Why should I or rather we feel sorry to see clubs uprooted from their "roots" to find themselves sharing grounds with their contemporaries in a struggling league system plagued with so many woes that don't seems to have any remedy formula to cure them all?
|Toa Payoh Stadium will not be used in the 2019 SGPL season|
But two decades down the road since it started, it seems to me that most clubs are still aliens to where they are based and we hardly see the bonding between the clubs and residents (not fans) like how I asked a co-worker of mine if he has that sense of belonging with the SGPL team he supposed to affiliate with, he said "NO".
|These media seats were installed when the S.League was introduced in 1996|
Just talk to anyone random in any of those community, are they aware of their "home" team playing at their neighbourhood stadiums?
Let's face it, hardly anyone is aware or even know the answer.
|These VIP seats became a permanent fixture at Toa Payoh Stadium|
Should residents (not fans) for having developed a strong bond with their "local" teams over the past ten to twenty years, we would have seen home matches packed with partisan supporters over the years but it is never case after the early boom.
|Will this scoreboard be removed from Toa Payoh Stadium?|
It would be a lie to say "it doesn't matter to us for not having big crowds coming to our games" but to admit the failure to sustain a bond between a local football club and their supposedly fanbase all these while.