Tuesday, July 17, 2007



Whether the Sultan resign or not is not going to make a huge difference. I have never been a great fan of Malaysian football.Like most sport bodies in this country, they are crowded with politicians and political appointees, people who had no business to be there in the first place and have very little interest in the sport other than adding some prestige to their names.

They were quick in putting blame on the players without apportioning some of the blame to themselves. There is something very rotten indeed in FAM for the team to have degraded to such low level. You cannot teach an old dog new tricks. It's high time FAM is overhauled and the infusion of new and dedicated young blood to sit on the committee.

Players should be selected on merits and their capability, not on cronyism or nepotism, which, unfortunately, plagued many sport bodies in this country.

Most Malaysian footballers are indiscipline and lack conviction. It is quite common for them to be seen at entertainment joints on the eve of a crucial game. Such indiscretion on behalf of the players are the result of poor moral training. Bad coaching plus indiscipline, what would you get? Poor performance with disastrous results.The outcome of the recent games with China and Uzbekistan was reflection of the rot in FAM. The President and officials should take bigger share of the blame.

I see no point in indulging too much into the problem as I can't see any imminent improvement.

Frankly, I think the Sultan should resign too.

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