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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 […]

‘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 […]

The Lion City Cup and Fandi’s shadow

June 25, 2011

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His hands held aloft the Lion City Cup more than 30 years ago. For would-be inheritors of Fandi Ahmad’s throne however, his shadow still holds sway over this tournament. Fandi will always be associated with the Lion City Cup – after all, his was the name on the lips of 30,000 fans at the National […]