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Up to Sundram to prove his worth...

The "Dazzler" - V Sundramoorthy was named the interim Lions coach  Let's not kid ourselves here and we know what is really going on, unless you are really out of touch. Don't get me wrong here that while the Lions done us proud in regaining the ASEAN football supremacy last December under tight circumstances, it did not bring us any closer within the likes of South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Japan, etc. At least for now, it will never, given the wide gulf of standard between the South East Asian region and the "big boys" of Asian football. Just like when we beat Malaysia in the pre-World Cup qualifiers play-off and earned us a spot in the group stages that ended empty-handed in the end , it was only the Suzuki Cup victory that restored that bit of respect from the public after months of wilderness coupled with skepticism. Sundram (left) stood in for Raddy during the WCQ 2014 qualifiers With Lions XII coach V Sundramoorthy taking over the helm as

[Feature] FANS SNAPPED UP LIMITED EDITION 4 STARS LIONS NATIONAL TEAM KITS WITHIN DAY OF LAUNCH

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by CROWD Pte Ltd , the PR agency for Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike, unless stated on the images itself.) The available 100 sets of the collector's box set were snapped up within the day The highly anticipated 4 STARS LIONS NATIONAL TEAM KIT was finally launched today amid a fanfare held at the Nike's outlet at the Suntec City this afternoon. According to the media release issued, as early as 7am queue was formed outside the store of the sporting giants, who are also the apparel sponsors of the Singapore national team who did the national proud last December by clinching the AFF Suzuki Cup and claimed Asean football supremacy for the unprecedented fourth time. To commemorative this outstanding achievement for the Republic and also due to a huge demand for them, Nike decided to produce the home and away edition of the jersey that featuring

Warriors FC to offer more flexibility in engaging with its new identity

"We are the WARRIORS!" The eighth-time S.League champions will be renamed as Warriors Football Club , as announced during the club's outreach program held in this afternoon at Lot One Shopping Center in Choa Chu Kang. The re-branding by the Choa Chu Kang-based club will be the second side to do so prior to the start of 2013 season, after Geylang International (formerly known as Geylang United) did theirs earlier this month. Speaking to the media after the event, club chairman Brigadier General Lam Shiu Tong explained the motive behind the change. Said BG Lam:"SAFFC (as they were formerly known as) had operated since day one and served the S.League well, but the SAF (Singapore Armed Forces) decided that the club should be given more autonomy and decided to drop the words 'SAF' in order to give the club more flexibility to engage with a wider group of stakeholders. "Having said that the club structure remains unchanged, which explains why I am

[Feature] Nike Mercurial Vapor IX Delivers Performance Innovation & Explosive Speed for Fastest Players on the Planet

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by CROWD Pte Ltd , the PR agency for Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike, unless stated on the images itself.) Mercurial Vapor IX remains distinctive like its predecessor  "Since it's original launch over ten years ago, the Mercurial has always stood out. Bold and exciting, the boot's color and design has always got its players noticed and the new Vapor IX is no different. " Said in the media release that is being mentioned about Mercurial Vapor IX ,the latest football boots by Nike of its "Mercurial" range. Indeed, Nike's Mercurial range has always been about innovation and how best to aid a player's touch and explosive speed. "Fireberry" color ways is another color combination beside "Sunset" With that philosophy in mind, the Mercurial Vapor IX is engineered with a completely new upper to d

Aide named as the new man to helm Courts Young Lions in 2013

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore ) Former Singapore skipper and ex Hougang United coach Aide Iskandar (pictured left, on extreme right in the recent NexLions Cup post-match press conference) is taking over from his one-time Lions colleague Robin Chitrakar as the new head coach of Courts Young Lions in the upcoming S.League season that is scheduled to kick off in next month. Having helmed the Singapore Youth Selection to a credible performance against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool academies sides in the recently held NexLions Cup , it's "a(n) unanimous decision that Aide Iskandar will best fulfil our long-term objectives" said the selection panel in the media release issue by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) this evening. Commenting on the appointment of the 121-cap Aide, the FAS president Zainudin Nordin said:"Aide had an illustrious playing career during which he c

BENOIT CROISSANT – THE BUSINESSMAN

THE DECISION “I had decided that after we won the championship!” said French defender Benoit Croissant as he would like to put the record straight on his decision to retire from the game after helping Tampines Rovers to retain their league title back in last November (pictured left). Following the nail-biting finishing towards end of last season's Great Eastern Yeo's S.League title race, the Stags had targeted for something more ambitious with their aim to improve their performance on the continental front after a dismay outing in their AFC Cup campaign last year. As such, Tampines Rovers wielded their axe and saw them offloaded a number of notables from their payroll alongside with Croissant at the end of the campaign as reported in the media recently . However, the former Sheffield United player actually had other plans drawn up after the end of last season with his mind being set for the next chapter of his life on his own accord. Benoit Croissant in his introdu