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Wanted: Players who can keep their focus and handle the pressure for 95 minutes, not just 45 minutes.
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(Safuwan Baharudin 90+3)
If there was such a thing as Fergie time for Manchester United, then maybe the LionsXII are slowly mastering the art of “Fandi time”.
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Shoulders drooping, eyes glued to the ground, the LionsXII players dragged themselves from the dressing room and onto the team bus last night.
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It will be a meeting of friends, of teammates who have endured heartbreak and celebrated success together.
From the 1980s to the early ’90s, the names Fandi Ahmad and V Sundramoorthy were often mentioned in the same breath.
Fandi (above), after a disappointing spell with Johor Darul Ta’zim, has now taken over Sundram’s hot seat.
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Pahang. Selangor. Johor Darul Ta’zim.
Malaysia Cup winners. Traditional powerhouses. The rich and the ambitious.
The wait is over - Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad has been offered the LionsXII head coach position.
Some have said it could be career suicide, a backward step, moving from a title-winning team to a side plying their trade in the country’s second tier.
The first LionsXII training session since The New Paper broke the news that coach V Sundramoorthy is set to leave the Malaysian Super League champions was an unusually sombre affair.
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