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1 Month 1 Post Pt. 1

It seems blogging is not my real thingy. The last time that I wrote something was way back in November. I have so much thoughts to share with but time is never at  my side. Yup, blame it on others as if that could change anything. Well, 2011 new resolution, at least 1 month 1 post. Mark this day as this is the first post of 2011.

Anyway, let’s play catch up.

HARIMAU MALAYA (MALAYSIA FOOTBALL TEAM) : CHAMPION OF SOUTH EAST ASIA

Congratulation to Harimau Malaya for superb performance in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010. The 1-5 defeat to Indonesia in the opening game did not hold the young Tigers back. They drew 0-0 to Thailand in their second game and afterwards trashed Lao 5-1.

They continued their excellent performance at Bukit Jalil by scoring 2 goals to nil against Vietnam. Sadly, I was away from KL during the match, and had to watch the game with other Malaysian fanatics at the airport. Allah the Most Knowing had arranged everything for me. My flight was delayed that evening, giving me the opportunity to watch the match till the 85th minute. The 2 phat goals by Safee Sali gave the young Malaysians some space to play in the second leg at Hanoi. The young Tigers sent Vietnam home after holding the Vietnamese 0-0 at their own ground. Malaysia did look  a bit edgy in that match but thanks to the fantastic line of defense, we were finally living up the dream – winning the Cup for the first time. The closest that we got was in 1996 when Malaysia lost to Thailand 0-1 in the first edition of AFF Cup (was known as Tiger Cup). Zainal Abidin Hassan was the MVP for that edition.

The first leg of the finals was at Bukit Jalil. I was there, witnessing  the glorious moment of our football history of the decade. It was world class play by Norshahrul Idlan Talaha to create the opening goal. And it’s one of my favorite plays. The second goal was crucial in order to make sure Malaysia had bagged enough goals before going to Gelora Bung Karno. Again Norshahrul was the man of the hour who set the ball though he initially shot the ball but it hit Indonesian defender and bounced back to make way for Ashari Samsudin to sent it home. The third goal had sealed the deal and sent the Indonesians home under pressure. Accurate lob by Mahalli Jasuli to assist Safee to head in the third goal passed through Markus Harison. That was  a world class header. Everyone at the stadium (except for who wore red) was jubilant. They said that this was IT. Finally, a  new Malayan Tiger was born.

The Garuda was under fire, even called “Timnas Ayam Sayur” by local media, but the fans were still in high spirit. The Indonesian police had tighten up the security to ensure the safety of the Malaysian footballers. Yup, it was also a matter of diplomatic and credibility of the country as well. The Tigers were brought to the stadium in Baracudas, amour vehicles, as precaution steps to play in the final second leg at Gelora Bung Karno.

Even though the Indonesians launched a few strikes early of the game, the Young Tigers were solid. And out of thin air, a counter strike was launched. Safee was set with a brilliant through ball and he sent it home. After the whole heart pumping 90 minutes, Malaysia marked a new history, winning the AFF Cup for the first time. Congratulation Malayan Tiger! You made all of us proud! Safee brought home another trophy, top scorer of the championship.

Undefeated Manchester United

Tonight Man Utd will play Tottenham Hotspur. Until now the Red Devils still undefeated after 20 games. I won’t say that Man U is at top of their game. They had a few hiccups now and then but still manage to keep it up the good spirit. The last match of the 3rd round of FA Cup against Liverpool was not that convincing. Scoring  a penalty in the early minutes of the game and playing against 10 men for me is not a good result. They should have scored more. Nonetheless, a good team will still win even they are not in the mood of winning. The win on boxing day 2-0 against Sunderland will become the starting point of a promising campaign this year. 2011 will witness another treble by United – Premier League, FA Cup and Champion League. Mark my word. Glory Glory Glory United!

 

to be continued

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Tahniah Kelantan : Juara Piala Malaysia 2010

Akhirnya menang juga Kelantan untuk memiliki Piala Malaysia. Lepas beberapa kali kempunan, akhirnya tahun ni rezeki Kelantan untuk naik podium. Mungkin rezeki Hairuddin Omar kot sebab tahun lepas dia main dengan Negeri Sembilan dan menang Piala Malaysia, lawan Kelantan. Tahun ni dia tukar team, menang juga. Score pula tu. Apa-apa pun TAHNIAH Kelantan!

Kalau ikut kualiti game tadi, memang menarik. Asyik serang je. Tak de lak nak bertahan mana-mana team pun. Kalau macam ni lah kualiti game pasukan-pasukan lain, mesti stadium 80% penuh punya! Hopefully, next year the quality of our football game will keep improving.

Cuma satu saja yang tak best. Menang pun, stadium penuh dengan botol air dan sampah mercun. Kalau kalah tadi? Nasib baik juga la Kelantan menang tadi 😀

Final Result : Kelantan 2 – 1 Negeri Sembilan

Next stop, Man Utd vs Tottenham Hotspur. Currently, the score is Man Utd 1-0 Tottenham. It’s on track, thanks to Vidic. Hopefully, tonight I will see another fantastic goal from Chicharito, the little green pea!

Update : Man Utd 2-0 Tottenham. Scorer : Vidic (31) & Nani (84). Well done United!

Good Start : Man Utd Charity Shield 2010 Winner

The score is 3-1, Manchester United overwhelmed Chelsea at Wembley to win themselves the Charity Shield 2010 title.

Javier Hernandez kicked and subsequently 'faced' the ball to make the score 2-0

Wayne Rooney despite sluggish performance in South Africa provided a classy cross for Antonio Valencia (41′) to send it home. They didn’t stop there. A brilliant lob over sleeping Cole had made room for Valencia to create an impressive cross beyond Hilario’s reach to make Javier Hernandez (76′) the second goal scorer.

Chelsea fought through the fiery United and got themselves a consolation goal as Salomon Kalou (83′) made the score 2-1.

The game is not over until the final whistle is blown. Dimitar Berbatov (90′) knew that and his excellent lob (I guess the best goal of the game) from 20-yard line passed over Hilario’s head had sealed the deal.

Victorious Man Utd marched to the podium to collect their 18th Charity Shield, witnessed by 84,623 crowds at Wembley to kick start a promising 2010/11 season.

Glory Glory Glory Man United!!!

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