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"Matchpix" - April 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 - SAFFC 1-2 Harimau Muda 1/4/12 2012 "Why?" Harimau Muda kept their impressive run since the start with a 2-1 win over traditional powerhouses SAFFC at CCK. Wan Zack Haikal was the key man of the Malaysians' win with a goal and set up another in the game, while Shimpei Sakurada's goal briefly revitalized the Warriors' hope until Ahmad Hazwan Bakri scored the winner in 83rd minute. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES AFC Cup- Tampines 0-1 Terengganu FA 04/04/12 Alek Duric (left) eventually scored twice against Ganu in return fixture Tampines Rovers' continental campaign is in danger of not having themselves crossing the AFC Cup group stages for the first time since their participation with 1-

Prepare for another "Westlife Concert"

I was not at Bugis Junction this afternoon to witness the draw of the annual RHB Singapore Cup competition, but managed to gather some feedback from the tweets and timeline in between my work. The Hellas wouldn't be coming  With the pulling out of Australia's South Melbourne FC (pictured above) due to its congested fixture back home, their place was taken up by another foreign side in the form of Yotha FC from Laos (which was only made known officially this afternoon). The first time inclusion of a Laotian side into this local premier cup competition meaning a total of 16 teams from EIGHT different countries will be featured in this knock-out tournament scheduled to kick off in May. "Girls!! James is coming back to Singapore!!" Huge expat turnout will be expected when both Loyola Meralco Sparks (featuring the Younghusband brothers - Phil and James) of the Philippines and Burma's KBZ FC (led by former national coach Mr PN Sivaji) when they take on

Could have done it better...

I was wondering if this boy know who is this S.League footballer "in front" of him I would like to apologize for the lack of update of late due to my heavy day job workload that has been piling up in recent months (those who know me personally should know how my workplace has been under scrutiny of since last December). Anyway, just to blog a short entry here to keep the pace going (of course, not blindly for the sake of it) when I chanced upon what I saw yesterday (as pictured above) at one of the MRT stations. In this picture, we can see that this schoolboy, while waiting for the arrival of his train, is having a look at the poster in front of him that featured former national and Home United custodian Lionel Lewis. Beside the goalkeeper, other who are featured in this series of advertising campaign includes the likes of Lions XII stars Isa Halim , Khairul Amri and the legendary Fandi Ahmad . However, for those who you might have seen those posters spreading aro

"Kena Tiang"

Ahmad Fahmie's second half effort "Kena Tiang" (hit the upright) To Tampines Rovers, Kitchee SC of Hong Kong had proven to be a tough proposition with their Catalan-inspired style of play in both's second meetup in the AFC Cup Group F preliminaries. The swift passing with the movement on and off the ball by the current Hong Kong Division One table-toppers had definitely placed them on a much favourable position to break the deadlock in the first half, if not for the heroics of Croatian custodian Sasa Dreven on several occasions. Stags' Benoit Croissant (right) and Anaz Hadee (center) up against Kitchee's Lam Ka Wai (left) Much of this handicap shown could attributed to the absence of midfield enforcer Fahrudin Mustafic, who was serving his suspension, that resulted such a precarious situation for the defending S.League champions. Still, the Stags counted themselves unlucky in the second period of play with Ahmad Fahmie's effort in the box str

You have been forgotten....

  "The only way to rebuild is to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of players coming through the ranks. With the LionsXII and the Courts Young Lions doing well, we are hoping that the pipeline will be strong with those new players available for national team selection." FAS president Zainudin Nordin (17th April 2012) after the assessment of the report submitted by national coach Raddy Avramovic following the disappointing World Cup qualifiers on TODAY . "...At the moment, the Courts Young Lions and LionsXII present the only possibility of player development for the national team," national coach Raddy Avramovic (16th February 2012) on TODAY . BALESTIER KHALSA FOOTBALL CLUB, GEYLANG UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, GOMBAK UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, HOME UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, HOUGANG UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES FOOTBALL CLUB, TAMPINES ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB, TANJONG PAGAR UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB, WOODLANDS WELLINGTON FOOTBALL CLUB You have been forgott

[Event] adidas Extreme Power 5’s

(This entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media release issued by Touch Communications , the PR agency responsible for the publicity of the mentioned event and product.) (P.S: The copyrights of the images, depicted in this blog entry belong to adidas , unless stated on the images itself.) Fancy a chance to be in the Bernabeu VIP area while watching stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and rest of the Real Madrid squad parade their skills on one of the most prestige footballing venue? On top of that, prize monies of $7,000 will be paid to your team to this probably once-in-a-lifetime trip (with airfare and accommodation being paid) to the Spanish capital for all the hard work you guys done. adidas recently launched the "Extreme Power" series of toiletries Sounds cool? Here is the chance to make it a reality by signing up in first ever adidas Extreme Power 5’s, a regional futsal competition for participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The tourname

"For the love of football and Myanmar"

"Although Okkthar United and Yangon United are just some of those many clubs in Myanmar, we consider them representing our country whenever they come to play in Singapore." Yangon Utd's fans out in full force to electrify Bishan "And we felt that it is our duty, as a Myanmarese, to support them when they are here." said Mr Tun Tun Min in an email interview ahead of Myanmarese side Yangon United's AFC Cup Group G clash against Home United this evening at the Bishan Stadium. Like many of his fellow countrymen who made their boisterous presence felt in last year's Okkthar United's RHB Singapore Cup run, Tun and few thousands of his compatriots were at the usually mundane Bishan setting when the two sides squared again after a goalless draw last week in Yangon, capital of Myanmar. Mladen Ristici (right) capitalized on Kenji Arai's (left) mistake to open the account It was also the patriotism sentiment, said the engineer, who works in a

[Media Information] FAS Disciplinary Inquiry – Balestier Khalsa FC’s Zulkiffli Hassim hit with match suspension and fine for making racist remarks

(This entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media information issued by the Football Association of Singapore ) Zulkiffli Hassim (in red) will be suspended for five matches SINGAPORE, 10 APRIL 2012 – Balestier Khalsa FC striker Zulkiffli Hassim has been slapped with a five-match ban in the S.League and a suspended fine of S$1,000, after the player pleaded guilty to the charges laid out against him during a disciplinary hearing held at the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) headquarters at Jalan Besar Stadium this evening. On 18th March 2012 during a Great Eastern-YEO’S S.League match at the Toa Payoh Stadium between Balestier Khalsa FC and Woodlands Wellington, Zulkiffli Hassim was sent off by referee K Kalimuthu for making remarks of an offensive and racist nature to Woodlands defender Fabien Lewis. The sending-off earned Zulkiffli an automatic two-match ban, and he subsequently charged by FAS for his misconduct which brought the game into disrepu

Stags' in danger of continental elimination

Tampines Rovers' continental campaign is in danger of not having themselves crossing the AFC Cup group stages for the first time since their participation with 1-0 defeat to Malaysian club side Terengganu FA at JBS. A horrific start to the game when Tampines's' custodian Sasa Dreven and defender Benoit Croissant gifted Terengganu FA's Joseph Kalang Tie a perfect gift when the duo's miscommunication resulted an one-nil lead in less than five from the kick-off. Latiff (in leap position) saw his effort twice denied in seconds To be fair to the Stags, they were dominating much of the possession by pressing on after the early setback with ace winger Ahmad Latiff came close twice when his double header in front of goal were denied by the heroics of the Turtles' 'keeper Sharbinee Allawee Ramli in 7th minute coupled with a plenty of misfiring efforts from his team-mates. Nothing much from the much touted Turtle's striker Francis Forkey Doe who was

[Instant Reaction] Hamstrung (further) for the sake of ROMANCE II

(P.S: That's precisely why "Instant Reaction" is an essential tag in this blog for cases as such) The latest roll-out this morning by the league authority informed that fans who purchase two adult tickets at selected S.League matches with entitled a complimentary King George’s Stand ticket for the Malaysian Super League (MSL) match between LIONSXII and Perak, 10th April 2012. I am not very sure how well does it say for the whole situation, even though, the league authority in their statement stated "Fans of the S.League will now have a chance to combine their love for local football when they buy S.League match tickets." Although, I am not kind of opine in the same perspective when the S.League itself it trying get its house in order, and initiative as such would make one wonder if the earlier projection of that of the "spill-over" had failed to revive the scene? Rather than hoping the projected "spill-over" effect they longed for

[Feature] H-TWO-O unveils legendary Fandi Ahmad as its new Brand Ambassador

(The entry is formulated from the transcript of the media release obtained via YEO'S , the makers of H-TWO-O ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to YEO'S , unless stated on the images itself.) Local football legend Fandi Ahmad Despite having further his career across the Causeway, the presence of local football legend Fandi Ahmad will still be felt around the island with the latest media campaign by Yeo's, the makers of the isotonic beverage H-TWO-O. In this latest media campaign titled "Unleash Your Inner Power", the former Singapore national skipper will be joined by his younger peers such as Isa Halim , Khairul Amri, Lionel Lewis with national swimmer Christel Fung and triathlete Victoria Cambell. "The campaign concept was to draw on the idea that when you have the passion and aspiration to do your best in sports, with proper hydration, you can unleash your inner power; physically and mentally" said Yeo