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

January 27, 2011

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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 […]

FAS’s vision for the 4-2-3-1; Will the ‘one formation fits all’ mantra work?

January 20, 2011

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More than 40 members of the media converged upon FAS’s office at Tyrwhitt Rd on Wednesday for a press conference. FORTY. And they didn’t even know what they were even there for. All they knew was that FAS president Zainudin Nordin, the sec-gen Winston Lee and Lions coach Raddy Avramovic would be there. Contrast this to […]

The 2010 Suzuki Cup fallout | What’s next in terms of tactics & selection?

December 12, 2010

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In the aftermath of Singapore’s group-stage elimination at the Suzuki Cup, many questions have been raised. Should coach Raddy Avramovic go? Tactically, is this the time to adopt the 4-2-3-1 system “identified” by FAS technical director Slobodan Pavkovic in April as the way to go for Singapore football, from youth teams up to the senior […]

S’pore 0 Vietnam 1 | Lack of pace, fluidity, costs Lions

December 9, 2010

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For the second AFF Suzuki Cup tournament running, a solitary goal by Vietnam was all it took to send Singapore out of the tournament. But while the Lions were unfortunate not to find the back of the net in the second leg of the 2008 semi-final at Kallang after dominating, they were second best at […]

S’pore 2 Myanmar 1 | Let defenders defend, attackers attack

December 6, 2010

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Is this the game that helps Singapore coach Radojko Avramovic see the virtues of playing his attacking players in their best positions? One should hope so. He hauled off his favourite hatchetman-cum-goalscorer Noh Alam Shah and winger Ridhuan Muhd at half-time and introduced attackers Agu Casmir and Khairul Amri in their place. Agu on paper […]

S’pore 1 Philippines 1 | Wasteful Lions

December 3, 2010

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While I pointed out in my preview of this game that Singapore should look to penetrate the Philippines’ defence down the flanks, it was immediately apparent from the kickoff that the Lions would not be doing that. In what was Singapore’s first forward pass, rightback Noh Rahman launched a 40m ball towards the head of […]

S’pore v Philippines | Preview

December 2, 2010

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The Lions kick off their Suzuki Cup campaign against the Philippines at the My Dinh Stadium today, and are expected to canter through the game. Although it is good to exercise caution – as Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic will likely do – this game is pretty much in the bag for the Lions. But how […]