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Season 2020-21

Unfortunately, play has still not resumed this season, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

To break the boredom, tune into Watsie's Subbuteo Fantasy Football channel on Youtube, where Lawrence Watson and Martinog Bradley are keeping us all entertained with Subbuteo chat and special guests from the playing community.

Season 2019-20

Eoin Adams Interview 4th Sept 2020

Eoin Adams

Ben Staples Interview 28th Aug 2020

Ben Staples

Mike Parnaby Interview 21st Aug 2020

Mike Parnaby

Enrico Tecchiati Interview 14th Aug 2020

Derry City's Friday Friend this week is Enrico Tecchiati from Italy, producer of top quality Astrobase equipment, which has helped to take the modern game to a whole new level with high precision play.

Enrico receives Veteran's trophy at Salisbury 1999

Enrico with his Astrobase stall at a Tournament

Thossa Büsing Interview 7th Aug 2020

Germany's Thossa Büsing is this week's Derry City Friday Friend. Thossa has been prominent as a Subbuteo player and organiser and is also a former Rock Star with 'Stryker'. Listen here: Stryker - Raise Your Hands

Thossa Büsing (right) in action against Erich Hinkelmann

Thossa in his Rock Star days with German band, Stryker

Nick Pearson Wins Derry Mid-Summer Cup 3rd Aug 2020

Congratulations to London Road Subbuteo Club player, Nick Pearson, who took the honours in Derry City TFC's first WASPA Tournament since lockdown. 'The Shed' was packed to COVID-19 capacity of four.

Players at the Derry City Mid-Summer Invitational WASPA event

Donal Convery Interview 24th July 2020

Closer to home this week for Derry City's Friday Friend, Donal Convery from Magherafelt. Donal has represented Northern Ireland at World Cup and Home International level and is also an accomplished musician with his band 'One More Great Adventure'. He recounts some of his Subbuteo experiences in a very interesting interview.

Donal Convery

Donal (right) with Northern Ireland Team at World Cup, Belgium 2005

For some nostalgia, check out the results here:
Full Results | NI Team Results

Martinog Bradley on Radio Ulster 23rd July 2020

Derry's Martinog Bradley was interviewed by Connor Phillips on Radio Ulster in a feature about trophies. Listen to it at this link:
Martinog Bradley Radio Interview 23/7/20

Martinog Bradley of Derry City Table Football Club

Nico Marks Interview 10th July 2020

Over to Holland this week for Derry City's Friday Friend, Nico Marks, Dutch Champion in 2011 and World Cup semi-finalist with the Dutch National Team.
See him in action at the
1994 Danish Open

Nico Marks (middle) after winning Dutch Championship 2011

Gil Delogne Interview 3rd July 2020

Another big name for Derry City's 'Friday Friend' Interview - two times World Champion, Gil Delogne of Belgium. See video of his golden-goal in the 2002 World Cup Final in Birmingham at the following link:

Video of 2002 World Cup Final - Delogne Winning Goal

Gil Delogne in action (right)

Olivier Pere Interview 26th June 2020

Derry City TFC's 'Friday Friend' this week is Belgium's Olivier Pere, organiser of one of the biggest events on the FISTF Calendar for the past 20 years - the Grand Prix of Mons. Quite a useful player, too!

Olivier Pere

Olivier Pere (left) with his Club AS Hennuyer, Winners of
2006 Belfast GP

Vasco Guimaraes Interview 19th June 2020

Derry City TFC's 'Friday Friend' feature is back ... and what a way to restart, with one of the game's greatest players, Vasco Guimaraes of Portugal.

Vasco with some of his major trophies

Video Blast from the Past - Lichfield 2000

See an example of Vasco's skill in this video clip from Lichfield 2000. He scores a fantastic golden-goal in the dying seconds of extra time, to win the final 4-3 against fellow countryman, Filipe Maia.

Vasco's wonder-goal, Lichfield 2000

Vasco becomes Junior Champion at 1990 Subbuteo World Cup

Season Suspended due to COVID-19

Unfortunately, the season has been suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus. Here are some things to keep you occupied during Lockdown:

Watsie's Subbuteo Art
Very good Youtube channel from Lawrence Watson for painting and modelling Subbuteo figures.

Friday Friend Interviews
Check out the 'Friday Friend' archives - interviews of players from all levels of the game on
Derry City TFC Facebook pages.

Lockdown Training Videos by Daniel Scheen
Video1 | Video2 | Video3 | Video4 | Video5 | Video6 | Video7

A perfect example from Derry's own Martinog Bradley:

Referee Bradley relaxed as he watches Bradley score against Bradley!

Irish Championship 3rd Round - Dublin 7th Mar 2020

Home Victory for Farrell

Mark Farrell (right) receives winner's trophy from John Moore

Dublin's Mark Farrell pipped Kenny Beggs to maintain his 100% start to this season's Irish Circuit. The pair drew 1-1 with each other in the 9-player league, which left Beggs ahead on goal-difference going into the final fixtures. So Farrell went all-out attack against Cormac Lennon, scoring 5 without reply. This left Beggs requiring a one-goal victory against Barry Spence but he couldn't break down the Spence defence and the match finished 0-0. Derry's Martinog Bradley also had a good day, finishing 3rd with six wins and two narrow 0-1 defeats to Farrell and Beggs. Great to see John Moore making a comeback and Cormac Lennon playing his first tournament. Results

Final Table

Players at Belgard Community Centre, Tallaght, Dublin

Irish Championship 2nd Round - Strabane 1st Feb 2020

Farrell is the Man in Strabane

Mark Farrell (left) receives trophy from organiser, Mark McCrossan

Mark Farrell took the honours again in Strabane, to increase his lead in the Irish Championship. In a slightly different format, the 8 players were split into two groups, with the top two in each group qualifying for a final group of four. Farrell beat Kenny Beggs 2-0 in the decisive fixture, with Martinog Bradley finishing 3rd ahead of Brendan Rodgers. The remaining four players competed for the Plate, which was won by home player and organiser, Mark McCrossan. Full Results


  Player Pts Goal-diff
1 M.Farrell 9 9-0
2 K.Beggs 6 3-3
3 M.Bradley 3 3-6
4 B.Rodgers 0 1-7


  Player Pts Goal-diff
1 M.McCrossan 7 4-0
2 N.Moore 7 2-0
3 J.Morrow 3 1-3
4 O.Mor 0 0-4

Players at Springhill Community Centre, Strabane

Irish Championship 1st Round - Donegal 30th Nov 2019

Farrell First in Falcarragh

Winner, Mark Farrell (right)

Eight players headed to Falcarragh, County Donegal, for Europe’s most westerly Subbuteo competition. A new location but the outcome was familiar, with Mark Farrell beating Kenny Beggs 2-0 in the final to start the defence of his Circuit Title. Home player, Brendan Rodgers took 3rd place with a shoot-out victory over Mark McCrossan and Martinog Bradley won the Plate.

Players at Falcarragh Visitor Centre

M.Farrell 4 M.Mcrossan 1
K.Beggs 3 B.Rodgers 0

M.Farrell 2 K.Beggs 0

B.Rodgers 1 M.McCrossan 1
(shots: 2-0)

M.Bradley 5 O.Mor 0

Report | Full Results


Irish Subbuteo Championship

Irish Championship Table
(stopped after 3 events due to COVID-19)

1 M. Farrell 150
2 K. Beggs 108
3 M.Bradley 60
4 B.Rodgers 54
5 M. McCrossan 30
6 B. Spence 18
7 N.Moore 13
8 O.Mor 13
9 J. Morrow 10
10 J.Moore 8
11 B. McCorkell 5
12 L.Watson 5
13 C. Lennon 2

Friday Friend Interviews

Donegal Subbuteo

Sporting Club 18

Watsies Subbuteo Art

Martinog Bradley Interview

Simon Stewart Interview

Lawrence Watson Interview

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