What a tight game i must say . The line up somehow suggested that the Reds would have been more attacking side compared to the Whites . It was not an easy task for the Whites Defense . With the likes of Raminder ( Cheng Hong Fantasy ) Nawal , Brendan and Fred , Whites had to play deeper most of the time . Defense marshalled by Rockstar with Jye and Foo Cheong and Ganesh as Defensive Midfield , Whites capatalised on the Counter .
With some neat passings , Whites went ahead with a 2-0 lead , think it was Lynz and CH having one each before Reds came back with Raminder scoring both . 2-2 it was until the last 5 minutes , it was like a Barcelona goal . Reds pushed most of their players up including Desmond, Ade to get the final goal but a Nice understanding with Babs , CH and Lynz on the counter Whites had the third Goal .
Final Score Whites 3 - 2 Reds.
Good game .
Cheng Hong took some pictures with Raminder after the match and decided to have him as his screen saver at work .
Jye thanks for the Beer . So who is next for next Sat Beer ? I quit drinking LOL
Last Edit: May 21, 2012 10:11:35 GMT 8 by Raj Singh
Hurt me with the Truth but Never Comfort me with a Lie
Whites won 4-2, and I got a bit upset. Not by the loss, as I can admit that whites played better, but by the spirit of the game.
There was a good example of that, only three minutes into the game, when a white defender kicked an imaginary ball to keep the red striker at bay. If it wasn't for the roof I would have said the sun must have shone on the defender's bright (new) boots and blinded him. Of course it wasn't a foul because the ball was already 6 feet away in the white keeper's arms. The white defender confirmed the imaginary ref decision by theatrically raising his arms to the roof (the one that stopped the sun from shining on his bright (new) boots).
More noticeably for the whole duration of the game every foul/touch/corner call was challenged by the other team. There were more of these incidents than goal opportunities for both teams. Noise pollution reached a record high. One of reds'goals was challenged by players who probably didn't see the goal, as the ball clearly hit the net before bouncing out of goal. It still took about three minutes for the goal to be confirmed.
One of saturday's regulars once told me he stopped playing on saturdays because these games were getting a bit too rough for his liking. I can take my share of rough contact as in fact I do pretty much every game. But guys, come on, chill out, this is not the frigging champions' league, a pinch of fair-play wouldn't hurt anyone.
Fred not sure but I think you might be referring to me? Wish you would just name the player in question rather than use comical metaphors. Secondly I have no clue about what your talking about?! Personally I felt the game was played fair and in good spirit, calls will always be contested from time to time, the trick is not to get to sensitive about it, no one has died!
Everyone takes the odd rough tackle, I had a high and late foot on my ankle in both Saturdays and Sunday's game, so what?! I just move on as it's down to unfortunate timing. Football is a fast game so these things happen & the intention was not to break my ankle which is the main thing.
Football is a man's game & were all men last i checked, let's just man up & not be so petty about small things and micro analyse every game unnecessarily! Rant Over!
PS: Raj very funny post above, now that's the humor that is needed with these games.
Babs, I wasn't referring to you, I have nothing against colourful boots and my post wasn't about rough play (as long as it's unintentional). As i wrote I've had to deal with that week in week out and never complained about it.
It was more a general comment about the overall spirit of the game, but if I'm the only one who actually feels that we could use a little more fairness then I'll just put it on my latin hyper-sensitivity and move on, no worries.
My recollection: whites opened the scoring. Reds equalised through Nawal. Whites went 3 - 1 ahead. Reds fought back to 3 - 3, the equaliser being the disputed goal that went into the top right corner and bounced out. Whites scored the winner through CH Lim.
I think everyone should practice some sportsmanship in these games and not adopt a "win at all costs" mentality. As Fred pointed out, this is not the frigging champions league. No doubt, a lot of us likes to be in a winning team but that should not deter us fm engaging in unsporting behaviour just so they can win. I was in Ko Samui just last week and I had the privilege to watch Thai Boxing while i was there. I have to say i was most impressed by the way the fighters conduct themselves during the fight. They were going at each other, trying their best to beat the shit out of each other up but yet when the bell rang at the break, they would straight away pull away fm landing another punch. Even at the end when a fighter lands a knockout blow and wins the match, he would, after celebrating his win , go back and check on the other guy's condition. And this was replayed in every single one of the 7 fights that I saw. Its something that we footballers should learn.......