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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 […]

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, […]

Woodlands 0 Geylang 1 | Amos goes from hero to zero

January 6, 2011


Veteran goalkeeper Amos Boon went from hero to zero as Woodlands Welington went down to a solitary goal at home to Geylang United. The Rams signing from Hougang United kept his side in the game by keeping out a penalty from Hafiz Rahim, but then allowed a looping cross dip into goal behind himĀ ala David […]

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 […]