Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Disappointment For Singaporeans
It's not been a good week for Singaporeans. Liverpool lost again while a whole heap of folks who have just discovered football found that Manchester City couldn't beat Sunderland last weekend.
To cap it all LionsX11 are top of the Malaysia Super League having defeated Negeri Sembilan 4-2 last night.
The win leapfrogs them over Kelantan who tonight play Arema in the AFC Cup but that hasn't stopped their manager, or chairman, or whatever having another moan to the press about how unfair life is.
Anyway back in Singapore what to do. The whole point for most people there about domestic football is that the teams and players are crap and it gives them plenty to whine about. Singaporeans are professional whiners and have been itching to have it entered as an Olympic sport but the Australians, for so long the undisputed champions, have been staunch opponents.
Having a team top of the table comes as a culture shock though Mabel tells me the hardcore whiners point to the fact that they have played two games more than second placed Kelantan and the team from the north east have a far better goal difference.
1 - LionsX11 13 8 3 2 21-12 27
2 - Kelantan 11 8 2 1 23-8 26
3 - Terengganu 11 6 3 2 17-9 21