Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Pragmatism dictates the need to administer a word of caution. Hence the spate of resignations in FAM of late should not surprise many as it was seen coming over the past few months. The Assistant Gen Secretary I was told had wanted to call it quits in January itself but held back hoping that things will change for the better. And as for Rodzali Yakub, his exit may well be celebrated by a few within the building. Though some may say offensive things about him, Rodzali was a tireless worker but paid the price not not adhering to the whims and fancies of a few within the ranks. Anyway enough said about the resignations.
What interests me more is the fact that the FAM saw it deem to throw a team out of the MSL for failing to pay the insurance. I did blog about this some two weeks ago but did not get around updating it with more information. Suffice to say that what needs to be investigated is why has the premium for the insurance increased some 200 per cent over the past year?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Seems that he is leaving for greener pastures and though I came to know yesterday about this, I failed to get any confirmation on it. However I just received more information that the it is no longer a rumour and that he has indeed resigned, and no he is not the Gen sec, if that was what some of you were hoping for.
Still, who knows it might not be true. So keep your ears to the ground please, and if you know Wisma FAM, the news will be out soon.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Or it is held at the eve of a party elections to enable his master to engage the voters into giving him a seat in the Supreme Council?
But let's dispense with any illusions, that he will be our savior, the champion of change who will "get Malaysian Sports back on track" he most certainly is not. He could have done it but not by playing to the tune of the Minister.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The match was played on March 14. And that was the day of the end of Sir Alex trying to keep a clean slate of 14 matches without conceding a goal.
Xavi Alonso was injured in the pre-match warm up, his jersey number was 14.
The final score was Manchester United 1 Liverpool 4, so 1-4, meaning another 14.
Other factors that make the win all the more sweeter is:
No Liverpool player had even scored a goal at Old Trafford for five years and the bulk of the Anfield squad had tasted nothing but bitter defeat.
Liverpool also became the first team ever in the history of the Premier League to beat United twice in a season, after trailing in both fixtures.
Indeed, in the ten years between 1993 and 2003 there were only three penalties awarded at Old Trafford to visiting teams and they all missed.
United led early and got hauled in by their tenacious opponents. This has never happened in any Premier League match at Old Trafford since 1995.
Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas — The love of money is the root of all evil
Monday, March 16, 2009
B Sathianathan was relieved of his duties of Malaysia national team coach last month and talks to Asia Editor John Duerden about his turbulent time in charge of the Tigers…John Duerden
The 50 year-old, after success with the under-23 team, took the job after the 2007 Asian Cup when football in the once proud nation was at a low ebb. As co-hosts, Malaysia lost all three games, scoring one goal and conceding 12. Sathianathan failed to steer his team past the group stage of south-east Asia’s regional tournament (The AFF Cup) in December and was fired in February, not long after UAE won 5-0 in a 2011 Asian Cup qualifier in Kuala Lumpur.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This is what appeard in our national news agency Bernana.
This is what appeared in AFP.
"The meeting... unanimously agreed to end Sathianathan's contract with one month's notice for a number of reasons, while Soh Chin Aun's service will stop immediately," FAM deputy president Redzuan Sheikh Ahmad said. Redzuan declined to state why Sathianathan and Soh were sacked.
This is what appeared in The Star on Feb 22.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
The accursed 30-year pit where Malaysian football languishes
By : Azmi Anshar
DEWAN RAKYAT, March 5, 2009:
Hassan, while gliding on the flanks in a pace so furious that it caught the Korean rearguard flatfooted, hung on to the ball long enough to detect the perfect moment to release the ball to the advancing James Wong, and then it was back to Hassan, and when Hassan tapped the ball back to James again, Wong committed in memory the most memorable sidestep in Malaysian football history with the a kind of New Age calmness.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
By ZULKIFLI ABD RAHMAN
Monday, March 02, 2009
Khairy: Own goals keeping local football down
They will most probably reminisce about the golden days of local football in the 1970s and 1980s. And it is very likely that they would not be able to name any big football stars from the current batch.Long gone are the days when football stadiums across the country and the Causeway - the likes of Stadium Merdeka, Likas Stadium, Stadium Larkin, City Stadium and the National Stadium - were packed with hardcore fans.