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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.
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.
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...
29 November 2017
If any player from Southeast Asia would have the desire to go to Europe encased in his footballing DNA, it must be Irfan Fandi...
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...
27 October 2017
Southeast Asian nations have given plenty of international caps to players born overseas and while most have been successful, there have been a few disappointments...
22 October 2017
Sebastian Merlo arrived in Vietnam in 2009 and defenders in the 'S'-shaped country have been cursing the day ever since. The reason is simple: The Argentine-born attacker starting scoring from the get-go and has not stopped. 
16 October 2017
Later this week, FourFourTwo will publish a comprehensive list of Southeast Asia's Best Imports. There are also plenty of players from within the region who have gone to other ASEAN nations and become heroes. Some of the most successful are mentioned below, in no particular order...