Monday, April 09, 2012
Mixed feeling inside
It is the time of the year for imposters to fall to the wayside and the true champion to surface. Year in year out, only Manchester United deserves to come out victorious to raise the English Premier League Cup.
Last night's 2-0 victory over Rashdan Yusof-sponsored Queens Park Ranger and a 0-1 Manchester City lost to Arsenal gave Man U an 8 point lead with 6 games to go.
That is as good as a done deal for Man U to but again take English Premier League Cup home to it's rightful place in Old Trafford.
The win against QPR could have been more, but thank God it is limited to 2 or Rashdan's statement, that it was a fair deal, will be another famous last word.
If not for the name Malaysia is on QPR, we would have cheered for a major drubbing to suppress the ego of Tony F. Newly relegated QPR has sealed a place to the relegation. Hahaha ... Tony F!
Man U's win comes with a mixed feeling for our friend.
Our friend of the Kuantan member-alumni waited 40 years finally see something victorious come out of Maine Road. It is almost like seeing the NY Mets and Chicago Cub wining any baseball pennant.
His whole conscious lifetime was about waiting for it to happen for Manchester City. Life is cruel buddy. The celebration for this season remains at Old Trafford and not at Maine Road. Maybe next year.
All along we've been teasing him to be with a winner. Join us, the perpetual winner!
He has his noble reasons to root for underdog. It is just like when we chose to root for Man U. It was not about being a glory seeker but also rooting for an underdog. The team had lost few players in that tragic 1958 Munich place crash.
The time Man U became our team of choice was in the 60s when then manager, Sir Matt Busby was rebuilding the team with exciting players like Dennis Law, Bobby Charlton and George Best.
It paid off instantly as Man U won the FA Cup in 1963, 1965, and 1967. In 1968, Man U won the European Cup by beating Benfica 4-1.
Despite those victorious years, the club had it's worst spell to be relegated to the Second Division in 1974. As true fan, we stayed loyal to the team. It paid off.
Man U bounced back the following year and won the FA in 1976.
Those days the glory of winning the FA Cup is more than the League Cup.
Man U began to dominate the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson. Since managing the club from 1986, this will be our 20th league title, Insya Allah.
Imagine the frustration and envy of one club after another that invited rich billionaires as shareholders to spend their stashed sterling pounds to buy players and think they can buy instant success.
No sireee ... watch my lips. Money cannot buy instant success. It's effort, dedication, and hardwork. Most important is to build a tradition, a winning tradition.
There must be culture of seriousness and that burning desire to want to win. Man U was 5 points leading and yet Ferdinand can still say, the title race is far from over.
Clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal are dime a dozen, but it can never compare to the building of this successful generation of Manchester United team. The fortune of the club comes with building a successful team.
For those Manager that is trying to rebuild the suckered company that sponsored the QPR team, the same basis should apply.
Stick to fundamental. Work from the basic. Why was these set of checklist from late Chairman Tan Sri Azizan in 2001 and 2003 here ignored by Management?
It shows the arrogance of Danny and Amokh.
Another thing is apply common sense. Without one, don't claim to have one with verbal bullshiting.
Ask ourselves: If the company can generate RM18 billion sales, savings here, cleanup there, and plugging holes like an 18 sterling pound sponsorship, it is not impossible to generate and be consistently profitable.
Did anyone ever thought of the MAS owned office in Earl Court's from the perspective of advertising cost? How much would it cost to advertise on MAS building at Earl Court's in suburb of London in the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea?
It could be a better more value per year than advertising on a soon to be relegated team and MAS will be seen on a premier league team anymore. Did anyone think about that when selling?
Are MAS management aware of the corporate objective of MAS here.
It's tiring to keep seeing "second division QPR managers" thinking of themselves as Premier Leaguers material.
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