Bewilderment. Embarrassment. Shame. Frustration.

The match ended 30 minutes ago but I’m still reeling from the result.

At this point, I don’t know which is the worse result – Singapore being thrashed 0-4 by Malaysia in the 2000 Tiger Cup (now known as the AFF Suzuki Cup) on home ground, or losing 1-4 to India (India, for crying out loud!) in the final group game of the Asian  Games football tournament.

What the f*&k happened, guys? This was the do-or-die game. You guys were in the driving seat after that 0-0 draw with Qatar, even though you subsequently lost 0-2 to Kuwait.

But when push came to shove, you guys didn’t just not deliver, you were completely hammered. By India, a team not known for its football prowess on the Asian stage.

How did we come to this? How did we manage to plummet from that admirable 0-0 draw to this appalling display tonight in the space of six days??  From a sense of hope to yet another return trip to Singapore even before the Asian Games opening ceremony.

Here’s a piece of advice to the Football Association of Singapore: please do not nominate the  Lions for future editions of the Asian Games. It’s clear that it will all be a waste of public money.

Spare a thought for your long-suffering fans. We don’t need the embarrassment or sense of humiliation.

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

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3 thoughts on “Bewilderment. Embarrassment. Shame. Frustration.

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  2. Bollocks says:

    We should give citizenship to the Etoile team and send them to the Asian Games.

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