Amidst the farce surrounding Singapore football – from the lack of coordination within the S.League to the delay of proper elections for the country’s Football Association (FAS) – one sliver of good news has emerged, due to the efforts of an unlikely source. Extensively covered already, Singapore vice-captain Hariss Harun has moved to the Spanish third division on a season-long loan deal with CE L’Hospitalet (or … Continue reading 3 points as Hariss (finally) moves to Europe
As previously touched upon, Singapore’s talent pool is split into two pretty extreme categories – the high-performance, premier players and the inconsistent bunch who can’t seem to fulfil their potential. How can Sundram bring these players together and actually make a worthy enough impact in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup? How can Sundram prove he is the man to take Singapore forward? Go for a … Continue reading How can Sundram make an impact at the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup?
Expectations are at its lowest as Singapore head into this year’s AFF Suzuki Cup. After last year’s brilliant start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup second round qualifying campaign – that miracle point in Japan the standout highlight – proved a false dawn, with back-to-back losses to Syria and amazingly Afghanistan at the end of that very same group stage, Singapore started 2016 with two … Continue reading What’s wrong with Singapore’s national team?
Singapore’s AFC Cup representatives Tampines Rovers and Balestier Khalsa are having a decent run in the group stages so far, with the former faring a little better than the 2015 League Cup runners-up. It’s great for Singapore football to have two representatives in continental competitions, exposing local talent to top level football in Asia’s second tier tournament, behind the AFC Champions League. Having the likes of Jermaine … Continue reading Why are AFC Cup games staged at Jalan Besar?
Well, the dust has settled on Jermaine Pennant’s arrival into Singapore football. Having sealed his spanking one year S$40k-a-month contract with Tampines Rovers, all eyes will now turn to the impact Pennant will have for The Stags and the local league as a whole. Pennant has managed to attract such media coverage for football never before seen on this cosmopolitan island city. The (almost over-) … Continue reading How can this former Premier League star succeed in Singapore?
As the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) LionsXII dream comes to an end with their removal from the Malaysia football scene and their subsequent dissolution, the entire local football fraternity’s attention will now turn to the enigma that is the S.League. Two main issues plaguing the local league are the standard of football and the ability to sustain high enough ‘live’ attendances for games. In a … Continue reading How To Reinvigorate Our Local League
With the failure to qualify for the next round of FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying, Singapore is left with the consolation of getting one step closer to qualifying for another elusive tournament, the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. What to make after that, though? Regardless of eventual qualification success or failure for the Asian Cup, the Football Association of Singapore has to look ahead and ditch … Continue reading Fandi & Sundram: Local Legends as Joint-Managers for Singapore?
Singapore has done well so far in Group E, averaging two points a game and sitting pretty in third. Bernd Stange’s side has definitely met the minimum expectations, so far gaining full points against the two lower-ranked two countries in the group – Cambodia and Afghanistan. Add a wholly unexpected draw against Japan in Saitama and an unfortunate defeat away against Syria, as it stands, … Continue reading How can Singapore get through to the next stage of World Cup qualifying?
A pretty good start to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup continued with a fortunate home victory against Afghanistan. The Lions will hope to do the double over Cambodia, having already beaten the Cambodians 4-0 in the away fixture. Related Articles: How To Raise The Standard How To Improve The S-League Singapore will be realistically aiming to beat Syria to the runners-up spot – with Japan … Continue reading Is this Singapore’s best line-up right now?
The 2015 Malaysia Super League (MSL) has drawn to a close, with the LionsXII ending the season in 7th. The team from Singapore has qualified for the post-season Malaysia Cup, but will be unseeded. Much talk has surrounded around Safuwan Baharudin and Izwan Mahbud this season, but these three breakthrough stars should be commended on their contributions this season and will be as key to … Continue reading LionsXII’s Breakthrough Players of 2015