Skip to main content


Showing posts from June, 2013

S.League returns with Protectors and Jaguars shared the spoils at Bishan

Ismael Benahmed saved Jaguars Ismael Benahmed's 84th minute equalizer resulted the 1-1 draw between his Tanjong Pagar United and Home United at the Bishan Stadium that ultimately saw the positioning of both teams on the table remained status-quo after a month break. The S . League season resumes its fixtures following an adjournment for the mid-season League Cup tournament and saw the third-placed Jaguars travelled away to take on the fourth-placed Protectors last evening. The match also saw former Singapore international John Wilkinson turning out for the Queenstown outfit in his first return to Bishan after his much-publicized exit from Home United middle of the last campaign. Herisson denied Lee Kwan Woo's (center) effort The hosting side were having much of the possession in the first period of play by pinning the Jaguars in their own half, but couldn't break down the resilient defence led by skipper Walid Lounis with the assistance from Zahid Ahmad,


Facebook (FB) seems to enjoy making life difficult for those administrators who have been refusing to pay a dime to "enhance" those PAGES with some of their premium services (i.e.: getting more "LIKES" or promote one particular post to a wider audience that require some form of payment before able to carry such deeds). After the " only 10% reaching out " quota kicked into place last year, the widely-used social media platform seems to have upped its end by enhancing its features and much to the further dismay of those stubborn administrators by tweaking the notification settings to notify those users who LIKED their pages. At times, I feel frustrated that despite having more than 800 users in the blog's FB page, only around 10% of the users are able to receive new postings randomly on their feed (that translated an even lesser percentage, if I share any information from other sources on the page). In short, it really defeats the purpose of having

Fixtures and Ticketing Details of the 2013 RHB Singapore Cup and 2013 Starhub League Cup [UPDATED]

(This entry is formulated based on the media release by the Football Association of Singapore) Due to the ongoing haze looming over the island, the league authority released a statement this afternoon (20/6/13) pertaining the semi-final matches that were supposed to play during the last two days. "Due to the weather conditions caused by the haze and in consultation with StarHub, the title sponsors, both the StarHub League Cup 2013 semi-final matches which were scheduled for tonight, 20th June will be postponed. As a result of the postponement of tonight’s semi-final matches, the finals scheduled on Sunday, 23rd June will also need to be rescheduled. The semi-final and final matches will now be rescheduled to the period between 2nd and 15th September 2013." (Abovementioned paragraph extracted from the FAS media release issued on the 20th of June) RHB Singapore Cup 2013 Quarter-Finals Fixtures TEAMS (HOME) TEAMS (AWAY) VENUE DATE TIME

[25th Canon Lion City Cup] Schoolboy Final marred by controversial decision in Corinthians' night

The moment when the Corinthians clinched the Cup Schoolboy football final and that was what you got from those boys of SC Corinthians and PSV Eindhoven in the last match of the 25th Canon Lion City Cup. After all, these kids are barely or under 16 years of age and little would one expect the skills of Neymar or Van Persie to be paraded by them (in a few years time, maybe) at this instance. Much was expected from the Corinthians for having romped into the final on a clean sheet. One of the many heroics by the PSV custodian However, just before the Brazilians would be able to showcase some of fluency in the match, they found themselves down to 10 men early in the first half (due to a foul on the PSV 'keeper Mike van de Meulenhof that resulted the sending off of Gustavo Franca). The sudden tweak resulted the Corinthians to defence deep and exploited opportunities during the breaks. Leo Jaba scored the first goal of the night Their efforts were paid off in early i


Two lucky fans are set to win himself or herself each a pair of gallery tickets to catch all THREE matches on the Final Day of the 25th Canon Lion City Cup action (i.e.: the 5th/6th placing match, the 3rd/4th placing match and the Final match). The Fixtures on the FINAL DAY As updated by the organizers on 14th June 2013 To win those pair of tickets for the FINAL DAY (16th June) , all one need to do is to answer the following question: QUESTION: Name the two teams that will be playing in the final of the 25th Canon Lion City Cup? To get the answer, please log on to the following site for answer: Rules and Regulations The winner entries will the first two persons who submit the correct answer to the quiz of this contest. The contest is open to all reside in Singapore at the time that mark the commencement to the end of the contest, except to working personnel with relevant accreditation to the tournament and their next-to-kin. Any deci

[25th Canon Lion City Cup] No slots for both Baby Cubs in the semis

(This entry is formulated based on the media releases issued by Muse PR Pte Ltd, the PR agency of the mentioned event with images depicted in this entry provided via the same releases) Corinthians (in white) are favourites of the tournament Since the introduction of the present format in 2011, the semi-finals will not feature any two of the Singapore representative sides (i.e.: NFA U15 and NFA U16) in the 25th Canon Lion City with the conclusion of the group stages. Following three days of group stages competition, the likes of English side Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany, Brazil's SC Corinthians and Dutch club PSV Eindhoven emerged from the pack to qualify for the final four spot with both local sides to be completing in the 5th/6th placing match on coming Sunday at the Jalan Besar Stadium. SC Corinthians topped the Group B ladder on a clean sweep with two victories over their opponents with no goal conceded in the process (defeated NFA U15 7-0, defeated PSV Eind

[25th Canon Lion City Cup] Nazri's boys routed by Corinthians; NFA U16's gallant defeat on opener

NFA U15 0-7 Corinthians Corinthians (black jersey) outpowered NFA U15 Just two quick goals in less than 15 minutes into the game told us the difference between Corinthians and our NFA U15 boys in the 25th Canon Lion City Cup opener at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Fair to say that coach Nazri Nasir's boys did show some flashes from the early start, but the two quick goals that they conceded due to defensive lapses immediately rattled the nerves of the local teenagers. On the contrary, the Brazilians boys displayed a much composed composure with quick things coupled to their swift movement on and off the ball plays. NFA U15 had to deal constant with the Corinthians' swift plays With two notable chances that rocked the crossbar by the hosts, it was the samba boys that dictated the pace of the game and saw them walloped another five more goals in the second half to seal the match with a 7-0 shutout. Speaking to the media after the match, coach Nazri said:"We expec

"Mak, I missed the LAST BUS home, help!!!"

Please plan your journey home I would only say my eyelids barely open when the League Cup match between Balestier Khalsa and Brunei DPMM proceed into second half. It wasn't a boring match to some extend with some few exchanges in between the two, but the only grump was the fact that second 45 only kicked off at 2235hrs. As all may have guessed it - the activation of the Lightning Warning System (LWS) had caused the match to be kicked off at 2125hrs (which on normal day would have seen a game finish by that). While let's not argue what the activation of the LWS would caused, since we all know it's safety at stake and there shall not be compromise on this aspect. However, some fine tunings should be considered to work around once the activation is on with one aspect would be the inconvenience to those at game without their own transport. With the public transport normally ceased at around or close to midnight, I wonder if there's any contingency measure, sho

[RHB Singapore Cup] 37.5% NOW -> 50% OR 25% LATER?

Happier Times for Benett last year (File Picture) 37.5% - that is the percentage NOW of seeing the RHB Singapore Cup being retained within the boundary of the Republic. Following the completion of the first round, Tanjong Pagar United is the sole local representative in Pool B beside Global FC from the Philippines who will be joined by fellow countrymen Loyola Meralco Sparks (defeated Harimau Muda) and Brunei DPMM (thrashed Lao Police FC 4-0). Meanwhile, the likes of local sides Home United, Geylang International, Hougang United and Balestier Khalsa make up the Pool B. I am not sure how much has the landscape changed with last year's finalists being knocked out by their respective opponents. Defending Cup winners Warriors (won the honour as SAFFC last year) were knocked out of the way by Global FC last weekend on a 2-0 scoreline, while Tay Peng Kee's return to the Tampines Rovers' hot seat was marred by the defeat in the hands of Hougang United days earlier.