Correspondent, SFC News
12 April 2009
Above: Will it be a repeat against the experience of Milan in '06?
After a postponement (due to bad weather) of the much anticipated FC Barcelona match last weekend, another date has been set for the Enders to finally get their first official match out of the way.
19 April will see the classic clash between youth and experience as Stretford FC take on the veterans from Red Star Belgrade at Kranji Secondary School. While many were disappointed with last week's changes to the match schedule, it may be a blessing in disguise for the Enders as they were missing several players either through injury or commitments elsewhere.
The team sheet looks better this coming weekend although only the days ahead will tell who will figure in the squad for the match.
"Wah cannot wait. I order my new boots already!" said Hong Kong born full-back Yip "Swimmer" Siu Ming.
When asked about the upcoming match, Swimmer seemed more cautious about his team's chances.
"We worked hard. I think I even lost a few pounds already. I can even feel my Nike base layer feel loose now!"
"But we have to remember that it's our first real match this week and it's against much more experienced opponents so communication and good work rate will be key for us."
Date: Sunday, 19 March 2009
Time: 1500hrs (pls report latest by 1430hrs)
Venue: Kranji Sec Sch
Attire: Home Kit/Black Shorts/Black Socks