RESULTS!! Saturday 13th August 2005: Hardcore Kick Cup 2005! in
Extreme Park Sunway, PJ RIO De Futsal, Subang Jaya
LATEST! FINAL RESULTS:
Yes! Punk Rock Futsal is HERE!!
Hardcore Kick Cup 2005
12pm till 4pm
Extreme Park Sunway
RIO de futsal
Lot 753, Jalan Subang 3, Off Persiaran Subang 47500 Subang Jaya.
On Saturday, August 13 the first annual Hardcore Kick Cup futsal tournament will take place in Extreme Park, Sunway. With five-a-side, 8 teams will play in tournament style until a winner emerges.
The participating teams are split into two groups (Group A and Group B), with each team playing one another once, a total of three games each. The winners and runners up of each group go through to the semi-finals, with the winners of Group A playing the runners up in Group B and vice versa. If two or more teams end up with the same number of points at the end of all the games, the following criteria will be used:
– Head-to-head results
– Goal difference
– Goals scored
– Decision of the committee by drawing lots
The losing semi-finalists face each other in a play-off to determine the third and fourth placed teams.
Each team will play with at least 1 female player on the field at all time during the match.
There will be an hour pitch reserved for female only right after the tournament and it‚Äôs free of charge. So please do inform us beforehand if you are interested to come and play.
Alind: 012 9711298
Audrey: 012 3088913
PBR Subang email
Global Resistance & Football!
Some have stuck their neck out with theory that the first ball was a dead opponent‚Äôs head on the battlefield, and there is a holy implausible suggestion in the 12-volume Book of Football, published in 1905, that the game began when Cain and Abel kicked an apple around the Garden of Eden in 5000 BC. People were playing a football game called ‚Äútsu chu‚Äù in China 500 BC. Eslewhere, there were the Greeks episkyros and the Romans harpastum. But the question is rather not should we trace back in the murky, swirling mists of the past for origins of football, but what has any of it got to do with the global resistance movement.
From medieval times right through to the Nineteenth century, football battled against various attempts to supress it. According to James Walwin a football historian, quite apart from the injuries to players, medieval observers were more alarmed by the wider social unrest caused by football. The game was simply an ill-defined contest between indeterminate crowds of youths, often played in riotous fashion, in tightly restricted city streets, producing uproar and damage to property. It was, in brief, a game which at times came perilously close to testing to the limits the social control of local and national governments.
Urban disorder, defiance of law, panicking authorities ‚Äì it all sounds like the stuff of potential revolution. But was there any real undercurrent of radicalism in the footballing tradition? Certainly there were. For an instance, in 1647, in opposition to miserable Puritanism and the increasing centralisation of authority, a Cantebury crowd closed down all the shops that had obeyed the order to open for Christmas. They then proceeded to serve free drinks for all, pelt the Presbyterian minister with shit and open the city jail. When the mayor was vanguished and his officers sent off, the crowd produced footballs and some billeted republican soldiers deserted and joined in the fun. In the insurgent Paris of May 1968 when millions of workers were on strike, the student had occupied the universities, the president had fled the country and France seemed on the verge of revolution, the footballers occupied the headquaters of the French Football Federation and issued a communique demanding the immediate dismissal of the profiteers of football. The DC‚Äôs Anarchist Soccer League (ASL) had sent a note and an immediate release to all press challenging the World Bank to soccer showdown putting stakes that the World Bank must cancel the entire Third World Debt if they win, and if they lose they won‚Äôt protest WB catastrophic policies until Prague.
The game lives on obviously, and is even more popular than ever. But every season the fans are becoming more like consumers of any other contemporary leisure product. Buy Real Madrid jersey if you want footbal. Pursuing images of football rather than participating in it. Television programmes and magazines that give updates on the lives of celebrities and spectator sports. That way they keep everyone occupied without making them active. Becoming immobilized as mere spectator.
Perhaps the answer is to forget the capitalist citadels of modern professional football and go back to football‚Äôs roots for inspiration, or simply invent new ones for that matter. Seven-a-side footie tournaments are already a regular feature of radical gatherings like May Day 2000 in UK, the Easton Cowboys from Bristol forged international revolutionary links by traveling to Chiapas to play football with the Zapatistas and Reclaim the Streets-style mass street football matches have also taken place. Alongside this, we would also do well to look at the way that football, and customs as a whole, can motivate and empower communities. That‚Äôs said, fucking bring it on!!
‚ÄúFootball, with its wild teams and its violence, like many other apparently non-political and innocent phenomena, could easily become the spark for a wider disturbance‚Äù ‚Äì James Walwin.