Drop S-League and return to M-League
I SYMPATHISE with Singapore footballer Noh Alam Shah when he says local football is stagnant. He is right.
See what the Singapore football scene is now. How did we get to this situation where excitement over local football has faded away? Empty seats in neighbourhood stadiums whenever there is a match says it all.
Footballers are young and trendy with bountiful energy within them. They want to strike out with their skills and styles and they need motivation from fans to perform better.
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) must take drastic steps to bring back the glorious days of local football.
The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, the sponsors, the fans and the media must apply pressure to ensure that football vibrancy catches on with current and future football fans.
My suggestion: Return to the Malaysia Cup league and drop the S-League. Local fans should lobby for a petition from the public and present it to the authorities to discuss returning to the M-League. It is time for a change.