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Tampines Rovers face off against bottom side Young Lions next. If they don’t win, how?

Sep 13, 2021

Tampines Rovers have had one too many bad day at the office since returning from the Asian Champions League group stage matches. 

And its own fans are up in arms as usual, if comments on the club’s own Facebook page after a 7-3 loss to Hougang United are anything to go by.

Photo: Singapore Premier League

Since 22 May, the club has conceded 51 goals in total, and are currently on a 12 match winless streak. 

The best result they achieved was a 2-2 draw against Tanjong Pagar United on 29 August. 

See list of results below.

22 May – lost 2-3 to Hougang United 

25 June – lost 0-2 to Gamba Osaka 

28 June – lost 0-1 to Chiangrai United 

1 July – lost 0-9 to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

4 July – lost 0-4 to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 

7 July – lost 1-8  to Gamba Osaka 

10 July – lost 0-3 to Chiangrai United 

15 August – lost 1-4 to Lion City Sailors 

19 August – lost 2-5 to Balestier Khalsa 

25 August – lost 1-3 to Geylang International 

29 August – draw 2-2 with Tanjong Pagar United 

12 September – lost 3-7 to Hougang United 

With the streak looking nowhere near an end, fans have mostly taken out their frustrations of the coach Gavin Lee.

Some fans are understandably asking the most obvious question, which we are also wondering about.

And there are others who have just passed judgment without proper analysis.

The guy above obviously does not watch Balestier Khalsa.

Another fan also took offence that the Tampines Rovers post which announced the final result for the Tampines Rovers and Hougang United match referred to the team as ‘they’.

Fair point.

But Lee does have his fan boys as well, who are defending him, here and there.

Separately, one fan even pointed out how teams in the Singapore Premier League have conceded too many goals compared to teams in the Malaysian Super League (MSL).

After 21 games, this is how many goals teams in the MSL have conceded.

And this is how many goals teams in the SPL have conceded so far.

All teams below Hougang United in the league have conceded more than 40 goals after 18 rounds, with Tampines reaching the mark after 17 rounds.

Tampines Rovers will next face off against bottom side Young Lions on 18 September.

A match which they should surely be getting full points from.

Main Photo: Tampines Rovers

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