Posts Tagged ‘FAS’

More on FAS’s cynicism

In Footie on 10/10/2016 at 10:31 am

Someone shared the u/m in Facebook

— Fandi appt was “stolen”; and

— FAS mgt now calls EOGM without consulting others

Dear FAS

What is wrong with you guys, the INCUMBENT TEAM at FAS?

You say one thing to cull off the AGM and then now you call for EOGM without making one attempt to engage in dialogue or consultation or discussion with us and come to some form of agreement on the proposed amendments.

If you can’t even consult with us on such stuff, can we trust your team to run FAS for the next 4 years and take on board the interest of the 46 stakeholders?

This is the final nail in your coffin of running FAS as your own kingdom without consultation with the real people that matter, the stakeholders. We need you and your team to be thrown out with the bath water!

We need a new team at FAS. This must not comprise even one of the existing incumbents.

I know you will go around to gain votes by promising the world and a little more but if you cannot be trusted to consult on the constitution, rest assured, it is my firm view you cannot be trusted to consult the stakeholders on all aspects of FAS for the next 4 years.

Also it’s appalling that FAS hires Fandi when the new team should determine the staff issues for the next 4 years. For the record you have shamelessly stolen this idea from Vengadasalam Rengayyan who proposed hiring Fandi Ahmad and making him an ambassador for Singapore Football. This was in our planned manifesto and Venga had spoken to Fandi Ahmad about this. Now you have hired him to go and … spread the incumbent’s FAS ” vision” and soften the ground with the stakeholders.

For the rest of the issues I have raised, read it for yourself on the New Paper report by Shamir Osman.

Yours faithfully

Alfred Dodwell

Three cheers for FAS’s cynicism

In Footie on 09/10/2016 at 9:41 am

I’m very happy that Fandi will be responsible for local youth football. See below* a comment by Edwin Tong MP who I did not realise until I read the FB u/m post was involved with the FAS.

But I cannot help but think that the bad publicity the FAS has been receiving over

— the proposed changes to its constitution;

— an AGM that was over almost as soon as it started;

— that there will teams contesting to run the FAS**and

— the “peanuts” ($70,000 a year) being spent on local footie compared to the high salaries of the top five officials (around $1.5m a year) and the millions amount spent on the Lions XII (money well spent in my view),

was responsible for this piece of good news for local football.

FAS needed some good publicity and what better way than to wheel out kampong boy made good who then fell on hard times and then recovered (whether with or without FAS’s help has been a point of contention and bad blood between the two***), and now has a FAS pension.

What do u think?

Here’s another question: Is Mah Bow Tan (Remember his 1998 call for S’pore to play in the 2010 World Cup?) advising China on its bid to win World Cup by 2031? This tot struck me when I read a BBC report that Chinese fans are outraged that China lost to Syria lessening its chances of playing in the next World Cup T



*Edwin Tong
5 hrs ·
TNP website
I am very glad that we have managed to agree a long term deal with Fandi, to have him oversee youth football in Singapore over the next few years. In all our discussions, it was always made clear that the FAS wanted him to stay. And on his part, as he says, his heart was always set on staying, even as many good offers came pouring in for him. He grew up in the kampongs here. Didn’t start with much, but made such a difference to Singapore football when he was playing in the fabled No.17 shirt. Now, we look forward to Fandi inspiring a whole new generation of young, talented and precocious footballers in Singapore. All the best!

**Those of us who had dealings with Bill Ng in his stockbroking days can testify that he is a talk cock sing song artiste, No Action, Talk Only. He’s carried this over to footie mgt: witness his so-called bid for the storied Rangers FC, and the absence of his slate to run FAS at the AGM. He’s a used car salesman.

I predict that his slate will not materialise.

***For what’s it worth, I think FAS did help him financially. But he tot he deserved more.On that point I don’t know.


In Footie on 08/10/2012 at 8:53 am

Relax guys. Juz go out and make sure that Armed Forces don’t score. And try to nick a goal. We can’t expect more than that.

BTW, I smell a rat in the plan to dismember the LionsXII squad. FAS and its Serbian coaches afraid that LionsXII (an almost all local affair) will show how FAS and the Serbian mafia have wrecked our local teams? The govt and S’poreans should remind them that the “S” in FAS stands for “S’pore”, not “Serbia”.

FAS: Learn from Chelsea

In Footie on 29/03/2012 at 8:52 am

FAS is trying hard to justify why our local footballers and coaches are no damned gd. Well they are not paying attention to what the Lions XII are doing. But then Sundram is not an ang moh from Serbia. He is juz yr ordinary S’porean. Worse he is a local Indian, not one of the Aryans. His team performs but as he isn’t an Ang-moh, not an FT Indian, so he must be lucky, FAS must be thinking.

Meanwhile, the rot continues.

Well look at Chelsea. It was really having a rotten season. Then the owner decided to sack the manager, and appointed his deputy to see through the season. Well the season has turned round and Chelsea beat Benefica away.

Chelsea fans and the owner can juz smell a European League final.

So maybe FAS, juz change the top guy. He has had years to prove himself.