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Shamir Osman
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

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Time for reboot

The New Paper | Shamir Osman | Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

The Singapore Under-21 football team warming up during their Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy tournament in Brunei

From the LionsXII in Malaysia's club competitions, to the core of the national Under-23 side, the S.League's Courts Young Lions, right down to the U-21 side and the Singapore women's team, developmental teams have had a poor run this year.

A report in The New Paper last week wondered if it was time for changes in the Singapore football pipeline, a pertinent question, especially when the domestic league continues to struggle to capture the imagination of the country.

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) will have its annual general meeting today, when two men, deputy presidents Bernard Tan and Edwin Tong, will perhaps start to play a bigger role, with Tan widely tipped to take over incumbent president Zainudin Nordin next year.

Ahead of a new year for the FAS and Singapore football, and a big one at that, TNP speaks to former technical directors, managers and administrators, who give their take on what ails the sport and how the sport can reboot.

shamiro@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on Sep 12, 2014.
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