Keeping An Eye Out
had to accept that he was ill-equipped to shackle Januário Andrade, down his own right wing. "Andrade simply oozed class." the Czech midfielder said. "Even with Webb's help, it was all we could do to quieten him now and then."
Aside from Bunnies' already-reported home exhibition with *The Black Pearl*, Grilled International travelled to play Ivory Coast II.1 champions Assinie-Mafia, a spin-off of France's l'agenais. This ended 4-2 in International's favour, though with an unfortunate dislocated shoulder for Yao Erguo
. Zaini bin Hj Kaling
, Tibor Atzenhain
and Chua Jun Long
answered Yaya Yeo's cheeky thirteenth-minute waltz and chip, and Paulo Yako's strong header in the 68th would swiftly be matched like-for-like by Safari bin Hj Jali
On the transfer front, Grilled Birds received a nice little windfall described as close to S$200,000, from former youth forward Al Morris' S$9.2 million transfer to Portugal's Shadow.King1. While widely seen as a lateral move from French Division Six side Nakatomi Desmo, Morris is reportedly more than happy with his new contract.
Birds fans were perhaps more interested in what new goodies their own club would bring in, and head coach Hovaness Noubaryan
did little to cool speculation. "Fc Pigistajad did offer us former youth midfielder Teo Chuan Yong, and at 27, he's at a good age for this squad." Noubaryan revealed. "However, we're a bit overstocked in that department already, and the wage demand of S$125,000 a week was kind of stiff."
Outside sources had linked the club to French all-round playmaker Yann Prud Homme, an undeniably-gifted player regarded as something of a chance buy, due to not quite impressing at German IV.51 side SC Poseidon Neustadt after a S$10 million move. Grilled have apparently passed up on the opportunity, however, as Homme signed with Bangkok's Manchester United XIII a little over a week ago, for S$6.4 million to Neustadt.