Monday, August 26, 2013

Metallica Live in Malaysia 2013: Best Gig Ever

I repeat...BEST GIG EVER!!!


27th June 2013 was the date when I found out that Metallica will rock our shores....well actually our neighbor shores to be precise when they will perform a concert on 24th August 2013. Then only I found out that they have been performing at Singapore 20 years ago. Tix will start to go online from 29th June 2013 onwards.

By this time, I was contemplating of breaking all my savings that I've got in order to go to the gig. Then when I finished doing the budget required for the journey, I don't think I can manage to catch the gig live as the expenses are too high. Furthermore, its the same month as Raya and my wedding anniversary! How in the world am I going to get all that money? And then the next day, Ive found out that Smashing Pumpkins and Linkin Park are going to rock our shores on 17th and 19th August 2013. I was thinking what in the world are happening in Malaysia this August? All the best rock band that I follow are coming over in 1 month period!! If I've got the money, definitely I will rock all gigs. a father and the husband to my wife, how am I gonna put my rock bands before my family? So I've decided either I'm going to 1 of the gig (most probably Linkin Park) or not at all.

Then come the news....

Metallica going to perform in Malaysia.

What in the world?????

1st day when the ticket start selling 6th July 2013, the cheapest tix of RM195 has soldout! Before Raya, the next tix in line RM380 also sold out. I've bought mine right after Raya and celebrating my wedding anniversary. Ops.. need to rephrase the words, I've purchase the tix after raya as Erma pay for it as our wedding anniversary present. Thanks to my wife, I will get to watch my rockstar live before my eyes....

21st August 2013: The day of the concert

I reach Stadium Merdeka at around 6pm. Parking was really difficult to find, so I park where we need to pay about RM150 per parking (if you know what I'm talking about). The atmosphere outside the stadium is rocking! Everywhere you can see stall being set up selling Metallica shirts and merchandise. Even a few stall selling foods and drinks. The most rare stall that I saw was selling fake long hair either straight, curly or mohawk. You just name the color. Most of those who want to purchase original merchandise can get them from 2 of the official merchandise tent set up nearby the entrance of RM195 and another at the main entrance. Here a few pics outside the stadium

I was thinking to enter the stadium a bit late, but when I saw the crowd, change my mind and enter after Ive got the actual ticket from the ticket booth....Was thinking that my tix would locate me a bit far from the stage. Apparently it is closer than I imagine (and later turn to become the mosh pit!)

 The gig start with the opening act from local band Cromok. Choosing Cromok as the opening act is the best choice as no other band have the 'metal' aura like Cromok. They start at about 7:30pm right after the Maghrib azan. Since the place are still not pack, a lot of us muslim crowd which bring posters, flag, banner etc. use it to pray behind. Cromok end their session at about 7:50pm. Before Cromok start their session, we were being told that Metallica will start they gig at 8pm instead of 9pm schedule earlier. So once Cromok has end their session, we already start hyping up our senses. Btw, I was about to go crazy as I went alone as most of my friend has bought the tix way earlier which was either RM350 or RM198. So I was just thinking that just follow the flow. Luckily that Ive met my friend Shah as he walk in with his friend. Therefore Im not going to be alone after all...

Metallica concert start

During Cromok opening act, I was thinking for the worst as the sound system was bad. Then a few guys nearby also told that during the Linkin Park concert the sound system was bad as well. I'll just hoping that Metallica will still continue with their gig eventhough the sound system was bad. It took about 40 minutes for the crew finished setting up the band instruments. They start with Lars drums, then James guitar, Rob bass, rhythm guitar and finally Kirks.

My bad omen quickly wash away when the sound of Lars double pedal tested. I was thiking, "this will be a superb set up and the sound system will be great". After all instruments was completly set up, I am convince that the guys will surely put up their normal performance as what I've watch in all of their concerts recording.

Shah, Yap and me while the crew setting up the instruments

We also talk between us on what song that we really want them to perform, songs like "Fade to black", "Nothing Else Matters', "Sanitarium", "Master of puppets", "Seek and Destroy" all came into the picture. But we do agree that we are hoping Metallica will start the concert with "Master of Puppets".

The guys start their concert from 8:40pm onwards. The rest as they say are history.... Here are the setlist that the guys using for Malaysia gig

Its becoming a standard for them to use The Good, the bad and the ugly theme, "Ecstasy of Gold" to start of the gig. But this time its a bit special as they also include the clip from the movie itself. As Ive wrote about the song list that we want them to perform, apparently one by one become reality. Although a few of our favorites like "Unforgiven" and my personal favorite, "The day that never comes" didn't make it, the gig in overall was AWESOME.

By the time Master of Puppets performed, I have lost my voice and it is just the 2nd song!. Here are a few clips that I manage to record throughout the concert. I can record more, but I were busy enjoying my best concert that I've ever went.

They were great. Eventhough most of them already about 50 y.o. but they really can perform live without any problem. James know how to keep the crowd energetic...and the guys were awesome!! All song were sung together. Any chance to chant during the riff, instrumental were as if we were in Europe gigs. It was great. Much better than our neighbors I supposed.

My place has become the mosh pits. If you normally saw gigs in Europe where somewhere in the middle they will circle around and headbanging their heads together, that is where I'm located during the gig. There is 1 fellow that came alone and just join us out of nowhere start banging his head even before the gig start. He said he is warming up for the gigs by listening to his old samsung phone with small screen listening to Metallica songs.By the time "Harvester of Sorrow", he already on his knees! Exhausted even before the gig quarter through! hehehe...

As I watch around, most of the crowds 30's and above. Only a handful of Gen Y were sighted. I believe the younger generation now are more tuned to mainstream musics i.e. Pop and light rocks. The heaviest for them will be Linkin Park probably. What ever it is, the crowd was awesome! I also saw handful of foreigners (not bangla or nepalise) that attended the gigs as well.

It is by far the best gig I've ever attended. No regrets at all

I don't know whether they were just being nice to us or what, they were saying that they really didn't expect that Malaysia crowd would be like this and as it is their first visit to Malaysia, they were really eager to come back again soon.

The article in the Star last Saturday written by Michael Cheang says it all. Especially the paragraph,

 "Even if you were not a heavy metal fan, it would have been hard not to get caught up by the fervour of it all – the head banging, the air guitars, the moshing, the singalongs, and the electrifying energy emanating from the four musicians who seemed to be doing their utmost best to upstage every single artiste that has ever been to Malaysia.
At times, it was almost as if they were trying to make up for the 31 year wait Malaysian fans had to endure for them get here by giving us the hardest rocking concert these shores has ever seen in recent times."
You can read that article here
It was awesome, greatest rock night I've ever been. I need to emphasize here that the band didn't swear at all other than swearing to come again to rock our shores again soon.

and again....Best gig ever.
Thank you Metallica. To James, Kirk, Rob and Lars, please do come again. You are the best rock band that I've ever witness live.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Watsons Piala Malaysia 2013: Analisa kumpulan

Selepas undian untuk peringkat kumpulan selesai di buat, kawan mengandaikan begini:

1. Johor DT pasukan paling bertuah kerana di undi didalam kumpulan yang paling mudah.

2. Group of Death adalah kumpulan C di mana pasukan pantai timur bakal bertemu sesama sendiri dan Negeri Sembilan menjadi pasukan pengacau.

3. LionsXII juga berpeluang cerah untuk mara ke pusingan suku akhir. Namun bakal mendapat tentangan sengit daripada Sarawak dan Perak.

So this will be my prediction on which team that will proceed to the next stage. But before that, a few items need to be highlighted 1st:

1. Pasukan pilihan iaitu LionsXII, Selangor, Johor DT & Kelantan mempunyai peluang cerah menjadi juara.

2. ATM, Perak dan Sarawak juga mempunyai peluang jika berjaya mara ke peringkat akhir.

3. Pasukan lain yang perlu diberi perhatian adalah …….takde kot.

4. Pasukan yang bermain di halaman sendiri didalam 2 perlawanan terakhir peringkat kumpulan bakal menentukan siapa juara dan naib juara kumpulan.

Melalui jadual perlawanan yang mana kawan ada postkan sebelum ini, kawan merasakan pasukan yang akan layak ke peringkat suku akhir adalah:

Kumpulan A – ATM dan Selangor.

Kumpulan B – Johor DT dan PKNS.

Kumpulan C – Kelantan dan Terengganu.

Kumpulan D – Sarawak dan LionsXII.

Suku Akhir

LionsXII vs. ATM

PKNS vs. Kelantan

Terengganu vs. Johor DT

Selangor vs. Sarawak

Separuh Akhir

LionsXII vs. Kelantan

Selangor vs. Johor DT



Sebetulnya, jika ramalan kawan tentang perlawanan semifinal betul, Piala Malaysia tahun ini bakal menjadi antara yang terbaik dan paling mencabar. Ini kerana semua pasukan favourite mempunyai peluang untuk menjadi juara. Namun harus di ingat yang Kelantan selaku juara bertahan pastinya mempunyai kelebihan berbanding pasukan yang lain. Kawan agak sukar untuk menentukan siapa yang bakal menjadi juara kerana keempat-empat pasukan adalah yang terbaik untuk musim ini.

Kawan akan update analysis ini bila kesemua perlawanan peringkat kumpulan tamat kelak. Buat masa ini, just enjoy the matches and may the best team win!

Monday, August 12, 2013


6 Tahun....

Bagi ramai orang tempoh itu sekejap sahaja. Bagi kawan, macam2 telah kawan lalui sejak menjadi seorang suami dan ayah. Apa yang kawan lihat ayah dan mak dan cuba jadikan sebagai pedoman adalah amat terhad persamaannya.

Kami hidup di dunia yang berbeza. Sama seperti bila ayah membebel bila kawan nak beli itu ini, pergi sana sini, pabila dia mula membandingkan semasa dia kecil dengan sewaktu kawan kecil. Sekarang bila kawan nak membebel pada Ayra pun tidak boleh menyamakan zaman kawan kecil dengan zaman sekarang.

Semuanya berbeza.

Alhamdulillah, kawan dan Erma telah berjaya bertahan selama 6 tahun dan semoga ikatan cinta kami kekal hingga syurga.

Untuk itu, seperti tahun lepas, kawan membuat satu MV cikai bertaraf 1/2 bintang untuk memperingati kawan dan Erma tentang apa yang telah kami sama2 lalui selama 5 tahun yang sudah.

I love you Erma. Till Jannah. In Sya Allah

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Watsons Piala Malaysia 2013: Jadual Perlawanan

Pada 27.07.2013 yang lepas, FAM telah selesai menjalankan majlis pengundian bagi menentukan dimanakah letaknya setiap pasukan yang berjaya melayakkan diri ke Watsons Piala Malaysia 2013. Pasukan pasukan ini adalah terdiri daripada 10 pasukan yang menduduki tempat terbaik didalam liga Super Malaysia 2013, 4 pasukan terbaik Liga premier Malaysia 2013 & 2 pasukan yang melayakkan diri setelah melalui perlawanan play-off di antara 2 pasukan terbawah Liga Super menentang 2 pasukan ke-5 & ke-6 liga premier.

Berikut adalah kedudukan pasukan didalam balang mengikut ranking bagi memudahkan undian dibuat. Sedikit penerangan bagaimana penetapan pasukan dalam setiap balang:

Balang A: Top 4 pasukan Liga Super.
Balang B: Tempat ke 5 - 8 Liga Super.
Balang C: Tempat ke 9 & 10 Liga Super. Juara & Naib Juara Liga Premier.
Balang D: Tempat ke 3 & 4 Liga Premier. 2 pemenang pusingan play off.

Setelah undian selamat dijalankan, berikut adalah kedudukan setiap pasukan mengikut kumpulan:

Berikut adalah jadual perlawanan Piala Malaysia 2013 (Semua perlawanan bermula pada jam 8:45 malam kecuali dinyatakan):


Kumpulan A
Johor FA vs. Selangor  - Stadium MPPG 
ATM vs. Sime Darby - Stadium Selayang

Kumpulan B
PKNS vs. Johor DT - Stadium Shah Alam
Felda Utd vs. T Team - Stadium MPPJ Jam (4:45 petang)

Kumpulan C
PAHANG vs. KELANTAN - Stadium Darul Makmur
Terengganu vs. Negeri Sembilan - Stadium Sultan Ismail

Kumpulan D
PERAK vs. SARAWAK - Stadium Perak
LionsXII vs. Kedah - Stadium Jalan Besar (7:45 malam)


Kumpulan A
SELANGOR vs. ATM - Stadium Shah Alam
Sime Darby vs. Johor FA - Stadium Selayang

Kumpulan B
Johor DT vs. Felda Utd - Stadium Larkin
T Team vs. PKNS - Stadium Sultan Ismail

Kumpulan C
KELANTAN vs. TERENGGANU - Stadium Sultan Muhammad ke IV
Negeri Sembilan vs. Pahang - Stadium Paroi

Kumpulan D
SARAWAK vs. LIONSXII - Stadium Negeri
Kedah vs. Perak - Stadium Darul Aman


Kumpulan A
Sime Darby vs. Selangor - Stadium Selayang
Johor FA vs. ATM - Stadium MPPG

Kumpulan B
T Team vs. Johor DT - Stadium Sultan Ismail
PKNS vs. Felda Utd - Stadium Shah Alam

Kumpulan C
Negeri Sembilan vs. Kelantan - Stadium Paroi
Pahang vs. Terengganu - Stadium Darul Makmur

Kumpulan D
Kedah vs. Sarawak - Stadium Darul Aman
PERAK vs. LIONSXII - Stadium Perak


Kumpulan A
ATM vs. Johor FA - Stadium Selayang
Selangor vs. Sime Darby - Stadium Shah Alam

Kumpulan B
Felda Utd vs. PKNS - Stadium MPPJ (4:45 petang)
Johor DT vs. T Team - Stadium Larkin

Kumpulan C
Terengganu vs. Pahang - Stadium Sultan Ismail
Kelantan vs. Negeri Sembilan - Stadium Sultan Muhammad ke IV

Kumpulan D
Sarawak vs. Kedah - Stadium Negeri
LIONSXII vs. PERAK - Stadium Jalan Besar (7:45 malam)


Kumpulan A
Johor vs. Sime Darby - Stadium MPPG
ATM vs. SELANGOR - Stadium Selayang

Kumpulan B
PKNS vs. T Team - Stadium Shah Alam
Felda Utd vs. Johor DT - Stadium MPPJ (4:45 petang)

Kumpulan C
Pahang vs. Negeri Sembilan - Stadium Darul Makmur
TERENGGANU vs. KELANTAN - Stadium Sultan Ismail

Kumpulan D
Perak vs. Kedah - Stadium Perak


Kumpulan D
LIONSXII vs. SARAWAK - Stadium Jalan Besar (7:45 malam).


Kumpulan A
Selangor vs. Johor FA - Stadium Shah Alam
Sime Darby vs. ATM - Stadium Selayang

Kumpulan B
Johor DT vs. PKNS - Stadium Larkin
T Team vs. Felda Utd - Stadium Sultan Ismail

Kumpulan C
Kelantan vs. Pahang - Stadium Sultan Muhammad ke IV
Negeri Sembilan vs. Terengganu - Stadium Paroi

Kumpulan D
Sarawak vs. Perak - Stadium Negeri
Kedah vs. LionsXII - Stadium Darul Aman

Perlawanan yang di bold adalah merupakan perlawanan tumpuan.

Jadual perlawanan Suku akhir ke final:

Analisis pasukan dan perlawanan akan bersambung in the next post.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Liga Super Malaysia 2013

Liga Super Malaysia telah melabuhkan tirainya dengan LionsXII menjadi juara buat kali pertama. Season lepas LionsXII menjadi naib juara kepada Kelantan. Dengan dibarisi 100% pemain Singapura, V Sundramoorthy berjaya mengadun pemain berpengalaman seperti Shahril Ishak, Baihakki Kaizan, Hariss Harun, Isa Halim, Safuan Baharuddin & Izwan Mahbub dengan pemain bawah 23 Singapura menjadikan LionsXII mempunyai masa depan yang cerah. Berikut adalah kedudukan terakhir liga selepas tamat semua perlawanan.

Kelantan dan ATM yang menjadi favourite di awal musim nampaknya gagal untuk menyerlah. Bagi ATM pula, setelah beraksi agak cemerlang musim lalu menjadi juara liga Perdana, gagal untuk menyerlah walaupun pernah mengungguli carta liga di pertengahan musim. Konsistensi gagal dijelmakan apabila ATM merudum di 5 perlawanan terakhir musim.

Bagi Kelantan pula, kehilangan beberapa tonggak dan jadual liga, Piala FA & Piala AFC yang amat padat memaksa The Red Warriors bermain dengan jumlah game yang lebih banyak dari pasukan seperti LionsXII dan Johor DT menjadi punca below par performance di 1st half of the season. Setelah terkeluar dari persaingan AFC, Kelantan berjaya mencari konsistensi mereka dengan merangkul Piala FA menewaskan Johor DT dan beraksi cemerlang dalam baki perlawanan liga dengan kemenangan dan tanpa bolos.

Namun berlainan pula dengan Selangor. Pasukan bimbingan Irfan Bakit menjadi pasukan terbaik Malaysia selepas berjaya menghuni tempat naib johan sekaligus otomatik layak ke liga AFC musim hadapan. Walaupun mempunyai masalah yang sama seperti Kelantan, Selangor berjaya mengekalkan konsistensi mereka ditambah pula keampuhan jentera serangan gandingan Amri Yahyah & Forkie Doe menjadikan Selangor layak menduduki tempat kedua liga.

Untuk keputusan penuh perlawanan liga, klik di sini

Berikut pula adalah kesebelasan terbaik liga mengikut prestasi sepanjang musim 2013

Astro telah memilih Badri Radzi sebagai Most Valuable Player (MVP) season 2013. Dan bagi kawan, Shahril Ishak juga layak dinobatkan sebagai MVP musim 2013.

Tahniah kepada LionsXII kerana merangkul juara musim 2013. Moga musim depan, kita bakal menyaksikan persaingan yang lebih sengit dalam liga ini dengan kemasukan pasukan undefeated, Sarawak dan Sime Darby yang menggantikan Negeri Sembilan dan Felda United.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Eiz Zara Eisyah

Eiz bermaksud Kekuatan (Strength).
Zara bermaksud Puteri (Princess).
Eisyah bermaksud Kehidupan (Life).

Dan begitulah nama puteri kedua kawan.

Unlike kakaknya Ayra, Zara lahir di siang hari 9hb May 2013 pada jam 11:37am. Setelah berjuang selama sejam, akhirnya Erma selamat melahirkan anak kedua kami.

Prior to Zara birth, kitorang ada memikirkan siapa yang akan menjaga Ayra bila Erma sakit nak bersalin. Alas, kitorang opt to send Ayra dalam jagaan abang Erma yang tinggal tak jauh dari rumah kami. But, as its been destined, Erma bersalin di hari bekerja. So Ayra selamat di dalam jagaan nursery dia. So, kawan dapat fokus pada Erma dari awal sehingga selesai masuk wad.

Syukran Jaziran Ya Allah atas kurniaan ini.

Will blog when I get the chance.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stay fit please, Mozehan

Kawan sekarang berumur awal 30-an (ceh!). Mempunyai polar pemakanan yang tidak sihat. Kurang bersukan. Berpotensi untuk menhidapi darah tinggi dan kencing manis melihat kedua ibubapaku yang memilikinya. Maka, kawan boleh simpulkan yang kawan ini dah tau, tapi buat-buat tak tahu.

Kawan suka bersukan. Bola padang, futsal, badminton, jogging, berenang adalah antara yang kawan minat. Masalahnya kawan tidak mempunyai teman yang cukup ramai untuk menjalankan aktiviti ini. Almaklum, kebanyakan rakan-rakan, pabila sudah berkahwin lebih gemar beriadah bersama keluarga. Itu tidak kawan nafikan, kawan pun suka (hehe) tetapi lebih seronok untuk mengeluarkan peluh sewaktu bersukan.

Kawan suka makan. Waktu zaman U dulu, kawan pun memang suka makan. Namun, berat badan kawan boleh maksima ke 56kg sahaja. Namun, bila masuk alam pekerjaan...bagai dipam-pam. Lagilah pabila berkahwin....Pernah berat kawan hampir jejak 80KG! Adoi!! Masa tu kawan pikir, kalau terus macam ni, memang cepatlah penyakit berkaitan jantung menyerang kawan. Mana tidaknya, semua makanan beli di kedai. Goreng-gorengan sesaja. Tahap kolesterolnya....Nauzubillah.

Alhamdulillah, kawan bertekad untuk merubah semua itu. Terutama sejak awal tahun lepas. Bagi memberi motivasi untuk Erma menurunkan berat badannya, kawan sign her up for gym. Sekali dengan kawan pon terjebak. Kerana memikirkan pada masa tu, kawan memang tidak bersenam langsung. Tetapi seperti biasa, hangat-hangat taik ayam menyerang kami berdua. Itupun kerana niat asalnya untuk berhenti sebelum bulan puasa dan akan sambung semula selepas raya. Hm.... rupanya laut.

Kemudian TMJ muncul untuk membina empayar Johor. Eh, apa kena mengena semua ni dengan TMJ dan Johor DT? Sejak musim 2013 bermula, maka bermulalah kembali kawan bersukan. Kawan y7yubvvvvvvikkkkkkkkkk,lbl';n,';[gv'b vcl, bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

Heheh...Sorry. Ayra berblog sekejap tadi.

Kawan mula menyertai aktiviti Johor Fan Club Lembah Klang(JFCLK). Niat awal cuma untuk membeli jersi Johor DT sahaja kerana mereka senang untuk mendapatkan merchandise Johor yang original, namun nak dijadikan cerita...terjumpa pulak dengan rakan sekolah agama kawan dulu, Rashidi. Rupanya dia merupakan AJK yang aktif dalam JFCLK. So bermulalah aktiviti kelab bermain futsal, tengok game bola live sama ada di stadium atau di lokasi yang di beritahu dan bermain bola padang.

Maka bagai pucuk dicita, ulam mendatang ler...

Namun, bagi kawan...itu semua belum cukup. Polar pemakanan kawan yang...ntahapaapaentah pon perlu diberi perhatian.. Maka kawan mengambil inisiatif dengan berbekalkan teknologi terkini, memuat turun (rasa sungguh poyo plak tulis semua dalam BM rasmi) aplikasi yang boleh track aktiviti kawan. Banyak gak yang kawan survey, nyudahnya kawan guna

Ia boleh track berapa kalori kita consume, berapa burn calories kalau kita beriadah. Ia juga boleh track berat badan kita dan set target kalori sehari yang kita perlu consume untuk mencapa berat badan yang kita inginkan.

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Cuma seperti aplikasi lain, semua bergantung kepada kita. Nak ke tidak isikan setiap hari menatang nih. So far, kawan on and off isikan diari kawan. So nasiblah... Oh lupa plak. Ia boleh dimuat turun dari Google Play or Appstore.

Jadi kawan nak further improve and discipline myself in order to keep myself fit and healthy. So kawan berniat untuk membeli gajet kesihatan seterusnya yang bakal memudahkan kawan keep track of all my activity from waking up in the morning until I open back my eyes after sleep at night. Buat masa ni, kawan bagi tengok gambarnya dulu, next post kawan akan terangkan lebih lanjut...

Nike+ Fuelband


Jawbone Up


Fitbit plus

 or the latest version which going to be launch Spring 2013

Fitbit Flex

If nak tau lebih lanjut, korang google ler menatang-menatang ni...sebelum kawan explain kengdian..


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Malaysia FA Cup 2013

Piala FA Malaysia sudah memasuki pusingan Suku Akhir. Cuma Sarawak sahaja yang masih menunggu lawan mereka antara Kelantan atau Selangor PKNS di peringkat Suku Akhir.

Jadual-jadual penuh perlawanan Piala FA adalah seperti berikut:

Pusingan Ke-2
1 April 2013
Kelantan vs. Selangor PKNS

Suku Akhir

6 April 2013
Kelantan/Selangor PKNS vs. Sarawak
Negeri Sembilan vs. Terengganu
Johor DT vs. Selangor
Pahang vs. Sime Darby FC

16 April 2013
Sarawak vs. Kelantan/Selangor PKNS
Terengganu vs. Negeri Sembilan
Selangor vs. Johor DT
Sime Darby FC vs. Pahang

Separuh Akhir: 25 & 28 Mei 2013

Finale: 26 Jun 2013

FAM telah mengubah format perlawanan musim ini dengan memperkenalkan perlawanan timbal balik bermula pada pusingan suku akhir. Kawan melihat perkembangan ini bagai menyamakan Piala FA Malaysia dengan Piala Liga Inggeris. Mungkin FAM berpendapat dengan mengubah format ini dapat menarik minat penyokong kedua-dua pasukan bertanding dan menaikkan rating Piala FA ini.

Bagi peringkat Suku Akhir, kawan melihat pertembungan Johor DT menentang Selangor merupakan perlawanan pilihan. Selepas Selangor berjaya membelasah Johor DT 4-1 dalam perlawanan Liga Super di Stadium Shah Alam pada 9 Mac yang lepas, sudah tentu ramai yang mahu melihat bagaimana reaksi Johor DT menanti kunjungan Selangor pada 6 April 2013.

Bagi perlawanan lain, kawan melihat pasukan 'favourite' bakal meneruskan cabaran. Mereka adalah Kelantan, Terengganu & Pahang. Sudah tentu ramai yang melabel Johor DT sebagai 'favourite' untuk memenangi perlawanan timbal balik menentang Selangor. Tetapi bagi kawan, keputusan di Stadium Tan Sri Hassan Yunus bakal memberi petanda, siapa yang bakal mara ke peringkat separuh akhir. Jika Johor DT menang dengan margin 2 gol, mereka bakal layak. Namun jika Johor DT menang tipis dengan perbezaan 1 gol, maka Selangor mempunyai peluang cerah untuk mara ke peringkat seterusnya.

Melihat prestasi semasa, agak sukar untuk melihat Johor DT menewaskan Selangor dengan margin 2 gol. Tetapi seperti simpulan bahasa (?) bola itu bulat, apa-apa boleh berlaku dalam perlawanan ini.

Kawan akan update lagi pertengahan bulan depan bagi perkembangan terkini Piala FA.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Selangor 4 - 1 Johor DT: APTB

Its been a few days after Selangor menyedarkan Johor DT bahawa they are the real MSL title contender. Adakah bermakna memang benar Johor DT a MSL title pretender? Well time will tell.

Kawan* akan mengupas perlawanan ini dari beberapa aspek:

1. Teknikal.
2. Seorang fan Johor DT.


1. Player yang diharap, gagal untuk perform dalam game ini. While player Selangor, sama seperti player team lain bila menentang Johor DT are 100% motivated to defeat Johor DT. Player seperti Del Nero, Safiq & Ezrie gagal menyerlah membuatkan opponent mereka berjaya menguasai area mereka. I didnt meant that Selangor menang sebab player Johor tidak perform. As I mention, they are motivated and national player like Amri Yahyah, Mahalli & Kunanlan step up and perform very well.

2. From tactical point of view, Hj. Irfan like he said for the 1st time this season he manage to assemble his 1st XI as all his main player are back from injury. In another word, he can field his strongest 1st XI. And most importantly, they play as they were told and perform.While Fandi fielding his best XI at the moment only without Safee playing due to his injury.

3. Selepas 2-0 & Peter dilayangkan kad merah. Fandi mengubah formasi ke 3-5-2 yang mana aku nampak player seperti belum mampu menggalas tanggungjawab baru mereka. Disebabkan peralihan posisi, Selangor berjaya menggunakan peluang yang terhidang untuk menghukum Johor DT dengan 2 lagi gol lantas menguburkan segala harapan Johor DT untuk membuat comeback as they always do.

Seorang fan Johor DT

Kawan amat menantikan match ni. As my previous post, this will be the biggest away game that I can attend (as Kelantan too far like Singapore). And it is massive. Walaupun stadium tak penuh, tapi aku nampak fan Johor DT memang dah bertambah sejak TMJ investment dalam pasukan bolasepak Johor. Fan Selangor pulak, aku nampak mereka juga mula kembali menyokong team mereka as this season memang nampak Hj. Irfan sudah mula menunjukkan taring sebenarnya sebagai jurulatih tersohor negara. Ditambah lagi tetamu yang datang berkunjung adalah Johor DT, so fan Selangor pon bersemangat sama. Sama seperti pabila Kelantan berkunjung ke Shah Alam. Menyamakan Johor DT dengan Kelantan memang membanggakan kawan. And guess what? Both game Selangor win.
Back to the game....mengikut perkembangan semasa, kawan cuma harap Johor DT draw je game ni. Nak menang, selepas most of the time crawling back from the dead was very hard. Setakat lawan Kedah & Negeri Sembilan, boleh la. But Selangor is a totally different level. So bile Johor DT kalah, kawan kecewa sebab player gagal untuk keep their composure and play their heart out. A few rise above occasion. Macam Norshahrul, Guiza, Azinee & Kamarul Afiq. But the rest...menyedihkan (ya..including Safiq, I admit it).

But the fan...Johor DT fan was amazing! Kalau nak compare dengan fan Selangor, kitorang half of them. So memang ramai. And the is organize,, much much better than Selangor fan. Yelah, kitorang nyanyi lagu chant Johor i.e. Luaskan kuasamu Johor etc.Selangor fan just recylce the Inilah barisan kita to their tune. With the current situation at Sabah and yesterday game at Pahang, we were thinking their are singing for our troops battling in Sabah. rupanya..itulah their chant for Selangor team. Ceh! Kawan respect pada BOS, Flagpole & IJF yang willing to merge and orchestrate the fan. They are the best. Kawan lupa nak ambil gambar Ultra Selangor, gambar atas ini adalah the whole Selangor fan yang datang. While Ultra Selangor duduk kat belakang gol. Well, they are being outnumbered to our BOS, Flagpole & IJF.

Kawan gak respect to the rest of Johor DT fan. Walaupun dah kena 4-1, but still they watching the game until the final whistle. Gambar di atas ni adalah buktinya.

Kawan gak bangga sebab sekarang ni, Johor has increase its present in Malaysia football scene. The fan has increase tremendously. The team also are improving steadily. And the marketing...just imagine, kat luar stadium Shah Alam tu, out of 20 stall..18 will be selling Johor DT shirts and only 2 that selling Selangor & others. Itupon Kawan really hope this will be a start of real domination.

On another note, this will not be the end of Johor DT in Malaysia Super League. Its been 10 game, 4 win, 4 draw & 2 lost and sitting at #4 in the league. So it is a good sign for a complete new assemble team. I am impress with how Fandi have manage and coach the team. There are more good news (in my next post, of coz). And we still going to face Selangor in the FA Cup. So, kawan akan kembali ke Stadium Shah Alam in April to cover the match and hoping that this time we will win it.

Luaskan Kuasamu Johor!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Selangor PKNS vs. Johor DT

Last Tuesday night, aku menyaksikan for the 1st time JDT main live depan mata. They play an away game vs. PKNS @ Stadium Shah Alam. Yes, eventho aku sekeluarga baru balik dari Langkawi petangnya. Aku beriya nak tengok JDT main walaupon penat travel masih terasa.

Ok, this is my view of how JDT played. Awal permainan nampak sama seperti game vs. Kelantan, midfield being dictated by opponents. Nampaknya gandingan Safiq & Ezrie masih belum serasi. JDT played with 4-2-3-1 when attacking & 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 during defending. Guiza, Safee & Matyo played a rotation role up front. Mungkin kerana kecederaan Del Nero, memaksa Guiza play on either flanks. Matyo paling rajin mencari bola.

Bila Safee score JDT 1st goal, barulah control game. Defend memang superb. Overall JDT control game very well.

Fans plak.. Well, lawan team kelab ni memang macam ni kot. Their fan bole kira berapa ramainya. So JDT dah jadi macam home team plak. This will change bila vs. Selangor nanti. Salute to BOS, JFC, JMF for being Harimau Selatan Ultras. Diorang non stop chanting for JDT.

Overall aku satisfy how they played. Cume banyak improvement in midfield required. If not, that will become JDT lubuk for opponents. Moga JDT will start to be consistent as playing in a league require great consistency.

Luaskan kuasamu!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Johor Darul Takzim & Liga Super Malaysia

Aku pernah tulis dulu bahawa ada kemungkinan aku akan kembali fanatik menyokong liga tempatan. Sebenarnya bila The Red Warriors menang treble season lepas, aku dah mula kembali menonton liga tempatan. If dulu Selangor is the team to beat. Tapi sejak 3 musim lepas, TRW telah menunjukkan yang merekalah pasukan numero uno in Malaysia. Sayang sekali, prestasi dalam liga tempatan, gagal TRW terjemahkan dalam liga Asia.

Aku rasa musim 2013 adalah musim di mana kembalinya penonton menonton pasukan tempatan di setiap stadium. Fan TRW tak perlu dipertikaikan lagi. Mana ceruk pelusuk di Malaysia ni, mana tempat yang tiada orang Kelantan?.

Itu Kelantan, T-Team, ATM & tak lupa Lions XII sudah pasti akan cuba menggagalkan misi TRW musim ni. Tapi untuk aku, aku dah tak sabar untuk menyaksikan bagaimana Johor Darul Takzim beraksi. Mungkin bukan aku sahaja kot, satu Malaysia nak tengok bagaimana pasukan yang di barisi bintang-bintang tempatan dan juga antarabangsa beraksi. Mungkin dengan kehadiran Tunku Mahkota Johor selaku Pengerusi PBNJ yang baru, berjaya menyuntik semangat penyokong Harimau Selatan untuk kembali memberi sokongan kepada Harimau Selatan.

Berikut adalah senarai penuh pasukan Johor Darul Takzim:

Nama pasukan: Johor Darul Takzim.
Gelaran: Harimau Selatan
Stadium: Stadium Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos, Johor Bahru.
Pengurus / Ketua Jurulatih: Fandi Ahmad.

Senarai penuh pemain:

Penjaga Gol
Mohd Zamir Selamat
Yusri Suradi
Zulfadhli Mohamed

Ahmad Tharmini Saiban
Mohd Muslim Ahmad
Mohd Aidil Zafuan
Mohd Azmi Muslim
Mohd Tuah Iskandar
Mohd Rofi
K Sathiya

Mohd Safiq Rahim
Simone Del Nero
Mohd Nurul Azwan Roya
Mohd Tusri Abas
Ezaidy Kadar
Mohd Shahrul Azrin
Mohd Fazly Mansor
Mohd Redzuan Nawi

Mohd Safee Sali
Norshahrul Idlan Talaha
Daniel Guiza
Ahmad Syamim Yahya
Mohd Zaquan Adha

Berikut pula adalah jadual penuh Liga Super 2013

Bukan senang aku nak carik jadual perlawanan ni. Dalam website FAM pun tak ada jadual ni. Nasib baik dapat dari blog hai-kal (Tq bro) Kalau tak, jangan haraplah nak dapat. Cuma perlu edit sket yang kickoff untuk game Johor DT bukan 4:45pm, tapi 8:45pm.
Berikut pulak adalah jersi skuad Johor tahun ini:

Dengan ini, aku akan cuba untuk mengulas tentang pasukan Johor juga selain dari Manchester United. Tentu menarik la.

Luaskan kuasamu.