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Lion City Cup diary: day six



An impromptu lesson in street dancing and more fun in the pool on day six in Singapore.

It was a hugely impressive team performance from the boys. Vasco showed in their first match just how dangerous they are on the ball and to limit them to just a handful of clear-cut opportunities is testament to the hard work the team put in.

It was difficult to stay in my seat when David Brooks gave City the lead - trying to maintain a degree of professionalism in the press box, I limited myself to a small fist pump under the table. 

The stadium was far from full but the Singapore City Supporters Club certainly punched their weight, belting out "Blue Moon" and "Come on City" to keep charge in the team's legs.

Today, the team have continued recording "teammates" videos, electing their bests, worsts and mosts from their peers. The name of Yvan is never far from the lips for most categories and it's easy to see why - he is a real character as he proved again before the match yesterday, giving an impromptu lesson in the art of jerkin'...

You'll forgive me if I don't partake, I'm not sure the infamous size 14s could handle something requiring such fleet feet... 

Today, the team have been in the pool again, winding down after last night's exertions. Scott Sellers and the coaching team have been attending to the serious business of their suntans before tonight when they will be attending a coaching clinic where they will impart their knowledge on to local children from beyond social services.

Tomorrow, focus returns to the Jalan Besar stadium where City will take on Singapore u15s in Group B. A draw will be enough to put the Blues through to the semi-finals of the competition - I'll be doing my best to keep that veneer of professionalism intact through the 80 minutes. 

Eurosport 2 (Sky channel 411) will be showing the match if you wish to follow the action from the UK. We'll have highlights from last night's match on the site very shortly.

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