Friday, April 22, 2011
The island of Penang has long been one of my favourite destinations in South East Asia. I just love pottering round the streets of Georgetown, having Chicken Vindaloo at the Kashmir and getting ratted at the Hong Kong Bar. Hell, I love it so much I even nurse my hangover by picking up the local newspapers to find out how Liverpool and Chelsea are doing.
The City Stadium was also one of the first football stadiums I visited in the region. I forget the chronology, you think I'm that sad, but certainly on one of my many trips there I did walk out to the stadium and peered through the fence.
Football on the island doesn't give Penangites much to smile about. Their are three teams in the Malaysia Premier League. Penang, from the local football association, Penang USM, who I think are a university team, and Penang SDM Navy who are, and I'm just guessing here, a Navy team.
Anyway, just have a look how they're doing in the 12 team MPL.
9 - Penang USM 12 5 0 7 15-16 15
10 - Muar MP 12 4 3 5 14-19 15
11 - Penang SDM Navy 12 1 2 9 12-28 5
12 - Penang 12 0 1 11 7-30 1
They all seem to play at different stadiums. Penang play at Bandaraya Stadium, the one I once wobbled out to, SDM Navy play at Batu Kawan, where ever that may be and USM play at USM Sports Stadium, ditto.
Hmm, a Penang football weekend anyone?