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Friendly : North Queensland Fury vs Tampines Rovers on 31st May 2009

[P.S: This blog post is submitted as part of Sony Ericsson’s Extra Time campaign. You can read the other local football stories here . :)] PREVIEW Did some googling around and from one source I read that other than the "GOD" - Robbie Fowler , the new A-League franchise also have the likes of former Geylang United star Brendon Santalab and Ian Ferguson , former Rangers star as its coach. Any Eagles fans who will always remember Santalab for his prolific score-rate in his 22-game stint in 2003 and was nominated for that year's "Young Player of the Year" award. It was also mentioned that the Queensland club are keen to establish a working relationship with any interested party in this region. "It just another game for me and it's good have a good game under my belt as the season is half way through but most important thing are the League and Singapore Cup." said Tampines ace striker Noh Alam Shah (on left with the blogger in a picture took many donk

"Red Card Football Clinic with Robbie Fowler and Fandi Ahmad"

Registration counter of the clinic I was told of this clinic, being one of fringe activities of the visiting North Queensland Fury , by the media liaison officers. It is certainly a nice thing to see two footballing legends - Robbie Fowler and Fandi Ahmad came together and imparted some of their knowledges to these kids who were obviously having a good time despite the scorching heat at Hougang Stadium. Like earlier mentioned by the newest A-League franchise, hopefully event like this open up the doors to more footballing exchanges between these two countries in the near future. MORE PICTURES FROM THE CLINIC Fandi Ahmad shared his tips with the kids Fury's coach Ian Ferguson passed out his instructions before a drill. The main men (L-R): Robbie Fowler, coach Ferguson, match organizer R Sasikumar and Fandi "You have anything to ask Robbie?" as coach Ferguson asked the kids These kids are showing some great potential. "Well Done, lad.." said Robbie Some tussling g

Mission Continues.....(edited)

The "Super-sub" of the late 80s - Abdullah Noor signed on the 1990's poster (25th May 2009) "Don't take my picture!!" said Abdullah Noor when I bumped onto him just now outside the Jalan Besar Stadium. But when he saw the priceless poster, he was surprised and asked how and where I got it. Having told him the story , he duly signed the 1990's poster with admiration from his students. "Can make ONE copy for me or not" said the former Balestier Khalsa, ex-Sengkang Marine coach before parting off. A tip-off just now from my friend, Mr Ong Jiing Yih saw me at the Jalan Besar Stadium not for the game but to grab hold of former national coach, Vincent Subramaniam's signature on the 1990's poster (Vincent was the assistant to Robin Chan then). (29th May 2009) But the coup of the night - yes, right in front of your eyes - the "twin-terrors" that struck fear in any defence and rocked the whole Kallang and Singapore whenever one of the

Robbie IS playing after all....

After the news broke out that Robbie Fowler might not be playing this coming Sunday against Tampines Rovers due to his groin strain , I got an email from the media liaison officer which carried a statement from Mr Ian Ferguson, coach of North Queensland Fury. Here's it goes.... Hey Po Hui, We know that there’ve been reports that Robbie might not be playing, but the coach would like to verify that the comments have been made out of context and that he IS playing on Sunday. Please see the below for Ian Ferguson, coach of North Queensland Fury, comment: “Dear Singapore fans, I would like to clarify my statement on this report which categorically states that Robbie Fowler will not be playing in our match against Tampines Rovers this Sunday. This report is not accurate and my quote has been taken entirely out of context. The journalist had asked me if I would play Robbie in this match if there were any concerns as to niggling injuries, and I had answered based on that hypothetical quest

After 2 years..New's the verdict (edited)

Just changed my blog template from 2 columns to 3 columns... now left a bit of fine-tuning here and there. The idea to switch from 2 to 3 columns is to make the blog less-cluttered, as you can see for yourself that the main column is now flanked by the two side columns with the content of the side menu evenly distributed out. Unfortunately, the template has no room for the iconic title bar (below) that it had no other choice but call it a day, thanks for the past almost one-half-year of service. And did a survey to gather feedback on the new template and here is the outcome - The result shows that you can't please everybody and this template is here to stay till the next change is deemed necessary, thanks for taking part in the poll...

Finally! Can't take it anymore...

Something referee can't be wrong with - deciding who kick off as it's the coin that determine It's something never happened before but now it's being brought to the limelight after the chairman of Tampines Rovers, Mr Teo Hock Seng, had decided to voice out as he can't take it anymore. "The standard of football is improving but not the referee's!" as he lamented to the media. Certainly, one has to put themselves in Teo's shoes to feel that sense of bitterness after some refereeing decisions marred the outcome of the Stags' encounters against the uniformed duo that severely did unnecessary damages to their title challenge. Match officials may not necessary have the best view like some fans do Ironically, it was some dubious decisions took place centerstage as well in their victory over Woodlands Wellington (judging from the strong reactions from the benches and the terraces) on Monday. Suddenly, it just triggered an open discussion that would nor

[Event] : North Queensland Fury vs Tampines Rovers at JBS on 31st May 2009 (edited)

(P.S: Below is a press release by Strategic Public Relations Group Singapore, a renowned public relations consultancy who are coordinating the above-mentioned event ) Australian team brings Robbie Fowler back to Singapore! New A-League Franchise North Queensland Fury to play Singapore at Jalan Besar Stadium on 31 May 2009 Singapore, 14 May 2009 - Australia’s newest team in their domestic A-League, The North Queensland Fury, is set to play the Tampines Rovers at Jalan Besar Stadium come the end of May. The Townsville based club are making their debut in the A-League this year and are embarking on a tour of Sabah and Singapore in preparation for their debut season. The club coached by former Glasgow Rangers and Scotland player, Ian Ferguson counts among its players former Liverpool goal scorer Robbie Fowler. Robbie Fowler was part of the Liverpool team that last visited Singapore in 2001. He is also the only overseas Marquee player in the Australian A-League for the upcoming season, wh

[VideoCast] - Brazilian players in S.League

Got this video from my Brazilian friend, Mr Renato Andreão. It's about the Brazilian players earning their living in the S.League, namely Peres De Oliveira of Home United, Ednardo Moura and Ithamar Rangel of Balestier Khalsa. In Portuguese though, wish I can understand what they were talking about but thanks to the graphics more or less can guess what was all about.

665 on that day and thank you so much :)

Thank you very much - that's all I want to say, "Thank you very much". 20th May 2009 shall be remembered as another milestone day for this OMO blog as it registered its biggest number of visits to this site since its launch in December 1996. 665 may be insignificant as compared to top sites like "soccernet" or any established brand but to me it's unimaginable when normally I would be glad if the daily figure is around or close to 100. I promise that I'll try my very best to further improve this blog, please feel free to email me or left a comment on the entries posted to share your views with me. Thank you for your support all along :)