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"No Point Being A BIG FISH In The Pond"

Young Lions' sponsorship by Garena is the biggest to date (credit: FAS) "Resources have always been a key constraint faced by the FAS. This record deal represents a great vote of confidence for our programmes, ...The money will be spent wisely on the development of our most promising young talents, and to build the next generation of National Team players." declared Zainudin Nordin (pictured above, second from right), the president of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) after the landmark deal that saw Garena, Southeast Asia’s largest Internet and mobile platform company, named as the main sponsors of the de-facto national developmental squad playing in the S.League. If people do not pay close attention to those words that appeared in the press release that was released weeks ago, would they think the $4,000,000 deal was meant for youth development and not solely for the newly-named Garena Young Lions (GYL, formerly known as Courts Young Lions after the pa

"Matchpix" - April 2013

(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) Prime League - Balestier Khalsa 1-3 Tanjong Pagar Utd 20/4/13 The visitors walked away with a 3-1 win over the hosts whom being the defending champions have not able to get off to a good start in their title defending campaign. Under the scorching encounter saw a rather evenly-matched first 45, before the floodgates opened in the second half to see the Jaguars wrapped up all three points, although a free-for-all in the same half saw them reduced to ten men. Glad the lightning was alright, despite the movement of the clouds that resulted the forming of shaded, thus caused the frequent changes in the camera setting. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES AFC Cup Warriors 0-2 Semen Padang 24/4/2013 Coupled Tampines Rover's los

"Matchpix" - March 2013

(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) Prime League: Woodlands Wellington 1-2 Home Utd 09-03-13 "Ooops" I would say the white outfit by Woodlands did make the shooting and focusing easier for my basic lenses in the dim floodlights. The dark background during the night time also help in getting the focusing fast, if both sides are to deck in light-colored jersey and of course the lighting environment is the key as well The result of this match came days after the sides' senior squads clashed days ago at Bishan Stadium. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES AFC Cup - Warriors FC 2-4 Kitchee SC 12/3/2013 The horrendous performance by Warriors FC was absolutely unacceptable for a side that once broke the ceilings to play in the elite ACL. Some soul sear

Am I a LWS jinx?

Did not have a good feeling when I packed my stuff and headed north when I saw the gloomy sky above me. It confirmed my fear when the train was on its way to Marsiling station when it passed by Woodlands Stadium that had its Lightning Warning System (LWS) activated during the downpour that took place earlier. Rams' head coach Salim Moin took charge of this match Upon reaching the ground, I overheard the relevant officials remarked that the Prime League match between Woodlands Wellington and Home United "would kick off at 6pm" (instead of the stipulated 5pm). The match eventually kicked off at approximately 6:15pm following the deactivation of the LWS (which I guess flexibility should be applied here rather than sticking close to the guidelines since it's weekend after all). Brief Scribe of the Match (Woodlands Wellington 1-2 Home United) The hosting Rams got themselves into the act by dominating much of the first half with their possessive play in thei

The show must go on....

Balestier's Brazilian import Vitor Borges venturing into the Rams' heartlands So much debate had been on-going if the S.League should have a recess during the World Cup period. The argument is that with the "Greatest Show on Earth" grabbing the attention world-wide, the domestic league will be further deprived of attention and the crowds, as reported on the papers recently , are staying away. However, in my opinion (as I already spelt it out during a discussion on this blog's FB page), we simply can't stop the league just because of the World Cup. My reason being that it will cause a "piling up"of fixtures towards the end of the season. Yes, for the fact that initially there was suppose to be a recess for the league during this period when there was a proposal for a joint-tournament between the S.League clubs and their Malaysian counterparts. However, due to some technical difficulties, the whole proposal was scrapped off (anyway, I was told the Mal

watchin' a game in a 33-degree climate

Just wondering how it was to catch a game in a 33-degree climate? Anyway, it wasn't that HOT after all as I was under-sheltered at the Jalan Besar Stadium for the Prime League fixture between Sengkang Punggol and the national-U18. The final score: National U18 1-5 Sengkang Punggol. PICTURES FROM THE MATCH "Plenty of fluid to stay hydrate" "Alright, skippers, the usual stuff - Fair Play" Sengkang's corner in the first half Some close-up action shots from where I sat during the game Sengkang's custodian-cum-skipper Amos Boon in action.