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Double Session For The Stags

As we prepare for our first game back after international break, where we will face Warriors in the S.League at home on 1st April, our Stags had a double training session yesterday, 28 March. You saw that in the morning that they had a gym and pitch session. If you didn’t, click here. The evening session was used to train our finishing. After training, assistant coach Thomas Silvas made protein shakes for the team. Our team is preparing well and are looking good ahead of our clash against Warriors. See the photos from training below!

Rovers Women Close but not Close Enough

By Greenrover

Tampines Rovers’ women’s team continue to show improvement, without having anything tangible to show for their efforts, the latest illustrated by bold endeavours against Kaki Bukit SC that their opposition newcomers won 2-0, thanks to ultimately fruitful set-pieces, late in the game.

The Tampines’ players may be entitled to feel aggrieved after being penalised for tackles, especially those well outside the penalty-area that looked legitimate and immediately drew vociferous objections from those nearby defenders to an unmoved match official.

The team battled well throughout, having settled down well after surviving a fifth-minute penalty-kick, that was subsequently drilled wide by the opponent’s Farah Aqilah. While that penalty was probably a warranted decision, after a rash challenge just inside the penalty-area, such was the Tampines’ team’s ensuing hold on the game that the majority of free-kicks in the middle stages of the match went the way of the Stags, rather than in favour of their mostly under-pressure opponents.

It was not until the 68th minute that Kaki Bukit could establish a lead, in a match that hung in the balance for much of the opening hour, at least.

It was only after Kaki Bukit’s Nurfarin Ardila sent her free-kick sailing over the defensive wall and beyond the keeper’s reach, that Tampines needed to re-think their game plan and were forced to play catch-up, quickly looking to the bench for some fresh attacking options.

Tampines’ free-kicks early on in the game had seen shots from Syafiqah Mutalib and Shahidah Sidek well-saved, while Naridah Fariq also steered one wide and a flurry of corners also troubled the Kaki Bukit defence, but not enough to see the ball squeezing into the net. Some well-taken free-kicks from the imposing Syafiqah posed a constant threat and it was remarkable that none of them could produce the crucial game-changer, such was fate on this occasion.

Pugnacious midfielder, Noriko Farahsyawani, might have opened the scoring in the 18th minute, from one such free-kick, for instance, but her header flashed just wide.

As Tampines resorted to chasing the game, throwing on Amira Sorfina for Syafiqah and Aishah Amal for the impressive Shahidah Sidek, as well as introducing Roseamelya Rosman, for Nurmaisarah Abu Bakar, Kaki Bukit pressed harder and won another contentious free-kick in the 71st.

The same player, Nurfatin, lifted the ball goalwards and while Tampines’ keeper, Aisha Kasmawi, did well to push her opponent’s effort onto the post, the loose ball was soon nodded home by an opportunistic Kaki Bukit attacker.

This was indeed another tale of bad luck for the Tampines’ team, but fortunes in football can swing wildly and it won’t be long before the questionable decisions seen in this encounter begin to go the way of the women in yellow and results are more in keeping with their obvious abilities.

Putting the ball in the net is currently proving troublesome, admittedly, but in all other areas of their game the players can hold their heads high.

Juergen Raab Attends Our U17 Training

Last Friday, 24 March 2017, our U17s had their last session of the week at Farrer Park field. The U17s are currently still in the process of selection, with the squad being sized down in the next week.

Head coach of the first team, Juergen Raab, was present at our training session. In fact, he rushed down immediately from the first team’s training session to come to the U17s. Needless to say, our U17s were pleasantly surprised that Juergen was present at their training session.

So, why does Juergen think it’s important for him to attend training for the U17s? What did our U17 captains, Harith and Wen Bin, think about Juergen attending training? What does U17 head coach Sugunan Perianan think about the first team head coach, Juergen, coming to see the U17s train? Find out by watching the video below!

There isn’t just a video from the U17 training session, there’s photos too! See all the photos by scrolling down the screen. It’s underneath the video! 🙂

Video From The Training Session:

Photos From The Training Session:

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Game Changers: Nominations for the Election of the FAS Council (2017 to 2021)

At the close of nominations for Candidates in the Election of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Council on Saturday 25 March, a total of 2 applications on a Slate Basis and 16 applications on an Individual Basis were received.

The Ad Hoc Electoral Committee will now proceed to assess the nominations. A further announcement on the Final Official List of Candidates for the Election of the FAS Council will be made at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the Election of the FAS Council which will take place on 29 April 2017. (Source)

GAME CHANGERS
Roaring To A New Era

PRESIDENT: Bill Ng (Chairman, Hougang United FC)
DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Lau Kok Keng (Lawyer & Ex-Vice Chairman, Geylang International FC)
VICE PRESIDENTS: Annabel Pennefather (Lawyer & Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) Vice President, International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Board Member, International Hockey Federation (FIH) Deputy President)

Krishna Ramachandra (Lawyer & Chairman, Tampines Rovers FC)

Dr Teoh Chin Sim (Doctor & Team Singapore’s Chief Medical Officer at SEA Games, Youth Olympic Games, Paralympic Games)

Zaki Ma’arof (Chairman, Kaki Bukit SC)
COUNCIL MEMBERS: Harman Ali (Head Coach, GFA Victoria FC)

Samad Allapitchay (Football Legend and National Team Captain 1976 – 1981)

Christopher Wong (Pilot & Vice Chairman, Tampines Rovers FC)
INDEPENDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS: Adrian Quek (Executive Manager, Active Quotient)

Jeffrey Sim (Treasurer, Hougang United FC)

Lai Boon Teck (Ex-FIFA Assistant Referee & Ex-AFC Match Commissioner)

Moklas Ma’arof (Secretary, Kembangan United FC)

Shahri Rahim (President, South Avenue FC)

Suresh Nair (Journalist & S-League referee instructor)

Recovery Day For The Stags

After three days of intense training, our senior team had a recovery session in the morning. They started off with light run before playing football tennis, and ended the session off with strength and fitness training, before hopping into the ice bath.

Here is the photo gallery from training, including the names of our players and team officials under each photo (where possible) for you to be able identify our team. Lots of smiles this morning. 🙂

Syed Haziq


Son Yong Chan


Ivan Dzoni


Raspreet Sandhu


Diego Silvas


Premjit Singh (Sports Trainer)


Hafiz Rahim


Jufri Taha


Fazli Ayob


Goh Koon Hiang (Logistics Officer)


Jamil Ali, Sahil Suhaimi


Juergen Raab (Head Coach)


Jufri Taha, Raspreet Sandhu, Thomas Silvas, Diego Silvas



William Phang (Goalkeeper Coach)


Thomas Silvas (Assistant Coach)


Jamil Ali


Shahdan Sulaiman


Sahil Suhaimi


Imran Sahib


Diego Silvas, Son Yong Chan, Hossein Ellahi, Ryutaro Megumi, Shannon Stephen


Diego Silvas


Sugunan Perianan (Coach)


Hafiz Rahim


Jufri Taha


Hafiz Rahim


Jamil Ali, Jufri Taha, Hafiz Rahim


Jamil Ali, Hafiz Rahim


Thomas Silvas


Fazli Ayob, Sahil Suhaimi


Fazli Ayob


Irwan Shah


Fazli Ayob


Juergen Raab, Sahil Suhaimi


Fazli Ayob


Juergen Raab


Sahil Suhaimi, Shahdan Sulaiman, Irwan Shah


Imran Sahib


Sahil Suhaimi


Shahdan Sulaiman


William Phang, Haikal Hasnol


Diego Silvas


Sugunan Perianan, Juergen Raab


Jamil Ali


Premjit Singh, Joey Sim


Haikal Hasnol


Juergen Raab


Hafiz Rahim, Syed Haziq, Imran Sahib


Sahil Suhaimi


Hossein Ellahi


Jamil Ali, Jufri Taha, Shahdan Sulaiman


Syed Haziq


Ivan Dzoni


Thomas Silvas, Joey Sim


Sahil Suhaimi


Irwan Shah


Hafiz Rahim


Syed Haziq, Sahil Suhaimi, Hafiz Rahim


Shahdan Sulaiman, Fazli Ayob


Son Yong Chan, Hossein Ellahi


Juergen Raab, Ivan Dzoni, Ryutaro Megumi


Ryutaro Megumi


Jamil Ali



Joey Sim


Thomas Silvas


Shahdan Sulaiman


Sahil Suhaimi


Juergen Raab


Sugunan Perianan


Thomas Silvas, Juergen Raab, Sugunan Perianan


Ryutaro Megumi


Raspreet Sandhu


Jufri Taha


Goh Koon Hiang


Shahdan Sulaiman


Ivan Dzoni


Son Yong Chan


Ryutaro Megumi, Syed Haziq

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Rovers Strong, Home Stronger

By Greenrover

Tampines Rovers’ Prime League side faded after a bright start against defending champions, Home United, in a game that was switched to Bishan Stadium from an under-repair Jurong West Stadium just one day earlier.

Tampines also went into the game with a new coach, appointed just days before Wednesday night’s clash. Veteran coach, Dilwant Singh, took over from the Stags’ high profile coaching identity, Jita Singh, who had presided over his Prime League team’s opening two matches, with encouraging results.

Here the visitors raced to an eighth minute lead through Zulfadhmi Suzliman, making his first appearance of the season. A ball threaded through cleverly by S.League squad member, Syed Haziq, who shone in the opening two games, had the team on good terms with itself.

But a well-fashioned goal from Home United’s Serbian youngster, Marijan Suto, brought the Tampines’ boys back down to earth in the 21st minute.

Nevertheless, the Stags continued to show some style as they regained the lead in the 27th minute and held that advantage until the 69th minute. Their second goal came after a well-flighted free-kick from the Stags’ American player, Diego Silvas. When Home United keeper, Kenji Syed Rusydi, couldn’t reach the cross, the team’s midfield workhorse, Faizal Raffi, headed home.

Home United had been unable to get the better of their opponents, despite a strong start to the season that had seen them win both of their opening games comfortably. All that changed, however, after coach Dilwant pulled off and substituted three of his key players, starting with Syed Haziq in the 63rd minute.

He was followed in the 69th minute by Silvas and nine minutes later by goalscorer, Faizal.

Coach Dilwant explained later that he brought the players off to protect them against injury, as the needs of the S.League take precedence over the outcome of any Prime League game.

“It was only after we replaced these players that Home United were able to gain any control of the game,” he said, confirming that the priority is the S.League. “The result of this game is secondary. The team played well and I think if we had kept those players out there Home United would have struggled to beat us.”

What happened instead was that the speedy Akbar Shah produced an electrifying hat-trick in a purple patch that lasted a mere ten minutes as he ran riot with goals in the 69th, 77th and 79th minutes, the last two after super-charged individual runs and powerful finishes that gave Tampines’ keeper, Haikal Hasnol, no chance.

The Prime League team played well enough over the opening hour of the game to suggest a good season ahead after coming from behind to draw against Balestier Khalsa at Toa Payoh in their opening game before finishing strongly to win 4-2 against NFA Under-17s.

The S.League side will be in action again early next month with a game against The Warriors and another AFC Cup match soon after. No doubt club head coach, Juergen Raab, will be delighted to know that he has Prime League regulars of high quality to call upon too, especially those kept injury-free to support his needs.

One For All, All For One

On Monday, our U17 team had training at the historic Farrer Park field, the birth place of Singapore football. Head coach, Sugu, is currently in the process of selecting his final team that will take part in the U17 COE League, due to start in July.

One of our boys, Azizul, unfortunately injured himself during training and had to sit out for the last half an hour. He was in a lot of pain and unable to walk. Look at the picture, he’s still wearing his boot on his left foot because it was too painful to take off!

If you didn’t know, Farrer Park field is located beside KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Seeing the pain Azizul was in, Coach Sugu decided it was best to take him to the hospital. However, like we mentioned earlier, Azizul was unable to walk. This is when one of our other boys, Danial, offered to carry Azizul on his back from the field all the way to the hospital.

Danial and Azizul were both part of our U15 team last year, where Coach Sugu was the head coach and Danial the vice-captain. Two of our other players, Visva and Arthur, and U17 team manager Alia, helped to carry the bags of Azizul and Danial whilst walking to the hospital.

Upon arriving at the hospital, Azizul had to first go for a check-up and then for an X-Ray. Coach Sugu, Danial, Visva, Arthur and Alia were at the hospital until 11pm to accompany Azizul until his mum arrived. Unfortunately, Azizul ended up leaving the hospital in crutches, with the possibility of a fractured tibia and fibula. We wish Azizul a speedy recovery and hope he will be back with his team as soon as possible.

This is the true meaning of ‘One For All, All For One’ shown by our U17 team — from Danial carrying Azizul on his back all the way to the hospital (which was about a 10 minute walk), whilst Visva, Arthur and Alia helped to carry their bags, to Coach Sugu, Danial, Visva, Arthur and Alia staying till the late at night to accompany Azizul.

We are proud of our U17 team and we have no doubt in our mind that with the excellent character and attitude they are showing both on and off the field, they will have a great season ahead. Well done U17s! 🙂

Rainy Training As International Break Begins

The same morning that the Lions left for Doha, our Stags were up early for their first training session during international break yesterday, 20th March. They had a gym session before heading onto the pitch. The weather was fickle, with the rain often changing from light to heavy. Here is a photo montage from training, with captions and some facts about our team and players you might not know about!

Ivan was the first player out in the rain and onto the pitch.


Raspreet: ’Look!’.
Half the pitch at Jurong West Stadium was under maintenance yesterday morning.


We don’t know why it was raining either, Hafiz.


William, our goalkeeper coach, pretends to be shy in front of the camera.


Guess who’s back! Fazli has returned from injury and had his first session back yesterday.


Jamil, Shahdan and Ismadi have spent a quarter of a century combined with us — 25 years! Each player did different things to the camera one after the other whilst walking out. Wasn’t easy having to pick one.


Sahil smiles the most in the team. Chances are not that high, but we’ll let you know if this changes.


Did you know Jamil began his professional career in 2001 with us? If you don’t, watch his pre-season interview on our official YouTube channel.


2017 is the first time in his professional career Hafiz has worn our badge.


Shahdan just recently came back from injury, and played his first game back in the AFC Cup against Hanoi in Vietnam.


Joey chose to stay with us this season because he believes in loyalty.


As the rain started getting heavier, head coach Juergen Raab and logistics officer Goh wore their rain jackets for the rest of the session.


Hossein, who’s Iranian-Australian, has been in training with us.


Son is a very positive person. We’ll give Sahil the award for smiling the most, and Son the award for his positivity.


Coach Thomas is one of the people part of Juergen’s coaching team.


Diego Silvas, youngster with a bright future ahead of him. Seriously, did you see the wonder free-kick he scored in a recent game on our official YouTube channel?


Coach Sugu, who also is the head coach of our U17 team, is part of Juergen’s coaching team and has been gaining lots of valuable experience! We’re certain our U17s will have a great season this year.


Haziq, one of our younger players in the squad, has been proving that he has what it takes to play in the senior team.


Fazli, who was out due to an ankle injury, was right back into the swing of things and we can’t wait to see him in action again!


Juergen knows exactly what he wants and expects from every player. Just over a month since he took over, many positive changes both on and off the pitch have been made to our squad.


Juergen expects high quality from every player at each training session.


Bull watches on. Premjit, who’s known by us as Bull, is our sports trainer for the team and has a great relationship with all our players. We are a family at Tampines Rovers.


Sahil is one to watch. He scored through a bicycle kick at training yesterday!


Hafiz is working hard. Our first game back after this international break, we will face Warriors — Hafiz’s club last season.


Team work makes the dream work. Shahdan and Jamil are no strangers to each other, having played together at our club from 2013-2014. They’ve been reunited this year, with Jamil’s decision to return to us from Balestier Khalsa.


Fazli, Hafiz and Shahdan all have caps with the national team!


This is the first time that Sahil and Ismadi have ever played in the same squad at club level.


Ivan…


The rain kept pouring as our session went on and wouldn’t stop, even with the red light.


Goh speaks multiple languages — English, Malay, Tagalog.. and so many more!


Fact: Diego’s hair is naturally dark.


Quick water break before getting back to the session.


When the grape you’re eating taste so good.


Back to work.


What are we going to do next?


Haikal is one of our three goalkeepers for the senior team, signing on from our Prime League side.


Young, but skilful.


With Shahdan’s performance in training yesterday, you would not think that he came back from injury only about two weeks ago!


Whilst in Hanoi, Megu ate mostly from the Japanese section of the buffet.


Joey was in top form yesterday, making so many great saves we don’t even remember the number.


Raspreet was hit by the ball. Hard.


Megu?


Perfectly timed shot, don’t you think?


Do what Juergen says.


Being part of Juergen’s coaching team, the knowledge and experience he’s gained will be valuable to our U17s.


Is Jamil really turning 33 this year?


Always keep your eyes on the ball.


Always.


Training’s done, time to carry back the goalpost.


Hafiz clearly had some gains from carrying the goalpost.


Irwan’s one of our players who looks fierce, but actually is the opposite and has a great sense of humour.


The average of their ages this year combined, would equal how old Fazli is.


Peek-a-boo.


Ismadi’s jersey number is two, so we understand why he wanted that particular bib.


The other grape had already fallen into the ice bath.


Smiling through the pain.


Ismadi on the other hand, isn’t.


What’s going on?


Son doesn’t seem to be enjoying the ice bath like his teammates.


In the midst of eating a grape.


Sahil was watching the other boys in the ice bath as he was about to go in next, probably thinking, ‘Oh no’.


What you don’t see is Irwan splashing the ice cold water onto them.


‘Do you want panadol?’

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