Look away Lions, Malaysians are asking, "Where is your goalkeeper?"

Hassan Sunny almost scoring the equaliser, unfortunately, this moment led to the goal being wide open for Malaysia' Indra Putra to score.

Now that Singapore's made an early AFF Suzuki Cup exit at the hands of Malaysia, a new meme has started trending over the Causeway.

The meme is called "Keeper kat mane", which is colloquial Malay for "Where is the goalkeeper?

The phrase, of course, refers to the moment during Saturday's (Nov 29) Singapore-Malaysia game when Lions goalkeeper Hassan Sunny was stranded in the opposition half after almost scoring an equalising goal from a last minute corner.

Look away guys, it's not pretty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@adifashla kongsi video dari geng #SepakTakrawLeague ... #KeeperKatMane

A video posted by ERA FM (@era_fm) on

While the Malaysians have made a meme out of the situation, Singaporeans are not pinning the blame on Hassan.

Most have said they thought that it was a natural thing to do, considering that the Lions desperately needed an equaliser at that point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The meme is of course using a line from Singapore's very own Taufik Batisah's hit song #AwakKatMane 

 

Very clever guys, but hopefully Singapore will be on the winning side the next time Singapore and Malaysia meet.

Source: Twitter, Instagram

WATCH: Wall collapses in stadium during goal celebration

A goal sent 300 fans of Welsh club Caernarfon Town rushing forward, causing a stadium wall to crumble.

Fans of Welsh club Caernarfon Town miraculously escaped unscathed when a wall collapsed onto a football pitch after their team scored.  

The goal, netted by Caernarfon Town's Darren Thomas, sent 300 joyous fans flooding forward, which resulted in the wall giving way. 

"There were about 300 fans behind the goal. Darren Thomas scored and, as he ran towards the fans, they surged forward and part of the wall collapsed," said an eyewitness. 

"I heard a bang and these people started falling. As the people in front fell, the people behind were falling on them. I was horrified.

"How on earth nobody was hurt, I don’t know. It was a miracle. There were children in the stand. We could have been looking at a very different story. It could have been a tragedy.

"They stopped the game for about 15 minutes. The fans stood back and helped to clear the breeze blocks from the pitch. Before the referee re-started the match, he came over to thank them for being so understanding and well-behaved."

 

 

Supporters praised

Supporters were praised for their conduct in dealing with the situation. 

A Caernarfon Town F.C spokesman said: "Thankfully there were no injuries. We want to stress that there is no blame attached to anyone.

"There were over 1,200 people inside the ground, all of whom were impeccably behaved. The supporters helped to cordon off the area following the accident, and complied with the request of the referee to move to a nearby part of the ground."

Source: Mirror Online

 

Swiss cyclist survives after plunging down ravine in M'sia

The Swiss cyclist lost control of his bicycle and was sent tumbling down a ravine.

A Swiss cyclist cheated death after plunging down a ravine while cycling with a friend at Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort in Kuala Lumpur.

Resort security said that the incident occ​urred on Sunday morning (Nov 30) when the cyclist, in his 30s, tumbled after losing control of his bicycle.

Scrambled to help

A police spokesman said a number of cyclists scrambled to help the Swiss. 

"They were halfway getting him out of the ravine when Fire and Rescue Department personnel arrived to pull him out. They also got his bicycle out," said the police spokesman.

The victim suffered a broken leg and was taken to hospital. 

Security guards at the resort said the cycling track became slippery after heavy rain on Saturday night. 

Source: The Star Online

M'sian driver rams into motorcyclist brother in freak accident

A Malaysian driver had the shock of his life when he rammed into a rider who had been flung from a motorcycle from the opposite lane after a collision in Kuantan on Sunday (Nov 30).

But the shock turned to horror and deep sorrow minutes later when he realised the motorcycle across the road was his brother's.

Azhar Husin, 32, whose car rammed into his 37-year-old brother Azhari​, was inconsolable, reported Harian Metro.

The accident occurred at around 2pm at the 23km mark of Jalan Kuantan-Sungai Lembing when Azhar, who was driving a Perodua Myvi, hit his brother Azhari as he was flung from the opposite lane after a collision with a Toyota Vios.

A witness, who wanted to be known only as Anuar, 25, said it was heartwrenching to watch Azhar wailing as he held his brother’s body.

“At first, the body was just lying in the middle of the road. But after Azhar recognised his brother’s mo­­tor­­­­cycle on the other side of the road, he immediately ran to the middle of the road." - Anuar, 25, who saw the incident

“But by then, the victim was already dead,” Anuar was quoted as saying.

Pahang public order and traffic acting chief Deputy Supt Mohamad Noor Yusuf Ali said Azhari died at the scene after sustaining severe injuries on the head and body.

"Checks revealed that the motorcyclist and Perodua Myvi driver are siblings. We have recorded the statement from both the car drivers," he told The New Straits Times. 

Source: The Star, NST

Our readers react to Singapore's loss against Malaysia

Bernd Stange is the subject of some harsh criticisms by our readers.

From the responses on our Facebook wall over the AFF Suzuki Cup news, Singaporeans are still passionate about football. 

Especially after Singapore got eliminated from the Cup when they were beaten 3-1 by archrivals Malaysia on Saturday (Nov 29). 

On Monday (Dec 1), we posted a story about Singapore coach Bernd Stange taking full responsibility for their poor showing during the tournament and that they weren't good enough. 

Our readers' response?

Stange would do well to avoid the comments section because, it has been mostly of scorn directed toward him. 


Photo: Facebook screengrab

Some readers asked for a local coach to replace Stange. 

Photo: Facebook screengrab

But the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president ​Zainudin Nordin has expressed confidence in the under-fire German. 

Meanwhile, we pushed out a story with a poll on Sunday (Nov 30) asking whether or not you felt the penalty call was justified

Out of 941 votes, 69.4 % of those who voted felt that it was not a penalty.

 

Quite a fair number of the comments on the wall, however, asked us to move on from the Saturday's disappointing result. 


Photo: Facebook screengrab

So here's to moving on to better football. 

Source: Facebook, Polldaddy

Messi hit by bottle as Barca celebrate last-minute winner against Valencia

A composite photo of Messi being hit in the head with a bottle and being treated after.
Barcelona's midfielder Sergio Busquets (R) celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on November 30, 2014.

There were unsavoury scenes at Mestalla as Lionel Messi was struck on the head by a plastic bottle thrown from the crowd while Barca was celebrating their last-gasp winner.

Barcelona somehow snatched a vital 1-0 win away to Valencia on Sunday (Nov 30)  thanks to Sergio Busquets’ volleyed winner deep into stoppage time.

The Spanish international pounced after Diego Alves had made a great save from Neymar’s header to ensure Barca close to within two points of leaders Real Madrid.

As they swarmed Busquets near the touch​line to celebrate the goal, Messi ​was hit on the head by a plastic bottle.

 

 

Fortunately Messi did not get injured and walked off the pitch merely rubbing his head after being shown a yellow card by the referee, reportedly for complaining about the incident. 

A first home defeat of the season means Valencia remain nine points off the top in fifth.

“We had good moments in the match and very clear opportunities to score. Barca also had chances to give them their due, but we had such clear chances and could easily have won.” Valencia boss Nuno Espiritu Santo lamenting  the chances his side failed to convert in the second-half. 

Barca boss Luis Enrique signalled how exacting a test he expected his side to face by naming Javier Mascherano alongside Busquets in midfield for the first time in his tenure.

However, they struggled to control the game in the early stages as Rodrigo forced Claudio Bravo into an early save with a rasping drive.

Barca slowly grew into the game, but their better chances arrived via long balls towards Neymar, while Luis Suarez ought to have put the visitors in front on 14 minutes.

Neymar laid Gerard Pique’s pass from the back into the path of the Uruguayan, but he fired straight at Alves with just the Brazilian goalkeeper to beat.

Neymar headbutt 

Barca were then fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men when Neymar appeared to headbutt Nicolas Otamendi, but the incident went unseen by referee Fernandez Borbalan.

Andre Gomes twice came close to giving Valencia a half-time lead as he curled a shot from the edge of the area just wide before firing into the side-netting from a narrow angle after rounding Bravo.

Suarez passed up another great chance when he anticipated Otamendi’s header back to Alves and robbed the ball ahead of the keeper, but then shot into the side-netting with the goal gaping.

Moments later it was Valencia who came close as the game swung from one end to the other, Pique clearing Rodrigo’s drive off his own goalline.

Suarez’s frustrating night continued as he was wrongly flagged offside when he did finally find the net from Dani Alves’ cross.

Yet, in their push for a winner, Barca were opened up on the counter-attack and had Bravo to thank for making a fine save to prevent Sofiane Feghouli from opening the scoring.

The Chilean keeper had to be at his best again 12 minutes from time to beat Alvaro Negredo’s sweetly struck volley to safety.

And those interventions were to prove crucial as three minutes into stoppage time, Alves parried Neymar’s header from Messi’s tempting cross and Busquets was on hand to force the ball home despite the goalkeeper’s best efforts to keep it out.

Source:AFP, Twitter, YouTube, The Score.com

Dressed to thrill

DRESSED UP: Big Walk participants Mr Jimmy Goh, Mr Ramli Ahmad, Ms Asih Musriyati, Mr Hoe Voon Hee and Mr Ong Chee Keong were chosen for the best dressed contest. Mr Ong (above), as Captain America, was the winner.
DRESSED UP: (Above, from left) Big Walk participants Mr Jimmy Goh, Mr Ramli Ahmad, Ms Asih Musriyati, Mr Hoe Voon Hee and Mr Ong Chee Keong were chosen for the best dressed contest.
DRESSED UP: The New Paper New Face girls pose for a photo.
"I'm used to doing warm up routines one-to-one at work, so I was shivering and trying to compose myself before the exercise." - Ms Mira Azman, 19.
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ARE WE THERE YET? Younger Walkers taking a welcome rest in their parents' arms.
SAY CHEESE: Mr Steven Chua and his family.
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Having fun the Huawei way

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Leave Costa alone

Chelsea's hotshot striker escapes red card as Mourinho comes to his defence

COSTA BLUES: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho putting a protective arm around Diego Costa after taking him out.
COSTA BLUES: Costa kicking out at John O'Shea after a challenge, but escapes punishment.
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