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Alive and kicking

FC Biz – the five-a-side football team of IFA service company Simply Biz – is throwing down the gauntlet to any other financial services teams looking for a kickabout.

During the first half of the season, FC Biz conceded no fewer than 58 goals in 10 matches, leaving them slumped at the bottom of the prestigious Hudders- field Soccer City League Division Two.

But their form seems to have picked up of late, with a four-game unbeaten run, including a 21-18 victory over Standard Life. This recent confidence booster precedes the industrywide challenge to take on the “mighty” FC Biz.

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