Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Indonesia v Myanmar 4-0
Brunei v Libya 1-5
Indonesia v Indonesia B
Libya v Myanmar
I was round the Bung Karno Stadium at the weekend and it was telling to see that a youth tournament was being widely promoted in the area while the Independence Cup less so.
The FA has to realise they can't just say they're having a torunament and expect people to drop everything to attend. Especially when they have effectively said there can be no Super League games in the capital.
Fans aren't attracted by mega bazaars and fun and games. They are excited by what happens on the pitch and while Indonesia have done well in that regard mixed messages, poor promotion and lunatic kick off times means Bambang and co have been impressing more media than fans.