Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Etolie and Sengkang play to a draw

In an entertaining matchup at Jalan Besar , French side Etolie and Sengkang Punggol play to a 2-2 draw.

The Dolphins were underdog for much of the game but had twice took the lead with goals from Moussa Keita and Jordan Webb.

Etolie reply through Frederic Mendy and Matthias Verschave.

The French side biggest weakness were clear for all to see with their custodian, Yohann Lacroix, clearly, at best, an average keeper and as the saying go, a good keeper can earn a team an extra 10 to 15 points a season then Yohann Lacroix is not that man.

But onto the more important point about the match which is the LIVE telecast and the fact the production was done by MediaCorp Studio for Starhub tell one everything.

As I mention before in my Viewpoint - This is what happen to UK Sentanta and African GTV (both now bankrupt) as they thought short-term and just thought they could piggyback on what others are doing - this is now happening with Starhub.

While Starhub will not go bankrupt as they are unlikely to pay any huge sum like UK Sentanta and African GTV, Starhub is clearly a mirror of them as the production added nothing new like an interview with players and coaches or even an insight etc.

MediaCorp excuse is the 9.30 pm news so what Starhub.

It does not matter for if Wednesday LIVE telecast is like Friday, then as I wrote before it will end in tears for both Starhub and FAS for we know why local sports have not earned respect.

The reason is support is terrible and Starhub is showcasing that.


It is clearly the bare minimum and I asked FAS president Zainudin Nordin - what the point?

Sengkang Punggol

Fadhil Salim, (Mamadou Diallo) Sobrie Mazelan, Lau Meng Meng, (R Sivaneswaran) Sim Li Ming, Shahir Hamzah, Jordan Webb, (Farizal Basri) Faizal Amir, Duncan Elias, Jalal, Murphy Wiredu (C) , Moussa Keita

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