Tag Archives: S-league

AFTER TERRIBLE START, HOME UNITED FINALLY SHOW GLIMPSES OF CHAMPIONSHIP FORM

They were one of the title contenders pre-season, but endured a terrible start when they went winless in their first four games and dropped 10 points in the process, effectively killing their title hopes before they could even start to dream. But once they got into the groove, once they kickstarted their campaign with their first win, a 4-1 cakewalk over Garena Young Lions despite conceding the opener, they are now one of the form teams outside of the seemingly unstoppable league leaders Albirex Niigata.

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STAR PERFORMING PLAYERS IN THE S-LEAGUE SO FAR

It has been an intriguing S.League season so far, full of thrills, spills and lots of surprises in the first out of three rounds of competition. Nouveau riche Tampines Rovers did not have it all their way while strugglers Hougang United have sprung to number two. After Round One, we have compiled for you a list of the best performers so far, and interestingly, none of the local players featured here were selected in the last national team call-up.

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S-LEAGUE: ALBIREX KNOCKS HOUGANG OFF THE TOP

It was a homecoming of sorts as Albirex Niigata returned to a new synthetic turf at the Jurong East Stadium for their first home game of the season. And boy, did the White Swans prove that they are the real deal both off and on the pitch with a comprehensive 2-0 victory over pretenders Hougang United who fell off the S.League summit into second place. Into their 13th season, Albirex have now established themselves as a model of professionalism and it is easy to see why. It is hopefully also not that difficult for the local S.League teams to follow suit.

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ALEKSANDAR DURIC’S LETTER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH SINGAPORE

While my club career was important to me, my proudest and biggest moment was when I received my Singapore citizenship in October 2007 and was called up by Coach Raddy for the national team at the age of 37. I would score both goals in my first game against Tajikistan in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier on my debut. It still sends shivers down my spine when I talk about it now.

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INSENSITIVE HOME UNITED FC SACKED MALAY MUSLIM PLAYER BEFORE HARI RAYA

This concerns former Lions XII and national defender, Sevki Sha'ban, who represented Home United FC since last year. He was unceremoniously dismissed over week ago without any compensation. What's troubling is the dismissal coincides with the Ramadan period and the upcoming Hari Raya Puasa. As a Malay-Muslim, this is the biggest festival of the year. What's even worse is that he was dismissed without any form of compensation.

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