Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Manado United - No, Really

After mocking the propensity of some football clubs in this region to copy Manchester United, in at least one way, by blandly adding United to their name, now, finally, comes a team that can do so with impunity.

In 2006 when I took up my lap top to start this here cyber rant there were three teams from North Sulawesi plying their trade in the Eastern Division of what was then known as the Liga Indonesia. Persma Manado, Persimin Minhasa and Persibom Bolaang Mongadow soon faded when the Indonesia Super League and last season we were left with just Persigo Gorontalo as North Sulawesi sole representative in the second tier Utama.

Now, for the new Liga Primer Indonesia, the area will once more be sat at the top table, well one of them, of Indonesian football with the three entities merging to form a single Manado United.

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