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"Matchpix" - March 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) Prime League: Woodlands Wellington 1-2 Home Utd 09-03-13 "Ooops" I would say the white outfit by Woodlands did make the shooting and focusing easier for my basic lenses in the dim floodlights. The dark background during the night time also help in getting the focusing fast, if both sides are to deck in light-colored jersey and of course the lighting environment is the key as well The result of this match came days after the sides' senior squads clashed days ago at Bishan Stadium. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES AFC Cup - Warriors FC 2-4 Kitchee SC 12/3/2013 The horrendous performance by Warriors FC was absolutely unacceptable for a side that once broke the ceilings to play in the elite ACL. Some soul sear

"The 5 Stadiums" - could be the ticket to ACL that saves the blushes

TNP broke the "5 stadiums" story on 20th March 2013 I'm not sure if the news that surfaced days ago brought a sign of relief to the game administrators in this country? I am pretty sure it did, when The New Paper (TNP, pictured above) reported that five football-specific stadiums will be incorporated in the five Regional Sports Centres (RSC) around the island under the Singapore Sports Council's (SSC) 20-year master plan. As a matter of fact, something similar to these proposed five stadiums were also mentioned in the "Strategic Plan" (pictured below) alongside with the NTC (National Training Centre) that are hardly being updated on their status progress, as compared to those achievements of the youth development and tied-up with other FAs in accordance to the "Plan". Something similar to "The 5 stadiums" proposal With the announcement of the RSC proposal, it could mean the game administrators would not have to worry about

Vallee urging his Jaguars to remain focused after their comeback win against Hougang

GOAL! as Ismael Benahmed scored the winner Tanjong Pagar United reaffirmed its claim as the "surprise package" of the season with their comeback victory against Hougang United after the "Battle of Cats" saw the Queenstown outfit defeated their counterparts 3-2 at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Prior to this live televised match, the designated "visitors" were on a two-game win-less streak (losing to Home United three-nil after a scoreless affair against Harimau Muda) that somehow cast a doubt on whether they were hitting bad patches following a thumping 6-1 win over traditional powerhouses - Warriors FC in late February. To add salt to the wounds, the Jaguars had to deal with the Cheetahs onslaught with a makeshift center defence line with the absence of both skipper Hafiz Osman and Anthony Aymard and inevitably saw them conceded the first goal of the game in the 13th minute with a Robert Eziakor's header. Jaguars were struggled to contain Liam S

[Feature] Underprivileged Children Get Free Coaching Clinics from H-TWO-O Ultimate Dream Team

(The entry is formulated from the transcript of the media release obtained via YEO'S , the makers of H-TWO-O ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images depicted in this blog entry belong to YEO'S , unless stated on the images itself.) The programme was launched today at ITE College Central Ever since the launch of the H-TWO-O Ultimate Dream Team project in 2011, under the tutelage of Singapore’s very own football son, Fandi Ahmad, the aim of the program has been serving as a platform to unearth and nurturing of football talents in order to allow them a chance to turn professional footballer one day. Since then, the program saw a number of its alumni turning out for various S.League clubs' senior or its Prime League sides in ensuring new prospects to be churned out in years to come. With the project into its third edition this year, the organizers decided to add a twist into its existing programs by educating the players the importance of giving back to the community

Martin "No-SHOW" and Zaiful's SHOW in Tampines win

Tampines coach Nenad Bacina Thought of having to take a better view of how Tampines Rovers' "Marquee Player" Martin Wagner would fare, after only saw him in action at the Charity Shield from a flat perspective. Unfortunately for the second game on the roll, the Argentine signing was left on the bench without having a role in the game at Clementi that saw the defending champions came from behind to record their first win in three recent outings against a resilient Balestier Khalsa. Speaking to the media after the 2-1 win, Tampines coach Nenad Bacina revealed Wagner is having some "adjusting" problems. Said the Croatian:"Martin (Wagner) is doing his job, but he is having some adjusting problems, especially in terms of communication with his teammates on the field as it's important when he is a midfielder, so as for now I would like him to see things more from outside (the field) and hope things will improve soon. "I think all the press

[Feature] The Launch of CFCSS SG by Chelsea FC in Singapore

(This entry is formulated based on the press release issued by the event's PR agency, Full Circle Public Relations with pictures depicted in it being credited to Ch e lsea FC ) Coach Kane Cowburn (white top) from Chelsea FC Foundation leads the session English Premiership powerhouses Chelsea Football Club is the latest global name set to make its mark on Singapore football landscape through its new joint initiative with starCom Management Pte Ltd to launch the Chelsea FC Soccer School Singapore (CFCSS SG) . The launch ceremony that was held at Premier Pitch at Turf City, was graced by the presence of Mr Adrian New, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Chelsea Football Club who was accompanied by Mr Ian Woodroffe who serves as the Blues' International Development Manager. “We are extremely pleased to launch the Chelsea FC Soccer School Singapore. It is the club’s mission to help the development of Asia football and the Chelsea FC Soccer Schools is our first step toward

[AFC Cup] Inept Warriors ripped apart by Dominant Kitchee

Jordi's (18) goal led the Kitchee's revival It was by not mean an easy task for the most decorated S.League club who are enduring their worst start of the campaign in the recent years (without a single at all fronts prior to this match). Some patchy plays by the Warriors in the first half had the crowds at the ground hardly convinced they were the likely ones to score (which they did) and witnessed Tatsuro Inui's curler from outside gave them the lead in 23rd minute with Erwan Gunawan followed in later to double the scorelines in the 29th minute. As such, they took a 2-0 lead before the interval against a much-dominant Kitchee SC from Hong Kong in their AFC Cup Group E encounter at Jalan Besar Stadium. Just as it thought that the eighth-time S.League champions could have found its way back to their winning ways, tragedy struck right immediately after the game restarted in the second half when the reigning Hong Kong league champions pulled one back in less than a m

Am I a LWS jinx?

Did not have a good feeling when I packed my stuff and headed north when I saw the gloomy sky above me. It confirmed my fear when the train was on its way to Marsiling station when it passed by Woodlands Stadium that had its Lightning Warning System (LWS) activated during the downpour that took place earlier. Rams' head coach Salim Moin took charge of this match Upon reaching the ground, I overheard the relevant officials remarked that the Prime League match between Woodlands Wellington and Home United "would kick off at 6pm" (instead of the stipulated 5pm). The match eventually kicked off at approximately 6:15pm following the deactivation of the LWS (which I guess flexibility should be applied here rather than sticking close to the guidelines since it's weekend after all). Brief Scribe of the Match (Woodlands Wellington 1-2 Home United) The hosting Rams got themselves into the act by dominating much of the first half with their possessive play in thei

Lee takes full rap, while Salim having faith

Not being able to see games of late due to work and fatigue that creeped into my body system. Of course, the dreaded Lightning Warning System (LWS) that saw the last two games (sources: 1 , 2 ) I attended being patronized by it for some “good necessary intentions” despite the hassle, could be such a phobia to turn up at games too. Following some astonishing results that hogged the talking point among the fraternity, I thought it would be a good idea to see how Woodlands Wellington would fare in their away encounter at Bishan Stadium, home ground of Home United who aren't exactly enjoying their best start of the year with a draw (against DPMM) following by a heart-breaking loss last week to Albirex Niigata (Singapore). Especially, this came after the bold claim by Rams coach Salim Moin that his team have the capability to finish among the top three of the league during their pre-season introductory meet-up with the media. Although the former national midfielder was quick t