If it had not been for the S.League, Singapore football would have been non-existent today. For 17 years, the league has produced the players we have now for the whole football set up and most importantly the national team.
Sunday, 5th February 2012. It is our turn to show that we truly support the S.League.
It may be a battle between two big rivals in reigning league champions, The Stags and the defending cup champions, The Protectors. However, the Charity Shield match will not just be about the two clubs as fans from all the other clubs from Woodlands to Geylang, from SAFFC to Balestier and from Gombak to Hougang shall be there to show the leaders in football just where the priority of our football should lie.
It has been said by our football president that the S.League will remain a priority but the impression we are given is that we will be the poorer cousin and some have even suggested it as a feeder league to a certain league and team elsewhere.
Well, it is easier said than done. Time to put words into action, again.
Before and after the game, we will display our banners and wear tshirts in support of our very own league, the league that brought us together and the league that produced the talent that brought us 3 ASEAN titles and a close qualification (by merit) to the Asian Cup.
On the pitch, it is up to Duric and co. as well as Jiayi and his team to prove once and for all that S.League is not boring , just misunderstood.
[PREVIEW OF GAME BY S.LEAGUE TV FROM YOUTUBE!]
So here are the details :
Admission : Free
Time: 5pm onwards , match kicks off at 6pm
For LATW Crew members and those who want to get into the party atmosphere:
Attire: Your S.League Club Jerseys or anything red. (those who have ordered the "I love S.League" t-shirt will be able to collect from us on that day.)
Meeting time : 4.15pm @Wendy's at Lavendar MRT station (pre match march to the stadium)
Gathering time : immediately after match and prize presentation, gather outside the gate (post match party and show of support for the league)
After weeks of seeing another country's flag flying over Jalan Besar Stadium, it is time to take back what is ours.
And our time to stop gutTer jourNalism. Period!