Friday, May 20, 2011


Another Exciting Evening In The SLeague

For so long Sengkang Punggol were a laughing stock in the SLeague. If they dropped much further down the league table, nobody ever once said, they would end up in the Batam Regional League. Sengkang Punggol players couldn't score in Lorong 8 or Joo Chiat the mockers mocked. The guys behind the now extinct Fish Out Of Water blog produced more than their heroes ever did.

Not anymore. Rebranded with a new kit, new colours and a new badge as well as a new name, not really sure why they don't count as a new team but there you go, they have become a comfortably dull mid table team. Hell, in Jordan Webb they even have one of the top scorers in the league! Heady days indeed.

For those fans who recall the days of the piss taking last night at the Hougang Stadium must have been oh so sweet. The league leaders, unbeaten Tampines Rovers, breezed into town. Tampines with their team of all starts, Duric, Latiff, Nakamura, Qiu Li, Hasan. They had swept aside all before them, surely Hougang were the next team to roll over and day in front of the Stags juggernaut?

Well, no, actually. Hougang United are now nicknamed the Cheetahs and the law of the jungle imposed itself on the SLeague last night as the Cheetahs mauled the Stags 2-0 with goals from Syaqir Sulaiman and Carlos Delgado from the spot in front of a frankly disbelieving 1,100 fans.

The Cheetahs are now in nose bleed territory, 6th in the 12 team SLeague. They are ahead of Gombak United, level on points with Albirex Niigata and just four points behind SAFFC. After 14 games they have scored 25 goals...more than they have managed in whole seasons previously. If they climb any higher up the table they will need oxygen masks.

More mundanely SAFFC beat Geylang United last night 3-1 to cement 4th.

And you didn't mention one more important reason for Hougang's resurgence: NEW FAN CLUB too.

Just goes to show how bleddy important a vocal and faithful 12th man is to any team.
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