Thursday, November 22, 2012


Save The Rams

Following the news of Woodlands Wellington Football Club's possible pull-out from the 2013 S.League season as reported in The New Paper this morning, the Black Sheep would like to call for a supporters' awareness campaign to save our club tonight at Woodlands Stadium. 

Woodlands Wellington has been in existence for 25 years since it was formed in 1988, and the forthcoming 2013 season would be it's 18th season in the top flight of Singapore football. The club is not just any other football club. It is the heart and soul of the Woodlands community, an inspiration for budding young footballers, and a humble source of income for our team of beloved players, backroom staff and their families. If the club were to sit out of the league in 2013, it would be too late for these players and staff members to find another club right now.

We will be meeting at 8pm at the main stadium entrance. Supporters are encouraged to come dressed in Woodlands Wellington tops or any yellow shirt for this cause. We would also like to invite you to bring along any family and friends to join us in this awareness campaign as we tell the club's board, its members and our local communities what our club mean to Woodlands and the tens of thousands of families which call this place home.

This is a very delicate moment. Let us show our support to the club and the players in this moment of crisis. Never Surrender!

SOURCE - Woodlands Wellington Blog

COMMENT - first we have Gombak United pulling out for a year, now this. This is not good news for Singapore football. In fact it is tragic and indicative of a leadership who have swallowed books on management speak yet seem clueless as to how to actually run the game.

Year after year the SLeague is the most exciting league in the region yet no one seems to have a clue how to turn that excitement into bums on seats or cold hard cash. It ain't easy to change a nation's mindset; it just seems no one is trying beyond the daft idea of having the same teams play each other even more often.

Stick your bloody strategic plans cos they ain't working.

Woodlands have a place in Singapore.A few years back they won the Jakarta Casual Fans of the Year Award for daring to be different. For being passionate and mildly abusive. What happened? They were disbanded.

Maybe this is the best option. All football clubs say they are not going to enter for a season. Just have the foreign teams, the uniform sides and Young Lions. See what happens then...

UPDATE - looks like they're going nowhere! Check out this report in a Singapore paper

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