26 Jul '11, 3am

Unruly M'sian fans at Sat's game - Our reader asks: Why should we be cowed on S'pore soil? #SGfootball #Harimaumalaya

Add temporary stands at Jalan Besar LAST Saturday's eight-goal thriller in the World Cup qualifying match between Singapore and Malaysia was everything a die-hard Lions fan could have hoped for. The drama ranged from the shock of a goal by Malaysia within seconds of the opening whistle to players getting red-carded and an inspiring comeback by Singapore, who triumphed by an improbable 5-3 score. It was a massive 'Majulah moment' for Singapore fans as we swelled with pride watching our spirited Lions fighting tooth and nail against the Asean champions. Unfortunately, only several thousand Singaporeans got to witness the remarkable turnaround in form 'live', after a forgettable football season last year. The Republic is world-class in many areas, but a 6,000-seat stadium for a World Cup qualifying duel, and Singapore's much-welcomed, long-awaited return to Malaysia Cup compe...

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