23 Jan '11, 5am

Football fans want 'real' changes. Is the FAS on the right track?

Football fans want 'real' changes. Is the FAS on the right track?

A full house at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium watching the Singapore Armed Forces FC play Home United in 2001. Last season, Etoile FC's opening home game against Woodlands at Queenstown was the only full house out of 198 games. -- ST, BH AND TNP FILE PHOTOS CHANGE has been the buzzword in recent weeks. The national team have been disbanded and tweaks have been made to the youth development system. And last Wednesday, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) unveiled initiatives - the highlight of which was the 5pm kick-off for six Young Lions home fixtures at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Saturdays - to breathe new life into the ailing S-League. But what about introducing a new play-off format popular in American sports, more 'live' matches at neighbourhood stadiums and cutting the number but improving the quality of foreign imports? These were three of the top suggestions fro...

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