05 April 2013 16:30 | By Tan Thiam Peng & AFP
Persons of the Week: Paolo di Canio & Singapore football

One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial



One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© Reuters/World Sport Group)
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  • One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© Reuters/World Sport Group)
  • One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© AP)
  • One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© NIGEL RODDIS/Newscom/RTR)
  • One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© NIGEL RODDIS/Newscom/RTR)
  • One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© AFP)
  • One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© AP)
  • One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© AP)
  • One returned to the spotlight in controversial circumstances, the other had reasons to celebrate that were anything but controversial (© ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/Newscom/RTR)
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Does anyone else pity Paolo di Canio?

The Italian known for his temper was merely appointed a Premier League manager, didn’t do or say anything, yet has made countless headlines in a week.

Last I heard, aren't Sunderland a rather small football club? And I thought Martin O’Neill’s sacking was the big news.

Closer to our shores (since technically it happened in Kuantan where the ceremony was held), Singapore football had much to cheer about, for once looking like a regional powerhouse by sweeping almost everything at the inaugural AFF Awards.

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Apr 6, 2013 3:38PM
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Powerhouse in football is when your country wins the World Cup or Asian Cup.

Singapore must learn to beat the best in Asean by at least 6 clear goals before it can consider itself capable of world class soccer.

 

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