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Sometimes, I wondering if those so-called EPL clubs "fans" ever thought of dreaming able to get UP CLOSE with the likes Owen, Henry and etc.

I'm sure they do, unfortunately how??

Simple isn't, just book a flight to Britain and hang out at the training grounds, chances of getting a picture taken with these millionaires and autographs might be possible.

But, think back these millionaires would once a while pay a visit and play some what they called " holiday football"

Still remembered the eccentric Fabian Barthez, then the Man Utd 'keeper, came on as an outfield player during their tour game here in 2001?

While, some may took that as a fun gesture but large number of fans felt offended as they, having paid those astronomical admission charges to see the Red Devils played a half-hearted game.

Inevitably, these "holiday" fixtures months ago drew sharp criticism from the AFC.

I having those mentioned thoughts after came back from Toa Payoh stadium, following the defending champions Tampines Rovers thumping victory over their host Balestier Khalsa.

A small group of Tampines supporters wating outside the dressing rooms for their heroes to emerge from the dressing rooms, just to say "hi" and give these guys a pat at their back.

And it's heartening to say that the Stags did not make these fans looked as if they are "distance away from them", on the contrary, they mixed freely with the fans.

Other than saying "congrats, well done", cracking jokes with the fans and chat as if they knew each other for long time (perhaps that is the case)

So, the conclusion is though, they may not be well-known as those millionaires but they are star players at their own right and who would even have a chance to be so UP CLOSE and having PERSONAL TOUCH with these players?

Cherish those moments while you still having them.

(The first picture (on top) was taken with Noh Alam Shah, while Mirko Grabovac, the leading goal scorer posed with the blogger..Many thanks to Mr Mark Ong for helping to make this possible.)


  1. it was that incident that cause me to hat man u,no matter how great they are.


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