Monday, May 18, 2009


The runners up race

With Persipura officially champions now we await the race for runners up spot. Persiwa are in pole position with 60 points from their 30 games. Their first challenge comes later this week when Persib Bandung take them on.

Persib have two games in hand on the Highlanders as well as home advantage. Virtually unplayable in Wamena where they have a 100% record Persiwa have lost eight times on the road. Victory for Persib would see them three points behind Persiwa with two games in hand.

1 - Persipura 31 23 4 4 73
2 - Persiwa 30 19 3 8 60
3 - Sriwijaya 31 15 9 7 54
4 - Persib 28 16 6 6 54

Runners up gets a slot in the AFC Champions League play offs so it's worth something. I'd like to see Persib get that opportunity or Sriwijaya, allowing them to build on this season's experiences. Persiwa? Like their Papuan rivals there would be a decision to be made. They sure as hell can't play their home games in Wamena, the logistics of that aren't worth thinking about.

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