Monday, September 9, 2013

BPL 2013 /2014

Hails The New Season

The most popular football league was resume yet again. The Barclay Premier League or English Premier League as it also known proved to be the most supported and watched in the world. The Premier League is broadcast in 212 territories around the world, working with 80 different broadcasters. The TV audience for Premier League games is 4.7billion. (

The Barclays Premier League has now been contested for 21 seasons. Man Utd won the first League title in 1992/93. It was reported that a new survey in 2012 claimed that Manchester United,  has 659 million followers worldwide, double the number of fans the club had in 2007. If accurate, the Red Devils would have twice the supporters of other global soccer brands like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea, according to analysts. The survey, performed by Kantar, says the soccer club has 71 million fans in the Americas, 90 million in Europe, 173 million in Middle East and Africa, 325 million in Asia Pacific, including 108 million in China. Kantor, which performed a similar study five years ago, extrapolated its results from 54,000 respondents in 39 countries. ( )

Kantar, based in UK, was founded in 1993 as the Market Research, Insight and Consultancy Division of WPP plc, a London-based public company.-

In 2003, the Premier League celebrated its first decade by holding the 10 Seasons Awards: The most interesting were the Teams of the Decade segments. Man United players filled most of it.

Teams of the Decade:
Domestic: David Seaman, Gary Neville, Tony Adams, Steve Bruce, Stuart Pearce, David Beckham, Paul Ince, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen

Overseas: Peter Schmeichel, Dan Petrescu, Jaap Stam, Marcel Desailly, Denis Irwin, Fredrik Ljungberg, Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane, Robert Pirès, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona

Overall: Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Tony Adams, Marcel Desailly, Denis Irwin, David Beckham, Patrick Vieira, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Eric Cantona

Now after played for three matches for each club or 30 games all over so far 58 goals were scored, 24 wins, 25 clean sheets, 99 yellow cards and four red cars. More to come.

As for Man United a slow starts again with hard games in the beginning of the seasons.  One win, a draw and a lost no fare well actually but there are 35 games awaiting. To soon to conclude.

Wassap Der

Cetusan Hari Ini


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

wow lamanya tak menulis

Lama sungguh tak menulis kat blog ni. Sorry ek para pembaca dan peminat. ( ada peminat ka hehehee). Really busy everyday, with the routine and the unforeseen.

However really missed writing here.

Will try to find time to write again.

Apa pun Marhaban Ya Ramadhan

Thursday, May 9, 2013

More Yes For The New Gaffer

David Moyes set to be new Manchester United manager
Everton boss David Moyes is set to be appointed as the new manager of Manchester United, following Sir Alex Ferguson's shock retirement.
9 May 2013

Talks are ongoing between Manchester United and Everton over the release of Moyes. An announcement is expected on Thursday, although that could slip to Friday. Ferguson, 71, revealed his decision to step down on Wednesday after nearly 27 years in charge at Old Trafford. Fellow Scot Moyes, 50, in charge at Goodison Park since 2002, held talks with Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday evening.

Kenwright told Sky Sports News: "At the end of the day, David's contract is up in six weeks' time and he has a right to make his own decisions. He has served this club wonderfully well."

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has also been linked with the task of replacing Ferguson but Moyes looks set to get the job.

Wigan's Roberto Martinez and Swansea's Michael Laudrup are thought to top Everton's list of potential replacements should Moyes, as expected, be confirmed as United's next manager.

Kenwright added that he thought Moyes would still be in charge of the Toffees on Sunday, when they entertain West Ham for what would be the former Preston manager's final home game in charge. Everton, who reached the FA Cup quarter-finals this season, are currently sixth in the Premier League table, six points adrift of Tottenham in fifth but five above Merseyside rivals Liverpool.

A number of high-profile football names believe Moyes is the right man to replace Ferguson, who won 38 trophies during his time at the United helm.

"He's cut from the same cloth," said former United captain Steve Bruce. "It wouldn't surprise me if he got the job and I'm sure he would be very successful.

"He's not had huge finances but he has still managed to put an Everton team together that comfortably finishes in the top 10."

Former United assistant manager Steve McClaren added: "He's a winner and has a work ethic similar to Sir Alex.

"He's also built a dynasty and legacy at Everton. He's waited many years for this opportunity and I hope he gets it."

Former England and Everton striker Gary Lineker said Moyes would be a "sensible" appointment but said expectations would be enormous.

"He is hugely respected within the game and he will instantly get the respect of the players, but it's the biggest pair of shoes you can follow," said the Match of the Day presenter.

"He will always be judged against someone with phenomenal success, but he will know that anyway.

"It is going to be extraordinarily difficult for the next boss of Manchester United because, if it goes wrong, the fans will let him know they are missing Sir Alex.

"However, you can still see the allure of the job. It is one of the three biggest clubs in the world, so it will always get big names wanting it."

Former United defender Gary Neville also backed Moyes as a successor to Ferguson.

"I don't know if he's going to be appointed, but I would welcome it," Neville, who won eight league titles at United, told Sky Sports. "It makes sense."

Former Liverpool and Scotland defender Alan Hansen thinks Moyes is the right man to replace Ferguson.

"David Moyes is the perfect choice," he told BBC Sport. "He has done an incredible job at Everton.

"He speaks well and knows the game inside out. I think the Manchester United fans will take to him."
But former England striker Alan Shearer believes the appointment of Moyes is a risk given he has not
won a trophy during 11 years in charge at Everton.

"Anyone who has worked with David Moyes says great things about his man-management and his coaching," Shearer told BBC Sport.

"The only thing you would say is that he has not won a trophy at Everton.

"But I suppose anyone who goes into Manchester United is a big gamble because it is going to be one heck of a big pair of shoes to fill."

Former United manager Tommy Docherty said he would "feel sorry" for Moyes should he be appointed.

"If it is David Moyes, then I congratulate him and feel sorry for him," said Docherty. "How can you follow the impossible?"

So what I think. I like this guy and he going to be another legend at Old Trafford. Previous entry about him here

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Man United Are Champion Yet Again

Red Devils Silence The Noisy Neighbour
It was a memorable performance by Man United. The team put up a brilliant display of football to clinch the 20th title. Robin Van Persie first half hatrick finished the job as the Ducthman showed his masterclass in scoring goal. Same also Rooney who played along Carrick at central of the midfield. He was superb with his passses which amazingly accurate. The way he played resembled the legendary Paul Scholes.
Well enough said. Man United are the champion yet again. A record that proved to be hard to follow.
Glory Glory Man United

Monday, April 22, 2013

Michael Carrick: Man United Unsung Hero

Carrick Nominated For PFA Player Of The Year: This is Why.
By Nic EnglishPosted on 19 April, 2013

The PFA has finally announced the shortlist for the PFA Player of the year and the big news is that Michael Carrick is on the shortlist.

While the Manchester United is unlikely to win with Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale the huge favourites, his nomination will stun people who often deride him for his one-paced game. At Squawka we take a different view on the matter.

Carrick has completed more forward passes than any other player in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season. That’s more than Xavi, Pirlo, Schweinsteiger, anyone.

In fact, the sideways passing criticism of Carrick doesn’t match up in any shape or form. Over three quarters of his passes are played forward.

The fact that the former Spurs man achieves a pass completion rate of 88% while playing so many forward is a testament to his importance to a Manchester United team which has swept the Premier League in extremely impressive fashion.

Consistency is an underrated facet of the modern game and Carrick provides that in abundance, never changing his game or altering performance based on the quality of the opposition

While nobody believes he will or should win, a player of Carrick’s quality and temperament is a huge asset in the Premier League and while he may not shine in the way Bale, RVP or Suarez do; who’s to say he isn’t just as valuable. Sir Alex wouldn’t.

Tottenham 3-1 Man City

Man United Will Clinch The Title If Win Against Villa

It was a superb performance by the host Tottenham with a comeback to beat Man City by 3-1. The win not only brought joy to the Tottenham but also created euphoria for Red Devils fans and supporters all over the world. The home defeat by Man City then followed by a draw with West Ham just a delay for the inevitable. The fact that the trophy will cross from the blue side to the red side of the Mancunian can’t be denied.

Now the gap between the two teams is 13 points. If Man United beat Villa it will open 16 points gap. Man City is left with five matches with bring 15 point maximum to grab.

Again it was a great match where Tottenham shown their character in the last 15 minutes. After trailing to the visitor as early in 5th minute through Samir Nasri strike, their persistent and self believed prevail. It was out of nothing actually when Man City took the lead. A  great work by Tevez at the left of Tottenham goal was continued by Milner who collected a brilliant reverse pass from the Argentine. The England man then squared the ball towards Samir Nasri who calmly slotted home. But then it was Tottenham that pushed forward but still in calmly way. They won the midfield with Yaya Toure  strangely look ineffective.  Mossa Dembele seemed to outwit him.

However things look better for Tottenham in the second especially after De Foe and Huddlestone were brought in. Huddlestone especially bring the energy, dynamic and confidence into the team. In the 75th minutes Tottenham scored the deserved equalizer through Clint Dempsey who been assisted by Gareth Bale. Then five minutes later DeFoe showed why should be the first eleven not Adebayor by scoring a beauty for Tottenham second goal. Gareth Bale then put the final nail into City coffin by scoring the third.

So Man United fan, Red Devils will take on Villa  at home at 3.00 am Tuesday. Get ready to party. Glory Glory Man United

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

165th Manchester Derby

Title in Touching Distance

Surely not the title decider match. It is more to King of Manchester match. The blue half of Mancunian will visit the legendary Old Trafford knowing title already slipping away from their hand. But the damage control needs to be done. They can’t afford to lose away to The Red Devils as if that happen the gap would be 18 points. Really embarrassing way to concede a title. What more to their fiercest rival.

As the Devils the comprehensive win over Man City would be a good medicine after crashing two major trophies – The FA Cup and UCL. Many said that Fergie had the best squad ever with and addition of Dutch goal machine- Robin Van Persie. But again the weakest link is in the midfield. Since the departure of Roy Keane Man United struggle in that area. They need the real enforce like Yaya Toure at Man City. The Blue midfielder is obviously the best midfielder in BPL right now. There were talks that Man United will sign Victor Wanyama from Celtic. Well after watching he played I believed he should be great addition to Man United. He controlled the midfield comfortably. He defended the backfour very well and he scored too. A perfect midfielder.

Back to the derby. I believed both managers will send the best team available. De Gea is getting better each day. So Iker Casillas remark “ He retires us all,” is becoming spot on. Hoping to see Ferdinand and Vidic at central of defense with Rafael and Evra as the fullbacks. Well rumours has it that Man United will sign Benfica centre-half Ezequiel Garay. The Argentinian is known for his aerial prowess and reading of the game, is the back bone of the Potugal outfit. After spending not so success three seasons with Real Madrid, his move to Benfica had rejuvenated his career. He was now among much sought after defender in Europe. Reports said that Barca also in line for his signature. Well the towering Garay should be direct replacement for Ferdinand. He is 26 so still young with many years ahead of him.

Vidic was reported unfit so most likely Smalling, as Evans also reported had an injury, will take his place. In midfield the evergreen Carrick together with Cleverley will partner at central of the field. Valencia will take the right flank. On the left Nani, Young, Kagawa and Giggs will fight to fill the slot. I believed Giggs will be given the honour. Devils need experience player for this kind of big games. In Attacks Rooney should claim his place back together with RVP.

So what is the prediction? I love to see Man United humiliated Man City with bigger scoreline. 7-0 perhaps hehehe. But 3-0 should be make the fans  very happy.

1992-1993: Manchester United to Aston Vila – 10pts
1993-1994: Manchester United to Blackburn Rovers – 8pts
1994-1995: Blackburn Rovers to Manchester United – 1pt
1995-1996: Manchester United to Newcastle United – 4pts
1996-1997: Manchester United to Newcastle United - 7pts
1997-1998: Arsenal to Manchester United – 1pt
1998-1999: Manchester United to Arsenal – 1pt
1999-2000: Manchester United to Arsenal – 18pts
2000-2001: Manchester United to Arsenal – 10pts
2001-2002: Arsenal to Liverpool – 7pts
2002-2003: Manchester United to Arsenal – 5pts
2003-2004: Arsenal to Chelsea – 11pts
2004-2005: Chelsea to Arsenal – 12pts
2005-2006: Chelsea to Manchester United – 8pts
2006-2007: Manchester United to Chelsea – 6pts
2007-2008: Manchester United to Chelsea – 2pts
2008-2009: Manchester United to Liverpool – 4pts
2009-2010: Chelsea to Manchester United – 1pt
2010-2011: Manchester United to Chelsea – 9pts
2011-2012: Manchester City to Manchester United – 0pts, 8 goals

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Man United Vs Real Madrid

Big Match

Can Man United beat Real. Hard to say but both team had the chance to advance. As for me surely Man United is my choice.

Tough game. Dont think Man United will go out for defence. Not their style. Both will be in the offensive right from start. If Man United score first that will moral killer for Real.

So Glory Glory Man United

Sabah Standoff

Al Fatihah To The Fallen Heroes

Yes  it has been quite some time since my last entry. Been busy with own business that demanded me a lot of time and attention.  I really wanted to write frequently but have no liberty for it. But this time while waiting MU vs Real  match, I insisted myself to write. Not about MU but the standoff between our troops and Sultanate of Sulu followers that intruding our land in Sabah.

My hearts and prayers went to the eight heroes who died because of this intrusion by Sultanate of Sulu followers who wanted to claim their ancestral land. This was a very stupid way to claim any rights if there any, in this modern day. Still puzzle with their game plan. They surely know that cannot outmuscle Malaysian force with 200 people. This is not a Kungfu or Bollywood story. This is real. If Malaysian army crushed them with all the might we had what will that do for their so called struggle. International sympathies? I really did not think so. You came to our house uninvited then claimed something that impossible. And worse you killed our policemen. That made you a better man than us? Or this is how you wanted to claim something. That fact Sabah is under Malaysia and you had to face and take it with your heart. Ancestral thing had long gone. We Malaysian also lost our ancestral land to Thai and Singapore, and did we go to sent army to claim it. We live in modern world now. Please understand that. And for Filipinos who against our offensive attacks on the intruders you really don’t understand.

This is our land our sovereignty and our dignity. The intruders killed our serviceman first while our government been so kindly for you. Two deadline been given and yet you stayed stubborn. I supported my Prime Minister decision to crush them with our might. I’m not Najib fan and neither voted for his party, but he is my PM and supported his decision on this matter. And I believed most Malaysian if not all supported his decision regardless any political party.

When I heard the news of two commandos were killed in a skirmish, I really feel sad. I thinks  now I understand how their family feel right now. Then six more police died, the saddened went up higher mix with angry. Well my father was an army. He was in Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja or RAMD. If not mistaken he was attached at first at Satu Melayu. Be in the army my late father was very fierce person and I really afraid of him. And being so I was not so closed with him compared to my other siblings. May be I also was very naughty and stubborn. The malay say ‘jenis tak dengar kata.’

If got angry he could easily swing his green army belt at my body. And as body got used to it I could withhold the pain but still made me frighten with this green belt. So when he not at home I really happy hehehehe. But when he was not home made another person sad, anxious and restless. The person would be my mother. As an army during my kid years in the eighties, my late father still had to go to the jungle and fight the communist. My late usually told us “ ada operasi”. That meant joy for me as he will not be around sometimes if not mistaken for a week. Hahahaha seronoknya abah tak ada. But for my mother that was not what she wanted to hear. When I grow up then understand why my mother tried to cover her sadness when saying goodbye my father who was then with almost full gear. Why my mother was terrified to hear the knock on the door while father was on operation. Why her face changed when he saw army trucks moving in front of our rental house. She got more frantic when my father not coming back on the promise day.

My late father was away to fight the communist. That I was made to understand when I was a kid. What I did not know was how dangerous it was. What I knew when my father finished his operation he will bring back the ration or the food supply that was given to him. I really love the pineapple and powder milk. I will fight with my brothers for it. I did notice my mother face when he saw my father came home in the green uniform. She will smile profoundly. Yes she was.

I remembered asking my father about the long scar at his hand. For me it was like an art so beautiful crafted at his hand.

“ Cam mana abah dapat ni.” I sincerely asked him.

He replied “ Masa operasi.”

He really felt unease when we asked about his operation. But sometimes he shed a little bit stories about his operasi. Like they (the army) really afraid of booby trap. He said the communist were really good of this. To avoid this they must really, really aware with the surrounding (the jungle). Usually there were signs for booby trap. However the troops well much safer if there were Iban tracker in their squad. He said the late Kanang anak Langkau was among the best. He also told us about some code when talking in the radio. It was something that amazed me. And my father will try to memorize it until while eating he said these words. He also told us that his friends died in the ambush by communist in Sintok , Kedah. And also about his rushed to report back to camp after got married due to Tragedi 13 May 1969. No honeymoon at all.

Well enough of my story for now.  It was sad moment for us now when we loss eight heroes in the standoff. So stop all the politicking things, stupid remarks and tried to be hero things. The real heroes are fighting in Sabah.

The fallen heroes
1.       Insp Zulkifli Mamat (VAT 69)
2.       Kpl Sabarudin Daud (VAT)
3.       Superitenden Ibrahim Lebar – Cawangan Khas, Bukit Aman
4.       ASP Michael Padel – Cawangan Khas, Ibu Pejabat Daerah (IPD) Semporna
5.       Sarjan Baharin Hamit – Cawangan Khas, Ibu Pejabat Kontingen (IPK) Sabah
6.       Sarjan Aziz Sarikun – Batalion 14, Pasukan Gerakan Am (PGA) Tawau
7.       Koperal Salam Togiran – IPD Tawau
8.       Lans Koperal Mohd Azrul Tukiran – Batalion 14, PGA Tawau

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