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Articles by John Duerden

15 February 2018
When Simon McMenemy told his wife he had been named FourFourTwo’s Southeast Asian Coach of the Year in our inaugural football awards, she burst into tears. Not perhaps the expected reaction, but last season was nothing if not emotional for the well-travelled couple.
8 February 2018
Nelo Vingada spent just seven months as head coach of the Malaysia national team. But, like many before him, he found that was more than enough time to develop a deep affection for the beautiful country and its friendly residents – as well as an opinion that Malaysian players are better than they realise.
2 February 2018
Not many players in the 2018 Malaysia Super League have played in the English Premier League, been to a World Cup and scored their last international goal with a spectacular strike against the reigning world champions.
26 January 2018
Former footballer Michal Vana left Singapore in late 1994 hanging over the side of an Indonesian fishing boat and with the police on his tail.
19 January 2018
There was a time when any clash between Malaysia and South Korea was a big deal involving high stakes. Ahead of the AFC U-23 Championship quarter-final between the two, FourFourTwo looks back on five of the biggest…
19 January 2018
South Korea are not about to underestimate Malaysia ahead of their quarter-final clash at the AFC U-23 Championships in the Chinese city of Kunshan on Saturday afternoon.
16 January 2018
Forget the most recent World Cup qualifier between these rivals in 2011, the biggest game ever between Malaysia and Singapore took place all the way back on March 6, 1977, as senior columnist John Duerden recalls...
15 December 2017
Football fans in Southeast Asia are always asking when their stars will go to Europe. The media too, but we can sometimes forget that some are already there. Neil Etheridge for example...
27 November 2017
Allan Harris sadly passed away last week at the age of 74, but the Englishman will always have a special place in the hearts of Malaysian and Singaporean football fans, although for very different reasons.
21 November 2017
Stadiums throughout the world have their own unique pros and cons and our best stadiums in Southeast Asia are no exception. So before you head to these venues, check out our travel guide to give yourself the best experience possible...