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"Matchpix" - March 2012

(P.S: If you access this site via "" , 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) S.League - Balestier 1-1 Gombak 4/3/11 6400 is something you cant avoid when you are shooting at Toa Payoh Stadium. Anyway, Balestier Khalsa paid the price for not able to top up their tally after Park Kang Jin scored in the first half and allowed Gombak Utd to draw level through Mustaqim Manzur in 80th minute at this game which billed as the "Gombak" Derby since a large number of former Bulls players had switched over to the Tigers this season. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES AFC Cup - HUFC 3-1 Citizen AA (07/03/12) Citizen's skipper Festus Baise (7) header clearance for safety The floodlights were so bright that it made the whole stadium looked hazy with the setting dropped to ISO2000! All I can say the Protector

[Feature] The Return of "THE CHANCE"...

(The entry is formulated from the transcript obtained via Integrated Marketing Solutions Group -IMSG , the PR agency of Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike, unless stated on the images itself.) Coach Sundram makes his arrival at the game "The Chance" - the global talent search by Nike kicked starts today with Lions XII coach V Sundramoorthy making a scouting visit to a game between ‘A’ Division defending champions Meridian Junior College and Team Eastchester View FC from the D2D social league. Said the former national striker will head the coaching panel of the talent search in Singapore:“The Chance gives me the opportunity to identify and groom young players who have the talent but may not have fully developed their potential yet. "I’m looking forward to discovering some good young footballers and I believe this ini

[Feature] Mercurial Vapor 8 by NIKE

(The entry is formulated from the transcript obtained via Integrated Marketing Solutions Group - IMSG , the PR agency of Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images, depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike , unless stated on the images itself.) Mercurial Vapor 8 Constantly leaving no stone unturned seems to be the what Nike is striving for its football products. The newly launch “Mercurial Vapor 8” of the “Mercurial” series by the American sporting giants bears the testament of that commitment in its quest to be the leading player in the world most popular game. The “Mercurial Vapor 8” is re-engineered with cutting edge technology to give players the boots that delivers on lightweight, comfort, responsive performance and most importantly - explosive speed. Redesigned to create a snug upper while locking down the foot and preventing unwanted movement, Nike’s new Anatomic Last takes the fit of the boot to a new level of support and stability. This effect is enhanc

Hamstrung (further) for the sake of ROMANCE

As part of the MOU , the national teams of both Singapore and Malaysia will play a two-match “home and away” series in coming June at Jalan Besar and Kuala Lumpur as confirmed by a media release issued by the FAS days ago. According to Liga Singapura , while the dates against the “auld enemy” are confirmed, the Malaysians had already penciled a few more possibilities with the likes of Thailand, India, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Singapore and Qatar in preparation for the defending for Suzuki Cup. Whilst, the “Causeway Derby” has always drawn the biggest crowds whenever both sides of the Causeway (and the “Second Link”) meet, one tweet on my “timeline” popped this question - “No other team to play against meh?” (as depicted below)   I merely replied “Hamstrung for the sake of ROMANCE” in reference to the quote below by FAS president Mr Zainudin Nordin after the signing of the joint MOU between FAS and FAM in last July . “There is always a special romance between Singapore and Ma

Not just a dream, but a hope as They are just like one of us...

Eleven Singapore players will not only carry the hope of the nation, but also with one aim to prove a point. The point to prove that, despite their physical disabilities, they are still able to enjoy the beautiful game like their able-bodied peers when they are set to take on teams from Iran, Australia and others that included the host nation, United Arab Emirates in the first Dream Asia Cerebral Palsy (CP) Tournament organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Coach Zai (wearing cap) briefs his team in one of the sessions However, given the absence of sizable playing pool to select from, coach Zainudeen Hassan have to rely on the squad of players he have with him for the past three years for this inaugural continental-wide tournament. Said Coach Zai, as he is commonly called, in an email interview with this blog:"There is a lack of publicity, general awareness for disability sports in Singapore." in highlighted some of the problems he facing. "Every

"I still want to take your picture, Good Luck..."

Latiff (yellowed jersey) started this AFC match Ahmad Latiff Khamarudin made his much awaited start of the season on local soil for Tampines Rovers that caught many by surprise in their AFC Cup fixture against Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) of Vietnam. Still yet to clear the mandatory beep test which the ace midfielder failed earlier of the day for the eighth time, the decision left many puzzled over the decision by Stags' coach Steven Tan. Given the fact that Latiff is due for his last chance two days later, would it be a wise decision to risk the well-being of the man who almost single-handedly won their the league title last year? SLNA's Hector (in white) shown pace but clumsy at finishing. "Latiff wanted to play." said coach Tan at the post-match press conference following the goal-less draw with the defending Vietnamese league champions that placed them at the foot of Group F after Kitchee SC notched their second continental win by beating Terengganu earlier

Don't rule El Masri out for the April poach!!

(This entry is formulated based the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore ) Early this evening, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) issued a press statement to the media pertaining the possible recruitment of players from the S.League clubs to beef up the injury-hit "Lions XII" squad in their commitment across the causeway during the transfer window in April. It has been decided that Singapore representative in the Malaysia Super League will be likely to seek reinforcement from Courts Young Lions, the S.League side meant for development purpose instead from the other clubs. Almost same issue for Robin “I am in discussions with Courts Young Lions coach Robin Chitrakar (pictured left) to explore the possibility of giving a few more Courts Young Lions players the opportunity to play for the LionsXII in the Malaysian competitions, which is in line with our youth development strategy.” said Lions XII coach V Sundramoorthy in the release.

Home salvage the local pride in continental front.

Never conceded a goal at the stroke of half time - that is one of the golden rules of the game. Which is something Home United is guilty of when they allowed Citizen AA to gain their psychological advantage by doing so with that clinical strike from the left inside the box by their Japanese import Yuto Nakamura. Yuto Nakamura (14) scored in 45+1 min Given its recent poor form of late, it was doubtful that many at the Bishan Stadium were optimist of a comeback by the Protectors who in their last league match against their "auld enemy" - SAFFC saw them squandered a 2-0 lead before allowed the Warriors to level at 3-3 at the end at Choa Chu Kang. Yet, a stunning performance in the second half saw the last season's Singapore Cup winners staged a gallant fightback and overturned the table to beat the reigning Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield winners 3-1 with goals from Shotaro Ihata, Frederic Mendy and Qiu Li, who is widely seen as the man of the match with his tire

[CONTEST] We have a WINNER!!! [edited]

Home United earned their continental right after winning the Singapore Cup last year One lucky fan is set to win him or herself a pair of gallery tickets to catch 2011 RHB Singapore Cup winners Home United FC in their first continental action in six years when they will be up against the visiting Citizen AA from Hong Kong. What is more significant is that this fixture will be played at the Protectors' home ground – Bishan Stadium. To win this pair of tickets (pictured above), all one need to do is to answer the following question: QUESTION: Name the other two teams of the same group (Group G) with Home United and Citizen AA in this AFC Cup Group stage. To get the answer, please log on to the following site for answer: Rules and Regulations The winner entry is will the one person who is the first to give the correct answer to the quiz of this contest. The contest is open to all reside in Singapore at the time that m

[Feature] U are given another CHANCE!!

(The entry is formulated from the transcript obtained via Integrated Marketing Solutions Group -IMSG , the PR agency of Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images, video depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike , unless stated on the images itself.) Once again, budding footballers are given another CHANCE to prove their worth with global sporting goods giants NIKE had recently announced the launch of ‘The Chance’ 2012 – a unique global football talent search that gives young amateur footballers from around the world the opportunity to take their game to the highest level. Said FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola who is named as the global ambassador for this global search. "The Chance gives young players from around the world the opportunity to showcase their talent and develop their skills on a global stage." "The programme celebrates those players with passion for the game and the best technique, giving them the chance to get noticed and reach their

Indra - the deciding factor?

Indra in action for the Warriors in last Oct's Uniform Derby This is a cute situation when ex Lions skipper Indra Sahdan Daud, who recently re-joined Home United after release from SAFFC last season, after he passed his beeper this morning (according to Liga Singapura's tweet). The veteran striker is likely to be fielded in this coming Sunday's Uniform Derby against SAFFC. In the two derby matches that were played at CCK last year, Indra scored to help the Warriors to beat the "auld enemy" that terminated Protectors' undefeated record of 25 matches. No such luck in the fate deciding match in the mid October that saw Warriors washed out at 4-0 and bid goodbye to their faded title hopes with Indra came in late with nothing much can be done then. So would Indra be the decided factor again with both powerhouses of local football been struggling to find their foothold following a "false start" to their campaign?

"Matchpix" - February 2012

(P.S: If you access this site via "" , 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) S.League Charity Shield 2012 Kenji Arai (L) and Alek Duric (R) tussling for possesssion A much cohesive Tampines Rovers benefit from some shrewd recruiting had shown plenty of depth in squad when they left Aleksandar Duri, Ismadi Mukhtar, etc. on the bench against a "filling-less" Home United who were clearly the side on struggling to recapture their form that awed all the last two season. In the end, it was not surprise to the defending league champions took the game with all accolades to retain the Charity Shield. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES. S.League - Courts Young Lions 0-1 Woodlands Wellington (13/2/12) Woodlands' Hussein Akil leaps in action Didn't realize dark color jersey wore by both teams actua