Balestier 0 Courts Young Lions 0 | Tigers lack killer instinct

March 1, 2011


Balestier Khalsa had to settle for a point after they failed to find the back of the net against the Courts Young Lions (CYL). The Tigers were the slight favourites heading into the game, having held a couple of big guns – Etoile and Home United – to gritty draws in their last two games. […]

Home 3 Gombak 0 | Protectors improve but still not entirely convincing

February 25, 2011


Home United recorded a 3-0 victory in their first game at the Bishan Stadium since 2008. The title favourites put out an improved performance compared to their frustrating 1-1 draw with Balestier Khalsa last week, but were still not entirely convincing. Two of the three goals were scored from the penalty spot, and both came […]

Posted in: Gombak, Home United, S.League

Gombak 1 Tampines 1 | Another favourite stifled by the 4-1-4-1

February 19, 2011


Just three days after Balestier held Home United to 1-1 draw at Toa Payoh with a fluid 4-1-4-1 set-up, another S.League title contender – Tampines Rovers – was frustrated by a similar set-up at Gombak United. But while Home dominated possession and Balestier needed a super performance from Paul Cunningham in defence, Tampines struggled to […]

Posted in: Gombak, S.League, Tampines

Balestier 1 Home 1 | Favourites Home frustrated by well-drilled Balestier

February 16, 2011


Balestier Khalsa pulled off the first real upset of the 2011 S.League season when they held Home United – tipped by punters and fans to be the champions this year – to a 1-1 draw at the Toa Payoh Stadium. While Home had most of the possession and looked enthusiastic to get the ball in […]

Etoile 1 Tampines 2 | ‘Super Sub’ Steven shows tactical nous in curtain-raiser win

February 11, 2011


The S.League Charity Shield 2011 was intriguing because of two reasons. First, it was the first ever game on Singapore soil (well astroturf, actually) for the new-look defending league champions Etoile, comprised of almost entirely different players from the ones that lifted the trophy last November. Second, it was the competitive debut of Tampines’ new […]

Albirex 2 Hougang 3 | Cheetahs’ pace edges them past White Swans

February 8, 2011


This game between Albirex Niigata and Hougang United might have been seen as just another pre-season friendly. Only it wasn’t. It was a matchup between two teams with arguably the best attacks in warmup matches for the 2011 S.League season. Albirex have impressed with their incisive play, hitting bucketloads of goals against the NFA U18 […]

Posted in: Albirex, Hougang, Pre-Season

S’pore U23s 0 M’sia U23s 2 | 4-1-4-1 beats 4-2-3-1

January 27, 2011


This entry might be a little dated, but what the heck. On Monday evening, the Singapore Olympic Team hosted their Malaysian counterparts in a friendly at Jalan Besar, and lost 2-0. Despite having two “100 per cent” chances – as their coach Raddy Avramovic said after the game – in the opening 15 minutes, Singapore […]

Posted in: Friendly, Lions, Under 23s