Fans Rank Singaporean S-League Over Malaysian Super League Because Of Familiarity
According to the Straits Times' online EPL fan survey, the Great Eastern-YEO'S S-League "surprisingly ranks ahead of the Malaysian Super League in terms of popularity among local football fans," according to Fabius Chen of the STRAITS TIMES. Of the 3,046 respondents, 66.1% ranked the MSL "as their least favourite of a list of nine leagues." The result "is surprising given that the MSL has consistently attracted crowds of about 6,000 a game, while the S-League average gate for last season is about 900." Fans said that "they chose the S-League over the MSL because of familiarity, with the local league into its 18th season this year" (STRAITS TIMES, 9/30).