Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Good improvement for the Malaysian football.

Well done and congratulation to the Malaysian squad in Asian Games 2010. Even though, we lost in 2nd round to the highly rated Iran, we still shown the great improvement. Our young boys shows tremendous fighting spirit performance.

If not due to poor refereeing and suffered with a lot of injuries, I believe even Iran and China will facing tough match.

Name of Muslim Ahmad, Khairul Fahmi Che Mat, Safiq Rahim and co deserve praise from Malaysian fans who really wanna to see a great come back. Under Rajagopal, I saw a lot of improvement in Malaysian team. We played more attacking football and great one touch football. Yes, there are still more aspects to improve but I still believe, our young boys will definitely will improve and shows some at least, determination and desire to win every match.

We starts the tournament with superb 2-1 wins again Kyrgyzstan but failed to challenge the Japanese which is more technical and good strength of mentality compared to the Malaysians. However, final group match against China has been ruined by the stupid and questionables decision by the dumb Aussie Ben'ngong' William which sees 3 red card been shown to the Malaysian players. All the decision can be questionable especially red card shown to Saifq Rahim and S Kunanlan which sees we lost 3-0. Even lost, we still qualify based on best 3rd placed team and meets Iranian in 2nd round. After successful to hold the Iranian inthe 1st half, we cannot afford to hold them until sees 3 goals been conceded and last mins penalty from skipper Shahrul Idlan Talaha still not enough to hold the Iranian.

Lets forget the disaster in Guangzhou. Let go forward for the AFF Suzuki Cup in December. We need to stay focus and give what we have to the Asean. Our squad is already have the quality, only that we need to touch up more on attacking side and flanker in order to get to attacking options. Anyway, good luck to the Young Tigers!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Derby of the week - week 11

This week is going to be a tremendous week for the European football. A lot of great matches to be played. Following is the matches of the derby for this week:-

1) SS Lazio vs AS Roma

In form and Serie A league leader Lazio will entertain local derby AS Roma this evening to determine who is the club that deserve to command the capital of Rome. AS Roma will come to Olimpico Stadio without their talisman captain Francesco Totti who suspended after received a red card last week match against Lecce. Most of the pundit claimed that Roma will have their tough game without him but Roma coach Ranieri still believe his current available squad will manage to hold Lazio, at least, and give a great performance. Lazio in form striker Sergio Floccari believe Lazio is good side and will win the derby. Lazio - Roma derby game is always will give a huge impact. Last season, Totti been fined for improper gesture to the Lazio fans after Roma beat Lazio. 2 years back, Roma keeper, Doni been shown a red card which sees Lazio beat Roma 4-2 in a trilling match.

2) Liverpool vs Chelsea

This is going to be real test for Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson to test their players capabilities when they entertain BPL league leader and reigning champion Chelsea. The Reds recieved a great boost after their captain Steven Gerrard finally find his great form when struck a hatrick against Napoli in Europa League last Thursday. Hodgson will still believe Gerrard will be a key man to penetrate Chelsea wall and encourage teammate to give a best shot against Chelsea. Meanwhile the Blues manager, Carlo Ancelotti believe the match is not going to be an easy ones. Liverpool current form improving and Chelsea will be aware of that. Malouda is doubtful and Lampard is still in recovering mode after hernia operation, Ancelotti will depend on great form of Zhirkov and Drogba to beat Liverpool.

3) Man City vs Man Utd

Manchester derby is always produce great result. This is to determine the King of Manchester and who deserve to conquer Manchester. City will depend to his homesick captain Carlos Tevez while United hoping Nani will recover form his groin injury. City boss Mancini managerial career is under threat after City suffered three straight defeat in a row last week. Most of the pundit says this is going to be Mancini last game in charge if City lose to United. City form so far is inconsistent. The billionaire club failed to give great impact despite they have multi billion pound players to be contender of BPL. Meanwhile United will be without unsettled striker Rooney who this week been send to US for rehab. Last night, Ferguson men struggling to beat Wolves and only last mins-gap winner from Park Ji Sung clinched a 3 point to the United.