Category: News

Transfers In & Out

The transfer window ends in the table football World tonight and we can confirm the in’s and out’s at Manchester TFC are as follows:

> Ollie Beckett (Free Agent)
> Luke Houldsworth (Free Agent)
> Stathis Tsolis (Yorkshire Phoenix)
< David Baxter (Hot Club Ecosse)
< Paul Eyes (Unknown)
< Cayne Matthews (London Road SC)
< Ruby Matthews (London Road SC)
< Yanni Kelly (London Road SC)



Summer School at NFM

Before the days of FIFA, before the days of Pro Evo, ISS or Actua Soccer…before Super Soccer, Kick-Off, SWOS or even Pele’s Soccer on the Atari 2600, there was only one way to play as your heroes at home: the mighty Subbuteo.

The iconic table-top football game has held a place in the hearts of football fans since it first hit the nation’s living rooms in 1948. Now you can pass the torch to the next generation, inspiring today’s FIFA fanboys and fangirls to try their hand at a more tactile form of football gaming.

Manchester Table Football Club will be on hand to help out throughout the afternoon, offering everything from an introduction to the game to advanced coaching across a number of tables.

Under-16s can even pit your wits against other museum visitors in one of our SubbutEuros tournaments, with special prizes awarded to the victors.

Participation is free and no booking is required, so head down to the Hall of Fame for an afternoon of finger-flicking fun!

Starts August 4th from 12-4pm

Sad news from Australia

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Australian player Harley Ullrich died this morning. The following is from his sister: “I’m so sad to tell you that Harley passed away peacefully at 2.32am this morning surrounded by love, with his family by his side. I don’t have the words to express the hurt that we are feeling. The pain hasn’t even begin to set it. Things just turned all of a sudden late last night. He was incredible to the end. Courageous and staunch and thoughtful. I know Harley would want to thank you for all the support, it meant so much to him and It also means so much to our family. I know you will be hurting as well. Lots of love. Zoe.”

Harley Ullrich was ranked 634th in the latest WASPA and was a member of the Northern Falcons TFC. He appeared for the first time in a WASPA tournament on November 29, 2015 in Sydney for a total of 6 appearances in the circuit. He event reached the semi-finals in a tournament in Chastwood in May 2016. All his friends in the WASPA circuit send their sincere condolences to his family.

We kindly ask all organizers in the WASPA circuit to respect a minute of silence during events held in June 2017.

Taken from WASPA website

MTFC bow out in Semi’s

Dave Baxter, Kevin Christopher, Daniel Lilley and Martin Blanchard reached the semi finals of the 2017 Scottish Grand Prix in Glasgow.

The teams involved were Glasgow TSA, Dundee TFC, Yorkshire Pheonix and Greek side Roligans TSC.

We bowed out in the Semi final to Greek side Roligans in a close 2-0 defeat.

The eventual winners were Yorkshire Pheonix TFC.


Date Venue   Opponent Competition Result
09 Apr, 5:48 pm N Roligans TSC FISTF 0 - 2
09 Apr, 11:00 am N Glasgow TSA FISTF 3 - 1
09 Apr, 10:00 am N Dundee TFC FISTF 1 - 3

Inter-league – Daley continues run

Brian Daley continued his run in week two of the Inter-league.

All matches were close fought but the odd goals did it for Daley.

Daniel Lilley 1-1 Steve Clarke
Daniel Lilley 1-2 Brian Daley
Brian Daley 0-0 Steve Clarke
Daniel Lilley 1-3 Steve Clarke
Steve Clarke 0-1 Brian Daley
Brian Daley 2-1 Daniel Lilley

1st. Brian Daley
2nd. Steve Clarke
3rd. Daniel Lilley

Our next inter league event is Tuesday 25th April 2017 | 7-10pm


PTSA announce Premier League

The Professional Table Soccer Association have announced The 2017 PTSA Premier League.

The Premier League will consist of 8 invited players from the UK and Europe to compete in a two-day league structured event.

On day one each player will have 7 games, completing the league table and the bottom four being eliminated from day two.

Day two will play two semi finals (1v4,2v3) a then a third place playoff and commencing with the final.

The total prize pool is €800 with €500 to winner €200 and €100 to third place and €50 will be given to each player to help towards travel expenses.

The two days will include TV/Streaming Coverage, in-game statistics and player interviews.

Normal games rules apply with no changes applied.

The inaugural event is invitation only by the PTSA but you can declare your interest to play via their website

They will announce the selected players on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

Event date & venue are to be confirmed but it will be situated in Manchester,UK and around November time. More news to follow…

Inter League – Daley beats Lilley

Brian Daley of Yorkshire Phoenix TFC won week one of the inter league hosted by Manchester TFC, Brian got a second half goal in a great end to end game against Manchester’s Danny Lilley.

Cayne Matthews won the 3rd place playoff game in a 2-0 victory over London Road SC player Dave Kelly.

The next league date is 28th March, All welcome

Group A
Cayne Matthews 4-0 Ruby Matthews
Ruby Matthews 0-1 Dave Kelly
Cayne Matthews 1-0 Dave Kelly

Group B
Danny Lilley 1-5 Brian Daley
Brian Daley 3-0 Greg Sammons
Greg Sammons 1-3 Danny Lilley

Semi Finals
Danny Lilley 2-0 Cayne Matthews
Brian Daley 3-0 Dave Kelly

3rd Place Playoff
Cayne Matthews 2-0 Dave Kelly

Brian Daley 1-0 Danny Lilley

League Table (After week 1)

Brian Daley 5pts
Danny Lilley 3pts
Cayne Mathews 2pts
Dave Kelly 1pt
Greg Sammons 1pt
Ruby Matthews 1pt




Tchaaa4 to sponsor new players

We are pleased to announce that Tchaaa4 the Belgium table soccer company have sponsored equipment for youth and newcomers in 2017.

With our club recently securing a partnership with Hotel Football, the hotel owned by former Manchester United players Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, we hope to generate further interest in our monthly league meetings.

The sponsorship from Tchaaa4 will allow any new player to play with the most modern equipment on the market to welcome them to the game/sport.

Midlands Win for Ramsay

Wolverhampton Subbuteo Football Club opened the club yesterday with its first ever tournament in memory of former player Roy Holden. Roy was the organisor of the Black Country Subbuteo Club from 1965 to 1999 but sadly passed away in 2011.

The event was a great success, with 14 contenders from the Midlands and further afield. It was played in great spirit with a great atmosphere. Robert Ramsey was the eventual winner in a close final. Robert scored his winner against Mike Bradbury with only seconds left.

Weekly league meetings start next week in Tettenhall. For more information visit @wolverhamptonsubbuteofootballclub on Facebook or email

Report: Justin Scott