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"Matchpix" - December 2011

(P.S: If you access this site via "come.to/matchpix" , please click the "Facebook" icon after you click "HERE" when you want to view the album as that will redirect you to the album, thank you) 2012 Pre Season starts... Geylang United(26/12/11) 2012 Pre-season Training starts with Geylang on Boxing Day 2012. With the field still under maintenance, the Eagles begun their preparation by focus on their conditioning on the tracks under the eyeful eyes of newly-recruited trainer Peter Jakobsen (pictured above left). Due to his resemble to Dutch legendary striker Denis Bergkamp, it's not wonder that Jakobsen was often mistaken for making a comeback with the Eagles when his picture first surface. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE REST OF THE PICTURE 2012 Pre Season starts... Home United(27/12/11) Home United also begun their pre-season training at the end of December at Ang Mo Kio Secondary School. The school is one of the adopted schools by the Protecto

"Uniform Friendly" on New Year's Eve...

Honestly speaking this hastily-arranged fixture came as a surprise to me when I was told the "Uniform Duo" (SAFFC and Home United)be playing against each other at Jalan Besar on the New Year's eve. John Wilkinson (left) skippered Protectors against his old club After all, not all the teams have started their pre-season training and let alone if DPMM's status is officially confirmed despite the earlier report on Asean Football Federation website (AFF). "I just want to know my new players' strength so I called (SAFFC coach) Richard Bok for this friendly match." said Home United coach Paul Lee after the match that saw his side lost 2-0 to its arch rivals. "However, it's still to early to gauge my team's performance when players like (captain) Shi Jiayi and (Fred) Mendy are still not back in Singapore. "I think for now result of this game is not important, as I need to check the condition of my players." added the Korean co

[Feature] Project Teamwork - GALAXY S II - Street Soccer in Brazil

(This entry is sponsored by Samsung Mobile ) It's a common sight everywhere in Brazil to see the fun-loving natives get together spontaneously for a game of kick-about on any space they can find. Be it that it could be an obscure back alley of any street, the famed Copacabana beaches or on those lush manicured pitches dotted around this football crazy nation, so long inches of space are made available you bound to see the Brazilians coming together to enjoy a game of street soccer. Join host Sal Masekala of “Project Teamwork” in the following clips as he visits Florian√≥polis in south of Brazil, home of leading futsal (five-a-side soccer) club - ADC Florianopolis to meet up with team captain Denison Cabral and find out from him how the gospels of teamwork is spread to those players through the game of street soccer. In these videos, Cabral and his colleagues at ADC Florianopolis, whom some Singaporeans may have seen them in action at Ngee Ann City in April , also show us h

Another round of Rams-Tigers exchange... [edited]

I'm not sure if anyone of you out there notice this scenario since the early days of the S.League that there are these two clubs been "close trading partners". It's not uncommon to see players of this particular club swapping jerseys for another particular side after a season or two that in recent years seems to have intensified. As what I recalled that while there were some controversies surrounded the transfer of then Woodlands Wellington star striker Dalis Supait (pictured left in Balestier Central outfit) to Balestier Central (now known as Balestier Khalsa) in 1997 season, but that should also marked the beginning of such "close trading ties" between the two with English striker Paul Robinson heading the same route in 1999. Following that some notable transfers between the two included the likes of Korean star winger Park Tae Won and Japanese midfielder Akihiro Nakamura. When both these East Asian aces left the Toa Payoh outfit for a greener pastu

Pointless of Repeating .... [This is not an ANNUAL REVIEW]

Picture Credit: 123RF.com It has come to this part of the year when I would always pen my annual review to summarize my thoughts on what happened in the past twelve months in Singapore Football. Having said that, I must admit that it's been quite a difficult year for the local football that has been struggling with myriad of procrastinating problems that remain lingering. So much that I think it will be a daft idea to go on repeating those issues (i.e.: lack of crowds, lack of interest, etc.) then propose some "naive" solutions to these woes. Instead, I decided to post up the links to the past "Annual Reviews" that were archived in this blog since the transition in 2005. Annual Review 2005 - "FROM SITE TO BLOG" Annual Review 2006 - "10 years old" Annual Review 2007 - "DOUBLE ONE" Annual Review 2007 - "The odd Dozen" Annul Review - "13 deemed UNlucky" Annual Review - "SCREWED

Feet Dragging (nothing new, but...) [edited]

The feet-dragging on various issues pertaining the S.League is not doing any good if the league authority is keen to have the struggling competition back on its feet. With mysteries of the identities of Winston Lee's replacement for the league's CEO, the 13th and 14th team still looming large, plus the near "black-out" on S.League coverage on the mainstream media in recent weeks have further inflicted more damages it can ill-afforded to. Despite assurance from the top that this country's domestic league will not play second fiddle once January comes, but given things that happened of late with earlier mentioned, would be too late if those issues are to be left to the eleventh hour again (nothing usual in local football scene)? The failure to allow the dust settled when February comes (when the S.League is scheduled to kick-off), would only see us walking through another "sand storm", unless the person who is going to drive us through knows the way

[Feature] Adam Swandi won the "Raja Gelek" Award...

(This feature is formulated from the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore from which picture and quotes were extracted, unless credited) Adam (no 10) in action against Juventus in Canon LCC His glittering performance in the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup is the testament why he is rated as one of the country's brightest footballing prospect. His commanding presence as the skipper during that tournament eventually led the National Football Academy (NFA) U15 to the respectable third position in that youth tournament that also featured the boys from renowned club sides such as CR Flamengo and Juventus. So little surprise came last Sunday when Adam Swandi emerged as the winner from the pool of five nominees in annual "Dollah Kassim Award", an initiative by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS),in partnership with The New Paper, Turkish Airlines and Singapore Pools. This award is named after the late Singapore football legend who passed aw

Just a Random Thought... (Is this BoLASEPaKO meant to you?)

Just a random thought here as this only came to my mind while I was working just now. As you guys may have noticed of late there's not update on this blog. One reason is that now it's "off-season" and I thought it's a time to recharge, while also reflect and re-evaluate the direction this blog is heading to. That's the purpose of "BlastFromThePast" to engage conversation with readers On the blog Facebook page , I have been posting "BlastFromThePast" entries (as pictured above) to share with you all some of those past entries since 2005 (which I really hope you would appreciate those past efforts). In a way, I do hope you, the readers, can decide for yourself if it has been a worthwhile experience to drop in a peek at this blog and also to see if there's any change in the local footballing landscape since you first watch Singapore football. If I'm too bother about getting a higher hit-rate than provide value to the r

More to follow suit after this?

Priority for Lionel is his family and his club, Home United While many consider retiring from international football at the age of 29 is too young, especially for the case of goalkeeper. After all, great custodians like Dino Zoff and Peter Shilton did maintain their presence between the posts for their countries past their forties. But for the case of Lionel Lewis who decided to call his Lions career a day the tell-signs were already there in recent weeks. Right after the loss to the Iraqis back in September , the Home United 'keeper revealed his intention to the waiting press at the mixed zone that night. This came after Lionel just recovered from an adductor injury that sidelined him against the Malaysians in that crucial "Causeway Derby" in July. On top of that coupled with other injuries that sustained since the start of his career, it's a matter of time for him to consider his options and so when the news broke out this morning, it hardly surpr