Friday, October 23, 2009


The weekend ahead

I had intended to do a Jakarta Casual TV broadcast for this but decided I didn't really have the time to source the pictures or prepare visuals. After all, no bugger wants my boat glaring out at them from their computer screen.

Some Indonesian action around the islands. On Sumatra new boys PSPS Pekanbaru are winless after their opening three games but they face a tough challenge tomorrow when they host Persijap who currently sit 3rd boasting a 100% record. The side from Central Java have also yet to concede a goal and Noor Hadi has started the season in fine form netting three of their four goals so far. Still, coach Junardi sees room for improvement and is still looking at getting former player Phaitoon Thiabma back now the TPL has ended.

A few games on Sunday with the highlight perhaps seeing leaders Arema take on another new boy Persisam. New signing for Arema Noh Alam Shah scored twice against Bontang midweek and he will be looking to continue his goal scoring ways against a Persisam side who narrowly defeated Persema last time out.

Daniel Roekito will be hoping a full strength Persiba will be able to take the game to champions Persipura when they collide in Makassar. The Black Pearls have yet to win this season, two draws on the road, and while this game is being played on the island of Sulawesi it is considered ahome game as their own Mandala Stadium is being readied for ACL action next season.

Persiwa are at home to PSM so expect three points for the home team. Again.

The Thai season is over. Indeed as I write this the FA Cup Final should have just ended between Thai Port and BEC Tero. For the JCTV piece I had prepared a lengthy piece about this game but, well, too late innit.

Sod all to in Singapore with the national team looking for a 3rd straight win in Vientnam when they take on the hosts in the HCM International Tournament.

Quarter final 2nd leg day in Malaysia Cup with Selangor facing a tricky trip to Terengganu after drawing 1-1. Perlis should get past Johor but the only evidence I offer is that they won the away leg which is hardly scientific. They also have MSL top scorer Nizaruddin so there.

Negeri Sembilan should also ease past Kuala Muda while Kelantan with home advantage should have the edge over KL Plus.

I had hoped to get to see Pelita Jaya v Persebaya but it was put back to December...

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