MEET JEROME

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MEET JEROME

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Jerome Setho
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Jerome Setho

Jerome is a huge Arsenal fan from Singapore. He’s a mass communications graduate, a vocalist for a metal core band and an aspiring DJ. But ultimately, Jerome is a football fan and a great one at that, offering a fascinating persepctive on football in Singapore.

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Jerome is a huge Arsenal fan from Singapore. He’s a mass communications graduate, a vocalist for a metal core band and an aspiring DJ. But ultimately, Jerome is a football fan and a great one at that, offering a fascinating persepctive on football in Singapore.

16 years as a football fan has brought so many memories, from watching the ‘Invincibles’ of Arsenal ending a season unbeaten to the Singapore National Team lifting the Suzuki Cup on a few occasions. I enjoy last minute goals, passionate chanting fans and Jose Mourinho getting sent to the stands. At the end of the day, I love football and what better way of enjoying the sport that I love is by telling stories about it. I love the fact that we can be from anywhere in the world but the love for the game remains the same. From connecting with some of the finalists from the various continents, it shows just how much passion the world has for football. I want to bring my love of the game upfront for the Copa Fam to see and show that we here in Singapore are just as passionate as everyone else. Lastly of course, thank you for all the support in my quest to do what I love and I hope I can provide my best work for the dedicated Copa Fam!

What is your favourite Copa90 video and why?

My favourite Copa90 video is Eli’s “Thank you Football” video that came out after the My favourite Copa90 video or Copa90 series in general has been Derby Days. For us Singaporeans, our derby involves us and Malaysia with political ties also being a base of the rivalry. I enjoy seeing the passion from interviewed fans on their local derby and how much it means to them to be on the winning end of a derby match. Also when Eli catches the match, you can feel the tremendous atmosphere and passion coming from the stands and this is something I want to experience as well.

What is the best football game you have seen and why?

For me, it would be Chelsea vs Arsenal in 1999 where Arsenal were 2 – nil down and came back to win 2-3 with the help of a Kanu hat-trick. Martin Tyler’s signature phrase: “KAN-U BELIEVE IT!” Still runs through my head whenever I think of that game. What I loved about it is the unpredictability that football brings and the amazing goals it produces, Kanu’s 3rd goal is a testament to that.

What is your favourite football snack?

Anything basically. From popcorn to cashew nuts, I eat them all!

Who is your footballing idol?

Dennis Bergkamp

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