Saturday, May 10, 2014


Singapore Is Where It's At

Singaporeans love to mock their local football. They say it is rubbish yet they will quite happily put on Chelsea shirts and celebrate a bus in the goal mouth.Irony, eh?

The last couple of nights have thrown up some spectacular football, not that you'd know if you read the local papers. Popular stories tend to be about Mourinho's latest spat.

Take Thursday, for example. Two games, 12 goals with one of them going viral.

Let's start with Tampines against Warriors where the goals came in pairs. Warriors were two up with two goals in three minutes halfway through the first half.

Tampines fought  back with two goals in three minutes early in the second half.

Then, in the last minutes, two own goals to end the game 3-3. The sort of game coaches hate but fans, in other countries, love. You know when English TV shows highlights from a game years back? If there was some similar thing in Singapore, this would be the type of the game that would feature.

On the same night, Geylang International suffered their first defeat under coach Jorg Steinbrunner. While Albirex Niigata fans may look back fondly on their 4-2 win, the result is not the reason why fans around the world have become aware of this game.

No siree. Fabian Qwok. Yep, he's the guy.Check out his goal, here.

Last night, DPMM took advantage of the Tampines draw to move seven points clear as they defeated Tanjong Pagar 4-0 in Brunei. Roy O'Donovan continued his scoring streak, hitting a brace, while Antonio Rodrigo Tosi and Shah Razen hit the others.

Tosi and O'Donovan, ex Hartlepool and Northampton Town, now have 21 goals between them out of DPMM's 30.

In last night's other game, Hougang United defeated Balestier Khalsa 2-1.

should be kwok
Credit to the cameraman didn't blink...
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