FortuneTeller Editorial by Nigel Kyte
Not for the first time this season the Club endured a horrible Sunday morning's football in terms of results. Three matches played and three defeats.

Ironically, the demise of L'Equipe in Division One earlier this season, which sent the Firsts to the bottom of the table, also impacted on the Second Team's crucial 'wooden spoon' fixture against Faithfold 'B' this morning, because a few L'Equipe players helped strengthen their team!

But I don't really want to bemoan the fact that nothing is going right for us this season. And what happened in the Seconds match – with the L'Equipe factor and the two goals Faithfold fortuitously scored – is just typical of how things are panning out during the 2017/18 campaign.

It's another extremely frustrating and disappointing day for all TFFC followers. Roll on the end of the season when we can take stock of everything and hopefully improve the MGBSFL squad for next season. Things have to be better than this.

Today's TF results and match details

Oakwood 'B'
Temple Fortune 'A'
Temple Fortune 'B'
Faithfold 'B'
Temple Fortune Old Boys
Maccabi London Lions 'B'

OAKWOOD 'B' 4, TF 'A' 0 (MGBSFL Division 1) at Nicholas Breakspear School
The First Team lost 4–0 to a very good Oakwood side which completed the league double without conceding a goal. In truth the defeat could have been heavier in a match which completed a miserable league campaign for Simon Linden and his squad, in complete contrast to year last's fantastic season.

TF 'B' 1, FAITHFOLD 'B' 2 (MGBSFL Division 2) at Roger Bannister Sports Centre
Of Temple Fortune's three matches played today, this result was the most disappointing by far because the Seconds lost to the basement team, who drew level on points. This was a must-win fixture so the defeat was extremely galling to take, especially as Fortune led 1–0 through Jacob Kalms before going down to two fortuitous Faithfold goals.

TF OLD BOYS 0, MACCABI LONDON LIONS 'B' 5 (Nathan Horowitz Division 2 Cup) at Thomas Parmiters Sports Centre
Despite Fortune's best endeavours, there was no Rochdale-Spurs cup surprise here as the Division 2 Cup holders strolled into the semi-final as expected.

TFFC 50 Years Dinner set for 30th December

The Club's Golden Anniversary sub-committee, chaired by co-founder Peter Kyte, has set the date for a dinner to celebrate the occasion – Sunday 30th December 2018, which is two days after the Club turns 50!

The sub-committee consists of Peter, Tony Espinoza, Mike Shorvon and Nick Waitsman and they have met several times this year – with Club Chairman Nigel Kyte – to discuss possible events to mark the Club's 50th anniversary.

The Club will be emailing details to Club Members (and notifying Friends on the TFFC Facebook page) with initial info about the dinner and will be asking for people to register interest. In order to go ahead with concrete plans, it is likely that commitment will be sought from those seriously wishing to attend, since there will be limited places available of course.

Advertisers required for TFFC 50 Years Book

The TFFC 50 Years book is well underway and currently contains 94 pages. Miniature thumbnails of some of the pages were featured on this Facebook page some time last year. The book started in October 2015 and has slowly been compiled with a lot of TFFC-related content. It will include statistics from the 2017/18 season so the final update will occur after the current season has been completed. The schedule is to print the book next summer so that it is ready for the start of the 2018/19 season.

How many copies has yet to be determined but the Club intend to give complimentary copies to every player making at least 100 appearances for TFFC (61 so far). The plan is for individuals outside this category to be given the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book – details will follow about how this can be done. A PDF version will also be available once completed.

Advertisers are welcome to take a quarter-page at £250 with the income contributing towards the cost of the printing. If anyone out there would like to have his company associated with the prestigious TFFC 50 Years Book, please email Nigel on

TFFC appearances 2017/18

A reminder that you can keep tabs on all appearances for all three TFFC teams this season via the links you'll find in the left hand column.

MGBSFL results and round-up

With acknowledgements to

Maccabi London Lions Blue 3 Sedgley Park 2

Brady Maccabi 0 Hendon United Sports 4
Camden Park 1 Maccabi London Lions White 5
Redbridge Jewish Care A v North London Raiders A – postponed – NLR withdrew from fixture

Los Blancos 3 North London Raiders B 2
Oakwood B 4 Temple Fortune A 0
Redbridge Jewish Care B v Faithfold A – postponed – NLR withdrew from fixture
Scrabble v Redbridge Jewish Care C – postponed – unplayable pitch

Fairlop FC 2 Catford & Bromley 0
Mill Hill Dons v North London Raiders C – postponed – unplayable pitch
Real Hendon 3 Straw Hat Pirates 0
Temple Fortune B 1 Faithfold B 2

LOS BLANCOS 3 NORTH LONDON RAIDERS B 2: Raiders spurned the chance to leapfrog Faithfold at the top of the table as they were somewhat surprisingly beaten by the Blancos boys. Oli Sade’s double and Jamie Kutner’s strike seeing the hosts to a stunning win. David Dinkin’s close-range finish and Anthony Goodmaker’s header from Mark Leader’s free-kick kept them in the game. OAKWOOD B 4 TEMPLE FORTUNE A 0: Oakwood moved to within three points off top spot thansk to this comfortable win against the bottom side. Two goals from Sam Modlin, coupled with Tom Prais’ strike and an own goal sealing the win for Jason Stein’s side.

FAIRLOP FC 2 CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 0: Fairlop moved up into fourth – leapfrogging the Cats in the process. Daniel Garfinkle and James Jaconelli both on target for the victors. REAL HENDON 3 STRAW HAT PIRATES 0: Hendon are into the top half of the table thanks to this win over The Pirates. TEMPLE FORTUNE B 1 FAITHFOLD B 2: The battle of the bottom two saw The Greens win just their second league game of the season as they join Fortune on seven points.

Marshside progressed at the expense of Glenthorne, with two goals from Jason Rich, along with strikes from Fara Moghim, Justin Woolf and David Hyman, giving them a 5–1 win. Also into the hat for the next round are St John’s Wood Tigers, who dispatched Brady B 7–0. Ashley Marks and Darryl Lazarus scored two each, with Paul Herszaft, Grant Morgan and Adam Soller goals completing the rout. Maccabi London Lions B will join them too, as a hat-trick from Michael Abraham and goals from Arthur Duke and Simon Black secured a 5–0 win over Temple Fortune.

The battle of the top two saw leaders North London Raiders suffer their first league defeat of the season as Chigwell came away with a 3–2 win. Steve Summers’ double and Scott Warren’s strike saw them to the win, despite Raiders’ Jonny Blain reducing the deficit to a single goal with a second-half brace. The win sees close the gap between the top two to just four points, with them still having a game in hand. The other game in the division saw Danny Carr and Scott Ansher earn Brady a 2–1 win over Scrabble, for whom Dan Lewis replied.

Punctuality reminder – please arrive in good time

Here is a timely reminder that punctuality is essential at all TFFC games. ALLON SCHICK-MAIER is asked to read this in particular.

The managers, be it Simon Linden, Darren Zitren or David Goldberg plus their respective assistants, will give the latest time of arrival when confirming the fixture with players and it is everyone's responsibilty to ensure this is adhered to.

Having one of them pace up and down, looking at his watch, trying to phone the late-comer on his mobile, is simply NOT FAIR – it is impossible to prepare for the fixture ahead when the team is not present by the time required. It just takes one player to delay the team talk and warm-up – and before you know it, the team is ill-prepared come kick-off time. Of course, those running late do not think of the anxiety lateness causes, nor the knock-on effect leading up to kick-off.

So a reminder to everyone registering for Temple Fortune – BE ON TIME, NEXT WEEK and ALWAYS. There is absolutely no place for lateness.

MGBSFL and MMFL Handbooks for season 2017/18 now available

The online version of both league handbooks are available in PDF format to TFFC Members and Friends in the TFFC Facebook group. Request your free copy by emailing Nigel.

Information for new players joining the Club

If you wish to read details about Membership Fees, the Code of Conduct, the TFFC Rules & Regulations, Advice to Players and the Newcomers' Guide, then click here.

'A Guide to TFFC 2017/18' available

For the last ten years or so the Club has produced a booklet in PDF format with information about the season ahead. It's no different for the 2017/18 season so to get the Guide emailed to you, please contact Nigel and ask for a copy.

Visit the new JC Sports Facebook page!

Danny Caro, the JC's Sports Editor, has asked us to mention that he has set up a new Sports page on Facebook and invites you to show your support for it!.

Follow TFFC fun and frolics on Facebook!

TFFC's Facebook page – celebrating one year in existence – is being run specifically for Club Members past and present and features all things YellowsAndReds! A fun forum for fellow Fortunates to fabulously frolic frivolously! Join us and help make this page an ongoing interest!

We currently have 109 members on the TFFC Facebook page, so if you haven't joined yet, please jump onboard! Check out the link under Social Media on the far left.

-Other TFFC links
-Management Committee, Season 2017/18
[] Advice to TFFC players
[] Newcomers' Guide
[] Code of Conduct / Fines
[] Who's who on the Committee
[] All-time list of Officers
[] Admin guide & check list
[] Home pitch availability
[] Historical calendar

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