|Just another day in the office....|
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?|
LATE RELEASE OF FIXTURES
After all, the pulling out and naming the replacement of sides has been the source of most grievances that resulted in late release of fixtures that subsequently denied existing clubs in planning their season ahead and that eventually escalated into issues such as poor showing and lack of proper exposure on international levels by those clubs representing Singapore in the continental level.
FITNESS MUSTN'T COMPROMISE
Of course, with the replacing of the "beeper" with the 2.4 km run would be something welcome by many, as had we not seen in the past of those like Sead Muratovic and Mirko Grabovac's S.League career put to a halt because of the stringent passing mark?
|Grabovac - one of the best players ever graced the league|
UTILIZE "MARQUEE" PROPERLY
But with the likely increasing number of import of five players to be allowed in each eligible team for the coming season did raise a concern with some, who fear that it will see less of local-born youngsters being given a proper grooming stage if the new quota imposed next season.
|Irony - this blog got its break by covering Robbie Fowler in 2009|
The signing of "marquee" will see gates will swell when big names come and play, but how can we made use of these "marquee" as an effective catalyst to place everything on a correct path?
Frankly, I wish to be upbeat about those announced initiatives, but having those events that led the run-up of late, I can't bind myself for not sharing my concerns.
Like mentioned, the sense of "skepticism" that accumulated throughout the years that witnessed those unsustainable initiatives did no favour in winning back the crowds to the stadiums.
As much as I would like to ask "If we are all ready to go for the next season?"