OPINION

Will rules bar able men from FAS elections?

THIS IS what seems to be floating around. That candidates contesting for the president and senior council seats at the impending FAS elections must have had at least a prominent position with a football club for two years between 2011 and 2015.




THE S-LEAGUE — FAS’ RED-HEADED STEPCHILD?

THE CROSSROADS look familiar don’t they? The signposts seem to stir the memory, and of course they do, we have been here before. Singapore was booted out of Malaysian football competitions once in 1982, returned three years later, then in 1994 it was Singapore that decided to leave, to set up a professional league of its own.


LIONS DON’T HAVE THE WINNING MENTALITY

SINGAPORE DREW level in the 88TH minute of the World/Asia Cup Qualifiers with Syria at the National Stadium last night after trailing 1-0 for most of the match, but what happened next was puzzling.


SIX MEN WHO CAN SAVE SINGAPORE FOOTBALL

Running football is more than just passion and know-how about the sport. It is also about having the business savvy to turn it into a financial success and six men in the local game have the expertise. Will they step forward and nurse it back to health?


BERND STANGE’S JUNK FOOD

HERE WE go again. It is another open season on the national football coach and the old trusted daggers are out. This time, they have Bernd Stange’s name on the blades. After more than two years on the job, critics are baying for his job. Are they justified in their call or are they failing to grasp what is really wrong with Singapore football?


STANGE MUST CRACK WHIP ON LIONS

THE LIONS lacked quality in the World Cup /Asian Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan last night. They may not eventually qualify for the World Cup Finals if they get to Round 3 because they are still nowhere near the continent’s top 10. But they can still qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup for the first time, if they finish the group campaign as one of the four best runners-up out of eight Asian qualifying groups.


TIME FOR FAS CRITICS TO STEP UP

AFTER THE NEW PAPER broke the news in July of an impending decision by FIFA, the world football body has finally forced its will upon the Football Association of Singapore. The FAS must now hold elections for office bearers in its Council to comply with FIFA statutes and the time has arrived for critics of the management of the game to step forward and present their ideas.


WHY DID BRITON CROSS THE ROAD?

THE HIGH-PROFILE Formula One races have been used by Singapore to showcase its sparkling skyline to a global audience. The city that has built for itself an international reputation for putting on a perfect show through its sense of discipline has enjoyed the success of F1’s first night time street races over eight years. Even as F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone considers the Singapore race as the “crown jewel” of the lot, the race is held under strict conditions. You need a ticket to enjoy the proceedings — which includes world-ranked headlining acts and top-notch hospitality — otherwise you can’t get a look in.