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I'm not a movie critic

The movie tickets As a promise to Mr Dollah Kassim and eagerly been waiting for the release of the movie. Finally, I headed to see the movie - "Kallang Roar" just now after work. Had our quick dinner at the KFC, right outside the cinema At first, we thought of having it seen at Lido after there's no suitable time slot at Shaw's Balestier cinema, but in the end we settled at where it was all about - Kallang (because of the ample of parking lots for my colleague who is driving.) Now, as mentioned I was never meant to be a movie critic and all I can say is this movie is a sincere production. For the younger generation, be it the fans, players and whosoever, this movie shall see as a tool of inspiring and learn to appreciate the game of football. Back in the good ol' days, life as an amateur footballer was a tough one as depicted by the character "Samad" who lost his job because of his centralized training with the team then (once read that another

heading to Jakarta...

No, no, no... I'm not the one heading to Jakarta ( unless someone is willing to pick up the tabs ) but the national team this coming December for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 (used to be known as "Tiger Cup" and "Asean Football Championship"). We are being drawn to the follow group. Group A 1. Indonesia, 2. Singapore, 3. Myanmar, 4. Qualifiers Runners-up Good Luck to the boys in defending their title as the "King of Asean football", especially when we are up against the Indonesians at the Senanyang (now known as " Gelora Bung Karno Stadium ") (P.S: Don't pick up any water bottle from the pitch side, unless it is from your own team, ask Daniel Bennett - he should know what I mean)

Kena "SHOOTed"...

RIP "Shoot" (1969-2008) I wasn't aware until I "googled" and "WIKIed" around to know the demise of "SHOOT" magazine. Quoted from the "wiki" page of SHOOT : "Shoot's circulation fell from 120,000 copies per week in 1996 to 33,455 in Autumn 2007. [5] . It had changed to a monthly publication in 2000 as it faced massive competition from its long-term rival Match and a series of new titles including FourFourTwo , When Saturday Comes and other failed competitors such as 90 Minutes and Total Football. Its circulation in 2007 rose 7% year-on-year and it relaunced as a weekly magazine in late February 2008. [6] However, publishers IPC closed the magazine at the end of June 2008. [7] " I recalled in my younger days (when I was still a Liverpool fanatic), those before the days of the internet with papers and BBC World Service being the instant source for any latest news for English footbal news, "SHOOT" magazi

Amid the shadow.... (Stags hang on for Cup glory..)

... of the Olympics and beginning of the EPL season (again), Tampines Rovers overcome the one-goal deficit and beat Home United in the returning leg of their Singapore Cup quarter-final fixture. Ex-Protectors Qiu Li started the ball rolling by scoring the first before his national team-mate Fahrudin Mustafic scored with well-executed header. SOME PICTURES TAKEN Tampines' warming up Inside the corporate box of the stadium. One of many Home United's attempts to come back to level the game . Indra Sahdan (with the ball) made his presence felt in the Stag's box This would have made it "tiga-kosong" (3-0) Shot this from Home United's supporters section . After a hard fought victory, Shariff Samat (on the right) looking towards this direction. Tampines coach Vorawan Chitavanich delighted with the win. Stag's debriefing session at the end of the day. Home United's coach Mr PN Sivaji being interviewed by the cable media.

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Bought this copy yesterday...

If they want it, come and have it but they must pay for it...

I read that those guys in London still refused to give up their plan to stage that controversial "39th" game outside England . Like many parochial-mined football fans, I don't favour this sort of "invasion" as the potential of having a staple of "holiday football" is eminent. Picture credit: Wikipedia However, having watched the annual National Day Parade held on the 9th August, at the "Floating Platform" (pictured above), my stand somehow tweaked a bit. Ok, ok, hold your knives and rotten eggs that are aiming at me. Tweaked in a sense that I'm NOT accepting the proposal for that "39th" game to be played in this region but how about having a showcase event of top class football action on the platform whenever is convenient? A break from the conventional ambience of playing in a surrounded arena is the point we need to sell in order to entice some of the biggest names in football to play on it. Now, take a look at the

Reaching out to the mass...

Ripped off by "PrtSc" from my desktop Very often via my "sitemeter" tracker, I always have visitors googled "livestream" of some particular matches and eventually ended up at my blog. Not that long ago.. I came across another online software- USTREAM , that allows "livestreaming" video. The best part of it is the simplicity in setting up the whole thing . Simply register an account, plug-in your video camera and you're really to "camera". Wondering would be a loophole to more loss of revenue if someone simply sneak a video camera in, plug onto his/her laptop, connect to "Wireless@SG", which is available at some venue, so as to allow some fans to catch the game at their comfort zone?