Monday, June 9, 2008
Ahhh...the aroma of nasi lemak kopi O
Venue - Studio C, Sri Pentas.
Platform - Live breakfast talk show Nasi Lemak Kopi O.
Date: June 8, 2008
Channel - TV9
There I was, wearing an old France strip (1994-95), stating on record that Germany would win the Euros.
Invited by who else but Wan Sab for a second time, I joined Aziz Desa, Yat and TV3 sports producer Mat Yusoff to talk about the ongoing European Championship in Austria and Switzerland.
Among others, I touched on the prospect of welcoming the emergence of new stars such as Karim Benzema, Mario Gomez and Alberto Aquilani as opposed to the established ones.
I suspected France would not win the title because they might fail to translate their technical superiority into goals, while Spain would remain perennial underachievers.
There was a question from the audience on England's absence and I categorically stated that they were not good enough to qualify let alone win it, while a caller opined the state of affairs of Malaysian football.
In response, I said I don't think Malaysian football would ever reach the heights attained by the 1972 and 1980 generations, first because of the climatic conditions, our society, the mentality of the players and the structure.
Then Aziz suddenly asked about the Champions Youth Cup, and I repeated what I said on RTM1 weeks earlier that it was due to the fact that the relevant parties did not give due respect to the FA of Malaysia.
"Kenapa?" asked Aziz. My retort: "Itu kena tanyalah bekas Menteri Belia dan Sukan."
I'm down for a slot with TV3 soon.