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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fantastic Facts And Fancies

We're striding ahead of the Red Devils la

I am not a football fan. I don't even watch it on TV. But I do listen when fanatics of the game and of teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal talk when "their" teams play. And I also do know that Malaysian football isn't exactly going to get anybody's adrenalin flowing very much. I have always wondered why. Malaysian football no good meh? We've had great players like Soh Chin Aun, Santokh Singh, Zainal Abidin, Mokhtar Dahari etc. And I remember that some years ago we were a force to be reckoned with in the region.

Then tonight when I read the NST's updates on the friendly between Manchester United and a Malaysian XI I knew that Malaysian football is finally back to its former glory days. I mean just read this from the writer whom I presume was there at the match......
".............the Premier League champions struggled past a Malaysian XI 3-2."

"..............they let a two goal lead, courtesy of Rooney and Nani, slip."

"..............Goalkeeping errors let the home team back in the game, with Amri Yahyah capitalising both times."

"..............United though were clearly rusty and missed the flair of Cristiano Ronaldo, with passes going astray and Malaysia being given too much room."

"..............Van Der Saar was caught napping by Yahyah who cleverly lobbed the ball over the Dutchman’s head from 30 yards to set the crowd alight."

"..............Yahyah pounced on to draw Malaysia level after 52 minutes."


".................Malaysian player Mohd Aidil Zafuan outjumps Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney."

Doesn't all that make your chest swell as a Malaysian. No need to be football fan also. Wah! Malaysia Boleh la!!! Yay!!!

Okay, this is tiring. I am going to watch TV now.

NIAMAH!!!

29 comments:

Richard Cranium said...

*ho hum, yawn*

Kamal Tan said...

Patrick,
Why is it so tiring to finally heap some praise on our national football team? They played relatively well, so give credit when credit is due ma! Like that also cannot ah?.Positive reinforcement is a very powerful inducement and hopefully, this is not just a flash in the pan from these guys. But, realistically, it has been such a long, long time since our football team played some decent football, that we forgot that they actually lost this match, MU not withstanding, and, we are still heaping praise on them? How low our standards have slipped! Patrick, may I use your phrase? NIAMAH!

Anonymous said...

yesssss. it means that the std of malaysia's football team is now at the same level as those teams in the english premier league.
malaysia memang boleh!!!

Anonymous said...

Your quotes actually came from an AFP report on the NST website.

I guess for once, it was a Malaysian Syiok Sendiri write up.

Anonymous said...

"BRAVO!!!!!" to Malaysia.

Aloya said...

Apek Patrick..Say Malaysia Boleh la, wtf...Those kids played well la uncle, one time say SYABAS susah ka?
Bet u can't even kick the ball....LOL

Carmi said...

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I invite you to contact me via my blog, Written Inc., if you would like to discuss this further.

Thank you.

Carmi said...

Greetings. You recently left a comment on the blog, Biological Clock Ticking (http://biologicalclockticking.blogspot.com) operated by Anton. You may have noticed that his blog was hastily taken down earlier today. Here's why:

For quite some time, the author of this blog has been copying the work of others and passing it off as his own. This is known as plagiarism. It is not only immoral. It is also an illegal, criminal act.

When confronted about this, Anton chose the coward's way out. Instead of responding, apologizing or otherwise expressing some sort of remorse, he skulked away and started another blog.

I thought you'd want to know this, and would want to verify your own archives to ensure he hasn't used some of your own work as well. I'd recommend checking out the service at http://www.copyscape.com to ensure your own material has not been stolen in a similar manner.

I invite you to contact me via my blog, Written Inc., if you would like to discuss this further.

Thank you.

art harun said...

Bro, this is the shiok sendiri syndrome I had been talking (and writing) about all these while la. I watched the match on TV. Bloody hell, the Man U players were tired and jet lagged. Plus who was the bright spark who scheduled the match at 5.30pm, under the blistering late afternoon tropical sun? Perhaps that was deliberate, because they knew Man U players will melt under the condition.

Be that as it may, bloody Man U were not even in 2nd gear. Had they played at the pace they normally play, mampus!

Anyway, kudos to the Tigers. They worked hard. And the first goal was worthy of an 85000 audience.

Old Fart said...

"whom I presume" From you? I thought I used to learn English from you during your Fantastic Facts and Fancies days on Sundays!!

Anonymous said...

malaysia punya team memang terror kalau friendly sebab tak ada bookie.kalau dah tournament,habis hancur kena masuk poket bookie.

Anonymous said...

MU is just giving face to Malaysia... yawnnnnn

Anonymous said...

Wahh that means now we can thrash

SINGKAPOH already la

We can cleverly lobb against

Thailand la

We can fantastically beat

MYAMMAR LOH

Manchesssterrrr you nite ted wor

telur dua said...

I gave up on Malaysian soccer since the mid-1980s when matches were freely bought and sold.

Soccer in this country has been on the slide ever since.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZPjz-WdCbE

What happened on the 16th July at the MACC Headquarters?

artchan said...

hahahahaahahahahahaahahah....malaysian football??

What football??

Anonymous said...

MU not used to temp in malaysia yet. They are jet lagged. They play chin chai so we call them a gain and they make money. it is all money game. If MU thrashed Malaysia 6 kosong then maybe alot of us will critic and FAM will not invite MU again in the future.

Result is all due to money. Let malaysia play spore, viet, indonesia, burma, japan etc and the score will be the true reflection of the state of our football std.

Anonymous said...

That's the whole trouble with Malaysian sports. Bottom line results like this makes everyone big headed. Those who know the game can tell you how good the Malaysian team was. The commentator even had the cheek (or was he trying to be cheeky and sarcastic) when he said some of the English or European team managers will be taking down some of the Malaysian players' phone numbers after watching the game! Made my toes laughing inside my shoes! So clearly it was the men versus the school boys with the way they played. So please stop getting carried away when SAF praised the local team. It was unfamiliar English diplomacy and politeness. Like that also cannot see!

Anonymous said...

Yes....!!!
We all know MU gave our Tigers face...!

If "not"..... it'll be 6-0 as said by Najib !!!
(That much confidence given...!)

When Tigers scored a goal, we Malaysians cheered...!!!

When MU scored a goal, we Malaysians cheered...!!!!!!!!
Saw how many Malaysians MU fans were there....??????????

Saw how they cheered.....??

Anonymous said...

Next time if you want to list out some of Malaysia's football luminaries I would appreciate it if you do not forget my hero - Moktar Dahari

allanwee

Anonymous said...

Velly funny one lah u...Malaysia memang boleh-syiok sendiri all the time...
Kaki Bangku.

Anonymous said...

Shit ! My toes are laughing !!

Anonymous said...

you all no good one. give people face ma. so long we naval so famous alredy. We feel proud to pukul mat salleh. samo from england one.

You know ma we also find susah to pukul philipin and laos. so you know I know cukup lah.

You all must go to the Positive training school;. vely good one.
if lost u can say we give chance..

My flend say no 1 thing you learn from the programme is your face skin must be vely thick like the
badak backside and also 1 more thing is to make youself feel good and lont care what people say,they naval pay u ma,so lont woly about them-just be siok sendiri.

But one thing he say -siok sendiri also got side effect- lonely.

ChotS said...

stupid press statement..and the game is not that goods..trust me we will see their true colors in SEA game..then we talk about praising..

stupid..

Phat-kor said...

Aiyoooo, everybody,,,,Uncle Teoh can never be wrong one lah. Even my wife who doesnt know futball , oh sorry, football, also commented that the MU players were just doing their usual training on the field during the match!!! Those shots into the MU post were just fluke lah,,,,and the MU players were holding back after their 3 goals in lah,,,,,come on people, wake up.

Anonymous said...

It is a fact that the Malaysia Super League teams are not well managed finacially - many players are not paid salary (note: Dunhill could have ease the pain).

It is therefore the same old story will repeat once again. Now everyone thinks that the Malaysian team is so good after their performance against MU. Their 'value' to the bookies will go up accordingly. We will see the effect of teh lure of bookie dollars in SEA games.

Same old story.

Anonymous said...

Let's bring Singapore back to malaysia Cup.

Bring back Dunhill as well.

Anonymous said...

The Malaysian team are all 'Japung'!

'Japung' is a new-coined Malay term yet to be officially recognized by Dewan Bahasa. It is from 'JAguh kamPUNG', the same way PAWAGAM from PAnggung WAyang GAMbar.

Has the Malaysian state team ever make an impact in the AFC (the Malaysian teams are not even good enough to be admited into Asian Champions League, although Singapore's SAF is participating in it). The Kedah team may have won treble for 2 consecutive seasons but could not even beat a Vietnamese team in AFC. As for Negeri Sembilan, tehy opted not to participate in AFC to stay loyal as a JAPUNG.

Let's wait and see if Devan's Selangor could prove me wrong next year, or simply another case of Japung.

Ole Ole Ole

Anonymous said...

I was in Singapore and saw many Malaysian Liverpool fans here for the Singapore-Liverpool match.

They were willing to fork up a min S$88 (x2.4 and you will know how much in RM) for a gallery ticket.
I have yet to include accommodation/transportation/meals cost.

These are the football fans who do not even to watch local football.

FAM has failed its marketing of lcal football in all aspects as the qulaity of football is very poor and only worth syiok sendiri.

RTM has yet to learn from ESPN on how to present football in informative and interesting manner. The commentators only present the obvious and insult our intellignece.

Nuffnang