Looking For A Main Sponsor

28-01-2016

We are currently still looking for a main sponsor for the new season.  If there is any company looking to get invovled with a great sports team please get in touch. If you become a main…

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Pre Season - Going Well

28-01-2016

Our pre season has been ticking along nicely so far.Our first few pre season games were played while some teams were still completing their season.  Our pre season so far in a nutshell: vs Taipei Eagles…

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200NT Notes

27-01-2016

This might seem to be a bit inconsequential but loads of people who are new at the country and rock up at work or footy always ask me the same question about the 200NT notes.The…

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迪化街年貨大街 - Dihua Chinese New Year Goods Market

18-01-2016

Address - Dihua Street.  迪化街How to Get There - Take the MRT to Daqiaotou and walk or take the shuttle bus from Shuanglian Station. Shuttle bus no.518Dates - 23rd January - 6th February Map - Daqiaotou to Dihua Street…

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阿忠越式傳統牛肉河粉 - Best Vietnamese in Taipei

06-01-2016

Address - 台北市大同區重慶北路二段57巷19號, Taipei, Taiwan 103.   No. 19, Lane 57, Section 2, Chongqing North Rd., Datong District, Taipei City 103Phone - Phone: (02)2555-1235Opening Hours - 17:00-24:00Price - 100NT up Facebook Page -AzhongphoThis Vietnamese restuarant just happens to be by…

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大台北豆漿大王 - Excellent Yonghe Doujiang

05-01-2016

Address - 台北市南海路79號(汀州路與南海路路口,新東南海鮮餐廳對面.)No. 79, Nanhai Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100.  (Tingzhou Road Intersecton, opposite the seafood restaurant.)Phone - (02)2305-5788Opening Hours - 晚上18:00 到隔天早上 10:30.  18.00-10:30Price - 20NT up.A few years back on my way home from Xinchuang I…

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穿越九千公里交給你 - Wash Coffee

31-12-2015

Address - 松山區民權東路三段160巷19弄16號.  No. 16, Alley 19, Lane 160, Section 3, Minquan E Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, 105Opening Time - 供應鹹食至22:00 飲品時間:周一14:00~23:00 週二至週日中午13:00~23:00.  Monday - 14:00 - 23:00.  Tuesday - Sunday 14:00 - 23:00 Price - 150 upFacebook fan page…

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Outdoor Rechao, Near Guting MRT

30-12-2015

Address - Nanchang Street, outside the post office hospital which is opposite Mcdonalds. Opening hours - Monday - Saturday.  5pm - Late (Closed on Sundays.) Price - 70NT upThis is a great little outdoor rechao place on Nanchang Street located…

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Looking for a Kick About Pitch

30-12-2015

So as a club we have been searching for a place to have kick abouts again.  This has been a search equal to the search for the bloody Holy Grail.  We have scanned the map…

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山西刀削麵 - Hand Cut Beef Noodles

29-12-2015

Address - 台北市錦州街340號.  No. 340, Jinzhou St, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104.Phone - 2518-9210 (Chinese Only) Opening Hours - Sunday to Friday.  (Saturdays off) Price - 60NT up (beef noodles are 120NT)I often went past this little noodle shop on my…

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Coco Brownies

29-12-2015

Address - 羅斯福路三段283巷14弄16-1號.  No. 16-1, Alley 14, Lane 283, Section 3, Roosevelt Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106.Price - 50NT up We went to a Korean place for lunch in Gongguan and as I parked I saw this…

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德州鮮切牛排 - Texas Roadhouse

28-12-2015

Address - 民生東路三段156號. Section 3, Minsheng E Rd, 156號 Taipei.Phone - 02 2718 3011Open Time - 11:00 - 22:00 Price - 590 upWebsite -Texas RoadhouseOn boxing day the missus took me to Texas Roadhouse for my birthday.  I have been…

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Duroyal Ice Cream

26-12-2015

Address -  No.30.  台北地下街Price - 25/35/50NT Website - Taipei City Mall Website This little ice cream shop located in one far flung end of Taipei City Mall is very popular.  It is popular because it is bloody excellent.  I…

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麵屋武藏 神山 - Good Ramen

22-12-2015

Address - 104台灣台北市中山區中山北路一段121巷18號.  No. 18, Lane 121, Section 1, Zhongshan N Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104.Phone - (02) 2542-8222Price - 200 UPFacebook Page - 麵屋武藏 神山 FacebookSo a while back the missus told me about this ramen place…

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Two January Friendlies Confirmed

20-12-2015

We have recently confirmed we will play two friendlies in January at Zhongzheng High School vs Daan and possibly Inter Taipei.  We are awaiting final confirmation from them.If anyone reading this is interested in coming…

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Magpies Final League Position

10-12-2015

So we eventually managed to finish 5th in a mixed bag of a season.  There was some doubt that it was going to happen as Carnegies A were playing Carnegies B.  The B team needed…

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Chinese Medicine Clinic

23-11-2015

Address - 30 Heping West Road, Section 1. (Close to Guting MRT Station)I have had issues with my feet, and ankles for a long time.  I went through the process of going to loads of different…

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Season Ends on a High

03-11-2015

So we have come to the end of another season.  This has been the toughest season to get through since the first one, not because our team is shit like when we started, but because…

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Looking for Friendlies and New Players

03-11-2015

Our season has literally just ended but this time however, we will spend no time messing about sitting with our fingers up our arses waiting for the next season to start.This is why we will…

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Looking for Team Sponsorship

03-11-2015

We are again looking for a main team sponsor.  We are looking for a main team sponsor, as a main team sponsor we can offer to:Print your companys name and logo on our team kits Promote…

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初米咖啡 - Choose Me Cafe and Meals

18-10-2015

Address - 台北市中山區錦州街423之1號.  No. 423, Jinzhou St, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104Open time - Mon-Fri: 07:30-21:30 Sat-Sun: 09:00-21:30Price - 200NT up Phone - 02-2503-3386Facebook - Choose Me Cafe and Meals I have been looking at this place for the past couple of weeks and…

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Another International Friendly

14-10-2015

We have just managed to arrange another international friendly with a team from Hong Kong. This time we will be taking on Hong Kong Nite Spartans.As well as the Nite Spartans, Jhubei will also take…

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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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Where to Buy Taiwan Football Shirts

11-10-2015

Address - 台北市士林區大南路401號1樓. No. 401, Danan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111Phone - 02-28830553Website -http://www.asics-tw.com/If anyone has ever looked to buy a Taiwanese National football shirt they will know how difficult they are to find.  Well this shop…

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Triple A Burger

07-10-2015

Address - 忠孝東路四段170巷6弄5號, Taipei, Taiwan 10685.  No. 5, Alley 6, Lane 170, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106Price - 300NT UP (for set meal) Opening Time - Mon-Thurs: 11:00-22:00 Fri-Sun: 11:00-23:30Phone - 02-2781-2335Facebook Page - Triple A Burger - Facebook…

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Update on the Second Half of the Season So Far

07-10-2015

Magpies vs Celts (1 - 5) This proved to be a very,  very tough game for us.  Celts have looked strong this season, and with it being August the majority of our team was missing for…

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Sports Betting

06-10-2015

149 Dingzhou Road, Section 2, Zhongzhen District, Taipei City. (This is the address of the shop I normally go to.) So I am like most blokes who watch sports.  I like to have a bet on games…

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Taiwanese Saving Seats Tactic

03-10-2015

Today and a few times in the past recently I have tried the scabby Taiwanese tactic of saving seats in coffee shops, fast food places, and other similar establishments by leaving bags, books, and other…

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Magpies BBQ

03-10-2015

This Sunday after our match vs Inter Taipei, we will all dash to one of our players buildings and up to the roof like it's the return of the Blitzkrieg to get the BBQ started…

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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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小公寓 - Apt. Cafe

30-09-2015

Address - 台北市 文山區 指南路二段56號2樓.  No. 56, Section 2, Zhinan Rd, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116.Price - 70NT UPOpening time - 11:00 - 21:00Facebook page - 小公寓 - Apt. Cafe I have knew about this place for a long time,…

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角頭炙燒牛排 - Cow Boss Steakhouse

23-09-2015

Address - 中正區汀州路三段293號.  293 Dingzhou Road, Section 3, Zhongzhen District.  (close to Gongguan MRT is the one I normally go to, but they have them all around Taipei.) Opening Time - 12:00–15:00, 17:00 - 22:00Price - 150NT upPhone…

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粒粒冰淇淋 - Mini Melts

20-09-2015

Address - 西門町漢中街53號.  No. 53, Hanzhong St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108 (Ximen walking area)Opening Time - 11am - 10pm Price - 120NT (for the small melts)Facebook Page - Mini Melts FacebookWebsite - Mini Melts website So lately I have been…

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Magpies vs Red Lions Preview

12-09-2015

Tomorrow we take on those mackem wannabees Red Lions.  As usual they have been having a great season based mainly on sturday defence as far as I can tell from the league table.  They have…

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食味鮮 - Beef Noodles and Dumplings

12-09-2015

Address - Minquan East Road, Section 2, Lane 152, NO.8Price - 45NT upPhone - 02-25077743I found this beef noodle shop next to work a few weeks ago, and since then I have tried it quite a few times.…

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Taipei / Museum of Contemporary Art-Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition

08-09-2015

 ▶Website http://www.mocataipei.org.tw/Address | No.39, Chang'an W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City 103, TaiwanMRT | Danshui Line, Zhongshan Station, Exit R4Bus | 216, 217, 218, 220, 224, 247, 260, 287, 310 Zhongshan Market Stop▶AdmissionGeneral admission 50NT20% discount…

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Lehua Night Market - Yonghe

19-08-2015

Close to Yongan Market MRT StationTonight I went to one of the best night markets in Taipei, it is the big one in Yonghe(Lehua) which is very close to Yongan Market Mrt Station. Personally I think…

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Tonkatsu, Japanese Fried Pork Chops

17-08-2015

Address - This is a chain store and can found through out Taipei and Taiwan.  (We went to Ximen)Price - 170 upOpen Time - 11:00 - 21:00Ever since I came to Taiwan I have really liked this…

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International Friendly

16-08-2015

We will play our first international friendly on the 29th August at Fujen University.  We were contacted by a team from Hong Kong called Hong Kong Scottish.  They will be coming to Taipei for the…

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Magpies Get Win Against Badgers

16-08-2015

We went into the game today vs the Badgers with a pretty terrible recent record against them.  So we really wanted to change that recent record.  We had a pretty strong starting line up, and…

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Magpies vs Badgers

15-08-2015

Tomorrow we take on the Badgers, who are currently bottom of the OTPL.  Don't let them being bottom fool you because lately we have had a terrible record against them.  We have lost the last…

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Premier League Pass

15-08-2015

So if you are living in Taiwan and love the premier league, but haven't already heard about Premier League Pass then you must be in some kind of bubble.For 3000NT roughly you can watch every…

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Central Weather Bureau - Best Place to Check Weather Warnings

06-08-2015

If you don't know by now I don't know where you have all been.  Especially if you are currently living in Taiwan but the biggest Typhoon of the year anywhere is heading directly for Taiwan.The…

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OTPL Second Half of The Season Starts Sunday 9th August

03-08-2015

The second half of the OTPL season starts this coming weekend.  Our struggle continues, this season has been one of the toughest since we started, regardless of what every bloke involved in football tells you…

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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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Magpies Mid Season Review

23-07-2015

So we are at the midpoint of our season and are currently on a 2 week break.  We ended strongly by beating a solid Carnegies team, who are the current defending champions 1-0.  This is…

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OTPL - Magpies 3 - 3 Daan

02-07-2015

We played out another entertaining game last weekend, when we took on 3rd place Daan.  Daan are having a strong first half to the season, and are currently this seasons surprise package.We went into the…

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Magpies Mid Season Party.

02-07-2015

We will have our midseason party on the 11th July.  Anyone who would like to join us please get in touch.  The party will take place at OnTap in Taipei City and start at 8pm.There…

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The Best Places to Buy PlayStation and Xbox Games in Taipei

02-07-2015

Guanghua Electronics Plaza (opening time - 10am to 9pm.  Closest MRT - Zhongxiao Xinsheng.)Taipei City Mall (Opening time - 11am to 9.30pm.  Closest MRT - Beimen, or Taipei Station)There are two good places to buy…

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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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OTPL - Preview Magpies vs Daan

28-06-2015

Tomorrow we will take on this season's surprise package Daan.  They have stunned everyone in the first half by currently being 3rd in the table and putting together a great string of results.I saw some…

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亓家蒸餃專賣店. Steamed Dumplings

24-06-2015

Address - 台北市南京東路五段123巷4弄3號(中華開發旁邊的巷子.  No. 3, Alley 4, Lane 123, Section 5, Nanjing E Rd, Songshan District Taipei City, Taiwan 105.Price - 70NT upPhone - 02-2760 1935Open Time - 1030~2030(周日公休 - Off on Sundays)The missus took wanted to go…

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The Hammer

23-06-2015

Address - No. 14, Lane 9, Wen Hua Rd., Yonghe District, New Taipei City, New Taipei City 234, Taiwan, New Taipei City 235. (5 minutes walk from Dingxi MRT)  新台北市 永和區文化路 9巷 14號Phone - 0229207635Facebook Page - The…

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OTPL - Magpies 1 - 3 Celts (match abandoned after 75 minutes)

23-06-2015

Sunday just gone saw us taking on the Royal Celts, lacking a lot of our attacking options.  We decided to muster together the best starting line up we could put together.  Our game plan was…

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OTPL - Magpies vs Celts Preview

21-06-2015

We go into our game against the 2nd placed Royal Celts on the back of an upturn in form.  We are unbeaten in the last three matches.  Last weeks game vs Shane showed the team…

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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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GoGoRo Smart Scooter

19-06-2015

GoGoRo Website Today while riding around Taipei I came across a stand where they would let you have a test ride of the GoGoRo Smart scooter that is currently being pushed a lot in Taipei.…

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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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Magpies Battle Back From 3 Goals Down to Earn Draw

14-06-2015

We came into this game on the back of two pretty good wins vs Animals and Inter Taipei.  We felt confident of doing well and managing to come out with another win.  However the start…

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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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Magpies vs Shane Preview

12-06-2015

This weekend we take on Shane F.C.  We know what to expect from Shane, they will be very well organised and in Brian they have one of the best captains in the league.  He constantly…

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OTPL - Magpies Form Picks up With Thumping Wins Over Animals, and Inter Taipei

10-06-2015

We had been going through a shakey patch of form before we came into the game with the Animals two weeks ago.  Animals have always been tough oppoents and we were expecting a tough game…

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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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台北敦北店 - Gordon Biersch

05-06-2015

Address - 台北市松山區敦化北路102號1樓.  No.102 Dun Hwa North Rd ,Taipei.Price - 400nt and up.Phone - 02-2713-5288Website - Gordon BierschA few weekends ago me and the missues decided to go to Gordon Biersch.  We went to the one on Dunhua…

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餃 - Dumplings

05-06-2015

So I won't post an address or anything for the dumplings article because they can be found all over Taipei and Taiwan very easily.  They have a vast array of varieties when it comes to…

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Magpies Are Looking For New Players

05-06-2015

We are currently looking for new players who can play to a high standard.  We especially are looking for players who have played in teams in the past, or played a lot of football before.In…

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Magpies vs Animals

31-05-2015

Today we face Animals in the CPL which looks like it is gonna be another tough game. We will need another positive battling performance to get anything from this game.  The Animals are always a…

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Tea Water

31-05-2015

Address - 北市中正區汀州路二段177號.  177, Tingzhou Road, Section 2, Taipei City.Price - 35nt upOpen Time - 11:00 - 22:00 Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday)Phone - 02 2365 7635Website - TeaWater Website Facebook Page - Tea Water Facebook PageThis little drinks shop…

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Imagine Dragons Taipei Gig

29-05-2015

Imagine Dragons seemed to be one of the last year's most popular bands and they are coming to Taiwan. The gig will take place at Nangang Exhibition Centre, which has its own MRT Station at…

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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 Gig Guide is Gone!!!

28-05-2015

When I first started this website, one of the first sites I wanted to share with you all was Taiwan Gig Guide. This was always one of the best resources for foreigners to find out…

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Watch Champions League Final with the Magpies

28-05-2015

This year for the Champions League final we have decided we will watch the game in On Tap.  If you don't know where On Tap is, its very easy to find and close to Zhongxiao…

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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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Muji Design Your Own Notebooks

23-05-2015

While out and about in Taipei today, and in general hiding from the rain.  I came across something I thought was very fun.  You can design your own notebooks.  You have to first buy the…

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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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Magpies vs Galaxy

22-05-2015

We will face Galaxy this Sunday, if the rain lets us in what has turned out to be a top of the taple clash after last weekend's game moved us back up to 2nd in…

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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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Magpies get Morale Boosting Win

18-05-2015

Today we played Future Stars and needed a win badly to boost morale.  We were worried about a lack of players due to people losing interest because of the fact the league has been pretty…

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How to Get An Easy Card

12-05-2015

When you arrive in Taipei one of the first things you want to get will be an Easy Card.  This is about where to get them and how they can be used. There are a few…

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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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Magpies Defeated Despite Good Display

07-05-2015

We put in a strong performance vs Carnegies B53, but unfortunately succumbed to another defeat.  The club would like to say a big thank you to Floris for going in goal the whole game.  Congrats…

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OTPL - Magpies 2 - 2 JFC (Japanese Football Club)

28-04-2015

We managed to pick up our first point of the season after three games.  In our first two games we lost by 1 goal, losing 4-3 and 2-1. This time we went one better and…

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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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OTPL - Magpies vs Carnegies B53

28-04-2015

This coming Sunday sees us take on Carnegies B team, Carnegies B53.  With us currently being in 12th position on 1 point, and them in 11th position on 3 points means this game is already…

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夏慕尼新香榭鐵板燒 - Great Teppanyaki

28-04-2015

Address - 台北市中正區南昌路二段112號2樓.  No. 112, Section 2, Nanchang Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100.Price - 1030NT (plus service charge)Open Time - 11:30 - 14:00 - 17:30 - 21:00Other Info - Tell them it's your birthday for a free cake.…

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加里曼丹娘惹美食 - Borneo (Indonesian food)

09-04-2015

Address - No.1, Kinmen Street, Zhongzhen District, Taipei City.Price - 120NT - 200NTPhone - 0223661415Open Time - 11:30 - 14:00 - 17:00 - 21:00 (standard lunch and dinner times in Taiwan) Tonight I went back to this Indonesian place called…

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Revolver Bar

09-04-2015

Address - 中正區羅斯福路一段1-2號.  No.1-2, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd, Jhongjheng Dist, Taipei City.Open Time - MON-FRI: 11:00-03:00/04:00 SAT: 11:00-05:00/06:00 SUN 11:00-3:00Revolver is currently one of the most popular bars in Taipei.  This is down to it's cheap booze that is…

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How We Started, Evolved and Became Taipei Magpies

09-04-2015

Our Team, Taipei Magpies orignally started out as a kick about group.  The group all started, and was organised through facebook.  Our first group was called Sunday Football and Beers.  We didn't have a team…

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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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Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant

08-04-2015

 Address - 台北市中山區南京東路二段60號.  No.60 Nanjing East Road, Section 2, Zhongshan District, Taipei City.Price - 150NT and up Open Time - 10:00 - 22:00 Phone - 02 2522 2939This is a relatively new Turkish restuarant that has opened on my route to…

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新婦海南雞飯 - xin fu hainan chicken rice

07-04-2015

Address - 德行東路193號.  193, Dexing East Road, Tianmu.Price - 95NT and up Tonight me and the missus went to see a friend in Tianmu.  After sitting and chatting in a coffee shop for a while, we eventually got…

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Magpies Enter Burkina Faso Students Association 7 a Side

07-04-2015

In a very first for our team, we will enter the Burkina Faso Assoctions 7 a side tournament which will take place at Dajia Park on 18th April.  We will probably come up against fellow…

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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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麵食主義 - Kirin Pasta

03-04-2015

Address - 臺北市忠孝東路5段181號(消防局對面)捷運市府站一號出口直走.  181 Zhongxiao East Road, Section 5 (opposite the fire station) MRT Station Taipei City Hall exit 1 (is closest) Price - 100 and up.  (set meal is 130NT extra, varies depending what you choose)…

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Lucky Book store

31-03-2015

Address - Heping East Road, Section 1, no.182-183, 2nd floor.Phone - 0283695556-8The missus told me about, and bought me books from this shop ages ago when I first arrived in Taiwan and was mad keen about learning…

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Magpies Get Back to Winning Ways Against Formosa United

31-03-2015

We were going into this game looking for our first win in roughly a month of games.  The rot was setting in and it needed to be broken, and broken soon as confidence was slowing…

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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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Chinese Medicine Doctor. Great Acupuncture

28-03-2015

Address - Heping West Road, Section 1, Number 3.  (In front of Nanchang park - Close to Guting MRT) Phone - (02)2367886This Chinese medince clinic is excellent.  Anyone who knows me, will know that I have been having…

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T2 Match Preview - Magpies vs Formosa United

27-03-2015

If the rain eventually manages to go away this weekend and allows our match to go ahead then we will be playing Formosa United as we attempt to get our first win in a while…

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Magpies Suffer Disappointing Defeat in T2

26-03-2015

Last Sunday we played Taipei United with the chance of moving into second place in the league.  To achieve that Football Family had to lose to Galaxy and we had to beat Taipei United. As we…

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Kick Abouts are Back!

20-03-2015

We here at Taipei Magpies have been working hard to bring back kick abouts.  Anyone involved with football in Taipei, or Taiwan will know how difficult it is at the moment to find places to…

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Erlend Øye Taipei Gig

20-03-2015

Erlend Øye, 1 part of the great band Kings of Convenience will be playing in Taipei in March.  Like I advised in the past, if you like going to gigs do make sure you check out the…

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Worldwide #MagArmy

19-03-2015

This image shows all of the nationalities that have proudly worn the magpies shirt.  We accept everyone to join the #MagArmy, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity and nationality.

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Market O Brownies

19-03-2015

The missus has been buying these brownies ever since I came to Taiwan.  They taste good for being relatively cheap 79NT for 4 brownies which is a special offer at Carrefour.  I just got informed that…

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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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Player of the Season - Javi

18-03-2015

Well done to Javi for winning our player of the season.  He has fully deserved it.  He deserves it, not only for his goals but also for his work rate every game.  When he first…

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Good Tea

18-03-2015

These are the two green teas I often drink in Taiwan when I am at home, and I think they are both brilliant. They are green teas from different parts of Taiwan (I assume going…

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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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Magpies End of Season Party

17-03-2015

So our end of season party was a good one.  We had a lot of trouble in organising it, but everything worked out in the end.  We had a good night in the BBQ, then…

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Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above

17-03-2015

I highly recommend this documentary movie.  It is very similar to the BBC series Planet Earth.  It shows all the beauty of Taiwan.  The over crowded cities, the beautiful countryside, and the amazing mountain areas. I…

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Magpies, Out Badgered.

16-03-2015

Our second game of the season didn't go to plan as we went in search of our first win of the season.  We decided to stick to the same system we are trying to implement…

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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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This Weekend We Can Fully Concentrate on T2, with No OPL Game

16-03-2015

This coming weekend we have no OPL(On Tap Premier League) games, so this means we can focus all our attention on the T2.  We are still currently in 3rd place as the league has been…

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#MagArmy End of Season Party Finalised

16-03-2015

We have had a major issue about where and when to have our party this season and what to do for it because of the lack of a sponsor we don't have any bar to…

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Taroko Sports (Batting Cages)

16-03-2015

新北市新莊區中正路621號.  621, Zhongzhen Road, Xinchuang District, New Taipei City. (This is the one we went to.)Phone - (02) 2908-0621Website - Taroko Sports website click hereIt took us a little while to find the building with the batting…

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The #MagArmy Takes Another Small Step in Expanding this Sunday

15-03-2015

This Sunday sees us play two games on the same day for only the second time in our short history as a club. This is a great achievement and it is a part of our…

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Go Go Rise Gigs

15-03-2015

Go Go Rise are a great up and coming Taiwanese band.  I like them a lot, they might all ready be big in the indie/underground music scene here, but as I don't have loads of…

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Magpies CPL End of Season Party Coming Soon

14-03-2015

We are in the process of organising our end of season party.  When this is finalised we will let all members of our club know.  This will include CPL players, and T2 players.  Remember guys…

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Taiwan Gig Guide

14-03-2015

This is the best place online to check out what gigs are going on in Taipei and Taiwan.  Its always up to date, and has English and Chinese.  Look at the top right when you…

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Magpies Pizza Night

13-03-2015

Last weekend we had a pizza night, at Amore Pizza in the heart and centre of Taipei City.  Not many of us actually showed up which was a bad thing we thought until the bloke…

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MMA and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu

13-03-2015

Address: 170 Roosevelt Road (near Gongguan MRT Station) Website: www.wu-ja.comAs I was strolling around Gongguan I walked past a window with blokes bashing each others heads in.  The place looked great fun so I thought I…

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Magpies Lose in a Game of Two Halves.

12-03-2015

We started our first game of the season vs the Red Lions last Sunday, and we got what we were expecting a very tough game.  Our new coach came to the game and helped out…

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Magpies win v6 Pub Games Again!

12-03-2015

We want to say congratulations to all of our players who went to the V6 racing night last friday for the end of season V6 party. They managed to win the whole thing and again…

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Whose Books (second hand books)

12-03-2015

Address: Roosevelt Road, Section 3, no.308-1, 2nd floor, Taipei City (there is also another shop close to Shilin MRT Station.)  台北市羅斯福路三段308-1號2樓Phone: 02 2363 2168This is by and far the best second hand book shop I have…

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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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Magpies Beach Days

11-03-2015

Since the summer came, some of us have been spending a lot of time at the beach in Yilan together on the weekends. These have been great days, topped off by Bones making Turkish kebabs…

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Second Round Cinema

11-03-2015

Address: Tonghua Street, Lane 24, Number 1 (Xinye Anhe Station.)Price: 130NT (150NT on Saturdays) The Second Round Cinema is an old movie theatre where you can watch every movie they are showing during that day if…

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Danny's Send off

10-03-2015

Danny headed back to England today for two months, so we all went out for food and drinks with him before he left.  We all headed down to Revolver and then to the ReChao next…

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Magpies Social Club

10-03-2015

At the Magpies we also enjoy doing a lot of social events together.  This helps us have a good team spirit and also allows people who are not interested in playing with us, but would…

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Music Venue - The Wall (Gongguan)

10-03-2015

Address: Roosevelt Road Section 4 #200 B-1Opening Hours: TUE-SAT: 15:00-23:00Phone: 0229300162Website: http://www.thewall.com.tw/The wall in Gongguan is one of the best indie music venues in Taipei City.  They have all types of bands playing at the venue, from international indie…

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Looking for an Apartment in Taipei

09-03-2015

Looking for an apartment in Taipei is a tough job.  It requires skills of persistence and determination.  There are many obstacles to over come by being a foreigner.  First of all if you don't speak…

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How to get a Youbike

08-03-2015

Update - There will now be a 5NT charge for the first 30 minutes in Taipei City.  It is no longer free. All other charges remain the same. Youbikes are now all over Taipei City,…

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Daan Friendly Cancelled, As we Start the CPL vs Red Lions

05-03-2015

The friendly we had arranged with Daan has now been cancelled, this is because the CPL, OPL, or whatever it is called have decided that the league will start this weekend.So with a mighty four…

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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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Friendly Confirmed - Magpies vs Daan

24-02-2015

Today we just confirmed that we play a friendly match against fellow CPL opponents Daan.  This will be the start of our preperation for the new CPL season that is actually scheduled to start in…

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貳樓餐飲 - Second Floor Cafe

24-02-2015

Address - Check website.  (There's lots of locations)Price - 200NT UpOpen Time - 11:00 - 22:00 (Please check specific time with the store you intend to go to) Website - http://www.secondfloorcafe.com/Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/2floor?fref=tsSecond Floor cafe is one of my most…

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Looking for New Players

23-02-2015

The new CPL (foreigner league) season is coming up, and has a projected start date of first week in March.  So now we are currently looking for new players who are interested in playing some…

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杭州小籠湯包. Dim Sum (close to Chaing Kai Shek)

22-02-2015

Address - 台北市杭州南路二段17號.  No. 17, Hangzhou South Road, Section 2.Price - 100nt and upPhone - 0223935875Open Time - 9:00 - 23:00 Other Info - 捷運:中正紀念堂站 五號出口 走路十分鐘.  Close to Chaing Kai Shek exit 5.  A 10 - 15 minute walk.Last weekend…

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Preussen German Pork Knuckle (stand)普魯士, 德國豬腳

19-02-2015

Address - Nongan Street, Alley 2, Stand 2, Zhongshan District.  台北市中山區農安街二巷2號Price - 10NT - 380NTOpen Time - Midday til Early eveningFacebook - Click here for their facebook page While we were looking for some food after work on the weekend…

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西門町-老牌胡椒餅 - Pepper pastry (pie)

16-02-2015

Address - Kunming Road (close to Kangding Road Lane 25) Open time - Lunch Time until 20:00/21:00, or until they run outPrice - 40NTThis pie, or pastry or whatever you want to call it in English is great.  This…

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Lu Wei with fresh vegetables - Ximen

07-02-2015

Address - 137 Kunming Street, Wanhua (close to Ximen shopping area) Taipei City. Price - 10NT and up per item.  (All fresh veggies were 35NT) Open Time - 11.30 - 14.00 - 17.00 - 23.00Phone - 0223717762 (Chinese only)So I have…

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我思.私宅甜點 w.a.s House (cakes and tea)

07-02-2015

Address - No.33, Ln. 130, Sec. 2, Zhongcheng Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City.  台北市台北市士林區忠誠路二段130巷33號Price - 60NT UPOpen Time - Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 - 21:00Facebook - Click here for w.a.s facebook pageSo a friend told me about this place…

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Fiesta Cafeteria 拉丁美洲小吃

04-02-2015

Address - Tian Mu East Road , No.99 , Lane 8Price - 150NT and upOpen Time - 10:00 - 21:00(weekdays) 9:00 - 21:00 (weekends) Facebook Page - Fiesta Cafeteria Facebook click hereWhen we were flying around in Tianmu waiting…

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Phoenix City Barbecue Cantonese Style Restaurant. 鳳城燒臘粵菜

01-02-2015

Address - Xinsheng South Road, Section 3, NO. 58.  (opposite Taida/NTU University) 台北市 新生南路三段58號Open Time - Midday - Late Price - 90NT - 180NTPhone - 02-2363-3772A friend said we should check this place out, said he drove past it a few…

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Mags Top Scorer Gets a 3 Match Ban

29-01-2015

Magpies top scorer Javi has been banned for 3 games and the club fined 500nt for his part in the incidient which led to him being sent off. Our club has accepted this punishment.Keep on, Keeping…

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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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TianWaiTian - Spicy Hot Pot. 天外天精緻麻辣火鍋(西門店)

28-01-2015

Address - Kunming Street, Ximending.  台北市昆明街76號2樓Open Time - 11am - 4amPrice - 449NT (off peak) 539NT (peak) A 10% service charge is included.  Also you can add a small charge to have all you can drink beer.Phone - 02…

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Magpies win Crazy Game Against Future Stars

27-01-2015

This game was mental!  Indeed very mental!!  We started well with Javi taking advantage of some dodgy goalkeeping and squeezing the ball into the goal from the tightest of angles.  The keeper let it go…

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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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Kaosiung Winter Cup 2015

17-01-2015

Last weekend we sent a team down to Kaosiung to play in the Winter cup.  The cup is an island wide tournament ran by the foreigner teams through out the island.  They try to move…

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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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Ijysheng Bread Shop

02-01-2015

Address - Heping West Road, Section 1, no.13 (near Guting mrt exit 8) Open time - 7.00 - 22.30Price - 25NT and upThis is a pretty decent bread shop close to Guting MRT exit 8.  It's quite similar to…

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Taiwanese Pastries

02-01-2015

Address - 281 Jinzhou Street.  (close to Xingtian Temle MRT Station) Price - 13nt - 40ntI came across this great little place during a big break from work.  They have different kinds of Taiwanese styled pastries which taste…

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Quichez 派出所

02-01-2015

Address - no14, Lane 74, Wenzhou Street, Daan District, Taipei City.Open Time - 9.00 - 21.00Price - 80nt - 150ntFacebook page - https://m.facebook.com/quichez?_rdrI actually found this place around one month ago and really enjoyed it.  So I thought I…

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Henry and Cary Chocolate

02-01-2015

Address - No.14, Lane 74, Wenzhou Street, Daan District, Taipei.Open time - Monday - Friday 12.00 - 21.30.  Saturday - Sunday 13.00 - 21.30Price - 30nt - 150nt Website - http://www.henrycary.url.tw/Facebook Fan Page - https://m.facebook.com/HenryCary?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHenryCaryThis place is right next to Quichez…

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So Free Wood Pizza 柴燒窯烤比薩

02-01-2015

Address - No.28, Lane 283, Section 3, Roosevelt Road, Daan District, Taipei.Open time - 11.30 - 21.00Price - 150NT (all pizzas are the same price) Phone - 022364-3351Website - http://www.sofreepizza.com.tw/This So Free Wood pizza place is always busy for some reason.…

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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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Superb Korean BBQ Restaurant

31-12-2014

Address - Songjiang Road, Lane 259, no.29.Open time - 11.30 - 14.00 and 17.30 - 21.00Price - 140 (1 person) - 800NT (for 6 people)Phone - 0225176859I found this Korean food restaurant today.  When I was walking by I…

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Osteria Italian Restaurant

30-12-2014

Address - No33, Lane 280, Guangfu South Road, Da-An Dist, Taipei City, Taiwan 台北市光復南路280巷33號 Price - 1000NT - 2000NT Open Time - Monday ~ Friday 星期一 ~ 星期五 12:00pm~14:30pm (last order 14:00pm) 18:00pm~22:00pm (last order 21:30pm) (※Closed every Tuesday)Saturday ~ Sunday 星期六 ~ 星期日 11:30am~14:30pm (last order…

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Fried Pork lunch. Lunch Shop. (Rice and Noodle Dishes)

30-12-2014

Address - Minquan east road section 2, lane 92, number 3-1.  台北市民權東路2段92巷3之1號Price - 50 - 100NTOpen time - 11.30 - 14.00 - 17.00 - 21.00Phone - 0225718126 (the woman spoke a little English) Today while I was looking madly for…

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Excellent Cream Puffs

30-12-2014

Address - Minquan East rd, Lane 92, Alley 1, Number 1.Price - 35NTPhone - 0225317568I have cruised past this cream puff shop quite a few times in my endless search looking for something to eat. I have often…

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Dica Private Restaurant

29-12-2014

Address - 台北市大安區延吉街131巷1弄52號Price - 2400NT (4 people or less) 600NT, each. (5 people or more) Facebook Page - Dica Kitchen (Click here for the facebook page) This restuarant is very unique and special.  It is located on the 4th…

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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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Laguardia - Good Breakfast Shop

25-12-2014

Adress - Tingzhou Road, Section 2, no.209Price - 50NT - 100NTOpen time - 6.00 - 14.00Taiwanese people love breakfast, and they love their breakfast shops.  You can find them everywhere, and there are so many different companies, with…

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Juice Shop, Near Guting MRT

25-12-2014

When we started out we were just a kick about group that loved football, and having a beer after we had ran around like lunatics for two hours pretending to be Shearer, Big Les, Tino,…

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Magpies vs Galaxy

25-12-2014

Here we will add photos from our games and social events.  If you have any photos that you took yourself please feel free to send them to us.  We will try to get as many…

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UC Table (New Western Style Restaurant in Ximen)

24-12-2014

Address - no.146, Kunming Street, Wanhua District.Price - 200NT - 300NTOpen time - 11.00 - 21.00 Phone - 02 2375 8131This is a new western styled place in Ximen.  It is on Kunming Street which is close to the big…

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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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Delicious and Popular Beef Noodle Shop

23-12-2014

Address - 152 Tingzhou Road, Section 2.  (Near Guting MRT Station) Open Time - 11.00 - 21.00 (Closed on Sundays) Price - 60NT - 100NTThis is a great beef noodle shop on Tingzhou Road near Guting MRT station.  If you…

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Mr Bread - An Interesting Bread Shop

23-12-2014

At the Magpies we are a football community living in Taipei.  We don't only play football together we also watch live matches, and have different activities like curry nights, going to the beach, going to…

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Taiwanese Lunch Box (Bian Deng)

22-12-2014

Address - Lunch boxes can be found all over Taiwan so I won't put just one address.  The one I normally go to is close to where Tingzhou Road and Guling Street cross because it is…

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Club Man of The Year

22-12-2014

Congratulations to Bones for winning Club Man of the Year.  He has won this award for being fully committed to helping us improve as a team and a club.  He often manages training and can…

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Magpies 1 - 0 Neihu

22-12-2014

In a game that everyone expected all we had to do was show up to win, turned out to be a lot tougher than we expected.  Neihu worked hard in keeping us away from their…

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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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Great and Cheap Hong Duo Bing (Taiwanese Sweet Snack)

20-12-2014

Address - The corner of Chongqing South Road and Hankou Street (camera street) Open Time - He is there most days of the week.  Price - 10NT (for 2) This small stand which is often on Hankou Street by…

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73 Flavours of Ice Cream

20-12-2014

Address - Wuchang Street, Section 1, no.65Open time - 12.00 - 22.00Price - 80 - 110NTThis ice cream shop has 73 flavours of ice cream for you to choose from, a lot of the flavours are quite…

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Good Value Food Stand

19-12-2014

We hope you enjoy your time in Taiwan and we endeavour to provide help wherever possible. Below you can find comments and stories from some of our ex players regarding the time they spent here,…

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Great, Cheap Noodles in Ximen

18-12-2014

Address - Emei Street (food stand outside Seven Eleven) Opening Time - 9pm - 4am (Monday - Saturday.  Sunday the stand is not there) Price - 50 - 70NTThis noodles stand located on Emei Street in Ximen is excellent.  They…

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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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Grandma Millie's Cookies

16-12-2014

Address - Roosevelt road section 3, lane 244, alley 10, number 12.  羅斯福路三段244巷10弄12號Open Time - 14.00 - 22.30Price - 100NT (5 cookies) 25NT (1 cookie) Phone - 02 2364 9371Facebook - Grandma Millie's CookiesGrandma Millie's Cookies are truly authentic western style…

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Magpies 3 - 2 Formosa United

15-12-2014

We went into this game with our form picking up.  After losing our first game, we managed to get a draw and then our first win.  We wanted to keep that winning form going vs…

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Magpies 1 - 2 Carnegies

08-12-2014

We ended the season with a 2-1 defeat to the CPL league champions Carnegies in our last game, and unfortunately that meant we ended the season in 5th place.  It has still been an excellent…

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T2 Update

08-12-2014

So far we have played 3 games in the T2.  Here is a small brief summary from those games. Vs Football FamilyThis was our first T2 game, and we also had a big game in the…

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Final CPL Position - 5th

02-12-2014

Our final position of 5th place ended up being somewhat disappointment because of how well we have performed all season long.  I really don't want to take anything away from our great season but we…

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Grab a Bite - Brunch

24-11-2014

Address - 140 Tonghua Street, Taipei City.  台北市通化街140-1號Open Time - 8.00 - 20.00Price - 70 - 250NTPhone - 02 2737 1073While I was out today I came across this great little place called Grab a Bite.  The food looked…

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Uphill Struggle to Finish Top 4

21-11-2014

So the race for 2nd place hasn't exactly went to plan.  We are no down to 5th in the league and face a mighty struggle to finish higher than that.  We only have 1 game…

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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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CPL Match Report - Magpies lose to Celts

11-11-2014

Disaster!Magpies 0 - 2 Celts 

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CPL Preview - Magpies vs Celts

09-11-2014

Tomorrow we will face the Celts, in what is gonna be the biggest game in our short history as a club.  If we manage to win then we won't be able to be caught in…

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CPL - The Race for Second.

05-11-2014

The race for second has definitely heated up after last weekends fixtures.  Only two games were played but they were important concerning the race for second.  We played JFC and Animals played Badgers.  We beat…

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JFC Defeated as the Race for Second Continues

04-11-2014

We managed to defeat JFC 2-1 in a very one sided game that the scoreline doesn't really show.  It seemed like JFC had planned to send there weaker team to face us in the CPL.…

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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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Two Games on Sunday (both vs JFC)

29-10-2014

We take on JFC in two seperate leagues this weekend.  In a weird quirk of the fixtures of both leagues it turns out that the games in our CPL and T2 clash are both against…

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We're back up to Second

28-10-2014

We are back up to second in the CPL after our recent win vs Shane and other results weirdly kind of going our way.  Lions however didn't play and they seem to have two games…

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Good Noodles and Dumplings near Taipei Station

28-10-2014

Address - No 50, Chongqing South Road, Section 1, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City.  台北市中正區重慶南路一段50號Open time - 11.30 - 8.00Price - Cheap (70 - 100nt)Phone - 0223713971 (Chinese only)  If you are looking for somwhere cheap and delicious to eat around…

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Magpies beat Shane in Epic Game

27-10-2014

Today's game was utter dogshit mental bollocks in the best possible sense that we came out of that crazyiness with a win.  This is partly the reason I have the weird picture of Tevez fisting…

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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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Sababa Pita Bar

24-10-2014

Address - Sababa Pita Bar, Roosevelt Road, Sec 3, Lane 283, Number 17Open Time - 11.30 - 14.00.  17.00 - 22.00 (Saturday and Sunday all day)Price - Medium 300nt and upPhone - 0979632488Sababa pita bar is one of the…

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Magpies vs Shane Preview

23-10-2014

On Sunday we will take on a rejuvenated Shane side who are looking very solid of late.  This game was supposed to be played a few weeks back but got cancelled because we had no…

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Magpies defeat Eagles

13-10-2014

Today we really managed to battle hard, and get the win we deserved.  We rode our luck at times, but with so many key players from our team missing, all the other guys stepped up…

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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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Magpies vs Eagles Preview

06-10-2014

We go in search of revenge after our 3-2 defeat in the first half of the season to Taipei Eagles (Taipei's Nigerian team for those of you who don't know) Our defeat was a tough one…

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Magpies win in Friendly with Shane

05-10-2014

We played Shane today in a friendly that was supposed to be a league game, but the league couldn't provide us with any referees so because of this todays game was only a friendly. The game…

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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 lose to Badgers

29-09-2014

First I want to say, YES IT IS TRUE!  We lost to the Badgers, but this is not the same Badgers team that we played at the start of the season.  They have some new…

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Magpies vs Badgers

28-09-2014

Sunday sees us take on a resurgent Badgers team who are currently enjoying the best form of their life! As I heard on the grape vine they have a new three pronged attack that ooooozes…

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Magpies win Friendly

26-09-2014

Magpies 5 - 4 Royal Blues Tonight we played a friendly game vs Royal Blues.  I didn't get there until the second half because I had to work, but when I arrived apparently we were 2-1…

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Calcutta Indian Curry House

25-09-2014

Adress - 70 Xi Ning South Road, Ximending, Wanhua. (B1-2) 西寧南路70號(B1-2) (萬年大樓 美食街)Open Time - Monday~Thursday 11:30~21:30, Friday   ~Sunday     11:30~22:00 Phone -  (02)23893878Price - Middle (roughly 300NT-500NT) Calcutta Indian is one of the best Indian reastaurants I have ever…

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Magpies vs Royal Blues (Friendly)

23-09-2014

We were challenged to a friendly this coming Friday (26th September) by the Royal Blues.  Obviously we accepted as we will play anyone.  Our record against the Royal Blues so far has been very good,…

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Eat Goose!

23-09-2014

Shop name - Chen and Yang Goose Meat Address - Daan road, lane 31, number 8, 1st floor. 台北市大安區大安路31巷8號1樓 (忠孝復興14號出口 出來直走到全家右轉)  (Come out of the undergroung street between fuxing and dunhua at exit 14. When you come out…

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Magpies in T2 Magazine

23-09-2014

There is an article about us in the T2 Magazine.  The article is all in Chinese when we get our dirty, filthy hands on a copy I will get some brave soul to translate it…

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Magpies vs Shane Preview

21-09-2014

So if the typhoon permits, we will take on The Mighty Shane F.C tomorrow.  Shane are always tricky oppoents for most teams as they are very well organised and drilled by their team captain Brian.…

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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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Magpies vs Shane - Match Off!!

21-09-2014

Today's game vs Shane has been cancelled as I predicted due to the incoming typhoon.  We were all set to play all league games as the weather is calm enough (by Newcastle standards) to be…

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Magpies Secure Big Win

17-08-2014

Magpies 4 - 1 AnimalsOn Sunday just gone we played a huge game vs Animals, who regardless of what people say are still one of the best teams in, not only Taipei but the whole…

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