We were just chasing someone else's glory.
"To me, the so-called fans who just watch European football are not real football fans, but people who eat in front their sofa, watching TV. Just that the content is football. Watching football in the stands is just different, because you shout from where you are in the stadium and the referee, linesmen, players, coaches all can hear you."
This blog is about passion and love for Hougang United Football Club, about connecting with the players of Hougang United. It's also about the people who run the S-league week-in week-out. And most importantly, about creating a community amongst Hougang United fans and supporters.
Football is a business that thrives on the passion of football fans; and clubs need a healthy flow of funds in order to run as a functional and professional sports team.
And it so happens that a group of football fans share and understand this nationalistic view; that a base of loyal & vocal supporters is important to Hougang United's growth; and we have come together in spite of our busy schedules to contribute to her and also to S-League. And that is how HOUGANG HOOLs came about.
And hopefully with this initiative, we may one day see Singapore move away from EPL colonialism and stand proudly for our own S-league.
That's why I've created this Hougang United fan blog to keep track of the Cheetah's progress whenever I go watch the live matches; and then share the experience with anyone and everyone.
Local support has been long overdue, thanks to our misplaced love and loyalty for other clubs elsewhere. It's time to shed those years and years of shyness and embarassment. Peel those layers off and reveal the true Singaporean in you. It's time to be a real football fan... NOW!