There's been a revival of pride among Singaporeans when the Lions claimed the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 for a historic fourth time.
The Lions win rallied Singaporeans behind the national team and brought together Singaporeans who might not otherwise tune in to watch our local boys in action.
TNP PICTURE: BENJAMIN SEETOR
The LionsXII kick off their second season in the Malaysian Super League tonight, so I thought I’d offer 12 reasons to watch the boys do their bit on both sides of the Causeway.
TNP PICTURE: GARY GOH
ATM FA v LIONSXII
(Tonight, 8.30pm, StarHub TV Ch 201 & 255)
It will be a bonus if we can get a point.
TNP PICTURE: JEREMY LONG
ATM FA v LIONSXII
(Tonight, 8.30pm, StarHub TV Ch 201 & Ch 255)
If you look very closely, you might notice a few extra strands of grey hair on V Sundramoorthy’s head this year.
A BAPTISM of fire awaits the three youngsters.
TWO key players out injured. Six others unavailable due to National Service commitments. His skipper and his star defender distracted by a protracted transfer saga.
TNP FILE PICTURE
THE brief is the same as last year’s: A top-five league finish and a cup final.
IT’S NOW what it should have been all along.
The LionsXII have ditched their white home jersey, in favour of a red one for the team’s new Malaysian Super League campaign, which kicks off on Wednesday.
PICTURE: KELVIN CHNG
He'll have big shoes to fill.
PICTURE: LIANHE ZAOBAO
Gabriel Quak is raring to go for the new Malaysian Super League season, which starts next Wednesday for the LionsXII, having missed the entire season last year due to his national service commitments.
Friday, May 17
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