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"Matchpix" - September 2014

(P.S: If you access this site via "", 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) International Friendly: Singapore 2-1 Papua New Guinea 6/9/14 Sahil Suhaimi (center) was shielded from the ball PNG coach Wynton Rufer was absolutely class in his dealing with the media last night after his side's gallant 2-1 loss to Singapore for taking command in the proceedings at the post-match presser and "chided" their hosts for "underestimation" of his team who were lauded for being the hungrier side. And it is always a challenge to snap when one of the teams are decked in black outfit which would easy fused into the dark backdrop of the composition. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES Singapore Cup SF - Balestier Khalsa 1-0 Tampines Rovers (PK 4-1) 25/9/14 Paul Cunningham (hidden) surrounded (fil

[Singapore Cup] Zaiful's heroics propelled Tigers to the Final

Zaiful dived to deny Mustafic's spot-kick The fairy tales continued for Balestier Khalsa after they secured a berth in the RHB Singapore Cup Final, where they are going to face either Home United or Brunei DPMM on the 7th of November at Jalan Besar, after knocked out Tampines Rovers 4-1 on penalties in the semi-final at the Toa Payoh Stadium last evening. Following a nail biting end to their Round Two league fixtures that saw pipped ahead of their "Pinball" rivals, Hougang United to be among the top echelon of the league table, the Tigers had to endure another nerve-wrecking moments before making to another major Cup Final second year on running (they won the League Cup last year). The ball hit my shin in the end after out of play Starting the second leg of this series on a one-goal disadvantage, Balestier coach Marko Kraljevic had declared his team would opt for an attacking tactic which he felt was a more viable option. Speaking to the official site (sle

[Instant Reaction] Wonder if Coach Stange is happy with the 3-3?

Screengrab off "Toggle" The Singapore football team's hopes of staying behind after the official opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games was given a minor boost after they scraped away with a 3-3 draw against a much superior Oman. Knowing that another defeat after the loss to Tajikistan on Sunday would mean the Cubs will immediately have to pack their luggage home after the closing tie against Palestine. I did not see the first three goals until the replay at half-time, although I thought it was a lapse in the defence that saw the Omanis headed home their third goal after the failure to close down on the flank to allow the ball to be floated for the routine rounding up from close range. Safuwan saved the day (file picture) Nonetheless, it was a great individual effort from winger Faris Ramli in the box to reduce the deficit before the interval and eventually saw Safuwan Baharudin saved the team from the skin of defeat with a header from nowhere to tie at th

[Asiad] In the name of development, Good Luck and Take Care...

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore on 10th September at 2104hrs) Hassan is going Incheon after all ... It came not surprise after all when the list of players heading to the Asian Games (Asiad) was finally announced last evening with the national selectors finally got most of the men they wanted for the trip to Incheon. Hassan Sunny, who in the first place wouldn't be released by his club Warriors amid the tight S.League title race, is named at the top of the 20-man list via a media release from the Football Association of Singapore after it was reported in the papers that measures were understood to be taken to ensure a " win-win situation " for both sides. Joining the 30-year-old shot stopper from the Choa Chu Kang-based side will be the speedy Suria Prakash that alongside with Adam Swandi (of FC Metz) will the only players not from either Lions XII or Courts Young Lions that make it to the


(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore which includes the images depicted on it) Afiq Yunos (11) tussling for the ball (credit: FAS) SINGAPORE, 9 SEPTEMBER 2014: The Singapore National Team played out a goalless draw with Hong Kong tonight at Hougang Stadium, with neither side doing enough to edge the game. It was the young Singapore squad’s final match before leaving for Incheon to take part in the Asian Games. In a start reminiscent of Saturday’s match against Papua New Guinea, the home team began the game shakily with Hong Kong attacking several times early on before the hosts settled around 15 minutes in. The first meaningful Hong Kong attack came as early as the 5th minute when a pass meant for Hong Kong’s Christian Annan was intercepted just in time. Seven minutes later, Annan was again in the thick of action as he blazed a shot well over from a cut-back . Singapore had to wait till the 21st minute for its

"Singapore clearly underestimated PNG" said Rufer after gallant 2-1 loss to Lions

Valentine Nelson (3) headed for safety Some interesting pointers to take note from this "A-Lister" between Singapore and Papua New Guinea that was played this evening at Hougang and saw the hosts walked away victorious with a 2-1 scoreline. There is this a new FIFA ruling that I was told, despite having four Singaporeans listed as the match officials for the game, it's considered an "A" international match that saw a few Lions debutants earning their first cap for the country in which a special procedure is needed to register that. Sahil Suhaimi (7) - the first scorer of the night However, not making his presence at the match was national coach Bernd Stange, who was reported down with fever that his role was covered by Courts Young Lions coach Aide Iskandar, his assistant for this series. To be honest, not much information on Papua New Guinea prior to this match other than they are being coached by New Zealander Wynton Rufer who is a legend in h