Biography of the Author John Duerden

John Duerden

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  1. Singapore's Irfan Fandi is tackled during a SEA Games 2019 match against Laos on Nov 26, 2019

    Commentary: Is it mission impossible for Young Lions at the SEA Games?

    Despite a cohesive and talented squad, the competition Singapore’s Young Lions face in the tournament could just be too much, says John Duerden.
  2. Salah scored Liverpool's second goal in the first 13 minutes

    Commentary: Invincible Liverpool look set to regain past glory

    As the Reds emerge runaway leaders in the English Premier League, John Duerden says a lack of squad depth could be the only stumbling block to a ...
  3. Japanese excitement was at fever pitch during the Rugby World Cup

    Commentary: Rugby World Cup – Japan leads the line for Asia

    The 2019 Rugby World Cup held in Japan shows the country can become a force to be reckoned with, says John Duerden.
  4. Granit Xhaka's tantrum on being substituted in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace has attracted a

    Commentary: When is it alright for football fans to jeer at their players?

    Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka got booed badly at Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace – which is unfortunate and counter-productive, says John Duerden.
  5. 2022 World Cup Qualifier Round 3 - Group H - South Korea v North Korea

    Commentary: Whose idea was it to mix North Korea diplomacy and football?

    The World Cup qualifying match between North Korean and South Korea hosted by Pyongyang was a disaster, but the bigger travesty was that football ...
  6. Luke Shaw tackles James Milner

    Commentary: Ahead of England's big clash, rivals Man Utd and Liverpool deal with reversals of fortune

    Ahead of Manchester United’s Sunday (Oct 20) match with arch rival Liverpool, John Duerden says the Red Devils must pull up their socks, both on ...
  7. Valencia Peter Lim composite

    Commentary: Love for the game? Is owning a football club worth the trouble?

    Peter Lim’s tussle with Valencia fans, culminating in the firing of much-loved coach Marcelino Garcia Toral, and scores of other examples around ...
  8. Composite picture of Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso, Nico Yennaris and Tyias Browning.

    Commentary: They are giving up their passports to play football for China but Chinese fans remain sceptical

    With the inclusion of more naturalised players and foreign coaches, the Chinese football scene is certainly getting more interesting but will ...
  9. Indonesia armoured vehicles at Gelora Bung Karno stadium

    Commentary: The hooligans of Indonesian football are at it again

    The Indonesian fan violence that broke out when the country faced Malaysia at the World Cup qualifier at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium hurts the ...
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    Commentary: Don’t rule out ASEAN’s bid to host 2034 World Cup

    Although no doubt a lot has to be done to meet FIFA standards for a World Cup venue, says John Duerden.