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My point: Give Fandi time to produce results

The Straits Times | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fandi Ahmad.

Everyone loves a winning team.

The fact that the LionsXII have not won many games on their own turf has drawn criticism from fans ("Fandi will not play defensive"; last Friday).

It can be frustrating watching matches, notably last week's game against Johor Darul Takzim, in which the LionsXII lose after taking the lead.

Skill is an integral part of football, but luck and bad decisions by the referee can alter the dynamics of the game.

Let us not be too critical of coach Fandi Ahmad.

His stance on building a team around local talent commands my utmost respect, and his attacking style makes the game exciting.

I am confident that with time, the results will come.

Bennie Cheok

This article was first published on May 27, 2014.
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