Monday, April 22, 2013


Results 20-21/4

Indonesia Super League

Persib v Arema 1-0 (Sergio Van Dijk) 26,857
Sriwijaya v Persipura 0-2 (Boaz Solossa, Nelson Alom) 32,200
Pelita Bandung Raya v Persiwa (M Arsyid, Gaston Castano; Camara Sekou) 1,127
Persepam v Persita 1-1 (Busari; OG) 12,389

How about we give a big round of applause to Persiwa’s ‘experienced Pieter Rumaropen? As if Indonesian football hasn’t had enough to deal with in recent years with, takes a deep breath, the LPI, two leagues, two national teams in training, being humiliated 10-0 by miniscule Bahrain (there are larger unnamed rocks in Indonesia than Bahrain), the tragic death of Diego Mendieta, Persibo’s embarrassing performances in the AFC Cup plus general all around shoddy incompetence we now have this gentleman running up behind the referee and lamping him, from behind note, he hasn’t got the guts to go full frontal, leaving the ref’s shirt full of claret.

Nothing much will happen. Persiwa are allowed to win every single home game they play, I think it’s just one defeat in six years at home?, so to have them complaining because a decision goes against the home team is nothing short of farcical and hence totally appropriate in this country. Match officials are often the target of irate away teams who are only too happy when they are the hosts getting all the decisions.

Indonesia’s players’ union are only too happy to let everyone know how much players are owed and they are quite right to do so. If they don’t one else will but they also need to take action in an incident like this that happens all too often. If the player is a member then take some bloody action against him. Don’t do a Gordon Taylor and blindly support the player. The actions of this former international have brought the game into disrepute and we have seen over the years the governing body are too soft or just don’t care to do anything.

There is also a need for the club to take action but they won’t. Because nothing that happens here is about football. People who ru(i)n the game here are not into football. They have their own agenda and that banner that players follow on to the field, that FIFA fair Play one means jack shit in their world view.

But FIFA recognizes things here are hunky dory so let’s just carry on as normal. There is no shame, there is no embarrassment, just more vitriol bouncing off a thick skinned, batik wearing, kretek puffing, BlackBerry punching Neanderthal.

Rumours that Persiwa are interested in signing Liverpool’s Luis Suarez?

1 – Persipura 15 11 4 0 33-4 37
2 – Arema 15 11 0 4 31-13 33
3 – Mitra Kukar 16 10 2 4 31-24 32
4 – Persib 15 9 3 3 34-20 30

Divisi Utama

PSBK v Deltras 3-1 (George Mitchell, Basori, Dembele Siaka; Djamel Leeflang) 7,750


Harimau Muda v Home United 0-1 (Lee Kwan Woo)
Warriors v Hougang United 4-2 (Shi Jiayi, Miislav Karolgan 2, Erwin Gunawan; Mamadou Diallo, Azhar Sairudi)

Singapore football is changing. At Choa Chu Kang yesterday Warriors needed three late goals to overcome plucky Hougang. Once upon a time it would have been SAFFC v Sengkang Punggol. Another example of the changing football scene. Neither Home nor Warriors are challenging for the title at the moment; instead tonight sees 3rd place Albirex Niigata take on Balestier Khalsa and 2nd place Tanjong Pagar hosted by Geylang International.

Malaysia Super League

Felda United v Terengganu 1-2
T Team v Perak 2-0
LionsX11 v ATM 3-1

1 – LionsX11 13 8 3 2 17-8 27
2 – Johor Darul Takzim 13 7 4 2 20-16 24
3 – Selangor 13 6 5 2 16-10 23

9 – Marlon Alex James (ATM)
6 – Fauzi Roslan (Pahang)
4 – Daniel Guiza (Johor DT), Amri Yahyah (Selangor), Patrick Ronaldhino Wleh (PKNS)

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