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Part of the attached image from a media release issued by Starhub I am not sure about the rest, I just don't feel the hype of the World Cup which is going to take place this month. To the extent, I don't know the exact date when the greatest show on earth is going to kick off, I don't exactly know which are teams to be featured, also are there 24 or 32 teams playing in the odd scheduling of this once-in-a-four-year event? Also with the skyrocketing cable subscriptions, I opted not to see the games live on my television unless they are showing on terrestrial channels. Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus in ICCSG 2019 Simply because I couldn't afford the rates, and I can unashamedly tell the rest that I have not seen Leo Messi in action although I was fortunate to snap his buddy Neymar and his contemporary Cristiano Ronaldo in action in recent years when the latter two were in Singapore. So if the poll I conducted on IG Story (top image) days ago is a reflection of
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1977 "Friday The 13th" Stampede at Kallang

One of the headlines on the stampede ( NLB archive ) The build-up to the match was intense. After all, it was between the two biggest sides of the tournament that saw them being the first finalists of the competition first known as the HMS Malaya Cup back in 1921. To make the showdown even more mouth-watering was the fact that Selangor, widely known as the Malaysian "second national team" back then with the likes of Mohktar Dahari, Soh Chin Ann, Santokh Singh, etc., had already beaten Singapore twice on a roll in the final to win the coveted Malaysia Cup in previous two years (1975 and 1976). The blogger speaking to Dato' Soh Chin Ann in 2010 (Gale Gan) Instead of making the arch-rivals face each other for the third consecutive time in the ultimate fixture in 1977, the script was changed to see both Singapore and Selangor in the semi-final instead. The young republic, coached by the legendary "Uncle" Choo Seng Quee, topped the South Zone undefeated with eight wi

3 Areas To Look Into On SPL's Privatisation

With the privatisation of the Singapore Premier League (SPL) on the card: - 1) NO PROMOTION/RELEGATION? Would it mean the plan to see promotion/relegation between SPL and the Singapore Football League (SFL) will never take place, as many hope for ?   SPL be more competitive with the privatisation? Since the SPL, as understood by Straits Times, will be under the purview of Unleash The Roar! (UTR) project instead. Unless there are some arrangements to work out with UTR, SFL will remain exclusively a competition under the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) who will no longer be running the SPL. 2) ASSESSMENT OF CLUBS FOR PRIVATISATION? Like any new management taking over, will there be an inventory check or audit process to assess the health of each SPL club to see if they are going to meet the criteria set by the new management body if any? The late N Ganesan made many brave decisions to improve things in the 1970s Sometimes, plugs need to be pulled off the lifeline to avoid fur

$111,000 Raised by SGX Cares' Bull Charge Charity Futsal Tournament

(The content and images depicted in this entry were made available by the media release issued by the organizers) Fandi Ahmad with Minister Edwin Tong in action The 7th SGX Cares Bull Charge Charity Futsal tournament made its return after it last took place in 2019 and raised S$111,000 which will be channelled via Community Chest to the beneficiaries namely AWWA Ltd., Autism Association (Singapore), Fei Yue Community Services, HCSA Community Services and Shared Services for Charities. Held this morning at the Kovan Sports Centre, the charity event was organised under the SGX Cares - the CSR program by the Singapore Exchange ( SGX Group ). SGX Cares , the collective name of SGX Group’s CSR pillars of Bull Charge, Outreach and Financial Literacy, aims to create positive impact by activating the power of community. Bull Charge, the flagship fundraising initiative, has raised over S$44 million since 2004 for more than 50 charities and a variety of causes, through the support of corporate s

The Man Who Saved "KALLANG ROAR"

Mr Lim Teng Sai in his younger days (as credited) The story was shared by former Singapore national defender Mr Lim Teng Sai during the launch of the book "ROAR: Football Legends of Singapore" at the Jalan Besar Stadium (JBS) days ago. The former center-half approached a group of us during the friendly match between Singapore ex-internationals, which featured some of his former teammates, and their Malaysian counterparts, as he would like to peruse the book that documented the football history of Singapore. The friendly match, which was won 2-0 by the hosts, was part of the launch of the book authored and edited by long-time Singapore football supporter Mr A Thiyaga Raju and sports writer Mr Gary Koh respectively. The blogger with Mr Lim at the JBS Elated to see his name being featured in the list of the players in the book, he went on to oblige a fan's request to sign on a few pictures of his taken during his playing days in the 1970s. Pointing towards the direction wh