With the replacements, several players haven't played together before much or at all, so I will suggest line ups after 4.30 pm today.
Also, with Kah Boon and Sean Luo on 4 votes each in the team selector poll with no one else garnering votes, and Kelvin Au going "NAATS" on the WhatsApp group chat at 7.42 pm last night, I've replaced the team selector poll with a broader team captain poll. A reminder to do your "NAATSing" before the team selector poll goes up.
I was going to suggest the line ups but Sean sent me a suggestion before then. Although team captains are Sean and Kelvin, I've put Sean's suggestion to all the other candidates for team captain on the other team.
If there are no concerns, I will go ahead with Sean's suggestion. I have given them until 5 pm to get back to me with any concerns they may have.
Kick off was at 9 pm sharp and the Reds started with a one man deficit. Clearly, the manager of the Reds has not been able to control the discipline of the players. The Reds conceded the first goal in a comical fashion with a back pass completing wrong footing the goalkeeper. The Reds traded blows with the Whites, pulling back the score to 1-1 and the jabbing continued until it was 4 apiece. Then, the inevitable happened. The Whites pulled away to 8-4. Facing the prospect of a mid season crumble, the Reds rallied from within and mustered 3 quick fire goals to bring the score back to a respectable looking 8-7. But the comeback was not to be. The Reds conceded 3 more and scored a consolation, tallying the final score to 11-8. The Whites foreign right midfielder had a field day with the Reds left back while the Reds right back had an abysmal showing with his restricted movement. Even the Whites centre back notched a hat trick from the rear guard line. Another disappointing performance in a season where relegation looks likely. The players trudged from the pitch to the fans waving white flags and cries of 'Sean out...'
Any relation of this report to actual events and people are purely coincidental (except the Sean out part)
I didn't think it was that bad - I got worried the tide would turn when Reds pulled it back to 8-7.
Tonight's MOTM was toss up between Gow and Steven.
Steven scored 3 goals while playing CB - he timed his runs into the box perfectly and made the most of the opportunities. Gow was a beast in defence. Deceptively quick, and not afraid to use his body, coupled with long feet - Gow made numerous interceptions and defensive blocks all night. Whatever Reds threw at us, Gow was there to mop it up.
I would have say Gow wins it for me. I think easily one of the most improved players I've seen over the last 12 months.
The foreign right winger is Dustin, from South Africa
I think one thing that worked in our favour was that we chose to sit back, and wait for the long ball forward, and try to hit you guys on the counter. I think Reds could have tried to play it to feet more often as you had quite a few ball players.
I didn't think it was too one sided - Ray and I felt at the end that it was quite balanced, and I think the more disciplined team won. Whites also took their chances well.
I like that remark... it's my 5th consecutive defeat at Khalsa... That being said, if I'm team selector the next outing, I'll pick you in my team. I need a fighter in my team. =) So apologies in advance if I go down, you'll be going down with me... =))
I think the score ended at 11-9.
Looking back at the game, I think one of our goals was cancelled out, cuz I recall leading 5-4 at a stage., nvm, we would have still lost.
Game was pretty balanced and though I was in the losing team, yet again, I enjoyed the intensity.
Have to agree with Kelvin, Gow is my pick for most improved Khalsa player.