Monday, April 15, 2013


Indonesian Football Weekend

Indonesia Super League

PSPS v Persiram 1-1 (Konate Makan; James Koko Lomell) 3,451
Persisam v Barito Putera 0-0 14,235
Persija v Persidafon 1-1 (Robertinho; OG)
Pelita Bandung Raya v Persipura 0-2 (Boaz Solossa 2) 2,333
Arema v Persela 2-0 (Alberto Goncalves; Dendi Santoso) 32,811

No real surprise with Persipura cruising to a 2-0 win away to Pelita Bandung Raya with Boaz making it 12 for this season. The Papuan giants are one point clear at the top ahead of Arema who overcame Persela in an East Java by a similar score; unusually for the Singo Edan a player other than Kayamba (4 goals), Cristian Gonzales (10) and Goncalves (also 10) scored!

Persija's abject season continued, needing a late equaliser to share the points at home to struggling Persidafon. They have just two wins from their opening 15 games and new coach Benny Dollo seems to be struggling to get a team low on confidence, and money if the rumours are true, firing on any cylinders at all.

1 - Persipura 14 10 4 0 31-4 34
2 - Arema 14 11 0 3 31-12 33
3 - Mitra Kukar 16 10 2 4 31-24 32

12 - Boaz Solossa (Persipura)
11 - Alberto Goncalves (Arema)

Indonesia Premier League

Persiraja v PSM Makassar 0-1 (Rasyid Aras)
PSIR v Persija IPL 3-1 (Benson, Chainal, Arief; Sansan)
Persema v Persijap 0-5 (Bahtiar, Brizuela, Agung Supriyanto 3)
PSLS v Perseman 2-0
Pro Duta v Bontang 3-0 (Karlsons 2, Rahmat Hidayat)
Semen Padang v Persebaya 3-0 (Persebaya didn't travel, game awarded 3-0 to Semen Padang)
Persepar v Arema IPL 1-0 (Bayun Pradana)

This league just gets more and more irrelevant. The clubs aren't playing for their future; just the top four will join the IPL but the likes of Persebaya, Persija and Arema will be wound up at the end of the season or rebranded.

Surprise that Persija IPL got their shit together long enough to make it to a game. Little news from them recently, is there ever, and rumours suggesting they had given up were out there.

Persebaya are another team whose future is uncertain. They have last to meet their last three fixtures, they didn't want to travel to Padang because they apparently weren't ready! Professional league ha bloody ha, still, FIFA recognise it and we all know how good they are at their bloody jobs.

Defeat for Perseman was their first of the season allowing Semen Padang the opportunity to go top while playing with their Play Stations. Which about sums this league up.

Divisi Utama (LPIS)

PSS v Persibangga 2-0 (Anang Hadi, Wahyu Gunawan)
Lampung v Persitara 2-1 (Anton Irawan, Nova Hermawan; Firman Septia)
Persewon v PPSM 3-0 (Keli Rumfabe, Wenand Korwa, Ruben Fakda)

This is the Divisi Utama under the IPL and seems to be as well organised as that one. There is no mention anywhere of a fixture list and there is confusion as to who has actually entered following reports 11 clubs wanted to move to the 'other' Divisi Utama. These were the opening games and PSS attracted a good crowd judging by the pictures but info about the games is sketchy. Who is playing next? Dunno. You now know as much as I do!

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