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Wishful Thinking...

I am not sure how the whole phenomena started, following the announcement of the FAS-FAM MOU at Kuala Lumpur . Seen as a mere exercise to foster better footballing tie of both countries with each side will send a team to take part in each other's domestic league as a "cornerstone" arrangement in this symbolic partnership. The next thing we saw was a huge "PR machinery" that went ahead on the mainstream media to stir the nostalgic emotions long locked in some of the fans' hearts with daily dosage of old pictures from "good ol' day" coupled with those "feel good" sentiments from those who endorsed the move to the so-called "rejoining the Malaysia Cup" as "positive move to save our football". Pages of nostalgic tales filled up the columns after the MOU was inked While on the other hand, only on the cyberspace where harshest opinions can be seen from the monitor screen condemning the move that many seen as a

[Media Information] Singapore to face China PR, Jordan and Iraq in the Third Round of the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL ™ ASIAN QUALIFIERS

{Media Information from the Football Association of Singapore } The image of the Official Emblem of 2014 World Cup is obtained from the official 2014 World Cup site SINGAPORE, 31 July 2011: Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ The Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ was held in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday 30 July 2011. Singapore, having defeated Malaysia with a 6-4 aggregate over two legs earlier this month were in Pot 4 of the Asian Qualification Zone (Third Round) along with Thailand, Indonesia, Korea DPR and Lebanon. Brazil’s legendary Zico along with rising star Lucas from Sao Paolo were on hand to conduct the ASIAN Zone draw and decide the fate of how things would unfold over in third round. As the draw took shape, Singapore was picked and grouped with China PR , Jordan and Iraq in Group A . Also in the spotlight was the intercontinental play-off draw which paired Asia’s representative with their South American counterpart while the

Sorry... I was not concentrating..

As I was filing my match report for the earlier 3rd-4th placing match between Home United and Tampines Rovers that I wasn't paying much attention during the League Cup final match between Hougang United and Albirex Niigata (Singapore). But what I did realize was Canadian winger Jordan Webb was the man of the night for the wrong reason when he came so close to end the trophy drought of the under-achievers in the dying moments of the second half of the extra time, before agonizingly saw his spot-kick saved by White Swans' keeper Yoshito Matsushita that gifted the Japanese their first ever title since joining S.League in 2003. According to one of the tweets I gathered Webb was inconsolable that he was not present at the prize presentation.  At the post match press conference, the Cheetah coach Aide Iskandar (pictured above) credited his boys' performance as "well-disciplined" which he hopes to carry forward to their remaining campaign. "Both teams starte

[Instant Reaction] Why I sometimes hate football

At the final whsitle (from TV screen) Just because it caused my irregular heart beat with the tempo of the match swing up and down. It was definitely a sign of relief to see the referee blew the final whistle to signal the end of the match amid a tense atmosphere at the 80,000 Bukit Jalil Stadium. Yet again, Hariss Harun had the game of his life following that "thumb-up" performance on Saturday at Jalan Besar with his flawless performance and combination with Fahrudin Mustafic in the middle of park that added the steel in front our backline , who were much under criticism over the last weekend's display, but redeemed themselves for a much better showing this time. Even though, the only glitch they had was ball watching that allowed Harimau's skipper of the night, Safee Sali to finish off easily after they thought the referee would have blew for a perceived infringement. But Jiayi's equalizer in the 72nd minute silenced the crowds, after he latched o

Gearing for the BIG ONE- Hariss Harun

(The entry is formulated from the transcript obtained via Integrated Marketing Solutions Group -IMSG , the PR agency of Nike Singapore ) (P.S: The copyrights of the images and video depicted in this blog entry belong to Nike, unless stated on the images itself.) With its "DRI-FIT" apparel and Tiempo Legend by Nike, Hariss is always at the top of his game His performance on the last Saturday night captivated those who were at the Jalan Besar Stadium and also the millions of those who watched the crucial World Cup Qualifier match between Singapore and Malaysia at home. Such an eye-catching display against the Harimaus by the 20 year-old Hariss Harun who stamped his authority in the midfield had prompted a single-out by various local coaches for renowned football agent Jorge Mendes, alongside with four others, who is presently scouting for players having potential playing in top European leagues . Just less than 24 hours before the two fierce rivals of South East Asia