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AFC Champions League play-off : Singapore Armed Forces FC 3-0 Sriwijaya FC

SHORT SCRIBE Indeed, SAFFC shown why they are dead serious about making to the lucrative Asian Champions League (ACL) group stages, by bulldozed the woes-besieged Sriwijaya 3-0 at the Jalan Besar Stadium. While there are some gelling works to be done in the Warriors camp, what their opponents in the S.League can foresee is that if the defending champions can get their act fast, then it's not hard to see why they are still THE team to beat. THE FANS Some Sriwijaya supporters (pictured above) spotted at the stand, whom I believe (in personal opinion) are local-based Indonesian students. Unfortunately, these fans are relatively small in numbers and were being silenced for large part of the game after their team were overrun by their hosts. While the SAFFC supporters (pictured above) were in their usual boisterous self with their drumming and singing routine, without the aid from the rest. MATCH PICTURES Sriwijaya's custodian Feri Rotin Sulu (pictured above) sunk to the ground he


(The content of this entry is obtained via the transcript provided by Integrated Marketing Solutions Group [IMSG] - the PR agency for Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyright of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike.) Singapore (January 30th, 2010) The Emirates Stadium will turn (RED) this Sunday as Arsenal play host to Manchester United, in a game which sees both clubs show their support for the NIKE (PRODUCT) RED ‘Lace Up. Save Lives’ partnership that generates funds to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. Arsenal and Russia star striker - Andrei Arshavin (RED) goal-nets – a first in the Barclays Premier League, will sit between the posts for the match and a giant (NIKE)RED lace will be hung around the middle tier of the stadium to ‘tie the stadium together’. Players from both clubs, including Cesc Fabregas, Andrei Arshavin, Theo Walcott, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand, will wear (NIKE)RED laces in their boots during the game and both sides will run out onto the pitch wearing - now on Facebook as well

Prt-Scr of the Blog's Facebook group Out of spontaneous, I had created a FACEBOOK group for this blog. "just created for future necessity" is the reason why this group is created, this group will served primarily as an online archive of those photos I snapped since I decided to get down to the ground level to capture those "easily-forgotten" moments of Singapore football. Other than that, there are no other plan for the time being until further notification via this blog or on the group page itself. To access to the page, please click on the URL below (one must be a FACEBOOK user to access to the page)

AFC Champions League play-off : Singapore Armed Forces FC vs Sriwijaya FC

(Media Information from Football Association of Singapore ) SINGAPORE, 26 January 2010: S.League Champions Singapore Armed Forces FC (pictured above) and the Copa Indonesia holders, Sriwijaya FC will contest the 2010 AFC Champions League East Zone play-off match to be played in Singapore on Saturday, 30 January at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Kick off is at 7.30pm. Match Information Match : 2010 AFC Champions League East Zone play-off – Singapore Armed Forces FC vs Sriwijaya FC Date : Saturday, 30 January 2010 Time : 7.30pm Venue : Jalan Besar Stadium Ticketing Information Pre-sale Dates : 26 January till 29 January Time/Venue : 10.00am to 5.00pm - Singapore Pools Outlet, Choa Chu Kang Stadium, 1 Choa Chu Kang Street 53 #02-06 5.00pm to 9.00pm - SAF Football Club Clubhouse, Choa Chu Kang Stadium, 1 Choa Chu Kang Street 53 #02-06 Match-day sale Date : 30 January 2010 Time/Venue : From 6pm / Jalan Besar Stadium, North and South Entrance Ticket

[Countdown to Season2010] Geylang United 2-3 Woodlands Wellington [edited]

(P.S: I think I made a blooper out of this fixture, must be the heat of the 5pm that heat-stroked me.. I'm sorry for the mistake made earlier with necessary amendment made accordingly.) SHORT SCRIBE For the record, the match concluded with a 3-2 victory for the Rams over the Eagles - the two glamour teams way back in the founding year of the league ( remember 28,000 paying fans witnessed a top-of-table clash between perennial powerhouse Geylang United and "New Kids On the Block" Woodlands Wellington at the National Stadium in 1996's Tiger Beer Series?). Anyway, managed to rush from Hougang to Bedok for this friendly fixture under the scorching sun is by no mean an easy feat. It's not because the journey involved, rather the fact that heat was unbearable as the sunlight was so bright that it's rather difficult to snap some shots using my S2000 , due to its setting limitations. PICTURES FROM THE MATCH Former Eagles skipper Noor Ali (pictured left) now with Wo

Pre-season media conference - Sengkang Punggol

The main men in the Dolphins administrative set-up (Pictured above L-R): Team manager Mr Bruce Tan, Assistant General Manager Mr Edwin Tan and Head Coach Aide Iskandar . It's not very often clubs address issues pertaining their finances in their pre-season media conference, but Sengkang Punggol's assistant general manager Mr Edwin Tan buckled that trend by proclaimed the Dolphins hope to achieve the financial sustainability in "six months time". The press-conference was held at the Hougang Stadium - the home ground of Sengkang Punggol. While not going into much details, Mr Tan believes with the vision of a forward-looking club committee, that took over the running of the Hougang-based club during mid last year, Sengkang can achieve not only its financial ambitions and also that of improving their league standings. Head coach Aide Iskandar in his address to the media outlines the target of the club. "We're targetting a mid-table positioning." said the

[Charity Shield] SAFFC 1-1 AIK Solna [edited]

SHORT SCRIBE This match I was informed that it was already scheduled as part of the AIK Solna's Far East Tour, and the FAS decided to make it into a charity match (based on my assumption) to raise fund for former national player Mr Dollah Kassim, who has been in a coma since collapsing during the 2009 Sultan of Selangor’s Cup veterans match between Singapore and Selangor last October. The banner that depicted the event of the night. The match ended with one goal a piece with SAFFC taken the lead as early as 10th minute, before the Swedish league champions levelled the scores in the 67th minute. Personally, I thought Ahmad Latiff was making his presence throughout the game until he was replaced in the 87th minute, new signing Noh Rahman seems comfortable in the middle of the defensive pack when Daniel Bennett was not starting the game at all and happy to see Indra Sahdan back to his striking position. While the visitors must had difficulties in acclimatised in the first place, got

Football unites to raise funds for Dollah Kassim at 2010 S.League Charity Shield [edited]

(Media Information by Football Association of Singapore ) SINGAPORE, 15 January 2010 : The local football fraternity will come together for a good cause at the 2010 S.League Charity Shield next Thursday as the Football Association of Singapore seeks to raise funds for Singapore football legend Dollah Kassim, who has been in a coma since collapsing during the 2009 Sultan of Selangor’s Cup veterans match between Singapore and Selangor last October. Dollah, who represented Singapore from 1968 to 1979, was well-known for his extraordinary dribbling skills. Famously known as the ‘Gelek King’, a nickname referring to his superior ball control, one of his most memorable moments in a Lions jersey was to help Singapore win the Malaysia Cup in 1977. In appreciation for the services rendered to Singapore football and to acknowledge Dollah for his many contributions in promoting Singapore football, the FAS has pledged all proceeds and donations received for the above-mentioned 2010 S.League Charit