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"Matchpix" - August 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) 2012 League Cup Quarter-Final: SAFFC 1-0 Hougang Utd 04/08/12 Fazrul Nawaz (pictured left) fired a shot across Shimpei Sakurada's quick-thinking follow-up rebound off Tatsuro Inui's saved PK placed SAFFC to the League Cup semis with 2009 final rematch vs DPMM. Gutted for the Cheetahs to have being eliminated from the Cup at the last kick of the game when it was almost certain heading to the extras. Back to CCK for the shoot and I thought the dark background coupled with light coloured outfit of both sides made the focusing easy at the settings of 1/400. f5.6 and ISO3200 (the default setting for me) PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES 2012 Plate Final - Balestier 1-0 Courts Young Lions 10/8/12 "Did Poh apply supe

[Event] Special Olympics South East Asia Unified Football Tournament

Football transcends barriers of nationality, race, creed, gender, age, social status and in the case of Special Olympics intellectual disability. Karyn Tan of Special Olympics explains what football means to its athletes, and introduces its latest event “Special Olympics South East Asia Unified Football Tournament The tournament poster The hallmarks of a great football match are simply ability and talent. With Special Olympics, “there is no difference in abilities,” says Anjar Guritno, a 20 year old student and football enthusiast. Anjar will prove that ability on 1 September, playing in the South East Asia Unified Football Tournament, organized by Special Olympics. The nonprofit organization gives people with intellectual disabilities a platform to showcase their sporting talents. During the two-day Unified Football Tournament, seven male and three female teams with players 12 to 23 years old, from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, will compete in the five-a-sid

[Feature] "I fell in love with the CTR 360 Maestri III" Baihakki

(The entry is formulated from the transcript obtained via I ntegrated 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.) Baihakki (in bib) wearing CTR360 Maestri III “I fell in love with the CTR 360 Maestri III the moment they first launched it. Being a professional footballer, I feel the CTR is superior in the cutting and design and it suits my feet nicely." said Singapore and Lions XII defender Baihakki Khaizan on the new Nike football boots he first wore in the recent Lions' 2-0 win over Hong Kong . The Lions duo endorsers of CTR360 Maestri III  The completely re-designed CTR 360 Maestri III is for the player looking to dictate the tempo of a game. Maestri – meaning Maestro in Italian – is the boot favored by midfield players who rely on innovative performance features to enhance their control of the ball, and therefore the g

Only Heaven Knows...

It is something that is bound to happen anytime amid the myriad of problems besieged the local football. Never had the ground sentiment of the local fraternity sunk so low following an AGM that was held sometimes back with all cylinders fired from all corners angered and pissed off with the current stagnancy (based on observation of the various social media platforms). The past few weeks must have been an eye-opener for fast-dwindling faithfuls with relevations of issues such from the referees, lukewarm response to various new initiatives, etc. on the media. The Lions finished grounded zero in recent WCQ qualifiers Yet, the irony is the local game governing body has been maintaining the stand that everything is "in line with the Strategic Plan", despite having our recent FIFA ranking dropped to the lowest-ever spot of 162 . I would like to ask if having claimed we achieved the target of reaching the third round of the World Cup qualifiers, is that anything we s

Not a concern even as Duric scored double

"He's only 42, he's better than Zizou!" Two goals from the man who just celebrated his 42nd birthday days ago may have brought some cheers to national coach Raddy Avramovic, who made no secret of his frustration of the lengthy win-less streak prior to this game against Hong Kong at “Wild Wild West” - Jurong West Stadium. However, both goals from Aleksandar Duric had yet again cast a worrying sign for the Singapore national team in preparation for the year end's AFF Suzuki Cup, if they still largely dependent on the service from man who is going to call it a day next year . When prompted the question if it a worrying factor, coach Raddy did not give a define answer during the post match press conference. Coach Raddy (with right hand under chin) is not worry “To me, it's important to have someone who is able to hold the ball in the opponents' half and the plan was to take Duric out at half time, but I changed my mind. “And it's not a c

[Media Information] Change of venue for International friendly against Hong Kong

For Immediate Release Change of venue for International friendly against Hong Kong Pioneer MRT Station is just 5 minutes away... ( File Picture ) SINGAPORE, 12 August 2012: The International friendly between Singapore and Hong Kong will now be played at Jurong West Stadium instead of the originally scheduled venue, Bishan Stadium. As all AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 group stage matches will be played in Malaysia on natural turf, it would be ideal for the Singapore national team to prepare for the tournament by playing friendly matches on natural turf. Being such, Jurong West Stadium was the original choice for this international friendly but it was unavailable for booking due to a scheduled maintenance. However through the kind understanding and cooperation of Singapore Sports Council, adjustments were made to the maintenance schedule thus making Jurong West Stadium available for our match against Hong Kong on the 15th of August 2012. Kindly note the updated details mentioned be

"Downstairs to see Lions in action" at Bishan

(This entry is formulated based on information via the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore ) Bishan last hosted "A" international match in 2009 Folks at Bishan will have another chance to see some international football actions after a few AFC Cup matches ( 1 , 2 ) took place months ago, when it was announced the Singapore national team will be facing their Hong Kong counterparts on the 15th of August at the Bishan Stadium. The two sides last met in June when the Lions were defeated 1-0 by their hosts in Hong Kong and no doubt that the Singapore team are eager for the avenge when they square off again in two weeks time. Jufri Taha (right) will be in the squad with Alek Duric Together with his club skipper Aleksandar Duric and midfield enforcer Fahrudin Mustafic, Tampines Rovers' Jufri Taha will be joining the national team for the first time in making the S.League defending champions, the largest bloc outside Lions XII in this cal