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Taking a bite out of the Group of Death

October 20, 2011

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Two weeks ago, the news that the Young Lions have landed in the ‘Group of Death’ at the SEA Games might well have been greeted with naked dread. After all, they had gone nine games without a win in the S.League, the availability of key players for the Games was up in the air and […]

Gloom at the NFA

September 15, 2011

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‘Rage, rage against the dying of the light.’ Will the Lions’ 6-4 aggregate win over Malaysia in July’s World Cup qualifier prove to be a desperate, final flourish – the closing of Singapore’s dominant chapter in the Causeway rivalry? Given that Radojko Avramovic’s men had the better of the Malaysians at both Jalan Besar and […]

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 […]

‘Sweet child, where do we go now?’

June 28, 2011

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They’ve squeezed their faces into the team photos and the credit’s in the bag. Now that the Lion City Cup is over and there aren’t any fans left to wave to, will the top brass of the Football Association of Singapore do right by the U15 and U16 boys? Or will it be the old […]

Cubs get by on heart

June 26, 2011

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Throughout this Lion City Cup, Hazim Faiz Hassan has been operating on heart. Operating on that extra bit of determination that gets him ahead of his marker. That resolve which gets him in on a defender’s blind side. That desire that turns a half-chance into a goal. Lacking the guile of Hanafi Akbar or Muhaimin […]