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[Media Information] Singapore Veterans defeats Selangor Veterans in 2012 Sultan of Selangor's Cup‏

(This entry is formulated based on the media release by the Football Association of Singapore ) Fandi (blue jersey) in action (source: FAS)  SHAH ALAM, 29th SEPTEMBER 2012: The Singapore Veterans avenged their loss to their Selangor counterparts this year after defeating them 2-1 at the Shah Alam Stadium in the Veterans’ match of the 2012 Sultan of Selangor’s Cup, witnessed by a crowd of 60,000. The Veterans match got off to a steady pace of both teams stroking the ball around. Touches of flare and brilliance entertained the fans, albeit a much slower pace. The Singapore Veterans got the first real chance of the match when midfielder, Rafi Ali attempted an audacious chip from outside the penalty box. The attempt was tipped over by Selangor’s custodian, Rashid Hassan. The ex-Lions soon took the lead just a minute later when a cross by Idham Ridan met Steven Tan in the penalty area. The former Tampines Rovers’ coach coolly slotted the ball home before the on-rushing keeper m

The lack of business acumen or The Red Tape?

The building now is a learning hub (I think) Each time whenever I walked past the building that used to be the clubhouse of Geylang United Football Club, I can't help but have that sense of pity and wonder if the Eagles could have made a good use of this one-time cinema located at Bedok Central. After all, being a CLUB itself that a clubhouse would be something of a necessity, and the inaugural S.League champions used to have that envious look from the rest of the clubs to boast a clubhouse of such a scale. However, since the expire of the last tenancy agreement somewhere end of last year, the size of the Eagles clubhouse drastically downsized to a unit located at the second level of the nearby Bedok Sports & Fitness Centre, next to their home ground, Bedok Stadium. An ideal spot for any  event launch or promotion While the existing clubhouse still provides the fruit machine, pool and game facilities, but it will not longer have the luxury of spaces to maximize the

[Feature] Plantronics Sponsors Fandi Ahmad Academy Elites

(This entry is formulated based on the media release obtained via McGallen & Bolden Pte Ltd, the PR agency of Plantronics South East Asia ) (The copyright of all images depicted belongs to  Plantronics  ) The group photo that announces the sponsorship deal Two age-group squads of the Fandi Ahmad Academy (FAA) , which is founded by local football legend Fandi Ahmad, had recently inked a sponsorship deal with Plantronics. Under the eight-month agreement between the both parties that begins from September 2012 to April 2013, the Under-12 (u12) and the Under-14 (u14) Elites squad of FAA will be known as “Plantronics Gamecom u12 Elite Team” and “Plantronics Gamecom u14 Elite Team” respectively after the renowned personal audio communications manufacturer's gaming sub-brand - Gamecom. Gamecom is the gaming sub-brand of Plantronics. Officially known as Plantronics Gamecom , the company produces gaming headsets for console and PC gaming platforms under this brand. Thr

It's an entire different ball game...

Can Delwinder (left) meet up with coach Raddy's (right) expectations? A few questions came to my mind after The Straits Times in its September 11 edition carried the story of national coach Raddy Avramovic lamented the lack of quality talents that spelt the dearth of supply to the national team in recent years. Such comment, of course, will never go down well with those will singled out the names like Ahmad Latiff Khamarudin, Jamil Ali, etc. However, coach Raddy highlighted the lack of young players in the calibre like Hariss Harun, who is ready to step into the international stage at the present stage when he was quoted as follows "Do you see exceptional young players? And if your clubs are not progressing in the AFC Champions League or AFC Cup, your youth players are missing out on part of the international experience." Undoubtedly, with SAFFC's ACL adventures that ended in group stages after having qualified for it on two occasions , Tampines Rovers'

If we love and cherish him, please don't destroy him

I shall not comment on the 2-0 loss to the Filipinos , since I wasn't there in the first place due to the work. At this point in time that whenever a result like this would cause a massive outcry , a name would always come to the picture and hailed him as the one and only hope for Singapore football. Who else but Fandi Ahmad  (pictured below) whom they have been crying for all these while to urge the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) to rope him in to replace the under-fire long-serving Serbian Raddy Avramovic? "Abang" is now with Johor FA Yes, we see him as an icon, a national hero, a living legend, and a messiah, who will lift us out of the doldrums (as many would feel this way for being who he is). Yet, do we all think it's fair for him now? If we all love and cherish him, please don't let our selfish acts taint his legacy and we have to ask ourselves if we are doing anything right in the first place to get him back as we did in 1993?