GAS Going BKK – same procedure as…
After last years disappointing Bowl-Cup Trophy the German-All-Stars wanted to go for real Silverware (meaning at least Plate;-) and go to Bangkok well prepared, where our beloved sisters of the German-All-Stars Bangkok once again created a superb tournament! In Order to really achieve this two teams took part – meaning we doubled up our chances!!! Additionally we flew in on Wednesday already to invest into an additional night in order to be surely recovered by Saturday mornings kick off…
After some nice partying and sightseeing as well as cycling tour it was time to play some footie – the reason most of the team was therefore.
The Veterans Tournament, consisting of 8 teams included our superb squad:
Goalie was the Kitty-Cat Katze Klaus, playing roughly his 42nd Easter Tournament. The defence got locked by Phillip “IceCube” Rode, Rino “The Punisher” Binder, and André “I have a Jens” Eilers. In Midfield it was Coach Jogi who pulled the strings, supported by Vicblau Wang and Martin Stromberg. Strikers were Chris-Xavier Güse and Florian.
Nevertheless a great performance by the boys!!!
Coming to the open category were the team was hot and ready to play:
Having Rene in Goal, support in defence came from Silent-Dennis, sometimes Schoko if he was there and our Import and former VfB Stuttgart Greenkeeper and free dance regional Champion Timo. Double 6 was mainly played by Thommy the Tube, Mario the Sleeper and Heiko “the fucking brilliant one”. The wings were covered by Ralf, Martin and Hermann, so it was Madse to be in the Centre. Strikers, or at least so called were Michael and No-Goal-Maric, who took over this Nickname from Mr. Klemm.
Beeing in Group A made GAS play their first match at 9am…and already after some mins we were down against reigning Champs and Cosmorivals Swiss. Our lovely and always sympathetic neighbours conceded a goal after a nice Freekick from Michael shortly before the final whistle. Second game came against Shanghai Krauts and again GAS 1-0 down after a stupid goal. A clear penalty for GAS was not given, and a real poor ref made the difference in this game which GAS lost 2-3 (Goals by Michael after Timo fell over and Ralf) to the later victorious Tournament winners. Still eager to go to Top 2 in the Group-Stage GAS needed a win against London Panther. Dominating the Game, and again 1-0 down after a counter attack. Not giving up it was Hermann to at least secure one point. The last Saturday-Game was against Red Star and dominated by GAS, who this time won the encounter 1-0 only after a trick Hermann himself cannot remember how he did it – well done lah anyway!!!
Sunday saw GAS facing Cosmo-Rivals Latini who had an excellent performance and kicked GASS 4-0. So it was the Plate Cup where we met P.I.S.S and in the last Minute it was Madse to head home the winner after a corner. In the Semis no Goal for both teams and surprisingly a German Team lost a penalty Shoot Out…Too bad our opponents in that match won the Plate Cup rather easily. A penalty Shoot-Out for Position 9 was more or less won after Klaus was just holding every Penalty, even from Girls!!!
Less wins than last year, better Position…one really doesn´t know how to feel. Anyway the Management is already planning to lock up Schocko in the Basement for next year to finally make him support his team at the Tournament!
Thanks to Timo and Mario for playing with us – it was a pleasure having you with us!
No Thanks to Schoko!
Thanks to all Beer-Donators!
Thanks to GAS BKK – we will be back, of course lah!!!