Browsing All posts tagged under »Choo Seng Quee«

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 […]

WCQ ’77: Singapore 1 Malaysia 0

July 19, 2011

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The Malaysians called it a robbery, a referee-induced dismantling of a national project. A time when one of the best Malaysia teams in history, with legendary names like Mokhtar Dahari, Santokh Singh, Soh Chin Aun and ‘Spider’ Arumugam at their prime, had the nation dreaming of Argentina and the World Cup but found themselves grounded […]

Lions in the Tigers’ den

July 15, 2011

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Singapore and Malaysia renew rivalries in a two-legged World Cup qualifier on July 23 and 28. Over the coming weeks style mesti ada looks forward to the Causeway Clasico by looking backwards at some of the history behind this derby. We start with a look at how two Singapore legends shaped the fortunes of the […]

‘You’re in then you’re out’ – Singapore & the Malaysia Cup

July 13, 2011

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“Cause you’re hot then you’re cold/You’re yes then you’re no/You’re in then you’re out…We fight, we break up/We kiss, we make up” It’s doubtful that Katy Perry was talking about Singapore and the Malaysia Cup in her 2008 single Hot N Cold. But she might as well have been. style mesti ada takes a look […]