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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Hong Kong matches just as thrilling as English Premier League

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... English Premier League, and if these are the bare necessities of great soccer than Hong Kong deserves more attention than it receives. In the first month of this season, there were 75 goals in 20 ... William Lai First Division is filled with red and yellow cards, last-minute comebacks and fierce competition Domestic league matches EPL in thrills and spills A 10-goal thriller ...

  2. Going global must serve soccer's wider interests

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong sports fans have shown they cannot get enough of world-class events. So it is good news for the city's legion of soccer fans that the English Premier League is considering ... The staging of Premier League matches with points at stake would have much greater appeal. But the league must tread carefully as it moves ahead with these ambitious plans. Playing abroad would ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Asia Trophy soccer tournament returns to Hong Kong in July

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Popular event returning after absence of just two years and this time it features English Premier League champs City, Spurs and Sunderland Asia Trophy back for HK encore The season's worst-kept secret is now official- champions Manchester City are to highlight an exciting line-up this summer as the popular English Premier League (EPL) Asia ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong soccer body seeks HK$20m in sponsorship for new Premier League

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... to sponsor new premier league The Hong Kong Football Association hopes to secure HK$20 million in sponsorship from "global corporations" as part of its plans for a proposed new Premier ... will be a transition year before the new Premier League gets under way in the autumn of 2014. There will be 12 teams rather than 10 next season, with only one team facing relegation at the end of this season ...

  5. Fan queries double standards

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Is it a case of double standards with Fifa and the AFC calling for Manchester United to stay away from Asia while allowing another giant of English football- Liverpool- to play in Hong Kong during the same period as the Asian Cup? Liverpool, Fulham and Portsmouth will play in Hong Kong in the English Premier League-backed Asia Trophy on July 24-27. 'Why ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Revitalised knockout competitions could take Hong Kong soccer to the next level

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... do the words "cup" and "upset" proud. Last weekend, the FA Cup fourth-round ties in England produced an abundance of "cupsets," with five English Premier League ... Millwall and Leeds United beat Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. The biggest shock was Luton Town- a Conference Premier team- defeating Norwich City to become the first non-league ...

  7. HK$500,000 and shot at Reds for FA Cup winners

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Liverpool, Fulham and Pompey confirmed for EPL Asia Trophy An English Premier League-backed tournament will give the winners of the Hong Kong FA Cup the opportunity to play the possible European champions and earn a hefty bonus of HK$500,000. Martin Hong Po-kui, chairman of the HKFA, confirmed yesterday that three English Premier League sides- Liverpool, Portsmouth ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Manchester City to face league rivals in Soccer Sevens

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporter Black Cats have City in their sights at Sevens Manchester City will find Sunderland barring the way when they make their debut in next month's HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens. City, one of four top seeds in the main section of the May 24-26 tournament, were drawn against their Premier League rivals in group A yesterday. Defending champions ...

  9. Football league

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the biggest individual shareholder of English Premier League side Birmingham) and a number of key players, the club have decided to field a young side, including Iu Wai and Tse Tin-yau, both 16. ... CITIZEN President: Pui Kwan-kay Coach: Liu Chun-fai Budget: $3.5 million Last season's results: Eighth in the league Squad: Goalkeepers: 16-Tse Tak-him, 17-Ho Kwok-chuen. Defenders: ...

  10. Soccer 7's provides spark

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Wesley Cheng

    ... Wesley Cheng English Premier League champions Manchester United will make their debut at the HKFC Philips Lighting International Soccer 7's next month. '[United] have always ... and some possible head-to-head clashes between old rivals from the Scottish and English premier leagues,' Mr Penman said. 'With talent and rivalry like this on show, [it] will definitely ...




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