Sathianathan leads Malaysia to Merdeka cup final!

After the recent embarrassments of the national football team, in comes at a great relief (and pride) that Malaysia (under-23 team) has reached the final of the Merdeka cup. And they did it in style.

Striker Safee Sali was the hero, helping himself to 2 goals as Malaysia beat perenial arch rivals Singapore 3-1!

Malaysia will play Myanmar in the final, who
beat Zimbabwe 3-1 to confirm their place in the final of the championship for the second time in two years. Myanmar is really improving as a football team!

Malaysia's other goal scorer, Mohd Khyril Muhymeen (No.14)

Congratulations to B. Sathianathan and the boys on getting this far!

However, i just hope they DON'T win it. If they do, then everyone will be high on this victory and start imagining that there is no more hard work to do, and Malaysia football will take 2 steps back.

Anybody knows when the final is being played?

P.S I am very dissapointed in both our Football Association of Malaysia and Asian Football Confederation websites. I expected both of these websites to have indepth reports by time i came online today at 9am, but sad to say, the FAM only updated their website about 10.00am and until the time of this posting, the AFC has yet to update their website!


vincent said...

It's impossible to please you bloody Malaysians is it?

Lose and people complain, "Malaysian football sucks"

Win and people complain, "Ah, resting on our laurels now"

Seriously. What the fuck is wrong with you people?!

::Lord Apprentice:: said...

Maybe you should rant on your own footie blog man, which actually whined MORE about this:

So.... does this mean that:

* We don't suck after all?
* That Malaysian football is on the rise again?
* That everything is all good after all?
* That we should not have gotten so paranoid after becoming the worse team in the Asia Cup?
* That our home-grown kids are better than those blasted Singaporeans?
* That the FAM politicians get to keep their posts?
* That the people who resigned their FAM posts get to come back?
* That all plans to improve Malaysian football can now be scrapped because "See? We are in Merdeka Tournament final, we rock after all, everyone should support us"?

Somehow I don't think so.

Let's just wait for the headlines after we beat/get thrash by Myanmar. Should be interesting to see what the politicians say then.

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you?

By the way, i still stand stand by my opinion, which is that we shouldn 'rest on our laurels' even if we win. Malaysia football has taken 50 steps backwards in the last 50 years. Winning a local tournamemnt isnt gonna make us world class, or heck, even bring us up to the footballing standard of Vietnam, Japan and South Korea...and you know it!

So quit yer whining, either post something constructive or just don't bother at posting at all...geez..

vincent said...

Don't be an idiot. In that football blog, the writer NEVER mentioned that he didn't want Malaysia to win.

"By the way, i still stand stand by my opinion, which is that we shouldn 'rest on our laurels' even if we win."

Which I agree, we shouldn't rest on our laurels if we win. Problem is, that WASN'T your opinion. Your fucked up opinion was:

"However, i just hope they DON'T win it."

Which is fucked up. You can't call yourself a Malaysian and at the same time say you DON'T want Malaysia to win.

::Lord Apprentice:: said...

Vincent, you seem like a sorta intelligent person. I would have thought you'd be able to detect 'sarcasm'

Guess i was mistaken about you...

Maybe you had a long day of work. Maybe you haven't got laid in a while. Whatever it is, you need to take a chill pill dude or risk popping a vein.

Uncle Joe said...

You hope Malaysia don't win the final?

What an idiot.

You must be six years old. Or Singaporean. Or worse, a wannabe Singaporean.

::Lord Apprentice:: said...

lol, uncle joe! Thank you for that insighful and meaningful response! I deffinately agree with your points!

Eh..wait a min, whats are your points again?