Replies to Media ● Sep 17, 2013
FAS’ reply to media queries on S.League individual player awards
The S.League’s competition rules stipulate that the Top Scorer Award will be awarded to the player who scored the most number of goals over a total of 27 matches in the 2013 season. As for the Player of the Year Award, it will be awarded based on the player’s consistent performance throughout the season and is not affected by the change in the format of the fixtures.
The current S.League season is one of the most competitive in recent years, as evident from the fact that only 10 points separate the second-placed team and the eighth-placed team after 21 matches. There have been several exciting matches, including upsets, between teams from both ends of the league table as well as during the Cup matches. In addition, the teams are grouped based on their performance at the end of the second round and we can expect keen competition from teams in their respective groupings. Hence, there is no reason to speculate that the new format will adversely affect any player’s chances of clinching the Top Scorer or Player of the Year Award.