Reserve coach Luis Alcántara for once had little critical to say about Grilled's display, notably not even mentioning how they let in two early on. This was much appreciated by Pompeo Bellamoli
, who has been on the receiving end of Alcántara's diatribes all too often. "It's the season break. It's alright to wind down a bit!"
The match, while well-attended, drew rather less comments on the official forums, in comparism with speculation on who the club might move for in the off-season. The Birds have been occasionally linked with the likes of Cai Kainan and Sakthivel Pillai in the back pages, but with finances still tight, the supporters might wind up very disappointed.
"I'll be straight, of course we wouldn't turn down stars such as former national U-20 goalkeeper Timothy Yu if they wanted to come, but we're nowhere near coughing up in excess of S$10 million for that calibre of player, at least without selling." head coach Niculae Stanca
told reporters impatiently. "Anyhow, we should be able to do it with this group of players."