HAVE YOUR SAY: How will Singapore do in the MSL?
How do you think the LionsXII will do?
Headlined by players like Shahril Ishak, Hariss Harun, and fast-rising goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud, the LionsXII got a winning boost before their Malaysia Super League debut.
By beating Johor FC 1-0 in a friendly on Wednesday, January 4, the LionsXII are allowing themselves to begin with a victory, and hopefully a boost in confidence.
Of course, they did lose 3-2 on Saturday night against the same team, so it may be too early to see if the friendly tie between Johor and Singapore are a true indication of how the LionsXII will do.
However, with V. Sundramoorthy helping lead the team, a number of whom took part in the 5-3 thrashing of Malaysia in the first leg of the World Cup qualifier in July, it wouldn't be out of order for local fans to have hopes.
Obviously, the LionsXII can't compare to the legendary squad that took part in 1994, Singapore's last Malaysia Cup. That team included legends like Fandi Ahmad, Abbas Saad, Alistair Edwards, and Malek Awab.
Still, after over a decade and a half, the LionsXII are holding onto a mixed bag of expectations. Some people expect either success or failure, though most are probably unsure of how Singapore will do.
How do you think Singapore will fare in their return to the Malaysia Super League? Will there be challenges, or will the LionsXII be able to reach the top five? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
No conviction = No Kallang Roar!
Why there was Kallang Roar?
Sundarm dared to make monkeys of the opposition.
Fandi dared to put his face into defender's elbows.
Malek Awab never stopped running.
The whole team can play with each player 1-eye closed! *teamwork*
There were nicknames gelek, spiderman, etc. What now?
Now...simply no feeling.
haven't we (Singaporeans) been disappointed enough? Now wana go 1 step further and add more disgrace.
Look at the players, how many of them had won anything wearing the national jersey?
Frankly, utterly disgusted and waste of time, especially all the hype after WC qualifiers vs Malaysia and then watched with distaste as they self-implode and destruct time and again.
Dare FAS to change the whole team...surely, there are other players!
Looking at this stage the LionsXII is not playing a good game especially when combination is more concern, the killing isn't sting enough and deadly and the
support from midfield is not delivered.
To me if they want to reached the top five they will have to keep their spirit high in every game, play in a positive manner, defense has to be tighten and never loose any ball in possession.
l wish them all the best in every game and 110% fighting spirit.
The CubsXII is receiving alot of hype which is great. They LOOK like stars which is great. They behave like stars which is great. They think they are stars which is great. Bottomline is please wholeHEARTedly PLAY like a star, then you are LionsXII.
We have to support them and hope to see the return of the good old Kallang Roar days.
S-League is still a key factor in the football development of Singapore as it is still the place to develop youths and provide a steady pool of good professional players for the CubsXII and the Lions.
I'm wishing them all the best and hope that Singapore Football will have a great 2012.