Give Dez Corkhill the Rein
Came across this nice, concise interview done by Jakarta Casual TV with seasoned sports media man Dez Corkhill:
Amid the doom and gloom shrouding the local game of late, a persona like Dez still continue to pump in optimism as he did with his colorful commentary on Friday night football and never fell short in rendering his support for the S League and in general Singapore football.
The main shortcoming of our game was highlighted vividly through this interview done with the backdrop of that Old Lady in Kallang who refused to be torn down.
The authorities really needed to package the league to appeal to the masses and definitely TV is the best medium possible.
If Channel 5 can devote time for “Just fo Gags” or “World’s Funniest Animals”, they can definitely warrant 20 or 30 minutes twice weekly to give a short highlights of the S League.
In the crescendo of the existing pay tv tug of war over the English Premier League which was even brought up in our Parliament discussion, surely Starhub or Singtel could do a segment on S League as well?
FAS needed to work on their publicity and if you ask me please give it to Dez Corkhill who looked to be able to address the issue better than the incumbent in the ivory towers at Tywhitt Road.