Football 39 Years “There are Back”

Blackpool 9 years ago was on the brink to drop out of the Football League. Now they are back in the Land of ‘Milk and Honey” the Premier League. Cardiff City was expected to join West Bromwich and Newcastle into the Promised Land but at Wembley it did not happen. Ian Hollaway the Blackpool Manager outwitted Dave Jones Cardiff Manager with his teams enthusiasm and never say die attitude even though they were twice behind.

Cardiff City has been in the the news as a consortium from Malaysia has bought into the shares of the club and expected them to be in the Premiership. Extracted statement,” Vincent Tan and his group’s recent purchase of a controlling stake in Cardiff City (by the way, Cardiff City is in the playoff for the Premier League) … and all of a sudden,The potential upside to a Cardiff City promotion is tremendous. It’s not going to be taps that we are going to open, it’s going to be floodgates .”

However it turned out to be a momentous day for Blackpool and we saw a scintillating game and a dramatic game with 5 goals in the first half. Blakcpool won 3-2 and many congratulations to them.

The consortium will need to bear with Championship Football for another season or more as Cardiff City will do well to even come as close as to even sniff Wembley turf. It gets even harder as there are always an “Indian Sign” hanging over the Wembley Play-off Losers.

It isn’t always rosy for any company to take over a football club riddled with debts eventhough the facilities are all  first class.The structure might be in place but Cardiff will need more than a miracle worker or consortium to make her dream of Premiership Football alive. Back door through Football bookies or betting syndicates could just be an answer.Hmmm.

But British Football will not easily fall prey to what happened to Malaysian Football at its pinnaclein the 90’s. Whoever thinks that football is short term fast gains better just use their money some where else where it could generate faster gains.

The recent headline news of “Sports Betting License Approval” by the Malaysian Government was also to assist the consortium to advertise the company responsible as millions usually tune in every weekend to follow the Premeirship. This indeed is a Dampener and ‘Bad News” as far as Advertising Action Plans goes. However to the opposition voices in the legalised betting saga this Blackpool Win is a Blessing in disguise.

Blackpool for 39 years have lived their dream and today they have not only joined the Big Boys but the Reality is that they are Back to where they should be. The whole town and the community will welcome the Chelseas,MUs,Arsenals and Liverpools to Bloomfield Road (home ground) and they will  enjoy every minute of it in the 2010-2011 season.

 Cardiff City and the new partners so near and yet so far.They had expected a 90 Million Pounds Windfall by going to the Premiership but Blackpool Won on the Day……

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Liverpool”Ballistic..!Nuts..!F…Hell”

Paul Masefield at Channel 812 ESPN was spot on. The Liverpool fans must be tearing their hair out,going ballistic and tearing up Rafael Benitez photographs into shreads and doing moon stomping on it. The word is “NUTS…and F…Hell according to my friend who is a Liverpool fan and he just doesnt understand what this Spanish Manager has got in his mind.

Its time for him “Rafa” to just quit and get out of Anfield. 4 points behind Manchester City and City has a game in hand with 5 games remaining. What the “tut tut tut” is he thinking off changing Torres a world class striker with 25 minutes left with Ngog. This is too much and for Liverpools sake its time for him to be replaced. Rafa got it all wrong and maybe he was thinking to protect Torres for the Benfica match in midweek.

The result 1-1 and if Torres was still on the pitch who knows he could have assisted even to play Babel or Ngog for the winner. Stevan Gerrard the captain was also caught on camera scratching his head in disbelief with the managers decision and also Liverpool fans worldwide . 

Liverpool is really a club in turmoil with Rafa Benitez a dead man walking as the team lurch from one crisis to another, out of the title race, out of the FA Cup and now edging closer to missing the 4th Champions League spot.

 Liverpool should be challenging for the Premiership instead now they are only considered as one of the teams for the 4 Champions League places. How very sad..!! Now wonder all the Liverpool faithful fans are throwing tantrums everynow and then. Rafa has overstayed…..

MCA Donald”7 Wins And Home Free”

Innovative! Creative! Eye Catching and Certainly a  Plus point for Donald Lim to back a Winner. This is what Paul Scholes of Man.united has to say,”The bottom line is that if we win all our matches we’ll win the league.” Manchester United can win all their remaining seven games to retain their Barclays Premier League crown.
Chelsea,Liverpool and Arsenal MCA voting delegates will need to think twice as Donald Lim is  a big fan of the Manchester United football club. No wonder they always say even now,” FOOTBALL EVERYWAY IS CLOSELY LINK TO POLITICS” Do we need to elaborate further.??
Of course politics is serious business but one must know how to carry the message across to win votes. Donald Lims campaign is no different and we hope he does pull it off at this MCA elections on 28th March 2010.  
Donald Lim also said,”I hope leaders from Selangor will be united. But will the Selangor MCA leaders be united just like Manchester Uniteds team players who will need no extra push or incentives as they look forward to an unprecendented 4th title in a row and also overtaking arch rivals Liverpools 18th Title.
Lim is focusing his attention on Selangor because he said the state was very important to Barisan Nasional. “MCA suffered a huge setback by losing many of our state and parliamentary seats in the general election.”
All the bests Donald Lim from all of us at audie61.

“Politics..All is Forgotten Today..”

(The rants and fury of Rafael and Ferguson)

Its Sunday and the kickoff between Liverpool and Manchester United  is only hours away. It will be at Anfield the home of Liverpool where the two most supported teams in the world will be locking horns and the worlds football fraternity and neutrals too will surely focus on this match.

Its an ADVERTISEMENT FIELD AND PAY DAY and with 36 titles between them who could ask for more? The football mega stars of Torres,Gerards,Giggs,Rooney will give centrestage to Michael Owen who was once a Liverpool favourite son but now wears the colours of rivals Manchester United. Will the fans give him a well deserved standing ovation or will they turn on their former favourite son ( Betrayal Huh..!!).

Also this game looks beyond the two Managers in Sir Alex Ferguson and Rafael Benetiz .(even his late father Paco  said,”was a stubborn child. “It wasn’t humanly possible to convince him” What did they say about Alex Ferguson..we leave that to another day..Hmmm.. smells of a tinge of politics here.

Similarly it reminds of former favourite son of  UMNO  Anwar Ibrahim. Wonder whether Manchseter Uniteds ardent fan PM Najib will have a wager with his former colleague in UMNO Anwar on the result of this match? Will we ever know? Nowadays its just a phone call away and a Teh tarik and Nasi lemak (Malaysian favourite food and drink)  will still get your Adrenalin pumping..

Tonight this game takes centrestage eventhough there are other games on offer with Manchester City taking on Fulham,Bolton against Everton and the London derby of West Ham taking on free flowing Arsenal at Upton Park.

Oooh No Jabu.. Samy Vellu is Also Screaming”

It was supposed to be like any Saturday when the families will go shopping and have a good Saturday breakfast. Sunday is of course reserved to pay homage to the One and Only Almighty Creator for those of the Christian faith. What would you just imagine the folks who will be attending services be talking about?

 Its either going to be Jabus press statement on Penans or the MIC delegates conference. The thing with Sammy Vellu is that he has already mentioned everyone will DIE(  of course we would political sarcasm to the extreme)  which in itself is the yardstick and an indicator that all is not TOO WELL IN THE BN FAMILY. Moreover it is being analysed now by most political whose who or spin doctors that Sammy Vellu and MIC has seen better days. One of the reports HERE.

We do not want to take the SHINE off the Article but this creates a rather interesting read,”Sammy Vellu allowed delegates to speak up against a government, of which he was minister for nearly 30 years, and in which his party is still represented by a minister and two deputy ministers.” To anyone who follows MIC politics this is just the tip of the iceberg and in we are pretty sure that UMNO will not let this just slip by their fingers.  Aaaaaahhhhhhhhh!! .

On the Sarawak front though,”Jabu as deputy Chief Minister meanwhile is singing a different tune from PRS President James Masing and SPDP president William Mawan. Can anyone tell us what is the Political Strategists / Press Secretary of Jabu doing? Im not about to apple polish our dear Deputy Chief Minister Jabu as I sat down with another one DCM Chan yesterday at a Food Fair having local delicacies. The topic of conversation would be politics and what is happening in Sarawak…..plus of course the FOOD MMmmmm nice “Ayam Pansuh” 

Here goes my dear DCM if you do not know and need reminding as there are too many Sarawak tasks and responsibilities to cover,” What are your people who are supposed to inform you doing.? Arent they tasked or paid to inform you as their bosses WHAT NOT OR WHAT SHOULD BE SAID ? If this was not Sarawak or Malaysia for that matter Jabu would have incur more than the peoples wrath but also would be fearing for his life let alone his family. Please,please,please. I am not threatening but its its the REALITY of the information and technological age whereby Politicians will be judged by their press statements and actions.

What makes Chong Chieng Jin MP for Kota Sentosa so well liked by the voters while the ruling government hates his guts. Believe me we know as we are the people on the ground. For that matter PKR Dominique may have to learn a bit more to ensure that he is reelected again. I’ll bet my last $ that Chong will be another term YB. 

Of course one would remember how Sammy Vellu screamed at the opening of the MIC delegates congress.  MIC president S Samy Vellu said BN must deliver on its promises collectively as one coalition, and not individually as component parties in a veiled reference to the lack of support from Umno.

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He said the people regarded the BN as “one” and not as separate entities.”The people only see us as BN and the 1Malaysia government. So let us partner to prosper the people.” 

Without a doubt now the people who are supposedly preparing and doing the fine details of the political speeches must be accountable for their actions. The politicians does not just simply blah blah and blah unless they so decide themselves as LOOSE CANNONS.

 It must be noted that out of this whole sad political affairs that is happening in Malaysia for Jabu and Sammy something good surfaces. It just goes to show that Politicians when they come to office as YBs or Ministers needs to employ the bests political brains/strategists or else they will just tagged another “USELESS AND WORTHLESS PEOPLES REPRESENTATIVE”  It’s sad that this scenario is happening in Malaysia but we need to do some HOUSEKEEPING in order that our YBs do not become sub standard and in due time be just like another TREE LEFT TO ROT (pardon my language) on a  trafficless and unjamed Road.(unattended)

We say as always,” Something good will come out of all this..We HOPE……..)

‘Cawat” Issue..Stay Clear Wanita’s??

Updated 28th July :- Sms sent to Secretary General of PRS– Wilfred Nissom.Thank God and Glad there is no burning of PAS Flags.We are better than that.

Updated 28th July 9.30am- Headlines “Gathering to burn PAS flags put off,says PRS man. The full story can be seen in Todays Borneo Post Article page 12. Was this our timely intervention with our article and thus someone politically connected with the Prime Minister’s department raised the ALARM BELLS. Thank God or else all Hell would have broken loose. 

Last Friday before I posted the article on ” Wanita PKR Sarawak- A New Dawn” I asked PRS Batu Lintang Wanita Chief and Treasurer are they ready if chosen at an instant to stand for the coming elections. Of course, they said we are in politics not only to serve and fight for the party but also groomed to take over. In my article I mentioned ,” PRS has yet to field any wanita candidate but it is speculated by PRS members that the current Wanita chief Doris Brodie is being groomed to be a candidate. How ironic it is today she seems to grab the headlines and suddenly appears? Something is brewing and are they any connections to the New Dawn?

This is what she said in the Sunday Borneo Posts,’

Expressing anger over Hadi’s remarks about Batang Ai voters recently, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) women chief Doris Sophia Brodie said yesterday the remarks reflected the type of leaders PAS and PR have.

“Obviously, PAS and Pakatan are not ethnic-sensitive, thus they can forget about making their existence felt in Sarawak especially in Dayak dominant areas. On top of that, it is such remarks that stir racial tension,” she said.

“I think what Hadi said should hit the nail squarely for Dayak opposition leaders. Clearly, Pakatan and PAS do not have them or the Dayak at heart, to them the Dayaks are just to make the numbers and their laughing stock.

In this respect, she said the PRS women of Batang Ai, Simanggang and Bukit Begunan divisions would come out in full force to support PRS Batang Ai youth in its plan to burn PAS flags in Engkilili town todayk.

We are at bests trying to STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM THIS ISSUE AS POSSIBLE. However,we know that a fire would not have started  if the sparks are not lighted.Sarawak Wanita Chiefs from PKR/DAP/PAS/SNAP should not only stay silent on this issue as the Wanita Chief from PRS  has already lashed out. Recently joined PKR former MCA leader Chua Jui Meng would be telling you all,” A Politician is not a Politician if she/he keeps quiet.”

We received a number of smses but this from a senior a dayak leader and a former high ranking civil officer which will be open to your interpretations ,”Mrng bro.what Hadi meant was,dyks hv cawat political mentality.f u say dyks r well clothed 2 refer 2 hadi’s statement,once again hadi n d rest will laugh at n deride even phd educated dyk pol leaders ENDA NEMU RETI JAKO SINDIR” 

Burning FLAGS please,please,please I don’t buy that. It’s like Hooliganism in football where rival Fans taunt each other by burning flags on the terraces. Who has come out with this idea.? This is POLITICS AND NOT FOOTBALL.The person who has even initiated this idea let alone carry it out should be TAKEN AWAY and PUT IN JAIL AS THIS IS NOTORIOUSLY EVIL THOUGHT.

audie61 seriously take this as an attempt to instigate a TRULY EXPLOSIVE situation. It’s uncalled for even by PRS Batang Ai Youth. PM ‘s department and the authorities concerned should seriously look into this very  MINDLESS AND THOUGHTLESS  POLITICAL ACT. 

IN Malaysia we have enough problems with death and we do not need our political strategists from any political party be it BN/PAKATAN to even think of this. This will eventually lead to  even worse scenario. It only takes someone to singlehandedly take it a step higher,”TORCH PAS HEADQUARTERS” Then what will happen?

PM Najib we do not need to be reminded of the Brixton,Guildford,Manchester nor Liverpool riots where cities just burn through the night for seven to ten nights in the 80’s. (150 buildings damaged,30 burned down)

We say as always,”Politics is politics, but do not take it overboard and it will turn ugly and the whole country suffers. The country is already suffering economically and we do not need another FLAG BURNING THOUGHT to aggravate the precarious and fluid political situation.

SC Chan “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

 AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR OUR MENTOR WE WILL NOT POST ANY ARTICLE UNTIL AFTER THE CREMATION

STOP PRESS:-   Latest Update: SC Chan’s remains will leave for Cremation at the Kuching Buddhist Society Jhapeti Crematorium & Cremation Centre on 24th July,Friday at 9.30am and the ashes will be brought to St.Joseph’s Cathedral on 25th July,Saturday for the requiem Mass at 11.ooamcandles.jpgupdated please circulate through smses too:- The late SC Chan’s remains will be displayed  for people who want to pay their lasts respects at No:147C Rainbow Drive Jalan Ong Kee Hui Kuching. Kindly call Tino:-012 8882442 Vicky 016867738 for funeral arrangements which is expected to be this Friday. Please forward message to friends of our departed SC Chan.  

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(SC Chan with Orange cap together with our members trip to Sri Aman)

On behalf of audie61 and crew we would like to express our deepests sympathy to the family of our “dear friend” SC Chan (Chan Seng Chai- Malaysiakini Sarawak Correspondent) whose sudden departure from this “earthly home” was a shock to many who know him. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

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He was very supportive of our activities in PRS Batu Lintang and was ever present at our functions and on behalf of 1536  members we would certainly miss him. Besides politics his love for his team Liverpool remains undiminished. We say to you our “top notch Journalist and friend of Batu Lintang”-“YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONEWE WILL MISS YOU..