Browsing All posts tagged under »Hariss Harun«

Taking a bite out of the Group of Death

October 20, 2011


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 […]

A time of transition

October 12, 2011


After Tuesday’s chastening at the hands of Jordan, Singapore’s feet will not be landing on the elevated stage of Round 4 of the World Cup qualifiers, barring a footballing miracle. With no major tournaments left this year for the senior national team, it’s time for national coach Radojko Avramovic and the Lions management to ponder […]

The Monkey: Singapore 2 Philippines 0

October 8, 2011


The Monkey braved the one-night transformation of Jalan Besar Stadium into Lucky Plaza to bring you these notes from Friday’s international friendly between the Lions, preparing for next Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Jordan, and the Azkals of the Philippines. 1. Worrying portents for the Lions… To Singapore coach Radojko Avramovic, the high-pitched screams that […]

The Monkey: China 2 Singapore 1

September 3, 2011


The Monkey’s eyes lit on Channel 5, not to watch a Manchester United reserve match but to catch the Lions in their World Cup qualifier against China at the Tuodong Stadium in Kunming. Here’s the verdict: 1. China scores an own goal. By hosting this match in the high altitude of Kunming, the China Football […]

The Monkey: Thailand 0 Singapore 0

August 25, 2011


The Monkey hopped onto an internet stream to catch Thailand and Singapore play out a 0-0 draw at the Rajamangala Stadium. Here are the notes he scribbled: 1. A draw was a fair result. Singapore had a legitimate goal wrongly ruled out for offside in the 55th minute. Shi Jiayi’s sweet ball split the Thai […]

NS and the national footballer

August 5, 2011


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 […]

Singapore v Malaysia: Key battles

July 21, 2011


Defence: Singapore keeper Lionel Lewis looks to be recovering well from an adductor muscle tear. But Lions coach Radojko Avramovic may consider that Malaysia’s star forward Safee Sali likes to play off the shoulder of the last defender, and his pace could fashion one on one chances. Izwan Mahbud’s international experience pales in comparison to […]