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[Telegram Chat] - 𝐅𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐘, 𝐂𝐎𝐀𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐒 𝐍𝐄𝐄𝐃 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐒𝐂𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐂𝐇 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐈𝐑 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐃𝐒

39th FAS Annual Congress (picture credit: FAS) The following are some of the key points mentioned in the 39th Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Annual Congress . A) From the 2022 Singapore Premier League (SPL) season onwards, the fielding of one Under-23 (U23) player instead of three in the starting lineup. B) No limit on the number of U23 players registered in each SPL squad. C) Young elite leagues to resume in the 2022 season (subject to prevailing circumstances). D) FAS will "put in a strong and determined bid to host" AFF Suzuki Cup . I thought the biggest takeaways would be points (A) and (C) , especially for the former that head coaches would not find themselves in a constrained situation and give more flexibility to field their ideal XI. The move to revive the youth elite leagues is a good one and hopefully, we can see a conduit in place to allow proper progression than having a fast-tracking mode that saw more teenage players in a top-tier league in this s
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I believe those in their fifties and above would know who Mat Noh (Mohd Noh bin Hussain) was. Nicknamed "Allan Clarke" of local football, the good-looking striker was a heartthrob to many ladies fans and wowed many with his dazzling skills on the field during his heydays in the 1970s when starring for the national team in their Malaysia Cup exploits that ignited the "Kallang Roar" era. Mat Noh passed away at the age of 67 But how many who were born in the 1980s actually know him or his contemporaries and those who were born in the late 1970s might be too young to know who they were until they read about them in newspapers, etc.? And because of such ignorance, it led to one unsavoury incident that triggered one uproar that a late former national player was not properly accoladed on the night when he should at the closing ceremony of the old National Stadium (I shall not dwell on this incident, just go and Google it, as it still left a bitter taste on my tongue whenev

Free Tickets - Boost Or Bane?

It used to cost $5 for more than a decade Years ago, before an S.League game between SAFFC and Etoile FC at Jalan Besar Stadium, I met someone I know just outside the ground, along King George Avenue, and had this brief conversation (as below). Acquaintance: "Do you have a free ticket?" as he was aware of my involvement in the scene. Me: "Nope, I don't have it" Acquaintance: "Cannot be, last time my who worked as a photographer, always have free tickets to matches" Me: "Time changes as different people are calling the shots now." A scene like this is not uncommon, but it is already becoming an annoying problem which I attributed to the liberal policy of giving complimentary entry that led to this kind of problem. A League Cup match played at Jalan Besar Stadium Perhaps, in the first place, such goodwill was to gather more awareness by offering free admission to fans to certain games. But the dangerous part of this giveaway has developed into

[Telegram Chat] - 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐇𝐀𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐇𝐔𝐑𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄

Good day to all, Would not want to embroil in some of those emotionally charged debates which are meaningless unless tangible actions are taken to put all those nonsense to stop once and for all than being used as a channel to vent those frustrations. On that "one particular topic", I would like to ask - at the end of the day, what is the message we try to bring across especially to those kids Is it meaning to say in the end, you will be forgiven after you served your punishment as if it is an "entitlement" for what you have been through when the key is to prevent anyone from doing the wrong thing at the very beginning? And let us not forget our government has strict laws on matters pertaining to "that thing" and there shall not be compromise on that. That will be my final and last comment on "that issue" And last but not least, all the best to Siti Rosnani Azman who is embarking on her new football journey when she will begin her professional c

"Matchpix" - Aug 2021

SGPL - Albirex Niigata (Singapore) 1-2 Tanjong Pagar United 060821 Jags' GK Zharfan Rohaizad fisted away the danger Bounced from last week's defeat in the hands of Geylang International on the same venue, Tanjong Pagar United scored the biggest upset since their returning to the top-flight by beating defending AIA Singapore Premier League champions Albirex Niigata (Singapore) 2-1 last evening (6/8) at the Jurong East Stadium. Against the run of play, former White Swans star Reo Nishiguchi put the Jaguars ahead in the 33rd minute before it was cancelled out by Shuya Yamashita's header in the 81st minute. But Luiz Junior's audacious lob in the 84th minute confirmed their co-tenant's first defeat of the year. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES SGPL - Albirex Niigata (S) 4-1 Hougang United 130821 Ryosuke Nagasawa (middle) shielded the ball away from Cheetahs' Shahfiq Ghani  Right after last night's (13/8) AIA Singapore Premier League fixtur