Monday, May 24, 2010
The Singapore up kicks off tonight with Young Lions taking on Home United at Jalan Besar. The 12 SLeague teams are joined by four foreign invitees and the 1st round, or is it now the round of 16, is spread over eight nights.
24/05 Young Lions v Home United
25/05 Balestier Khalsa v Geylang United
26/05 South Melbourne v Gombak United
27/05 SAFFC v Bangkok Glass
28/05 Phnom Penh Crown v Etoile
29/05 Sengkang Punggol v Albirex Niigata
30/05 Tampines Rovers v Woodlands Wellington
31/05 Beijing Guoan v Kitchee
Quarter finals scheduled 27/9 - 4/10 two legs while the semi finals, also two legged are 25/10 - 29/10. The final is a one off affair 14/11.
Last year the cup was won by Geylang United who beat Bangkok Glass in the final 1-0.
Who has won the Singapore Cup?
4 - SAFFC, Home United
3 - Tampines Rovers
1 - Tanjong Pagor, Geylang United
Some interesting faces in this year's competition. As I've said before having South Melbourne is a bloody good thing while Bangkok Glass will be keen to go one better than last season's final defeat and Phnom Penh Crown, entering for the fifth time, will be looking for only their second ever win. Oh yeah and Kutchee Kutchee Kitchee. They sound like a Japanese anime character or a very bad Korean dish, not like a football team at all.
Who will win? Will we see a foreign team win for the first time, will Geylang United hold on to their trophy, will SAFFC see this as their only way into Asian club competition next year? Will I stop asking inane questions?