What can local football clubs do to develop young talent? Would this improve our national football teams?
What is most important is to get the crowds to go down and watch the teams play. No player can perform if there are just a few hundred spectators. Renaming clubs after estates - like, Toa Payoh FC, Ang Mo Kio United - may give supporters a sense of belonging. Once crowds build up, sponsors will follow.
Ryan Lee Tian Hua
We can never reach world-class standard if players are unable to earn a decent living from it.
There is no future for professional players here... If they can obtain a good education, why become a pro footballer, which does not pay that well?
There is no way Singapore can ever make it if there are no full-time players. Here, one must study, work and play sports! Rubbish! Sponsor them and train them overseas full time.
As in any discipline, sporting talent must be developed from a young age. Start at the school level, sponsor games, honour the game and free it from politics.
Should insurance coverage be made mandatory for users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) and bicycles?
I agree that insurance and vehicle licensing should be introduced to curb reckless riders. However, this in itself would not stop them unless the same rules as for car users are applied, such as a point system.
PMD users must buy insurance so that if any accident occurs, victims can claim from their insurance.
You think they will be slower even with insurance? Toughen the punishment and raise awareness to see results.
Without a proper driving licence for PMD use, do you think an insurer will want to take the risk of covering third-party liability?
For PMDs, yes. But for bicycles? That would be crazy.