Watched the Jordan versus Singapore Asian Cup qualifier game last night.
The way I danced when Noh Alam Shah scored the equalizer, my girlfriend probably thought we won the World Cup or something. Then we lost. Due to a goal from a set piece.
So so close, considering that Thailand lost to Iran. I don’t think I will ever get a chance to travel to a major football event to support my country.
I knew that sacrificing 1 virgin was not enough. Either that, or the virgin lied in the job application. “Oh, I thought you meant vaginal virginity….”
Our keeper Lionel Lewis did justice to his name. He was majesty in goal and the difference between a Singapore being trashed by Jordan and a Singapore with a chance to go to the Asian Cup.
Now that the chance has come and gone, it is time to talk about Singapore as a footballing nation, or rather how Singapore is not a footballing nation and how the failure to meet our World Cup 2010 and Asian Cup 2011 goals is symptomatic of our recent tendency to look for quick fix solutions.
The reason why we failed in our goals is because we wanted to be successful fast. So we started importing talent instead of working on the infrastructure needed to build a solid footballing nation.
We started importing talent without addressing one of the real questions – why aren’t our footballing talents becoming professional football players. And trust me, there are real footballing talents in Singapore.