Perak coach Steve Darby is generous with his praise on Malaysian football but sometimes I feel he's too generous.
In Berita Harian today he remarked FA of Malaysia's tendency to look towards Europe does not hold water because Kedah's development program right under our noses is something we can be proud of.
Sure, Steve, perhaps you see the glass half full, so do I but let's agree to disagree. The only way for us to learn to raise our game is by venturing outside Bolehland.
OK, Khyril Muhymeen Zambri, Badrul Bakhtiar, Sabre Mat Abu, Fadly Baharum, Bunyamin Umar and Samransak Kram are good players. But honestly I don't see them setting the regional platform alight!
They are not half as good as Fandi Ahmad was during his pre-Ajax days or the late Mokhtar Dahari when he made his debut as a 20-year old against Kuwait in 1973.