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"Matchpix" - July 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) Uniform Derby - Singapore Cup 04/07/12 It wasn't easy to snap the shots when the lights were dimmed, as compared to those during the AFC Cup.The uploading of the shots was late, as I was out of town shortly after the game. The 2-1 win by the Warriors eventually laid the ground for their advancement to the semi-finals of the Cup after they drew 3-3 with the Protectors days later at home. (P.S2: This album is the only one for the month of July due to various pre-arranged commitments that made it impossible to have a few more.) PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES

[Media Information] 30th FAS Annual General Meeting

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore ) SINGAPORE, 30 JULY 2012: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) held its 30th Annual General Meeting this evening at the Jalan Besar Stadium with the Council members, sponsors, club representatives and members of the media in attendance. Touching on various highlights of the organisation through the financial year 2011, FAS presented these events through a video presentation and a newly designed Annual Report (Jan 2011 – March 2012). FAS president, Mr Zainudin Nordin spoke at length on the Strategic Plan 2010 -2015 and its implementation progress as they move into the second half of the plan. How much have we adhere to "The Strategic Plan "? He said “As we move into the second half of the implementation of the FAS Strategic Plan, we will continue to work closely with our members and stakeholders, in pursuit of our objectives, as envisaged in our plan.” He w

Disjoint effort after all??

This morning saw this article online that revealed FAS president Mr Zainudin Nordin's thought of throwing the towel  (screengrab below) amid the doldrums facing the local football. courtesy of Mediacorp TODAY So much so of listed down of what were achieved during this down time (even if some critics may not be convinced of those positive stuff), one paragraph of the report captured my attention and had me pondering. He (Zainudin) revealed that an extensive survey done by an external party has shown that fans who watch V Sundramoorthy's side play in the Malaysian Super League (MSL) are largely not S-League fans to begin with - suggesting that the MSL does not draw fans away from the S-League. Flashback to weeks earlier to this entry I posted  (screengrab below)... The earlier entry dated 25th May 2012 If like what Mr Zainudin mentioned (in bold italics font) is substantiate, is that any notable effort like what Courts Young Lions are doing (depicted below) to dr

[Starhub League Cup 2012] Let the show begin...

Up for grab again. Here we go again as tomorrow will see the resuming of the League Cup competition with another chance for the clubs to complete for a silverware. What has made it more interesting is that everyone will have their fair share of chances of grabbing one of the two pieces of silverware offered in this mid-season tournament now renamed as "Starhub League Cup" with the sponsorship that tied with the package announced earlier of the year. Just to reiterate that this year's competition will have the 12 S.League teams (with the exclusion of Harimau Muda) split into four groups of three teams on a round-robin basis. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the Quarter-Finals before proceed to the next stage of the tournament, while those teams that finish bottom of their groups will qualify for the Plate Competition (see depicted in the image below). Screen grab for FAS media release The last two years had seen foreign sides walked away wit

Club merchandise (CPBL experience)

I blogged something about club merchandise based on what I saw in Australia years ago and added that there must be some essentialities that would prompt the supporters to part their cash on these items, other than showing their affiliation to the clubs they follow. This is why I implied that concept in my recent trip to Taipei, where I was there to catch two baseball games featuring the CPBL side I follow - the Brother Elephants (now known as CTBC Brothers  ** ). One of the essential items that baseball is associated with is, of course, the cap. A Brother Elephants Cap THE CAP For good reason, the eyeshade of the cap is essential in blocking off the rays from the floodlights or evening sun that might affect the vision when watching the games. The cap (pictured left) I bought at Taipei is a wire-meshed cap that is exactly the same headgear being worn by the players. The porous design of this cap actually improves the ventilation that keeps the players cool while playing the

[Feature] NIKE GS - The Lightest Ever ...

(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.) Nike GS - the lightest ever “The Nike GS is the lightest and fastest football boot we’ve ever made and really defines a new era in how we create, design and produce elite football boots,” said Andy Caine, global design director for Nike Football in introducing the latest model of its wide array of football boots that have been the choice of many renowned players at the very top level. Similar to that of those jersey worn by many top national teams and club sides,  Nike GS boot is constructed using renewable and recycled materials, designed for explosive performance on the pitch and lower impact on the planet. Every component has been optimized to reduce weight and waste, creating Nike’s lightest football boot ever at 160 gra

Top it up to spur all up as Starhub League Cup 2012 set for another thriller...

The League Cup Draw result (credit: Albirex Niigata (S) FC ) As part of the arrangement announced earlier this year , local communication provider Starhub will be the title sponsors of this season's League Cup tournament, the second domestic cup competition for the involving S .League clubs . With the exception of Harimua Muda, the remaining 12 teams of the league will be taking part in this tournament, now called "Starhub League Cup", that will kick off in late July and conclude in mid August before the resuming of the Round 19 fixtures of the S.League. Unlike last year's edition's "knock-out" format, the organizers decided to opt for a round-robin basis with four groups with three teams each, and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the next round. In the drawing ceremony that was held this afternoon at the FAS headquarters at Jalan Besar Stadium, the groupings of the teams are as follows: - GROUP A: SAFFC, Tanjong P

2012 RHB Singapore Cup Quarter-Finals Fixtures

(The entry is formulated based on the media release from the Football Association of Singapore  earlier with copyright of images depicted is credited accordingly) With the conclusion of the Lion City Cup , the focus of the attention will be shifted to the RHB Singapore Cup. On the paper itself had lined up a few mouth-watering fixtures to whet the appetite of fans who are hoping for another treat like  last year's tournament . As it's a winners-take-all circumstance, it is hope that all featuring teams will put up a good fight for those supporters who will be turning out in this crucial juncture of local football. Below are the match-fixtures for the RHB Singapore Cup 2012 Quarter-Finals Schedule:- Monday 2 July: ALBIREX NIIGATA FC (S) VS TAMPINES ROVERS FC (1 st Leg) Match No: SC9 Venue: Jurong East Stadium Time: 7.45pm "That sinking feeling" after last year's final Tuesday 3 July: GOMBAK UNITED FC VS HOUGANG UNITED FC (1 st Leg) Ma