Contributed by: johnjoyce
Like all the great leagues in world football, The Guangzhou International Football League (GZIFL) enjoys a midseason break. The reenergised finest amateur footballers burst back into action last Sunday evening. The English Premier League – a football league that doesn’t have a break – could learn a lot from the GZIFL and its midseason rest as for some teams it allows them to regroup, recharge and reinvent themselves.
The main talking point in the GZIFL from over the break was powerful Russian marksman, Karim, departing St. Tropez for the GZ All Stars. No other player from the GZIFL has received as many column inches as Karim and his magic left foot; this a huge signing for the All Stars and a signal of their determination to be crowned champions.
In the ‘A’ Division, the big story and game this week had to be the GZ All Stars living up to their reputation and thumping table toppers Ciabatta Latinos 7-2. Both teams were missing key players and according to our sources the Latinos looked to be still on holiday while the youthful looking All Stars played with energy and high intensity. Constantly attacking down the flanks, the All Stars stretched the Latinos time and time again with striker Mike bagging four goals. Before Christmas it looked like the Latinos would run away with the league but the All Stars look like the inform team and with a game in hand they are potentially only four points off the top.
After a spectacular start to the season St. Tropez have now lost three in a row and look all but out of the title race. This week it was underdogs Hooley’s A inspired by a Jono Lake wonder goal who out battled the French-themed bar to a convincing 6-3 victory. After the ...
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