Wednesday, July 06, 2011


Albirex' Silent Challenge

You never know what you're gonna get with Albirex Niigata in the SLeague. The other day they thumped Gombak United 5-1. Not long before that they got turned over by Geylang United, 1-0. Their 42 goals from 19 games makes them the second highest goalscorers in the SLeague behind Home United and they sit in 4th place, 4 points behind leaders Home.

Their nap against Gombak United was their 4th of the season. They bettered that once, hitting six against SAFFC. The five against The Bulls was doubly surprising as Darren Stewart's team are usually associated with a tight defence.

The White Swans have won five out of their last six games, their sole defeat against Geylang. While nobody has been seriously suggesting a title challenge from the Japanese team, their next opponents include Hougang United, Tanjong Pagar and Woodlands Wellington.

Win them and who knows?

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