Monday, 27 July 2015

From Collado Villalba to Guernsey

If you're one of those that never reads past the headline you are forgiven if you think GFC has started signing players from top Spanish clubs. We haven't.

We do have a new recruit in the form of one Guille Fernandez though and he  recently moved to the island from Spain.

His last club in Spain was CU Collado Villalba who play in Group 7 of the Tercera Division. The 'third division' is actually the fourth tier in Spanish football and comprises 360 teams spread over 18 groups which correspond to Spain's 17 autonomous communities (Andalucia is split into 2 groups due to its size). So it's not quite the same as England's fourth tier, or League 2 as we're supposed to call it these days.

Guille, or Lance as we might come to call him, did spend more than a few years in Atletico Madrid's youth set up, which is certainly not to be sniffed at and 'we' look forward to seeing what he's got to offer some time soon.

You will no doubt have seen the fixture list which came out a week and a half ago. August sees away trips to Three Bridges, Peacehaven, Hythe (midweek again) and Phoenix Sports. Visiting the ARS are Carshalton, Folkestone and South Park.

Fixtures at the ARS will generally kick off at 2pm on Saturday although, for some reason, Folkestone on August 15th is a 4pm k.o. and Chipstead (which is not too far from Gatwick) on October 17th is a 3pm k.o.. Maybe Chipstead fancy a mad dash to make the last plane out?

There are also one or two Sunday matches scheduled on those weekends where the eggchasers are already booked in on the Saturday.

Before all this there's the small matter of pre-season friendlies at the ARS and GFC ask that you turn up early on Friday to avoid a crush at the turnstiles.

Keep it Green.

Allez les Verts!!

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