Issue 36 Friendship Winter 2009/10

Postcard / Brooklyn v. Beşiktaş

Please note: the Brooklyn v. Beşiktaş soccer match will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 5 pm, at the Red Hook Ball Fields, Field #3 (corner of Bay St. and Columbia St.), Brooklyn. For more information on the match, see here.

Dear Beşiktaş Football Club,

As you know, Brooklyn and Beşiktaş are sister cities, a relationship that fills our hearts with joy. To further encourage the bonds of friendship between our two cities, we, the supporters of the Brooklyn-based Cabinet Soccer Club, hereby challenge you to a football (what we call “soccer”) match to be played in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Saturday, 22 May 2010, at 6 pm.

Our team, lacking both fitness and skill, will surely be defeated by you, league champions of Turkey, but we promise to remain gracious in defeat. Afterwards, we will all swear oaths of friendship and break bread at a meal that will last long into the night.

Please accept this challenge, which we hope will strengthen the bridges that already exist between the great cultures of Beşiktaş and Brooklyn. We wish you success in your campaign to retain the league title, and hope that the quantity of these postcards arriving at your offices will convince you of the sincerity of our magnificent dream.

Yours amicably,


Cabinet Soccer Club supporter
c/o Cabinet Soccer Club
181 Wyckoff St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

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