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"Matchpix" - October 2012

(P.S: If you access this site via "come.to/matchpix", 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) Singapore Cup SF1: Gombak Utd 0-1 SAFFC 6/10/12 "Watch Out!!!" The fear of the relapse of the chronic backache that has been bothering me, which I thought it'll be good for me to be seated when taking the shots. Anyway, much to my surprise that I was able to shoot under the settings of ISO3200, 1/320-400 (pending where the action took place), f5.6 and that it seems the floodlights seems stronger. Kari's penalty was deemed enough for the Warriors to see them through to the Cup final for the first time since 2008. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES Singapore Cup SF2 - LM Sparks 0-3 Tampines Rovers 7/10/2012 LM Sparks star Phil Younghusband "Ah Long" (Noh Alam Shah) made his first start since return

[Event] Cubs to take on European giants at inaugural NexLions Cup

(This entry is formulated based on the media release obtained via CROWD Pte Ltd , the PR agency of “NexLions Cup” ) The tournament logo (via the mentioned media release) In order to enable more local young footballers to expose to a higher level of the game, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and Kirkwall Sports Pte Ltd, who are exclusive partners of Manchester United Soccer Schools and Sporting Lisbon Academy in South East Asia, will be co-organize the “NexLions Cup” this coming December at the Jalan Besar Stadium (JBS). According to the media release made known to the media, the quadrangular will be held from 14th to 16th December featuring youth players from European powerhouses such as Manchester United, Liverpool FC and Sporting Lisbon. Inking the start of the newly joint initiative (picture credit: FAS) A press conference-cum-draw ceremony was held this afternoon at the FAS headquarters at JBS, the results of the draw are as follow:- Manchester United

End of An Era - Richard Bok bow out with a Cup Win

Richard Bok left a legacy behind So it was perfect farewell gift for departing SAFFC coach, Richard Bok, as the Warriors ended their trophy drought since 2009 with the clinching of the RHB Singapore Cup at the expenses of title challengers, Tampines Rovers at the Jalan Besar Stadium with a 2-1 scoreline. The winning of the Cup this evening could be seen by some as the most significant achievement in Bok's coaching career. For the fact that the squad that won tonight is a SAFFC team that is considered the squad Bok tried to build up as his own for bigger stages after the exodus of several stalwarts such as Thai legend Therdsak Chaiman, John Wilkinson, Aleksandar Duric, etc. following their last trophy won - the League title in 2009. SAFFC players tossed coach Bok in the air after the win The following years saw the Warriors gradually revamped the squad with several new signings in effort to beef up the challenge in its second Asian Champions League (ACL) appearance, wh

URGENT!!! Don't missed out anything on BoLASEPaKO's Facebook Page

NOTICE It came to my attention only after other Facebook Pages' (FB Page) owners made the similar notice on their page wall following some changes by Facebook that I thought it's necessary to follow suit as well. I was told that according to the new rulings or requirement to be precised, FB Page owners are obliged to promote their postings by paying a fee. Failure to do so will see subsequent postings by the FB Page owner (that's me in the case) reaching out to only 10% of those who “liked” this page (meaning to say that now there are more than 710 “likes” and only 71 people will get to see updates on their feeds!). But fear not, as I managed to print-screen a number of screen shots which I hope through this step-by-step guide will help you to “bookmark” the FB Page in order not to miss out any information that might deemed essential on Singapore football. Here it goes. I hope this step-by-step guide had clearly illustrated the steps corr

In the Stands of the Heartlands to see Lions triumphed 2-0...

Rather than to be on the sidelines with the photogs, I joined the crowds at the stands of the Choa Chu Kang Stadium to watch the match between Singapore and India. The Lions walked away with a 2-0 win with goals from Khairul Amri, who came on as a replacement for Shi Jiayi, in the closing stage of the first half (barely a few touches before he found the net!). SAFFC's Fazrul Nawaz doubled the score minutes after the restart with a close-range effort off a cross from evergreen Aleksandar Duric on the right. It was noted that the 42 year-old striker drifted himself sporadically into a deeper position as a makeshift defensive midfielder or a quarterback in the second half. Therefore, not surprise at all to see the man, whose international score-rate before than Lionel Messi , struggled to stamp his mark in an unfamiliar territory. Fazrul (no.10) scored the second of the night (credit: FAS) When asked if it was pleasing to see Amri and Fazrul scoring instead of relying

Changes in the Lions squad ahead the India friendly...

Coach Raddy (pictured left) made some changes The AFF Suzuki Cup gearing up for the Singapore national team continues with the upcoming international friendly against the Indian national team on the 16th October at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium. In order to allow the players to acclimatise on the natural turf surface, the Lions have been conducting most of their training sessions of late with venues like Geylang Field and were at the Jurong West Stadium this evening ahead the coming Tuesday fixture. Trainer Sasha (mainly white outfit) put the team in drills Prior to the training session, it was revealed that stalwarts such skipper Shahril Ishak, Agu Casmir, Qiu Li alongside with Sevki Sha'ban, Safirul Sulaiman will be ruled out of the game due to injuries sustained of late. As such, coach Raddy Avramovic called up Lions XII's Juma'at Jantan, Raihan Rahman,Firdaus Kasman with Hafiz Abu Sujad of Courts Young Lions named as the replacement for the "A" inter

Lack of SUSTAINABILITY resulted "SKEPTICISM"

Just another day in the office.... When I first came to know about the series of changes that are going to be implemented (source: 1 , 2 ) next year, I told myself to remain as calm as per norm as possible. It's pointless to join the growing number of folks, who are out there increasingly losing faith in the league, in unison to give it a dressing down (also because I am tired of it, too). SENSE OF SKEPTICISM Why blame those disillusioned folks for having those negative mindset when first told of the changes? Year after year, with various initiatives and introduction of new teams that barely sustainable have more or less sow that sense of "skepticism" among the followers. Questions were asked how teams like Dalian got through? While it is confirmed that the composition of the league will remain thirteen teams like this season, recent memories of those "one-season team" of those Chinese-based sides still linger in many minds that if the stringent

[Feature] NIKE UNVEILS ACC TECHNOLOGY ACROSS FOOTBALL BOOTS

(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.) Wherever football is played, Weather plays its part: In London alone, during the season an average of 125 days will experience some rainfall, making receiving and passing a ball tricky for even the best players. Bearing in mind the above-mentioned predicament, and having consultation with some of the leading football players in the world that included the like of FC Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta, Nike further improvised its boot technology with the introducing of Nike All Conditions Control (ACC) . All Nike boots will be ACC fitted The new technology allows the boot’s surface to maintain the same level of friction, touch and control on the ball in wet and dry conditions that is created by a special treatment during the devel

2012 Singapore Cup - the revealing of EMINENT DUO (Tampines Rovers)

Not quite the mini-Manila crowds as what we seen last year , but the vocal support for the "hosts" Loyola Meralco Sparks by the expatriate Filipinos was clearly in evidence at the Jalan Besar Stadium in this second leg fixture of the "Final Four" series between them and Tampines Rovers in the RHB Singapore Cup tournament. Alam Shah (pictured left) started his first game since back The Stags came to this game with a two-goal advantage after beating the UFL side in the first leg days ago at the Clementi Stadium and named striker Noh Alam Shah in the starting line-up (his first start since returning from Indonesia). Pretty close matchup on the plastic surface, which has always been the bane for many foreign sides, yet the Sparks looked pretty composed on it. Although they found it tough to go against the Tampines backline anchored by Fahrudin Mustafic, who virtually repelled everything that was thrown to his direction in the match. "Farra" (thi

2012 Singapore Cup - the revealing of EMINENT DUO (SAFFC)

It's nice to be back at games and on the sidelines to snap some shots, which was why I thought the setting was right to be at the "Wild Wild West" - Jurong West Stadium for the second leg of the "FINAL FOUR" series between SAFFC and Gombak United. The fear of the relapse of the chronic backache that has been bothering me, which I thought it'll be good for me to be seated when taking the shots. Managed to get shots relevant to the disallowed goals Anyway, not much of action took place from where I was positioned and the both sides had one goal each in each half disallowed by the referee ( don't ask me why, as I always tell people that from a photog's perspective, it's never easy to decipher situations like these ). Iqbal (white jersey no 4) causing panic in the SAFFC's defence I thought the Bulls were pretty unlucky in this match, as they did have their share of possessions when they were attacking towards my end with some good w