Oh, It's On
The scenes at The Cooking Pot rivalled those after Grilled's cup final victory, as the Birds took over at the head of II.2 with a five-goal cushion. Noubaryan struggled to find a critique, giving up entirely as he praised his players to the high heavens.
was a performance worthy of league champions." the Grilled head coach purred. "Mia San were actually very solid, if a bit conservative, but we absolutely demolished them today. It was a real team effort too, everybody pulled their weight."
The pressure is now on the Birds' main title rivals, as Mia San next travel to Kim Tae Hee FC in a clash that neither will want to lose. Kim Tae Hee FC have already passed up their chance to go top, after being held 1-1 by a Real Balmoral side that have excelled against the big teams, and more dropped points will surely be a huge blow to their self-belief.
-= Manchester United =- might be dark horses after their 4-0 hammering of Robbie Football Club saw them stay three points off the frontrunners, while Joker 9B kept their survival hopes up by taking care of BCFC, 5-0. Grilled expect nothing less next Sunday, and are well-poised to build their goal difference up.
Farmer Bunnies returned to winning ways against Between a Walk and a Hard Pace, but at a steep price as their injury list grew. Wong Ting Yew
joined national teammate Lau Chang Wan
there after turning his knee in the 71st minute, raising concerns as to whether their packed schedule had been too punishing.
Other than that, Morgan Hu
would be sent off for a second yellow in the 40th minute, even if Jon Benson
relieved some of the pressure with a counterattacking opener two minutes later. Sofian Azfar
confirmed the win in injury time, but it remains that the Buns might be without three regulars against Ambush F.C. next weekend.
To Kwek Yun Jie
, the point was moot. "The title race was over once we lost last week. To me, the big takeaway was that Ablaev could hold his own without Ibrahim to help out."
International's plunge continued as they lost a fifth straight league fixture, with Swiss club AC Uettligen gaining revenge for their 0-3 defeat in Week Six. Fausto Perono
answered Salvador Novo's 35th minute goal with alacrity, but Novo would put the hosts 3-1 up with a fine penalty, adding on to Abdelwahid Hilmi's flying header in the 50th. Yao Erguo
contributed his first goal of the season off a late corner, but that wasn't enough to save a point.
The fans, once so bright-eyed after Olaisen's installation, are now staring relegation in the face, and mutterings of mutiny could be heard. The problem was whether another head coach would be able to arrest this slide, though.
"Let's face it, of those who would be willing to come, they wouldn't do any better." disgruntled diehard Nabil bin Ali said. "All we can do is get behind the team, and pray."