Saturday, May 03, 2008

Malaysian Footballers Being 'Bought'?

I still could remember those good old days where I would ride on my friend's bike to Stadium Merdeka (the then national football stadium) and would watch as many Selangor matches as we could.

When the police and Anti-Corruption Agency swooped into action on footballers' / football officials known match-fixing during the early nineties, I gave up totally on Malaysian football from then on. I was like ............... what is this man? I paid to watch a fixed game????? I was duped all this years? Since when they started all this duping?

Nowadays me and mostly malay colleagues don't even discuss about Malaysian football but only English Premier League. Not that we were not patriotic but look at the mess that it's in. Compared to the yesteryears' crowd and today's audience, it's pathetic.

I could name the whole Malaysian squad members during the late nineties but lost touch on even a single player's name of today's game.

Lately, the issue of match-fixing propped up again in Malaysia and this would give a good tight slap on the face of Malaysian football. The Football Association of Malaysia even thought of suspending certain cup tournaments in view of the match-fixing. Will that help? NO!

Get to the bottom of it, the Malaysian style of football management stinks and those at the top management still thought that nobody else could do it but them.

My viewpoint still remains - just remove all those politicians and royalties from football management and get those professionals to manage the clubs and state owned football teams and we are sure that it would match the South Koreans and Japanese again.

To cry for Malaysian football is a waste of our time and tears. Just watch other countries' football league.

Reading: Match-fixing will tarnish game - Star
Related post: State of Malaysian Football
Tags: Football, Soccer, Malaysian Football, Match Fixing, Football Management, Stadium Merdeka



Blogger acura said...

Agreed, it seems nobody care about our national team or Super League anymore because they are so pathetic. I wonder who bet on our local league matches.

04 May, 2008 02:59  
Blogger EliteVillain said...

=X don't want to complain anymore......even we bought we still lost to other countries...never won even 1 match...

04 May, 2008 10:30  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

acura - people still find ways to bet in the local league matches. those pure gamblers (not football fans mind u) won't find it boring.

elite - hahahhahaha, liked yr joke a lot.

06 May, 2008 01:07  
Blogger ~YM~ said...

i think match-fixing is also in other countries, just that it is less obvious. The gambling syndicte in the world is too big and influential.

Anyway, it doesn't bother me if national football game has been fixed. It doesn't affect the results much cos they are just a group of hamster playing football. :P

And i think hamster are cuter than our Malaysian footballer.

08 May, 2008 09:29  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

ym - true that they are everywhere. not only that, there are many greedy footballers too

28 May, 2008 19:11  

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