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"Matchpix" - February 2013

(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) Charity Shield 2013 - Tampines Rovers 2-1 Warriors FC 15/2/2013 A wet start to the new season with the curtain-raiser that saw defending league champions Tampines Rovers walked away with a 2-1 win over it arch-rivals Warriors FC (formerly SAFFC) at JBS. I guess it's time for me to serious consider a new lenses with the darker home outfit by the Warriors could seriously compromised the outcome of the end product, if I am to snap at their CCK home ground. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES

[Feature] LONG-TIME PARTNER YEO’S EXTENDS S.LEAGUE SPONSORSHIP

(This entry is formulated based on the press release issued by the S.League SBU , FAS with pictures depicted in it came along with the said release, unless credited) (L-R) S.League CEO Lim Chin present memento jersey to Ms May Ngiam, VP for Marketing of Yeo's during the announcement press conference Reaffirm its long standing commitment to Singapore football, local MNC Yeo's will extend its sponsorship for the Great Eastern YEO's S.League for another three years. Into its tenth year of collaboration with the S.League, the beverage giants had since spearheaded a few initiatives in uplifting the game standard in this country. "As the longest sponsor of S.League, we are proud and indeed honored to be an integral part in shaping the local football landscape." said Mr Tjong Yik Min, YEO'S Group CEO in the press release issued by the league authority on the announcement of the extension. According to the same release, the football clinics held last ye

[Guest Column] Shooting Pictures at S.League Games

I saw what one of my fellow photographers, Mr Andrew Him who shoots for The Unofficial Woodlands Wellington Supporters' Club (The Black Sheep) , posted on his Facebook page days ago on taking match photos at various S.League venue that I thought it would be good to share what he said. So with his permission, I reproduced what he shared online of his experience as below. Shooting the S-League matches in our (unfortunately) very dim stadiums, many non-photogs have the misconception that ALL the action can be caught irregardless of the distance. There's a limitation due to brightness of the stadium lights - the dimmer it is, the better your camera equipment have to be (which is likely to cost thousands for a good camera body + top ranging lens). The distance and range of action captured (credit: Andrew Him) In many cases, most photogs are not rich nor have company sponsored equipment; they make do with mid-range photography equipment that's able to handle low lighting

Charity Shield: Tampines clinched the unprecedented third with 2-1 win over Warriors

Kunihiro Yamashita (left) opened account for Stags A wet surface greeted the two teams and crowds at the Jalan Besar Stadium for the season curtain raiser - the Great Eastern Charity Shield match between Tampines Rovers and Warriors FC. The defending league champions got their act together in less than 20 minutes to snatch a two-goal lead through their new Japanese import Kunihiro Yamashita in the sixth minute with Lions striker Khairul Amri signalled his return to the Stags seven minutes later to double the tally. (L-R) Shimpei Sakurada and Khairul Amri in action Decked in their new dark-coloured home outfit, it did look as if the team formerly known as SAFFC looked pretty gloomy with their inability to ruffle the feathers of their arch-rivals in domestic scene with the likes of another new addition to the Tampines backline Shaiful Esah guarding the doors in a four- men defence setup that departed from their usual three at the back. It was only a much better showing

Compilation of thoughts after 4-0 defeat to Jordanians in Asian Cup Qualifiers 2015

It's never right for me to comment on anything when I never see the game for myself and had to depend much on the match reports and reviews following the 4-0 defeat to the Jordanians in the Asian Cup Qualifiers in Amman. In its assessment of the game shown live online via “xinmsn” , online portal Football OPOD wote: ”In the space of eight weeks since the Lions’ regional success, it appeared in the tame 0-4 surrender to the 2011 Asian Cup quarter-finalists that they had returned whatever they had been taught in dealing with Middle East opponents back to Avramovic.” The same report also highlighted interim coach V Sundramoorthy's much criticized defensive approach that he used so often in his Lions XII campaign, in spite of having much balanced squad as compared to those he led in the Malaysian campaign. Such an approach was also mentioned by TODAY newspaper when it mentioned: ”... the gulf in class showed as Jordan made camp in the Singapore half throughout most of the

Late Release of Fixtures: Confidence Damaged?

S.League CEO Lim Chin (sixth from left) led the fanfare in ION Orchard (picture credit: FAS) This afternoon at the shopping belt along Orchard Road, the league authority put up their best effort, despite the rain, in getting several players and CEO Lim Chin to parade along the stretch in their painted bare top. Due to work, I wasn't there to see how the things proceed, although I was told that there was a delay due to some "traffic mistakes" and can't further comment on this fanfare event that saw the CEO and the players handed out flyers to the shoppers whom they met along the trek. The given-out flyers contained information on the upcoming Charity Shield match on 15 February 2013 and the 12 participating clubs in the Great Eastern YEO’S S.League 2013. Hand-In-Hand in Solidarity (picture credit: FAS) CEO Lim was quoted saying in the official press release following the event that "buzz we created today is very encouraging and we look forward to r

National Training Centre - Distant Dream? No More?

Just to sidetrack a bit, with the recent announcement of the White Paper on the Population Growth , it is likely to see more lands to be used for accommodate the growing population for residential, commercial uses and not much were mentioned for recreational purpose (as what I gathered so far). In fact, several media report s suggested land lease of several existing country clubs would not be extended as the result since those lands that currently having golf courses for recreational purpose on them are likely to make way for the mentioned purpose for "more viable development". Print-screen of Point No.5 - Football Facilities spelled out under the "Strategic Plan" Therefore, for those "hardware" infrastructures listed in the "Strategic Plan" (if all still recall that priceless blueprint of FAS in praising any single achievement by citing having adhere to it), is it something unlikely to materialize after all? I think Farrer Park, for m