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r00fie1 Posted on 07/11/2018 19:34
Support the Army "Games of Remembrance" 08.11.2018
 
 
Source: www.army.mod.uk

On Thursday 8 November, 2 matches will take place between UK and German armed forces teams.

The Women’s match kicks off 12.00 at Notts County. The family zone at the match will also showcase women’s important role in football during WW1.

This match will be attended by school children, members of the public and sponsors from across Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.


The Men’s match kicks off 19.00 at Nottingham Forest.

Each match will have a youth fan zone outside, for two hours before kick-off, which will include entertainment, exhibitions and music.

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BBC will be streaming the matches:
Source: BBC

The Games of Remembrance double header on Thursday, 8 November holds even more significance as military teams from the respective sides meet to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

Nottingham is playing host to both matches, which are being streamed live on the BBC Sport website and on the Red Button. There will also be live text commentary of both games on the BBC Sport website.

£5 1 adult + 2 children under-16

£2.50 students, uniformed workers and OAP`s.

£5 extra adults (17+)
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r00fie1 Posted on 08/11/2018 17:27

Support the Army

 
Tonight.
19:00 hrs if you are in the area.[^]
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kuepper Posted on 08/11/2018 22:35

Support the Army

 
lost both games

Link: but we won both the wars
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r00fie1 Posted on 08/11/2018 22:59

Support the Army

 
Tonights game was a spectacle worth standing in the cold for.

The Red Army were fit and fast but the players from the mainland had by far the greater chances in the first half. A slow start lead the Red Army to concede two sloppy goals followed by a thumping tight angle shot from the visitors.

Our goalie showed his disappointment by dishing out his orders to the hapless defenders which could be heard loud and clear from the terraces! He moved the ball out quickly and at one point astonished the opposition as well as his team mates by racing out of the area and almost booting it the length of the pitch!

Our goal came immediately after an opposition player had received treatment on the ground following a neatly timed ankle check from our no. 7. A smart header from the back post powered in past the stranded German goalie.

The second half we were much sharper and showed a sense of determination and purpose. We peppered their goal following searing crosses from the wingers and long shots from outside the area.

Typical Army: crunching tackles on our lads werent met with rolling round on the pitch or faking injury. Some of the boys were clearly in pain but they dragged themselves back up and carried on.

The result was incidental. The real purpose was to pay respect to those who are serving and ex service personnel. It was to pay respect to those who have given their lives for their country, particularly in the Centenary Year of the first World War.

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