Wearing a Galatasaray jersey given by my brother-in-law Azam, I made my fourth appearance on TV9's breakfast talk show Nasi Lemak Kopi O last Sunday.
Fellow guest was Selangor coach Dollah Salleh.
While the topic centred on the ongoing Euros, it was natural for compere Yatt (left) to congratulate Kedah on their 3-2 victory over Selangor in the FA Cup final the night before.
It was a double blow for Dollah, for he is an avid fan of the Dutch team, who were shown the exit by Russia in the Euro2008 quarterfinals hours earlier.
I said the Selangor defence were too generous in giving acres of space for the Canaries to wreak havoc. Even without topscorer Marlon Alex James and Cornelius Bernard Hugging or fondly known as Outlaw, Kedah proved to be deserving winners. To me, the final was the perfect advert for the local game. It had drama, a red card, five goals including one penalty and a controversial save on the line. What more can you ask? But surely you can't expect our teams to perform anywhere near the Russians.
I was surprised by the outcome of the Russia-Netherlands match but since it is universally accepted that Guus Hiddink is a master tactician, underestimate Russia at your own peril!
While waiting for our turn to take the stage, I chatted with a lady colonel who was accompanying her boss, Brig Gen Anuar Sabtu, Director of Education, Malaysian Armed Forces, to talk about the Army. Kol Fadzlette Othman Merican Idris Merican is no stranger to the Press. She is the Mindef Public Relations Deputy Director.
"Akak jemput datang ke media night Mindef, 30 Jun nanti. Jangan tak datang ya," said the colonel.