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A picture of a goalkeeper (as credited)

Just a quick thought of what I saw at the Lion City Sailors - Balestier Khalsa game that had the Sailors walked away with a victory and the Singapore Premier League (SGPL) title.

Sadly, in this game, we witnessed some poor goalkeeping that gifted the newly-minted champions those decisive goals which could have been avoided if better reading and judgment were there in the first place.

Like one veteran coach who once told me "'keeper's territory is six-yard and outside that area would be the defenders" and with that belief, it bemused me what was going through the mind of the 'keeper whose poor judgment eventually led to Gabriel Quak netted LCS' fourth goal and helped to uncork the champagne for celebration.

Lion City Sailors - 2021 SGPL champions (credit: FAS)

Furthermore, the lack of commanding presence in his six-yard led to the second goal scored by Sailors in the first half and he seems to have the audacity to ask "why wasn't any cover"?

Now, enough of those "if you think you are better, go and play lah" comments and I can't be bothered with that.

My belief is that a player who plying their trade at the top-tier level should bear this in mind - chance is only given to those who are prepared and there is no room for sentiment, if one cannot meet the expectations, the door is right there.

- π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’Žπ’†π’”π’”π’‚π’ˆπ’† π’˜π’‚π’” 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒅 π’†π’‚π’“π’π’Šπ’†π’“ 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‘π’π’‚π’•π’‡π’π’“π’Ž'𝒔 π’•π’†π’π’†π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’Ž 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒍 (1, 2) -

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