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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 […]

The Monkey: Albirex 2 SAFFC 2

August 19, 2011

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The Monkey navigated his way past the uncles and pundits propping their feet up at the Jalan Besar Stadium to bring you these notes from the Singapore Cup quarter-finals: Albirex 2 SAFFC 2 (Albirex win 5-4 on pens). 1. SAFFC have a soft underbelly. With an experienced backline and a solid midfield core on paper, […]

Curry puffs and circuses

July 12, 2011

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Football is full of convenient fictions. You know, players and managers and their “it’s not about the money”. FIFA and their “For the good of the game”. One narrative that the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will be trying to spin over the next few weeks is that the Singapore Lions’ entry into the Malaysian […]

For club and country

July 1, 2011

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In this modern football age, club versus country tussles for the use of players are a fact of life. In Singapore however, these conflicts take on a twist. Here it’s league versus country as the national interest goes up against the S.League’s integrity. If that sounds a little contradictory, it’s because these issues are as […]