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[Event] Live televised match back to heartlands at Bedok Stadium on May Day...

(Poster courtesy of Geylang United FC ) Live televised football is making its return to heartlands on the Labour Day (1st May 2009), when Geylang United will play hosts to defending Singapore Cup holders SAFFC at the Bedok Stadium. The Eagles are enjoying some good run of form lately since Mike Wong took over as the head coach of the Bedok-based team, whereas the SAFFC Warriors aren't having that kind of luxury after that away defeat to DPMM that knocked them off from the top of the table days ago at Brunei. Singapore Cup trophy Still cup game is a different kind of ball game as it's a "knock- out " competition with whoever lose this fixture will have wait for another season to challenge for the coveted trophy (above). So being a "long weekend" this coming weekend, it's a good option to head down to Bedok Stadium for a night to be filled with thrill and explosive actions rather than be at the pubs, discos or being couch potatoes!! See you there, m

watchin' a game in a 33-degree climate

Just wondering how it was to catch a game in a 33-degree climate? Anyway, it wasn't that HOT after all as I was under-sheltered at the Jalan Besar Stadium for the Prime League fixture between Sengkang Punggol and the national-U18. The final score: National U18 1-5 Sengkang Punggol. PICTURES FROM THE MATCH "Plenty of fluid to stay hydrate" "Alright, skippers, the usual stuff - Fair Play" Sengkang's corner in the first half Some close-up action shots from where I sat during the game Sengkang's custodian-cum-skipper Amos Boon in action.

Q & A with former Balestier Khalsa goalkeeper Rizal Rahman

Rizal, in his younger playing days INTRODUCTION Former Balestier Khalsa goalkeeper Rizal Rahman shared with us his life after he hung up his gloves in 2007 and the difficulties he faced in a new environment that is totally different from his previous job as a professional footballer. In this Q & A as well, Rizal tells us why he pledged most of his playing career with the unglamorous outfit, Balestier Khalsa (except in 2004, when he was released to play for Home United before returned to Toa Payoh Stadium a season later) and who were the ones been supportive throughout his playing career. RIZAL RAHMAN Q & A 1) Please tell us how you first involved in competitive football, from school to S.League level. "Like many boys, I started out with 'void deck' football and because the primary school where I studied don't have a soccer team, so I played for the Tampines Rovers youth team instead. In 1992, we took part in a tournament organized by the NKF where we

AFC Cup Group H - Home United FC 5-1 Club Valencia (MDV) (edited)

The Final Score TWITTER UPDATE The "Twitter" box had been removed from this blog entry and you can trace whatever I "tweeted" on the right of the page (under the "BoLASEPaKO" on twitter menu). PICTURES OF THE DAY & THE SHORT TAKE of THE GAME Banner boys getting ready It was indeed a tame affair as compared to ACL, as the crowds were much lesser than expected. Maybe like what a friend mentioned,"most of them might be at Selegie now" (Selegie being the place where Singapore Pools HQ is located and they offered to broadcast this game to those punters who were there.) Teams lining up before the start of the game. Two quick goals under less than 10 minutes by Home United had stamped their authority in the game as the Maldivian struggled to cope with the onslaught by the Protectors right from the start. An unmarked Firdaus Idros volley home after Fadzuhasny Juraimi's shot was cannoned off the frame in the third minute, before P

[ADV] Sale pitch for BOCAP... Your support will be greatly appreciated.. thanks

Well.. I agree that some felt this cap is selling a bit expensive and I do admit that this a rather bland design cap (being someone not that artistic) BUT this cap here is just a small step and effort for me to move towards the direction to make this little blog of my to be self-sufficiency. Whilst I don't see this cap is a hot seller (anyway it never meant to be) but neither would I or can I lower the price, as I must be fair to those who already bought the cap. All I can say is given its limited quantity of 50 caps, the profit margin of each cap is not even a cost of curry puff you bought from "OCK". So your kindness of helping out by making purchase to buy this cap will be great appreciated in helping to sustain the operation of this blog - "BoLASEPaKO - a simple view on Singapore Soccer". Thank You very much

Biggest Blooper!!!! by Mediacorp (edited)

Snapped this shot from today's TODAY's TV listing pages and those of you guys are sharp enough will see what I'm trying to say, get it? Anyway, the game was full of missed chances and thanks to a lucky bounce off John Wilkinson that the defending champions beat the Super Reds to climb to the top of the league standings. As what SAFFC's coach Richard Bok (on right) said, with his custodian Shahril Jantan on his right. Newly-recruited Feiruz Abdul Hanib Mahmud (above) is Super Reds' goalkeeping and fitness coach, represented the club in the post-match press conference .

1989 Hillsborough Disaster - In memory of those 96 who lost their lives

"Hillsborough Disaster" clip from Youtube It's hard to imagine that 20 years had past since that tragic day in Sheffield. This was probably the first time such a human tragic event unfolded in front of my own eyes, on television. Soon after Peter Beardsley missed a chance to give Liverpool the lead in this ill-fated FA Cup semi-final match, the TV cameras switched the attention of the millions viewers to Leppings Lane terrace, where the tragedy happened. This blog entry is dedicated to those who lost their lives on this day, this time 20 years ago... (P.S: Please kindly exercise your utmost respect to the deceased, should you have anything to comment, thanks....)

BoLASEPaKO unable to access ?

Hi Folks... I'm not sure what had happened but on 13th April 2009 around 2230hrs onwards, this blog is down with the error message shown (as depicted above). I still couldn't figure it out what's the cause... Just wondering if other people facing the same problem?

Shell-shocked is too nice a word (aftermath the 7-1 game)-(edited)

The SMS update!! Shell-shocked is too nice a word to describe last night 7-1 demolition of Sengkang Punggol by a revitalized SAFFC. I still struggling to come to term why the Dolphins, after yet another promising pre-season hype up, failed to deliver? Not reacting to that "shell-shocker" but because of the network jam last night (Picture credit: Mr Gan Meng Yeow of Kallangroar.com). Quality players being signed (the national team skipper, a national team defender, some seasoned players and a group of foreigners who impressed in the pre-season friendlies) and a revamped backroom staff are in place, so what happened? Credit to Sengkang for holding the defending champions up till to almost 30 minutes before the floodgates opened, did had their fair share of chances with Indra Sahdan, Murphy Wiredu el at making their presence felt in the Warriors' box. But with backline comprised likes of Daniel Bennett and Kenji Arai, both whom struggled against J-League champions Ka

Noh Alam Shah's interview with "Trivela"

Once again I got an email from my Brazilian friend, Renato Andreão. This time round, Renato conducted an interview with Tampines Rovers star striker Noh Alam Shah. In this interview, "Ah Long" shares his thoughts with Renato on his ambitions for this season and gave his opinion what could have led the current trophy drought at Tampines, despite at a time boasted one of the potent striking line-up in the league. And some "touchy" issues in which Alam Shah also gave his slight insights on his past, the national team and his take on the Asian Cup qualifier opponents likes of Jordan, Thailand and Iran. http://www.trivela.com/Conteudo.aspx?secao=44&id=20411 (again in Portuguese.. so you may need "Google Translator", unless you read Portuguese.) (P.S: Many thanks to Mr Renato Andreão for conducting this interview and allowed me to have it post up here..)

"Simunicism" Part TWO.. (much subdue version...)

DPMM's coach Vjeran Simunic watching his team warming up before their game vs Gombak Not only fans will get to see two of three unbeaten (so far) sides - Brunei DPMM and Gombak United in action for THIS WEEK's "Friday Night Football" fixture at Jalan Besar Stadium. Fans will also get up close and personal with DPMM's Croatian coach Vjeran Simunic, who is slowly gaining a cult following for his exquisite use of words in the media and also his distinctive, expressive way in urging his team from the sidelines. Definitely an option worth consider to spend your Good Friday night at a football stadium, where mouth-watering football actions are set to unleash to the crowds. So see you guys LATER(10th April) at the Jalan Besar Stadium for this fixture, kick-off at 7.30pm and admission is FREE (and don't be a lazybum at the comfort of your couch, come down to see the action LIVE!!). DPMM fans at the stands. Someone "familiar' helping out in the stands

ACL Group G : SAFFC 1- 4 Kashima Antlers (edited)

PREVIEW Kashima's Brazilian coach Oswaldo de Oliveira , at the pre-match press conference, also feared the artificial surface at Jalan Besar might affected the performance of his team. Although weather wise in 'keeper Hitoshi Sogahata's words (in sleague.com ) "It is humid but we are pretty acclimatized after training this morning. We are confident of performing once we are used to the weather" . BEFORE THE START OF THE MATCH Using "Twitter" partially for this update. A group of Japanese media already at work when I reached the ground. The giant banners unfurled by the visiting Japanese. Zico - the Brazilian legend still revered among Kashima's fans. These fans flew in from Japan for three days to catch their heroes in action. FIRST HALF SHORT TAKE Not doubt it was a case of mis-match as the gulf between the two teams shown right from the start of the game. The visiting Kashima Antlers true to what they promised, and shown no mercy to the