Thursday, December 30, 2010

A break...

Sorry, everybody. I am kind of busy with soccer training, badminton training and preparation for the return of the terror(school) so I will not be able to make post nowadays, i promise to be back once i am settled. I should be back around 15 Jan or so. Thanks! :)

-Cheers! Support S-League, Support Lions, cause if you don't, who will?-

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stags in yellow, gives Aliff a yellow ribbon.

Yes! This have been the news that the Stag's fans have been waiting for! Aliff Shafaein's sentence.

The captain of the Stags, Aliff, has been sentence to jail for 48 days with a heavy fine of $10,500. He will be back with the stags with a promise never to break the law again.

Lets all hope that Aliff will learn from this mistake and play better football when he is back.

Aliff should only be back during the mid season or maybe 2 months after the league starts as he would not be able to join the pre-season training and also time is needed for him to get back his fitness, before he is up and ready for the game again.


P.S. I am sorry for such a short post as I do not have the full report. I will try looking for it and edit this post if possible.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A contract for answer, Raddy? [Edited]

TNP Noon 20/12/2010
Perhaps the Raddy's Quote of the Decade - "It's their problem. I don't have a contract with the newspapers of anyone else. I have a contract with the federation."

A reply back to you Raddy, neither do any fans in Singapore have a contract with you!

We as fans could have been enjoying games, out with friends or overseas during the "Hanoi Horror Show". But we didn't. We stood by every match of yours(or at least I did). However, we were rewarded with matches that showed at least 70 mins of poor performance, we stood through it believing Singapore would go through, but they didn't

After such poor performnce, we did not hear any apologies from your part(or maybe I missed it). We need an answer from you. You are the coach! You make the decision. You don't just come to us and say that you do not have any contract with us and there was no need to answer us.

Do you guys remember about the airport interview of the player?

Defenders were saying that if the striker do not take their chance and not score, there was nothing they could do.

Attackers were saying that the defenders were not strong enough at the back.

*it was something like that, i couldn't find the original paper. sorry.

Blaming other department for being weak and not themselves. Except for Duric, he did not blame anyone and even apologise despite scoring twice to save Singapore.

What about Raddy? We never heard from him! We never got answers we wanted.

  1. Why did the lions performed so badly? 
  2. Why wasn't Singapore able to show the weakness of the Filipinos despite having the chance to watch their play during the qualifier?
  3. Did the Indonesia league really affected the players?
  4. Did Raddy make a trip down to Indonesia to look at his players before the selections? 
  5. Finally, Is he leaving?

Whether if he is leaving or not? He should at least drop some hint of the answer in his heart. Don't just leave the fans dangling in the mid air not knowing what to do, and wondering how is Singapore Soccer going to survive after this pathetic campaign!

However, as fans, we have no power to demand anything from him. After all, fans are still fans, we have no power to make decision on behalf for Raddy or the FA. Instead, we should support their decision and not criticise on it after it is made.
If the decision proved to be right in the future, as fans, we should cheer and celebrate, if not, we should learn to accept it, and hope for a better change.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

When Enough is Enough, you need to learn to use an axe.

Strait Times Saturday 18/12/2010
Finally, the former lions have spoken. A point that they have made- drop the players that have broken the rules. This maybe a little harsh, but if this is needed why not?

It is hard to say that no team is this world has no disciplinary problems, but it is how the team handle it. By imposing a fine of a few hundreds dollar does not solve the problem. There is a saying that "a problem that can be solved by money, is not a problem". Then how useful would the fine be?

If the player doesn't learn, by dropping that player, at least the team learns. Being a footballer at national level, you are a role model to every soccer player in that country. Even in Singapore, national players have their fans, they have younger players looking up at them. Though the number may be small, it is still a number.

But, we are all humans. Which man dares to say he never makes mistake? Who in this world has never done anything wrong? Making mistake is not the worst mistake, but not learning from your mistake, it would be the biggest mistake made. There is no one perfect in this world, but it is how close to perfect can you be.

I hope that the players would learn from their mistake, grow up and never make the same mistake again. If they do, I guess they do not deserve any sympathy from us... And I believe that no fans would disagree to the dropping of players, even if they are star players.

---Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn
---Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.” Roy L. Smith

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Time For Raddy to Leave?

If you have read the newspaper today, you would see this interview of Ahmad Latiff.
Yes! He, being the "Bad Boy", commented on the selection of players by Raddy and questions his usage of players.

I was never a big fan of Raddy's tactics, selections and usage of players. But, I am a fan of his achievement though. Having won 2 AFF cup, brought Singapore to the 3rd round of world cup qualifier and perhaps the longest staying coach of Singapore, he is certainly one that has shown incredible results.

However, those great achievement have passed. Singapore couldn't even show their power in the region. Has the lions turned into kittens? Or is it really time for a change? (FAS is still backing on him and keen on keeping him as coach.) Personally, I have no problems with him still keeping his job, if he could show some results next year. If not, off he goes.

Whether this year's disaster at the AFF was his fault, as fans we should not comment much on it. In fact, it was how the players played! They were not concentrating, sloppy in passes and weak in defence.

About Ahmad Latiff and Raddy's grudge, i have no knowledge about it, since it happened in 2006(when i was just 10), I wish someone could enlighten me about it through formspring(the link is at the bottom right corner) before i comment about it.