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  1. #1041
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    LionsXII fans: Team to blame for poor season

    The defending Malaysia Super League champions endured a miserable campaign as they finished seventh and readers pointed the finger at the squad, with coach Fandi close behind
    Defending champions LionsXII began their MSL season with a modest target of a top three finish, but following one bad result after another, the team’s performance plummeted in the second half of the season to land the Lions at seventh place. A mid-table finish might seem a decent enough position for a young team on the mend, but their current and eventual standing dictates that something has gone wrong for the team.

    Goal Singapore posted a poll earlier this week, asking fans who they felt was at fault for the Lions’ nightmare season. The results tallied showed that the majority (43%) felt that the players should take responsibility for their own showing, but a solid 39% believed that the decline of LionsXII was all Fandi’s doing.

    “Fandi is often found wanting of tactical ideas to respond to the LionsXII opponents' style of play. He appeared clueless as what to do even when the ship is sinking,” commented local fan Dahrulishan.

    “His lack of tactical cunningness was also glaringly exposed when he handled the star-studded JDT team last year. He just does not have the Midas touch.”

    Fans pointed out the misfit between Fandi's insistence of deploying an attacking strategy and the lack of capable players up front. His decision to redeploy captain Safuwan Baharudin up front to support the attack at the expense of exposing the backline have come under much scrutiny from the local football community.

    “Fandi depletes his defence by sending up Safuwan up to bolster the attack,” commented another local fan, Gungho.

    “In do doing, the defence of Lionsxii, long recognised as their main strength becomes worse. You have players like Madhu and Afiq Yunos, inexperienced players, manning the central defence.”

    Meanwhile, others have been quick to come to Fandi’s defence, with another commenter, Roman, saying: “No one should blame the coach. Most of the players were signed prior to the recruitment of Fandi. Let Fandi have another season and let him choose the players he wants to sign, then we can judge him if the teams don't perform.”

    As the season wrapped up midweek, it is important now for the Lions is to look past their disheartening experience in the League, and brush themselves off quickly in time for the Malaysia Cup that is round the corner.

    http://www.goal.com/en-sg/news/3879/...n?ICID=HP_BN_2

  2. #1042
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    So much for the earlier call for Fandi to be installed as LionsXII coach. When the season is over, the same fans are going for his head. Typical glory hunter.

  3. #1043
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    JDT have qualified as Malaysia's representative in next seasons Champions League qualifiers.

  4. #1044
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    An honour for Safuwan, well done.

    http://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3896/...4?ICID=SP_TS_2

  5. #1045
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    4-4-2 Team of the year


  6. #1046
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    LionsXII Likely To Stick Around

    The LionsXII are set to participate in the Malaysian Super League (MSL) and Malaysia Cup beyond 2015, when the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) in 2011 expires.

    Under the MOU, both associations agreed to continue to have a team in each other’s league for developmental purposes, and with one season left, all indications are that the deal will be re-struck.

    “We remain deeply appreciative of the opportunity to be part of the MSL, which has helped in the development of young players, provided new career options for some of our players and coaches and also given Singapore football a boost,” said FAS director of marketing and communications Gerard Wong.

    The LionsXII made their MSL debut in 2012, finishing runners-up that season before winning the title last year. Although they finished eighth in the MSL this year, FAM secretary-general Hamidin Amin told TODAY the Singaporean side have added value to Malaysia’s premier domestic league competition.

    “The LionsXII bring a different kind of excitement to the competition. Being a ‘foreign’ team, it generates a lot attention, which is good for the game. We must also not forget that matches between the LionsXII and the Malaysian teams will help develop the friendship and relationship between the two sets of supporters,” he said.
    “I am sure that it has helped the LionsXII improve the skills of their U-23 players and those from the senior team in preparation for international competitions.”

    There is a caveat though, as TODAY understands that the FAM is mulling over whether or not to subject the LionsXII to the relegation and promotion rule, and also to fix the quota of players aged under 23 and above that would be allowed in their squad. The FAM takes a lenient stance on the U-23 player rule, as it understands restrictions posed on the LionsXII by Singapore’s National Service policy.
    For now, there is no clear guideline on whether the LionsXII would be subject to relegation to the second-tier Malaysian Premier League should they finish in the bottom two of the 12-team MSL.

    “I am not at liberty to release the details, but obviously if Singapore is to continue to take part in the MSL, there will have to be some changes,” said Hamidin.

    http://jakartacasual.blogspot.sg/201...ck-around.html

 

 

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