Analysis

S.League 2016 Season Review - Rating the Foreigners

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Tampines Rovers

Jordan Webb

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2016 stats: 14 goals, 11 assists in all competitions 

Rating: B+

Statistically, there is no doubt that he is the top winger in the country – he creates, he scores and can be a nightmare to play against.
To be fair, the Canadian winger has improved by playing alongside better team mates this term.
However, there is still that niggling feeling that he can be a more effective player and make more intelligent decisions in the final third.

Jermaine Pennant 

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2016 stats: 5 goals, 12 assists in all competitions 

Rating: C

He was supposed to light up the S.League, but the former Arsenal and Liverpool midfielder never really lived up to his billing.

The 33-year-old impressed in patches, but was never a consistent performer – starting in just 15 out of 24 league games.

Scored only twice from free-kicks despite his supposed expertise from dead-ball situations.

Ended his first and possibly only season on a low note as he was left on the bench for large parts of the Singapore Cup final.

Billy Mehmet 

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2016 stats: 19 goals, 14 assists in all competitions 

Rating: A

While Pennant floundered, the former West Ham United trainee shone with his all-round ability and willingness to work for his team mates.

The 31-year-old is arguably the best target man in the league and is ruthlessly clinical in front of goal.

Diego Silvas

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2016 stats: 2 goals in S.League  

Rating: B

Made just one appearance for the club, but managed to score two goals in a 5-1 drubbing of Albirex in the final league game of the season.

Apart from that, the American teenager put in a good shift and showed good link-up play with Webb and Mehmet.  

Kwon Jun

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2016 stats: 1 assist in all competitions 

Rating: C

One of the bizarre signings of the season as the South Korean defender was only eligible for AFC competitions.

Played four games in total and was jittery most of the time before he was deservedly released in the mid-season transfer window.