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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 […]

Gombak 1 Tampines 4 | Bulls floored by late strikes

January 23, 2011


On paper, this looks like a bad defeat for Gombak. Of course, getting beaten by three clear goals at home is never a good thing, but as it sometimes is in pre-season, the result was not a fair reflection of what in essence was an even game for two teams with fairly settled squads. Gombak […]

SAFFC 1 Johor FC 2 | Warriors bogged

January 16, 2011


I actually arrived almost half an hour late for this game, and by then the scores were already 1-1. Despite missing two goals, I did catch the winner – a stunning 25-meter shot by one of the Johor FC midfielders – just before half-time. And despite not seeing any other goals in the second half, […]

SAFFC 3 Sabah FA 2 | Positives for Bok as Warriors complete memorable comeback

December 21, 2010


I did a double-take when I read SAFFC coach Richard Bok’s comments before the friendly against Malaysian side Sabah FA. On the Warriors’ website, he had said new signing Bah Mamadou “should form a good understanding with Daniel Hammond and Daniel Bennett in a likely back-three”. Back three? Would Bok actually kick aside his traditional […]

S’pore 4 Laos 0 | Lions flat despite goals

November 30, 2010


On the surface, a 4-0 win in the final tune-up before the Suzuki Cup should do just fine for Singapore. But look a little deeper, and perhaps there is cause for concern. First, the opponents were Laos. And it wasn’t even the Laos we hammered 11-0 in 2007. This Laos side featured a clutch of […]