Global FC got a lot better as the UFL Cup went on. How much better will they be in league play?
Jamlang: It wasn’t a lack of quality players that prevented Global from defending their Cup title, but a lack of unity and chemistry, which they slowly developed as the competition progressed. While the recent big-name signings of Azkals Rob Gier, Jeffrey Christaens and Carli de Murga will be exciting for the fans, it will be interesting to see how they will blend with the squad. A stuttering start to the league will not be as kind to Global as the cup was a few months ago. But if coach Grame McKinnon is capable of integrating his new pieces quickly, and picks up where he left off in the Cup, Global will be difficult to stop in the league.
Fenix: Global had a horrendous start to the UFL Cup and were even on the verge of elimination at one point. However, make no mistake, they are back with a better line-up and are serious title contenders for the league title.
Global had serious issues on squad depth last time out, and with the addition of the versatile Carli de Murga, Rob Gier and Juan Luis Guirado among others, they hope to have addressed this issue.
A return to fitness for Azkals striker Angel Guirado would be most welcome, although the loss of Janrick Soriano is a surprising move for both parties.
» Stallion breaks through tough Pachanga Diliman, stays in ahead in UFL title race
» Stallion, Global look to keep hold on top of UFL table against Pachaga Diliman, Air Force
» UFL contender Loyola suffers huge blow to title bid after draw with Nomads