Fish Out of Water

-Sengkang Punggol FC Fans' Perspective-

S.League 2010 Match 32

Opponent: Tampines Rovers
Date: 23rd Oct, 1945hrs
Venue: Hougang Stadium
Final Score: 1 – 3(Kenji Arai Pen 74″ : Aliff Shafaein 4″, Aleksandar Duric 79″, 90″)

So there is no spanner thrown in the title race but a seemingly well-spurred host playing their final home match in front of a boisterous home crowd.

Kenji Arai, a player who is surely well conditioned for a title race rather than fighting for points with his current employer nearly gave the Stags a scare with the penalty innocuously awarded for a handball in the box after some scramble.
But 40 year old sage by the name of Aleks got the brace to ensure Tampines Rovers still have the final say to the outcome of the league championship when one of former employers Home United fizzles out.
Unfortunately a postponed game between Etoile and a lackluster Young Lions did not deter the French side en route to be the first foreign side to win the S League.

Anyway back to Sengkang Punggol.
A lot fo lyricals had been waxed about how things had improved over the course of 12 months and the team still had a chance for 10th placing and a 30 points finish; but the results at home base in Hougang Stadium can surely be described as less than stellar in 2010.
Let us go through the results one by one:

1-2 (loss) Balestier Khalsa
2-1 (win) Gombak United
1-3 (loss) SAFFC
0-1 (loss) Albirex (S)
0-3 (loss) Tampines Rovers
0-1 (loss) Woodlands
0-1 (loss) Albirex (S) (Singapore Cup)
0-1 (loss) SAFFC
0-1 (loss) Home United
0-2 (loss) Geylang United
2-2 (draw) Young Lions
1-0 (win) Beijing Guoan
1-3 (loss) Tampines Rovers

2 wins & a draw in 12 league matches at Hougang Stadium pushed the team in the predicament they are facing now.
If they could do as good as they had been let’s say the astro-turf of Jalan Besar, it could had been a decent end to the season.

Hope the home form can be rectified in 2011.

October 26, 2010 - Posted by | Matches, S League 2010


  1. Looking at that list, they didnt deserve to lose against balestier in the opening game dominating their 10 men, same with woodlands game also dominating them. Last minute penalty conceded against home united. The first albirex game also should have been a draw. Imagine if we turned some of them into draws or wins…Hmmm

    Comment by William | October 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Well that’s my point exactly, the team needs to gather more points at their own turf, instead of shipping them away

      Comment by wreckidigidy | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. yea felt the same too some games we should have actually gotten some points like the one against woodlands..a rather controversial penalty as well as the one against home(last min penalty)

    Comment by dolphin fan | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. There’s only one way to look now: forward.

    Look forward to the Beijing game. The final highlight of our season.

    Look forward to improvements next season.

    Hope the management is forward-looking too 😐 … like for starters, go all out to retain Aide Iskandar as the head coach and increase the likelihood of stars arriving at the Dolphins. And hope they ignore bone-headed meddling idiots who try to interfere with our Aide with a mere kids license *roll eyes*

    Comment by Merv | October 27, 2010 | Reply

    • a quote from u”And hope they ignore bone-headed meddling idiots who try to interfere with our Aide with a mere kids license *roll eyes*”.i like to find out of curoisty who is the bone headed meddling idot with a mere kids license?

      Comment by pgj | November 3, 2010 | Reply

      • Hmm.. sounds like a scouser who acts like some big shot who wishes he could manage a real s-league team

        Comment by Drakiz | November 7, 2010 | Reply

  4. Wonder who the Club will keep for next season.

    Comment by Raymond | October 27, 2010 | Reply

  5. Midfield and Striking department needs a huge change!
    Our defence has been real overworked this season. Kenji needs the team(especially midfield) other than his defence to keep repelling away attacks.

    A real team effort is needed.

    Comment by spfc4life | October 27, 2010 | Reply

  6. Kenji continual participation in the team is still in a doubt since his contract will end by this year..if he does go,we will need another good defender to fit in again..hope ratna will stay on as well and make a real good signing in the midfield and striking department..

    The last game against BGFC is the msot crucial game in this will determine if we can finish outside of the bottom 2 for the first ever season and i believe there is every possibility the boys can do it esp since i think they will be missign 2 of their key defenders in the name of captain zhang zhaohui and yu tianzu so come on breach their defence..but dun forget to defend as good too ar coz though they seems to conceed lots of goals after their key players are banned but they seems to score more since then..
    Give your best shot ever in the final game of the season!!

    Comment by dolphin fan | October 27, 2010 | Reply

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