Correspondent, SFC News
29 March 2009
Above: Looks like fans have to wait a week more to see the Blue Peacock
There has been a growing air of uncertainty surrounding the opening match of Stretford FC's campaign following the withdrawal of The Legends FC from their initially scheduled 29 March friendly.
The Legends FC spokesperson, Andy Lee, cited a mixture of "a poor turn-out" and also numerous members of his squad "away on duty" as the reasons behind the postponement. In what must seem to be an anti-climatic episode for the Enders, Stretford FC winger Glenn Wong took a much more philosophical stance to the news.
"To be honest, yes I'm disappointed that we may have to postpone this weekend's match. The lads and myself have been working hard in training to prepare for this and *whatsoever. Wah lao! I even dyed my hair a special Peacock Blue color for this!" said the Kembangan native.
"That being said though, another week delay just means another week more to prepare ourselves as a team. We're new so I guess this could also be good for us to work on more things together and also **enjoythebreeze.com" added Wong.
It looks likely now that the much-anticipated debut for the Enders will have to be delayed by at least week - leaving organisers, sponsors and players understandably disappointed.
Stay tuned for more updates as SFC keeps track of latest developments in the week ahead.
*whatsoever - a term which is used habitually by Glenn.
**enjoythebreeze.com - famous blog which star winger Glenn posts his thoughts etc.
Above: Oki (in red) stretching before a match
Physios over at the Stretford FC medical room are sweating over the fitness of star striker Alvin "Oki" Poh after he suffered a twisted ankle during last Sunday's training session. Doctors have had a look and while the good news is that "Lao Da" - as he is known by some of his team-mates - did not sustain any fracture to the joints, he may be out of action for at least 2 weeks.
SFC News visited a seemingly relaxed Oki at his 6-storey Yishun mansion and were surprised to find the Enders frontman still being able to see the lighter side of the whole injury.
"It's not that bad lah. N*bei, why waste time come interview me?" said Oki with a sheepish grin.
Oki even went on to joke that "It was si beh funny! I went to the doc and said I suspect my skull was twisted and he gave me a worrying look!"
"Only after he saw the skull tattoo on my ankle then he realised what I was talking about!"
It remains to be seen whether the striker will recover in time for the first match but word has it that he seems determined to make a speedy recovery after a friendly locker room wager with team-mate Shawal Rosly to claim the club's top scorer honours this coming season. - SFC News