Monday, February 21, 2011


Pele Going To SLeague Game

Young Lions have announced Pele will be attending their home game with Geylang United on 3 March. He will be joined by well known fisherman and kick boxer Eric Cantona.

I've seen Pele a couple of times and never seen what all the fuss was about. First time he ran round the pitch at Highbury before Arsenal played Aston Villa in 1981, the game Villa won the league. As he ran in front of the North Bank there were chants of 'You'll Never Play For Arsenal.' There was alomost 60,000 in the ground that day but none were there because of him, believe me.

About a decade later I was on the other side of the world and bugger me our paths cross again. This time it was at National Soccer League game between St George and Marconi and this time you could say he doubled the gate. At least. He did another lap of honour (by the way I can do a lap of honour as well and would be much cheaper*) and this time the St George fans, all 15 of us, chanted 'We All Agree, (Zoran) Ilic Is Better Than Pele).

They will probably add a few to the gate at Jalan besar Stadium but it will take than a couple of has beens to boost interest among the apathetic.

* Return flights on SQ, a Hotel 81 on Joo Chiat and my beer tab covered plus a donation to my retirement fund

Sorry mate, it will have to be budget all the way - Jetstar, Fragrance Hotel on Geylang, Tiger beer it is...
i can handle air asia, fragrance is ok but it has to be all the tiger i can drink!
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