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[EVENT] SOCCEREX Asian Forum 28-29th July [edited]

(Picture above) My accreditation pass, press kit Was at the Soccerex Asian Forum held at the Raffles City Convention Center. It was networking gathering whosoever in the beautiful game graced by the presence of AFC president Mohamed Bin Hammam. Beside a section of the venue catered for the exhibitors in the football industry, there were also number of workshops and seminars for keen participants to mingle and socialized around. Mr Bin Hammam (pictured above) was an one-on-one interview session hosted by renowned journalist Matt Lorenzo, prior to the start of the day. as they touched on various issues pertaining the game in the continent. The much-travelled 61-year old Qatari said football is the "key" to unite the people of Asia "as it bring us all together". On the possibility of having another World Cup stage in Asia, Mr Bin Hammam (pictured above with back facing the camera, facing Lorenzo) added the 2002 tournament jointly-hosted by Japan and South Ko

2010 RHB Singapore Cup Quarter Finals to kick off on 12 Sept

(Picture above)FAS President Mr Zainudin Nordin (left)and RHB Bank Singapore Country Head Mr Jason Wong hoisted the Cup at the prelim draw back in May . Media Information from the Football Association of Singapore SINGAPORE, 27 July 2010: The 2010 RHB Singapore Cup Quarter Final stage is set to kick off on 12 September, Sunday, with the Young Lions taking on Albirex Niigata in the opening match at the Jalan Besar Stadium. League Leaders Tampines Rovers will host Balestier Khalsa on 27 September, while League Cup winners Etoile FC will face Kitchee SC at the Queenstown stadium on 28 September. In perhaps the most anticipated encounter, Singapore Cup debutants South Melbourne will take on last year’s finalist Bangkok Glass on 5 October followed by the return leg on 8 October, with both legs scheduled to be played at the Jalan Besar stadium. RHB Singapore Cup Quarter Final Fixtures: Young Lions vs Albirex Niigata S. (1st Leg) Date: Sunday 12 September Time: 7.45pm Venue: Jalan Besar Sta

FIS Asian Challenge Cup - Singapore Selection 0-1 Burnley FC

SHORT SCRIBE OF THE MATCH One thing I know for sure, many of the 5,000 odd crowds at the Jalan Besar Stadium were first-timer (judging from the way they asked for the direction, the ignorance of banning water-bottles and drink cans on the match day). And one more particular sight of the night was the sizable "Man Utd" supporters turned out to support the local team, which I thought was a pleasant sight (although, I came to realize it was because the Red Devils were once defeated by the Clarets which they would love to see the Singapore side avenge for their beloved team). Nonetheless, it was a brave performance from the Singapore Selection that was lauded by all who were there. PICTURES FROM THE MATCH (Pictured above) Referee Abdul Malik raised his armed to signal the disallowing of the goal scored by Fairoz Hasan (right of the picture). Claret's custodian Brian Jensen folded another attempt by the hosts, as he gathered ball safely in mid-air, while Khairul Amri (on the r

My Letter to the "World"...

Dear World,  While you were away at the World Cup festival, some interesting events actually took place during your absence. Several procrastinating issues were pushed onto the tabletop after the media probed on matters pertaining the security and crowd attendance.   SCREEN-GRAB of the issues probed by the media of late Matters as such were never openly discussed, and now as they pricked wide open, one can't simply avoid them now.  While they had caught the league authority "off-guard", I do certainly hope they are readily going to address these nagging issues instead of paying "lip-service" to the masses.  On the bright side, though, it was confirmed that the Cubs (National U-23 team) are heading to Guangzhou for the Asian Games in November, following the successful appeal to the SNOC, the decision-making body. But it was just the beginning of the start since now all eyes will be the Young Lions, who are the base of the Cubs to justify their call to represent

PICTORIAL - Uniform Derby

(Managed to take a breather while my house's upgrading work still in progress, how could I possibly miss the "Uniform Derby" between SAFFC and Home Utd?) Anyway, it was the first time in months since I last saw the Protectors in action. Since then things have been improved for the MHA-linked club by offloaded some mis-fitted players in the transfer window, while making some shrew recruitments that totally transformed Home United into a force to be reckon with. While on the other hand, the long dominant SAFFC are experiencing one of its inconsistent seasons in its recent years, the gallant performance in the ACL seems to be a distant past with coach Richard Bok facing his toughest task to lift the spirit of the Warriors back to its glory. PICTURES FROM THE MATCH Both coaches - Paul Lee of Home United (left) and Richard Bok having a chatter before the start (wondering what was Lee smiling about...hmmm). It was a revitalized Home United, as compared to the same squ

[ANNOUNCEMENT] SLIGHT delay for the time being...

Some of you might aware that there's lack of updating on BoLASEPaKO late, it is due to the fact that there are some upgrading works being carried out at my place (pictured above) recently that my net access is restricted at this moment. Therefore, for the time being some of those not-so-time-sensitive postings will be delayed until the upgrading works are completed. However, with the help of the modern technology, I still managed to keep the show going through the means of using social media tools, such as "Twitter" and "Facebook". The SCREENGRAB of my "Twitter" page The SCREENGRAB of BoLASEPaKO's FB page So for the time being, while there are some delay in loading up the postings to the blog, visitors are encouraged to log on to either the "Twitter" or the "Facebook" page to peep into some of the on-going happenings, discussions taking place in the local football scene. The URLs of both pages as follows.. Twitter - " http:

[ANNOUNCEMENT] It's just for the time being...

Since the establishment of this blog, I always strive to maintain a "non-interference" policy in regard to feedback, comments post on this blog (unless comments containing discrimination of race, derogatory terms and seditious remarks ). However, since this morning this blog had seen some "anonymous" postings with similar message (as pictured above) appeared on various past entries, as such, certain measures must be in place to ensure the blog from flooded with irrelevant comments/feedback. So for the time being, all comments posted will be moderated before reflect on the entry to weed out any irrelevant content. But please assure that this is just a temporary measure and will be constantly review. Thank you for your kind attention and support...

[EVENT] "NIKE CUP SINGAPORE 2010" Grand Finals

How appropriate to have the Grand Final of this event held at the Grand Ol' Lady (National Stadium - pictured above) before its scheduled demolish in days to come. A total of 200 teams from both Senior and Junior categories emerged after two weeks of intensive competitions around the island to pit for the ultimate prize. The completed set of the graffiti mural first started at *SCAPE "It was only plastic ball on the basketball courts in my days" said former Lions skipper Fandi Ahmad (holding the microphone) A recap of the catch for the senior category is the all-expenses paid training trip to Brazil to experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train at Granja Comary, where the Brazilian national teams train. While the winning team of the Junior category get a chance to train with the Singapore National Team. The legendary striker showcases his skill in friendly match against one of the participating teams in between the "junior"and "senior&