FFT’s Five Finds: Warriors must miss Richard Bok

FourFourTwo finds plenty to talk about as we look back on another important few days in Southeast Asia.

More instability for the Warriors FC

Fans of Warriors must pine for the days of  Richard Bok and the four titles he brought to the Choa Chu Kang Stadium.

Since he left in 2012, four coaches have come and now gone as the club sought to maintain its powerhouse status.

V Selvaraj was the first successor but lasted just until June 2013 when Alex Weaver arrived.

The Englishman won the title in 2014 but was send packing before the end of the 2015 campaign.

Moroccan manager Karim Bencharifa was the next but had work permit issues which allowed Jorg Steinebrunner to take the reins.

The German stepped down after another disappointing loss, this time to bottom club Young Lions. With just one point in their last five games, Warriors are stuck in seventh place.

The future remains uncertain but one thing is for sure, there will be no league title this season, not at this rate. The next appointment is vital.

The quadruple is on for Johor Darul Ta’zim

JDT won their first-ever FA Cup in May. Photo: JDT

Kedah know all about winning trebles but the quadruple is something else entirely.

Never has a team won the Malaysia Super League, the Malaysia Cup, the FA Cup and the AFC Cup in a single season and to do so would be a legendary achievement.

But it is not out of the question for Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT).

The Southern Tigers have won the last two league titles and it would take a brave fan to lay serious money against Mario Gomez leading his men to a hat-trick of league championships.

Approaching the halfway point of the current season, the champions are level on points at the top of the table.

The holders of the AFC Cup made it through to the group stage of the current edition with a perfect record of six wins from six.  A successful defence of the continental crown will be tough but not mission impossible.

The Malaysia Cup still feels like a long way away but the club has strength in depth and that could be key as to whether JDT have enough to compete on four fronts.

Well, it's now three fronts. On Saturday, JDT won the FA Cup, defeating PKNS 2-1 in the final that was watched by over 75,000 fans.

One down, three to go then. The dream is still a distant one but there's nothing wrong with dreaming.