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by algy
28 Aug 2018, 19:46
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?

Mind when I was in Edinburgh my flatmate came along every week to Hot Club decosse meetings just for the conversation. He hated football and no interest in Subbuteo, but loved talking about music with a couple of lads who went there - he kept them going, they kept him going. He probably thought it ...
by algy
25 Aug 2018, 09:29
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?

Forming clubs with few players / in rural locations: My dad has run a club in Knighton - small town in rural Wales - for about 16 years now. There's a lot of ups and downs, and you have to roll with that. You need to persist. If you can take younger (10-15) year old kids in - make it free, make it o...
by algy
25 Aug 2018, 09:13
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Forming a Club Tips Experiences?

League format: When Lichfield SC started, it was mostly an after-school club, with my mum picking up kids from the school gate. Because there was near 100% attendance, a normal Soccer-style league (play eachother twice) worked well. When the club moved to the fire station - so still predominantly ki...
by algy
12 Jul 2018, 11:34
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: SUBBUTEO IN BERLIN
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: SUBBUTEO IN BERLIN

Your best bet would be to try and get in touch with Marcus Tilgner - don't have is email address, but Vincent Coppenolle (vincent.cop@ccim.be) will do He runs a Subbuteo club in Berlin with a few younger players - they must get their equipment from somewhere. They run a ETF-rules table soccer tourna...
by algy
12 Apr 2018, 11:27
Forum: Members Stadiums
Topic: Villa Park - my favourite stadium
Replies: 14
Views: 3973

Re: Villa Park - my favourite stadium

Bit late to the party here, but I love the old Witton Lane stand (right hand side). The rear of the Trinity Road stand (left hand side) is also lovely. The front, for some reason, reminds me more of the main stand at Wellington Road (Villa's ground from 1876-1897) than Trinity Road ... no bad thing,...
by algy
09 Apr 2018, 22:19
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Short games
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Re: Short games

I suppose where I'm heading with this is: Say you were to put on a Subbuteo tournament in a 'public' place (e.g. a shopping centre, non-league football ground). How would you do it so that people (within reason) could just turn up and play? My thinking is that: - you'd need to be able to run an enti...
by algy
07 Apr 2018, 14:32
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Short games
Replies: 4
Views: 2380

Short games

What's the shortest practical time for a game of Subbuteo? I've not seen any examples of less than 10mins each way being played, but is a a form of "speed subbuteo" possible with (say) 7.5min each way? Could you fit a whole game in, including changing ends, in 15 minutes with any hope of getting som...
by algy
04 Apr 2018, 17:53
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: Noob view on Observations on Modern Table Soccer Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 4647

Re: Noob view on Observations on Modern Table Soccer Equipment

The toccer keepers are, or at least should be, the same dimensions as one of the '50s flats goalkeepers turned upside down. They look bigger because the figure itself isn't oo scale. Personally i'd have just banned older keepers and just made everyone use the capped lightweight one, but that ship's ...
by algy
19 Mar 2018, 17:59
Forum: General and Collecting Topics
Topic: Who do play as?
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Who do play as?

Who are you, in your head, when playing the beautiful tabletop game? I'm almost always aston villa from the 1989/90 season, unless i lose badly in which case the Small Heath players have clearly sabotaged my squad ;)
by algy
05 Mar 2018, 19:38
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: need some help!!
Replies: 35
Views: 4720

Re: need some help!!

ralphtheclaret wrote:
05 Mar 2018, 12:58
...not Zeugos mind Algy .. frowned upon old chap ... frowned upon :wink:
Ah, showing my ignorance again ;)
by algy
05 Mar 2018, 12:36
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: need some help!!
Replies: 35
Views: 4720

Re: need some help!!

Bit late to the party, but roughly speaking there's two schools of thought as far as playing & rules are concerned: - FISTF Rules - OldSubbuteo Rules FISTF Rules were developed from the competitive tournament rules, for use in competitive tournaments. They're largely agnostic to what playing equipme...
by algy
15 Feb 2018, 22:01
Forum: Club/Tournament/Player Announcements
Topic: Welsh Cup for Teams - 14th Jan 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3234

Re: Welsh Cup for Teams - 14th Jan 2018

Nice little piece, Algy. Is Hywel Lovgreen in your league then ? Yep, from what I was told he's been playing for a little while now. :) Subbuteo in Wales is looking relatively healthy at the moment, what with Cardiff, Knighton, and London Road all holding fairly regular meetings (about once per mon...
by algy
10 Feb 2018, 10:26
Forum: Club/Tournament/Player Announcements
Topic: Welsh Cup for Teams - 14th Jan 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3234

Re: Welsh Cup for Teams - 14th Jan 2018

lionofludesch wrote:
23 Dec 2017, 17:35
:xmas:

When's it on t'teledu, Algy ?
Wednesday 18:30, S4C
Friday 23:00, S4C
iPlayer for the next month :)
by algy
10 Jan 2018, 22:09
Forum: Playing: Rules/Techniques/Tactics Section
Topic: How much difference does the playing surface make?
Replies: 8
Views: 3088

Re: How much difference does the playing surface make?

The Knighton Open in 1992 (this was way before my dad moved there) had one of the most incredible (nylon) pitches ever. It was actually like playing on a ploughed field - regular ruts and the pitch itself at a lower altitude one end than the other. "Cabbages" all over too. All played in very low lig...
by algy
10 Jan 2018, 12:59
Forum: Club/Tournament/Player Announcements
Topic: Welsh Cup for Teams - 14th Jan 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3234

Re: Welsh Cup for Teams - 14th Jan 2018

Team events are not within the ethos of OS , and neither is Sports Table Football although I notice you've chosen to use the S word above :wink: :lol: As far as I'm concerned, what I play is Subbuteo. We (the Lichfield club) ran as a Subbuteo equipment only club up until 1997, and only switched the...

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