SINGAPORE football is sick. It has been so for far too long. It has come to a point that with the elections for a new Football Association of Singapore president and council looming, there is a numbing fear nothing much will change.
THE PAST week has been open season for Singapore journalists and, in particular, sports writers. Commentaries on Quah Zheng Wen’s silence after two of his swims at the Rio Olympics hit a raw nerve among many Singaporeans who then vented their anger on social media and socio-political sites.
THE REASON public funds or taxpayers’ money should be used, as some voices reasoned, is national interest in the Rio Olympics. Apart from the women’s table tennis team fighting for a medal, Joseph Schooling is on the cusp of a historic podium finish in swimming in the men’s 100m butterfly race.
SWIMMER Quah Zheng Wen shunned Singapore’s print media in Rio de Janeiro not once but twice this week. After a poor performance in the men’s 100m backstroke heats on Monday and failing to get into the 200m fly semis yesterday.
IAN DE COTTA DAYS BEFORE Singapore’s 51st National Day celebrations, a plot to attack the city-state from Batam was made public. Last Friday, six men…
No Red Lions. No armoured mobile columns. No view of the fireworks. The 2016 National Day Parade (NDP) at the National Stadium has ignited some fireworks of its own. Critics have been up in arms about the organisers’ choice of the Sports Hub and demanded that it should not be held there in future.