expressed regret at the uncharacteristic conservative tactics of his coach and some of his fellow players. "We should have gone for the jugular after those two early ones.", the second-minute scorer said. "Many more players should have got their name on the scoresheet. In the end, we laid back after two goals and were lucky to get two more. They could have made us pay for it."
Shung-Tat, not for the first time, disagreed with his wing wizard, but contained his rebuttal to the declaration that everyone is entitled to his own opinion, contented with an emphatic win in the bag. Some speculation is that Hau-pai is not wholly convinced that Dai-Lin is irreplaceable and tempted by the up to S$1.5 million that the multifaceted midfielder could fetch, which would go a long way towards shoring up the side. The majority opinion by those in the know remains that Dai-Lin still figures highly in the coach's gameplan, being the only bit of true quality in the team, maybe apart from a Hobson at his best.