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"United" All Over The Shop - Trend OR Reality?

Called it an obsession or mere British influence when it is not uncommon in this part of the world to name a football club as whatsoever "United". Just look around the region, you already have Buriram United, Bangkok United, and Muangthong United in Thailand where national custodian Hassan Sunny used to play for the dissolved Army United . Down south in Malaysia, there is a team rebranded as Kuala Lumpur United which is formerly known as Kuala Lumpur FA - the team that once boasted the likes of the Singapore triumvirate of Fandi Ahmad, Malek Awab, and K Kanan in their 1980s heydays. BRITISH INFLUENCE RESULTED IN "UNITED" EVERYWHERE? On the other end of the Causeway in Singapore, names like Farrer Park United and Toa Payoh United were some of those listed in the then-newly formed National Football League (NFL) in the mid-1970s. Moving into the mid-1990s, these were the names to mark the start of the professional era like Geylang United (which later changed to G

"Matchpix" - November 2019, February 2020

Singapore Cup Final - Tampines Rovers 4-3 Warriors FC 021119 Tampines' players in jubilant mood Tampines Rovers claimed their fourth in history and first Singapore Cup win since 2006 after defeated Warriors Football Club 4-3 in nail-biting final at the Jalan Besar Stadium. The two last met in the final of the same competition in 2012 and saw Warriors (then known as SAFFC) walked away with the Cup on a 2-1 scoreline. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES AFC Cup - Tampines Rovers 2-1 PSM Makassar 120220 Stags celebrate after another Boris Kopitovic's strike Tampines Rovers Football Club kept Singapore football's flag flying proudly after beating PSM Makassar 2-1 in their AFC Cup Group H opener at JBS last night (12/2). Goals from Jordan Webb and Boris Kopitovic were enough to seal the win for the Stags in front of 1266 fans. Ferdinand Alfred Sinaga reduced the deficit for the guests in the 67th minute after Kopitovic's low driver t

"Matchpix" - June/July 2019

Lions Training Session 060619 Coach Yoshida briefs his players at Geylang Field Spotted two staff coaches, presumably, from Albirex Niigata (Singapore) observing the training session conducted by new national team coach Tatsuma Yoshida by taking notes of what they saw and noticed. The Lions will be playing two friendly matches at the National Stadium against Solomon Islands and Myanmar. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE PICTURES SGPL - Geylang Int'l 5-0 Balestier Khalsa 160619 Geylang's Barry Maguire brace for an aerial ball  Geylang International crushed Balestier Khalsa 5-0 at Our Tampines Hub following the resuming of the AIA Singapore Premier League after the international week. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES SGPL - Geylang Int'l 2-2 Hougang Utd 050719 "Guys, I am just focusing on my shot" Thought the match was an evenly-contested one at Our Tampines Hub that ended two-two for both Geylang Intern

"Matchpix" - July 2018

SGPL - Home Utd 1-0 Hougang Utd 010718 I think panic button should be pressed by now With this Great Eastern-Hyundai Singapore Premier League fixture between Home United Football Club and Hougang United Football Club (HGFC) together with the one I saw a day earlier, I would say if we are to depend entirely on this league as our main source for the team playing in the AFF Suzuki Cup, the panic button should be pressed by now. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES Friendly - Ex Internationals vs SCRC 180718 Former Lions skipper Razali Saad (left) in action This friendly match between Ex International Legends and SCRC from SMRT was played at the Jalan Besar Stadium. The former is preparing for the upcoming The Sultan of Selangor's Cup in late August while the latter is gearing up for the GSFL season. Additional photos from Mr Yusof Ibrahim. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES ICCSG2018 - Atlético Madrid 1-1 Arsenal (AM

"Matchpix" - May-June 2018

SGPL - Albirex Niigata (S) 1-0 Hougang Utd 060518 The result saw Albirex Niigata FC Singapore pulled away from the pack in the Great Eastern-Hyundai Singapore Premier League league standing with the rest of them still scratching their heads. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES SGPL - Balestier Khalsa 1-2 Geylang International 020618 Not much to snap when most of the actions were "out of bound" due to my equipments limitations but nonetheless Great Eastern-Hyundai Singapore Premier League the match saw Geylang International beat Balestier Khalsa 2-1 at the "dark" Toa Payoh Stadium. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES SGPL - Hougang Utd 0-2 Tampines Rovers 090618 Khairul Amri (partially hidden by ball) scored in this match For Tampines Rovers, their main is try to narrow their gap in between them and Great Eastern-Hyundai Singapore Premier League leaders Albirex Niigata FC Singapore and Hougang Unite

"Matchpix" - March 2017

(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) S.League: Tampines Rovers 2-1 Hougang United 040317 Hougang Utd's Zulfahmi Arifin (L) tussled with Ivan Dzoni Tampines Rovers Football Club defied the odds to beat Hougang United Football Club to prove the strength of the depth in their squad despite the absence of several key players due to suspension, etc. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES S.League: Warriors FC 1-1 Geylang Int'l 100217 Geylang's Shawal Anuar (middle) rose above all for this ball I was told a local publication got the fact wrong for this fixture when they stated Warriors Football Club was denied their first win of the season when they actually won their opener at Toa Payoh days ago. Nonetheless, they shared the spoils with Geylang Interna

Stags Proven Their Depth in 2-1 Win Over Hougang

Amri headed home the second goal in the 61st minute Hougang United did not leverage on their earlier momentum they started off from Monday when they succumbed to a two-one defeat in the hands of Tampines Rovers at the Jalan Besar Stadium last evening. The Stags, on the other hand, appeared to be the weaker side on paper following the suspension meted out to key players like skipper Madhu Mohana, Yasir Hanapi and Ismadi Mukhtar for their red card offences in the season opening Community Shield match against reigning champions Albirex Niigata (Singapore) which doubled up as a league match. Atsushi Shirota's (5) header forced a "Gordon Banks" from Izwan Mahbud  Nonetheless, it seems that Tampines were able to handle the crisis with ease that serves as a testament for the ample depth in the squad they enjoying - something Coach Jurgen Raab is happy about. Speaking to the media after the game, the former East German international said:"Having a big squad l

"Matchpix" - May 2015

(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) S.League: Home Utd 0-1 Geylang Int'l 8/5/15 Aerial Duel at JBS The Eagles claimed the "Triple Crown" of their own after this win over the Protectors following earlier victories against Tampines Rovers and Warriors FC. Before the match saw the presentation of the Player of the Month award to Warriors FC's striker Fazrul Nawaz. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES Barclays Asia Trophy: Promotional Events 12-13/5/15 "Want some noodles?" Former Premier League stars like Ian Wright (pictured left), Graham Stuart (pictured right) and Mamady Sidibe were in town to promote the upcoming Barclays Asia Trophy 2015. This tournament will be played in July at the National Stadium featuring BPL sides Arsenal, E

Cheetahs Finally Off The Hook...

Chupe is the hero of the night for Hougang On the final week before the League adjourn for another recess due to the RHB Singapore Cup and the SEA Games, Hougang United finally broke their win-less duck by notching one-nil win over Geylang International at home. The solitary goal in the 72nd minute by Equatoguinean striker Francisco Salvador Elá, popularly known as Chupe, was all the Cheetahs needed to seal the all three points in the match that saw the visiting Eagles dominated much of the proceedings, especially in the first half when the visitors were having much of the possession in play but failed to take their chances well. It was something acknowledged by Eagles' coach Jorg Steinebrunner when assessing his team performance of the evening. Close shave for Hougang's 'keeper Ahmadulhaq Che Omar  Said the German coach:"We should have done enough in the first forty-five, if not for them (Hougang) who parked a bus or a double-decker in the box." in

Indra:"I just hope things will be better in Singapore football"

An end of an era, as Indra retires It was only a brief one-liner in a recent article that confirmed the retirement of another former Singapore captain - Indra Sahdan Daud, from professional football. The 35-year-old former goal poacher is probably one of the few players I witnessed the rise to prominence till the day that pair of boots were hung. Indra first came to my notice when he alongside with some of his peers (i.e.: Ahmad Latiff, Yazid Yasin, etc.) starred in the Lion City Cup at the old Jalan Besar Stadium in 1995 and led the team to victory that year. Two years later, I was there at the old National Stadium to see the then up-and-coming making his international debut against Kuwait (26 April 1997) when he came on a substitute and thrilled the crowds with his pace that rejuvenated life back to a dull game. Indra played for Sengkang in 2009 "UNBUYABLE" AND "UNCOACHABLE" Since then, it was no looking back with him went on to build a legacy

"Pinball" Duo could be swapping spots after Balestier's comeback 4-1 thrashing of Hougang

This entry supports #mysleagueticket Following their second consecutive defeat that saw them succumbed to a 4-1 loss to Balestier Khalsa earlier at the Toa Payoh Stadium, things aren't looking that positive for Hougang United all out of sudden. Ranked as the dark horses for the intense ongoing title race in recent weeks, this evening's defeat coupled with last weekend's narrow 2-1 loss to Courts Young Lions had seen the Cheetahs dropping points and could be in danger of losing their spot in the top six after tonight's result. At the meantime, buoyed by their gutsy performance against league leaders Brunei DPMM last week on the same ground that resulted a 3-3 draw, the Tigers found themselves right at the doorsteps to join the top echelon of the league with only a handful of games remaining. In short, the outcome of this "Pinball Derby" could alter the fate of either team on where they would head to when the league fixture enters its final "0.5&q

[Starhub League Cup] Toothless Tigers overhelmed by the Cheetahs

Defending Cup holders Balestier Khalsa are just a defeat away from being eliminated from the first major title they won last year , following a 3-0 whitewash by Hougang United who have been impressive this season since former international Amin Nasir took over during the mid-season last year. Geison Moura (left) opened the account It was a pretty physical Group D encounter between these two teams that banded together as the "Pinball Derby" - a term that was coined last season after former Cheetahs coach Johana Johari described the Tigers' game as "playing pinball" in their Singapore Cup Quarter-Final match that eventually saw the Toa Payoh-based side knocked the team from Hougang out of that tournament. Since then, many changes between the two had been taken place with the Balestier languished at the bottom half of the league with the Cheetahs riding on the crest of things that see them ranked as one of the "dark horses" for the league title r