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Lions reform chases only red herrings

November 17, 2011

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In football, the road paved with failure more often than not ends up with a few lambs sacrificed on the altar of public opinion. For Singapore, point-less and having scored only one goal in five in the World Cup qualifiers ahead of a dead rubber tie in Arbil, the shout has gone out: heads must […]

Lions send friendly SOS

September 30, 2011

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Like old friends, old rivals are always around when you need them the most. That sentiment may well be on the mind of Singapore coach Radojko Avramovic as he takes his Lions north for the Sultan of Selangor’s (SOS) Cup on Saturday. Ahead of the win-or-you’re-out World Cup qualifier against Jordan on October 11, the […]

Transfer reality beckons for clubs

September 19, 2011

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Clubs in the S.League are more or less paralysed, according to Hougang United coach Aide Iskandar, as long as the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) does not make clear its plans for the Malaysian Super League (MSL) and Malaysia Cup next year. Aide, the holder of a Malaysia Cup medal from the last time Singapore […]

Awayday blues

August 29, 2011

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Ahead of Singapore’s higher Chinese test in Kunming, style mesti ada takes a look at the Lions’ away record over the last decade – and the need for the Football Association of Singapore to get out their addressbooks. Between January 2001 and August 2011, the Lions played 66 international matches on foreign soil, spanning two […]

Independence days, part II

August 24, 2011

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Going into the 1965 South-East Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games, the mood in the Singapore camp was clearly one of confidence. “Beautiful soccer” was the verdict of acting Singapore Amateur Football Association (SAFA) president Kee Yew Leng after a 1-0 friendly win over Johor in November. Musing over the depth of the squad, Kee was of […]

Independence days, part I

August 19, 2011

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In August 1965, the air around Jalan Besar Stadium was thick with the scent of uprising. The month had already brought momentous events – a Malaya Cup triumph and national independence within the fortnight. In the days following independence however, Singapore football seemed determined to prove the truth of the maxim ‘divided we fall’. At […]

NS and the national footballer

August 5, 2011

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In the bowels of the cavernous National Stadium at Bukit Jalil, in the afterglow of the 1-1 draw with Malaysia that took Singapore into the third round of World Cup qualifiers, Radojko Avramovic was asked if the aggregate 6-4 victory would spark an upturn in the country’s footballing fortunes. Earlier he had loosed a spontaneous […]