Sunday, 26th July 2009 – The Grand Finale
Singapore versus Liverpool FC at the National Stadium
It was a sea of Red Fans, easily identified with their Liverpool FC jerseys, shirts, caps and scarfs, on the trains and buses, traveling towards National Stadium, to be a part of The Kop Comes to Asia. Their loyalty, passion and pride of their favourite Liverpool FC can be felt across everyone of us attending the Grand Finale match. I met up with Edwin, a fellow same batch DSG and a die hard Liverpool FC fan like me at Kallang Leisure Park, bought Subway sandwich meal and went to queue up at the East Entrance to enter National Stadium.
A sea of Red greeted us and the view was great ! After entering the East Entrance, we got our limited and special edition “The Kop Comes to Asia” Liverpool FC scarf and made our way up to the stands. Since it was free seating, we tried to find some good vantage points, however, it was already quite filled up and we decided to go about three quarters way up in the middle segment instead of seating lower at an acute angle. After settling down, we rested, had our dinner and watched the 2 teams preparing, training and warming up. The atmosphere was slowly building up and we were slowly engulfed by Sea of Red Fans, probably around 50,000 supporters !
Great cheers came for the Liverpool FC and our Singapore team as well, with the singing of the Anfield anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and with the scarfs flying high up above everybody’s head, it was very heart warming, goose bumps choking with emotions of pride, happiness and loyalty ! The match kicked off after the 2 teams were introduced to our VIPs for this evening, President Nathan and DPM Teo and it was a night of entertainment !
The final score was Singapore 0 Liverpool FC 5 and regardless of the final result, it was an awesome time for all Liverpool FC fans, watching Torres for about 30mins action and a goal too ! Xabi, with his beautiful and pin-point passing, Carragher, with his leadership and defence quality. For a breakdown of the Liverpool FC minutes by minutes, do drop by the Official Liverpool FC : Final Whistle Report !
When the match finished, it was euphoria of happiness and cheering ! Singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” when Liverpool FC was doing their lap of honour around the National Stadium, acknowledging their fans support and presence ! Please do drop by my Flickr for more Liverpool FC photos !!
I would like to shoot sports but maybe a slower one like rugby would be good for an amateur.
I don’t have the proper arsenal though for sports photography.
I really hope they’ll come down to Singapore again soon.. and this time with S.Gerrard.
It’s just so incomplete without him.. =|
Hi Mei Teng
Rugby is sometimes a fast paced sports too ! Well, they have their line-outs, scrums, mauls, rucks that would be significantly slower and allowing easier photography opportunities.
For sports, the telephoto zoom would be 200mm to be ideal, if have 300mm or more, would be great !!
I am using 70-200mm F4 L, excellent lense for sports photography !
Me too !!!! Hope they return soon …. don’t wait for 8 years
Yeah, want to see Gerrard in action !!!