Lions

Lions

In English football news, 

Police are working to track down the person responsible for throwing a coin at Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand during Sunday's Manchester derby.

Ferdinand was left with blood streaming down his face from a cut above his eye, after being struck by a coin during injurytime. 

9 people have since been charged with public order offences at the Etihad Stadium and their cases will be heard in court next month. 

Meanwhile, the CEO of the Professional Footballers' Association Gordon Taylor says, perhaps it's time now to seriously consider putting up large nets behind the goal-posts. 

And that's to protect players from missiles thrown by supporters. 


Onto regional football news, 

All 400 gallery tickets that were reserved for Filipino supporters were snapped up within 30 minutes when they went on sale yesterday. 

That means, it's a full-house of 7,800 fans at tomorrow's clash between our Singapore Lions and the Philippines in the semi-final 2nd leg of the Suzuki Cup. 

The 1st leg in Manila 3 nights ago ended goalless. 

Meanwhile, the match at the Jalan Besar Stadium will be shown Live on Channel 5 from 8pm onwards. 

And President of Singapore's Football Association Zainudin Nordin is urging all fans watching the game at the stadium or via television to wear RED and be the 12th man. 

Seeing that tomorrow's special date of 121212, he hopes the fans will don the colour red, in support of the national team.