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Happy New Year! What better way to start the year than with the release of Issue 3 of In off the Shin featuring the review of 2020, the season stats so far and an exclusive interview with Ali Kokaz.
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Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy New Year from all at South Bank CUACO FC.
Coming soon! The third issue of In off the Shin, South Bank CUACO's only online magazine. This issue featuring a review of one of the strangest years in the club's history, some serious stuff, some not so serious stuff and a not to be missed exclusive interview with the showman, the rock star data scientist, the Deity of Delete and mercurial left back - Mr Ali 'The Magician' Kokaz.
There’s no place like home! Football returns to Turney Road this afternoon!
Are we trying to distract from the cup final defeats with Issue 2 of In off the Shin.......yes we are!! Enjoy!

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Rarest card of them all!
#winning
An actioned packed Saturday coming up - all 8 teams in action and the launch of the club v club challenge with Old Blues for the Watson - Roberts Trophy (credit: 8s player of the season Matt Doolan for the graphics)
Coming very soon - Issue 2 of In off the Shin featuring the full story of an explosive AGM, the editorial team doubles in size, an exclusive interview getting inside the mind of Anam 'Betatoff' Hassan and much, much more.
We do stuff like this because we love you - our club members!
South Bank CUACO FC are proud to announce the launch of the club's first, only and official club fanzine - In off the Shin.  This will be a bi-monthly (or maybe quarterly) online magazine.The inaugural edition will be released on Monday 1st June for all the latest news, both relevant and irrelevant, from the club. It will be a riveting read but we've also put a lot of pictures in there! The first edition features the impact of COVID, the Chairman's statement and an exclusive interview with 1st team captain Liam Coughlan. Not to be missed!
Not often we are top of the league and no trophy this year but SBC were comfortably top of the Hamilton Trophy standings when the season ended (scores provided on various criteria by SAL referees during the season). Staying classy!
The news that was expected, unwanted but unimportant in the current situation we are in - the SBC Tour to Sunny Beach 2020 has been CANCELLED. No Tour memories this year but more important we stay at home, stay safe and we go again for Tour 2021!
An absolute legend! Oh...and Peter Crouch 😉😂
Merry Christmas!!!
The next lot of custom match day shirts has arrived.  They will be available for pick up from the ground on Saturday and from training on wednesdays
Not only do we play football, we also do quizzes 🤣! The Super SBC Quiz 2: Turbo was a great night!
How many goals did you score on Saturday? 😉
Your name, your number, your shirt! Our Personalised kits ready for the start of SAL season 19/20!
#preseasonfriendlies complete! Ready for SAL season 19/20 to start!
Squad goals! 7s winning a #preseasonfriendly 3-2!
Official Results from Yesterday's SBC Xmas 6 aside tournament.  Well done to Josh's Jokers
The SBC Invitationals Team after their cracking 2-2 victory over EFFRA Academicals on Thursday
SBC breaking news! George Martin signs contract extension!
Back in the bag until Thursday 7pm
The best part of Hamburg Tour 2017 - making new friends in TSV Neuland II. Lost 4-2 (Hutchfull, Pereira) but we look forward to the return match in Jan 2018 in London!
2006-07 Southbank Cuaco 4th XI won the SBC Minor cup against the odds on this very day 10 years ago.  For full photo coverage go here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=5229785059
SBC secretary Colin Ferris here pictured looking happy and holding the traditional club pineapple after escaping from the local hospital looks in great shape and reckons he will be back at Turney Rd Saturday week to sort everyone out.  If you get a chance please tell him to hold off at least 2 weeks to fully recover
Stuart Cronin sends his thanks from hospital to  the overwhelming number of well wishers he has had text or email him.  Stuart was the victim of a dangerous tackle during the 4th team match this weekend which left him with a fractured ankle, broken Tibia and dislocated fibia.

He has now been operated on and has been moved out of trauma into a normal ward.  The traditional SBC pineapple has been delivered.
I'm out here on a football tour of Burma and couldn't help but notice this guy in the crowd.  A rendition of come on ye gooners followed.
New signing Jed is presented with his shirt by the 4th team captain
The 4th team defence 
after a typical day at the office
Southbank Invitationals midfield tour discuss how to deal with Pasch
The Mighty Pinks master plan
The Southbank Cuaco FC Tour team takin a breather
The Southbank Cuaco FC Tour team pick yet another ball out of their net
Look after the ball and pass it to someone wearing a pink shirt.  When you get bored of passing it to each other just stick the ball in that box thing with the net on it.  Simples
Remember this one for the next bleep test guys
The mighty pinks aka Southbank Invitationals (SIT) were in action last night vs EFFRA Academicals.  SIT went down 0-1 against the run of play in the middle of the first half to a worldy header from a corner to recover 3-1 thanks to goals from Sam Kelly (2) and Ben Kelly.  EFFRA reorganised and nullified the SIT attack in the second half although SIT controlled posession.  At the death Andy Judd playing for EFFRA having narrowly missed scoring in his own goal scored again for a header to leave SIT 3-2 to winners at the close.
Last night the SBC Invitationals Team (The mighty Pinks) were in action against a much strengthened EFFRA Academicals.  Despite early dominance SIT were unable to convert their chances whilst EFFRAs pacy attack got two before half time.  A more sturdy performance in the second half resulted in an eventual score line of 1-3

A number of people have asked which other great teams play or have played in pink.  The answer is surprisingly quite a few.  Real Madrid are the obvious ones, but a number of others spring to mind Barcelona 2009-2010, Palermo FC, FC Porto, Barcelona's current training kit, Lyon 2011-12, Bordeaux 2011, IFK Goteburg 2011, Everton 30th September2010, Burnley 1894, Everton again 1882-1884, Luton original plus 2010, Portsmouth 1898-1907, Juventus away kit 2011-12, Dulwich Hamlet and of course Southbank Invitationals Team
SBC Invitationals (SIT) came out 4-2 winners last night against EFFRA Academicals at the Crystal Palace Stadium.

The game started out well for "The Mighty Pinks" with Jim Wright poking one in in the first half and showing us his new celebration "That's two in two" was the general gist.  In the second half Phil Holton rose majestically above the assembled masses and bounced the ball off a defenders head into the roof of the net.  At 2-0 the pinks looked in control despite not rising to their best form.  Joe Southgate, Pasch and Paddy worked their butts off in the middle with Simon and Nathan providing the outlets on the flanks and Josh and Edward testing the refs knowledge of the offside rule up front.  Herr K (aka juddy senior), kiki, Phil, Jim, JP and John Henry looked solid at the back and played well to the Pinks philosophy of playing out from the back ala Arsenal.

It was looking comfortable until a 10 minute period of madness where Simon, now in goal made a great save from a long range shot to tip the ball onto the post only to be bundled ball and man into the goal on his third save.  This followed by a classic defensive error which allowed the oppositino to get 3 on one after one of our own corners.

The game went a bit limp as looked like we were drifting towards and inevitable 2-2 draw.  This changed after a couple of inspired substitutions by the manager lead to Chris getting a grip of the defense and ETW rediscovering his Fabreagas mojo.  In 2 minutes Pasch puts Josh through on the right side of his marker and he finishes, then Fabregas dinks Josh in again, a saved shot from the keeper another saved shot from Simon and a bundle in from Josh breaks EFFRA's hearts (literally it appeared in some cases) and its all done and dusted at 4-2 to the Mighty Pinks.

Well that's what I saw anyway

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South Bank 4s v West Wickham away.
Ed Watson aims to be cool wearing Josh Johns hat!
The traditional SBC Xmas 6 aside tournament has just been completed at the Crystal Palace Sports Centre Megabowl.  Great football and mince pies was had by all.  Much thanks go to John Henry for organising it all and to Colin and Aeon for refereeing.  Well done to all the players for some fine football which resulted in the same final as last year ie FC Red vs Bantanamo Bay Reserves.  Eventual winners were FC Red who retain the title.  

Full results are below.
Here is the running order for tomorrow's SBC Xmas 2014 6 aside tournament.  See you there, dress up warm.
Christmas Truce Photo from the 4s as part of the FA Football remembers campaign from two weeks ago.  Submit your teams one now.
The mighty Pinks came back from 1-3 down to finish the night at 4-4 against a much improved EFFRA team.  Great goals from Matt Steer (2), Ian Beason (The Beast is back, that's two in two games) and Eduardo (a screamer into the top left hand corner).  A shakey start but once we started playing our free flowing passing game we dominated the game and were unlucky not to score a hatful more.
The mighty Pinks (Southbank Invitational Team) were in action again last Thursday.  Some excellent football was played.  The less said about the result the better.  SIT will be in action on the Crystal Palace Stadium Pitch again this Thursday
The Southbank Invitational Team vs EFFRA Academicals game last Thursday, 3-1 to SIT.
I've been meaning to put this up for a while.  Now that we are beginning to see the fruits of training on the pitch I thought I would post the summary below of the ideal main decision making pathway.  This is essentially the decision making tree that we are trying to learn at training so that we make these decisions correctly and instinctively on match day.

The pdf version which is easier to read can be found here http://www.innerdrive.co.uk/files/sbc/The%20Principles%20of%20Football%20Distilled.pdf

Enjoy and see you at training tomorrow
This is why we work on Pace and Tempo of passing during Training
The first team played well and dominated the game for large periods and should have come away with 3 or 4 goals, two unfortunate errors consigned them to a 2-1 defeat.  This was a very unlucky defeat away from home that none the less bodes well for the season ahead
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