Jonathan's (facing camera) equalizer set the pace for Wolves's win
With goals from former S.League players Jonathan Xu and Guntur Djafril in each half coupled the late strike by Haziq Sudhir that hammered the last nail to the coffin, NFL Division Two side Admiralty FC secured the last ticket to the Starhub League Cup by staging an upset over Singapore Recreation Club (SRC) of Division One with 3-1 scoreline at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
Tanjong Pagar United reaffirmed its claim as the "surprise package" of the season with their comeback victory against Hougang United after the "Battle of Cats" saw the Queenstown outfit defeated their counterparts 3-2 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
Coupled Tampines Rover's loss a day earlier in Vietnam, the 2-0 defeat suffered in the hands of Sumatran club Semen Padang by defending Singapore Cup holders Warriors in the AFC Cup Group E fixture had confirmed the exit of both Singapore clubs from the continental second-tier club tournament.
Having listened to what Warriors coach V Selvaraj said after his side's 1-0 win over the under-strength Churchill Brothers of India in this do-or-die AFC Cup decider, I was wondering if I was at the same game as he was at Jalan Besar.
Yes, the fact was that I tweeted before the game that the ball was at the eighth-time S.
Honestly speaking this hastily-arranged fixture came as a surprise to me when I was told the
"Uniform Duo" (SAFFC and Home United)be playing against each other at Jalan Besar on the New Year's
John Wilkinson (left) skippered Protectors against his old clubAfter all, not all the teams have
started their pre-season training and let alone if DPMM's status is officially confirmed despite
the earlier report on Asean Football Federation website (AFF).
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Falcao is expected to be in town next month (credit: event's FB page)
It is an initiative by the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) to raise fund to help financially challenged kids with good sporting potentials to fulfill their dreams that will see La Liga powerhouses Atlético Madrid in town next month to showcase some of those Spanish flairs that captivated football fans around the world, ever since the fever pitch hit a high worldwide when Spain won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
For a team that prided itself for producing many wonderful players throughout these year, one shall not fault Sporting Lisbon U19 coach Abel Ferreira for showing that kind of confidence during the post match press conference following his side's 2-1 win over their more popular opponents Liverpool.
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Weeks of building up leading to the inaugural Nex Lions Cup must have whet the appetite of football fans.
With the array of talents to be showcased over this coming weekend, local fans are expected to see many of the up-and-coming European footballers pipped alongside with some of the finest Singapore youth players.
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IMSG, the PR agency of Nike Singapore)
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Since the launch of "The Chance" (Singapore) - the global footballing talent search by Nike back in
March by Lions XII coach V Sundramoorthy at Meridian Junior College, more than a few hundred
hopefuls had staked their claim to be among the top five players to represent the Republic in the
regional final to be held in Jakarta later this month.
Tampines Rovers retained the title on another tense ending
Seriously, if we look back at the precedents that led to this situation at Jalan Besar Stadium this evening, it wasn't meant to be in this manner.
Couple of messing up here and there by Tampines Rovers, the defending champions landed themselves to this inevitable plight against an impressive makeshift Harimau Muda, who were crippled with a number of notable absentees.
So it was perfect farewell gift for departing SAFFC coach, Richard Bok, as the Warriors ended their trophy drought since 2009 with the clinching of the RHB Singapore Cup at the expenses of title challengers, Tampines Rovers at the Jalan Besar Stadium with a 2-1 scoreline.
Not quite the mini-Manila crowds as what we seen last year, but the vocal support for the "hosts" Loyola Meralco Sparks by the expatriate Filipinos was clearly in evidence at the Jalan Besar Stadium in this second leg fixture of the "Final Four" series between them and Tampines Rovers in the RHB Singapore Cup tournament.
Ahmad Fahmie's second half effort "Kena Tiang" (hit the upright)To Tampines Rovers, Kitchee SC of
Hong Kong had proven to be a tough proposition with their Catalan-inspired style of play in both's
second meetup in the AFC Cup Group F preliminaries.
The swift passing with the movement on and off the ball by the current Hong Kong Division One
table-toppers had definitely placed them on a much favourable position to break the deadlock in the
first half, if not for the heroics of Croatian custodian Sasa Dreven on several occasions.
Tampines Rovers' continental campaign is in danger of not having themselves crossing the AFC Cup
group stages for the first time since their participation with 1-0 defeat to Malaysian club side
Terengganu FA at JBS.
A horrific start to the game when Tampines's' custodian Sasa Dreven and defender Benoit Croissant
gifted Terengganu FA's Joseph Kalang Tie a perfect gift when the duo's miscommunication resulted an
one-nil lead in less than five from the kick-off.
Where has the filling gone for Home United "sandwich" ??"Two pieces of toasts without fillings in
the middle" as what it sums up Home United performance in their season curtain-raiser against
defending S.League champions Tampines Rovers in the Charity Shield match at JBS.
The void left by Valery Hiek was clearly illustrated in the goal conceded in less than five minute
how the once stout brick-like Protectors' defense was fully exploited by Stags' new signing Davor
Piskor with not follow up from Lionel Lewis' narrowing of angle from near distance.
Tomorrow sees the Singapore Cup Final taking place at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Home United will
look to complete the first leg of a domestic double when they take on League Cup winners Albirex
Last year's affair saw Bangkok Glass defeat Tampines Rovers 1-0 (programme cover left) while I got
shitfaced in an infamous bar district with persons unknown and returned home with just a toy bus
for my son.
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Former Lion Rafi Ali (with cap) is instrumental behind the success of the junior StagsSINGAPORE,
27 October 2011: Tampines Rover Prime League side overcame a resolute Singapore Recreation Club
8-7 on penalties to win their third Singapore Pools FA Cup.
Coach Raddy is aiming his hat-trick of Asean supremacy
One would have felt that coach Raddy Avramovic is vindicated after taking a 3-1 advantage over hot favourites Thailand in the AFF Suzuki Cup final first-leg match (at least for now with the second leg is due this coming weekend).
Wisma FAM at Kelena JayaNo one would expect a country's football association to be located within a
residential district, but it is where the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) housed their
headquarters at in Kelena Jaya, a suburb of Petaling Jaya (commonly known as PJ to the local) which
located next to the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.
Agu (left) was isolated upfrontThe decision to field the entire national team with the Lions XII
may not go down too well with some quarters of the fans who many felt players in the S.League are
being overlooked by coach Raddy in this friendly fixture against Malaysia.
It was thought to be game over when Malaysians scored their secondWith a depleted strikeforce that
saw Agu Casmir upfront as the solo man, the Lions were literally struggled to break down the
resilient Harimau's defence for large part of the first half, except for a few sporadic chances
that were well defused at the nick of time and only to concede the lead to the visitors when
Azamuddin Akil scored before the interval.
Picture tells a THOUSAND words....Decent first half defensive display by the Lions until the sucker
punch that came in the 42nd minute to see the well placed grounder by Yu Hai (pictured below
foreground) to give the Chinese the headstart before end of the first period.
As what they always said in football that conceding a goal at this juncture of any game would have
a psychological demoralizing effect on team that conceded that goal.
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2011 Sultan of Selangor Cup - (Match Day and Balik Kampong)
Malay rock legend Amy Search (pictured above) wowed the 65,000 at the Shah Alam Stadium in this
annual event initiated by the Sultan of Selangor with motive in fostering relationship between
Singapore and Selangor whom both shared an unique rivalry in the Malayan football history.
The Football Association of Singapore is pleased to announce the ticketing details for the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup 2012, Semi-Final match (2nd Leg) between Singapore and Philippines, scheduled to be played at Jalan Besar Stadium on 12 December 2012, 8pm.
Singapore topped Group B on goal difference after they secured wins over Malaysia (3-0) and Laos (4-3) and will now look forward to meeting Philippines in the semi-finals which will be played in a Home and Away format.
There has to be a reason why the Malaysia national team is doing so well these days. Could it be
the regular exposure they get at international level perchance?
And next month they are pencilled in for a trip to Indonesia to take on the hosts as well as
Everton and Galatasary. Oh, and some of their players will also be playing Arsenal, Manchester City
and Queens Park Rangers.
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SINGAPORE, 30 JULY 2012: The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) held its 30th Annual
General Meeting this evening at the Jalan Besar Stadium with the Council members, sponsors, club
representatives and members of the media in attendance.
Today's the day football gets rediscovered in Singapore with the Daftly Named LionsX11 hosting
Kelantan at the Jalan Besar Stadium and all 7,500 tickets sold out.
One round of SLeague games, six games, would never have accumulated that many fans yet they come
crawling out the woodwork for this game.
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Much had been said about the revitalizing of the local football scene with talks of plans, ideas,
etc. that kept coming from the pipeline which finally saw the first LEGO block laid in the
foundation for such rebuilding.
14/5 Singapore Armed Forces FC vs Balestier Khalsa (Choa Chu Kang Stadium)
15/5 Albirex Niigata vs Yotha FC (Laos) (Jurong East Stadium)
16/5 Tampines Rovers vs Phnom Penh Crown FC (Cambodia) (Clementi Stadium)
17/5 2012 DPMM FC (Brunei Darussalam) vs Home United (Yishun Stadium)
18/5 Loyola Meraclo Sparks FC (Philipiines) vs Geylang United (Jalan Besar Stadium)
19/5 KBZ FC (Myanmar) vs Woodlands Wellington (Jalan Besar Stadium)
20/5 Gombak United vs Harimau Muda B (Malaysia) (Jurong West Stadium)
21/5 Tanjong Pagar United vs Hougang United (Queenstown Stadium)
A disappointing evening for SLeague champions Tampines Rovers as they bowed out of the AFC Cup at
the Jalan Besar Stadium, drawing 0-0 with Hong Kong side Kitchee.With one game remaining, away to
Vietnamese side Song Lam Nghe An, Tampines have just five points from their five group games and a
single win; admittedly a surprising one away to Malaysian side Terengganu.
HUFC's skipper Shi Jiayi hoisted the CupIt was indeed a hard fought triumph for Home United who
with the win over Albirex Niigata (Singapore) had claimed the accolade being the most successful
Singapore Cup side with their fifth record win.
Cautious play from both sides dominated much of the play with Albirex stroking the ball around the
park with possessive tactics that failed to shackle the rock solid defence line of Rosman Sulaiman,
Kenji Arai and man-of-the-match, Valery Hiek.
LionsX11 managed to turn around a 2-1 deficit in their opening Malaysia Cup tie away to Pahang to win 2-0 on the night at the Jalan Besar Stadium. last night.
After their tepid 0-0 at home to Johor FC which had boos echoing round the stadium, the fans got behind the team last night in the right way as goals in each half from former Persib and Home United striker Shahril Ishak booked their passage in their debut season.
SINGAPORE - Just three months after two Malaysian Super League (MSL) matches involving the LionsXII
were reportedly red-flagged by world football governing body FIFA for suspected match fixing, yet
another fixture involving the Singapore side has come under the microscope.
Sources revealed that four men - two Malaysians, a Singaporean, and MSL referee Shukri Nor - have
been taken into custody by the Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau (CPIB) here and could be
charged as early as today, for attempting to fix Tuesday's MSL encounter at the Jalan Besar Stadium
between the LionsXII and Sarawak, which the Singapore side won 3-0.
It's not fair to tag him now with either one of the two colonial characters whom I opined the new
S.League CEO would be and define the direction the league is heading to under his leadership.
The announcement of former ex-SAFFC chairman Lim Chin came as no surprise with talks of the former
Chief of Artillery being named as the man on the hot seat following several news reports of him
suggested he would.