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Don't Shy Away For Not Trying Them Out

Lions' coach Bernd Stange has been keeping low of late It was not surprising to see the usual reaction from some supporters following the announcement of the national team for the recent friendly matches against both Thailand and Guam. The usual grouses centered around those players who are constantly ignored by the establishment despite churning consistent performance in the S.League day in and out. And not without questioning those selections they deemed dubious (based on my interpretation of some postings online). In certain cases when preparing for any major overseas tournaments, it would see the inclusion of players having the "necessary experience" to cope with the higher intensity and competitiveness that are usually demanded by the international level which is something not the local league can provide (as compared to Thailand's TPL). Coach Raddy had his frustrations during his time here Therefore, it is not uncommon to see those they claime

[AFC Cup] Tigers ROAR to historic win over Lal Holud

Jonathan Xu (13) opened the account of the evening By all standards, it wasn't the best display of football in the evening that saw the match delayed by half an hour due to the activation of the Lightning Warning System (LWS), still gloss shall not be taken away that saw a more significant occurrence that took place on the field. When referee Kao Jung-fang blown to signal the end of the AFC Cup Group F match between Balestier Khalsa and Kingfisher East Bengal, history was made with the hosting Tigers registered their first points in their maiden continental tournament after upset the Kolkata-based club 2-1 at the Jalan Besar Stadium. After the heartbreaking defeat to Johor Darul Takzim last week , Balestier seems to have put things behind them and took their chances well as early as in the sixth minute when defender Jonathan Xu triggered scoreboard with a screamer from outside. It was the Toa Payoh-based club that dominated the game for the next half an hour and saw them

[AFC Cup] Gutted Defeat incurred by Gallant Balestier in Maiden Continental Home Game

Disbelief for Balestier for the late goal conceded  Even after they were gutted by a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat against defending MSL champions Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) in last evening's AFC Cup Group F encounter, Balestier Khalsa coach Marko Kraljevic is pleased with the performance put up by his team. After all, the Johoreans were a much superior side that boast the likes of Malaysian internationals Safee Sali, Amri Yahyah and etc. on their payroll, but it was the show of sheer character with fighting spirit of the unheralded Singaporean side that won the hearts of those who watched them lost the game in dying moments in the encounter. Jonathan Xu (13) is playing his second AFC Cup tournament Poh Yifeng ( center ) ready to strike an attempt With the clock ticking away in seconds after the fourth official indicated four minutes of injury time, a lapse in concentration in the back of Balestier wall allowed a slip in that was latched on perfectly by Asraruddin Putra


This entry is to serve as an apology to national and LionsXII striker, Mr Khairul Amri and his family for an online posting that was posted by me on's Facebook Page earlier in the day. I acknowledged the inconvenience caused by the said posting, which had been removed, to Mr Khairul Amri and his family. It was a bad judgement on my part for posting it up without realizing the grave consequences at that point of time. I had called earlier and offered my sincere apology to Mr Khairul Amri, with this entry being served as a notice of apology. I am sorry. With Sincerity, Ko Po Hui (1st March 2015, Singapore)