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Bright lights and let-downs: FFT's mid-season S.League review

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Carlos Delgado (Geylang International)

Delgado’s qualities as a player were never in doubt, but there were concerns over whether he could still cut it at this level after a poor half-season with Hougang United in 2015.

Those concerns proved to be unfounded as the Argentinian playmaker stamped his class as the season kicked off – running the Geylang engine room, threading a number of incisive passes and getting amongst the goals.

Easily the club’s best performer so far, the 30-year-old has notched five goals in 13 outings – a statistic that is better than the likes of strikers Branko Cubrilo and Sahil Suhaimi.

FIVE LET-DOWNS

Madhu Mohana (Warriors FC)

After a standout year which led to him becoming a mainstay at both club and country, it looked like Madhu was the perfect man to shore up the leaky Warriors’ defence, which allowed 51 goals in 27 matches last season.

However, the 25-year-old has been a pale shadow of his old commanding self, with his defensive partnership alongside Kento Fukuda clearly not working out so far. The club has already conceded 20 goals in 13 matches this season.

Perhaps the former LionsXII defender is a victim of the high standards he set for himself last season, but regardless, he ought to up his ante if he wants to remain in the Singapore starting 11.