06 May 2015

Malaysia Cancel Philippine Friendly For Circus Game

The World Cup Qualifying Rounds begin this year for Asian sides and Malaysia is no exception. They certainly have been drawn in a tough group with home and away ties looming against Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Palestine and Timor Leste.

Given the high expectations in Malaysian football you would expect the FA to be focussed on seeing their team reach their first ever finals wouldn't you? Certainly ties against the Saudi and UAE won't be easy.

But instead of lining up quality opposition the FA have ditched a proposed friendly against Philippines and decided to focus instead on meaningless friendlies against an uninterested, unfit bunch of Premier League players!

Laughable isn't it? Who needs the World Cup when you have the opportunity to rub shoulders with people from two faded EPL powers, Liverpool and Tottenham? And it won't even be the Malaysian national team that plays them...it will be one of them god awful selections which are all things to no one in particular except egotistical club owners whose idea of football is photo shoots with famous players.

There is absolutely no benefit in Malaysia playing  these two opponents. No benefit for the national team and no benefit for the national game. Instead a whole bunch of money will be spunked on the EPL prima donnas to allow them to travel first class and sleep five star while fans pay through the nose for the privilege to scream and swoon on cue.

The job of the Football Association of Malaysia is to develop football, not pander to the egos of its officials. Fans are calling for the games to be boycotted, #SayNoToCircusGames, and they are right to do so.

Playing a bunch of unfit, uninterested jet lagged professionals will not benefit the cause of Malaysian football one jot.



  1. good! so the pff can find a different opponent for a change!!!!

    1. and it's gonna be Guam or Taiwan? lol

  2. We experience another kind of circus. Where the media prioritize university sport over national team sports.

    1. Abs sports+action este abs basketball+nba replays
      ABS media hyping college sports Instead of national sports

    2. Imperial Manila tv networks tv5 gma and abs plus 1987 constitution.

      Republik of Manila mindset d2 raw dapat sa NCR lagi e2 raw kc ang sentro ng komersyo and capital market ng Pinas. Siyempre trend setter capital ng Pinas ang NCR.

      Mula sa nakakasuyang entertainment ng manila filmfest, mga tv programs hanggang sports ( best product PBA and PSL).

      ginawag Philippine league ng mga Oligarchs ang professional basketball and volleyball na wala namang representatives ang bawat region. mas maganda ibalik sa name na Micaa ang basketball league instead na tawaging PBA.

      Kung magiging federal system ang Pilipinas di na kailangang dumayo pa ng mga ahletes from visayas and mindanao sa NCR para mag training.

      Dahil sa federal system may freedom ang bawat region maging self sustaining na di laging umaasa sa national government and imperial Manila

  3. What if PFF can't find a good opponent? Then probably PFF could schedule a match with an actual club overseas. Or a UFL All-Star squad, which could be a better match that say Papua New Guinea.

    1. They should arrange a home friendly against New zealand or Tahiti now Malaysia declined
      Budget-wise no way PFF would go for an away game before June 1-5 then returning to Manila before June 11 then going to Qatar before June 16
      2 straight home games before going to Qatar to play against Yemen