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Heartbreak of an Aston Villa fan

Published on May 11, 2014 8:11 PM

Today, as thousands of Liverpool fans in Singapore anxiously wait to find out if their team can lift their first English football league title since 1990, I'll be with them.

1990 was the year my life changed forever. Like all primary-school boys who come of age, it was time to randomly pick an English football team located 10,000km from home to support for the rest of my life.

Naturally I chose a top club. So I looked at the league table that year and picked… second-placed Aston Villa.

"That's what happens when you gei kiang", is what I'll tell any kid in the future who wants advice on picking teams. Gei kiang is Hokkien for act smart.

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