#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: SPL returns with a buzz; have Man United turned the corner?

Players doing the customary pre-match greetings, without the usual handshakes, during the Singapore Premier League match between Tampines Rovers and Hougang United at Our Tampines Hub on Oct 17, 2020.
Players doing the customary pre-match greetings, without the usual handshakes, during the Singapore Premier League match between Tampines Rovers and Hougang United at Our Tampines Hub on Oct 17, 2020.PHOTO: ST FILE

#GameOfTwoHalves Ep 105: SPL returns to a palpable buzz; have Man United turned the corner?

14:33 mins

Synopsis:  #GameofTwoHalves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday.

This week, Money FM's Howie Lim talks to ST sports correspondent David Lee and Hougang United defender Lionel Tan about what is different about the Singapore Premier League as it resumes after the coronavirus-induced break. They also have differing views about the fortunes of their favourite English team Manchester United, but agree that the video assistant referee robbed arch-rivals Liverpool of a win in the Merseyside derby.

They discuss the following:

1. What has been different about the Singapore Premier League as it resumes from the coronavirus-induced break? (0:52)

2. Was it a surprise win for Hougang over favourites Tampines? (5:35)

3. What does the truce between Singapore Athletics and national marathoner Soh Rui Yong mean? (7:38)

4. Have Manchester United turned the corner after beating Newcastle 4-1? (10:34)

5. Thoughts about the video assistant referee, which was a key player in the Merseyside derby that ended 2-2. (12:27)

Produced by: David Lee (davidlee@sph.com.sg) & Howie Lim (howielim@sph.com.sg)

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Edited by: Muhammad Firmann

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