Thursday, 29 September 2011

Singapore playing professional in Europe

Finally writing some interesting stuffs about the local sports scene...

Read in the papers a few days back that we have 3 young hockey players having a chance to experience top flight hockey in Europe. 2 of them will be playing in France, while 1 will be playing in Belgium. This is indeed a wonderful news for the development of our local players.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Massa vs Hamilton/ Stoner vs Rossi

In my last post, I did a comparison between some similarities between F1 and MotoGP. Just don't feel like writing much today, below are 2 videos highlighting the verbal exchanges between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa, and Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi.

The below video shows the after race media interview by Lewis Hamilton. He was however interrupted by a very agitated Felipe Massa, who's race was ruined by Lewis. Words by Massa?

Monday, 26 September 2011

Post F1 syndrome - MotoGP as an alternative?

The Singapore GP 2011 is now done and dusted, and it will be another 12 months before the F1 party comes back to the Lion City again. As always associated with major events, once the event is over, the true fans of the sport will definitely suffer some form of post event syndrome. How do we overcome this?

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Singapore GP 2011

Finally the Singapore GP is completed, ending a wonderful weekend of F1 festivities in Singapore. Of course the winner of the race is Sebastien Vettel, great job on keeping calm and cool throughout the race and not making any mistakes for Jenson Button to capitalize.

The Singapore GP this year is already the 4th edition, and each year there's always no lack of on track excitement happening, including the recent concluded race. This year's race, saw 2 former World Champions, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher making silly errors and resulting in not getting the desired results. But kudos to Lewis, driving with half a front wing for 2 laps, went in for extra pit to change his wing, awarded a drive through penalty, and still managed to finished in 5th place. Lewis may be a dangerous and rash driver, but he does proves that he has the quality push the car's potential to the maximum.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

A Weekend of Sport....

This weekend is definitely exciting with the F1 in town. The action and excitement had already been started yesterday with the 2 practice sessions and it's sure to get more interesting with all the crashes and the  kerbs problems. And considering that it was only the practice sessions, some of the drivers even managed to lap times faster than last year, all thanks to the technology and rule changes (salute to the engineers and mechanics).

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Formula 1

Haven’t been blogging for the past 2 weeks due to an overseas holiday where there’s a lot of football involved. Anyway, reached back in Singapore and realized that it will be the F1 Singapore GP this weekend, a weekend of festivities, burnt rubber, fast cars and night life.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Malaysia Cup, the olden days.....

Time to feel a bit nostalgic today...

I still remember during the early 90's without cable TV, the sports coverage, though minimal, was already quite satisfying to me at least. That was the time when I believe the EPL and Serie A played a second fiddle to the Malaysia Cup. There was EPL and Serie A highlights shows on TV on weekends and a couple of high profile matches shown live then. I would say they played 2nd fiddle is purely based on my perspective. There was a half-hour locally produced sports show on Sunday then, just imagine that 10 to 15 minutes of the show was dedicated to the Malaysia Cup, just because we were supposedly to be doing well. In fact, it made heroes out of normal players in Singapore which we would admire and respect.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Singapore vs China, a fan's perpective

So many things had happened in Singapore the past week. We had just sworn in our 7th President, a weekend of freak results happening in London, the crazy transfer window in Europe (as usual), and our beloved Lions getting mauled by the referee in Kunming, China, in the 3rd round of World Cup qualifiers.