Browsing All posts tagged under »Malaysia national football team«

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 […]

Malaysia v Singapore: Key battles

July 27, 2011

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Defence: A number of issues here for Singapore coach Radojko Avramovic to ponder. Despite conceding three goals last Saturday, rookie keeper Izwan Mahbud’s overall performance was comforting. The more experienced Lionel Lewis looks like he will be ready to play, but the Home United keeper won’t be a hundred per cent fit. Lewis could have […]

Tigers looking forward to makan besar

July 26, 2011

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Singapore may carry the lead into the second leg of their World Cup qualifier against Malaysia. But ahead of Thursday and an anticipated full house at the 85,000 seat Bukit Jalil Stadium, it’s the Malaysians who are sounding confident. Presumably the Harimau get to eat every day, but Thursday appears to be the day they […]

Raddy-Raja wordplay

July 22, 2011

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Ahead of their World Cup qualifier on Saturday, the coaches of Singapore and Malaysia have been almost as busy providing quotes as preparing their respective teams. Here’s an account of the verbal tennis match that ensued between the Lions’ Radojko Avramovic and Malaysia’s Datuk K. Rajagobal. “(Malaysia) played rational football – not attractive but direct, […]

Singapore v Malaysia: Key battles

July 21, 2011

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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 […]

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 […]