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Articles by Neil Humphreys

11 April 2018
Unless the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) have lined up a quick replacement, the next national coach will have little time to prepare for the upcoming Suzuki Cup. If the relationship had soured, Sundram and the FAS could have parted ways sooner, argues Neil Humphreys…
5 April 2018
On the day that news broke of venue’s impending demolition, Singapore won a gold medal….in eSports. It’s no coincidence, but confirmation that there’s neither enough public or political interest to nurture a real sports culture, argues Neil Humphreys...
14 March 2018
Benjamin Davis’ national call-up and Hougang's new English signing are positive moves as the current set-up struggles to produce strong, tough footballers, argues Neil Humphreys…
5 March 2018
The National Stadium offers the only venue that can protect the local game’s fragile identity, argues Neil Humphreys…
14 February 2018
Al-Qaasimy Rahman’s decision to retire, at just 26, in search of financial stability sends all the wrong signals about the state of the local league, argues Neil Humphreys... 
For years, a sense of ‘us and them’ between public and private academies in Singapore created division and tension. A nationwide youth league and regulated coaching could fix all of that, argues Neil Humphreys…
18 January 2018
Defender’s move to Thailand makes him only Lion to play in four Asean countries, showing the kind of brave decision-making that should inspire local footballers to stretch their talents, argues Neil Humphreys...
6 January 2018
Different rules for different teams are not only confusing, they’ll give overseas sides like Brunei DPMM an unfair edge, argues Neil Humphreys.
18 December 2017
An emphasis on youth is a valid initiative, but it may force experienced professionals to leave Singapore and weaken squads, argues Neil Humphreys…
12 December 2017
FAS’ proposed promotion-relegation model could make local games more credible and perhaps allow some big clubs to return, argues Neil Humphreys…