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"Matchpix" - November 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 - Albirex Niigata (S) 5-1 Warriors FC 031117 Entangled in the air Albirex Niigata FC Singapore retained the Great Eastern-Hyundai S.League title with a convincing performance thrashing one-time giants of local football - Warriors Football Club 5-1 at the JBS. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE MATCH PICTURES Friendly - Singapore 0-1 Lebanon 091117 Eye wide open for Danny I was with Arthur, one of the ball boys, and a minder at my usual spot at the ground to see another defeat succumbed by our national team. It is not a good thing to happen when we seems to forget how to win a game let alone to have a feel of it. With just a game away, the team need to find the right formula to buckle the trend to avoid the embarrassment. PLEA

After Thirteenth Years, The White Swans Landed ...

Harvest Year for Albirex Niigata (Singapore) Newly-crowned Great Eastern Yeo's S.League Albirex Niigata (Singapore) signed off their season in style when they walked away with three notable awards in the annual S.League Awards Night held days ago at Marina Bay Sands. Striker Atsushi Kawata was named the recipient of the prestigious "Player of The Year" award, alongside his coach Naoki Naruo who collected the "Coach of The Year" accolade and teammate Tomoki Menda was credited to have scored the "Goal of The Year". Atsushi Kawata (center) is "Player Of The Year" On top of that, the White Swans also picked up the "Fair Play" award on the same evening that, however, saw Naofumi Tanaka lost out to national midfielder M Anumanthan in the "Young Player of The Year" category. SURREAL EXPERIENCE ... Should that happen, it would be almost total domination both off and on the field as well, following the unprecedented

[Instant Reaction] Coach Simunic deserves it!

The colorful Croatian coach of DPMM - Vjeran Simunic Don't get me wrong by saying the following statement. While other have their merits on getting the nod for the nomination, but DPMM coach Vjeran Simunic is clearly one who truly deserve the accolade to be named the Coach of The Year. As what the flamboyant Croatian coach has been kept emphasizing since the start of the year, it is mammoth task for his team, who have not been playing competitive football for more than two years due to a ban imposed by FIFA, to compete against other teams in the S.League. Nonetheless, the Wasps did not show that lack of competitiveness and along the process walked away with the Starhub League Cup (which they last won in 2009 before being forced to pull out), and the late surge of form saw them pushed the league title race to the extreme. Although the Bruneians tripped at their last hurdle of the campaign, what they had shown us is the sheer determination displayed and overcome the odds

Kari's double with Albirex's triple crowns

The year's award night was held on the following evening after the last three games were completed on the previous night at Grand Copthorne with the usual gala setting for this annual get-together for the local football fraternity. The night kicked off with the awarding of the "Young Player of the Year" to Albirex Niigata (S)'s Tatsuro Inui beating the likes of Lions stars Hariss Harun and Safuwan Baharudin. This blog's entry titled "The Defining Moment from the Flank" (pictured above hold by the blogger) was among the nominees for the "Picture of the Year" that eventually went to TNP's Benjamin Seetor's "Tampines Trip Up" (P.S: Benjamin is standing behind the blogger on the left of the picture above). Upstart Safuwan (pictured above) did eventually make up for the earlier disappointment by walked away with the "People Choice" award, a honour that was decided by online voting. Having steered the White Swans t

Shahril is the toast of the town at the "Awards Night"

This year's S.League Awards Night was held at the St James Power House (a nice shift again from their traditional venue from the Mediacorp theatre). To cap his inspiring performance for his former club Home United before his departure to Indonesian League, national skipper Shahril Ishak is named as the Player of the Year, on top of the "Goal of the Year" accolade he received earlier in the evening. Coach Vorawan's daughter Parawan (pictured above right) received the award on her dad's behalf, posing for this shot with presenter Mediacorp artiste Rebecca Lim . Despite the agony of losing both league title and Singapore Cup by slim margin, Tampines Rovers' coach Vorawan Chitavanich is being awarded his third "Coach of the Year" award for his effort this season. While the first award of the night - "Young Player of the Year" was given to national midflelder Hariss Harun (pictured above while receiving the award on the stage). OTHER MAJOR AWARD

Here are the nominees .... [edited]

(Complied with information from media release by the Football Association of Singapore ) No surprise as notable performers are being nominated for the various awards at the annual S.League Awards Nite to be held at St James Power House this coming Sunday (21st November). League's top scorer Etoile FC's striker Fred Mendy's (pictured above) name is the nomination lists for both Player and Young Player of the Year awards. Having coached his team to the title on its first season, Etoile's Patrick Vallee will face stiff challenge from fellow debutante?Lee Lim Saeng of Home United, as well as former winners Richard Bok of SAFFC and Stags' Vorawan Chitavanich with dark horse Darren Stewart from Gombak United for the Coach of the Year award. Awards regular Tampines Rovers' evergreen Aleksandar Duric with another veteran Md Noor Ali of Woodlands Wellington will also be honoured on the same evening for hitting the milestone of 300 goals and 100 goals respectively in the

S.League Awards Nite 2009 - Behind the scene (my perspective)

The annual marquee event of the local football fraternity returned to Caldecott Broadcast Center after a two-year break, as all involved came together to honour the best of the best of the who and who of Singapore football. As I was tasked something else in the event, I did not watch the whole proceeding like two years at Suntec City , while hopping in and out of media at Orchard Hotel last year . SOME PICTURES FROM THE EVENT The registration counter at the entrance of the venue. The TV Theater was the main event hall of the night. A small section of the lobby outside the TV Theater turned into a makeshift media work area. Gombak United's star winger OJ Obatola claimed the first award of the night - Yeo's Young Player of the Year Award, before adding the "People's choice" award to his collection. Actress Rebecca Lim was about to make her way out, after some photo opportunity with "Assistant Referee of the Year"- Jeffrey Goh, when I snapped this... Sorry

S.League Awards Night 2008

The billboard for this year's awards night Again, was the annual awards night which was held at Orchard Hotel in the shopping district of Orchard Road. The invited guests mingled around "Is this your name?" Where I was seated... As there wasn't for me to expect anything new (in terms of programming), I decided to spend most of my time hanging out at the media room, where reporters were busy filing their stories. The media at work at the media room . SAFFC's fan club (with club chairman Simon Lee, flanked by the 987FM's Muttons) regained the fan club of the year award. "Thanks, guys.." as (from left) Jean Danker, Park Tae Won and Daren Tan posed this picture for yours truly. Park Tae Won became the eight centurion in the history of S.League after scored his 100th goal this season. Coach of the Year - Albirex's Hiroako Hiraoka, flanked by award presenters national coach Raddy Avramovic and Mediacorp star Joanne Peh . Coach Hiroaki being interviewed