Browsing All posts tagged under »football association of singapore«

Lions reform chases only red herrings

November 17, 2011

2

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

0

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 […]

style mesti ada museum: #4

September 25, 2011

0

#4: FAS coaching course booklet and application form from 1977. The courses, of which there were 17 that year, were conducted by the Football Association of Singapore’s director of coaching Trevor Hartley. A former West Ham player, Hartley had managed English lower division side Bournemouth before arriving in Singapore in 1977.¬†Aside from setting up the […]

NS and the national footballer

August 5, 2011

4

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 […]

Curry puffs and circuses

July 12, 2011

4

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 […]