Monday's Sport cover page showed the contrasting fortunes of two local sports.
Our netball team have consistently produced results on the world stage; they have done our country proud ("S'pore netball stands tall"). The same cannot be said for our football teams ("Tough task just became much harder").
For a sport that receives generous funding, football has time and again disappointed.
In the early days of the Malaysia Cup, football played an important role in unifying a newly independent Singapore. Today, what role does local football serve when Singaporeans are more interested in watching the English Premier League?
Is it sensible to continue funding a sport that seldom delivers? We might as well use the money to fund and further develop bowling, sailing, swimming and other sports that have delivered consistently.
Wong Pak Luen
Straits Times 17 Sep 2014