THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF FC BRITNICO
ISSUE 1 - MARCH 2016
FCB legendswe speak to mr britnico
VIEW FROM THE DUGOUTRAMI MAJID'S THOUGHTS
sala reviewJORDAN MASTON REVIEWS
THE SEASON SO FAR
PELE DENIEDTHE STORY OF THE BRITNICO
WHO DENIED PELE VICTORY
THE LEGEND STUART GIBB
PELE DENIED BY BRITNICO
Welcome to the first issue of Forza FCB the new bi-monthly magazine from FC Britnico de Madrid. Inside this issue youll find lots of interesting information about the club, its players, its fans and the history. This month we have a host of articles including an interview with club legend Stuart Gibb and the story of the man who denied Pele. We have advice from our resident experts on health, finance and law plus coaching advice from head coach Lee Fletcher.
Bunwer team manager Rami Majid gives his review of the recent form of the Bunwer team and Sala team vice-captain Jordan Maston gives his review of the sala teams exploits so far this season. Theres also some fun with Fantasy XI and FCB Lookalikes.
FCB in focus features a collection of favourite photos so far this season, theres player focuses on Isma Majid & Jordan Mellon plus a report on all the games so far in 2016.
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FEATURE FCB VETeran JOHN ALFORD, THEMAN WHO DENIED PELE
FCB LEGENDS We sit down with Mr Britnicohimself Stuart Gibb
view from the dugoutBunwer manager Rami Majid gives his thoughts on the season so far
THE HEALTH GAMEHealth advice from our resident expert Dr Ben Payne
MIND GAMES Tips and advice on how to manage your mental and emotional state by Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and Certified NLP Trainer Clodagh Beaty player profileProfiles of FCB midfielders Isma Majid & Jordan Mellom financial centsFinancial expert Chris Webb gives his take on the potential Brexit
fcb lookalikesCheck out which FCB have famous lookalikes. This issue featuring Zak Harry, Calum Cant & Luigi Bosetti
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FCB REVIEWAll the latest match reports for the Bunwer Team in their chase fortitles MY FANTASY XI Find out Josh 'Tally' Talbot's all time fantasy XI
CONTENTS INSIDE THIS ISSUE...
We were faced with a huge challenge this season. To live up to our billing as current champions of the Clausura (regular) league. As every season, many important players who had played an important part in last season's success had left, especially our wonder goalkeeper, Quique.
Our first objective was to build a new squad. Thankfully, we still had a good backbone of players from last year and by the time we played our second pre-season friendly, our hopes of making a good start began to grow. The newcomers showed they were as good as those who had left. Calum, Ed, Pedro, Tarek as well as the returning from injury goalkeeper Josue, contributed to a great start to the season.
Our philosophy (well before Simeone's) has always been to think of winning our next game. When you have an irregular line up, with up to 4 or 5 changes every week, due to the special circumstances of our squad, you cannot have long term expectations. One game at a time.
Winning our first 8 games including top rivals Banco de Espaa, Union Seleccion and Bar Castilla (Faustos) made us subconsciously believe that we can go all the way. On day 9 we had to travel to Perales to play joint top team Bar la Piscina. We drew 1-1 but we were the better team. And from then on, we never looked back. We just kept winning and ended the season on a very high note, a 0-15 away win at Bar el Trampolin, the highest score ever in the Bunwer League. Campeones in style!
The final statistics are, 17 games played, 15 games won, 2 drawn and only 9 goals conceded. Who said that British teams don't perform well in the continent?
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LUIGI BOSETTI ISCO
JORDAN HENDERSON CALUM CANT
ZAK HARRY JAMIE VARDY
When did you get first get involved with FCB and how did you find out about them?It was in 1982. A couple of friends with whom I had played Glasgow College football were already working in Madrid and told me to get myself over to Madrid, and they introduced me to FCB. I also met my wife to be Alison at the same time so it was love and compatability on two fronts.
Whats your greatest memory of your time with the club?Two spring to mind. Managing the club against Gibraltar and introducing the club to the Mundialito, a sponsored tournament here in Madrid for immigrants. It felt like our World Cup.
Who in your opinion is the greatest player to have ever played for the club?There have been many and it would be a disservice to some if I didn't mention their names so sorry no names.
Is it true that you played against Sir Alex Ferguson? Could you tell then that he would go on to be such a great manager?Never played against him but met him a couple of times. On the first occasion he had just taken over at Aberdeen and we chatted about how the Rangers
Celtic monopoly could be broken.
The second time was in 1986 when he had just taken over at Man U. He was at the England Spain friendly match in the Bernabeu and he and his assistant Archie Knox didn't know how to leave the stadium. I showed them the exit. I reckon he had paid his own way into the stadium,incredible !!! Lineker scored 4 for England on the night.
If there was ever a man to whom this title was more befitting it's club legend Stuart Gibb. Stuart has been with the club since 1982 and has been with the club through good and bad times. He's been a player, a manager, chairman, treasurer, you name it, he's done it. Even though he's splitting his time between the UK and Madrid, you will still see him on the touchline whenever he can providing words of wisdom and experience to Rami, Lee or whoever will listen to him. And, he always has his boots in the boot of his car just in case there's a chance of getting a run out. We caught up with him to ask him about his time at and his love for the club.
Whats the biggest regret of your managerial career with FCB?They say you shouldn't have regrets in football. Apparently a certain Simply Red singer with the club for one year. Just how bad