Wednesday, January 06, 2016


Tampines Offer Pennant Trial

Arsenal signed him as a 16 year old and paid 2 million quid. He later played for Liverpool and made a number of appearances for England Under 23. Now, just days shy of his 33rd birthday Jermain Pennant's career has hit a new low. He must prove himself over a week long trial to secure a deal with SLeague side Tampines Rovers.

Previously Pennant had an unsuccessful trial with Muang Thong United.

Although I don't have my handbooks with me, Pennant is just the latest in a long list of Arsenal players from the end of the 1990s, early 2000s to have tried his luck in South East Asia.

Others include Oliver Nicholas, Rhema Obed, Jay Simpson, Jay Bothroyd, Rhys Weston...I am sure there are others and they will come to me later!

Anyway, back to Pennant. He is at a pretty good age still and does have plenty of experience. Would he have the angel dust to attract the EPL junkies to the odd game though?

In more Tampines news, they have signed ex LionsXII keeper Izwan Mahbud ahead of the new season. He had previously trialed in Japan and there was talk Chonburi were interested but instead has gone local, signing for Sundram who worked with him at LionsXII back in 2013.

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