Warrior on!

Terracotta Army! Make some noise!

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As we move onwards into China proper, we wonder what kind of defensive tactics the terracotta warriors will use to try and stop us getting through.

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Xi’an provided us with a day’s break between Xiahe and Beijing, and, of course, the classic photo-opportunity of playing football in and amongst the Terracotta Army.

Spot the player
Spot the player

Another near-lethal challenge from the infamous Battersea Park fouler (see the match report of our recreation of the 1864, Battersea Park, first ever football game played to FA rules) led to the awarding of a free kick by common consent. Sorry, ref, but you just weren’t around when we needed you…

referee!
The fouler strikes again

From the resulting free kick, Phil spanked a curling right foot kick over the defensive wall of imitation terracotta warriors.

The free kick is taken
The free kick is taken

And so to Beijing, with the wind at our backs, as well as the owner of the imitation warrior factory – if he ever sees these pictures. I want to let him know, though, that his staff loved the spectacle… mea culpa, nonetheless.

Written by Phil and Chris

Written by on Monday, May 27th, 2002

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