HOT TOPIC IN FORUMS ...
Given its fair share of problems in recent years that dominated the headlines for the wrong reasons, opinions shared by members of public on Singapore football has always been a hot topic on these columns.
|Opiners' favourite topic - Low crowds at S.League matches|
Talk about revamp of all aspects of Singapore football by anyone around us is nothing new at all, since it's always surfaced whenever something catastrophic happened (i.e.: poor performance in major tournaments).
SAME ISSUES SINGLED OUT ...
Beside singled out the shortcomings of the S.League whose inability to support the national team, letters suggested to work with Ministry of Education (MOE), schools, etc. on youth development and sorting out matters with Mindef, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on National Service (NS) issues that affected some local footballers from turning out for the country in international matches are some of those favourite themes shown on newspapers' forum pages or online avenues.
At the same time, we got to ask how Singapore Slingers managed to get Delvin Goh, who is still serving his NS, to play in their Asean Basketball League (ABL) playoff game versus Alab Pilipinas, when footballer Hariss Harun couldn't do the same for Lions in their World Cup Qualifiers years ago?
|Hariss Harun (14) with his "NS" appearance years ago|
"QUALITY CONTROL" ...
On the other hand, the forum editors of various newspapers should vet through letters from the public to avoid publication of repetitive content on suggestions to improve the local game.
With due respect to those who wrote to the papers, nothing new was suggested to improve but mere repeat of worn-out ideas for the sake of argument.
If those are what we are able to suggest at this stage, then we have nobody but ourselves to blame for the predicament.