"It just got off from a shaky footing when there are many in reality is trying so hard to look good..."
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In a statement made known to the media, S.League CEO Lim Chin said:"Queenstown Stadium was made available a fortnight ago and after discussions with both clubs, the decision was made to relocate both clubs to Clementi and Queenstown Stadium respectively.
"This move bodes well as Tampines Rovers will now be able to start the season without the concerns of having to relocate later on in the season while Tanjong Pagar will return to their rightful home at Queenstown."
However, with plan of setting up a pro-shop in Clementi Stadium and having just re-affirmed its commitments to the west coast region not that long ago in a recent article, it would have thought it's something not going to happen too soon for Tanjong Pagar United, until the news broke out.
"It has always been the club’s dream to play our home matches at our rightful home at Queenstown Stadium. Now that is it confirmed we are moving back to the Queenstown Stadium, our return to the S.League is finally complete and I am very happy that this has taken place." said Tanjong Pagar United chairman Edward Liu in the same statement.
While it may seem to be a "home sweet home" move back for the Jaguars, it somehow may have undermine their ambition to be the main club in the west coast area of Singapore with the arrival of the Stags from the East, as it may deprive the catchment area of Clementi, West Coast, Ayer Rajah that they initially targeted.
|No time to bid farewell by the Stags to their fans in Tampines|
It will be a sudden farewell to their passionate supporters with little fanfare and having to start from a scratch in the area where their name is felt so alien in other established housing estate - Clementi.
So just wondering if Tampines Rovers chairman Mr Teo Hock Seng would provides ferry services from east to west to cater the Stags faithful?