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"Matchpix" - May 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 - Geylang Utd 0-2 Harimau Muda 03/05/12 Yazid Yasin - the pillar of the Eagles in difficult times First "LIVE" TV shot of the season and glad to meet up with the "guru" before he thought I disappeared. The set might appeared to look "dark" as I stick to 1/400 for all these shots with the usual "default JBS setting". Harimau Muda's Wan Zack Haikal proved to be why he could the hot contender for the "Young Player of the Year" with his industrious rate on the flanks and duly rewarded with his opener (and a yellow too) before the end of the first half. Geylang did unleashed their trump card in Amy Recha but it was rather late for him to show us what he's capable. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE

[Feature] H-TWO-O Football School Camp with Fandi Ahmad

(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.) Fandi (in yellow shirt) briefs the student at the camp The June school holidays should never be a dull affair, as it's a time for students to get away from the books and out of the four walls of their classrooms to indulge themselves in fun-filled activities under the sunny skies of this island nation. With that in mind, H-TWO-O introduced its inaugural Football School Camp with Fandi Ahmad, its newly appointed ambassador at the reins. The camp was aim to give students an opportunity to learn new skills, promote team work and good sportsmanship. In this three-day football and hydration clinic that was held recently, participating students were encouraged to spend more time in the sun outdoors, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, inst

Getting the right combination

Geylang Field is the alternate base for the Lions I was at Geylang Field this afternoon to catch the national team in their ongoing centralized training session. Normally, the session would be held on the artificial turf of Jalan Besar, but with the main ground being used for a televised event, coach Raddy Avramovic and his assistant, former skipper Aide Iskandar led their charges on this obscured turf concealed in the back alleys of Geylang. Coach Raddy's (back facing, second from right) briefing session Team manager Eugene Loo confirmed with this blogger that during the three friendly matches slated for the coming June, which will see the Lions play against Hong Kong (away - 1st June ) and Malaysia (home - 8th June and away - 12th June ), that FIFA ranking points will be awarded. Opportunity to push up the world ranking aside, what probably matter most is to perform well in the year end's AFF Suzuki Cup ultimately. Said midfield anchorman Isa Halim (pictur

The thing had really "SPILLED over" instead of "SPILL over"

"It is hoped that given time more fans who have attended LionsXII matches at Jalan Besar will continue to go to the S-League stadiums." said S.League CEO Lim Chin in this morning's TODAY article "Sizzling action, fizzling figures" (screen grab below). courtesy of Mediacorp TODAY I really hope that I share the same optimism like what Mr Lim has envisaged, but unfortunately, I couldn't do so. The reason is very simple, if the projected "spill-over" effect on the S.League was meant to take place with the Lions XII's participation of the MSL, then why wasn't that effect took place 17 years ago or earlier? Back to those days before 1994, the semi-professional (or amateur) Premier League ran concurrently with Singapore's participation in the Malaysia Cup tournament. "I still recalled that I had to ask the drink vendor the fixture listing of games to be played at that stadium instead of flipping through the papers!" Th

[Instant Reaction] Let's guess a riddle...

Picture tells a thousand words, as they always said. I shall not dwell on too long over the newly announced national team squad list in prep for the upcoming friendliest against Hong Kong and Malaysia. And I thought the depicted picture shall more or less tell a thing or two of my reaction to the announcement. Have a good time to decipher what the picture is trying to tell, but I am sorry that no prize is given if anyone guess what I mean. Happy Guessing ...


(This entry is formulated based on the transcript of the media release issued by Ogilvy Public Relations , the PR agency responsible for the publicity of the mentioned event with images depicted provided by the mentioned agency) Buoyed by the success of last year's inaugural edition, the Tiger Street Football will return to the streets of Singapore on 01 to 02 June and promises a bigger competition filled with “battles” that reflect the flair and diverse styles associated with 5-a-side street football. Edgar Davids will be in Singapore  Said Mr Rene de Monchy, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore, the brewer of the title sponsors Tiger Beer, on the return of the 5-a-side tournament. “Off the back of the successful inaugural Tiger Street Football tournament in Singapore last year, we are eagerly awaiting this year’s edition of the tournament at Clarke Quay, an ideal venue in the heart of the city that reflects our aim of bringing football to the streets.

Bitching among us to see improvement by itself

Seems to me the news of the league authority having talks with another Japanese club, Cerezo Osaka "some time back" triggered another round of exchanges of thoughts on the tweet timeline. Not much concern about whether the league is ready to welcome another new team into it, nor the fate of Albirex Niigata (Singapore), who are in the scene since 2004, are considering a pull-out if the Osaka club is to be given entry to the league. It's more on how those discussions sprung out of this that led us back to the vicious cycle that most of us are so familiar with. Sorry, but have the "SuperGals" ignited the passion? (credit: FAS) Vicious Cycle  Talks vary from whether is the league ready to take another foreign club at the expense of those local ones to reminiscing the "good ol' days" from whenever it was, from the issues of how the league authority's attempts to bring back to crowds with some futile initiatives to the lack of media exposure

The return of the Legend named Therdsak

Therdsak won 5 S.League titles with SAFFC He is always be remembered, in my opinion, as the best foreign player to grace the S.League ever since the inception in 1996. Never had someone who is able to dictate the pace of the game by turning the tide around for his team when the chips are down. With his departure from the scene in 2009 to return home to Thailand, there's no one that has come close to match his stature in the fraternity. For the fact that at the age of 38, he is still as good as gold as the crowds at Bishan Stadium saw the return of a legend named Therdsak Chaiman to Singapore football scene when he set up two goals to help his  team Chonburi FC to beat Home United 2-1 to clinch the top spot of Group G of the AFC Cup. The result proved to be a blow for the Protectors who were hoping for a victory over the Thai powerhouses would avoid them a dreadful trip to the Middle East for their octofinals fixture in this continental second-tier club competition.

Thought of Wisdom by Yazid...

Yazid was the MOM for the 2009 Singapore Cup "It's really not how much you're getting paid, but how you manage your money..." Geylang United goalkeeper Yazid Yasin.  The former Lion City Cup-winning custodian recently saw himself being embroiled in a "that thing" case that saw two of his former teammates jailed. Many lauded the action taken by the Eagles skipper after he was approached by reported straight to the relevant authorities which led to the conviction of Koreans Kim Jae Hong and Jeong Byung Euk. While many seem to be fixated on the nagging scourge that has been bothering the whole setup, those words by the 32-year-old appeared to give us a view from another perspective. The importance of managing your money probably should be something applicable to everyone, especially of that of those professional athletes whose career lifespan is short. While efforts have been made to educate players, and officials alike about the danger of