With seven defeats in their last eight games, the Lions XII’s title defense of the Malaysian Super League has gone up in smoke. With a real chance of missing out on the Malaysia Cup altogether, the finger-pointing game has began.
Coach Fandi Ahmad has been the one most people say should take the blame for the poor showing of the Lions XII this season. Most people are wrong. I think the main responsibility lies not with Fandi or the players, but with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).
Just read this post I did in Oct 2013; http://hardhitting-nobs.blogspot.sg/2013/10/no-contest.html
Nothing has changed between the start of the season and now. The Lion XII may be having a bad season but what do you expect when you ripped out the core of the team? I may not be a big fan of Fandi Ahmad the coach, but anyone blaming him for the poor season is having short term memory.
The fault lies on with him but with his boss, the FAS. They should have never allowed so many key Lions XII players to leave.