Taipei Magpies

Here are all of the Taipei Magpies blog posts.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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