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[Photos]Home United FC Roadshow

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Hi people,

Here are some of the pictures from HUFC’s Roadshow held last sunday at West Coast Plaza.

1. All wearing the same polo-tee and kappa shoes. :D

2.  Look how hot the weather is!

3. From Left to Right: Juma’at Jantan & Ismail Yunos.

4. Left to Right: Isa Halim & Sharil Alias.

5. Juma’at Jantan giving out S.LEAGUE fixture booklet.

6. Ismail Yunos doing his part too..

7. Ridzuan getting naughty! :P

8. HUFC’s head coach, Lee Lim Saeng.

9. Nelson Marcelo San Martin Arriagada & Peres De Oliveira.

10. HUFC’s No.1 GK, Lionel Lewis.

11. Shi Jiayi

I guess that’s all i can provide here for viewers to see.

Credits to Ismail Yunos.


Written by Jason.LHQ

January 31, 2010 at 11:21 PM

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Home United FC Roadshow This Sunday – 31st January 2010

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The S-League 2010 season is due to kick-off in February and it’s going to be an exciting season ahead. Beijing Guoan FC and French outfit Etoile FC are two new additions to the league and it’ll be interesting what the Europeans can offer.

Home United FC will kick-off their season on 4th February at the Jurong East Stadium when they take on Albirex Niigata FC. Five days later on 9th February, our Protectors will host Young Lions FC at the Clementi Stadium.

With Home United FC shifting its home ground from Bishan Stadium to Clementi Stadium last year, due to the Asian Youth Games and this year’s Youth Olympic Games, fan support has dwindled. Fans who stayed near Bishan Stadium in areas like Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang, Toa Payoh has found Clementi Stadium a bit too far.

Settling into a new environment is always not easy, so this year our Protectors will be blazing on all fronts to bring in the crowd. For a start, our Protectors will be having a roadshow this Sunday, 31st January 2010 at West Coast Plaza. The event will kick-off at 12 noon. All our players will be there and it’ll be a good opportunity for all fans to come meet them. You will receive goodie bags from our Protectors and do bring along your cameras and snap a few photos with them.

Do come on down as it will be an eventful day !

Written by Jason.LHQ

January 28, 2010 at 10:55 PM

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Home United’s New Coach for 2010 Season!

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At Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Lee Lim Saeng held the First Team coaching role under the charge of legendary Cha Bum-Kum from 2006-2009. He led them to the K-League title in 2008 and the FA Cup in 2009.

Lee Lim Saeng was a former player in the K-League and played most of his football for Bucheon SK, where he spent seven seasons there. In 1998, he was a member of the South Korean World Cup squad that participated in France 98 World Cup. Four years on, Lee was part of the provisional squad for the Japan/S.Korea World Cup 2002, but an injury during pre-season training ruled him out.

After turning out for Busan I’Cons in 2003, Lee retired as a player and joined Suwon Samsung Bluewings as a trainer. In 2005, Lee had an attachment at English Premiership Giants Chelsea FC, where he learnt from the best in the business, Mr Jose Mourinho. In 2006, Lee Lim Saeng got his big break when he was offered the role of First Team coach.

Commenting on Lee Lim Saeng’s appointment, HUFC General Manager, Mr Mahalingam said ” At the end of 2009, HUFC decided not to entend the contract of PN Sivaji and decided to look for a replacement. There were several applications. After sieving thorugh the numerous applications, HUFC decided on Lee Lim Saeng for the post of S-League Head Coach. This is because his credentials spoke of him well as a player and a coach. He also underwent a stint of coaching under Mr Jose Mourinho at Chelsea FC. The Club has the confidence in him to deliver the goals set out and bring about the success that has been missing for the past few seasons”

With the appointment of Lee Lim Saeng, Home United FC completes the final piece of the jig-saw puzzle. Armed with several National players, quality foreigners and now a coach with strong credentials, success should be just around the corner.

Written by Jason.LHQ

January 14, 2010 at 9:08 PM

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Beep Test Updates

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Home United FC’s S-League and Prime League players have in the past two weeks taken the mandatory Beep Test. For this year, all S-League players are required to hit level 13-1 before clubs are allowed to register them to play the 2010 season. Majority of our Protectors have hit the mark but a few have yet to hit the required levels. With weeks to go before the start of the season, all our Protectors should be able to hit the mark.

Long serving Brazilian Peres De Oliveira ran his bleep test this morning and easily achieved the required level by hitting level 13-4. The secret behind it ??? Peres has been keeping fit while back holidaying in his country. No secrets, just pure hard work!

Written by Jason.LHQ

January 14, 2010 at 9:05 PM

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New Signings: Choi Chul Woo

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South Korean Choi Chul Woo will lead Home United FC’s attack for this 2010 season. Signed from South Korean K2 league side Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, the forward will look to hit the goal-scoring charts. The Jeonbuk born player has played eight seasons in South Korea’s top league representing clubs like Pohang Steelers, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Busan I’Park.

Choi has 10 International caps for South Korea and has netted twice for the National team in 2000, scoring against Mongolia and Macedonia. At 1.85m tall, Choi will offer good presence up front, especially in the aerial battles.

Here’s a short chat from Choi Chul Woo.

1. What can the fans expect to see from you ?

Goals. I can shoot with both feet and my heading is good as well.

2. What are your targets for 2010 ?

Score many goals and help Home United FC clinch the S-League title.

3. How has your stay here in Singapore been so far ?

My wife and kids are here with me. We like Singapore. It’s a nice country. The only problem i would say is the weather. It’s too hot and humid here and i need to get used to it.

4. You’ve played professionally in South Korea for 9 years. This is your first time playing in a foreign country. How do you feel ?

It’s not easy as language is a problem. I can only understand and speak a little bit of English so communicating with my new team-mates can be difficult at times. Saying that, i am learning English now so it should be ok soon.

Written by Jason.LHQ

January 4, 2010 at 1:14 AM

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New Signings: Shariff Abdul Samat

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Shariff Abdul Samat is back at “Home”, after a successful three year spell at Tampines Rovers Football Club. Shariff represented Home United FC in 2005, when he was a Prime League player. In 2007, Shariff capped a successful season with Tampines Rovers FC, clinching S-League’s Young Player Of The Year Award.

Commenting on the signing of Shariff Abdul Samat, Home United FC’s General Manager Mr Mahalingam said ” With Ismail Yunos seriously injured and Subramani retired from football, HUFC needed another centreback. HUFC looked at the National players but none were available. We then scouted the clubs and saw Shariff as an ideal choice. After successful negotiations, Shariff Abdul Samat was signed. HUFC hopes Shariff can provide competition in the centreback position and combine well with Valery Heik and Sharil Alias.”

Here’s an quick interview by HUFC.

1. How does it feel to be back at HUFC ?

I feel good. There are a lot of familiar faces still around from my time here in 2005.

2. What are your aims for the 2010 season ?

I want to do well for Home United FC, winning at least a silverware! As a defender, I want Home United FC to have the meanest defence. My big aim is to make it into the National team!

3. You’ve been signed to replace our Captain S.Subramani who recently retired from football. Do you feel any pressure ?

There is a certain amount of pressure, but i am confident to face the challenge. Having been at Tampines for the past three years, playing with a group of senior players has helped me matured as a player. This will put me in good stead for the challenge.

4. Pre-season has started. How has it been so far ?

It’s been tough. We’ve been put through a whole new set of exercises which is a real eye opener. Beep test is coming up and i want to do well in it.

Source: HUFC’s Club Website.

Written by Jason.LHQ

January 2, 2010 at 3:52 AM

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